Mild heatwave sweeping Dhaka, 13 other districts

Dhaka, Faridpur, Madaripur, Moulvibazar, Feni, Chattogram, Rangamati, Bandarban, and six districts of Barishal division have been experiencing a mild to moderate heatwave from 9:00am today

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Fire at Hazaribagh slum under control

The fire broke out around 11:50am and was brought under control around 12:40am by six fire engines

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Dhaka’s air quality 5th worst in the world this morning

Dhaka has ranked fifth on the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality with an AQI index of 158 at 10:33am this morning

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Fire at Ctg oil factory now under control

A fire that broke out at an edible oil refinery in Chattogram's Karnaphuli upazila today morning has been brought under control

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6 of a family suffer burns in fire at Bhasantek home

Six members of a family, including two children, suffered severe burns in a fire in their house in the capital's Bhasantek area today

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No Security Council 'consensus' on Palestinian UN membership

Members of the UN Security Council failed to reach a consensus Thursday on a bid by Palestinians for full UN membership, meaning the longshot effort is now likely headed for a more formal council vote

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A tale of joy

As the sun hung low in the sky, casting a warm golden hue over the bustling streets of Dhaka in the afternoon of Eid, city residents -- both well-off and those with modest incomes -- visited the museums and other attractions in the city, determined to create memories

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Eid brought sorrow for Bangladeshis: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said that this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims, has brought no joy for the country’s ordinary people due to exorbitant prices of all products

15h ago

A family wiped out on Eid day

All three family members, along with two others, died after being struck by the broken mooring line of a passenger launch.

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AL comes to power to give while BNP to take: PM

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has said her party comes to power to give something to the people while BNP assumes to take

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Elephant kills teen at Mirpur zoo

His father is a mahout of the zoo

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Three more held over Bandarban bank robberies

Three more people, including a woman, were arrested today in connection with the robberies at the Sonali Bank and the Krishi Bank of Bandarban's Thanchi upazila

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Wife of KNF chief, also nurse at Ruma hospital, transferred

Lal Sam Kim Bawm, wife of regional armed group Kuki-Chin National Front chief Nathan Lanchew Bawm and also a nurse at the Ruma Upazila Health Complex, has been transferred to Lalmonirhat 250-bed Hospital

17h ago

Trucker's body found in Pabna orchard, woman picked up for questioning

A man was killed in a litchi orchard at Joyardah village in Pabna’s Sadar upazila

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Rohingya mark Eid in Indonesia limbo after treacherous sea voyage

At a damaged temporary shelter in western Indonesia, Rohingya men slick their hair with gel while women apply make-up and colourful hijabs to look the part for prayers at the start of Eid-al-Fitr festivities

1d ago

Myanmar troops retreat to Thai border bridge after days of fighting

Some 200 Myanmar military personnel withdrew to a bridge connecting the border town of Myawaddy to Thailand on Thursday following a days-long assault in the area by anti-junta rebels, according to an ethnic armed group spokesman and local media

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17 killed as truck carrying pilgrims plunges into ravine in Pakistan

At least 17 people were killed while over 40 sustained injuries after a truck carrying pilgrims plunged into a ravine in Balochistan’s Hub district on Wednesday, officials said

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Myanmar junta forcefully recruits over 1,000 Rohingya men, boys: HRW

The junta is using a conscription law that only applies to Myanmar citizens, although the Rohingya have long been denied citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship Law

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Indian PM extends Eid greetings to Bangladesh

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, and the people of Bangladesh on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

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BJP invites AL to witness Lok Sabha polls

Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League is among the political parties of at least 25 countries, which have been invited by Bharatiya Janata Party to get a first-hand experience of India’s coming Lok Sabha polls

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Fire in packed Hong Kong building kills five,dozens in hospital

A fire broke out in a densely populated residential building in Hong Kong's bustling Kowloon district on Wednesday, killing five people and injuring 35 others, the city's hospital authority and fire services said

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Kejriwal moves SC challenging his arrest

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal filed a petition with the Supreme Court today challenging a High Court order that upheld his arrest in a money laundering case stemming from the alleged liquor excise policy scam

