Dhaka, Sunday, April 19, 2015

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National : PM for sincere implementation of Ekti Bari Ekti Khamar Project ** 337 Bangladeshis return home from Kerala ** WB to help remove key constraints to growth ** Dutch Queen lauds PM's drive for inclusive growth   |   International : ** Niger says 2.5 million suffering food insecurity **Finland goes to the polls, change of government expected ** Clarkson will 'start again' after leaving 'Top Gear' **   |   National : ** 337 Bangladeshis return home from Kerala **   |   

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National

a2i to build technological platform for judiciary

DHAKA, April 19, 2015 (BSS) - With the aim of forming a technological platform or plug-in for the judiciary, Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Judicial Strengthening Project (JUST) of the Supreme Court. W... More...

ILO ADG Nishimoto arrives in city

DHAKA, April 19, 2015 (BSS) - Assistant Director General (ADG) of International Labour Organization (ILO) and Regional Director for the Asia-Pacific Tomoko Nishimoto arrived in the city today. During her visit in Dhaka, she will participate in the opening session of a national tripartite consultat... More...

Khaleda is dangerous for country: Inu

MANIKGANJ, April 19, 2015 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today said BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is ... More...

Khulna Agriculture University Bill-2015 discussed

DHAKA, April 19, 2015 (BSS) - The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Education Ministry today discussed the Khulna University Bill-2015 to expedite its finalization process... More...

Pahela Baishakh celebrated in The Netherlands

Dhaka, April 19, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladeshi people in the Netherlands observed the Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Be... More...

International

Iran leader urges military to increase 'preparedness'

TEHRAN, April 19, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the country's armed forces Sunday to increase their "defensive preparedness", hitting out at a US warning of possible military action. He told commanders and troops in a speech that Iran "will never accept such stu... More...

EU to hold urgent meeting after new migrant boat disaster

BRUSSELS, April 19, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The European Union said Sunday it is organising an urgent meeting of foreign and interior ministers after the latest migrant boat disaster in the Mediterranean was feared to have killed up to 700 people. "For as long as there is war and hardship in our neighbour... More...

Rescuers seeking shipwreck survivors among floating corpses: Malta PM

VALLETTA, April 19, 2015 (AFP) - Rescuers at the scene of a Mediterranean shipwreck feared to have claimed 700 lives are... More...

Blast outside UN refugee agency HQ in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, April 19, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - An explosive device was detonated outside the UN agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza City overnight, without caus... More...

Afghan president starts Iran visit

TEHRAN, April 19, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Afghanistan's president arrived in Tehran Sunday on his first trip to Iran since taki... More...

Sports

Nasim, Riaz propels Pakistan 239/6 against Bangladesh

DHAKA, April 19, 2015, (BSS)- A responsible batting display by Saad Nasim and Wahab Riaz propel Pakistan to a decent tot... More...

Mourinho calls for caution as title beckons

LONDON, April 19, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho attempted to dampen the euphoria emanating from Stamfor... More...

District

Eleven police personnel awarded in Rangpur Range

RANGPUR, April 19, 2015 (BSS)- Eleven police personnel of Rangpur Range of Bangladesh Police received tri-monthly award... More...

Permanent steps to protect Rajshahi city from river erosion demanded

RAJSHAHI, April 19, 2015 (BSS)- Speakers at a rally here today called for permanent measures to protect Rajshahi city a... More...

Economic

DSE sees record transaction

DHAKA, April 19, 2015 (BSS) - Trading at Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) remained bullish at the week's opening session on... More...

Climate Change

Mountain of electrical waste reaches new peak: report

PARIS, April 19, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A record amount of electrical and electronic w... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Fourth person dies after Chile nightclub collapse

SANTIAGO, April 19, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A fourth person has died of injuries sustained after a nightclub collapsed in downtown Santiago, relatives of the victim said on Saturday. Ignacio Medina Rozas, 17, died from heart failure and failed to respond to efforts to resuscitate him... More...

Technology

Latest technologies for quality jute production stressed

RANGPUR, April 19, 2015 (BSS) - Experts at a day-long training workshop have stressed on adoption of the latest technologies to get maximum production of high yielding local variety jute, jute seed and upgraded quality of the fibre. They called for encouraging the farmers ... More...

Education

PhD Seminar on folklore held at IU

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, April 19, 2015 (BSS) - A PhD seminar titled "Folk-life an... More...

Weather

3 persons killed, crops-houses damaged by Nor'wester in Mymensingh

MYMENSINGH, Apr 19, 2015 (BSS) - Three persons were killed and 15 others inju... More...