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National

Footpath to be recovered in phases, Quader

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS) -The government has decided to recover footpaths from illegal possession in phases, said road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader today. The decision was made at a Road Safety Council meeting at Ramna Green restaurant, while state minister for home affairs Asaduz... More...

Nasim reasserts Jan 5 polls for constitutional continuity, democracy

SIRAJGANJ, Dec 21, 2014(BSS) -Health Minister Mohammad Nasim today reasserted that the January 5 election was held to ensure constitutional continuity and democracy. "If the election was not held, there would have been unconstitutional developments," he said. "That's why Sheikh Hasina risking her ... More...

Khaleda Zia's antecedents are disturbing: Inu

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014(BSS) -"The antecedents of BNP leader Khaleda Zia are disturbing. In the name of political movement s... More...

New office bearers of BSS Employees' Union elected

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS)- Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)
Employees' Union today elected its new executive committe... More...

Ensuring basic rights of slum dwellers demanded

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS)-Coalition of Local NGOs, Bangladesh (CLNB), Nagorik Parishad, RMG Club and Jagoroni Foundation... More...

International

Putin 'no chess master': Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - President Barack Obama hit back at foreign policy critics in an interview aired Sunday, brushing off claims he had been naively outmaneuvered by Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine crisis. Speaking on CNN, Obama bluntly dismissed the notion that P... More...

Saudi teen killed during raid on 'terrorists': residents

RIYADH, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- A teenager was accidentally killed during a Saudi raid against "terrorists" in a town populated by minority Shiites, residents of the area said on Sunday. The interior ministry said it killed four militants during Saturday's operation in Awamiya town to arrest the sus... More...

Roadside bomb kills seven civilians in Afghanistan

KUNAR, Afghanistan, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - At least seven people including children were killed when a roadside bomb ... More...

Obama 'unconditionally' condemns New York police killings

WASHINGTON, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Sunday "unconditionally" condemned the killing of two... More...

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with 'mild' pneumonia

LOUISVILLE, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was in stable condition after being hospitalized with a "... More...

Sports

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with 'mild' pneumonia

LOUISVILLE, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has suffered from Parkinson's Disease for three de... More...

Cricket: Afridi to quit one-dayers after World Cup

KARACHI, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Dashing Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi announced Sunday he would retire from one-d... More...

District

One person arrested in C'nawabganj

CHAPAINAWABGANJ, Dec 21 (BSS)- Detective Branch (DB) Police
today arrested Tariqul Alam Siddiqui Nayan 40, vice-president of
Cha... More...

Case against Tarique in Munshiganj, Bogra

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS) - Two cases were filed against BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman today in Munshiganj and Bogra fo... More...

Economic

BB cuts agriculture, rural credit rate

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014, (BSS) - Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Sunday cut the interest rate of agriculture and rural credit by 2.0... More...

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N. Korea threatens to hit back at White House in hacking row

SEOUL, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- North Korea threatened Sunday to hit back at the White House and other US targets if Washington sanctions it for an alleged hacking attack. The country's top military body, the National Defence Commission (NDC), again denied involvement i... More...

Technology

ICCIT-2014 kicks off tomorrow at DIU

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS)- The 17th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT)-2014 begins tomorrow at Daffodil International University on its Asulia campus. This year ICCIT-2014 is powered by Robi under the platinum sponsorship of Robi Axiata ... More...

Education

New executives of BUET Teachers Association

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS) - The election of the executive committee-2015 of BUET... More...

Weather

Dry weather likely

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS) - Weather is likely to remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country, said a Met office press release.

Moderate to thick fog may occur over the river basins and light to moderate fog may occur elsewhere... More...