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President, PM pay homage to language martyrs at Shaheed Minar

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Trump picks H.R. McMaster as top security adviser

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Ringleader killed in Jessore shootout

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5 killed as plane crashes into Australian shopping mall

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Boiler blast kills schoolboy in Munshiganj

Munshiganj Correspondent: A school student was killed and his parents were injured as the boiler of a rice mill adjacent to their house blasted at Faringi Bazar in Sadar upazila on Monday night. The deceased were identified as Rabbi, 14,

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BCB announces 16-man squad announced for Sri Lanka Test series

Sports Desk: Bangladesh squad for two Tests against Sri Lanka has been announced. Opener Imrul Kayes is out of the squad due to injury problem. 16-man squad of Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque,

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Pablo Cuevas stunned Rio Open

Sports Desk: Third-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay was knocked out in the first round of the Rio Open by Arthur de Greef of Belgium 6-3, 3-6,

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Tension between two groups of pro-AL HSTU teachers flares up

Staff Correspondent: The alleged assault of four teachers of Hajee Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) in Dinajpur last week laid bare fresh tensions that could

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Shahid Minar route map for 21st February

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Tight security for Amar Ekushey: Rab chief

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4 Russian servicemen killed in car blast in Syria

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JnU teacher suspended for ‘sexually harassing’ student

Business

Both stock market end with slight gain

Business Desk: Stocks on both Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) ended the session with a nominal gain on Monday, the second trading session of the week.

Opinion

Occupational Hazards

Afsan Chowdhury: The attack on the journalists was inevitable. This is not adversarial but systemic. Journalists have been pushed into this situation because of the nature of the profession. So trade forces the employed to report on the misdeeds

Sports

BCB announces 16-man squad announced for Sri Lanka Test series

Sports Desk: Bangladesh squad for two Tests against Sri Lanka has been announced. Opener Imrul Kayes is out of the squad due to injury problem. 16-man squad of Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque,

Entertainment

Irrfan Khan speaks up about ‘Doob’ ban

Entertainment Desk: Film ‘No Bed of Roses'(Doob in Bangla), allegedly loosely based on late novelist and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed’s life, has been banned by the Bangladesh Information Ministry recently. Indian actor Irrfan Khan has starred as the lead actor and co-produced the

Science

‘Fasting-mimicking’ diet said to reduce risk factors for aging

International Desk: Following a diet that mimics fasting may reduce risk factors for disease in generally healthy people, according to a small study. Dr. Min Wei of UCLA’s Longevity Institute and colleagues tested the effects of the fasting-mimicking diet

Travel/Tourism

World’s most welcoming countries

International Desk: For many expats, finding new friends can ease the often overwhelming task of adjusting to a new life abroad. But with huge variances in local culture and language capabilities, some places can definitely feel more welcoming than others.

Media

Radio journalists shot dead live on air in Dominican Republic

International Desk: Three men have been arrested after two journalists were killed during a live radio broadcast in the Dominican Republic. One of the journalists was filming his show on Facebook Live when he was shot. The footage showed his broadcast interrupted

Europe

British Muslim teacher denied entry to US on school trip

International Desk: A Muslim teacher from Neath Port Talbot has been denied entry to the United States while on a school trip. Juhel Miah had flown to Reykjavik, Iceland, with the party from Llangatwg Community before boarding an onward flight to New York.

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America

Premature baby hippo of Cincinnati Zoo gets lifesaving IV

International Desk: The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo is recovering from dehydration with the help of staff from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The zoo said Monday that the 4-week-old female hippo, named Fiona, had received fluids

Strange News

7-year-old girl born with her heart outside her chest

International Desk: Virsaviya is just like any other seven-year-old-girl - she likes dancing, drawing and ponies. But as this incredible footage shows, the brave girl was born with an

Asia

N. Korea, Malaysia Disagree over Kim's Death

International Desk: Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said his government's investigation of the killing Kim Jong Nam will be "objective." Kim Jong Nam was the half-brother of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. "We have no reason why we want to do something to

Life Style

5 foods that will help you sleep better

International Desk: If you tend to find sleep elusive, you're not alone. Statistics show that around 22 per cent of us struggle to get a good's night kip on a daily basis.

Africa

Libyan PM convoy shot at and 2 guards injured

International Desk: A convoy carrying the prime minister of Libya's U.N.-backed government and the heads of an allied parliament and presidential guard came under fire in Tripoli on Monday, but none of the three were harmed, officials said.

Australia

Muslim schoolboys in Australia ‘excused’ from shaking hands with women

International Desk: A public school in Australia has allowed Muslim schoolboys to refuse shaking hands with women. Students of Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College opted to

Various

Earthquake shakes Panama with magnitude of 4.7

International Desk: An earthquake caused skyscrapers in Panama's capital to sway Monday and led to the evacuation of some buildings. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 for the afternoon's quake.