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Agro workers will free villages from militancy: Inu

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, today said that framing of 'Agro Workers Act' is a must to enlist their names and for registration for establishing their rights. Besides, he urged them to free their villages from militancy describing it 'enemy of development'. ... More...

Nasim stresses on ensuring accountability to achieve UHC

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim today laid stress on ensuring accountability of health service providers to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UCG). "UHC is a good and popular slogan but it is really tough to implement ...It can only be ensured if the ser... More...

Public rally of 14-party alliance in Manikganj tomorrow

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS)- The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance will organise a public rally in Manikganj town at 3 pm tomorrow (September 1-Thursday).

As part of its s... More...

People reject Jamaat's hartal, life remains normal

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS) -Life remained normal around the country today as all walks of people rejected dawn-to-dusk h... More...

Hearing on returning $15m reserve heist money soon

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS)- Bangladesh Bank is expecting a hearing date soon to wrap up the process of bringing back US$... More...

International

Brazil Senate braces for Rousseff impeachment vote

BRASILIA, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Brazil's Senate was to vote Wednesday on stripping Dilma Rousseff of the presidency in a traumatic impeachment trial set to end 13 years of leftist rule over Latin America's biggest country. Senators loyal to Brazil's first female president debated into the nigh... More...

Hurricane Madeline weakening as it heads toward Hawaii

MIAMI, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Hurricane Madeline showed power as it churned toward Hawaii Tuesday, peaking at a dangerous Category Four strength before slackening, US weather officials said. The storm, which is expected to pass near Hawaii's Big Island sometime Wednesday, has the potential to u... More...

Deep 6.7 quake off Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, officials said, ... More...

Singapore urges tests for pregnant women with Zika signs

SINGAPORE, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Singapore urged all pregnant women showing symptoms of fever or rashes to have the... More...

Trump to visit Mexico Wednesday, meet its president

WASHINGTON, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Donald Trump announced he will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with the count... More...

Sports

Chinese Taipei, Iran post big win in AFC U-16 Championship qualifiers

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS)- Title contender Chinese Taipei went goal-glut as they dumped lowly Singapore by 9-0 goals in their thi... More...

Bangladesh take on Maldives in FIFA friendly match tomorrow

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS)- Bangladesh national football team take on host Maldives in the lone FIFA International Friend... More...

District

Three top Shibir carders get 21 yrs RI each in Ctg

CHITTAGONG, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS) - A special tribunal of Chittagong in a verdict here today awarded three top Shibir carders to 21 ... More...

No place for militancy, conspirators: ASL

RANGPUR, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS) - Leaders of Awami Swechchasebak League (ASL) at a post-mourning procession rally in Nilpham... More...

Economic

NBR's programme to create awareness about new VAT law

DHAKA, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS)-National Board of Revenue (NBR) has planned to organize training programme for businesspeople ... More...

Climate Change

US assures to provide finances to India for renewable energy

NEW DELHI, Aug 30, 2016 (BSS/PTI) - US on Tuesday assured India of "doing mor... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Magical musical to kick off star-studded Venice fest

VENICE, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A bewitching musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will open the Venice film festival Wednesday, kicking off a US-heavy line-up of flicks vying for the coveted Golden Lion. Damien Chazelle's "La La Land", described as a tribute to the... More...

Technology

SpaceX to launch satellite by reusing rocket

WASHINGTON, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - SpaceX and satellite operator SES have agreed to launch a commercial satellite later this year by reusing a Falcon 9 rocket, the companies announced Tuesday. The launch of SES-10, which will be the first satellite sent into space on a ... More...

Education

KUET to celebrate 13th founding anniversary tomorrow

KHULNA, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS)- Students, teachers and staff of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) will celebrate its 13th founding anniversary tomorrow (Thursday).

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid is expected to attend the... More...

Weather

Japan typhoon kills nine in elderly home

TOKYO, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- Surging flood water and mud brought by a devast... More...