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Jatiya Sangsad

Bangladesh now free from militancy under Sheikh Hasina's leadership-Nasim

SANGSAD BHABAN, Mar 30, 2015 (BSS) - Health and family welfare minister Mohammad Nasim today said Bangladesh is now free from t... More...

Country has over 14 lakh autistic people: Mankin

SANGSAD BHABAN, March 30, 2015 (BSS)-The country has 14,00,723 autistic people, which is one percent of the total popu... More...

National

JS body for implementation of Safe Food Act-2013

DHAKA, March 30, 2015 (BSS) - Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food Ministry Affairs today recommended for implementation of Safe Food Act-2013 and taking of necessary measures to resist the irregularities in food activities at grassroots level.

"The meeting was recommended of building proper distribution and scientific reserve management t... More...

No place for terrorists: Shahjahan

DHAKA, March 30, 2015 (BSS) - Shipping Minister and Sramik-Karmachari-Peshajibi Samannoy Parishad convener Shahjahan Khan today said it is high time to sweep away the terrorists and terrorism from the soil of Bangla. "There is no place of terrorist in the country. We have to resist the terrorist... More...

Ershad urges party workers to work unitedly for Mayoral polls

DHAKA, March 30, 2015 (BSS) - Jatiya Party Chairman and special assistant to the Prime Minister H M Ershad today urged his party's leader and workers to work unitedly for the up... More...

Sudan keen to hire Bangladeshi doctors

DHAKA, March 30, 2015 (BSS) - Sudan expressed its interest to hire Bangladeshi physicians and import pharmaceuticals... More...

PM attends Milad for Bangabandhu's father

DHAKA, March 30, 2015 (BSS) - A Milad and Doa Mahfil was held at Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in the city after Maghr... More...

International

Obama to make landmark presidential trip to father's homeland, Kenya

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Barack Obama will make a long-awaited trip to Kenya later this year, visiting his father's homeland for the first time since becoming US president six years ago, the White House said Monday. During the long-promised visit this July, Obama will attend a Global ... More...

Landslide win for Uzbekistan strongman in uncompetitive poll

TASHKENT, March 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Ex-Soviet Uzbekistan's strongman President Islam Karimov has extended his decades-long grip on power after beating opponents with 90.39 percent of the vote, the country's election commission said on Monday. "17.2 million people or 90.39 percent of the electorate... More...

Cameron visits Queen to signal UK election campaign start

LONDON, March 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived at Buckingham Palace for a private audie... More...

BJP claims to be world's largest political party

NEW DELHI, March 30, 2015 (BSS) -Indian ruling party BJP has emerged as the largest political party in the world with a... More...

At least 18 killed in Burundi landslides

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, March 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Landslides in Burundi have killed at least 18 people with 10 more missin... More...

Sports

Pakistan name Ali as new one-day captain

ISLAMABAD, March 30, 2015 (BSSAFP) - Pakistan's cricket chiefs Monday
named batsman Azhar Ali as the national side's n... More...

Practicing sports makes students physically stronger: Speakers

RANGPUR, March 30, 2015 (BSS) - Speakers at a function have asked the young students for practicing sports regularly ... More...

District

Three killed, one injured in lightning in C'nawabganj

CHAPAINAWABGANJ, March 30, 2015 (BSS)- Three persons were killed and another one injured by lightning in Sadar and Shibganj upazil... More...

Five trucks seized, fined for lifting sand illegally in Rangpur

RANGPUR, March 30, 2015 (BSS) - A joint mobile court of Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) and district administration in a... More...

Economic

GP revamps Internet packages

DHAKA, March 30, 2015 (BSS) - Cellular phone operator Grameenphone reshuffled internet packages considering the affordab... More...

Climate Change

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

NEW YORK, March 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The Empire State Building dimmed its ligh... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Deepika Padukone bats for women equality in new online video

MUMBAI, March 30, 2015 (BSS/PTI) - Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, along with 98 other women from Mumbai have featured in a short video titled "My Choice" and voiced equality for females in all spheres of life. The two-minute-34-second video is directed by Homi Adjania, w... More...

Technology

Solar Impulse departs Myanmar for China

MANDALAY, Myanmar, March 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and headed for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun. The single-sea... More...

Education

DU inks MoU with Associated British Foods

DHAKA, March 30, 2015 (BSS) - Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability... More...

Weather

Dry weather likely

DHAKA, Mar 30, 2015 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers accompanied by
temporary gusty wind is likely to occur today at one or two places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka and Sylhet divisions and the regions of Jessore, Kushtia and Comilla.

The weather ... More...