Last-minute purchase: Cattle markets attract crowd but sales still low

Even though the cattle markets in Dhaka and Chattogram are abuzz with people on the last day before Eid-ul-Azha, not many of them are purchasing sacrificial animals as prices of cattle are still quite high compared to last year

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BNP to pay homage at Zia's grave on Eid-ul-Azha

BNP leaders and activists will visit the grave of party founder Ziaur Rahman and offer prayers tomorrow, marking the Eid-ul-Azha

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Suspect dead, 9 wounded in shooting at Detroit area water park

An armed man shot and injured nine people, including two children, at a water-park near Detroit on Saturday evening before shooting himself after being cornered by police, authorities said

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ISPR release addresses situation around St Martin's, seeks to reassure citizens

An ISPR release has sought to quell speculation and calm nerves around the situation prevailing at the Bangladesh-Myanmar maritime boundary adjacent to St Martin's island

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Two children drown in Sitakunda

Two children drowned in the Bay this while offering puja in Chattogram's Sitakunda this afternoon

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Man held on rape charges in Jashore

Police have arrested a person on charge of raping a fifth-grader in Jashore's Keshabpur upazila

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Bandarban businesspersons worry over poor tourist influx on Eid holidays

Businessmen engaged in tourism sector in Bandarban are worried about a poor influx of tourists visiting the district during the Eid holidays amid the ongoing joint operation of security forces there

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President extends Eid greetings to the nation

On the occasion of the Eid-ul-Azha, President Mohammed Shahabuddin conveyed his greetings to the nation

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Will it rain on Eid day in Dhaka? Here’s what BMD says

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) forecasts light to moderate rain or thundershowers across all eight divisions over 24 hours, starting at 9:00am on Sunday

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15 Munshiganj villages celebrating Eid today

Residents of 15 villages under Sadar and Sirajdikhan upazilas of Munshiganj district are celebrating the Eid-ul-Azha today in coordination with Saudi Arabia

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Prices of essentials skyrocket in St Martin’s Island

The looming concern regarding food crisis in Saint Martin's Island ended after ships with food items and other essentials reached the island early on Saturday

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Govt strictly monitoring Myanmar border situation: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the government is strictly monitoring the Myanmar border situation

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Katabon pet shops: Some workers to stay back for animals during Eid holidays

Despite many people leaving the capital to celebrate Eid, some pet shop owners and workers of Katabon have decided to stay back during the holiday to care for the caged birds and cats, many of which are often left uncared for in closed shops during long vacation periods

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4 killed, 8 injured in separate road accidents in Barishal

Four people were killed and eight others injured in two separate road accidents in Barishal today

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Kashmir Speech: Arundhati to face trial under anti-terror law

India’s authorities have sanctioned the prosecution of award-winning author-activist Arundhati Roy and former professor at the Central University of Kashmir Showkat Hossain under a stringent anti-terror law for allegedly making provocative speeches at an event in New Delhi in 2010.

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'Provocative speech' on Kashmir / Arundhati Roy to face trial under anti-terror law

India’s authorities have sanctioned the prosecution of award-winning author-activist Arundhati Roy and former professor at the Central University of Kashmir Showkat Hossain under a stringent anti-terror law for allegedly making provocative speeches at an event in New Delhi in 2010

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MYANMAR CONFLICT / Junta orders evacuations around Sittwe

Myanmar’s junta has ordered thousands of people living outside a state capital threatened by ethnic rebels to leave their homes and head into the city, residents said yesterday.

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Heavy rain, floods kill 6 in Sikkim

At least six people have been killed this week and 2,000 tourists stranded in India’s Himalayan state of Sikkim in landslides and floods after heavy rainfall, officials said yesterday.

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Chinese #MeToo activist sentenced to 5 years in prison

A Chinese journalist who popularised the country's stalled #MeToo movement was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for "inciting subversion of state power", a group of supporters said

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Flight carrying bodies of 45 Kuwait fire victims lands in India

A plane carrying the bodies of 45 migrant workers killed in a Kuwait housing block fire landed in India on Friday, an AFP reporter at the scene saw

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Hong Kong cancels passports of six democracy activists

The Hong Kong government said yesterday it had cancelled the passports of six democracy activists who fled to the United Kingdom, calling them “lawless wanted criminals”.

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Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi appointed as Indian Army chief

Currently serving as the vice chief of the Army Staff, Dwivedi will take charge on June 30, the day the current army chief, Gen Manoj C Pande, retires from office, according to a government announcement released yesterday

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits southern Peru

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Peru on Sunday but there was no immediate threat of tsunami.

