Dhaka, Saturday, January 20, 2018

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National : ** 2nd phase of Biswa Ijtema ends tomorrow ** Rohingya crisis growing, more support needed: WB ** 'Monga' eradication increases government's popularity in Rangpur ** Earthquake jolts in Bangladesh-India border **   |   International : ** 7 killed in bus accident in eastern India ** Seven Niger troops killed in Boko Haram attack ** Five killed in arson attack on Seoul motel ** Trump warns US government shutdown likely **    |   

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Earthquake jolts Bangladesh-India border

DHAKA, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS) - A light earthquake jolted in Bangladesh-India border area today at 7 hours 14 minutes 30 seconds (BST), according to a release issued by Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) here. The epicentre of the tremor was 272 kilometre North from the Seismic Centre of BMD a... More...

LGED to implement TK 2,080-cr development project in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS) - Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) will implement a mega project at an estimated cost of Tk 2,080.40 crore for overall rural infrastructure development in the region. Additional Chief Engineer Ali Ahmed of LGED here today said the 'Rajshahi Division Rural... More...

Adequate security measures taken for Biswa Ijtema: Kamal

GAZIPUR, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS) - Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday said adequate security measures have been t... More...

Govt working to develop all sectors: Shajahan

DHAKA, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS) - Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan has said the present government, led by Prime Minister Sheik... More...

BNP should join polls to prove popularity: Hanif

KUSHTIA, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS) - Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub- Ul Alam Hanif yesterday said BNP should join ... More...

International

Eleven killed, 46 injured in Turkey bus crash: official

ISTANBUL, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Eleven people were killed and 46 injured when an Turkish intercity bus taking families bound for a half-term skiing trip crashed into trees while travelling on a motorway, local officials said. The bus, which was making an overnight journey from the capital Ankar... More...

7 killed in bus accident in eastern India

NEW DELHI, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) -- At least seven people have been killed and several others injured after a bus veered off the road and overturned in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal Saturday, police said. ... More...

5.2-magnitude quake hits northeastern state of India

NEW DELHI, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) - A moderate earthquake Saturday morning hit India's northeastern state of Assam... More...

US government in shutdown as midnight deadline passes

WASHINGTON, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - The US government officially shut down on Saturday, the first anniversary of Pres... More...

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

KATHMANDU, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was tol... More...

Sports

Sri Lanka takes on Zimbabwe in crucial match tomorrow

DHAKA, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS)- It will be an acid Test for Sri Lanka as they face Zimbabwe in their third crucial match of ... More...

Tennis: Smooth Keys glides into last 16 at Open

MELBOURNE, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - US Open finalist Madison Keys continued her serene progress through the Australian O... More...

District

Proper care can flourish talents of autistic children

RAJSHAHI, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS) - Speakers at a training workshop said here today the autistic and mentally retarded chi... More...

Bird Fair held at JU

SAVAR, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS) - A day-long Bird Fair-2018 was held today on the Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus with a ... More...

Economy

Myanmar-India private individuals' border trade hits over 1.8 mln USD in 9 months

YANGON, Jan. 20, 2018 (BSS/Xinhua) - Myanmar's trade with India using private Individual Trading Cards (ITCs) via bord... More...

Climate Change

Pentagon strategy drops climate change as a security threat

WASHINGTON, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Climate change and the impact it has on n... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Tom Petty died of accidental overdose: family

LOS ANGELES, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - American rocker Tom Petty died in October of an accidental drug overdose after taking a variety of medications for his ailments including a mix of opioid painkillers, his family and the Los Angeles county medical examiner said Friday. Th... More...

Technology

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network. The change comes as the online giant seeks to address ... More...

Education

Weather

Weather may remain dry over country

DHAKA, Jan 20, 2018 (BSS) - Met office today predicted that mild to moderate c... More...