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Two killed, six hurt as bus hits auto-rickshaw in Moulvibazar

Two people were killed and six others injured as a bus hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Moulvibazar’s Sadar upazila today

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BNP's polls boycott a conspiracy against country's sovereignty: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said BNP's non-participation in the 12th parliamentary election is part of its conspiracy against the country's sovereignty

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23rd Bird Fair at JU: A daylong celebration of wildlife conservation

Jahangirnagar University (JU) hosted its 23rd annual Bird Fair today, attracting a large crowd and stoking passion for wildlife conservation in Bangladesh

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Jaya Ahsan starrer ‘Bhootpori’ trailer hints mystical twist

The first look of the film was revealed on January 2, with its release date set for February 9. Today, the official trailer of Soukarya Ghosal’s directorial “Bhootpori” was released, marking Jaya's debut in a horror film.

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Dhaka’s Shoriful, Naim help down Comilla in BPL opener

Durdanto Dhaka got their Bangladesh Premier League 2024 campaign off to a winning start, courtesy of Shoriful Islam and Mohammad Naim, who helped down defending champions Comilla Victorians by five wickets in the tournament’s opener at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Friday. 

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Global tourism to reach pre-pandemic levels in 2024: UN

International tourism levels will be slightly higher than its pre-pandemic levels in 2024 boosted by an expected resurgence in Asia, the UN's World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said Friday

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Dengue continues to haunt us

Dengue continues to haunt us

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Shah Rukh Khan to reunite with Sanjay Leela Bhansali after 22 years?

Reports also hint that the production has already begun, and fans might receive the announcement of "Inshallah" very soon. 

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NZ chase down Pakistan to win fourth T20I

Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips combined to steer New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the fourth Twenty20 international in Christchurch on Friday, placing them on the verge of a series clean sweep.

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Shoriful stars with hattrick in BPL opener

Shoriful became the eighth Bangladeshi bowler to take a hattrick in T20s

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Xefer, Muza, Sanjoy drop new party anthem ‘Arale Harale’

In a recent musical collaboration, Xefer and Muza have joined forces to release their latest song, "Arale Harale", a vibrant and infectious party anthem that promises to set the dance floors ablaze in 2024. Teaming up with music producer and mixer Sanjoy, the trio has created a track that boasts an electrifying beat and also captures the essence of love in its most playful and celebratory form.

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Leave Anwara Park alone

DNCC is right to stand against efforts to commercialise it

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‘Main Atal Hoon’: Pankaj Tripathi’s stellar performance saves the day

In a biographical tribute to India's 10th prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the film “Main Atal Hoon” unfolds a sincere narrative of the late leader's life. Pankaj Tripathi's remarkable performance in the role is the standout feature, providing depth to Atal's legacy.

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Nearly 300 Myanmar soldiers flee to India after rebel gains

Nearly 300 Myanmar soldiers crossed the border into India to flee an advance by armed insurgents fighting the country's junta, an Indian paramilitary officer told AFP today

03:54 PM
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Thai court orders emergency plan to improve air quality

A Thai court on Friday ordered the government to come up with an urgent plan to curb air pollution within 90 days, as the kingdom braces for its annual peak of noxious haze

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Pakistan's civil, military leaders to review Iran standoff

Pakistan's top civilian and military leaders will carry out a security review today on the standoff with Iran, the information minister said, after the neighbours carried out drone and missile strikes on militant bases in each other's territory

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Garment export to EU falls

It falls 1.24% year-on-year to $11.36 billion in Jul-Dec period

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BPL 2024 gets underway following brief opening ceremony

The end of a brief 10-minute opening ceremony was marked by the use of coloured gas canisters, balloons and smoke bombs.    

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Habib Wahid drops new song featuring Debosrie Antara

Acclaimed musician Habib Wahid delivered his first track of this brand new year yesterday. This solo track titled “Mon Bojhena” also features the sultry-voiced songstress Debosrie Antara.

