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Adequate relief, money sent to 11 flood affected districts: Minister

DHAKA, July 25, 2016 (BSS) - Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya yesterday said adequate relief materials and cash have been sent for the flood victims in 11 northern districts of the country.

"A total of 2,300 tonnes of rice and dry food worth Taka 45 lakh have been sent to the affected areas. Besides, ... More...

Islam doesn't permit killings: Nahid

DHAKA, July 25, 2016 (BSS) - Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has denounced the Islamist militants saying that no Muslim can kill a human being if he or she understands the essence of Islam as the holy religion does not permit such heinous activities. "If one understands the essence of the ... More...

Police identified Gulshan attack masterminds: DMP

DHAKA, July 25, 2016 (BSS) - Police have identified the masterminds and instigators of the July 1 terror attack on the Holey Artisan caf, in Gulshan area, Dhaka Metropolitan Pol... More...

Navy submits strategy to control encroachment, pollution in four Dhaka rivers

DHAKA, July 25, 2016 (BSS) - Bangladesh Navy has submitted a strategy before the government to control pollution and encroachment as well as maintaining proper navigability in fo... More...

Live interactive program on Betar, BTV on July 27

DHAKA, July 25, 2016 (BSS)-Bangladesh Betar will host an interactive session to raise public awareness about militancy... More...

International

Democratic Party chair resigns in wake of email leak

PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Embattled Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Sunday she is resigning, following a leak of emails suggesting an insider attempt to hobble the campaign of Hillary Clinton's rival in the White House primaries Bernie Sanders. Wasserman Schultz... More...

Six arrested in killings of mayor, four others in Mexico

TUXTLA GUTI?RREZ, Mexico, July 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Six men have been arrested in connection with the murder of the mayor and four other people in a troubled town in Chiapas in southern Mexico, officials said Sunday. Gunmen opened fire at around 7:00 am Saturday during a multi-day protest in the... More...

American surfer in hospital after Costa Rica croc attack

SAN JOS?, July 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - An American surfer was being treated in a Costa Rican hospital on Sunday after bei... More...

Syrian refugee killed by own bomb at German bar

BERLIN, July 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A Syrian refugee has been killed setting off a bomb at a bar in southern Germany whi... More...

Training exercise causes bomb scare at US embassy, Yangon

YANGON, July 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- The United States Embassy in Myanmar held a tear gas training exercise on Sunday night ... More...

Sports

Japan schoolgirl swimmer set to melt hearts in Rio

TOKYO, July 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Japanese schoolgirl Rikako Ikee, who melted the hearts of a nation when she burst into tears o... More...

Ghana's first Olympic swimmers are a warning to the world

ACCRA, July 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Ghana's global reputation in sport is largely based on football but Abeku Jackson and Kaya Fors... More...

District

Professional skills obligation for attainment in banking sector

RAJSHAHI, July 25, 2016 (BSS)- Senior bankers at a training session asked their field-level subordinates to gain professional... More...

Valiant freedom fighter Advocate Dudu passes away

RANGPUR, July 24, 2016 (BSS)- Organiser of the War of Liberation, valiant freedom fighter (FF) and noted lawyer Advocate... More...

Economic

Brexit is risk to global growth, says G20

CHENGDU, China, July 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union heightens risks for the world eco... More...

Climate Change

Southern California fire mushrooms, residents evacuated

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A fire burning out of control in Southe... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

'Star Trek Beyond' boots 'Pets' to box office doghouse

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - "Star Trek Beyond" boldly went to the top of the box office in its weekend debut, sending "The Secret Life of Pets" to the doghouse in the number two spot. Paramount's "Star Trek Beyond," the latest installment in the 50-year-old fr... More...

Technology

Yahoo appears near deal to sell core assets

SAN FRANCISCO, July 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Yahoo was set to announced a deal to sell its core online assets, ending a 20-year run as an independent company for the internet pioneer. Multiple reports said Yahoo, which introduced many users around the world to the internet, w... More...

Education

DU to stage anti-militancy demonstration tomorrow

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS)- Amidst growing urge to stop the spread of militancy at educational institutions across the country, authorities at Dhaka University announced to stage one of the biggest human chains on the campus tomorrow with a call to... More...

Weather

Light to moderate rainfall likely

DHAKA, July 24, 2016 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompani... More...