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Motorcycle-makers demand ban on importing CKD bikes

DHAKA, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS) - Local motorcycle-makers have demanded immediate ban on import of final-painted CKD (Completely Knocked Down) bikes to protect the interest of the domestic industries. Otherwise, they said, the local industry would be affected badly, making hundreds of jobs in this growing i... More...

Call for improving physicians-patients relations

RANGPUR, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS) - The relations between doctors and patients must be improved for ensuring proper health services to the ailing people through upholding the noble spirit of serving the suffering humanity by the physicians. Health experts, media workers and civil society members expressed t... More...

Call to make education as thrust sector for national interest

RAJSHAHI, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS) - Speakers at a view-sharing meeting today unequivocally called for making the country's e... More...

25th death anniversary of Dr Zahed observed in Faridpur

FARIDPUR, Sept 3, 2015(BSS) - The 25th death anniversary of Dr. Md. Zahed, founder of Dr. Md. Zahed Memorial Shishu Hospital of Faridpur was observed here yesterday in befitting ma... More...

Nahid for nurturing youths as human resources

DHAKA, Sept 02, 2015 (BSS)- Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today stressed the need for grooming the new generatio... More...

International

Broken lavatories force Malaysia Airlines jet to land

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Malaysia Airlines said one of its jets made an unscheduled landing in India on Thursday due to broken lavatories while flying the same route as flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine last year. A spokeswoman said MH19 -- the new flight code after "MH17"... More...

Tamil to lead Sri Lanka opposition after 32 years

COLOMBO, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A Tamil lawmaker is to lead the opposition in Sri Lanka's parliament for the first time in 32 years, the speaker of the House said Thursday. "I recognise Rajavarothiam Sampanthan as the leader of the opposition," said Karu Jayasuriya, referring to the 82-year-old head... More...

Israel targets Hamas base after bullet fire from Gaza

JERUSALEM, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The Israeli army said Thursday its air force had attacked a Hamas military position ... More...

Australia-Indonesia ties back in 'very good shape': FM

SYDNEY, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Thursday said ties with Indonesia were in "very goo... More...

Ultra-Orthodox tell Jerusalem bike sharers to take a hike

JERUSALEM, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A bicycle-sharing plan for Jerusalem is aiming to cut down on traffic and boost tour... More...

Sports

Serena, Djokovic, Nadal reach US Open third round

NEW YORK, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - World number one Serena Williams shook off a woeful start Wednesday to advance her ... More...

Football: Germany aim to put Poland defeat behind them

BERLIN, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - World champions Germany host Poland in Friday's key Euro 2016 qualifier with the host... More...

District

Brahmaputra crosses danger level in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, Sept 03, 2015 (BSS) - Brahmaputra, one of the mighty rivers in the country, crossed its danger level again deterioratin... More...

Khulna district expects to yield 2,24,417 tonnes of Aman

KHULNA, Sept 2, 2015 (BSS) - The southwestern Khulna has set a target of yielding 2,24,417 tonnes of Aman in the current year as p... More...

Economic

News Analysis: Egypt pins hope on new gas discovery for energy supply

CAIRO, Sept. 3, 2015 (BSS/Xinhua) - The recent discovery of the largest natural gas field in the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian offshore is expected to rescue Egypt from energy shortage and trouble, said experts here.

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Entertainment & Arts

Kim Kardashian takes Instagram crown with record 45 million followers

LOS ANGELES, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Reality television star Kim Kardashian is now more than ever the queen of social media, announcing Wednesday that her Instagram account has a record 45 million followers. "45 million Instagram followers!!!!! I love you guys!!!!!" Kardashia... More...

Technology

Wikipedia blocks accounts linked to paid edits

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Wikipedia yesterday said that it has blocked more than 300 accounts being used by people being paid to create or tweak entries at the communally sourced online encyclopedia. Weeks of investigation revealed 381 accounts being used at t... More...

Education

Students vow for freeing their school from smoking

RANGPUR, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS) - More than 100 students of Mithapukur Model High Sc... More...

Weather

Rain likely over country

DHAKA, Sept 3, 2015 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thunder showers
accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Rangpur, Dhaka, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions and at many places over Rajshahi and Khulna di... More...