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National

'Farmers should be motivated towards safe fish farming'

RAJSHAHI, Aug 4, 2015 (BSS) - Speakers at a discussion have underscored the need for safe fish farming besides promoting its production through the best use of hygienic fish feed alongside the existing natural resources. They viewed that safe fish production and its marketing has become a big chal... More...

Japanese book "Unfinished Memoirs of Bangabandhu" handed over to Speaker

DHAKA, Aug 3, 2015 (BSS) - The Japanese version of the book "The Unfinished Memoirs of Bangabandhu" was presented to the Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at her office on Sunday, said a press release today.

Kazuhiro Watanabe handed over a copy of the book "Asamapta Attojiboni" which has been translated and published int... More...

Please do not celebrate birthday on national mourning day: Sahara Khatun

DHAKA, Aug 3, 2015 (BSS) - Awami League Presidium Member Advocate Sahara Khatun today urged BNP Chairperson Begum Khal... More...

Inu visits bullet-hit mother, child

DHAKA, Aug 3, 2015 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today visited the bullet-hit mother and her new-born c... More...

Bangladesh ready to implement SDGs: FS

DHAKA, Aug 3, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh is fully prepared to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in time aimed at ending poverty, promoting economic prosperity, so... More...

International

40 Christian tombs desecrated in eastern France: ministry

PARIS, Aug 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Around 40 Christian tombs were desecrated in a cemetery in eastern France on Monday, with headstones uprooted or broken, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Police discovered the damage in a cemetery in the town of Labry, the statement said. The ministry said it was the fifth time a cemetery has been dese... More...

Malaysia graft agency says PM's funds not linked to scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Malaysia's anti-graft agency has said that nearly $700 million deposited into the prime minister's personal bank accounts were from "donations" and not related to a brewing scandal.

Prime Minister Najib Razak has faced mounting pressure in the past year over a series of revelations alleging that hundreds ... More...

S. Korean soldiers maimed by suspected landmine

SEOUL, Aug 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Two South Korean soldiers were seriously injured Tuesday in an apparent landmine explosion while on patrol along the heavily-fortified border with N... More...

23 people killed in Brazil land strife this year

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - At least 23 landless farmers have been killed so far this year in conflicts over land, mostly in the Amazon basin region, an NGO reported M... More...

Clock ticking on Sweden's investigation on Assange

STOCKHOLM, Aug 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Sweden's sexual assault inquiry on Julian Assange is being pinched by time, with the statute of limitations about to expire on one charge and in... More...

Sports

PSG looking for rivals as financial reality bites

PARIS, Aug 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The new Ligue 1 season begins on Friday with Paris Saint-Germain expected to win a fou... More...

Make or break for 'lost' Clarke: Aussie media

SYDNEY, Aug 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Australia captain Michael Clarke's Test career could be over if he fails with the bat during the ... More...

District

Farmers produce 110 tonnes rice off season in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, Aug 04, 2015 (BSS) - Farmers of the district have produced additional 110 tonnes of rice farming Parija paddy and othe... More...

Fortnight long tree fair begins in Faridpur

FARIDPUR, Aug 4, 2015 (BSS) - A fortnight long tree fair began in Faridpur yesterday.

The fair jointly organized by District... More...

Economic

Greek stock market suffers record drop as shutdown ends

ATHENS, Aug 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Greece's stock exchange suffered its
steepest-ever fall yesterday, plunging more than 1... More...

Climate Change

Soudelor targets Japan, China as most powerful storm of 2015

HAGATNA, Guam, Aug 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Super Typhoon Soudelor developed into the world's most powerful storm of the year Tuesday as it took aim at Japan, Taiwa... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Preserve, flourish and nurture 'Bhaoyaiya' songs: Speakers

RANGPUR, Aug 3, 2015 (BSS) - Speakers at the inaugural ceremony of a five-day 'Bhaoyaiya Affairs Workshop' here this afternoon stressed for properly preserving, flourishing and nurturing of our own ancestral cultural entity of 'Vaoyaiya' songs. 'Bhaoyaiya Angon', a cultural or... More...

Technology

Apple pushed down to 3rd in China smartphones for Q2

SHANGHAI, Aug 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Two Chinese smartphone makers pushed US technology giant Apple into third place in the world's biggest market in the second quarter, an independent analyst firm said today. Upstart Xiaomi, known for delivering high-performance products at c... More...

Education

Prof Sharfuddin Ahmed appointed BSMMU Pro VC

DHAKA, Aug 3, 2015 (BSS) - The government has appointed Professor Dr M Sharfud... More...

Weather

Flood situation continues to improve in country

DHAKA, Aug 3, 2015 (BSS)- Flood situation has continued to improve as the countr... More...