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Registration for hajj pilgrims from next year

DHAKA, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS)- The government for the first time has introduced a provision for registration for the hajj pilgrims to perform hajj next year. "Under the provision, the ballottee hajj pligrims will have to deposit Taka 1,51,690 and the non-ballottee hajj pilgrims to pay Taka 1,48... More...

'Economic and political empowerment needed for ending violence against women'

RAJSHAHI, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS)-Ensuring economic and political empowerment of women has become an urgent need for substantial and sustainable reduction of violence against women, speakers at a discussion here said today.

They emphasised the need for freeing the society from gender discriminations in the greater interest of establishing a non-disc... More...

2 held with 43 gold bars, ornaments at Shahjalal Airport

DHAKA, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS)- Customs officials, in separate drives, today arrested two persons with 43 gold bars and ornam... More...

Death anniversary of Shaheed Dr Azad's mother observed

DHAKA, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS) - The 21st death anniversary of
Kohinoor Banu, mother of Shaheed intellectual Professor Dr ... More...

Flourishing women leadership for discrimination-free society: speakers

RANGPUR, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS) - Speakers at a training course here have stressed for flourishing women leadership in build... More...

International

Deadly attack on Yemen tribal chief sparks ambush

SANAA, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Four bodyguards of a Sunni tribal chief were killed on Sunday near Yemen's capital by Shiite militiamen of the Ansarullah group, a tribal source said, sparking an ambush in reprisal. The four were killed when the militiamen, also known as Huthis, blew up the house of Sh... More...

Gunmen snatch 5 mln USD in bank robbery in Libya's Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS/XINHUA)- A Bank in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday was robbed by gunmen, stealing seven million Libyan Dinars (five million U.S. dollars), according to a bank official. The official told Xinhua that a number of gunmen came in two cars and attacked the bank, located in d... More...

Anti-Islamist claims victory in disputed Tunisia election

TUNIS, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Anti-Islamist candidate Beji Caid Essebsi has claimed victory in Tunisia's first free pre... More...

Belarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks

KIEV, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- The authoritarian leader of Belarus flew into Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukra... More...

Egypt police kill five jihadists

CAIRO, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Five members of Egypt's deadliest militant group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, were killed on Sunday in clashes with police, the interior ministry said.

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Sports

Football: South Korea names 23-man squad for Asian Cup

SEOUL, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- South Korea on Monday named its final 23-man squad for next month's Asian Cup in Australi... More...

Football: Johnson rewards Poyet for leap of faith

NEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Adam Johnson played the decisive role in Sunderland's 1-0 win at Newc... More...

District

Slaughtered body recovered in Barisal

BARISAL, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS)- Police recovered the slaughtered
body of a housewife from Chandramohon Bazar area under Sadar
up... More...

37,375 hectors brought under maize cultivation in Chuadanga

CHUADANGA, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS) - Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has taken up a massive plan to cultivate maize in four ... More...

Economic

Stocks show little recovery at early trading

DHAKA, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS)- Trading at Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) opened Monday upward with the market indicators show... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Renowned British actress Whitelaw dies aged 82

LONDON, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - British actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her intense collaboration with playwright Samuel Beckett who wrote several roles for her, died on Sunday aged 82, her son told the BBC. Described by Beckett as the "perfect actress", Whitelaw became t... More...

Technology

India tests first naval prototype of light combat aircraft

NEW DELHI, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS/XINHUA)- India has tested its first naval prototype of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for operating from decks rather than runways of an aircraft carrier at a naval base in Goa on the west coast of the country, said the Defense Ministry in a statemen... More...

Education

Stressed for ensuring equal opportunities for boys and girls

NARSINGDI, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS) - Speakers at a school inaugural function here today stressed for giving equal opportunities to boy and girl children so that they can contribute equally to national development.

They said this while they were address... More...

Weather

Dry weather likely

DHAKA, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS) - Weather is likely to remain dry with temporary cloudy sky over the country, said a Met office press release this morning.

Moderate to thick fog may occur over the river basins and light to moderate fog may occur elsewhe... More...