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National

Work unitedly for building Sonar Bangla: AL leaders

RANGPUR, April 18, 2015 (BSS) - Leaders of Awami League (AL) and its associate organisations have urged their leaders to work unitedly for building the Sonar Bangla as dreamt by as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

They were addressing a discussion jointly arranged at district AL office in Betpotti area in t... More...

'Expand sugar beet cultivation as substitute to sugarcane'

RANGPUR, April 18, 2015 (BSS) - Experts at a day-long farmers' field day stressed expanded cultivation of tropical sugar beet as an effective substitute to sugarcane in increasing production of sugar and molasses. The weather condition of Bangladesh is suitable for sugar beet farming, its sweetness an... More...

110 disabled students received Tk 5.46 lakh stipend in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, April 18, 2015 (BSS)- A total of 110 students from primary to under-graduation levels with special needs re... More...

PM greets Tigers for victory against Pakistan

DHAKA, April 17, 2015 (BSS)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today extended her heartiest congratulation to the national c... More...

President congratulates cricket team for victory against Pakistan

DHAKA, April 17, 2015 (BSS) - President Abdul Hamid today congratulated the national cricket team for their emphatic 79-... More...

International

Stolen radioactive material still missing in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, April 18, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Mexican authorities have yet to find a toolbox-sized container carrying dangerous radioactive material that was stolen on April 13, authorities said Friday. "Up to now, we have found neither the source nor the truck in which it was located," Juan Eibenschutz, di... More...

China's struggle for water security

DAEGU, South Korea, April 18, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Way back in 1999, before he became China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao warned that water scarcity posed one of the greatest threats to the "survival of the nation". Sixteen years later, that threat looms ever larger, casting a forbidding shadow over China'... More...

At least 21 killed in fighting near Libyan capital

BENGHAZI, Libya, April 18, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - At least 21 people were killed in fighting near Libya's capital Tripoli Frid... More...

New Google security chief looks for balance with privacy

MOUNTAIN VIEW, United States, April 18, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Google has a new sheriff keeping watch over the wilds of the Internet.

Austrian-born Gerhard Eschelbeck has ranged the B... More...

Gas explosion injures 11 in California: police

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A gas line explosion in California injured 11 people on Friday at a sheriff's gun range, police said, identifying many of the hurt as prison... More...

Sports

Tigers break jinx beat Pakistan in 1st ODI

DHAKA, April 17, 2015 (BSS)- Finally the 16-year long jinx come to an end as Tigers recorded a 79-run victory over visi... More...

Tamim, Mushfiq powers Bangladesh 329/6

DHAKA, April 17, 2015 (BSS)- An imperious centuries by opener Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim steered Bangladesh to post... More...

District

400-kg jatka seized in Lakshmipur

LAKSHMIPUR, April 18, 2015 (BSS) - Police in a drive seized 400-kg of jatka (small hilsa fish) from the river Meghna in Kalkini... More...

Accidental gunshot injures seven in Faridpur

FARIDPUR, April 18, 2015 (BSS) - At least seven people including an officer-in-charge were bullet injured as gun of a local Awa... More...

Economic

Oil price soars in mixed week for commodities

LONDON, April 18, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Star commodity performer oil surged in value this week on hopes that easing US shale ... More...

Climate Change

US govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

MIAMI, April 16, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Protection of ethnic community cultural heritage underscored

RAJSHAHI, April 18, 2015 (BSS)- Speakers at a ceremony here said the issue of ancestral festival and cultural heritage of the plain ethnic communities should be given importance for protecting those from further degradation. They viewed the culture of the ethnic communities as... More...

Technology

Samsung removes logo on smartphones in Japan

SEOUL, April 18, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Samsung has removed its corporate logo from its new smartphones sold in Japan, a company spokeswoman confirmed Saturday. The name Samsung is missing on both the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edge variant, the Galaxy S6 Edge. These models are pr... More...

Education

6 schools-cum-cyclone shelters completed in Pirojpur

PIROJPUR, April 18, 2015 (BSS)- The re-construction works of two-storey six primary schools-cum-cyclone shelters were completed in coastal upazila of Matbaria here recently.

The six primary educational institutions, which were completely damaged b... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, April 18, 2015 (BSS) - Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at a few places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Sylhet and Chittagong divisions and at one or two places over Khulna and Barisal ... More...