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2 arrested with 15,000 Yaba tablets in city

DHAKA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Detective Branch (DB) of Police arrested two drug traders with 15,000 pieces of Yaba tablets from Wari thana area in the city last night.

The arrestees were M Yousuf Ahmed alias Shagor and M Shuvo.

A team of DB police led by senior assistant commissioner of police M Snigdho Akhter conducted a drive in the area and ... More...

ICT-2 sets Sept 1 to pass order against Zafrullah

DHAKA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 today set September 1 to pass order whether to punish Gonoswasthya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury for committing contempt of court.

Today was fixed for passing the order, but the second tribunal reset the date acting on its own motion.

Earlier on July 12, the ... More...

Summer tomato cultivation gains ground in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Summer hybrid tomato is being cultivated in different areas of Godagari upazila of the district commercially as it is being considered as a profitabl... More...

Standing crops on 1.29 lakh hectares submerged in Rangpur region

RANGPUR, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - The farmers fear huge losses as their standing crops on over 1.29 lakh hectares of land h... More...

Quader calls AL activists to remove political bill boards

DHAKA, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS) - Awami League Presidium Member and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today c... More...

International

S. Sudan rebels accuse army of violating ceasefire

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - South Sudan rebels on Sunday accused the army of violating a ceasefire, just hours after it came into effect, by bombarding their positions along the White Nile river. "A military convoy -- two barges, seven gunboats -- has been moving from Bor to Panijar. Wheneve... More...

Malaysian protesters rev up second day of rallies against PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Crowds of yellow-clad Malaysians demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak converged on central Kuala Lumpur again on Sunday, a day after tens of thousands paralysed the capital in a boisterous yet peaceful demonstration. The two-day rally, one of ... More...

Car bomb explodes in rebel-held Yemen capital

SANAA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A car bomb exploded Saturday in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa, not far from the vacat... More...

Two police, one youth killed in Portugal shooting

LISBON, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Three people, including two police officers, were killed in a shootout in Portugal on ... More...

Austria death truck suspects tell court they are innocent

KECSKEMÉT, Hungary, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Four suspected human traffickers said they were innocent Saturday as they a... More...

Sports

Never write me off, warns king Bolt

BEIJING, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Usain Bolt has warned that people write him off at their peril after the imperious Jam... More...

Sri Lanka 47-5 in reply to India's 312

COLOMBO, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka, replying to India's first innings score of 312, were struggling at 47-5 at ... More...

District

Call for preservation of natural water bodies

NETRAKONA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Speakers at a seminar here on Saturday underlined the need for creating mass awareness to protect ... More...

Call to increase fruit production to meet nutrition, cut poverty

RANGPUR, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Speakers at the concluding ceremony of a
six-day National Fruit Tree Fair-2015 have calle... More...

Economic

FBCCI will work positively to revive Rajshahi's silk sector: Matlub

RAJSHAHI, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Highlighting the enormous potentialities of the traditional silk sector in Rajshahi, Abdu... More...

Climate Change

Regulator orders 95 Nexen pipelines suspended in Canada

MONTREAL, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The oil and gas producer Nexen Energy, a Ca... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

One million take part in Swiss techno Street Parade: organizers

GENEVA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Around one million people thronged the streets of a sun-drenched Zurich Saturday to take part in the Swiss city's annual techno Street Parade, organisers said. Fans from across Europe began gathering around 1100 GMT, before dancing through ... More...

Technology

Hong Kong banks turn to start-ups for tech edge

HONG KONG, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Hong Kong's towering skyline is dominated by major banks and investment houses -- but smaller start-ups are playing an increasing role on the financial landscape. The number of "FinTech" start-ups in Hong Kong -- offering technology tailore... More...

Education

New school year at Israel Christian schools in doubt

JERUSALEM, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Israel's academic year starts Tuesday, but i... More...

Weather

37 rivers register rises, 45 falls

DHAKA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Water levels in 37 rivers stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rises and 45 stations recorded falls.

Among the 84 monitored water level stations, 17 are above danger level, a ... More...