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PM mourns death of ex-secretary Mahbubur Rahman

DHAKA, July 1, 2016 (BSS)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep shock at the death of former secretary of the government and valiant freedom fighter Mahbubur Rahman. In a condolence message, the Prime Minister said Mahbubur Rahman performed his responsibility with utmost sincerity duri... More...

Bangladesh seeks sincere engagement with Myanmar

DHAKA, July 01, 2016 (BSS) - Bangladesh has conveyed its sincere desire to forge friendship, good neighbourliness and close cooperation with Myanmar in all areas of mutual interests.

Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary and Special Envoy of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, conveyed a message of "honest and sincere engagement" from the Premier to St... More...

Ctg. Medical University to be established beside CMCH: Nasim

CHITTAGONG, July 1, 2016 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim today said the government will esta... More...

Govt. works to develop power sector: Anisul

BRAHMANBARIA, July 1, 2016 (BSS) - Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said the government... More...

Inu asks Khaleda to seek apology for comparing BGB with 'cat'

KUSHTIA, July 1, 2016 (BSS)-Information Minister and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) President Hasanul Haque Inu today sai... More...

International

Russian firefighting plane missing with 10 on board

MOSCOW, July 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A Russian firefighting plane with 10 people on board went missing Friday as it was battling forest blazes in Siberia, authorities said. "Today at 0630 (0330 GMT) an Il-76 of the emergency services failed to make contact", a statement from the emergency services m... More...

China landslide leaves at least 20 missing

BEIJING, July 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Heavy rain unleashed a landslide Friday that killed one person and left 20 others missing in China, state media said. The landslide hit early morning and buried 29 people in the village of Pianpo, in the southwestern province of Guizhou, the official Xinhua news ... More...

Tesla driver killed on 'autopilot' mode, US probe opened

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Tesla said Thursday a driver was
killed while using its "autopilot" self-driving m... More...

DR Congo risks 'even worse crisis' over Kabila uncertainty: opposition

KINSHASA, July 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi on Thursday warned Presi... More...

Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee speaks against animal cruelty

MADRID, July 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Nobel prize winning author J.M. Coetzee on Thursday denounced animal cruelty in a rare ... More...

Sports

Mustafizur set to leave for Sussex on July 13

DHAKA, July 1, 2016 (BSS) - Cutter master Mustafizur Rahman is set to leave Dhaka on July 13 to finally join Sussex for ... More...

Mariner Youngs clinch maiden premier hockey title

DHAKA, July 1, 2016(BSS)- Mariner Youngs Club clinched maiden title of Green Delta Insurance Premier Division Hockey League beatin... More...

District

MIS training begins in Narsingdi

NARSINGDI, July 1,2016 (BSS)-A three-day training course on Monitoring Information System (MIS) for the Secretaries of Union Pari... More...

Bumper jute production expected in Panchagah

PANCHAGARH, July 1, 2016 (BSS)- Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) of Panchagarh district is expecting a bumper jute produc... More...

Economic

Some bank branches open from July 2-4

DHAKA, July 1, 2016 (BSS) - The branches of the banks in commercial areas and around shopping malls and marketplaces ... More...

Climate Change

Stress-tolerant crops can ensure food security: experts

RANGPUR, July 1, 2016 (BSS) - Innovation of stress-tolerant crop varieties, newe... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Oscars timetable for 2017 revealed

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Movie buffs, mark your calendars: your 2017 Oscars party will be on Sunday, February 26. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the timetable for the 89th Oscars on Thursday, one day after it announced that it had i... More...

Technology

Oracle told to pay HP billions in chip dispute

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2016 (AFP) - A California jury on Thursday ordered business software giant Oracle to pay Hewlett Packard Enterprise $3.1 billion for backing off a promise to support data servers powered by Itanium chips. Oracle said it had acted properly in the sit... More...

Education

DU celebrates 95th anniversary

DHAKA, July 1, 2016 (BSS)- Dhaka University (DU) today celebrated its 95th found... More...

Weather

Water levels of 22 rivers rise, 57 fall

DHAKA, July 1, 2016 (BSS) - Water levels in 22 river stations monitored by Flood... More...