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Jatiya Sangsad

JS sitting adjourned till 11 am tomorrow

SANGSAD BHABAN, June 26, 2016 (BSS) - Deputy Speaker M Fazley Rabbi Miah adjourned the House at 3.14 pm today.

The House ... More...

Desired progress possible through implementing new budget, MPs say

SANGSAD BHABAN, June 26, 2016 (BSS) - Lawmakers from both the treasury and opposition benches today hailed the proposed budget fo... More...

National

JS body for increasing seat capacity of popular games at BKSP

DHAKA, June 26, 2016 (BSS) - The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Youth and Sports today recommended to take necessary steps for increasing seat capacity of the popular games at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP).

The recommendation was placed at the 22nd meeting of the committee held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with committee chai... More...

Disasters cost over Tk 18,000 crore in six years: planning minister

DHAKA, June 26, 2016 (BSS) - Natural disasters have cost an estimated Taka 18,000 in six years between 2009 and 2014, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said today, revealing the fact that households in disaster prone areas have faced one to three episodes of disasters each year. "We are to bear th... More...

Amu off to South Korea

DHAKA, June 26, 2016 (BSS) - Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu left here yesterday for South Korea to participate in... More...

22nd death anniversary of Jahanara Imam observed

DHAKA, June 26, 2016 (BSS) - The 22nd death anniversary of eminent writer and social worker Shaheed Janani Jahanara Ima... More...

Steps to protect Chandpur from river erosion: Maya

DHAKA, June 26,2016 (BSS) - Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, MP, today said ... More...

International

Hillary takes lead over Trump, new polls show

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Two head-to-head polls released Sunday showed a resurgent Hillary Clinton taking a lead in the US presidential race, after a tumultuous month for Donald Trump, who has failed to rally confidence among voters or party leaders. If the presidential election were he... More...

UK that Scotland voted to stay in 'does not exist any more': Sturgeon

LONDON, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The Britain that Scotland voted to stay a part of in a 2014 referendum "does not exist any more", Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. "The UK that Scotland voted to stay in in 2014 does not ... More...

At least 35 killed in fiery bus crash in China

BEIJING, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - At least 35 people were killed and 11 injured when a bus crashed on a highway in ce... More...

Bullet scars as Uganda remembers Israel's Entebbe raid

ENTEBBE, Uganda, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Skimming above the choppy waves through the dark the four planes swooped in low over Lake Victoria, packed with over 200 elite Israeli co... More...

Ramadan soup kitchen offers brief respite to Gaza's hungry

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - In her modest home in the Gaza Strip, Sahar Sherif's family watches as she ladles out a broth of meat and vegetables f... More...

Sports

France beat Ireland 2-1 to reach Euro 2016 quarter-finals

LYON, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Antoine Griezmann broke Irish hearts with two second-half goals as France came from beh... More...

Boxing: Thurman edges Porter to retain WBA title

NEW YORK, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Keith Thurman put his own stamp on the deeply talented welterweight division Saturda... More...

District

Sanitary napkin factory sealed off, owner held in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, June 26, 2016 (BSS)-A sanitary napkin factory was sealed off on charge of its unauthorized production and its owner was... More...

Ex-senior secretary Ranjit Kumar Biswas cremated

CHITTAGONG, June 26, 2016 (BSS) - Former senior secretary of cultural affairs ministry and prominent sports writer Ranjit Kumar B... More...

Economic

Banks to remain closed on July 4

DHAKA, June 26, 2016 (BSS) - Banks will remain closed on July 4 as Bangladesh Bank has issued a circular in this regard.

The central bank also instructed the banks to open the branches which are in industrial zones, especially those are... More...

Climate Change

At least 150 homes destroyed in deadly California fire

LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Firefighters on Saturday battled a deadly... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Indian historical epic sweeps 'Bollywood Oscars'

MADRID, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Indian historical epic "Bajirao Mastani" swept the "Bollywood Oscars" early Sunday, taking home awards for best director, best supporting actress and best male actor for leading man Ranveer Singh. The movie, which sees Singh play an 18th centu... More...

Technology

China launches new carrier rocket: state media

BEIJING, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - China blasted off its "Long March-7" new generation carrier rocket on a successful inaugural voyage Saturday from a new launch centre, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an ambitious space programme. The medium-sized, two-s... More...

Education

Nahid for physical, mental development of students along with studies

DHAKA, June 26, 2016 (BSS) - Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today called upon teachers, guardians and others concerned to take care of the physical and mental development of students along with their studies.

He made the call addressin... More...

Weather

Light to moderate rain likely

DHAKA, June 26, 2016 (BSS)- Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied... More...