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Playwright Mannan Hira’s final play, 'Rongin Chorki', premieres today

In a poignant tribute to the late Mannan Hira's theatrical legacy, his final written play, "Rongin Chorki", is set to premiere today at 7:00pm in the National Drama Theatre at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Directed by Sajidur Rahman, this play marks the culmination of Mannan Hira's profound contributions to Bangladesh's dramatic arts.

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‘Jawan’, ‘Pathaan’ to compete with Hollywood action films for Vulture’s Stunt Awards

At Vulture’s second Annual Stunt Awards, 2023 edition, the Bollywood films will compete with Hollywood superstars Keanu Reeves's “John Wick 4” and Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”, the seventh installation of the “Mission Impossible” film series.

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Three Bangla films to release today

Three Bangla films involving Indian director, Bratya Basu’s directorial, “Hubba”, Chayanika Chowdhury’s “Kagojer Bou” and Mehedi Hasan’s “Shesh Bazi” have been released to theatres all across the country today – after a stale three weeks of the new year.

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No gas supply in Ctg due to 'glitch' in floating LNG terminal

Gas supply has been shut in Chattogram since morning due to technical glitches in the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) of liquefied natural gas at Maheshkhali, said Petrobangla in a press release

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Blue economy for Bangladesh's sustainable development

This area needs immediate policy support to utilise and conserve marine resources effectively

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Man dies after being run over by truck in Golapbagh

A man was killed after a truck ran him over in the capital's Golapbagh area early today.

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For whom the bell tolls?

The case of Prof Yunus is symptomatic of the erosion in the credibility of our institutions.

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US rules out possibility of not recognising Sheikh Hasina govt

The United States yesterday ruled out any perception that they will not recognise Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's fourth straight term in office

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'Oppenheimer' leads Bafta Film Awards nominations

Historical drama film "Oppenheimer", one of last year's highest-earning movies, led nominations for the Baftas with 13 nods on Thursday, but the omission of some favourites from Britain's top movie honours surprised fans.

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Conway misses Pakistan T20I match due to COVID

Bowling coach Andre Adams has also tested positive for COVID, NZC added.

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Russian teen sensation Andreeva earns remarkable win

Down 5-1 in the deciding set, Andreeva reeled off five games in a row.

10:55 AM
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Friday flavours and feels

There were always some guests who would drop by on Friday mornings and in those days, there were no pre-visit calls to check if it would be alright to drop by.

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UN, US call for calm after Iran, Pakistan trade strikes

The United Nations and the United States appealed for restraint on Thursday after Iran and Pakistan traded deadly air strikes on militant targets on each other's territory..The rare military action across the porous border between the heavily armed neighbours has further stoked tensions al

10:23 AM
10:23 AM

Rain likely in Dhaka, 3 other divisions: BMD

Rain and thunder showers are likely to occur at one or two places over Khulna, Barishal, Rajshahi, Dhaka, and Chattogram divisions.

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Dhaka’s air quality world's worst this morning

Dhaka again topped the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality this morning, with an AQI score of 311 at 8:30 am

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US spaceship lost over South Pacific after failed Moon mission

A crippled American spaceship has been lost over a remote region of the South Pacific, probably burning up in the atmosphere in a fiery end to its failed mission to land on the Moon

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Sinner lays out title credentials with Australian Open romp

Sinner is yet to drop a set in his three matches so far.

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NKorea says tested 'underwater nuclear weapon system'

North Korea said today that it had tested an "underwater nuclear weapon system" in response to joint naval exercises by Washington, Seoul, and Tokyo that involved a US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

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No handshakes as Sabalenka serves Ukraine's Tsurenko double bagel

Sabalenka ruthlessly handed 28th seed Tsurenko the dreaded "double bagel" in 52 minutes.

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'Too early to say' as Egypt sweat on Salah injury

The Liverpool striker went off late in the first half of the Group B game in Abidjan after appearing to clutch the back of his left leg.

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Ruthless Australia pummel depleted West Indies inside three days

The home side cement their position at the top of the World Test Championship (WTC) standings.

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When the mind gets foggier than the weather

There is an explanation, however infuriating, to each of the delightful conundrums in public work.

