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Wednesday August 23, 2017 04:26 AM



  • Dhaka airport inadequate for increasing traffic

    Dhaka airport inadequate for increasing traffic

    The existing infrastructure of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (Dhaka airport) in Dhaka will not be able to accommodate the growing traffic of the country and will fail to meet demand after 2035.

  • French Socialists bid to rally primary voters

    French Socialists bid to rally primary voters

    Fillon and Le Pen are tipped to make it through to the presidential run-off in May, with Fillon ultimately emerging victorious

  • Republicans lock horns with Trump as new Congress sworn in

    Republicans lock horns with Trump as new Congress sworn in

    The move, severely criticised by Democrats and some Republicans as undermining transparency, was part of a rules package that the House was to vote on Tuesday

  • Dhoni steps down as India’s limited overs captain

    Dhoni steps down as India’s limited overs captain

    Dhoni not only holds the record for most matches as captain of an international side across all formats but he is also the only captain to have won all three ICC trophies – World Cup, World T20 and Champions Trophy

  • Blockade ends with demand for release of Super Jyoti Chakma

    Blockade ends with demand for release of Super Jyoti Chakma

    The dawn-to-dusk road blockade called by Laksmichhari Upazila Chairman Mukti Parishad in Khagrachhari district ended peacefully.

  • Robin Williams turned down for a role in Harry Potter

    Robin Williams turned down for a role in Harry Potter

    Robin Williams was rejected for a key role in the Harry Potter film because he wasn't British. The Good Will Hunting star was eager to play the half-giant gamekeeper, Hagrid in the film series, but apparently he was turned down by producers on account of his nationality. In an interview with the Huffington Post, the
  • Mark Hamill recalls Carrie Fisher in a tribute write-up

    Mark Hamill recalls Carrie Fisher in a tribute write-up

    Mark Hamill, the actor who was responsible for bringing Luke Skywalker to life, has penned a heartfelt remembrance of his long-time co-star and friend Carrie Fisher. The 65-years-old American actor wrote the column for The Hollywood Reporter and really opened up about what it was really like to be Princess Leia’s brother for nearly four
  • A music video and confusion

    A music video and confusion

    Singer Asif Akbar of “O piya” fame raised a serious allegation on his Facebook status this past Monday afternoon. He said that a song composed by Oscar winning music director A R Rahman, titled “Tu Jo Nahi” from an upcoming Bollywood film Ok Jaanu, has been plagiarised from a song of his. Asif Akbar claimed
  • Bakorkhani love story

    Bakorkhani love story

    A very famous food item of Old Dhaka, bakorkhani has its own story. The name “Bakorkhani” came from a love story. Rumour has it that once upon a time, an adopted son of Nawab Murshid Kha, Aga Bakir Kha and the dancer of Murshidabad, Khoni Begum fell in love. Khoni Begum was killed, and then
  • Scissors pulled from Vietnamese’s stomach 18-yr after surgery

    Scissors pulled from Vietnamese’s stomach 18-yr after surgery

    Doctors discovered the 15-centimetre (six-inch) scissors near his colon after a recent ultrasound

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