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National

Khaleda trying to spoil polls: Dr Hasan Mahmud

DHAKA, April 21, 2015 (BSS)- Publicity and Publication affairs secretary of the ruling Awami League Dr Hasan Mahmud today said sensing an inevitable defeat of BNP-backed candidates in the ensuing city corporation polls, Begum Khaleda Zia is creating an anarchic situation. "Khaleda Zia could realise... More...

Bangladesh-India book fair in Dhaka in June

DHAKA, Apr 21, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh-India book fair is going to be held in the city in June this year.

The ministry of cultural affairs took a preliminary decision at a meeting today to organize the book fair at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the first week of June.

The meeting formed a 10-member committee with Ban... More...

CID seizes 70 banned motorcycles from Kamalapur ICD

DHAKA, April 21, 2015 (BSS) - The Customs Intelligence Department(CID) today seized 70 banned motorcycles from a cont... More...

Election campaign in Port City gaining momentum

CHITTAGONG, April 21,2015 (BSS)- Election campaign in Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) is gaining momentum with each d... More...

BNP conspires to thwart city corporation polls: Quamrul

DHAKA, April 21, 2015 (BSS) - Food Minister and joint general secretary of Dhaka City unit of ruling Awami League Adv... More...

International

Japan's maglev train breaks new world speed record

TOKYO, April 21, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Japan's state-of-the-art maglev train clocked a new world speed record Tuesday in a test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometre (373 miles) per hour mark, as Tokyo races to sell the technology abroad. The seven-car maglev train -- short for "magnet... More...

Prince William goes on leave ahead of birth

LONDON, April 21, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Britain's Prince William has gone on leave from his job as an air ambulance pilot after completing his training early, royal officials said Tuesday, days before the expected birth of his second child. A spokesman for Kensington Palace, William's official residence... More...

Schools in Burdwan to teach self-defence skills to girl students

NEW DELHI, April 21, 2015 (BSS) - The Burdwan district administration in India has decided to introduce self-defence training for girl students in schools.

It has been found... More...

US sends carrier to Yemen waters with eye on Iran convoy

SANAA, April 21, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A US aircraft carrier was headed to the Arabian Sea Tuesday as Washington said it was... More...

Egypt court jails ousted president Morsi for 20 years

CAIRO, April 21, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 12 other de... More...

Sports

BD U-19 youth team beat SA in 6th ODI

DHAKA, April 21, 2015 (BSS)- A five-wicket haul by Saleh Ahmed and well supported by Nahiduzzaman saw Bangladesh under-1... More...

Premier League, FA 'fight' hurts England - Eriksson

SHANGHAI, April 21, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says in-fighting between the Football As... More...

District

Varieties of fish spawn ahead of normal period in Halda

CHITTAGONG, April 21, 2015 (BSS) - Popular species of fish like Rui, Katla, Mrigel and Kaliboush on Friday released huge amount... More...

Muktijoddha Complex to inaugurate tomorrow

GAIBANDHA, April 21, 2015 (BSS) - A three-storey building of Muktijoddha Complex located on the bank of the river Ghagot in Pur... More...

Economic

DSE index falls below 4300-point mark again

DHAKA, April 21, 2015 (BSS) - The profit-booking sale pressure brought the broader price index of Dhaka Stock Exchange ... More...

Climate Change

6th session of SA Climate Outlook Forum begins

DHAKA, April 21, 2015 (BSS) - The Sixth Session of the South Asian Climate Ou... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Bibi Russell invited to Rajasthan

DHAKA, April 21, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh's celebrated fashion designer Bibi Russell has been invited by the Rajasthan Khadi and Gram Udyog Board as a state guest of the Rajasthan government of India. "Bibi Russell has been invited to support the artisans and crafts peopl... More...

Technology

WB keen to establish 'Software Technology Park' at Keraniganj

DHAKA, April 21, 2015 (BSS) - The World Bank (WB) has shown keen interest to establish a Software Technology Park (STP) on 43 acres of land at Keraniganj and requested for conducting feasibility study through the Leveraging ICT Growth, Governance and Employment (LICT) Project.... More...

Education

Australian Professors call on Dr Arefin

DHAKA, April 21, 2015 (BSS)- An Australian delegation of academicians led by Professor Mile Terziouski, Dean of Curtin Graduate School of Business of the Curtin University, Australia today called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor (VC)Prof Dr ... More...

Weather

Three dead as wild weather lashes Sydney region

SYDNEY, April 21, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Three people died as Sydney and surrounding a... More...