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National

Big Cats remain in shadow of doom: TRAFFIC, WWF

DHAKA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS) - A recent report by TRAFFIC and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) found that tiger trafficking across Asia showed some signs of abatement, while trade in captive-bred tigers posed a new threat to the "Big Cat".

The number of seizures in the 2012-2015 period dropped slightly to 501 from 564 in 2008-2011. The latest figures ... More...

Alam for maintaining harmony ahead of Durga Puja

MUNSHIGANJ, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS) - Attorney General Mahbube Alam today urged the people to remain alert so that no quarter could destroy harmony prevailing in the society. "It is not impossible to carry out militant attacks during the forthcoming Durga Puja festival...So everybody should be conscio... More...

Chumki seeks people's vigilance against child marriage

DHAKA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS) - State Minister for Women and Children Meher Afroz Chumki today sought social vigilance aga... More...

Youth held with gold, electronics worth Tk 20 lakh at airport

DHAKA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS) - Customs Intelligence arrested a youth with an illegal cache of jewellery, electronics and foreign cigarettes worth about Taka 20 lakh at Hazrat Shahjal... More...

Amu leaves for Iran tomorrow on a four-day visit

DHAKA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS) - Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu will leave here tomorrow on a four- day official visit... More...

International

India evacuates border villages after strikes on Pakistan

CHAK ALLAH BAKSH, India, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - India was evacuating thousands of people living near the border with Pakistan on Friday, a day after carrying out strikes along the de-facto frontier in disputed Kashmir, escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Authorities in no... More...

The Nobel Prizes in numbers

STOCKHOLM, Sept 30, 2016 (AFP) - Facts and figures about the Nobel Prize: - 5 prizes were created by Alfred Nobel in his 1895 will, for medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and peace, which were awarded from 1901. A sixth prize in economics, "in memory of Alfred Nobel," was created by Sweden'... More...

100 days on: Terms of Brexit remain unclear

LONDON, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - One hundred days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, the government ... More...

Colombia among top picks for Nobel Peace Prize

STOCKHOLM, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The architects of a historic accord to end Colombia's 52-year war are among the favourites to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize as speculati... More...

Australian ex-MP's Iraq visit dubbed 'stupid'

SYDNEY, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A former Australian politician's decision to travel to Iraq was "very stupid", Prim... More...

Sports

Confident Bangladesh aim to win series

DHAKA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS)-Confident Bangladesh looking forward to restore some lost pride as they face visiting Afghanistan in th... More...

New Zealand bowlers put India on backfoot

KOLKATA, Sept 30, 2016 (AFP) - New Zealand bowlers put India on the backfoot despite fighting fifties from Cheteshwar P... More...

District

Netrokona war crimes accused Ramjan Ali dies

DHAKA, Sept 30, 2106 (BSS) - War crimes accused Ramjan Ali, 74, of Netrakona district died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMC... More...

PMTOW unity council postponed strike in Ctg Port until Oct 4

CHITTAGONG, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS)- Prime Mover-Trailer Owners and Workers'(PMTOW) Unity Council today postponed its four-day long st... More...

Economic

Oil prices down on doubts over OPEC deal

SINGAPORE, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Oil prices fell in Asia Friday as doubts emerged over the long-term success of a ... More...

Climate Change

Indonesian scavengers scrape a living by recycling

JAKARTA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Sifting through piles of pungent trash in ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

S. Korea court upholds ban on singer who shirked military service

SEOUL, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A once-hugely popular Korean American singer, who was vilified for giving up his South Korean citizenship to avoid military service, lost his legal bid Friday to be allowed back in the country.

Just as he was about to be called up in 2002, pop singe... More...

Technology

Rosetta spacecraft set for comet crash

DARMSTADT, Germany, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Europe's pioneering spacecraft Rosetta headed for a crash landing Friday on the comet it has stalked for two years, a dramatic end to a 12-year odyssey to demystify our Solar System's origins. Sent by ground controllers on a leisu... More...

Education

CVASU students to get internship opportunity in Malaysian university

CHITTAGONG, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS) - Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) students will get opportunity to do internship in different fields in a Malaysian University.

Students of the Faculty of Fisheries and Faculty of Food ... More...

Weather

Rainfall likely over country: Met Office

DHAKA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS)- Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompan... More...