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Launch 'One Sundarbans campaign' to promote Indo-Bangla tourism: Shringla

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - The Indian High commissioner in Dhaka Harse Vardhan Shringla today observed 'One Sundarbans campaign' as well as cross- border cruise can give an extra boost to the tourism industries of both Bangladesh and India. "Sundarbans would be one area where we can operate s... More...

2.49 lakh workers go abroad, Bangladesh receives remittance $ 4,530 million till April

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - Bangladesh has sent 2,49,528 workers overseas with employments and received USD $ 4,530.46 million as remittance till April 13 this year that contributed significantly in the socio-economic advancement of the nation. "The trend of overseas employment is gradually incr... More...

Dual citizenship major problem for expatriates to be voters: CEC

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda today said there are many problems, including... More...

Chemical factories to be relocated from capital: Amu

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS)-Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu today said chemical factories would be relocated from t... More...

Freedom fighters to get free treatment: Mozammel

PABNA, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque today said freedom fighters would be gi... More...

International

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

TOKYO, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. "There is a possibility that (Mount Io) will become more active," sa... More...

Trump hopes to have "very successful" meeting with Kim

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he is hopeful about his forthcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), while warning about the consequences if the meeting did not go well. "I hope to have a very su... More...

Cuba: six decades of Castro power

HAVANA, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - The departure of Cuba's President Raul Castro brings to an end his family's six-decad... More...

France, Britain, US want to regain 'prestige' with Syria strikes: dissident

MADRID, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Far from "saving Syrians from brutality", the United States, France and Britain were ... More...

UN in talks with Syria, Russia on security for chemical weapons experts

UNITED NATIONS, United States, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - A UN team is discussing security arrangements with Syrian and ... More...

Sports

Bangladesh in Group A in Bangabandhu volleyball

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - There was some sigh of relief as defending champions Bangladesh were drawn in Group A with... More...

James' epic start carries Cavs past Pacers

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - LeBron James crystalized his reputation as one of the best playoff performers in... More...

District

Naryan for speedy implementation of dev projects

KHULNA, April 19, 2018(BSS) - Fisheries and Livestock Minister Naryan Chandra Chanda today asked upazila level governmen... More...

Media asked to play strong role in tobacco control

RAJSHAHI, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - Speakers at a meeting with journalists here today asked media to play a proactive r... More...

Economy

CNG auto-rickshaws, three-wheelers to be under tax net: NBR

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS)-All CNG-driven auto-rickshaws and other engine or battery-driven three-wheelers will be brou... More...

Climate Change

Mahmud for 20 pc forestation by 2020

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - Environment and Forest Minister Anisul Islam Ma... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema with 'Black Panther' screening

RIYADH, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Saudi Arabia on Wednesday unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster "Black Panther", the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public. The invitation-only gala... More...

Technology

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

TAMPA, April 19, 2019 (BSS/AFP) - NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist. "Three, two, one and liftoff!" said a NASA commentator as t... More...

Education

UNICEF, UGC sign LoU to foster curriculum, research

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - University Grants Commission (UGC) today signed a ... More...

Weather

Rain, thundershowers likely over country

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS)- Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary ... More...