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BNP wants to politically face HC verdict against Tarique: Hanif

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS)- Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif today said BNP wanted to face the High Court verdict against the party leader Tarique Rahman politically in spite of taking legal procedure. "BNP knows they will not get benefit by making appeal against the verdict s... More...

Live interactive program on Betar, BTV on July 27

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS)-Bangladesh Betar will host an interactive session to raise public awareness about militancy and terrorism at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium on July 27, 2016. Director General of Bangladesh Betar A K M Nesaruddin Bhuiyan will chair the program, while Information Minister Hasa... More...

BCL medical college units formed

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), student front of ruling Awami League, has announced new committees of its different medical college units in the capit... More...

BNP, Jamaat patrons of militancy: Nasim

BOGRA, July 24, 2016 (BSS)-Coordinator of the 14-Party Alliance and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim, M... More...

2nd death anniversary of journalist Baby Moudud tomorrow

DHAKA, July 24 (BSS) - The second death anniversary of noted journalist and writer Baby Moudud will be observed tomorrow... More...

International

Training exercise causes bomb scare at US embassy, Yangon

YANGON, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- The United States Embassy in Myanmar held a tear gas training exercise on Sunday night that sparked rumours of an explosion and brought emergency services to the scene, a police officer said. Speculation rippled across social media after fire trucks and ambulances were... More...

Another mayor killed in Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- A second mayor was killed in southern Mexico this weekend along with his driver while they were driving on a road in Guerrero state, authorities said Sunday.

Ambrosio Soto, the mayor of Pungabarato, and his chauffeur were "ambushed by unknown individuals" on a road near the village at around midnight S... More...

IS suicide bomber kills at least 15 in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 15 people in ... More...

Iran condemns Kabul twin blasts, urges unity

TEHRAN, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned twin bomb attacks by the Islam... More...

Turkey to disband presidential guard after post-coup detentions: PM

ANKARA, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The Turkish authorities will disband the elite presidential guard after detaining almo... More...

Sports

England opt against follow-on as rain comes to Pakistan's aid

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- England captain Alastair Cook decided against enforcing the follow-on against... More...

Premier Soccer League inaugurated in Chittagong

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - The inaugural ceremony of the ninth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League football was held tod... More...

District

Valiant freedom fighter Advocate Dudu passes away

RANGPUR, July 24, 2016 (BSS)- Organiser of the War of Liberation, valiant freedom fighter (FF) and noted lawyer Advocate... More...

Kursha union of Rangpur declared free from child marriage

RANGPUR, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - The ordeal of child marriage in Kursha union under Kawnia upazila here has finally come to an end s... More...

Economic

WB to provide $10m for improving public procurement system

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - The World Bank (WB) will provide the government a loan of $10 million to support its initiatives for improving the public procurement system.

The loan will fund the Second Additional Financing to Public Pr... More...

Climate Change

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Egypt for final leg of world tour

CAIRO, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The first solar-powered plane to circle the wor... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Prizes distributed among winners of story contest

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - Prize handover ceremony of "Bola Hoyni" story contest organized by LG Electronics Bangladesh was held today in its head office. Managing Director of LG Bangladesh Edward Kim handed over the prizes among the three winners, said a press release.... More...

Technology

Social media a curse and a blessing in Munich shooting

MUNICH, Germany, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Social networks were both a curse and a blessing in the deadly shopping mall shooting in Munich, as police sometimes found themselves chasing fictitious leads and false alarms. The 18-year-old gunman, a German-Iranian named David Al... More...

Education

DU to stage anti-militancy demonstration tomorrow

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS)- Amidst growing urge to stop the spread of militancy at educational institutions across the country, authorities at Dhaka University announced to stage one of the biggest human chains on the campus tomorrow with a call to... More...

Weather

Light to moderate rainfall likely

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompani... More...