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Jatiya Sangsad

Lawmakers hail President's speech

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) -Lawmakers both from treasury and opposition benches today hailed the President's speech in the ... More...

JS passes Surplus Public Servants Absorption Bill, 2016

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) – The Jatiya Sangsad today
passed the ‘Surplus Public Servants Absorption Bill, 2016... More...

National

Young Bangla brings internship opportunities at Microsoft

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - Students at university level, for the first time in the country, are going to have the opportunity to pursue internship in the world's leading software company Microsoft.

Initially to be continued between March and April, as many as 50 students from Science and Technology Faculty, and Engineering and Business Adminis... More...

Journalist Altaf Mahmood a man of principles: Inu

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2016(BSS)-Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said today that the late journalist leader Altaf Mahmud embodied professional responsibility coupled with a spirit of welfare for the community. The minister was speaking at a seminar organized jointly by the Press Institute of Bangla... More...

JS body discusses about coastal cyclone centers

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Disaster Management and Relief Ministry today recommended for taking a project for the maintenance of multi-purp... More...

Journalists should be united for upholding spirit of Liberation War: Iqbal Sobhan

KHULNA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - Prime Minister's Media Advisor and Editor of Daily Observer Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury here toda... More...

Book fair sales pick up

DHAKA, Feb 07, 2016 (BSS)-On the seventh day of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair publishers reported that they were happy with the sales.

So far the number of books that had reache... More...

International

Syrian president's mother Anissa Assad dies aged 86

DAMASCUS, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Anissa Makhlouf al-Assad, died on Saturday at the age of 86, state media reported. The former first lady and widow of ex-president Hafez al-Assad died in a hospital in the capital Damascus, the official SANA news agenc... More...

Cross-border Yemeni shelling kills two in Saudi

RIYADH, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A Saudi soldier and a civilian have been killed in cross-border shelling from rebel-controlled northern Yemen, authorities said late Saturday. A Saudi patrol was hit on Saturday morning in the southwestern region of Assir, killing the soldier, the interior ministry said... More...

Hondurans mobilize to wipe out Zika

TEGUCIGALPA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Armed with brooms, spades and hoes, Hondurans by the thousands took part in a day o... More...

Turkey to open its border to Syrian refugees 'if necessary': Erdogan

ONCUPINAR, Turkey, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Turkey is ready "if necessary" to let in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees... More...

Global outrage over North Korea rocket launch

SEOUL, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - North Korea hailed an "epochal event" but its latest long-range rocket launch Sunday p... More...

Sports

Yasir Shah gets three month drugs ban: ICC

DUBAI, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been banned for three months after pleading guilty fo... More...

Students should practice of sports, exercise regularly

RANGPUR, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - The students should regularly practice sports and exercise to become physically stronger an... More...

District

Manikganj will observe Amar Ekushey

MANIKGANJ, Feb 7 (BSS)-The people of Manikganj will observe the Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day with due so... More...

Latif accuses designer, CCCI staff of distorting Bangabandhu portrait

CHITTAGONG, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - Ruling party lawmaker MA Latif today held a graphic designer and a Chittagong Chamber of Commerc... More...

Economic

BB working to ensure sustainable energy: Governor

DHAKA, Feb 07, 2016 (BSS) - Bangladesh Bank (BB) is working to help ensuring sustainable energy for achieving sustainabl... More...

Climate Change

Sea turtles with tumors fill Florida hospital

MARATHON, United States, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The young patient writhes on th... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Dhaka Art Summit ends tomorrow

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - The four-day Dhaka Art Summit, one of the largest platforms for South Asian art, will be concluded tomorrow at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy here in Dhaka. The Dhaka Art Summit is the biggest internationally publicized cultural event from Bangladesh ... More...

Technology

BTRC to sit with four operators for Robi-Airtel merger tomorrow

DHAKA, Feb 07, 2016 (BSS) - Telecom regulator is going to sit with the cellular phone operators tomorrow over the country's first ever merger of two operators --Robi and Airtel Bangladesh. To this end, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) today sent l... More...

Education

DU signs MoU with WaterAid

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between Dhaka University (DU) and WaterAid at the Vice Chancellor's office.

Treasurer of DU Prof. Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin and Country Representative of WaterAid, Ban... More...

Weather

Weather likely to remain dry

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - Weather is likely to remain mainly dry with temporary... More...