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National

Bangladeshi peacekeeper killed in Mali

DHAKA, May 26, 2015 (BSS) - Criminals opened fire on a jeep of Bangladesh Transport Contingent in Mali's capital Bamako around 7.30pm (local time) on Monday, killing one Bangladeshi peacekeeper and injuring another, said a press release of Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR). The dead was iden... More...

13 dacoits held with firearms in city

DHAKA, May 26, 2015 (BSS) - Detective Branch (DB) of police in separate raids on Monday arrested 13 dacoits along with two microbuses, one private car, three pistols and local weapons from city's Mohammadpur and Motijheel Thana areas.

"We arrested them from Embankment area under Mohammadpur Police Station and in front of Sonali Bank at Dil... More...

Bangladesh-Pakistan relations to be strengthened, says DU-VC

DHAKA, May 26, 2015 (BSS) - The existing bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Pakistan would be further stre... More...

Noted film actor Abul Kashem Mithun dies

DHAKA, May 26, 2015 (BSS)-Noted cultural personality and film actor Sheikh Abul Kashem Mithun died in a hospital in Kolk... More...

Cousin brother kills one in city

DHAKA, May 26, 2015 (BSS)-A man was killed over a land related dispute by his cousin brother in the city's Sutrapur area early today.

The deceased was identified as Manirul Isl... More...

International

Footage showing guard tying minister's shoelaces triggers controversy

NEW DELHI, 26, 2015 (BSS) - West Bengal Planning Minister Rachhpal Singh on Monday triggered a controversy after a video footage, of a security guard tying the minister's shoelaces at the state secretariat building Nabanno in Kolkata's twin Howrah district, surfaced.

According to newspaper reports, a former IPS officer, Singh was there to ... More...

Heatwave death toll crosses 700 in Andhra, Telangana

NEW DELHI, May 26, 2015 (BSS) - Death toll due to heatwave crossed 700 with 100 more deaths reported in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

The heatwave conditions continued to prevail in the two states where people have been hit hard due to sunstroke.

Disaster Management Commissioner Sukumar told reporter that 56 more... More...

Nine dead in Brazil prison riot

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Nine people died, one of them decapitated, in a prison mutiny in Brazil which e... More...

Overweight in teens boosts middle age bowel cancer risk

PARIS, May 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Teenagers who are very overweight may run double the risk of developing colorectal cance... More...

Russia, Iran talks on S-300 missiles end in 'success'

MOSCOW, May 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Moscow and Tehran have concluded talks on the delivery of Russian S-300 missiles to Ira... More...

Sports

Premier tests won't faze rising star Neil

LONDON, May 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Norwich manager Alex Neil is relishing the prospect of pitting his wits against the bes... More...

Cook relaxed over England coach 'limbo'

LONDON, May 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - England captain Alastair Cook said the ongoing uncertainty over the identity of the team's next ... More...

District

Civil society's cooperation sought for uplift in Rangpur

RANGPUR, May 26, 2015 (BSS) - Mayor of Rangpur City and valiant freedom fighter Alhaj Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu has soug... More...

Body recovered in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR, May 26, 2015 (BSS) - Police recovered the body of a man from a field under Islampur upazila in the district this morn... More...

Economic

Transplantation of parija seedling continues in Rangpur

RANGPUR, May 26, 2015 (BSS) - After repeated benefits in recent years, the farmers have been transplanting the off-seaso... More...

Climate Change

Morocco's majestic cedars threatened by climate change

AZROU, Morocco, May 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The cedar tree, considered by many to b... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

B.B. King death to be investigated as homicide

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The death of blues guitar legend B.B. King this month will be investigated as a homicide, a Nevada coroner's office said Monday. King died at age 89 on May 14 in Las Vegas, where he kept his residence amid constant touring that ended only l... More...

Technology

Bangladesh ICT Expo-2015 to kicks off June 15

DHAKA, May 26, 2015 (BSS) - The government is going to organise a three-day Bangladesh ICT Expo-2015, one of the biggest ever expositions in the ICT sector of the country, at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) from June 15. ICT Division in collaboration w... More...

Education

Teacher gets life term for raping a child

DHAKA, May 26, 2015 (BSS) - A court here today awarded life imprisonment to Md Minhajuddin, a teacher of Holy Crescent School and College in Mirpur, for raping a five-year-old girl student on March 11 last year.

Judge Tanjina Ismail of the F... More...

Weather

Tornado, floods leave deadly trail at Mexico-US border

MEXICO CITY, May 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A tornado ripped into a town in northern M... More...