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Lightning strikes kill 5 in Manikganj

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PM’s Austria tour: Combating terrorism high on agenda

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Govt working to create jobs for youths: Chunnu

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AL sinking into quicksand: Nazrul Islam

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SC upholds HC order on DU Prof Reazul’s suspension

Staff Correspondent: The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday upheld a High Court (HC) order that stayed the Dhaka University authorities’ decision suspending Prof Reazul Haque of Development Studies Department.

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Khaleda Zia takes iftar with orphans, alem-ulema

Staff Correspondent: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia took iftar with orphans and alem-ulema (Islamic scholars) on the first day of the fasting month Ramadan on Sunday.

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2 traders fined for using harmful chemicals in fruits

Staff Correspondent: A Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) mobile court conducted an anti-adulteration drive in the old city’s Badamtoli area and fined a banana trader and a mango trader Tk 1 lakh for using harmful chemicals in fruits on Sunday.

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BD set to get $616m from ADB for power sector dev

Business Desk: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $ 616 million to Bangladesh to implement a project for enhancing the coverage and reliability of its power system and improving the efficiency of the distribution network.

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JaPa declares 59-member convening body for Chandpur

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Govt to collect personal antiquities

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Samsung Mobile brings “The Grand Invite” for Eid-ul-Fitr

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13 dead in traffic accident in Afghanistan

Business

BD set to get $616m from ADB for power sector dev

Business Desk: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $ 616 million to Bangladesh to implement a project for enhancing the coverage and reliability of its power system and improving the efficiency of the distribution network.

Opinion

Triple Talaq under fire

Farid Hossain: A five-judge bench of India’s Supreme Court has been hearing petitions challenging the controversial practice of Triple Talaq or instant divorce of wives by Muslim men in India. The practice,

Sports

ICC Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka hope for Malinga magic

Sports Desk: Sri Lanka have turned to old warhorse Lasith Malinga to put fight into their Champions Trophy campaign and reverse their decline in the one-day game. The islanders have missed Malinga -- one of the world's great fast

Entertainment

Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester attack victims

Entertainment Desk: Pop star Ariana Grande promised to return to Manchester to play a charity concert following a suicide attack at her show, as she urged fans to respond to the tragedy with love.

Science

Zika virus reaches India, WHO confirms 3 cases in Ahmedabad

International Desk: Zika virus disease has reached India, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirming first three cases in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. The WHO endorsed the findings of laboratory tests conducted in the country, saying all three cases, including that of a

Travel/Tourism

British Airways cancels most flights from London

International Desk: British Airways has canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for travelers. The airline says it has suffered a "major IT systems failure."

Law and Justice

SC upholds HC order on DU Prof Reazul’s suspension

Staff Correspondent: The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday upheld a High Court (HC) order that stayed the Dhaka University authorities’ decision suspending Prof Reazul Haque of Development Studies Department.

Media

6 journos get Progga’s anti-tobacco awards

Staff Correspondent: Anti-tobacco campaigning organisation Progga on Saturday awarded six journalists from print, electronic and online media with ‘Tobacco Control Journalism Award 2017’ for their anti-tobacco reports published in the last one year.

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America

Uber CEO Kalanick's mother dies in boat accident

International Desk: The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident in a California lake, the company said. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding in hit a rock in Pine

Strange News

10-year-old boy, who weighed 30 stone due to fizzy drinks addiction

International Desk: A 10-year-old lad who weighed a whopping 30 stone due to an addiction to fizzy drinks and noodles has been forced to undergo surgery.

Asia

13 dead in traffic accident in Afghanistan

International Desk: Thirteen people have died in a traffic accident in Afghanistan's central Parwan province, the local governor says. Two others were wounded, Parwan governor Mohammad Asem Asem told DPA.

Life Style

Holy Ramadan: Fasting rules and facts

International Desk: Holy Ramadan is considered as a sacred festival of fasting in the Islamic culture. The month of Ramadan holds much value for the followers of this religion, so much that they believe that this fasting absolves them of their past sins.

Africa

IS claims deadly bus attack on Egypt Christians

International Desk: Islamic State (IS) announced on Saturday that its fighters conducted a shooting that killed at least 29 Egyptian Christians on Friday, a statement of the group reported.

Australia

Australia’s most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

International Desk: Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday. Corby landed in the Queensland capital of Brisbane early Sunday morning,

Various

IS snipers, suicide bombers slow advance in Mosul

International Desk: The advance of government troops slowed on Sunday in the last push to drive Islamic State group militants from remaining pockets of Mosul, two Iraqi military officers said.