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First Bangalee Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario accorded reception

DHAKA, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS) - Archbishop Patrick D'Rozario, the highest ranking priest of the Roman Catholic Church in the country, was accorded a reception at Archbishop House at the city's Kakrail today as he has been appointed as cardinal, the first ever to reach such a high position as Bangalee.

Pope Francis on November 19 promoted D'Rozario an... More...

People will vote again for Awami League: Nasim

DHAKA, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS) - Awami League Presidium Member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim today said the countrymen do not like the BNP for its politics of killing innocent people in arson attacks. "The countrymen irrespective of caste, creed and religions will cast their votes fo... More...

PM has given us dignity: Manju

PIROJPUR, Dec 09, 2016 (BSS)- Environment and Forest Minister Anwar Hossain Manju said here today that Bangabandhu had g... More...

Inu for consensus on access, democratization, security of Net

DHAKA, Dec 09, 2016(BSS)- Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said that consensus was needed on three issues--- univer... More...

Rokeya Day observed with call for ensuring women's equity

DHAKA, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS) - Rokeya Day was observed amid different programmes across the country with the call for ensur... More...

International

In Colombia, deformed babies quadrupled amid Zika crisis: CDC

MIAMI, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- Four times the number of babies born with skull deformities linked to Zika virus were reported in Colombia this year following the outbreak of the mosquito-borne infection, said a US government report Friday. Women infected early in pregnancy were most at risk of givi... More...

30 killed in Boko Haram suicide attacks in Nigeria: army

KANO, Nigeria, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- At least 30 people were killed on Friday when two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a busy market in northeast Nigeria, the military said. "At least 30 people have been killed in the suicide blasts carried out by two female suicide bombers i... More...

S.Korea parliament impeaches scandal-hit President Park

SEOUL, Dec 9, 2016 (AFP) - South Korean lawmakers on Friday passed an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-H... More...

Solomons escape serious damage after powerful 7.7 quake

SYDNEY, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A major 7.7-magnitude quake struck Friday off the Solomon Islands, but there were no re... More...

American space legend John Glenn dead at 95

CHICAGO, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit the Earth and the fi... More...

Sports

Dhaka Dynamites emerge champions in BPL T20

DHAKA, Dec 09, 2016 (BSS)- Dhaka Dynamites emerged champions in the 4th edition of Bangladesh Premier League T20 beatin... More...

Maruf included in squad for preparation camp

DHAKA, Dec 09, 2016 (BSS)- Opening batsman Mehedi Hasan Maruf has been included in the squad for the preparation camp in Sydney,... More...

District

Over 3.39 lakh children to be fed Vitamin A capsule in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, DEC 09, 2016 (BSS) - A total of 3, 39, 366 children would be fed blue and red color vitamin A capsule in all the seven ... More...

30 held with arms from CU hall

CHITTAGONG, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS) - Chittagong District police detained at least 30 people with huge sharp weapons from two dormito... More...

Economic

Rangpur Chamber for special industrial policy

RANGPUR, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS) - Leaders of of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) have called for formulating special industria... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Stones roll back the years with chart-topping album

LONDON, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- The Rolling Stones on Friday scored their first British number one album in over 20 years, a day after frontman Mick Jagger became a father for the eighth time, aged 73. "Blue & Lonesome", a tribute to the blues legends who inspired the iconic... More...

Technology

Govt to provide IT training to 30,000 women entrepreneurs

DHAKA, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS) - The government will provide training to 30,000 women entrepreneurs by 2018 on IT for ensuring optimal use of ICT in business plan, promotion and management. The Women and ICT Frontiers Initiative (WIFI) of UN Asian and Pacific Training Center for ICT... More...

Education

DU observes Rokeya Day

DHAKA, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS)- The Dhaka University today observed the Rokeya Day on... More...

Weather

Cyclonic storm 'vardah' likely to intensify further

DHAKA, Dec 9, 2016 (BSS) - The cyclonic storm "Vardah" over Southeast Bay and adjoining area moved further northwards over the same area and was centered at 6 am today.

It is likely to intensify further and move in a North or Northwesterly direc... More...