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Sheikh Kamal embraced martyrdom first on Aug 15

DHAKA, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS) - Despite Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the main target of the killings on August 15 in 1975, Sheikh Kamal was the first man who faced martyrdom in the gruesome attack. One of the killers of disgruntled troops Bazlul Huda shot Sheikh Kamal, the eldest... More...

40th martyrdom anniversary of Bangabandhu to be observed in Faridpur

FARIDPUR, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS) - The 40th anniversary of martyrdom of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning day will be observed here on August 15 in the district in a befitting manner. In connection with the observance of August 15, 1975 tragic incident whe... More...

BNP plotting afresh demanding interim polls: Hanif

DHAKA, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS) - Joint General Secretary of Awami League (AL) Mahbub-Ul-Alam Hanif said here today BNP has been plotting anew to destabilize the country demanding mid-ter... More...

2 HC judges take oath

DHAKA, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS) - Two judges of the High Court (HC) division of the Supreme Court (HC), Justice Md Shahinur Islam and Justice Kashefa Hussain took oath this morning.

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T-Aman farming continues in full swing in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS)- The enthusiastic farmers have engaged their full efforts in transplanting T-Aman seedlings... More...

International

Three members of Nepalese family die in New Zealand fire

WELLINGTON, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A Nepalese couple and their only son died Wednesday when fire swept through their restaurant home in New Zealand, while their three daughters safely escaped the blaze, officials said. The family, whose names have not been released, moved to New Zealand about ei... More...

Los Angeles takes a step toward gun control rules

LOS ANGELES, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The city of Los Angeles on Tuesday endorsed a bill setting out rules for weapons owners on how to store their arms, a potential bellwether towards tackling the hugely controversial issue of gun control in the US. The draft legislation, which still has to be vote... More...

Afghan civilian casualties hit record high in first half of 2015: UN

KABUL, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Civilian casualties in Afghanistan touched a record high in the first half of 2015, accor... More...

Add spice for a longer life?

PARIS, Aug 05, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Eating spicy food, especially fresh
chilli, has been linked to a lower risk of death ... More...

Obama to evoke ghosts of Iraq, Soviet Union in Iran plea

WASHINGTON, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - President Barack Obama will present the Iran nuclear debate as the most momentous ... More...

Sports

I won't quit, says defiant Australian skipper Clarke

SYDNEY, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Defiant and angry Australian captain Michael Clarke Wednesday vowed to keep playing on... More...

Australia's dropped Watson vows to play on

SYDNEY, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Dropped Australian all-rounder Shane Watson says he has no plans to walk away from cric... More...

District

Solar panel distributed in Rangamati

RANGAMATI, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS) - A total of 24 solar power plants were distributed free of cost among 14 educational inst... More...

RAB arrests arms trader in C'nawabganj

CHAPAINAWABGANJ, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS) - Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested an alleged arms trader and recovered two fo... More...

Economic

Dollar rises after Fed official's rate hike comment

TOKYO, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The dollar rose against the euro and yen in Asia Wednesday, adding to gains driven by a U... More...

Climate Change

Australia court blocks huge India-backed coal mine

SYDNEY, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - An Australian court Wednesday revoked the appro... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Rock couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale split

NEW YORK, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - One of rock music's prominent couples, No Doubt's Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale of Bush, are divorcing after 13 years of marriage. "While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we re... More...

Technology

US regulator approves first drug made with 3-D printer

WASHINGTON, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The US Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has approved the first drug made with a 3-D printer -- pills for treating epilepsy. The Ohio-based company Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said its system can produce doses of up to 1,000 mg per... More...

Education

Taiwan offers students olive branch in curriculum crisis

TAIPEI, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Taiwan's government promised to review its contr... More...

Weather

Rainfall likely

DHAKA, Aug 5, 2015 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanie... More...