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National

Fare of bus, minibus reduced

DHAKA, May 3, 2016 (BSS)- Government has reset the fare of intercity and long distance diesel-run buses and minibuses except Dhaka city and its adjoining areas and Chittagong city.

"The fare of diesel-run buses and minibuses has been reduced by three paisha per kilometer. The fare is Tk 1.45 per kilometer, henceforth, it will be Tk 1.42 for ... More...

World Press Freedom Day observed

DHAKA, May 3, 2016 (BSS) - The country today observed the World Press Freedom Day as elsewhere in the world, with this year's theme 'Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms - This is Your Right!'

Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, World Press Freedom Day is observed on May 3 worldwide following the recommendation ... More...

Prosecution brings seven charges against 2 war criminals

DHAKA, May 3, 2016 (BSS)- The prosecution of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) today submitted formal charge against Liakat Ali and Aminul Islam alias Razab Ali, two allege... More...

Charges against 5 Kishoreganj Razakars

DHAKA, May 3, 2016 (BSS)- The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 today sentenced four Kishoreganj Razakars to death and another to life imprisonment for committing crimes agai... More...

Renowned newscaster Sirajul Majid Mamun passes away

DHAKA, May 3, 2016 (BSS) Renowned radio and television newscaster Sirajul Majid Mamun passed away due to respiratory complicacy at a hospital in Houston, USA, at 5.41 am Dhaka ... More...

International

Mexico City bans 40% of cars again over air pollution

MEXICO CITY, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Mexico City officials issued a new air pollution alert on Monday, meaning that 40 percent of vehicles will be banned on Tuesday, while industries will be required to cut emissions. Smog in the megacity of more than 20 million people worsened in March, prompting aut... More...

Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines

TOKYO, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Japan will lease military aircraft to the Philippines in another sign of deepening security ties between the two former foes to counter Beijing's increasing regional influence. The agreement was made Monday afternoon during telephone talks between Japan's Defence Ministe... More...

Refugee sets herself alight at Australia's Nauru camp

CANBERRA, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A refugee who set herself on fire on the Pacific island of Nauru after being sent there by Australia was in a critical condition Tuesday, just day... More...

Jewish American author Chabon takes on Israeli occupation

JERUSALEM, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - American author Michael Chabon's Jewish identity has long been central to his work.
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Obama has wish about Bin Laden's last moments

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Five years after US Special Forces killed Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama sa... More...

Sports

S.Korean head of 2018 Winter Games resigns

SEOUL, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The chief organiser of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea resigned Tuesday less than... More...

LeBron stars as Cavaliers take series lead over Hawks

LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - LeBron James scored 25 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 104... More...

District

Worker killed in Dinajpur road accident

DINAJPUR, May 3, 2016 (BSS) - A worker was killed and two others were injured as their pickup turned turtle at in Shalban Che... More...

Missing body recovered from Paturia Ghat

MANIKGANJ, May 3, 2016 (BSS)- Police recovered the missing body from the sunken trawler at Paturia Ghat this morning.

The... More...

Economic

Bumper jack-fruit production likely in Rangpur region

RANGPUR, May 3, 2016 (BSS) - A bumper production of jack-fruit is likely as the tender fruits are now growing excelle... More...

Climate Change

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Entertainment & Arts

Woman says she is Prince's long-lost sister, claims part of estate

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A woman claiming to be Prince's half-sister has come forward saying she is entitled to part of the late pop star's multimillion-dollar estate, legal documents show. Darcell Gresham Johnston filed court documents Friday in the musician's prob... More...

Technology

Solar Impulse 2 completes Phoenix-San Francisco leg of round the-world flight

SAN FRANCISCO, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental solar-powered aircraft, landed in Phoenix, Arizona late Monday, completing the latest leg of its around the world journey to draw attention to clean energy technologies. Pilot Andre Borschberg put the ... More...

Education

First female assistant proctor appointed at IU

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, May 2, 2016 (BSS) - Afroza Banu, lecturer of English Depar... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, May 3, 2016 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gust... More...