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Jatiya Sangsad

Move to supply piped water in 153 pourasabhas: Mosharraf

SANGSAD BHABAN, July 24, 2016 (BSS) -The government has prepared a master plan to supply water in 153 pourasabhas through pipeline... More...

‘One house one farm’ benefits one crore people: Mosharraf

SANGSAD BHABAN, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain today said over one cro... More...

National

Navy submits strategy to control encroachment, pollution in four Dhaka rivers

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - Bangladesh Navy today submitted a strategy before the government to control pollution and encroachment as well as maintaining proper navigability in four rivers that are considered the lifeline of capital Dhaka, official sources said.

The rivers- Buriganga, Turag, Balu and Shitalakkya- provide platforms for low cost ... More...

Police identified Gulshan attack masterminds: DMP

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - Police have identified the masterminds and instigators of the July 1 terror attack on the Holey Artisan caf, in Gulshan area, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia told journalists today. "It is now clear to us how the attack was carried out on the... More...

Adequate relief, money sent to 11 flood affected districts: Minister

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya today said adequa... More...

Islam doesn't permit killings: Nahid

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today denounced the Islamist militants saying that no... More...

Muhith expects 8 lakh more people to pay tax in next two years

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - Finance Minister AMA Muhith today expected that eight lakh more people to be included in ... More...

International

Iran condemns Kabul twin blasts, urges unity

TEHRAN, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned twin bomb attacks by the Islamic State group that ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in the Afghan capital, killing at least 80. "Afghanistan terror bombings another instance of depth of Daesh depra... More...

Turkey to disband presidential guard after post-coup detentions: PM

ANKARA, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The Turkish authorities will disband the elite presidential guard after detaining almost 300 of its members in the wake of the failed coup, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday. "There will no longer be a presidential guard, there is no purpose, there is no... More...

Anger erupts over government handling of China flood

BEIJING, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Anger erupted on Saturday over floods in northern China that left more than 200 peopl... More...

Turkey detains senior Gulen aide after coup attempt

ANKARA, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Turkey has detained a senior aide to the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen whom it blame... More...

China builds massive seaplane: state media

BEIJING, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft, state medi... More...

Sports

Premier Soccer League inaugurated in Chittagong

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - The inaugural ceremony of the ninth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League football was held tod... More...

Mahmudullah eagerly waits for England series

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - Allrounder Mahmudullah Riyad eagerly waits for the home series against England as he has fond m... More...

District

Kursha union of Rangpur declared free from child marriage

RANGPUR, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - The ordeal of child marriage in Kursha union under Kawnia upazila here has finally come to an end s... More...

Cases filed against 47 vehicles in Ctg for overloading

CHITTAGONG, July 24, 2016 (BSS)- A mobile court today filed cases against 47 vehicles for carrying goods exceeding their permitted... More...

Economic

WB to provide $10m for improving public procurement system

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - The World Bank (WB) will provide the government a loan of $10 million to support its initiatives for improving the public procurement system.

The loan will fund the Second Additional Financing to Public Pr... More...

Climate Change

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Egypt for final leg of world tour

CAIRO, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The first solar-powered plane to circle the wor... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Prizes distributed among winners of story contest

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - Prize handover ceremony of "Bola Hoyni" story contest organized by LG Electronics Bangladesh was held today in its head office.

Managing Director of LG Bangladesh Edward Kim handed over the prizes among the three winners, said a press release.

A t... More...

Technology

Social media a curse and a blessing in Munich shooting

MUNICH, Germany, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Social networks were both a curse and a blessing in the deadly shopping mall shooting in Munich, as police sometimes found themselves chasing fictitious leads and false alarms. The 18-year-old gunman, a German-Iranian named David Al... More...

Education

DU to stage anti-militancy demonstration tomorrow

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS)- Amidst growing urge to stop the spread of militancy at educational institutions across the country, authorities at Dhaka University announced to stage one of the biggest human chains on the campus tomorrow with a call to... More...

Weather

Light to moderate rainfall likely

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompani... More...