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National : ** Sheikh Hasina National Youth Development Institute Act gets cabinet nod ** **Bangladesh gets priority among all of India's neighbours: Sushma ** Queen Rania calls for greater int'l response to end Rohingya crisis**   |   National : ** Syed Ashraf's wife no more ** President mourns death of Shila Islam ** PM mourns death of Syed Ashraf's wife **   |   International : Nigeria triple suicide attack kills 13: security sources ** Catalan parties discuss next move after Spain raises stakes** Typhoon leaves two dead after lashing Japan on election day    |   

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Queen Rania calls for greater int'l response to end Rohingya crisis

COX'S BAZAR, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS) - Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan called on the international community to respond "effectively, quickly, and generously" to bring an end to the sufferings of Myanmar's Rohingya minority. "I urge the UN and the international community to do all that they can to s... More...

AL to win in next JS polls through team work: Quader

DHAKA, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS) - Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today expressed optimism that his party will win the next parliament election by gearing up the party activities under an organized team work. "We have developed an excellent team work under the leadership of Prime Minister... More...

Nasim for enhanced budgetary allocation for health sector

DHAKA, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim today called for increasing budgetary al... More...

Denmark to provide additional 40 crore to support Rohingyas

DHAKA, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS) - Denmark would provide an additional 32 million DKK (approx. 40 crore Taka) to the UN High... More...

63rd conference of CPA begins Nov 1

DHAKA, October 23, 2017 (BSS)- The 63rd eight-day long conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) ... More...

International

UN opens key Rohingya fundraising conference

GENEVA, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - The UN opened a major fundraising conference on Monday aimed at securing some of the $434 million dollars aid groups say is needed to care for Myanmar's Rohingya people in Bangladesh. More than 600,000 people from the Muslim minority group have fled violence in M... More...

Trump 'made me cry': widow of slain US soldier

WASHINGTON, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - President Donald Trump struggled to remember the name of the US soldier killed in an ambush in Niger when he called the man's widow for condolences, the woman told ABC on Monday. "Yes, the president said that he knew what he signed up for but it hurts anyways an... More...

McCain takes swipe at Trump military service record

WASHINGTON, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Senator John McCain has taken a
barely-veiled jab at President Donald Trump's avo... More...

5 militants killed, 13 arrested in Afghan-NATO joint operation

KABUL, Oct. 23, 2017 (BSS/XINHUA) - Five armed militants were killed and 13 others arrested during a joint special op... More...

Abe targets N. Korea after storming to 'super-majority' vote win

TOKYO, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stormed to a landslide "super-majority" in snap Japanese elect... More...

Sports

Shinwari leads Pakistan's whitewash of Sri Lanka

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Left-arm paceman Usman Shinwari destroyed Sri Lanka with a five... More...

Archery to get City Group patronized

DHAKA, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS) - With a view to win a medal in the Olympic Games Tokyo-2020 Bangladesh Archery Federation sig... More...

District

Khulna district banded on Sundarbans, say officials

KHULNA, Oct 23, 2017(BSS) - District officials here today said that Khulna district is being branded based on Sundarba... More...

'Digitisation pushing Bangladesh toward middle income nation'

RANGPUR, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS) - Government officials at a press briefing here today said Bangladesh is moving toward a mid... More...

Economic

Samsung, LG products to be produced locally: Tofail

DHAKA, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS) - Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said Korean electronics giants Samsung and LG Electroni... More...

Climate Change

New London pollution tax comes into force

LONDON, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Shamsur Rahman's birth anniversary observed

DHAKA, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS) - The 89th birth anniversary of eminent poet Shamsur Rahman was observed here in a befitting manner today. Different socio-cultural organisations chalked up elaborate programmes, including placing of wreaths at his grave at Banani, discussions, r... More...

Technology

Country to get world-class software testing center

By Mahmudul Hasan Raju DHAKA, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS) - Keeping pace with the world in development of the ICT sector and taking country's rapidly growing software industry much forward in international market, the government is going to establish soon a full-fledged world cla... More...

Education

Certificate-giving ceremony held at British Council

DHAKA, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS) - Oxford International Education Group in collabora... More...

Weather

Weather may remain dry over country

DHAKA, Oct 23, 2017 (BSS) - Light rain is likely to occur at one or two places ... More...