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One killed, 3 injured in Tongi road accident

DHAKA, Oct 2, 2015 (BSS) - One woman aged about 50 years was killed and three others were injured as two Dhaka-bound bus hit from both sides at Tongi bazaar bus stand on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Gazipur district today.

The deceased was identified as Panna Begum, hailed from Fulgazi village under Chhagalnaiya thana.

Deceased's... More...

Kazuhiro calls on Speaker

DHAKA, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS) - Kazuhiro Watanabe, a Japanese citizen who translated "Asamapta Attojiboni", autobiography on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, into Japanese language, called on Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at her office here today. During ... More...

Agro sector contribute remarkably maintaining stable GDP growth: Atiur

DHAKA, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor today said despite the challenges of climate changes and popula... More...

Reports of Adhikar, BHRC on extra-judicial killings baseless: PHQ

DHAKA, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh Police today strongly protested the recent media reports quoting 'Ahdikar' and 'Ba... More...

JS team returns from Congo

DHAKA, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS)- A delegation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Defense returned home ... More...

International

Canadian PM calls general election for October 19

OTTAWA, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper dissolved parliament Sunday and called for general elections on October 19.

The announcement marks the official kickoff of an 11 week-long campaign in which the Conservative leader will seek a fourth straight term in power, with the sluggish economy expected to be a centra... More...

Australian beaches closed after new shark sightings

SYDNEY, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Several beaches on the east coast of Australia were closed Sunday after fresh shark sightings as authorities warned swimmers to be vigilant following an attack that left a surfer with serious arm and leg injuries. Beaches at the tourist hub of Ballina, where a bodyboard... More...

Flood kills at least 82 in India

NEW DELHI, Aug 2(BSS) - At least 82 people killed in Indian states Manipur, Gujarat and West Bengal due to heavy rain th... More...

Kerry in Egypt on first leg of Mideast tour

CAIRO, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Egypt on Saturday to relaunch a strategic partne... More...

Syrian LCC group quits opposition bloc

BEIRUT, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A major Syrian anti-regime group, the Local Coordination Committees, announced Saturday ... More...

Sports

Bangladesh to face Sri Lanka in SAFF U-16 opener

DHAKA, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS)- Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka in their group A opening match on August 11 in the SAFF U-16 Ch... More...

Mahmudullah frustrated after rain turns out to spoil the match

DHAKA, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS) - All-rounder Mahmudullah expressed his
disappointment after rain again spoiled the third suc... More...

District

Month-long de-warming campaign begins in KCC

KHULNA, Aug 2 (BSS) - A month-long de-warming albendazole tablet eating campaign was began in the city today.

Mayor o... More...

Anti-drug campaign held in Netrakona

NETRAKONA, Aug 2,2015 (BSS)- A special anti-drug campaign programme was held inside Netrakona district jail here today under the a... More...

Economic

FBCCI demands cut in lending rate

DHAKA, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS) - Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) today demanded cut in len... More...

Climate Change

Obama to unveil major plan in climate fight

WASHINGTON, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - President Barack Obama will Monday unveil wh... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Actress Charlize Theron adopts baby girl in US

LOS ANGELES, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - South African-born actress Charlize Theron has adopted her second child, an African-American newborn named August, US media reported Saturday. The baby joins Theron's first child, Jackson, who was adopted in South Africa in 2012, according ... More...

Technology

500 new apps added to Google Play Store from Bangladesh

DHAKA, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS) - Want to verify the standard of a product showcased by a popular super shop in Dhaka? Just download the mobile app named BSTI (Product Check) from Google Play Store and you would find the names of different kinds of product which have approval f... More...

Education

Officials must have clear vision to fulfill public expectations: Arefin

DHAKA, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS) - Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS ... More...

Weather

50 rivers register rises, 32 falls

DHAKA, Aug 2, 2015 (BSS) - Water levels in 50 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rises and 32 stations recorded falls.

Among the 85 monitored water level stations, three river stations have been... More...