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Jatiya Sangsad

JS sitting adjourned till 5 Pm tomorrow

SANGSAD BHABAN, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS) - Deputy Speaker M Fazley Rabbi Miah
adjourned the House at 8.11 pm today.

The H... More...

Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development Bill, 2016 placed in JS

SANGSAD BHABAN, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS)-The Bangladesh Academy for Rural
Development Bill, 2016 was placed in the Jatiya Sangsad toda... More...

National

Sheikh Hasina's birthday celebrated wishing her long life

DHAKA, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS)- The 70th birthday of Awami League president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was celebrated in simple ceremonies today wishing her a long life. The programmes of the day remained confined mainly to distribution of cooked food among the poor, holding of doa and milad mahfils... More...

$1.5 billion ADB rail project to develop southern Bangladesh

DHAKA, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide US$1.5 billion to Bangladesh to build a dual-gauge railway line that will bring key trade and tourism to the southernmost parts of Bangladesh. The new railway, part of the Trans-Asia Railway network, will also improve access to... More...

Marriott acquires Starwood Hotels and Resorts

DHAKA, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS) - International hospitality chain Marriott has acquired the Starwood Hotels and Resorts that ... More...

Six shops fined for expired medicine, adulterated food

DHAKA, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS) - Armed Police Battalion (APBN) has expedited drives against selling of adulterated food and ... More...

Owners asked to remove vehicle bumpers by Nov 30

DHAKA, Sept 28, 2106 (BSS) - The government has asked the owners of buses, trucks and covered vans to remove unapproved bumpers and angles from their vehicles by November 30.

"A... More...

International

Armed men kidnap fisherman off Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Armed men seized a fisherman off Malaysia's eastern Sabah state, an official said Wednesday, an area where militants from the Abu Sayyaf group have been blamed for a series of abductions. "One fisherman was snatched late last night," Wan Abdul Bari Abdul Khalid,... More...

Tourists evacuated as Indonesian volcano erupts: official

JAKARTA, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Rescuers in Indonesia were dispatched Wednesday to evacuate nearly 400 tourists, most of them foreigners, after a volcano erupted at one of the country's most popular hiking destinations, an official said. Mount Barujari began erupting late Tuesday afternoon, sending... More...

Typhoon Megi kills one in China after Taiwan destruction

BEIJING, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Typhoon Megi smashed into the Chinese mainland Wednesday morning, killing one person,... More...

Ancient Roman coins unearthed at Japan castle

TOKYO, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Japanese archaeologists said Wednesday they have for the first time unearthed ancient R... More...

Obama says Peres never gave up on possibility of peace

WASHINGTON, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- President Barack Obama hailed Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres, who died Wedn... More...

Sports

Afghanistan level series 1-1 beating Bangladesh by two wickets in 2nd ODI

DHAKA, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS) - A captaincy knock by Asghar Stanikzai helped Afghanistan to leveled the Rocket three-match ODI series... More...

Mosaddek lifts Bangladesh to 208 in 2nd ODI

DHAKA, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS)- A responsible batting display by debutante Mosaddek Hossain guided Bangladesh to score 208 for all i... More...

District

Enforcing TCA to save people from indirect smoking stressed

RANGPUR, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS) - Anti-tobacco activists at a meeting held in Lalmonirhat today called for saving the non-smokers fro... More...

Ctg AL celebrates birthday of Sheikh Hasina

CHITTAGONG, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS)- Chittagong City Awami League (AL) and its front organizations today celebrated the 70th birthday ... More...

Economic

ADB revises up GDP growth for Bangladesh

DHAKA, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS) - Bangladesh economy grew by 7.1 percent in the immediate past 2015-16 financial year (FY16),... More...

Climate Change

Taking the environmental bite out of salmon farming

HITRA, Norway, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - In a peaceful bay off Norway's Hitra i... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Bollywood biopic shows India cricketer Dhoni's heartbreak

MUMBAI, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A Bollywood biopic of Mahendra Singh Dhoni is to bring a tragic episode in the Indian cricket hero's life to movie screens -- the death of his first love. "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", due for release on September 30, charts the rise of India'... More...

Technology

Hi-tech park implementation can enrich software technology: Speakers

RAJSHAHI, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS)- Implementation of the proposed high-tech park in RajshahI within a shortest possible time could be the effective means of enriching the local software technologies which is very important for bolstering overall economy, speakers at a public consult... More...

Education

DU Energy Institute accords freshers’ reception

DHAKA, Sept 28, 2016 (BSS) - Dhaka University (DU) Energy Institute (EI) today a... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, Sept 27, 2106 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompani... More...