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Jatiya Sangsad

JS sitting resumes

SANGSAD BHABAN, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS)-The sitting of the Jatiya Sangsad resumed at 4.30 pm today with Speaker Dr. Shirin... More...

JS sitting adjourned till 4.30 pm tomorrow

SANGSAD BHABAN, Jan 16, 2018 (BSS) - Deputy Speaker M Fazley Rabbi Miah adjourned the House at 9.04 pm today.

The H... More...

National

EC suspends DNCC election following HC order

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - The Election Commission (EC) today suspended all proceedings of the election to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) which was scheduled to be held on February 26. "We have taken the decision following an order of the High Court (HC) that suspended all the proceedings ... More...

Menon asks officials to complete unfinished projects

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 BSS) - Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon today asked the officials to accomplish all unfinished projects of the current fiscal year properly. "The present government is increasing the budget every year to boost up the social sector and we don't accept any corruption and... More...

9th wage board for journalists awaits PM approval: Tarana

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - State Minister for Information Tarana Halim today said that the file on the 9th wage board... More...

Pranab pays tribute to Pritilata Waddedar in Chittagong

CHITTAGONG, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee paid rich tributes to the memory of anti-Br... More...

UNHCR for returns of Rohingy refugees meeting int'l standard

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, yesterday stressed the importance of returns of Rohingy refuge... More...

International

Catalan parliament to meet, but without sacked leader

BARCELONA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Catalonia's parliament meets for the first time on Wednesday since it was dissolved following a failed attempt to break from Spain -- but without sacked regional leader Carles Puigdemont who is in self-imposed exile in Belgium. Separatist parties won regional e... More...

A 5.7-magnitude quake jolts Taiwan

TAIPEI, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) - A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Beitou District of Taipei at 1:59 p.m. Wednesday Beijing Time, according to Taiwan's meteorological authority. The epicenter was monitored at 25.15 degrees north latitude and 121.54 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 140 k... More...

France, Britain to announce new migrant treaty: Macron

PARIS, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May will announce... More...

7 ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar police open fire at riot: official

YANGON, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Myanmar police opened fire on a crowd of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists as they tried to seiz... More...

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong jailed for protest

HONG KONG, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was jailed for three months Wednesday for obstructing... More...

Sports

South Africa win India Test series

CENTURION, South Africa, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi bowled South Africa to a series-clinching w... More...

Zimbabwe set 291-run winning target for Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Zimbabwe set a 291-run winning target for Sri Lanka in the second ODI of the triangular s... More...

District

Three killed in Lakshmipur road accident

LAKSHMIPUR, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Three people including a child were killed and four others injured in a road acciden... More...

Bumper winter vegetable production likely in Rangpur region

RANGPUR, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) are expecting a bumper produc... More...

Economy

Govt inks two deals with OFID for infrastructure dev

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - The government today signed two loan agreements with the OPEC Fund for International Deve... More...

Climate Change

Two more active Philippine volcanoes are restive: authority

MANILA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) - The Philippines' most active volcano Mayon... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

New Aamir Khan film to hit Chinese screens

BEIJING, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) - Indian actor Aamir Khan will return to Chinese movie screens with his latest film, Secret Superstar. The film, which will be shown on the Chinese mainland this Friday, tells the story of 14-year-old Insia, who chases her dream of bein... More...

Technology

Rice seedling transplanter machine gains popularity in Panchagarh

Panchagarh, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - The rice seedling transplanter machine has gained popularity among farmers at all the five upazilas of Panchagarh district in the last few years. Local people said farmers in the locality did not know about the use of the machine only a fe... More...

Education

Winter festival begins tomorrow at JU

SAVAR, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - A three-day winter festival will begin tomorrow on... More...

Weather

Moderate to thick fog likely

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Moderate to thick fog may occur over northern par... More...