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Listed apparel exporters' profit drops 50% despite strong dollar

Bangladesh’s economy has been facing tough times of late as sustained high inflation, hike in interest rates and massive devaluation of the local currency continue to plague the country. In this series, we take a look back at how various industries fared amid the crisis in fiscal year 2022-23. Here, in the fourth instalment of the series, we placed listed export-oriented garment makers under the scanner.

07:30 AM
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Floor price lifted for most stocks after 18 months

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) yesterday withdrew the floor price for most of the stocks, 18 months after the measure was imposed, a move that is expected to bring back vibrancy to the market.

07:05 AM
07:05 AM

Car sales screech to 10-year low as prices accelerate

Passenger car sales in Bangladesh fell to a 10-year low last year as prices increased due to appreciation of the US dollar against the local currency and prevailing economic vulnerability across the nation, according to industry people and market data.

07:00 AM
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Cricket fan Butler wants improved football in Bangladesh

Peter James Butler is excited to take on the job of coaching BFF Elite Academy, and the UEFA pro-license holder is well aware of Bangladeshis' passion for cricket, a discipline he also enjoys.

07:00 AM
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BPL beginning in familiar ‘local style’

There was not much hype in the cricketing fraternity as it was business as usual for cricketers and organisers yesterday on the eve of the 10th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

06:15 AM
06:15 AM

World Bank, ADB promise more support but call for reforms

Both the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have assured they will continue supporting Bangladesh’s growth but stressed the need for economic reforms that are crucial for the country to become a developed nation.

06:10 AM
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BTCL, Teletalk asked to clear dues of Tk 3,000cr

The telecom regulator took a hardline approach as it demanded payments from two major state-run telecom companies, Teletalk Bangladesh Limited and Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL), asking them to clear dues amounting to a staggering Tk 3,000 crore.

06:02 AM
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Banks asked to open revenue account against projects

The central bank yesterday instructed banks to ensure the opening of revenue accounts under the name of the projects they fund in order to ensure smooth repayment of loans and their proper monitoring.

03:56 AM
03:56 AM

Racket change helps Medvedev thwart Ruusuvuori in marathon battle

 A change of racket helped Daniil Medvedev come from two sets down and prevail over Finland's Emil Ruusuvuori at the Australian Open on Thursday in a battle that stretched four hours and 21 minutes.

03:51 AM
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Napoli see off Fiorentina to reach Italian Super Cup Final

Napoli put aside their recent troubles on Thursday by reaching the Italian Super Cup final with a convincing 3-0 win over Fiorentina in Riyadh.

03:27 AM
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Who will rein in political thugs?

Russel's alleged death in a South Keraniganj torture cell serves as a wake-up call

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Munich's Allianz Arena prepares for final Beckenbauer farewell

Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena will bid a final farewell to Franz Beckenbauer on Friday as tens of thousands of people pay their respects to the German football legend.

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India coach Stimac rues 'silly mistakes' in second defeat

India, beaten 2-0 by Australia in their opening match, sit bottom of the group with zero points and no goals.

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Navigating dual-brand strategy

It is often believed that a dual-brand strategy is perfect for companies that want to confuse their customers twice as much! Many criticise the proposition of two brands sarcastically as “why limit your market failure to just one brand when you can fail with two?” Or “one brand just isn’t enough to hide all your mistakes.” Such views are particularly common when your lone brand is not performing well.

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Column by Mahfuz Anam: Where the PM should really be an ‘Iron Lady’

The PM's 'zero tolerance' against corruption should be implemented with 'zero delay.'

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‘Oshomoy’ is a timely reality check on our society

“Oshomoy” marks Kajal Arefin Ome's debut in the realm of web-films, adding a new dimension to his already impressive portfolio, which includes widely acclaimed content like "Bachelor Point" and "Hotel Relax," earning him a substantial fan following. While the director is renowned for producing predominantly commercial content, “Oshomoy” serves as a testament to his ability to surpass the expectations of his critics.

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Zia’s birth anniversary today

The BNP today celebrates the 88th birth anniversary of its founder Ziaur Rahman.

