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Jatiya Sangsad

JS sitting adjourned till 4.30 pm Tomorrow

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS)-Deputy Speaker Fozley Rabbi Mia adjourned the House at 10.00 pm today.

The Hou... More...

Padma bridge to be opened to traffic much ahead of schedule: Lawmakers

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS) -Lawmakers both from treasury and
opposition benches today expressed their firm hope... More...

National

Three diagnostic centers fined Tk 5 lakh in Tongi

DHAKA, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS) - A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) today fined three diagnostic and medical centers Taka 10 lakh for getting massive irregularities at the healthcare facilities in Tongi areas.

"The mobile court raided the Al-Karim Islami Hospital, Asia Diagnostic Centre and IT Medical Center in Tongi College Gate and ... More...

PM stands by comedian Farid Ali

DHAKA, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken full responsibility for treatment of popular TV and film comedian Farid Ali who has been suffering from various diseases including heart ailments. "After reading a report of plight of Farid Ali, who is also a valiant freedom fighte... More...

Babul re-elected as BSS unit chief, Jyoti new deputy unit chief

DHAKA, February 8, 2016 (BSS)- Md Inamul Haque Babul was re-elected as the chief of the national news agency, Banglade... More...

Charge sheets in foreigner murder cases soon: IGP

RANGPUR, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS) - Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque has said police will soon submit charg... More...

AL seeks UP candidate lists from the grassroots

DHAKA, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS) - Awami League (AL) today instructed the grassroots units of the party to send lists of candida... More...

International

'Meteorite' kills man in south India, authorities say

CHENNAI, India, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- Indian authorities say a falling object that killed a bus driver and injured three others was a meteorite. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history.

Experts said other explanations were possible for the incident Saturday in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

The impact of the ... More...

26 Indonesians die after drinking bootleg alcohol

JAKARTA, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - More than two dozen Indonesians have died after drinking bootleg alcohol in central Java, police said Monday. Investigators said a majority of the victims died after purchasing home-made liquor from a couple in Sleman, a town north of Yogyakarta city, local police... More...

2 Cambodian kids die hitting discarded rocket with an axe

PHNOM PENH, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Two Cambodian children have been killed trying to prise open a discarded rocket-prop... More...

Seven killed after train collides with auto in Chile

SANTIAGO, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Seven people were killed Sunday after a freight train smashed into a car that had beco... More...

Two survivors rescued from rubble of Taiwan quake

TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Two survivors were Monday rescued from the rubble of an apartment complex in ... More...

Sports

New Zealand beat Australia by 55 runs, take series

HAMILTON, New Zealand, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - New Zealand beat Australia by 55 runs in the third and final one-day int... More...

Australia make New Zealand bat in deciding ODI

HAMILTON, New Zealand, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Australia won the toss and put New Zealand in to bat in the series-sett... More...

District

Nur Hossain, 3 RAB officials among 35 indicted in seven murders

NARYANGANJ, Feb 08, 2016 (BSS) - A court here today indicted 35 persons including prime accused Nur Hosain and three officials o... More...

Ctg Jamaat leader's former PS rearrested

CHITTAGONG, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS) - Chittagong District Police arrested former Private Secretary (PS) of Chittagong City Jamaat leader... More...

Economic

Oil prices dip as supply fears offset Saudi-Venezuela talks

TOKYO, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Crude prices edged down in Asia on Monday as worries about the ongoing supply glut offs... More...

Climate Change

High winds buffet Europe's northwestern flank

PARIS, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Heavy winds buffeted Europe's northwestern flank ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Bangla Academy stall drawing huge crowd

DHAKA, Feb 08, 2016 (BSS) - Bangla Academy stalls at Amar Ekushey Book Fair have been witnessing huge crowd with books worth about Taka 17.5 lakh sold in the maiden week. "We are seeing good number of crowd at our stall, where dictionaries are the biggest hit among them," Bang... More...

Technology

GP witnesses robust performance in 2015 after challenging start

DHAKA, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS)- Cellular phone operator Grameenphone registered BDT 104.8 billion as revenue for 2015, which is 2 per cent more than the previous year buoyed by health data and VAS growth. Subscription and traffic revenue (excluding inter-connection) grew by 2.4 pe... More...

Education

BPC and DIU sign Mou on tour operations

DHAKA, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS)- A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed today between Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) and Daffodil International University (DIU) in the capital to conduct tour operations jointly.

Under the MOU, the BPC will... More...

Weather

Dry weather likely

DHAKA, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers is likely to occur today... More...