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Mostafa Kamal, president; Mujibul Haq, GS of Comilla South District AL

COMILLA, Feb 06, 2016 (BSS) - Planning Minister and convener of Comilla South District Awami League AHM Mostafa Kamal and Railway Minister and joint convener of the same unit Md Mujibul Haq have been announced as the new president and general secretary respectively at the workers conference of the south district unit Awami League here today.

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BFUJ demands 9th wage board for journos

DHAKA, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS)- Leaders of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) today demanded immediate formation of the ninth Wage Board for enhancement of salary scales for journalists and other workers of the newspaper industry.

The government should take immediate steps for announcement of the ninth Wage Board, they told a meeting of t... More...

Govt will attain objectives despite saboteurs: Mannan

SYLHET, Feb 06, 2016 (BSS) - State minister for finance M A Mannan, MP, today said that enemies within the state were hindering the progress of the nation and urged people to be aw... More...

Child Abdullah murderers to be tried: Chumki

DHAKA, Feb 06, 2016 (BSS) - State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki today said those who are i... More...

Stern action if police member found guilty: IGP

SYLHET, Feb 06, 2016 (BSS) - Inspector General of Police (IGP) A K M Shahidul Hoque today said police department would not take the responsibility of any personal crime committed b... More...

International

Islamist Shebab fighters seize Somali port: governor

MOGADISHU, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Somalia's Shebab insurgents were imposing Sharia law in the key port of Merka Saturday, residents said, one day after the Islamists retook their stronghold from African Union troops who had held it since 2012. AU troops fled the city, the state capital of Lower Shabe... More...

Death toll rises to 42 in Gujarat accident

NEW DELHI Feb 6, 2016 (BSS) - A total of 42 people were killed and over 20 injured when a Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) bus fell off a river bridge in South Gujarat's Navsari district on last night. The ill-fated Bus was on its routine trip from Navsari to Ukai when mishap occur... More...

First Zika-linked deaths reported in Colombia

BOGOTA, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The mosquito-borne Zika virus sweeping
through Latin America has claimed three lives in... More...

Brazil's anti-Zika war goes house to house

SAO PAULO, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Sao Paulo resident Juliana Matuoka
always thought her stunning tropical flowers were... More...

Captain guilty in Nicaraguan shipwreck that killed 13

MANAGUA, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The captain of a tourist boat that
overturned in bad weather off Nicaragua's Caribb... More...

Sports

IU VC congratulates Bangladesh U-19 cricket team

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS) - Vice Chancellor of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia Professor Dr Abdul Hakim S... More...

Mustafizur sold to Sunrisers for Rs. 1.4 crore

DHAKA, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS)- The Sunrisers Hyderabad, a cricket
Franchise-based in the city of Hyderabad, has bought Bangl... More...

District

Executive Committee of ABL Officers' Association formed

RANGPUR, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS) - The 25-member biennial executive committee of Rangpur Regional Agrani Bank Officers' Associ... More...

New building of CID Police opened in Jhenaidah camp

JHENAIDAH, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS)- A newly-constructed building of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police was inaugurated at... More...

Economic

Fish production to be boosted re-digging water-bodies

DHAKA, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS)-Eyeing to boost fish production, the government has launched a project to re-dig and re- excava... More...

Climate Change

Obama seeks to double US funds for clean energy research

WASHINGTON, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Bhutan's royal couple announces birth of baby prince

NEW DELHI, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Bhutan's royal couple on Saturday announced the birth of their first child, a baby prince, delighting the remote Himalayan kingdom where the monarchy is revered. The newest royal, the son of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jet... More...

Technology

Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts in 'terrorist content' crackdown

WASHINGTON, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, as part of a stepped-up effort to crack down on "terrorist content" on the messaging platform, it said Friday. The accounts frozen since mid-2015 we... More...

Education

Madrasa students visit Ekushey Grantho Mela

DHAKA, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS)- Students of West Birgaon Dakhil Girls' Madrasa today visited the month-long Amar Ekushey Grantho Mela as part of their study tour.

A total of 45 female students of West Birgaon Girls' Dakhil Madrasa at Manahardi in Narshi... More...

Weather

Night temperature likely to rise

DHAKA, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS) - Trough of easterly low lies over the West Bengal and adjoining areas. Seasonal low lies over South Bay.

Weather will remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the
country.

Light to moderate fog may occur a... More...