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Jatiya Sangsad

Police undertake strict security measures during Eid: Asaduzzaman

SANGSAD BHABAN, July 6, 2015 (BSS) -State Minister for Home Affairs
Asaduzzaman Khan told the Jatiya Sangsad today t... More...

Foreign Exchange Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2015 placed in JS

SANGSAD BHABAN, July 6, 2015 (BSS)-Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith today introduced the 'Foreign Exchange Reg... More...

National

Mozilla Foundation, a2i take joint initiative to ease e-service

DHAKA, July 6, 2015 (BSS) - Access to Information (a2i) Programme and Mozilla Foundation agreed to work jointly in a bid to ensure easy accessibility to public and private e-services.

In a meeting held at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Sunday, Mozila Foundation showed interest to work with a2i programme to expand e-service across the co... More...

Indian SC rules unwed mother can be child's guardian without father's consent

NEW DELHI, July 6 (BSS) - The Supreme Court of India today said that an unwed mother in India can become the sole legal guardian of a child without the consent of the father.

The bench led by Justice Vikramjit Sen overrides existing Indian laws which require a woman to take a man's permission before applying for guardianship.

The plain... More...

DU Prof Kaniz-E-Batool passes away

DHAKA, July 6, 2015 (BSS) - Dr Kaniz-E-Batool, Professor of Urdu Department of Dhaka University, died at a hospital in the city on Sunday.

She was 64, said a DU press release... More...

Ranga highlights 'One House one Farm Project' in Europe

DHAKA, July 6, 2015 (BSS) - State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperative Alhaj Mashiur Rahman... More...

4 held with 12,000kgs explosive making materials

DHAKA, July 6, 2015 (BSS)- Detective Branch (DB) of police in separate raids in Dhaka and Chittagong on Sunday seized 1... More...

International

Japan hails new UNESCO listing despite Korean qualms

TOKYO, July 6, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Japan on Monday celebrated the inscription of Meiji-era industrial sites on UNESCO's World Heritage list, despite initial opposition from Seoul over the use of forced Korean labourers in the early 20th century. UNESCO's World Heritage committee on Sunday added 23 si... More...

Market bomb kills one, wounds eight in Pakistan: police

QUETTA, Pakistan, July 6, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A bomb hit a market in southwest Pakistan late Sunday, killing one person and wounding eight others, police said. The bomb went off during rush hours in Bach Khan square, the centre of Quetta city where thousands of customers visit the markets daily. Quett... More...

Three killed in Afghanistan motorbike bombing

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 6, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - At least three people including a police officer were killed Sunday in a... More...

An overview of the 2014 Gaza war

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, July 6, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - One year ago, a new war erupted between Israel and Palestin... More...

Seven dead in dozens of Chicago shootings: police

CHICAGO, July 6, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A convulsion of gun violence left seven people dead in 33 shooting incidents across Ch... More...

Sports

Pakistan recover in tricky 377-run chase

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, July 6, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka grabbed two early wickets before Pakistan fought back in thei... More...

Football: USA crush Japan 5-2 to win third World Cup title

VANCOUVER, July 6, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hat trick in a World Cup final as she ... More...

District

Six held with 26 gold bars in Ctg

CHITTAGONG, July 6, 2015 (BSS)- Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) in a drive detained six men with 26 gold bars from Nasirabad... More...

2500 farmers sued for non-payment of agri loans

KHULNA, July 6, 2015 (BSS) - A total of 2500 farmers of nine upazilas of the district were sued on charges of non-payment of outs... More...

Economic

Stocks book third straight loss

DHAKA, July 6, 2015 (BSS) - Dhaka stocks booked their third consecutive loss on Monday as pre-festival selling of share... More...

Climate Change

lions return to Rwanda, with rhinos next?

AKAGERA , Rwanda, July 6, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Groggy on their paws after waking fr... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Lionel Richie tops chart after playing Glastonbury

LONDON, July 6, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Crooner Lionel Richie scored his first number one in the United Kingdom in 23 years after playing an acclaimed set at British music festival Glastonbury, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. "The Definitive Collection" of the music ... More...

Technology

When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over 'velfie' craze

MUMBAI, July 6, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps. From lip-synching famous movie scenes and quizzing pol... More...

Education

Begum Rokeya University to become session jam-free: VC

RANGPUR, July 6, 2015 (BSS) - Vice-chancellor (VC) of Begum Rokeya University, ... More...

Weather

52 rivers register rises, 24 falls

DHAKA, July 6, 2015 (BSS) - Water levels in 52 river stations monitored by Floo... More...