Dhaka, Monday, August 31, 2015

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National : Draft of "Bangladesh Investment Development Authority Law, 2015" gets cabinet nod ** Six killed in road accident on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla ** President returns home from London ** 3 hurt as bus veers off Kuril flyover   |   International : London's colourful Notting Hill Carnival kicks off ***Obama invites Pakistan's PM to the White House October 22 *** Strong hurricane on track to spare Hawaii    |   

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National

PPP facilitating infrastructure building in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS) - The development partners today termed the progress of the government's Investment Promotion and Financing Facility (IPFF) Project satisfactory as the project could successfully finance numbers of small power plants, water treatment plants and communication networking.

Official sources said IPFF has so far financ... More...

3 hurt as bus veers off Kuril flyover

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS) - A passenger bus veered off the Kuril flyover and fell into a ditch this morning as its driver lost his control over the steering.

The accident left three passengers injured and the locals rushed them to nearby hospital.

Police and fire service officials said, the accident occurred as the Sayedabad-bound bus from Tu... More...

Empowering female public representatives stressed

RANGPUR, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS) - There is no alternative to empowering the union and upazila level elected female public representatives in attaining sustainable and balanced socioec... More...

Landslide likely due to heavy rainfall

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS) - Due to very heavy rainfall landslide may occur at places over the hilly regions of Chittagong and Sylhet divisions.

Under the influence of active mon... More...

No exemption for Hazari from ACC case

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS) - The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today revoked an order of the High Court, which exempted former lawmaker Joynal Hazari from a case lodged fo... More...

International

Congress suspends four MLAs of Assam for anti-party activities

NEW DELHI, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS) - The Congress Party has suspended four MLAs of Assam assembly for anti-party activities and served show cause notices to another five.

All of them are very close to former minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who recently joined the BJP.

Speculation is rife that suspended MLAs may tilt to the BJP though the pa... More...

Congress suspends four MLAs of Assam for anti-party activities

NEW DELHI, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS) - The Congress Party has suspended four MLAs of Assam assembly for anti-party activities and served show cause notices to another five.

All of them are very close to former minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who recently joined the BJP.

Speculation is rife that suspended MLAs may tilt to the BJP though the pa... More...

Australia urges more European nations to join IS air strikes

SYDNEY, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Australia on Monday urged more European nations to begin air strikes against Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq as a way of tackling the escalat... More...

Obama invites Pakistan's PM to the White House October 22

WASHINGTON, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - US President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to vi... More...

Bulgarian PM's plane makes second emergency landing

SOFIA, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A plane carrying Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov made an emergency landing on Sunday because of a problem with the landing gear, the second s... More...

Sports

India lead Sri Lanka by 345 runs

COLOMBO, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - India were 234-8 in their second innings at tea on the fourth day of the final Test... More...

Sharapova withdraws from US Open with leg injury

NEW YORK, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Russian third seed Maria Sharapova withdrew from the US Open on Sunday with a right l... More...

District

Body of a schoolgirl recovered in Gazipur

GAZIPUR, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS) - Police recovered the body of a schoolgirl from Kasimpur area in the city this morning.

The ... More...

Pirate suspect killed in gunfight

BAGERHAT, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS) - A suspected pirate was killed in a gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in ... More...

Economic

Enhance fruit production for nourishment, self-reliance: speakers

RANGPUR, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS) - Speakers at the inaugural ceremony a fruit tree fair yesterday afternoon stressed for enha... More...

Climate Change

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Entertainment & Arts

Taylor Swift takes early lead at MTV awards

LOS ANGELES, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Pop superstar Taylor Swift took an early lead at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, winning the first two of her whopping 10 nominations and burying the hatchet with rapper Nicki Minaj. Swift won Best Pop Video and Best Female Video fo... More...

Technology

Goldberg mobile opens its first brand shop

DHAKA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladeshi mobile handset brand Goldberg has opened its first brand. Goldberg Chief Executive Officer Abrar Rahman Khan inaugurated the brand shop at fourth floor of Raj Laxmi Shopping Complex in city's Uttara recently, said a press release today. ... More...

Education

Govt working to build IT-skilled young generation: Nahid

SYLHET, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS)- Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said the... More...

Weather

53 rivers register rises, 30 falls

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2015 (BSS) - Water levels in 53 rivers stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rises and 30 stations recorded falls.

Among the 84 monitored water level stations, 20 are above danger level, a... More...