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Kanpur student cites 'own death' as reason on leave application, principal approves

Dhaka, Sept. 1 -- Coming up with reasons (read excuses) for taking leave requires a certain amount of ingenuity even for those not averse to spinning a yarn or two. However, what happened in a Kanpur ... Read More


Working to bring bank loan interest to single digit: PM

Dhaka, Sept. 1 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said steps are being taken to bring down bank loan interest to single digit in all banks, noting that higher interest rate naturally causes loa... Read More


Asia Cup Archery: Bangladesh team to fly for Philippines on Sept 8

Dhaka, Aug. 30 -- A six-member Bangladesh National Archery team will leave here for Philippines on September 8 early hours to compete in the Stage-3 competition of the Asia Cup-World Ranking Archery T... Read More


Hasina, Modi likely to meet in NY before Delhi talks in Oct

Dhaka, Aug. 30 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are likely to have a brief meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September. The hi... Read More


Planned Parenthood seeks cash after bailing from US program

Bangladesh, Aug. 23 -- Salt Lake City, Aug 22 (AP/UNB) - Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more un... Read More


I still root for the underdog: Brad Pitt

Dhaka, Aug. 19 -- Brad Pitt says he likes a good "underdog" story as it resonates with his own career graph in Hollywood, reports The Indian Express. The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star recalled s... Read More


Former Sri Lankan strongman's brother to run for president

Colombo, Aug. 11 -- Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was a livewire in Sri Lanka's military campaign to end a long civil war but faces allegations of human rights violations, was nominated Sunday as ... Read More


Mashrafe visits dengue patients at Narail hospital

Narail, Aug. 8 -- Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, MP on Thursday visited Sadar Hospital here on Thursday and talked to dengue patients. Attending a meeting of hospital's managing committ... Read More


Vivo S1 gets huge response in Eid market

Dhaka, Aug. 7 -- Multinational Chinese company Vivo launched a new smart phone- Vivo S1 this week which already getting huge response from customers in the market centering the Eid-ul-Azha. Although ... Read More


Smith closes in on 2nd century in opening Ashes test

Birmingham, Aug. 4 -- Steve Smith moved within touching distance of a second century of the match as he led Australia to a 141-run lead at lunch Sunday on the fourth day of the Ashes opener at Edgbast... Read More