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46th BCS preliminary test on March 9

The preliminary test of the 46th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations will be held on March 9.

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3 suspected smugglers held with 1kg gold

Bangladesh Coast Guard yesterday detained three suspected smugglers near the Shah Amanat International Airport in the port city’s Patenga area, with a kilogramme of gold ornaments among other smuggled items in their possession.

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Road crashes claim four lives

At least four people died in separate road accidents in three districts yesterday.

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Is Dhakaiya food worth the hype?

The city of Dhaka has a rich history of delectable food that often dates back centuries.

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Houthi Targets In Yemen: US launches 4th round of strikes

American forces targeted 14 missiles that were ready to launch in Yemen, the US military said later on Wednesday, after Washington re-designated the Iran-backed Houthi rebels as a “terrorist” entity for their attacks on merchant vessels.

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Webb telescope discovers oldest black hole yet

The James Webb space telescope has discovered the oldest black hole ever detected, which was thriving so soon after the Big Bang that it challenges our understanding of how these celestial behemoths form, astronomers said Wednesday.

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Residents flee as Israel pounds Khan Younis

Israeli forces advancing into the southern Gaza Strip’s main city pounded areas near the biggest hospital still functioning in the enclave yesterday, sending patients and residents fleeing a battle they feared would lay the city to waste.

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Uttara-Motijheel: Metro to run till 8:40pm from tomorrow

Metro rail services on the Uttara-Motijheel-Uttara route will be available from 7:10am till 8:40pm, six days a week, starting tomorrow.

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How South Africa is challenging Israel at the ICJ: A case of obligation to prevent genocide

Most recently, South Africa has instituted proceedings in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel, accusing it of violating the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, in relation to its military operations against the Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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Progressive Legal Development on Abortion

With the Supreme Court of Mexico decriminalising abortion nationwide on 6 September 2023, Latin America continues to spearhead the movement for liberalising abortion laws. Each country in Latin America has different enforcement mechanisms for abortion laws. Some countries have allowed abortion only under certain circumstances e.g., in case of rape or when there is a health risk to the mother while some allow abortion up until a certain term of pregnancy; with a few banning it under all circumstances.

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Tax Act and the Anti-Corruption Commission

After the new Income Tax Act 2023 (the Act) was passed, a debate arose as to whether the Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) powers were curtailed by the said law. In this piece I argue that the new law did not curtail the powers of ACC. The argument will get clearer as we look into the provisions of the Act in this regard.

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Sinohydro admits misuse of duty-free benefits

Sinohydro Corporation, a Chinese state-owned company, admitted to misusing duty-free benefits in the case of equipment it brought in for Padma bridge’s river training work.

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‘Tired of playing hide and seek with myself’

A BCS cadre with the lucrative position of a diplomat, it may look as though Oalid Islam’s life has few problems.

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Gaza hospitals in ‘rapid deterioration’

A World Health Organization official on Wednesday described dire conditions in the Gaza Strip’s remaining hospitals, where patients are “waiting to die” due to extreme shortages of staff and supplies.

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Greenland lost more ice than previously thought

Climate change has caused Greenland’s ice sheet to lose 20 percent more ice than previously thought, according to research published Wednesday that used satellite imagery to track the retreat of glaciers over the past four decades.

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EU eager to scale up partnership with Dhaka

European Union Ambassador to Bangladesh Charles Whiteley yesterday congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her re-election as the prime minister for the fourth consecutive term.

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Election wasn’t participatory enough: CEC

The 12th parliamentary election was not participatory enough, but the nation could overcome a crisis through this election, Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal said yesterday.

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Indian Navy rescues crew after attack on ship

The Indian Navy said yesterday it had rescued the crew of a US-owned vessel in the Gulf of Aden after an attack by Yemen’s Houthi movement as tensions in the region’s sea lanes disrupted global trade.

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11 Chinese military planes cross Taiwan Strait median line

More than 20 Chinese military planes were detected around Taiwan, with 11 crossing a sensitive median line separating the self-ruled island from China, Taipei’s defence ministry said yesterday, the first significant show of force since the weekend’s presidential election.

