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Old Dhaka sitting on a bomb By Other | Last Updated: 21st June, 2018, 00:00

Around eight years after the Nimtoli fire tragedy, thousands of people living in parts of densely-populated Old Dhaka are still exposed to high risks of fire accidents due to extremely hazardous stocks…

 Old Dhaka sitting on a bomb

‘Don’t take fruits eaten by bat to stay safe from Nipah virus’

Medical experts suggest that people should avoid eating fruits partially eaten by bats to keep them safe from deadly Nipah virus. They warned of consuming any partially-eaten fruit, particularly…


New law soon to try drug kingpins: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday that her government is planning to formulate a new law and form a separate court to ensure highest punishment for drug kingpins and patrons. “A…


Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal down Morocco

MOSCOW: Cristiano Ronaldo followed up his opening game heroics at the World Cup with the only goal in a 1-0 win for Portugal against Morocco as the European champions edged closer to the last 16, reports…

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51 held in anti-drug drive in capital 51 held in anti-drug drive in capital

Police arrested 51 suspected drug dealers and addicts in a massive raid on a listed drug spot in the capital on Wednesday. About 700 Yaba tablets were also seized in the drive that was conducted…

Editorial
World Refugee Day and Rohingyas in Bangladesh World Refugee Day and 
Rohingyas in Bangladesh

Thousands of Bengali people were crossing the border everyday to take shelter in India when the Pakistani military had started killing indiscriminately the innocent people of Bangladesh (the then East…

Metropolis
Eid returnees happy over services provided by firefighters Eid returnees happy 
over services provided 
by firefighters

Eid passengers travelling through Shimulia Ghat, one of the main gateways to the southern region, are happy over the services being provided by Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD).…

Sun Extra
Eid journey hassle-free this year Eid journey hassle-free this year

Eid holidaymakers are returning to the capital by bus, launch and train after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with their near and dear ones from different parts of the country. According to them, their…

Asia
30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks 30 Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attacks

HEART: Taliban fighters killed around 30 Afghan security forces in multiple attacks in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, two days after the group ended its ceasefire, reports AFP. …

World
US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

WASHINGTON: The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, condemning the “hypocrisy” of its members and its alleged “unrelenting bias”…

Culturetainment
World Music Day to be celebrated today World Music Day to be celebrated today

The World Music Day will be celebrated in the country like elsewhere in the world today. Marking the day in a befitting manner, singers, musicians and cultural organisations organised separate…

My Districts
Bumper jackfruit output expected in Kapasia Bumper jackfruit
output expected
in Kapasia

KAPASIA: A bumper production of jackfruit is expected in all five Upazilas of Gazipur district as the tender fruit is now growing excellent amid favourable climate condition this season. A total…

Winner
Russia beat Egypt to close in on last 16 Russia beat Egypt to close in on last 16

Host nation Russia planted one foot in the last 16 of the World Cup after a resounding 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday despite the return from injury of Mohamed Salah. After a tight first half…

Business
Bapex loan sans BERC approval raises questions Bapex loan sans BERC 
approval raises questions

Consumers’ right groups on Thursday severely criticized the  gas distribution companies for sanctioning loan for gas and oil exploration without approval from the regulatory authority …

Education
Why you should be self-made Why you should be self-made

The journey of ‘being self-made’ starts right after your birth. Well, to be precise, couple of months later when you start to crawl by yourself risking falling down and getting injured…

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