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Jatiya Sangsad

Stop vandalism, anarchy: lawmakers

SANGSAD BHABAN, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - Lawmakers belonging to the treasury and the opposition benches today categorically criticized... More...

New stickers for MP's vehicles: Speaker

SANGSAD BHABAN, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) -Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today told the House that the parliament secreta... More...

National

Qulkhwani of Amina Khatun tomorrow

GAZIPUR 29, 2015 (BSS) - The qulkhwani of Amina Khatun, grandmother of Shaheed Ahsanullah Master, MP, Smriti Parishad General Secretary and Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) Journalist Ataur Rahman, will be held after Jumma prayers tomorrow.

The qulkhwani and doa mahfil will take place at Haidarabad village home of the deceased under ward No. 39... More...

Govt to do all for people's security: Mozammel

GAZIPUR, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque today said the government would do everything possible for security of the people, especially for the security of examinees and examiners of the upcoming SSC examinations. "Killing people cannot be termed as political a... More...

Bangladesh attains extensive development to go beyond LDC status

DHAKA, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - A review meeting of the United Nations (UN) has been informed that Bangladesh is attaining e... More...

Mahila Parishad for stopping violence, killings

DHAKA, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh Mahila Parishad today urged the leaders of 20-party alliance to behave responsibly to the people and stop violence and killings in the name o... More...

12,000 Ansars to be deployed combating terrorism: Quader

DHAKA, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said that some 12,000 Ansar members... More...

International

Britain summons Russian ambassador after bombers intercepted

LONDON, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Britain said it had summoned the Russian ambassador Thursday after Russian military planes were found flying close to British airspace. The move comes after a string of similar incidents and amid tense relations between Moscow and the West over the conflict in Ukra... More...

US Senate panel advances Iran sanctions bill

WASHINGTON, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The US Senate Banking Committee approved a controversial measure Thursday that would ratchet up sanctions on Iran, a legislative weapon Congress could wield after March if international nuclear talks hit an impasse.

Senators voted 18 to 4 to advance the so-called Kirk-Menendez bill, which is steadfastly opp... More...

Syria talks in Moscow end with no concrete result

MOSCOW, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Syrian representatives of President Bashar al-Assad's regime and opposition figures end... More...

US doctors flag neurological risk in child virus cases

PARIS, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - US doctors on Thursday reported 12 cases of muscle weakness or paralysis among children ... More...

Rights abuses fuelled rise of Islamic militants: HRW

WASHINGTON, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Governments increasingly view human rights as "a luxury" they can ill afford, Human... More...

Sports

Bangladesh lose to Malaysia

SYLHET, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh hope of a winning start vanished into blue as young Malaysian side handed host a... More...

Kruif expresses disappointment over team's performance

SYLHET Jan 29, 2015 (BSS)- Bangladesh foreign head coach Lodewijk de Kruif blamed his defense to concede a goal, especia... More...

District

Pro-AL candidates sweep Madaripur Bar polls

MADARIPUR, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - Pro-Awami League candidates swept in the Madaripur District Bar Association polls bagging seven po... More...

Training workshop for hajj pilgrims held in Rangpur

RANGPUR, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - A day-long training workshop for the Hajj pilgrims organised by Chharsina Hajj Group (CHG)... More...

Economic

Muhith stresses investors' skill for healthy capital market

DHAKA, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - Finance Minister A M A Muhith today renewed his call for enhanced "investors' skill" in the ... More...

Climate Change

Canada's Winnipeg still under boil-water advisory

OTTAWA, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Residents of Canada's sixth-largest city were a... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

US entertainer Joel Grey comes out as gay

LOS ANGELES, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Oscar-winning American entertainer Joel Grey, best known for his star turn in the 1972 big-screen version of the musical "Cabaret," came out as gay on Wednesday. The 82-year-old actor, singer and dancer, who had two children with ex-wif... More...

Technology

Apple ties with Samsung as world's top smartphone vendor

SEOUL, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Apple caught up with Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter of 2014, thanks to booming sales of its new iPhone 6, market researcher Strategy Analytics said today. Apple reported a record net profit of $18 billion ... More...

Education

Preparatory meeting for Amar Ekushey held at DU

DHAKA, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS)- A preparatory meeting for peaceful holding of Amar Ek... More...

Weather

Rain likely to occur over the country

DHAKA, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers is likely to occur at one or two places over Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions and the regions of Tangail, Mymensingh, Jessore and Kushtia and weather may remain mainly dry elsewhere over the countr... More...