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Four sentenced to death in Mymensingh

MYMENSINGH, May 4,2015 (BSS)- A Mymensingh court today awarded death sentence to four youths in a murder case in Madhupur Bazar area in Tarakanda upazila of Mymensingh.

The court also awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment to all the convicts, said court sources.

The convicted are Mir Jahan 25, son of Abdul Monna, Emdadul Haque 23,... More...

HC asks to stop Gumti filling within 24hrs

DHAKA, May 4, 2015 (BSS) - The High Court (HC) today asked the authority concerned to stop the filling up of the river Gumti and construction of a dam in Muradnagar upazila under Comilla district within 24 hours. A HC division bench comprising Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Haque and Justice Abu Taher Md Sa... More...

Asaduzzaman finds no proof of Al-Qaeda existence in Bangladesh

DHAKA, May 4, 2015 (BSS) - State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan today said there is no evidence that indica... More...

Govt aims to further improve quality education: Mostafizur

DINAJPUR, May 4, 2015 (BSS)- Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman today said after a remarkable progre... More...

International terrorism spreads in the country: Suranjit Sengupta

DHAKA, May 04, 2015 (BSS)- Awami League Advisory Council member Suranjit Sengupta today said it is proved that internat... More...

International

Five foreigners beheaded in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Saudi Arabia on Monday beheaded five foreigners for murder and robbery, an unusually high number that adds to what Amnesty International has called a "macabre spike" in the kingdom's executions. Two Yemenis, a Chadian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese were put to death in ... More...

Election tribunal unseats Pakistan minister, orders revote

LAHORE, Pakistan, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A Pakistani election tribunal on Monday unseated the country's railways minister and ordered a fresh poll in his constituency over alleged irregularities in the 2013 general election. Khawaja Saad Rafique won the NA-125 seat in the eastern city of Lahore ... More...

China's Xi meets Taiwan ruling party chief: Xinhua

BEIJING, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping held talks with the visiting leader of Taiwan... More...

US military planes to begin Nepal quake relief sorties

KATHMANDU, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - US transport aircraft were to begin shuttling rescue teams and supplies Monday to re... More...

Australian jailed for killing nine puppies with brick

SYDNEY, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - An Australian man was Monday jailed for 18 months on animal cruelty charges after bludge... More...

Sports

Bangladesh moving ahead in sports: Tofail

DHAKA, May 4, 2015 (BSS)- Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, MP, said the country is moving ahead in all sectors, especial... More...

Rubel out of second Test

DHAKA, May 4, 2015 (BSS)-Pacer Rubel Hossain will remaind out of the second and final Test of the DAN CAKE series beca... More...

District

Septuagenarian killed in road accident in Mymensingh

MYMENSINGH, May 4, 2015 (BSS) - A septuagenarian was killed in a road accident in Natun Bazar area on the Mymensingh-Tangail high... More...

One held with Tk 7,400 fake notes in Rangpur

RANGPUR, May 4, 2015 (BSS) - Police arrested one person and seized 74 denominations of fake Taka 100 currency notes on ... More...

Economic

Lowering corporate tax suggested

DHAKA, May 4, 2015 (BSS) - Representatives of banks, non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs), Bangladesh Merchant Bankers Association (BMBA), stock exchanges and various trade-bodies and association suggested the revenue authorities to... More...

Climate Change

Carbon plans deeply inadequate: climate study warns

PARIS, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Pledges made by countries to slash carbon emissio... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

'Avengers' sequel nets 2nd biggest US box office opening

LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Superhero sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron" scored the second biggest North American box office opening of all-time but failed to eclipse the record set by its 2012 predecessor, industry estimates showed Sunday. The latest big-screen offerin... More...

Technology

N. Korea's Kim vows more satellite launches

SEOUL, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to launch more "satellites" in order to become a space power, state media said Sunday, despite global condemnation on past launches, dubbed disguised ballistic missile tests. Kim, during a visit to the No... More...

Education

'Institutional Quality Assurance Cell' opens at DU

DHAKA, May 4, 2015 (BSS) - Institutional Quality Assurance Cell was inaugurated at Dhaka University today.

Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated it as the chief guest at a function at the Senate Bhaban on the campus.

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Weather

Mild heat wave sweeping over Rajshahi, Khulna, Mongla

DHAKA, May 04, 2015 (BSS) - Mild heat wave is sweeping over the regions of Rajsh... More...