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Militants failed to understand Islam's essence: Maizbhandar Imam

DHAKA, July 23, 2016 (BSS) - Incumbent imam of Maizbhandar Darbar Syed Saifuddin Ahmed today denounced Islamist militants saying they actually launched a war against Islam in the name of the holy religion.

"As a matter of fact they failed to understand the very basic spirit of Islam . . . they say they are staging a Jihad without knowing what ... More...

a2i gets Public Administration Award-2016

DHAKA, July 23, 2016 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today distributed the first-ever "Public Administration Award" at a function at Osmani Memorial Auditorium here. The premier handed over the award for 2016 to 30 officials and employees as well as institutions in recognition to their signifi... More...

Language hero Dr Sadruddin Ahamd Chowdhury dies

DHAKA, July 23, 2016 (BSS) - Founding vice-chancellor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) and language movement veteran DR Sadruddin Ahmad Chowdhury died of o... More...

Home Minister leaving for India on July 27

DHAKA, July 23, 2016 (BSS) - Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will leave for India on a 4-day visit on July 27.

Quot... More...

Anisul urges lawyers' aides not to defend militants

DHAKA, July 23, 2016 (BSS) - Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Haque today urged lawyers' aides not... More...

International

80 dead as IS claims twin blasts during Kabul protest

KABUL, July 23, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Islamic State jihadists claimed responsibility for twin explosions Saturday that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001. The bombings during a huge ... More...

50 dead and wounded taken to Kabul hospital after blast

KABUL, July 23, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- At least 50 dead and wounded people were Saturday rushed to a Kabul hospital following a powerful explosion that ripped through a crowd of minority Shiite Hazara protesters, the health ministry said. "The dead and wounded were taken to Istiqlal hospital near the blast s... More...

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire: report

NEW YORK, July 23, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in mida... More...

Anger erupts over government handling of China flood

BEIJING, July 23, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Anger erupted on Saturday over floods in northern China left more than 100 people dea... More...

Body unnoticed in Australian fast-food outlet for days: reports

SYDNEY, July 23, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Police are investigating how a man's body lay undiscovered for up to three days in ... More...

Sports

Three candidates to succeed Platini as UEFA chief

PARIS, July 23, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Three candidates to succeed the disgraced Michel Platini as president of UEFA made the ... More...

Venus Williams books Stanford semi-final

SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- Top-seeded Venus Williams booked her semi-final berth at the WTA hardcourt tourn... More...

District

Week-long tree fair begins in Chuadanga

CHUADANGA, July 23 (BSS)-A week-long tree fair has begun here today. Deputy Commissioner of Chuadanga Saima Yunus formally inaugu... More...

United efforts for resisting militancy stressed

KHULNA, July 23, 2016 (BSS) - Speakers at a view-exchange meeting here today urged the people from all walks of life to make uni... More...

Economic

Currency market largely stable after Brexit

DHAKA, July 23, 2016 (BSS) - Local currency market remained largely stable after 30 days of the Brexit that had sent a wave of volatility to the global currency market last month.

The pound sterling lost 8.0 percent against US dollars... More...

Climate Change

Philippines reviewing 'crazy' climate pledges: Duterte

MANILA, July 23, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The Philippines is reviewing its "crazy" co... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Security fears loom over Bayreuth opera fest

FRANKFURT, July 23, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long shadow over the 140-year-old event. The curtain goes up just days after an 18-y... More...

Technology

End of an era: VCR headed for outdated tech heaven

TOKYO, July 22, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The clunky videocassette recorder is going the way of floppy disks, eight-track tapes and camera film as the world's last manufacturer ends production of the once booming home-video technology. Japan's Funai Electric cited a sharp decline in ... More...

Education

Shamsunnahar Hall Tragedy recalled with candlelight

DHAKA, July 23, 2016 (BSS) - Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) today recalled the Shamsunnahar Hall Tragedy of Dhaka University through candlelight procession on the campus.

BCL leaders, led by DU unit president Saiful Rahman Sohag and general sec... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, July 23, 2016 (BSS)- Monsoon is active over northern part of Bangladesh... More...