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Jatiya Sangsad

14.28 lakh fishermen registered for giving financial support: Minister

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS) -The government with a view to providing financial support to marginal fisherman has so far re... More...

Bangladesh fetches Taka 4,661 crore by exporting fish, fish products, minister tells JS

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS)- Bangladesh earned Taka 4,661 crore in 2014-15 fiscal year by exporting 83,524 metri... More...

National

BNP never believes in independence: Hanif

DHAKA, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS)- Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif, MP, today said the BNP never believes in country's independence and sovereignty as it believes in Pakistani ideals.

"BNP chief Khaleda Zia has created a controversy over the number of martyrs in the Liberation War at a time when Pakistan is conspiring to deny... More...

Sgt. Zahurul Haque's death anniversary tomorrow

DHAKA, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS)- The 47th death anniversary of martyred Sergeant Zahurul Haque will be observed tomorrow with due solemnity, said a press release. Liberation War Museum and family members of Sergeant Zahurul Haque will jointly organise a drawing contest at the museum premises marking the d... More...

SC upholds bail for Mahmudur Rahman

DHAKA, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS)- The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) today upheld an order of the High Court that granted bail to Amar Desh editor Mahmudur Rahman.

A five... More...

Divisional Commissioner offers Fateha at Dr Wazed's grave

RANGPUR, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS) - Newly appointed Divisional Commissioner
(Additional Secretary) Kazi Hassan Ahmed offered ... More...

Fazle Rabbi for forming Char Unnayan Board

DHAKA, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS)- Deputy speaker of Jaitya Sangsad M Fazle Rabbi Miah today emphasised the need for forming Cha... More...

International

Two Palestinians fire on Israeli soldiers, shot dead: army

NABLUS, Palestinian Territories, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Two Palestinian teenagers fired on Israeli soldiers before being shot dead in the northern occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israel's army said, the latest deaths in a months-long wave of unrest. An army statement said the pair attacked an Israeli ... More...

Saudi deploys jets in Turkey for anti-IS fight

DUBAI, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Saudi Arabia has deployed warplanes to a Turkish airbase in order to "intensify" its operations against the Islamic State group in Syria, a senior Saudi defence official has said. "The Saudi kingdom now has a presence at Incirlik airbase in Turkey," brigadier general A... More...

Haiti lawmakers elect Jocelerme Privert as interim president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Haitian lawmakers early Sunday elected Jocelerme Privert as the country's inter... More...

Afghan civilian casualties top 11,000 to hit record in 2015: UN

KABUL, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The UN in 2015 recorded its highest number of civilians killed or wounded in Afghanistan... More...

Cuba returns lost dummy missile to US: State Department

WASHINGTON, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The United States has recovered a missile that was accidentally sent to Cuba in 201... More...

Sports

Under-19 World Cup: India set 146 runs winning target to West Indies

DHAKA, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS) - India under-19 team have set a paltry 146 runs winning target against West Indies under-19... More...

Nadal crashes out to Thiem in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Defending champion Rafael Nadal suffered another setback Saturday when he squande... More...

District

7 ships fined Tk 2.15 lakh in Ctg

CHITTAGONG, Nov 14, 2016 (BSS) - A mobile court of Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) in a drive today fined Taka 2.15 lakh to seven... More...

BGB arrests 4 with Indian currency, firearms at Hili frontier

DINAJPUR, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS) - Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained four Bangladeshi nationals with one lakh Indian R... More...

Economic

Stocks open week mixed

DHAKA, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS)- Stock market was mixed on Sunday in quiet trading as investors remained largely reluctant in making fresh investment due to lack of a clear direction. The broader index at Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed flat in... More...

Climate Change

150,000 Antarctica penguins die after iceberg grounding: study

SYDNEY, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Some 150,000 penguins died after a
massive ic... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Flourishing of rich Bengali culture stressed

RANGPUR, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS) - Reviving lost social values through flourishing of the rich Bengali culture and heritage has become a need of the time to build a peaceful, non-communal Bangladesh, speakers at separate discussions said here yesterday. Different socio-cultural and... More...

Technology

'Coworking' grows amid search for new office lifestyle

WASHINGTON, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - When Lance Macon started his real estate consulting firm, he did not want a traditional office. But he wasn't going to work out of his home or a coffee shop either. Macon instead signed on with the "coworking" space Cove, where he gets an a... More...

Education

Mannan for quality assurance system to improve higher education

DHAKA, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS) - Professor Abdul Mannan, chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, called for well functioning of quality assurance system to improve higher education.

He said this while addressing a two-day wor... More...

Weather

DHAKA, Feb 14, 2016 (BSS) - Trough of easterly low lies over the Gangetic West B... More...