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National

Jubo Mohila League leader Nurunnahar Lovely passes away

DHAKA, May 1, 2016 (BSS) - Syeda Nurunnahar Lovely, the central office secretary of Jubo Mohila League, died today at the age of 45.

She left behind her husband, one daughter, relatives, friends and well-wishers to mourn her death, Jubo Mohila League sources said.

President of Jubo Mohila League and General Secretary of Jubo Mohila Le... More...

Journos demand immediate announcement of 9th wage board

DHAKA, May 01, 2016 (BSS) - Journalist leaders here today demanded of the government to announce the Ninth Wage Board for enhancing their salaries and other facilities as their economic condition became intolerable due to price hike of essential items and continuous increase of house rent after declaration of new pay-scale for the government off... More...

Historic May Day observed in Ctg

CHITTAGONG, May 1, 2016 (BSS)- The historic May Day was observed in the port city and its adjacent districts with a fresh vow to establish socio-economic rights of the workers an... More...

3 held in Tangail tailor murder

TANGAIL, May 1, 2016 (BSS) - Three people, including a local Jama'at leader, were arrested this morning in connection with the killing of a Hindu tailor at Gopalpur here.

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May Day observed in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, May 1, 2016 (BSS)- The historic May Day was observed in the city and other adjoining areas today like othe... More...

International

Indian teen shoots himself in head taking selfie with gun

NEW DELHI, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - An Indian teenager accidently shot himself in the head with his father's gun while trying to take a "selfie" photograph, police said Sunday, the latest in a series of such accidents. The 15-year-old is being treated in hospital at Pathankot in Punjab state and i... More...

Burkina capital hit by water shortage

OUAGADOUGOU, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Burkina Faso will impose restrictions on water supplies in the capital Ouagadougou next week to tackle a serious shortage in the city of two million, officials said. The city has suffered a severe shortage over the past few weeks which has left some districts ... More...

'Obama out': president gets in final laughs with US media

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - President Barack Obama cracked jokes and poked fun at rivals Saturday in his last ap... More...

Five years after bin Laden, Al-Qaeda down but far from out

DUBAI, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Five years after the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the network he founded is... More...

French PM heading to Australia after mega subs contract

LIFOU, France, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls will make a surprise visit to Australia for ... More...

Sports

Three more matches of DPL tomorrow

DHAKA, May 1, 2016 (BSS)-Three more matches of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League will be held tomorrow (Monday) at the thr... More...

Women's DPL begins tomorrow

DHAKA, May 1, 2016 (BSS)- Defending champions Mohammedan Sporting Club take on Indira Road Sorting Club in opening first round ... More...

District

4 dacoits held in Ctg

CHITTAGONG, May 01, 2016 (BSS) - Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) arrested four dacoits from city's KEPZ area under Karnaphuli... More...

May Day observed in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR, May 01, 2016 (BSS) - Historic May Day was observed in the district today in a befitting manner.

Different workers org... More...

Economic

49th AGM of ADB from tomorrow in Frankfurt

DHAKA, May 01, 2016 (BSS) - The 49th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) begins from tomorrow in Frankfurt of Germany aiming to discuss developments in Asia and the Pacific as well as institutional matters.

Finan... More...

Climate Change

Armed guards at India dams as drought leaves farmers dry

TIKAMGARH, India, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - As young boys plunge into a murky dam ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Original Tintin 'King Ottokar's Sceptre' art sells for $1.2 mn

PARIS, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The orginal artwork for the last two pages of the Tintin comic book "King Ottokar's Sceptre" sold for a total of 1.046 million euros ($1.2 million) at auction Saturday in Paris. "This is only the second time a Tintin plate has exceeded a million ... More...

Technology

RUET forms quality cell for evaluating education, research

RAJSHAHI, April 30, 2016 (BSS)- For the first time in its history, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) has formed quality assurance cell for monitoring and evaluating its education and research in order to elevate those up to the international mark. Head o... More...

Education

IUTA will observe work abstention tomorrow

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, May 01, 2016 (BSS) - Islamic University Teachers Association (IUTA) will observe work abstention programme tomorrow protesting the killing of Rajshahi University English department teacher Professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique.

C... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, April 30, 2016 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers accompanied by
temporary gusty wind is likely to occur today at one or two places over Dhaka and Sylhet divisions with hails at places.

Weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly c... More...