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Speaker condoles death of Amjad

DHAKA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS)- Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today expressed deep shock at the death of former minister Sarder Amjad Hossain. In a message of condolence, the Speaker said the country has lost a devoted politician at his death. Besides in separate messages, Deputy Speaker M F... More...

PM condoles death of Sardar Amzad Hossain

DHAKA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep shock at the death of elderly politician and former minister Sardar Amzad Hossain. In a message of condolence, the Prime Minister said the nation has lost a devoted and experienced politician at his death. Sheikh Has... More...

Peace prevailing in country: Muhith

SYLHET, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS)-Finance Minister A M A Muhith today said the country is witnessing peace for the last five ... More...

Tofail urges India to ratify LBA

DHAKA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS)-Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today urged the Indian government to ratify the long-awaited Ba... More...

Former minister Sardar Amjad passes away

DHAKA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - Former Minister Sardar Amjad Hossain died of a heart attack at Apollo Hospitals in the cit... More...

International

Three babies among nine migrants drowned off Morocco

RABAT, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Three babies were among nine illegal migrants who died on Friday after their inflatable vessel capsized off the coast of Morocco, police said.

A police operation "rescued 21 people and recovered nine bodies, three of whom were babies," according to a statement from authorities in the northern province of Tangie... More...

Indonesia closes island airport after volcano erupts

JAKARTA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Indonesia temporarily closed a domestic airport Friday after a volcano in the country's east erupted, spewing plumes of ash hundreds of metres into the air, officials said. The volcano, Mount Gamalama -- which forms the entire island of Ternate in North Maluku prov... More...

Sri Lanka opposition to address war crimes concerns

COLOMBO, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka's main opposition Friday promised to address international concerns over war... More...

Reverse Lakhvi bail, India tells Pak

NEW DELHI, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - India told Pakistan to immediately take steps to reverse the decision of granting bail ... More...

Ferraris gone as Spain king polishes image

MADRID, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Six months into his reign, Spain's King Felipe VI is gently polishing the monarchy's scandal-hit image, getting rid of royal Ferraris and publishin... More...

Sports

Hafeez out as New Zealand bat in fifth one-day

ABU DHABI, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat in the fifth and final day-... More...

Aussies edge ahead of India with Smith ton

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - India were fighting back after Australia gained a 97-run innings lead on ... More...

District

20 person injured in road accident in Bagerhat

BAGERHAT, Dec 19 (BSS)-Twenty passengers were injured when a passenger bus fell into road side ditch at Dhuna area under Moralgan... More...

Thakurgaon sugar mills starts production

THAKURGAON, Dec 19 (BSS)-Thakurgaon sugar mills started production today for 2014-2015 sugarcane crushing season.

President... More...

Economic

Dreams and doubts in Cuba after news of US thaw


HAVANA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Stunned by the sudden announcement of Cuba's rapprochement with the United States, r... More...

Climate Change

GO-NGO efforts to enhance flood tolerant rice cultivation stressed

RANGPUR, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - Experts at a workshop have stressed for well- coor... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

US calls movie studio hack a national security breach

WASHINGTON, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The White House called the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures a serious national security matter Thursday, threatening an "appropriate response" as others pointed the finger at Pyongyang. With the Hollywood scandal threatening to escalate into... More...

Technology

India's heaviest rocket GSLV-MK-III launched successfully

NEW DELHI, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS)- The first experimental flight (GSLV Mk-III X/CARE) of India's next generation launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III was successfully conducted yesterday morning from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Sriharikota. The GSLV Mk-III X/CARE also known as LVM3-X... More...

Weather

Dry weather likely

DHAKA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - Weather is likely to remain dry with temporary partl... More...