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Export earnings to exceed $60bn in 2021: Tofail

DHAKA, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS) - Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday reiterated that country's export earnings would go beyond US$ 60 billion in 2021. "Export earning was US$ 14 billion when the Awami League assumed in power this time and it reached at $ 34.2 billion in last fiscal . . . if the ... More...

ADB to provide $200m to support women entrepreneurs

DHAKA, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS) - The government yesterday signed a $200 million loan agreements with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in rural Bangladesh. Economic Relations Division (ERD) Secretary (In-charge) Kazi Shofiqul Azam and the ADB Country Direct... More...

All Bangladesh nationals to get internet connections by 2021: Palak

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS) - State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak reaffirmed global community that all Bangladesh ci... More...

Noor distributes assistance among 109 fire-victim families

RANGPUR, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS) - Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, MP, distributed cash money and corrugated ... More...

ACC chief warns NBR officials against corrupt incomes

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2107 (BSS) - Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Iqbal Mahmood today warned the officials of... More...

International

Bush senior in intensive care, wife Barbara also hospitalized

WASHINGTON, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Former president George H.W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit Wednesday suffering from pneumonia, highlighting concerns about the health of a political dynasty's patriarch just as a new US leader prepares to enter office. Bush, 92, was initially hos... More...

Media girds for battle with Trump White House

WASHINGTON, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Donald Trump and the media are digging in for what could be a long and bitter war. The president-elect, whose spent much of his campaign at loggerheads with the mainstream press, has been sharpening his attacks, and the news media is bracing for what some see... More...

African troops on standby as Gambia deadline looms

BANJUL, Gambia, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Senegalese troops backed by other African forces were poised to move into Th... More...

US condemns Mali car bomb attack

WASHINGTON, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - The United States on Wednesday condemned the car bombing that killed 50 people i... More...

Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row

MIAMI, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP)- Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row, US scientists said Wednesday, raising new ... More...

Sports

Pliskova and out for Russian teen

MELBOURNE, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Impressive fifth seed Karolina Pliskova continued her march through the Australian Open Thursd... More...

Konta douses Japanese threat at Open

MELBOURNE, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Johanna Konta kept the British flag flying Thursday with a gritty win over fast-rising Japane... More...

District

Call to stop tobacco related advertisement

RAJSHAHI, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS)-Time has come to stop all sorts of tobacco promotion related advertisements, publicity and patroni... More...

Govt. sincere to bring success in education sector: Speakers

RAJSHAHI, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS)- The present government, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been working relentles... More...

Economic

Toshiba sinks 10% on reported nuclear power losses

TOKYO, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Toshiba shares fell over 10 percent on the Tokyo market Thursday following media reports... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

'A Dog's Purpose' filmmakers accused of animal cruelty

LOS ANGELES, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Animal lovers on Wednesday called for a boycott of the upcoming movie "A Dog's Purpose" after video footage emerged of an apparently terrified dog on the set being forced into rushing water. The video shot in 2015 and published by the... More...

Technology

Google grabs Twitter app platform Fabric

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Google is acquiring Twitter's mobile application developer platform Fabric, a move which could give some breathing room for the social network after charting an independent path without a suitor. Terms of the deal were not announced... More...

Education

US authorities target student loan giant in lawsuits

CHICAGO, Jan 19, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - In separate lawsuits, US authorities target... More...

Weather

Weather likely dry

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS)- Ridge of sub-continental high extends up to Biha... More...