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  • Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated

    Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims which also marks the end of Ramadan fasting, has been celebrated across the country on Saturday amid religious fervour and much enthusiasm.

    Thousands of Muslims offered prayers seeking divine blessings. Ignoring rains and drizzling, the devotees took part in the Eid prayers, mostly in nearby mosques in cities and towns.

  • Australia in control after brief England revival

    Australia repelled a brief England fightback led by Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes to remain firmly in control of the second Ashes test on the third day at Lord's on Saturday.

    Captain Cook made 96 and Stokes 87 to lift the hosts to 312 before the touring side, having decided not to enforce the follow-on, reached the close on 108 for no wicket, a huge lead of 362 runs with two days remaining.

  • Australia in control after brief England revival

    Australia repelled a brief England fightback led by Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes to remain firmly in control of the second Ashes test on the third day at Lord's on Saturday.

    Captain Cook made 96 and Stokes 87 to lift the hosts to 312 before the touring side, having decided not to enforce the follow-on, reached the close on 108 for no wicket, a huge lead of 362 runs with two days remaining.

  • Evening Brief

    Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated

    Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims which also marks the end of Ramadan fasting, is being celebrated across the country on Saturday amid religious fervour and much enthusiasm.

    PM: Cabinet reshuffle a regular practice

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said periodical cabinet reshuffle in a parliamentary democracy was a normal practice and this may happen any time.

  • Rathajatra begins

    Rathajatra, the car festival of Sri Jagannath Dev and one of the major festivals of the Hindu community, began on Saturday in a befitting manner.

    The festival will come to an end with Ulto Rathajatra on July 26.

  • Khaleda wants end to political rivalries

    Apparently inviting her arch rival Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to end their rivalries, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday stressed maintaining social relations by political parties for the greater good of the country.

    "Our country is very potential and resourceful one. We all need to work together for its progress. To make that happen, we'll need to forget who is what," she said.

  • PM: Cabinet reshuffle a regular practice

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said periodical cabinet reshuffle in a parliamentary democracy was a normal practice and this may happen any time.

  • Habiganj mayor attacked in jail, BNP calls hartal

    The BNP has called a dawn-to-dusk hartal for Sunday in Habiganj, protesting attack on the detained municipality Mayor, GK Gaus.

    GK Gaus, an accused in former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria murder case came under an attack inside the district jail on Saturday, the eid day.

  • Midday Brief

    Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated 
    Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims which also marks the end of Ramadan fasting, is being celebrated across the country on Saturday amid religious fervour and much enthusiasm.

    President hosts Eid reception 
    President Abdul Hamid has exchanged Eid greetings with high officials and distinguished guests at Bangabhaban Saturday morning.

  • President hosts Eid reception

    President Abdul Hamid has exchanged Eid greetings with high officials and distinguished guests at Bangabhaban Saturday morning.

    During greetings, he said Eid-ul-Fitr teaches all of us to work together for building a peaceful and friendly society as people including rich-poor, elite and disadvantage, come in close contact forgetting differences.

  • Largest Eid congregation held at Sholakia Eidgah

    The largest 188th Eid-ul-Fitr congregation of the country has been held on the historic Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj with participation of over 300,000 devotees amid stringent security measures.

    Former director of Islamic Foundation and noted Islamic scholar Maulana Faird Uddin Masud conducted the congregation at 10am on Saturday.

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  • Their Words

    "Eid-ul-Fitr brings the message of happiness for the mankind after the month-long practice of self-restraint"

    President M Abdul Hamid said greeting the countrymen as well as the Muslims across the world on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the greatest festival of the Muslim Ummah.

    "Eid teaches peace, sense of fellow feeling and fraternity."

  • PM exchanges greetings on Eid day

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has exchanged greetings with people from all walks of life at her official Ganobhaban residence on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr.

    Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League chief, first exchanged Eid greetings with her party leaders and activists as well as the people of all strata from 9:30am to 11:30am Saturday.

  • Greek reforms ‘going to fail’

    The former Greek finance minster has said his country's economic reforms are "going to fail", just as formal talks on a huge bailout are set to begin.

    In a BBC interview, Yanis Varoufakis said Greece was subject to a programme that will "go down in history as the greatest disaster of macroeconomic management ever".

    The German parliament approved the opening of negotiations on Friday.

    The bailout could total €86bn (£60bn) in exchange for austerity measures.

  • 300 injured in South Africa train crash

    About 300 people have been injured in a collision between two trains near South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg, paramedics have told the BBC.

    The crash took place close to Booysens station south of Johannesburg at about 18:30 local time (16:30 GMT).

    A spokesperson for ER24 paramedic service told the BBC that some of the injuries were serious but there have been no fatalities.

    It is unclear what the cause of the crash was.

  • Japan scraps 2020 Olympic stadium design

    The Japanese government has decided to scrap its controversial design for the stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government would "start over from zero".

    The original design, by British architect Zaha Hadid, had come under criticism as estimated building costs almost doubled, reaching $2bn (£1.3bn)

    Mr Abe says the new stadium will still be completed in time for the games.

  • IS car bomb kills 100 in Iraq on Eid day

    A car bomb claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has exploded in a busy market in an Iraqi town, killing at least 100 adults and children celebrating the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, police have said.

    Dozens of people were also wounded by the blast in Khan Bani Saad, approximately 30km northeast of the capital Baghdad.

    ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter and said the car was carrying around three tonnes of explosives.

  • Morning Brief

    Nation celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr 

    Nation is celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims which also marks the end of Ramadan fasting, in a befitting matter.

    President, PM greet countrymen on Eid-ul-Fitr 

    President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has greeted the countrymen as well as the Muslims across the world on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the greatest festival of the Muslim Ummah.

    Security tightened ahead of Eid 

  • Chattanooga suspect made 2014 trip to Mideast

    The suspect in the fatal shootings of four US Marines traveled to Jordan and possibly other Middle Eastern countries for seven months last year, authorities said on Friday, as the investigation focused on any signs of a connection to Islamist militants.

    Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a Kuwaiti-born naturalized US citizen, died on Thursday in a firefight with police after a rampage at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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