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National

DUJA cancels Dainik Sangram's membership

DHAKA, July 4, 2015 (BSS) - Dhaka University Journalists Association (DUJA), an organisation of students working as DU reporters, cancelled the membership of pro-Jamaat Bengali daily Dainik Sangram for its anti-liberation role in 1971. The decision was taken at a general meeting on Friday night at... More...

Youth killed in train accident

DHAKA, July 04, 2015 (BSS) - An unidentified youth was killed as a passenger train leaving from Kamalapur railway station hit him while he was crossing a railway line in Azampur area of Uttara in the city this morning.

Officer-in-charge of Kamalapur GRP Thana Abdul Majid told BSS that the locals took the wounded youth to a hospital in Uttara ... More...

Shajahan Khan back from IMO council

DHAKA, July 04, 2015(BSS) - Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan returned home today from London after attending the 114th c... More...

Khaleda Zia paralyses her party: railway minister

CHITTAGONG, July 4,2015 (BSS) - Railways Minister M Muzibul Hoque today said that the activities of Bangladesh National... More...

Pre-paid electricity meter factory opens in Gazipur

DHAKA, July 4, 2015 (BSS) - A factory to manufacture pre-paid electricity meters has been opened at Bangladesh Diesel Plant (BDP) in Gazipur.

State minister for power, energ... More...

International

Syria rebels battle regime in Aleppo's fiercest fighting

BEIRUT, July 5, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Two alliances of Syrian rebels battled to advance in government-held western Aleppo on Saturday, seizing an army barracks in one district but losing ground in others, in some of the fiercest fighting in the city since the conflict began. US-led coalition force... More...

Putin tells Obama US-Russia dialogue key to global stability

MOSCOW, July 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said relations between Moscow and Washington were key to ensuring global stability and called for dialogue based on "equality and respect." In a message to his US counterpart Barack Obama on Independence Day in the Uni... More...

India refuses to vote against Isreal at UN

NEW DELHI, July 4, 2015 (BSS) - The Indian government on Friday denied what appeared to be a major shift in India's policy on Israel, after it abstained from a vote against Israel... More...

4.5 magnitude quake rattles Nicaragua's Pacific coast

MANAGUA, July 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rattled cities along Nicaragua's Pacific coast late Friday,... More...

Libya magnet for jihadists from Tunisia and beyond

TUNIS, July 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Lawless Libya has become a magnet for radical militants who receive weapons training in ... More...

Sports

South Africa's Du Plessis welcomes new no-ball rule

DHAKA, July 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - South Africa's Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis on Saturday welcomed the new cricket rule which all... More...

Recent team's performance will help us against SA: Mashrafe

DHAKA, July 4, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said they want to face touring South Africa with full confiden... More...

District

Eid markets witness huge sales in northern districts

RANGPUR, July 4, 2015 (BSS)- The Eid markets are witnessing huge sales with the people rushing to the shopping centres ... More...

Five dacoits arrested in Natore

NATORE, July 4, 2015 (BSS)-Police arrested five dacoits including a female dacoit from Gurudasapur area on Friday night.

Pol... More...

Economic

FY16 begins with strong trend in major economic indicators

DHAKA, July 4, 2015 (BSS) - The new 2015-16 financial year (FY16) began amid strong trend in major economic indicators, raising the prospect of achieving higher growth and more economic stability in the coming days.

The key economic i... More...

Climate Change

Pact with devil? California farmers use oil firms' water

BAKERSFIELD, United States, July 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - An efficient solution to a ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Damon Albarn musical whisks "Alice" into the virtual world

LONDON, July 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A troubled teenage girl who seeks refuge in a fantastical online world is the star of a new musical co-written by Blur frontman Damon Albarn to mark the 150th anniversary of "Alice in Wonderland".

Loosely based on Lewis Carroll's book, "wonder.land" ... More...

Technology

Spain's Amadeus says to buy tech firm for $830 mn

MADRID, July 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Spanish technology company Amadeus, the world's biggest processor of travel transactions, it will buy airline technology firm Navitaire for $830 million (750 million euros) to boost its position in the low-cost segment.

Amadeus, which provides technol... More...

Education

Children deprived of primary education in char areas

NARSINGDI, July 4, 2015 (BSS)- A good number of children in the char areas of Sadar and Raipura upazilas of the district are being deprived of the right to compulsory primary education due to poverty, ignorance, shortage of schools and lack of commun... More...

Weather

35 rivers register rises, 44 falls

DHAKA, July 4, 2015 (BSS) - Water levels in 35 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rises and 44 stations recorded falls.

Among the 74 monitored water level stations, three have been registered st... More...