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30,000 slum families enjoying sanitation facilities in Rajshahi city

RAJSHAHI, Jan 31, 2015 (BSS)- More than 30,000 poor and slum households are enjoying sanitation facilities by dint of commissioning of 11,000 hygienic latrines in the metropolis. Similarly, they are getting facilities of safe drinking water from 2,300 tubewells installed in the slum areas besides diff... More...

Bus torched in city, 4 burnt

DHAKA, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS) - Hartal and blockade supporters tonight set fire on a passenger bus, leaving four passengers serious burn injury in front of the Old Police Camp at Khilgaon in the city just before the 72-hour countrywide hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.

The fire injured passengers are identified as Jamaluddin, 55,... More...

AL brought out anti-hartal procession in Netrakona

NETRAKONA, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS)- A large number of workers and leaders of Netrakona district Awami League (AL) and it's f... More...

Khaleda has to seek apology for misdeeds: Dipu Moni

SYLHET, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS) -Awami League Joint General Secretary Dr Dipu Moni today said the BNP Chairperson Begum Khale... More...

New executives of BCS information association

DHAKA, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS)- Additional principal information officer of Press Information Department Md Zainal Abedin and senior information officer of Housing and Public Works Mini... More...

International

New book lifts lid on court of Britain's Prince Charles

LONDON, Jan 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A new biography of Britain's Prince
Charles reveals how his inner circle is riven with backstabbing and
infighting, according to extracts published by The Times newspaper Saturday.

Charles's household has been nicknamed "Wolf Hall" after Hilary Mantel's historical novel about the brutal, conniving court of Henr... More...

Top Congress figure lashes out at India's Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Beleaguered Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi came under new pressure Friday when a former minister accused his aides of waging a dirty tricks campaign against her and said his Congress party was undemocratic. Jayanthi Natarajan, environment minister in the ... More...

Bomb attack at Pakistani mosque kills at least 12: officials

KARACHI, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A bomb blast at a Shiite mosque in
southern Pakistan Friday killed at least 12 people... More...

Greece will stay in eurozone: French PM

BEIJING, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls sought to reassure Chinese concerns about the euro... More...

Egypt's Sisi cuts short overseas trip after Sinai attacks

CAIRO, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is cutting short a visit to Ethiopia for an Afri... More...

Sports

New Zealand bowl first against Pakistan

WELLINGTON, Jan 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl in the first of two one-day internationa... More...

India heading for winless tour after disappointing against England

PERTH, Australia, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - India looked set to end their three-month tour of Australia without a win aft... More...

District

5 killed in Mymensingh road accident

MYMENSINGH, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS)- Five people were killed in a road accident in Ragabpur area under Sadar upazila of the district t... More...

Two killed in road accidents in two N-dists

RANGPUR, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS) - Two persons, including a school student and a truck helper, were killed in separate road accidents ... More...

Economic

US economic growth in 2014 fastest in four years

WASHINGTON, Jan 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The US economy grew at its fastest pace in four years in 2014, outpacing all of the... More...

Climate Change

GMO mosquito plan sparks debate in Florida

MIAMI, Jan 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A British company's plan to unleash hordes of ge... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

All-star actress roster to light up 65th Berlin film fest

BERLIN, Jan 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - New movies starring Juliette Binoche,
Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Helen Mirren and Lea Seydoux will put women in the spotlight when they premiere at the 65th Berlin film festival starting Thursday.

The 11-day event in the frosty German capital, the f... More...

Technology

Jihadists increasingly wary of Internet, experts say

PARIS, Jan 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - After having used the Internet profusely for propaganda and recruitment, jihadist organisations have realised that investigators are gleaning crucial information online and are increasingly concealing their web presence, experts say. Apart fr... More...

Education

Academics express concern over calling hartal during SSC exams

DHAKA, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS)- Noted academicians of the country today expressed deep concern about enforcing hartals and blockades by the political parties during the upcoming SSC examinations and demanded withdrawal of such programmes for the sake of... More...

Weather

Cloudy sky likely

DHAKA, Jan 30, 2015 (BSS) - Weather is likely to remain dry with temporary par... More...