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National

Nasim seeks EU cooperation in developing hospitals' waste management

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim today sought cooperation of European Union (EU) to develop waste management of hospitals' in the country. He also requested EU to provide training facilities to people working in drug testing laboratory. The minist... More...

Khaleda Zia concerned for protecting war criminals, militants: Inu

MOULAVIBAZAR, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today said Begum Khaleda Zia and her party leaders are shouting that there is no democracy and it has been in prison, in reality, it's not democracy but war criminals and militant are in prison. "Khaleda Zia's concern is not ... More...

44th Victory Day of Bangladesh celebrated in Sri Lanaka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo celebrated the 43rd anniversary of Victory Day of Bangladesh on December 16 with great enthusiasm a... More...

Dhaka, Naypyidaw border conference begins

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - The four-day border conference between the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar Police Force (MPF) started today at BGB headquarters in the capit... More...

President, PM urge expatriates to brighten country's image

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued separate messages wi... More...

International

Chinese leader held back by hardliners over Tibet: Dalai Lama

PARIS, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The Dalai Lama said Wednesday he believed China's president may be ready to re-launch talks over greater autonomy for the Tibetan region but was being held back by Communist Party hardliners. Describing Xi Jinping as a "realist", the Tibetan spiritual leader told ... More...

Church of England names first woman bishop

STOCKPORT, United Kingdom, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The Church of England on Wednesday named vicar Libby Lane as its first woman bishop, following a historic change in its rules.

Lane was named as the next bishop of Stockport, in a dramatic new step for England's state church after years of wrangling and division over the move.

"It is... More...

European Parliament backs recognition of Palestinian state 'in principle'


STRASBOURG, France, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The European Parliament overwhelmingly backed the recognition of a P... More...

Putin holds late-night talks on Ukraine with European leaders

MOSCOW, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts ag... More...

Palestinians seek UN resolution to end Israeli occupation

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The Palestinians are to push on Wednesday with a draft UN resolu... More...

Sports

Ex-cricket chief rues Pakistan's chucking negligence

ABU DHABI, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Former Pakistan cricket chief Nasim Ashraf said on Wednesday he regretted that a failure to... More...

Bangabandhu Gold Cup football begins in Manikganj

MANIKGANJ, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - The District level competition of
Bangabandhu Gold Cup Primary School Football Tournanent-201... More...

District

OC of Osmaninagar Thana died in heart attack

SYLHET, Dec 17 (BSS)- Mustafizur Rahman, Officer in Charge (OC) of Osmaninagar Thana under Sylhet, died of heart attack this after... More...

34 persons arrested in Habiganj

HABIGANJ, Dec 17 (BSS)- Police conducted raids in different areas under nine police stations of the district for the last two da... More...

Economic

Airtel brings "value for money" offer

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - Cellular phone operator Airtel has introduced best value for money mobile data plan for th... More...

Climate Change

Climate change project helps 15000 families save assets

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - A project to address extreme monsoon flooding helped communities find solutions to tackling climate change affect with so far sav... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Timberlake, Biel expecting first child: ex-bandmate

NEW YORK, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Heartthrob couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are expecting their first child, Timberlake's former bandmate says. Joey Fatone, who performed with Timberlake in the boy band 'NSync, confirmed Biel's long-rumored pregnancy in an intervie... More...

Technology

Five -day digital expo Rajshahi begins

RAJSHAHI, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS)- A five-day BCS Digital Expo Rajshahi-2014, began in the city today with the slogan "Digital Education is the foundation for Digital Bangladesh". Bangladesh Computer Society (BCS), a national organization in the field of computer and information... More...

Education

Non-Government Universities of Bangladesh (ANUB) meeting held

DHAKA, December 17, 2014 (BSS)- A special meeting of the Association of Non-Government Universities of Bangladesh (ANUB) was held on Monday chaired by Sheikh Kabir Hossain, Chairman of ANUB, on the operation of branch campus or study center of for... More...

Weather

Dry weather likely

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - Weather is likely to remain mainly dry today with te... More...