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Women public representatives for regular UDCC meeting

RAJSHAHI, March 28, 2015 (BSS)- Some women public representatives in reserved seats coming from different local government institutions (LGIs) like Union and Upazila Parishads and Pourasabha in Godagari and Tanore Upazilas of the district have voiced for regular holding of Union Development Coordination Committee (UDCC) Meeting for the greater i... More...

RAB arrests 4-JMB member, seizes petrol bombs at Dhakhinkhan

DHAKA, March 27, 2015 (BSS) - Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) today arrested four members of the banned Islamic militant-Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB) and recovered explosives along with petrol bombs. The arrestees are identified as Abdur Razzak Haider alis Mamun, 35, Ziaul Bari alias Dalim, ... More...

Tributes paid to Saiful Islam Talukder

DHAKA, March 27, 2015 (BSS) -Professional personalities at a memorial meeting here today paid rich tributes to journalis... More...

FM pays tributes to Lee Kuan

DHAKA, March 27, 2015 (BSS)-Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali today paid rich tributes and his last respect to t... More...

Workshop on Liberation War Encyclopedia held

DHAKA, March 27, 2015 (BSS) - A daylong workshop on "Encyclopedia of Bangladesh War of Liberation" was held at Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (ASB) auditorium in the city today.

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International

Syria trio's London school linked to more girls trying to join IS

LONDON, March 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A group of London teenage girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same school as three others who are thought to have gone to Syria, the High Court has heard. Last week High Court judge Anthony Hayden barred five teenage girls from going overseas due to concer... More...

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italy verdict

LONDON, March 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Meredith Kercher's mother said she was "surprised and very shocked" after Italy's top court cleared Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her daughter's murder. Arline Kercher said the decision Friday by the Court of Cassation in Rome was "odd" given the pair had bee... More...

Iran talks reach fever pitch amid calls for compromise

LAUSANNE, March 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Tough negotiations to end a decade-long standoff over Iran's suspect nuclear progra... More...

Sri Lankan president's brother killed in axe attack

COLOMBO, March 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The younger brother of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena died in hospital Sa... More...

Saudi pounds Yemen rebel camps, Arab allies gather

SANAA, March 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen for a second day on Friday, ... More...

Sports

'Ultimate game' excites New Zealand skipper McCullum

MELBOURNE, March 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he was excited, not intimidated, at the ... More...

Cricket: Starc, Boult in World Cup swing to the left

MELBOURNE, March 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - For the second time at this World Cup, Australia's Mitchell Starc and New Zeala... More...

District

Govt. distributes CI sheet, cash among river eroded, poor families

GAIBANDHA, March 28, 2015 (BSS) - The government has distributed 100 bundle CI sheet and Taka three lakh among the 100 river er... More...

Two children burn to death in Bagerhat

BAGERHAT, March 27, 2015 (BSS)- Two children were burn to death at Golabari village under Chitalmari upazila of the district this ... More...

Economic

Sensex breaks 7-day losing trend; Bharti Airtel plunges 5.64%

Mumbai, Mar 28,2015 (BSS/PTI) Snapping seven-session losing streak, the benchmark BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange)Sensex Fri... More...

Climate Change

Ice around Antarctica shrank by almost 20 percent: study

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The ice floating around Antarctica has th... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Miami Beach celebrates its 100th birthday

MIAMI BEACH, United States, March 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Thousands of tourists and residents basking in a hot sun filled the streets of the art deco district of Miami Beach to celebrate its 100th birthday on Thursday. "Happy Birthday, Miami Beach," yelled one of the party promo... More...

Technology

Microsoft buys Office collaborator app LiveLoop

NEW YORK, March 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Microsoft said Friday it has purchased the office mobile app LiveLoop, which allows multiple users to collaborate on PowerPoint presentations simultaneously. The purchase is the latest by tech giant Microsoft, after recent acquisitions of o... More...

Education

DU VC for promoting woman education with IT, linguistic skills

DHAKA, March 27, 2015 (BSS) - Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor... More...

Weather

Flooding in Chilean desert region kills six

COPIAPO, Chile, March 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Flash floods in a normally bone-dry r... More...