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What we’re reading this week
Maisha Syeda, Sub editor, Star Books and Literature
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Rising from the ashes
The literary world was shaken on August 12, 2022, when the news of Salman Rushdie being stabbed on stage in upstate New York started to pour in. Ironically, he was
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Gaza war rages as mediators study Hamas reply to truce plan
Deadly fighting rocked Gaza on Wednesday as US top diplomat Antony Blinken on a Middle East tour pushed for an elusive truce and hostage release deal to end the war
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Why do Shakib-Tamim not talk to each other?
Discover the real reason behind the silence between Shakib and Tamim as they open up about their strained relationship in a candid interview.
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Macron urges anti-extremist alliance ahead of French polls
French president Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he was seeking an alliance against political extremes in snap elections, adding he aimed to keep the far right from succeeding him in
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Celebrating the best of Bengali short fiction
Bengali literature has had a rich history of prose, beginning more or less in the early 19th century under the colonial Raj.
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Bangladesh
Dev projects not at cost of environment
Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon yesterday urged the authorities to plan and implement development projects while keeping existing trees and greenery intact as much as possible.
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Traffic jam mars Eid journey north
People have started leaving the capital for the Eid-ul-Azha holidays and many suffered yesterday due to traffic snarl-ups on Dhaka-Rangpur highway and train delays.
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Bangladesh among top 10 worst countries
Bangladesh has still remained among the 10 worst countries for working people in 2024, for the 8th consecutive year since 2017 as the country has failed to improve its labour
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Holidaymakers suffer as trains run late
Journey of the holidaymakers from Dhaka and its adjacent areas to different districts began on Wednesday ahead of Eid-ul-Azha amid schedule disruptions of the trains...
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BD among 10 countries on bottom rung
Bangladesh, for the eighth consecutive year since 2017, ranks among 10 countries of the world that stand on the bottom rung in guaranteeing labour rights, according to a global survey.
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Oman lifts visa restrictions for Bangladeshis in 10 categories
From now on, the local embassy will receive and process all applications and related documents in these categories in coordination with the Oman police
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Stations packed with passengers, trains depart late
Passengers face delays as trains are running behind schedule on the first day of Eid-ul-Azha journey from Kamalapur railway station
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International
Mahathir denies corruption
Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has denied engaging in corruption, saying he earned his money from his salary during his decades-long political career and most of it is “now
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Police blame Pakistan for strife that killed 12
Police in India’s territory of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday blamed arch rival Pakistan for a spurt in militant attacks that killed 12 people and injured dozens over the last three
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Merchant ship hit in Red Sea off Yemen
A merchant ship issued a distress call after being struck in the Red Sea off Yemen, a security firm said yesterday, in what appeared to be the latest attack by
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Child victims of war spiked in 2023
Violence against children in armed conflicts reached “extreme levels” in 2023, particularly in Gaza and Sudan, according to a forthcoming UN report obtained by AFP on Tuesday.
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French right-wing leader backs Le Pen alliance
The leader of France’s main right-wing party yesterday said he backed an alliance with the far right of Marine Le Pen in snap legislative elections, triggering a crisis within his
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Technology
Logitech releases MK220 wireless Bangla keyboard and mouse combo
Logitech has launched the MK220 wireless Bangla keyboard and mouse combo in Bangladesh. The combo offers a compact keyboard and a mouse, both of which come with 2.4 GHz wireless
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ChatGPT helps 89-year-old Japanese app developer learn programming
89-year-old Japanese Tomoji Suzuki took up coding in his retirement, developing apps specifically for the elderly Japanese population. As per a recent interview with AFP, he has credited ChatGPT as
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ChatGPT a mentor for Japan's 89-year-old app developer
So far Suzuki has developed 11 free iPhone apps to help Japan's ageing population, including his latest: a slideshow of items to remember when leaving the house, from a wallet
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Sport
Juventus confirm Thiago Motta as their new coach
Motta made his coaching name at Bologna who he joined in 2022.
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Junior hockey teams eye Asia Cup berths
Bangladesh men’s and women’s U-21 hockey teams left for Singapore last night to take part in the Junior AHF Cups starting from June 14 with an aim to secure berths
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Arshdeep stars as India restrict USA to 110-8
Arshdeep Singh shines as India bowls out USA for 110-8 in T20 World Cup clash, securing a crucial victory in the tournament
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India bowl first in clash with United States
India captain Rohit Sharma opts to bowl first against the United States in the T20 World Cup clash. Both teams eye a spot in the Super Eights with a victory
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India through to Super 8s, hand USA first defeat
Despite the defeat, USA are still well-placed to join India in the Super Eights as they have four points while Pakistan and Canada are on two.
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Messi expects Miami to be his last club
Messi's star turn raised the profile for MLS in the United States.
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Basketball legend Jerry West dead at 86
Jerry West, an iconic 1960s star guard for the Los Angeles Lakers who inspired the NBA logo, died Wednesday at age 86, the Los Angeles Clippers announced.
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আলোচিত
এক বিষয়ে পরীক্ষা না দিয়েও জিপিএ-৫ : পুনঃনিরীক্ষণ ফেল ২ শিক্ষার্থী
চট্টগ্রামের একটি বিদ্যালয়ের দুই শিক্ষার্থী পরীক্ষায় অংশ না নিয়েও পাস করেছে। এমনকি উভয়ই জিপিএ-৫ পেয়েছে। চলতি বছর এসএসসি পরীক্ষায় বাঁশখালী উপজেলায় চাম্বল উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়ের দুই...
