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Jatiya Sangsad

President's speech hailed, BNP-Jamaat role criticized in JS

SANGSAD BHABAN, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS)-Lawmakers belonging to the treasury and the opposition benches today categorically criticized ... More...

Quader blames law breaking for traffic jam, road accidents

SANGSAD BHABAN, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS)-Road Transports and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today blamed law breaking especia... More...

National

Begum Khaleda Zia responsible for killing people: Nasim

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS)- Awami League presidium member and spokesman of the 14-party alliance Mohammad Nasim today held BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia responsible for killing people by hurling bombs in the name of siege programme. "Reorganise your party over the next four years shunning the path ... More...

Gowher Rizvi for shunning mistrust to implement CHT accord

RANGAMATI, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS) - Prime Minister's International Affairs Advisor Gowher Rizvi today urged all parties concerned to shun mistrust and to go forward to expedite implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord. He called for going forward by renewing mutual trust among the concern... More...

Bangla Academy Literary Award to be announced tomorrow

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS)-Bangla Academy Literary Award-2014 will be announced tomorrow.

Director General of Bangla A... More...

JS committee for expediting extraction of coal

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS)- The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the ministry of power, energy and mineral resources today reviewed the strategy and plan of coal extraction, imp... More...

PM mourns death of Dumki AL president

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep shock at the death of Anwar Hossain Hawlad... More...

International

Paris mayor wants to ban polluting trucks, buses

PARIS, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The mayor of Paris said she wants to ban polluting buses and trucks in the French capital from July to fight pollution in one of the world's most visited cities. Paris has a relatively high population density and tourists are often surprised by the traffic levels in ... More...

Record unemployment in France in December

PARIS, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Unemployment in France hit a new record in December, with official statistics published Tuesday showing 3.496 million people claiming jobless benefits. The figures showed a rise of 8,100 people on the jobless queue compared with the previous month, a rise of 0.2 per... More...

Dubai overtakes Heathrow as top international airport

DUBAI, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Dubai airport has soared ahead of London's Heathrow, riding a boom in long-haul flights ... More...

Swine Flu cases on rise in India

NEW DELHI, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS) - The H1N1 virus, known as swine flu, is spreading panic across India with deaths being reported from several States since Monday.

With tempe... More...

Hopes fade of finding more AirAsia crash victims

JAKARTA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Indonesia's search and rescue agency said Wednesday that 92 victims still missing afte... More...

Sports

Australian Open results

MELBOURNE, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Results from day 10 of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Wednesday:

Women'... More...

Mourinho cries foul over Costa 'stamp' claims

LONDON, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho once again alleged that his team were the victims of a "c... More...

District

Professional groups form human chain in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS)- Different professional groups formed a human chain in the district town today protesting against the... More...

Arms trader arrested with huge bullets from Hili

RANGPUR, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS) - Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)
seized 24 rounds of live bullets and arrested an illegal arms trader
... More...

Economic

Easing Chinese, Hong Kong visas for BD businessmen demanded

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladeshi businessmen today demanded to prioritize them in getting Chinese and Hong Kon... More...

Climate Change

Bangladesh to get direct access to green climate fund

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS) - The country is expected to have direct access to ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Films about Yves Saint Laurent and life under jihadists lead French awards

PARIS, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A film about France's late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and another about a Malian family struggling under jihadist tyranny are leading the race for France's top movie awards to be handed out next month, the organisers said Wednesday. ... More...

Technology

Google super-fast US Internet service spreads

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Google's super-fast Internet service -- up to 100 times quicker than basic broadband -- is heading for four more US metropolitan areas as the technology titan ramps up pressure on cable service giants. A Google Fiber program launched ... More...

Education

DU VC condoles death of journalist Ali Ashraf

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS)- Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS... More...

Weather

New York, meteorologists defend storm shutdown

NEW YORK, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - New York authorities and meteorologists on Tu... More...