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Thousands of Indian workers seek jobs in Israel

Thousands of men queued in India’s northern state of Harayana during a recruitment drive to send workers to Israel, where the offensive in Gaza, now in its fourth month, has caused a shortage of labour.

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JN.1, new Covid subvariant, is here now

The new subvariant of the coronavirus -- JN.1 -- has been detected for the first time in Bangladesh.

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Iraqi PM again demands US-led coalition leave

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani yesterday repeated his call for the US-led international anti-jihadist coalition to depart his country amid soaring regional tensions over the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

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Tension rises as Pak strikes kill 9 in Iran

Pakistan said it used killer drones and rockets to strike separatist Baloch militants inside Iran yesterday, in a retaliatory strike two days after Tehran said it attacked the bases of another group within Pakistani territory.

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India, Maldives seeking ‘mutually workable solution’

India and Maldives recently held a core group meeting on January 14 to address the issue of ensuring “continued operation” of Indian aviation platforms providing humanitarian and medical services, India’s ministry of external affairs said yesterday.

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Ukrainian drone hits targets in St Petersburg

Ukraine hit targets in Russia during a drone attack on an oil terminal in St Petersburg yesterday as part of a “new phase” in the region, a Ukrainian military source told Reuters.

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Bangladesh falls short of hajj quota again

Around 79,000 hajj quotas remained vacant as the last date of hajj registration ended yesterday.

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Dengue claims one more life

One dengue patient died while 29 others were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till yesterday morning.

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AL mulls taking ‘boat’ off local body polls

Against the backdrop of post-election infighting between the Awami League candidates and the “AL independents”, the ruling party is now actively considering not fielding candidates with the “boat” symbol in the upcoming local government polls, party insiders said.

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Inflation is the new normal

Suggest steps taken in the monetary policy

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Time for sweet-talking the govt is over: JPPP

Jatiyo Party Parliamentary Party (JPPP) yesterday instructed all party MPs to stop sweet-talking the Awami League government in parliament or showering it with praise, the way they did in the previous two parliaments.

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What’s the point of DoE?

The High Court yesterday expressed dissatisfaction at the Department of Environment for its failure to control pollution.

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Curbing Price Hikes: Govt planning concerted action

The government is planning a coordinated effort to rein in the soaring prices of essentials.

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TIB speaks the same language as BNP

Two ministers and one state minister slammed Transparency International Bangladesh yesterday alleging that its report on the national election was partial.

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‘Long road ahead, but we’ll prevail’

BNP believes that even if the road ahead is long, their ongoing “peaceful movement” will eventually overthrow the Awami League government.

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Housing at the cost of a pond

A 50-year-old pond with an expanse of 72-decimal area is being filled up with truckloads of earth in Brahmanbaria’s Bijoynagar upazila, flouting rules.

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Low turnout of female voters in Ctg

The January 7 national elections saw a frustratingly low turnout of female voters in most constituencies of Chattogram district.

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Khasru gets bail in four more cases

A Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to BNP standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury in four cases filed over political violence centring the October 28 BNP rally in Dhaka.

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Around 900kg adulterated spices seized

A mobile court yesterday sent one person to jail for a year for adding harmful substances to spice powders in the port city’s Chaktai area.

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Zoo animals suffer in silence

As a cold wave grips the country, animals in Rangpur Zoo are also suffering.

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Travelling abroad getting tougher for Biman employees

Biman Bangladesh Airlines yesterday declared that all its employees, including cockpit crew, will have to get approval from its managing director and CEO before travelling abroad, no matter the reason.

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Tk42 lakh Seizure: ACC arrests DC office surveyor in Narayanganj

The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday arrested a surveyor from the Narayanganj DC office in connection with the seizure of Tk 42 lakh on January 10.

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Tea production in 2023 hit all-time high

Bangladesh's tea production surged to a record high of 102.92 million kilogrammes (kgs) in the just-concluded year of 2023, according to the state-run Bangladesh Tea Board (BTB).

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