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সাকিবের আচরণে অস্বস্তিতে দল
গত ঈদের জামাতে নিউ ইয়র্কে এক ভক্ত ছবি তুলতে গেলে ধাক্কা দিয়ে সরিয়ে দেন সাকিব আল হাসান। এ নিয়ে বেশ হইচই পড়ে গিয়েছিল। নিউ ইয়র্কের বাংলা গণমাধ্যমে সমালোচনার ঝড় উঠেছিল।
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ড. ইউনূসকে বিচারের নামে হয়রানি করা হচ্ছে: ব্যারিস্টার খোকন
নোবেলজয়ী অর্থনীতিবিদ অধ্যাপক ড. মুহাম্মদ ইউনূসকে বিচারের নামে
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নিউইয়র্কে মির্জা আজমকে নাগরিক সংবর্ধনা ৭ জুলাই
টানা ৭ বারের এমপি, সাবেক প্রতিমন্ত্রী এবং বাংলাদেশ আওয়ামী লীগের সাংগঠনিক সম্পাদক মির্জা আজমকে নিউইয়র্কে নাগরিক সংবর্ধনা দেওয়া হবে। আগামী ৭ জুলাই জামালপুর জেলাবাসীর
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কল্যাণ পার্টির নামে কাউন্সিল আহ্বান, সৈয়দ ইবরাহিমের জিডি
বাংলাদেশ কল্যাণ পার্টির নামে কমিটি গঠন করা ও কাউন্সিলের ডাক দেয়ার অভিযোগে পার্টির একাংশের নেতা সামসুদ্দিন পারভেজ এবং মুহাম্মদ আবু হানিফের নামে সাধারণ ডায়েরি করেছেন
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কোটা বাতিলের আন্দোলন করে মুক্তিযোদ্ধা পরিবারগুলোকে টার্গেট করা হচ্ছে
ঢাকা: মুক্তিযোদ্ধা পরিবারগুলোকে রাষ্ট্রীয় সুযোগ সুবিধা থেকে বঞ্চিত করার জন্যই আদালতের রায়ের পরও সরকারি চাকরির ক্ষেত্রে কোটা
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বেনজীরের অঢেল সম্পদে হতবাক হাইকোর্ট
ঢাকা: পুলিশের সাবেক মহাপরিদর্শক (আইজিপি) বেনজীর আহমেদের অঢেল সম্পদ নিয়ে বিস্ময় প্রকাশ করে হাইকোর্ট বলেছেন, ‘কিভাবে এত সম্পদের
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সংবাদ বিশ্লেষণ ডাক্তারদের ওপর এত রাগ কেন
ভুল চিকিৎসার অভিযোগ এনে চিকিৎসকদের ওপর হামলার ঘটনা বাড়ছে। এ নিয়ে চিকিৎসকদের মধ্যে উদ্বেগ রয়েছে।
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Politics
Opposition call for voting rights restoration
Leaders of opposition political parties on Wednesday called to restore the people’s voting rights seized by the ruling Awami League...
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Business
EU to impose tariffs of up to 38% on Chinese EVs
The European Commission notified car makers on Wednesday that it would apply additional duties of up to 38.1 percent on imported Chinese electric vehicles from next month, a move likely
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Pandemic-induced new poor left unprotected
“Before the pandemic, people saw that we were afloat. People knew that we could eat, support our households. We were more or less okay before the coronavirus pandemic. That is
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Shimanto Bank inaugurates Jubilee Road sub-branch in Chattogram
Shimanto Bank inaugurated its Jubilee Road Sub-Branch at Chattogram recently. Chairman of the bank and Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui, OSP, BSP, SUP, ndc,
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Editorial
When the powerful prey upon the vulnerable
Alleged abuse of power by Benazir must be investigated properly
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Legal bureaucracy denies justice to Kalpana Chakma
TWENTY-EIGHT years after, the family and comrades of Kalpana Chakma, a Hill Women’s Federation leader, still await justice as authorities have failed to resolve the abduction case. Kalpana was allegedly
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Govt must make national document issuance fail-safe
THE High Court has asked the Election Commission and a number of government authorities that include the Local Government Division and the Office of the Registrar General, Birth and Death
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Children's right to play
The first-ever International Day of Play, observed on June 11 last, has, in fact, recognised a fundamental child right. One wonders why the international community including the United Nations took
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Eradicating child labour from Bangladesh
Along with the rest of the world, Bangladesh also observed the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12. This year also marks the 25th?anniversary of the adoption of ILO
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Entertainment
A delicious assortment of OTT projects this Eid
While there were few noteworthy offerings last Eid-ul-Fitr for OTT, this upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, platforms have arranged for a lineup of web-series and films that are sure to entertain.
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Darshana Banik, Yash Rohan pair up for Eid special ‘Itibritta’
After enthralling the audience with her performance in "Operation Sundarbans" and her scintillating dance in "Omar”, Darshana Banik has garnered a fan base in Bangladesh, who adore her sweet smile
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Anurag Kashyap criticises India’s claim on Payal Kapadia’s Cannes win
Celebrated Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has criticised India’s tendency to claim credit for individual achievements on the international stage, specifically highlighting Payal Kapadia’s recent win at Cannes 2024. Kashyap, known
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iScreen to feature ‘Aam Kathaler Chhuti’ before Eid
One of the country's prominent OTT platforms, iScreen, has several surprises in store for the upcoming Eid. Among these is the streaming of the acclaimed and award-winning film "Aam Kathaler
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