Dhaka, Friday, January 19, 2018

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National : ** Hi-tech parks to create three lakh jobs ** Rajshahi City to get flyover for first time **   |   International : ** In California, rebel Berkeley fights Trump over migrants ** Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra ** Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe**   |   

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National

BNP should join polls to prove popularity: Hanif

KUSHTIA, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS) - Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub- Ul Alam Hanif today said BNP should join next general election to prove how many people are supporting them. "They are now feeling complacency of imagination," he said. Hanif came up with the observations while talking to n... More...

Two arrested at Shahjalal with foreign currency

DHAKA, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS) - Customs intelligence early today held two Malaysia-bound passengers at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and recovered huge foreign currency from their possessions. "Ariful Islam of Paikpara, Mirpur, and Md Shamim Dhali of Shukrabad, Mohammadpur, were waiting in row fo... More...

Journalist MA Mohaimin passes away

DHAKA, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS) - MA Mohaimin, a senior journalist and former bureau chief in Rajshahi of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha, died here last night due to old age complications. ... More...

Pranab leaves concluding his 5-day visit

DHAKA, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS) - Indian former president Pranab Mukharjee yesterday left Dhaka after wrapping up his five-day... More...

Bangladesh gains dignified position: Tofail

DHAKA, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS) - Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said Bangladesh has achieved a dignified position i... More...

International

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders: monitor

MANILA, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and turtles illegally traded in just three months. Monitoring network TRAFFIC said Facebook had not done enoug... More...

Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe

BERLIN, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Nine people including two firefighters were killed Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links. Germany halted all long-distance rail traffic for at least a day, while numerous domestic flights were scrapped as hurricane-force win... More...

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

SANDHURST, United Kingdom, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macro... More...

Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra

BASRA, Iraq, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Daud Salman and his family stayed put in their Iraqi village despite years of regu... More...

US lawmakers aim to tighten terms of Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - A bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives on Thursday aimed at tight... More...

Sports

Pakistan peg back New Zealand, despite Guptill ton

WELLINGTON, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Martin Guptill scored a century as Pakistan limited New Zealand to a modest 271 for... More...

Tennis: Hopman Cup a hit as kids come first for Federer

MELBOURNE, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Roger Federer says he plans to keep the Hopman Cup on his playing schedule leading i... More...

District

Bird Fair held at JU

SAVAR, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS) - A day-long Bird Fair-2018 was held today on the Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus with a ... More...

40-day employment generation programme continues in Muktagacha

MYMENSINGH Jan 19, 2018 (BSS) - A 40-day employment generation programme at a cost of TK over 3 crore 36 lakh taken by the Ministr... More...

Economy

RAKUB board meeting held

RAJSHAHI, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS)-Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) should be committed to promoting farmers-friendly bank... More...

Climate Change

Last three years hottest on record: UN

GENEVA, Jan 18, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - The last three years were the hottest on recor... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Call to enhance cultural practice to make society beautiful

RAJSHAHI, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS)-Speakers at a function here have underscored the need for boosting cultural practice to make society beautiful through eradicating all sorts of crimes. They viewed a successful promotion of cultural message could be vital means of keeping the y... More...

Technology

Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

SYDNEY, Jan 18, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped a safety device to distressed teens caught in rough seas. Australia is leading the use of the technol... More...

Education

Two-day int'l conference begins tomorrow at DU

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2018 (BSS) - A two-day international conference will begin tomo... More...

Weather

Mild cold wave may continue

DHAKA, Jan 19, 2018 (BSS) - Met office today predicted that mild cold wave, whic... More...