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Militants, bigots want to subjugate women: Inu

DHAKA, June 29, 2016(BSS)- Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said yesterday that militancy and terrorism were enemies of women's empowerment. "They want to subjugate women and make them second- class citizens," he added. The minister was speaking as the chief guest at a seminar organized by Ku... More...

Govt will bear Maisha, Mustakim's treatment cost

DHAKA, June 29,2016 (BSS) - The government will bear the treatment cost of two kids-Mehnaz Hasan Maisha and 8-month-old Mustakim, who were critically burnt due to lift crash in fire incident at Tropical Alauddin Tower Shopping Complex in Uttara in the capital on June 25. Health and Family Welfare Mini... More...

Govt firm to alleviate poverty: Mosharraf

DHAKA, June 29, 2016 (BSS) - LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain yesterday said the government is ... More...

Emergency services at govt hospitals to remain open during Eid holidays

DHAKA, June 28, 2016 (BSS) - Emergency departments at government hospitals in the country would remain open round-the-clock during the holidays of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The decision was ... More...

Civil Aviation ministry to take necessary steps for smooth hajj management

DHAKA, June 28, 2016 (BSS) - The Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry will take all necessary steps, including fixing of hajj flight schedule and supply of air tickets for hajj pilg... More...

International

Tajikistan in shock after mothers kill themselves, their babies

VAHDAT, Tajikistan, June 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Pointing to the leaden waters of the river, Manzura Borbieva recalls the horror of seeing her 21-year-old colleague commit suicide with her baby.

"That's where she jumped in," she said.

Borbieva, a pot washer at the bazaar in the provincial town of Vahdat in ex-Soviet Tajikistan, saw trader M... More...

Israeli sponge bullets leave painful legacy for Palestinians

JERUSALEM, June 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Ahmed Abu al-Homs's life changed forever as the 13-year-old was on his way to see his sister and became caught up in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police.

He was hit by an Israeli anti-riot bullet during the January clash in east Jerusalem, leaving the young Palestinian in a coma for 45 days. Whe... More...

Mongolian voters head to the polls amid economic uncertainty

ULAN BATOR, June 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Mongolians travelled to the polls Wednesday to elect a new national government as ... More...

N. Korea parliament meeting watched for economic clues

SEOUL, June 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - North Korea was to convene a session of its legislative assembly on Wednesday, with obs... More...

UK's Labour leader defies Brexit ouster vote

LONDON, June 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - British opposition Labour lawmakers voted massively against their leader Jeremy Corby... More...

Sports

Golf: No.1 Day confirms Aussie Open after Olympic pullout

SYDNEY, June 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - World number one Jason Day Wednesday said he will head home to play the Australian Ope... More...

Football: Ronaldo-Lewandowski face off for Euros semis slot

MARSEILLE, June 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Two of Europe's most prolific marksmen go head-to-head as Robert Lewandowski aims t... More...

District

2 held with 400 bottles of phensidyl syrup in Jessore

JESSORE, June 29, 2016(BSS)- Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive detained two alleged drug peddlers with 400 b... More...

Provide Vitamin A Capsule to every baby: Jhantu

RANGPUR, June 29, 2016 (BSS) - Mayor of Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) Alhaj Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu has asked the pare... More...

Economic

Oil prices rebound along with stocks

NEW YORK, June 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Oil prices rose Tuesday, benefitting from the same bounce that lifted equity markets... More...

Climate Change

Rains or not, India faces drinking water crisis

GANGNAULI , India, June 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - As large swathes of drought-devasta... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

'Game of Thrones' season finale scores record ratings

NEW YORK, June 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Hit fantasy TV show "Game of Thrones" pulled in nearly nine million viewers Sunday, its highest one-day audience figures ever, for the season six finale broadcast on HBO. Nielsen said 8.9 million people watched the 10th and final episode ... More...

Technology

Media firms lose control of news as tech platforms rise

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - When allegations emerged that Facebook was skewing its trending news stories, many learned about it... on Facebook. That underscored the rapid shift in media -- not only is news moving from print to digital, but Facebook, Google and other... More...

Education

3 JU students expelled over attack on journo

JAHANGIRNAGAR UNIVERSITY, June 28, 2016 (BSS)- Jahangirnagar University (JU) au... More...

Weather

Met office predicts light to moderate rainfall

DHAKA, June 28, 2016 (BSS) -Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at a few places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisa... More...