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National

Police earn global acclaim in UN peacekeeping mission: IGP

DHAKA, August 24, 2016 (BSS) - Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque said here today that Bangladeshi peacekeepers created a bright image through their sincerity and competence in the UN missions and earned global appreciation for their contribution to war-torn countries. "They (peacekeepers)... More...

JS body for completing all projects timely

DHAKA, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS)- The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Assurance today reviewed all unfinished development projects, including a project of the railways ministry, suggesting to complete those within the shortest possible time, said an official release.

"The public assurance committee in its 25th meeting suggested for the appoi... More...

BNP wants to cling in politics with Rampal: Hanif

DHAKA, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS)- Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif today said an isolated BNP wants to... More...

People responsible for gas leakage to face action

CHITTAGONG, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS) - Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu today said people responsible for gas leakage in the port city's DAP fertilizer company would exposed to legal... More...

John Kerry to visit Dhaka next week

DHAKA, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS) - US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Dhaka next week to discuss about "all aspect... More...

International

At least 120 killed in Italy quake

ACCUMOLI, Italy, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A powerful earthquake rattled a remote area of central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 120 people dead and scenes of carnage in mountain villages. With 368 people injured and an unknown number trapped under rubble, the figure of dead and wounded was exp... More...

Leaders of G20, guest countries, int'l organisations to attend G20 summit

BEIJING, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS/XINHUA) - At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, leaders of G20 members, some guest countries and international organisations will attend the 11th Group of 20 (G20) summit from September 4 to 5 in China's eastern city of Hangzhou, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson sai... More...

India moves to ban booming commercial surrogacy business

NEW DELHI, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - India's government Wednesday approved plans to ban the booming commercial surrogacy ... More...

Powerful 6.8 magnitude quake hits Myanmar: USGS

YANGON, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit north-central Myanmar Wednesday, the US Geologi... More...

Former UN chief to advise Myanmar on troubled Rakhine state: gov't

YANGON, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- Former UN chief Kofi Annan will advise Myanmar's new government on resolving conflict... More...

Sports

Sheikh Russel face Tertons FC in crucial match tomorrow

DHAKA, Aug. 24, 2016 (BSS)- Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra take on hosts Tertons FC of Bhutan in their must win game in the ... More...

Wrestling training progrrame begins in Jessore

DHAKA, Aug. 22, 2016 (BSS)- The Bangladesh Amateur Wrestling Federation (BAWF) under the financial supports of National Sports C... More...

District

Six bridges built in Mymensingh spending with Tk 1.80 cr

MYMENSINGH, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS) - The construction work of six bridges was completed in Sadar upazila here at a cost of over Taka 1... More...

RAKUB gets acting chairman

RAJSHAHI, August 24, 2016 (BSS)- Commissioner of Rajshahi division Abdul Hannan has been appointed as acting chairman in... More...

 

Economic

Stocks close another week down

DHAKA, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS) - Stocks closed another week down on Wednesday as investors were maintaining a cautious stan... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Jennifer Lawrence tops list of best paid actresses

LOS ANGELES, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Oscar-winning Jennifer Lawrence was named the world's highest-paid actress for the second year running on Tuesday, with estimated pre-tax earnings of $46 million. The 26-year-old American raked in the lion's share from a profit share ... More...

Technology

Mobile app for women, children to be launched today

DHAKA, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS)- Mobile App, namely, "Managing Violence Against Women and Children" will be launched today at Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) auditorium in the city. State Minister for Women and Children Affairs, Meher Afroze Chumki will be present as chief ... More...

Education

Workshop on 'Self-Assessment Report Writing' held at JU

JAHANGIRNAGAR UNIVERSITY, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS) - A workshop on 'Self-Assessment Re... More...

Weather

Met office forecasts rainfall

DHAKA, Aug 24, 2016 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompani... More...