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Jatiya Sangsad

All districts to get hi-tech parks: PM

SANGSAD BHABAN, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said initiatives have been taken to set up hi-te... More...

JS sitting adjourned till 4.30 pm tomorrow

SANGSAD BHABAN, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Deputy Speaker M Fazley Rabbi Miah adjourned the House at 9 pm today.

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National

Tarana appoints torture victim Purnima her PO

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - State Minister for Information Tarana Halim today appointed Purnima Sheel, a tortured victim by BNP-Jamaat men during the post-election violence in 2001, as her personal officer (PO). According to an official press release, Taran in her Facebook status writes, "Can you reme... More...

Bangladesh towards attaining SDGs: Nasim

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim today said Bangladesh was towards attaining the health related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), repeating its success in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). "The remarkable progress in achieving MDG r... More...

FS sees signing physical arrangement with Myanmar as "big achievement"

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque today described the deal signed with Myanmar as a "bi... More...

BD to make outstanding progress on SDGs as it made on MDGs: USAID

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS)-USAID mission director Janina Jaruzelski said USAID is confident that it is possible for Ban... More...

Bangladesh-India to continue strong bilateral engagement

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Bangladesh and India have expressed their firm resolve to continue their strong bilateral ... More...

International

50 years after MLK's death, racism lingers in divided America

NEW YORK, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) - Nearly 50 years after Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr.'s assassination, the famed civil rights activist's dream has yet been realized. Racism remains a serious problem in a still divided America. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a ... More...

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...

Police raid France's Lactalis after baby milk scandal

LAVAL, France, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - French police raided the headquarters of dairy giant Lactalis on Wednesday ove... More...

Trump warns of immigration threat to national security

WASHINGTON, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - President Donald Trump said Tuesday that America's current immigration system we... 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...

Sports

Zimbabwe fight back with tight win in 2nd ODI

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Zimbabwe shrugged off their previous match defeat as they bounced back to record a 12-run victory over... More...

Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by 12-run in 2nd ODI

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by 12-run in the second ODI of the triangular series held on Wednesd... More...

District

Suchitra Sen remembered in Pabna

PABNA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Super heroin Suchitra Sen was remembered in Pabna today in her 4th death anniversary.

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Strict enforcement of tobacco act stressed

RANGPUR, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Anti-tobacco activists today laid emphasis on creating social awareness for strict enforce... 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

Experts for quality education to create skilled workforce

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2018 (BSS) - Education campaigners and activists at a working ... More...

Weather

Moderate to thick fog likely

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