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How Sudan fell apart: one year of war

Sudan has been brought to its knees by a war between the regular army and rival paramilitaries that has killed thousands of people and displaced 8.5 million more

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White House says 'we warned Iran' over Israel threats

White House said Thursday it had "warned" Iran after US President Joe Biden said Tehran was threatening a significant attack on Israel over a strike that destroyed an Iranian consulate building in Damascus

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OJ Simpson dies of cancer at 76

OJ Simpson, the American football star and actor who was acquitted in a sensational 1995 trial of murdering his former wife but was found responsible for her death in a civil lawsuit and was later imprisoned for armed robbery and kidnapping, has died at the age of 76.

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EU parliament adopts contentious asylum law reform

The EU parliament has adopted a contentious reform of Europe's asylum policies that will harden border procedures and force all the bloc's 27 nations to share responsibility.

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'External interference' cannot block China-Taiwan unification: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping today said that "external interference" would not stop Beijing from unifying with Taiwan, as he met the self-ruled island's former leader in a rare display of cross-strait dialogue

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Mass famine to prolong Gaza conflict: US defense chief

A deadly, mass famine in Gaza would likely accelerate violence and ensure a long-term conflict, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has told a Senate hearing.

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Israel bombs Gaza on ‘saddest’ Eid day

Israeli strikes hit Gaza on Wednesday as Muslims marked the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan and after US President Joe Biden labelled Israel's approach to the war a "mistake"

1d ago

Nobel-winning 'God particle' physicist Higgs dies aged 94

Higgs used ground-breaking theoretical work to help explain how the Universe has mass, thus resolving one of the greatest puzzles in physics and earning him a place alongside Albert Einstein and Max Planck in textbooks

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Bannya, a devotee of Rabindra Sangeet

Rezwana Choudhury Bannya, one of the greatest Rabindra Sangeet exponents of our time, has spoken about her five-decade musical journey with The Daily Star.

Myanmar's junta faces another major defeat

After weeks of heavy fighting, ethnic Karen insurgents, allied with other anti-coup forces, have taken control of Myawaddy, a border town through which most of Myanmar's overland trade with Thailand is done

In conversation with Sugata Bose

Sugata Bose, gardiner professor of Oceanic History at Harvard University, is the grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Kiev claims to have shot down 26 Russian drones

Russia has escalated its attack on Ukraine. Kiev claims to have destroyed 26 Russian drones

Israel preparing to attack Rafah city: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Israeli army is preparing to enter the densely populated city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip

4 killed as two motorcycles collide in Panchagarh

Four people, including two teenage boys, were killed and two others injured when two motorcycles collided in Natunbandar area of Panchagarh's Debiganj upazila yesterday afternoon

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How was the royal Eid celebration in Dhaka a hundred years ago?

With the pomp and grandeur of the Nawabs of Dhaka, cannons shot at the sighting of the moon and elephants adorned in royal attire paraded the streets.

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When was the first Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated?

Starting from the city of Mecca and then migrating to Medina to escape persecution, the early Muslims, led by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), had to face tremendous adversity to stay true to their faith. It was within this turmoil that the first celebrations of Eid took place

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Snapped mooring line kills 5 at Sadarghat; 5 held

The victims include three of a family

21h ago

'There will be Eid again when we’ll reunite with our family'

Says a sailor of MV Abdullah from captivity

23h ago

A farmer's Eid prayer

The livelihood of his entire family hinges upon the success of this harvest

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PM greets countrymen on Eid day

Reaffirms AL’s commitment to public welfare

1d ago

Dhaka's air unhealthy even on Eid day

Dhaka's air ranked as 7th most polluted among cities around the world this morning, according to Air Quality Index (AQI)

1d ago

Dhanmondi Shahi Eidgah: A Mughal relic that has withstood time

People have been offering Eid prayers at the Eidgah for almost 400 years

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President offers Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at National Eidgah

Country's noted personalities, including the chief justice of Bangladesh, cabinet members, Supreme Court judges, lawmakers, senior political leaders, diplomats, and high civil and military officials also offered prayers at the main Eid jamaat (congregation) held at 8:30am

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