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UN welcomes Israel announcement of Gaza 'pauses' for aid deliveries

The UN on Sunday welcomed an Israeli decision to "pause" fighting around a south Gaza route daily for aid deliveries, but urged more "concrete measures" to unblock the humanitarian response

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8 Israeli soldiers killed in Hamas attack in southern Gaza

Eight Israeli soldiers were killed in an attack by Hamas in southern Gaza

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Israeli military announces daily 'tactical pause' in part of southern Gaza

The Israeli army announced today that it will implement a daily "tactical pause of military activity" in part of the southern Gaza Strip during daylight hours to facilitate the delivery of aid

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Hajj pilgrims 'stone the devil' as Muslims mark Eid al-Azha

Pilgrims perform the last major ritual of the hajj, the "stoning of the devil", in western Saudi Arabia on Sunday, as Muslims the world over celebrate the Eid al-Azha holiday

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Wild horse species returns to the Kazakh steppes

After a few hesitant steps following a long flight from Prague, three Przewalski horses galloped off for the first time into the Kazakh steppe -- the native habitat of this endangered species.

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Hezbollah fires rockets, drones, anti-tank missiles into Israel

Lebanon's Hezbollah carried out massive rocket, drone, and anti-tank missile attacks on northern Israel last Friday. Earlier on Thursday, they attacked nine Israeli military sites with missiles and armed drones

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Pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat in hajj climax

More than 1.5 million Muslims will pray on Mount Arafat in soaring temperatures on Saturday, in the high-point and most gruelling day of the annual hajj pilgrimage

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US sanctions Israeli group Tsav 9 that attacked Gaza aid

<p>Washington on Friday imposed sanctions on an Israeli group called Tsav 9 for allegedly attacking a convoy carrying humanitarian aid to starving Palestinian civilians in Gaza, reports Reuters.</p><p></p>

Are political opponents trapped in MP Azim murder?

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MP Azim's daughter Doreen heading to Kolkata for DNA test

Bones of MP Anar were found in canals of 24 Parganas, claims the Crime Investigation Department of Kolkata Police. Watch today's Newsbytes to find out more

Tensions on Lebanon-Israel border: Civilians being evacuated

Tensions are rising between Israel and the Lebanese organisation Hezbollah. According to a report by Al Jazeera, analysts say Israel is threatening an all-out war against Hezbollah, which could be disastrous for both countries

No progress in ceasefire talks, Israel attacks parts of Gaza

Today marks the ninth month of the conflict in Gaza. Israel has stepped up its attacks on Gaza since the beginning of the ninth month

Damned if you do: A memoir of an undiplomatic diplomat

This is a memoir written by an author perceived as a “difficult woman” pressured to leave the World Bank quietly for making hard but compelling choices in dealing with conflict ridden Myanmar. The book is about how Ellen Goldstein navigated her three years tenure from June 2017 onwards as the co

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Main Eid congregation at Jatiya Eidgah at 7:30am

The main Eid Jamaat will be held at the Jatiya Eidgah adjacent to the High Court at 7:30am tomorrow

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Tree Plantation: DNCC to collect cow dung from cattle markets

Dhaka North City Corporation will collect cow dung from the Eid cattle markets this year, as in previous years, to support its tree planting programme..Speaking at a meeting at the corporation office yesterday, DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam said, “We have already started an extensive tree planti

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Bangladeshi businessman to sue Singapore surgeon after procedure that left him ‘paralysed’

A Bangladeshi businessman who went to Singapore to be treated at Gleneagles Hospital for a spinal condition allegedly became paralysed after a procedure and is going to sue his neurosurgeon for the damages

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Gazipur factory workers stage demo demanding wage arrears

Several hundred workers from National Chemicals Manufacturing Company Limited are staging demonstrations in front of the factory in Gazipur city's Barabari area since 8:00am today demanding wage arrears for five months

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Get Tk 1,000 for sacrificing a bull at designated field

This year, the corporation has arranged the sacrifice of at least 500 animals in the field, DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam said at a programme in the capital yesterday

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Embrace the spirit of sacrifice on Eid-ul-Azha: PM

"May the holy Eid-ul-Azha bring endless joy, happiness, peace, and comfort to all of our lives. Everyone take care, stay in good health, and stay safe. Eid Mubarak," she said.

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Modi greets Hasina on Eid-ul-Azha

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a letter to his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, conveying his warmest greetings on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Azha

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Rain likely on Eid day

The Met office predicts rain in several divisions this week, including tomorrow, when Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated across the country.

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No respite for Gazans even ahead of Eid

Israel bombed and shelled Gaza yesterday, witnesses and first responders said, with fallout from the war bringing a resurgence of tensions to the Lebanon border and Yemen.

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