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Jatiya Sangsad

JS sitting adjourned till 4.30 pm tomorrow



SANGSAD BHABAN, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS)-Deputy Speaker
Fozle Rabbi Mia adjourned the House at 9.36 pm today.

The House will ... More...

Lawmakers blast BNP for waging war against people

SANGSAD BHABAN, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS)-Lawmakers belonging to the treasury and opposition benches today came down heavily on the BNP-l... More...

National

Ershad calls for national convention

DHAKA, Jan 25, 2015(BSS) - Chairman of Jatiya Party (JP) and prime minister's special envoy, Hussain Mohammad Ershad, has appealed to all political parties, registered with the Election Commission (EC), barring the Jamaat-e-Islami, to resolve the prevailing problems facing the country through a nation... More...

BNP's indecorous behavior to PM remains as black spot in political culture: Hasan Mahmud

DHAKA, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS) - Terming BNP's yesterday's behavior to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as indecorous and devoid of political etiquette, Awami League publicity and publication secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud today said it will be marked as black spot in the country's political culture. "Their gesture... More...

Amu leaves for Tehran to attend D-8 conference

DHAKA, Jan 25, 2015(BSS) -Industries' Minister Amir Hossain Amu, MP, left for Tehran today to attend the 4th ministeria... More...

PM visits of residence of late Dr Selim

DHAKA, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the residence of late Dr Mohammad Selim, a former lawma... More...

Combined exercise between BAF and US Pacific Air Force begins

DHAKA, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS)- A six-day combined exercise between Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) and Pacific Air Force (PAF), U... More...

International

Modi, Obama announce nuclear breakthrough after talks

NEW DELHI, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama announced they had reached an agreement Sunday to break the deadlock that has been stalling a civilian nuclear power agreement. "I am pleased that six years after we signed our bilateral agreement, we... More...

Saudi capital goes quiet for day of mourning

RIYADH, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The normally gridlocked streets of the Saudi capital were quiet on Sunday after King Salman declared a day of mourning for his predecessor Abdullah, and more foreign leaders made their way to the kingdom. Singapore's Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean arrived, and Ven... More...

Pakistan air strikes kill 35 militants in northwest: military

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Pakistan's military said it killed 35 militants in fresh air strikes early ... More...

Yemen militia fire in air to disperse Sanaa protest

SANAA, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Shiite militia fired warning shots Sunday to disperse a protest against their takeover o... More...

Voting begins in crucial Greek general election

ATHENS, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Polling stations opened in Greece on Sunday for a snap general election that could brin... More...

Sports

67 sports personalities to receive BSJA award tomorrow

DHAKA, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS) - The glittering annual prize giving ceremony of Bangladesh Sports Journalists Association (BS... More...

2022 World Cup in winter, says AFC boss

MELBOURNE, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The 2022 World Cup in Qatar looks increasingly likely to be played in November and ... More...

District

Law enforcers have asked to ensure people safety: RAB DG

KHULNA, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS) - Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) here on Sunday said there have no any ex... More...

Leprosy is curable: doctors

MYMENSINGH, Jan 25 (BSS) - Doctors and experts here today stressed enhanced social and individual awareness about leprosy saying... More...

Economic

Wales delegate optimistic about business prospects

DHAKA, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS) - A business delegation from Wales of the United Kingdom held their high hope on Bangladesh's ... More...

Climate Change

UN moves toward major treaty for ocean biodiversity

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - UN member states agreed ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Michelle Obama to receive 100 hand-woven saris on India trip

NEW DELHI, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Indian weavers are planning to give US First Lady Michelle Obama 100 hand-woven silk saris during her visit to New Delhi with her husband, a local businessman said Sunday. The weavers have spent months painstakingly making the garments which... More...

Technology

Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time

WASHINGTON, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A video that went viral this week showed a legally blind mother in Canada getting to look at her newborn child for the first time thanks to vision-enhancing glasses. The video posted to YouTube shows 29-year-old Kathy Beitz seeing her new... More...

Education

Unhindered holding of SSC examinations demanded in Rangpur

RANGPUR, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS)- Leaders of "Jago Rangpur", an organization, today ... More...

Weather

Weather likely to remain dry

DHAKA, Jan 25, 2015 (BSS) - Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country tomorrow.

Light to moderate fog may occur over river basins of the country during midnight till morning, a Met Office weather bulletin said to... More...