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Doa-mahfil for Mohiuddin on Sunday at Dhanmondi

DHAKA, April 29, 2016 (BSS) - A doa mahfil will be held at Baitul Aman Mosque, Road number 7, Dhanmondi, Dhaka after Maghrib prayer on Sunday, 1 May for the peace of departed soul of AFG Mohiuddin, a former additional secretary and a columnist.

Mohiuddin died of a massive brain stroke at city's Labaid Hospital on Sunday last. He hailed from M... More...

Doa-mahfil for Mohiuddin on Sunday at Dhanmondi

DHAKA, April 29, 2016 (BSS) - A doa mahfil will be held at Baitul Aman Mosque, Road number 7, Dhanmondi, Dhaka after Maghrib prayer on Sunday, 1 May for the peace of departed soul of AFG Mohiuddin, a former additional secretary and a columnist.

Mohiuddin died of a massive brain stroke at city's Labaid Hospital on Sunday last. He hailed from ... More...

Horrors of April 29 cyclone,1991 in Ctg recalled

CHITTAGONG, April 29, 2016 (BSS)- The horrors and horrifying memories and frightful moments of the devastating cyclonic storm and tidal surge of April 29, 1991 was recalled on Fri... More...

1,84,394 hectares brought under jute cultivation in Khulna

KHULNA, April 29, 2016(BSS) - A total of 1, 84,394 hectares of land have been fixed for jute cultivation in 10 districts under Khulna division during the current season.

Departm... More...

Chartered accountants can contribute in prevention of tax evasion

DHAKA, April 29, 2016 (BSS) - Chartered Accountants can contribute in prevention of illegal transactions and tax evasion practices, speakers observed at a conference of the Inst... More...

International

Planeload of 33 rescued lions to fly from Peru to S. Africa

LIMA, April 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A planeload of 33 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses will fly to South Africa Friday in what campaigners call the largest ever airlift of big cats. The lions, with names such as Zeus and Shakira, were freed after the use of wild animals in... More...

N. Korea gives Korean-American 10 years hard labour: Xinhua

SEOUL, April 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - North Korea on Friday sentenced a detained Korean-American, Kim Dong-Chul, to 10 years hard labour on charges of subversion and espionage, China's official Xinhua news agency said. The announcement, which comes at a time of elevated military tensions on the Korea... More...

Colombia dismantles network that trafficked drugs to Asia

BOGOTA, April 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Police in Colombia have dismantled a criminal network that specialized in smuggling i... More...

Mexico's chief investigator probed over missing students case

MEXICO CITY, April 29, 2016 (AFP) - Mexico's head of criminal investigations faced calls to be fired on Thursday as the ... More...

Venezuela opposition claims million signatures against president

CARACAS, April 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Venezuela's opposition tried to sack the food minister Thursday for shortages in ... More...

Sports

Football: It's red Leicester thanks to China's number one fan

BEIJING, April 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - He has never seen a Premier League
match live or even set foot outside China, but L... More...

Tushar, Williams steer Brothers to comfortable victory in DPL

DHAKA, April 28, 2016 (BSS)- A captaincy knock by Tushar Imran well supported by Sean Williams saw Brothers Union Club t... More...

District

OMS programme creating positive impact in Narail

NARAIL, April 29, 2016 (BSS) - Atta and rice selling activities under the government's Open Market Sale (OMS) programme are con... More...

Motorcyclist killed in Narail road crash

NARAIL, April 29, 2016 (BSS) - A teen-aged motorcyclist was killed and two others injured in a road accident at Malibagh crossing ... More...

Economic

Citi named best digital bank in Asia

DHAKA, April 29, 2016 (BSS) - The US-based Citi Bank was named the best digital bank in Asia by the Asset Magazine in its inaugural Asset Triple-A Digital Enterprise Awards. The bank also picked up best Digital Bank in India and Indonesia... More...

Climate Change

Large parts of Barrier Reef dead in 20 years: scientists

SYDNEY, April 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in 'Tomb Raider' reboot

LOS ANGELES, April 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander is to follow Angelina Jolie's footsteps into the action-filled role of British archeologist and adventurer Lara Croft in the "Tomb Raider" reboot, reports said on Thursday. The latest in the franchi... More...

Technology

First roof top camouflage tower erected for mobile phone

DHAKA, April 28, 2016 (BSS)- Country's first towerco, edotco Bangladesh ("edotco"), recently set up, its first, roof top camouflaged tower structure on the building of Chittagong Boat Club. Edotco's innovative camouflage designed tower structure protects the aesthetic loo... More...

Education

JUTA to observe work abstention protesting RU teacher killing May 2

JAHANGIRNAGAR UNIVERSITY, Apr 28, 2016 (BSS) - The Jahangirnagar University Teachers' Association (JUTA) will observe work abstention on May 2 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm protesting the killing of Rajshahi University (RU) Professor AFM Rezaul Karim Sidd... More...

Weather

Dry weather likely

DHAKA, April 29, 2016 (BSS)- Trough of westerly low lies over West Bengal and ad... More...