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Mir Quasem's appeal hearing adjourned till Feb 15

DHAKA, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS)- The hearing on an appeal filed by Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali was adjourned today till February 15 by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. Today advocate SM Shahjahan and Justice Nazrul Islam Chowdhury, counsels for the Jamaat executive council member, read out the ... More...

Bangladesh's Sadman selected as finalist in global photography contest

DHAKA, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS) - Poland-based Grand Prix Photo Festival, a major global forum of photographic events, has selected Bangladesh's Shadman Shahid as one of the 10 finalists for its worldwide annual competition in 2016. The 27-year photographer made his room in the club of the world's top photo... More...

PM condoles death of Shamsher Alam Chowdhury

DHAKA, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed profound shock at the death of Shamsher Alam... More...

9 gold bars found in youth's abdomen

DHAKA, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS) - Customs Intelligence and Armed Police Battalion (ABPn) in a joint drive arrested a youth with nine gold bars at Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airpo... More...

Ferry service resumes on Shimulia-Kawrakandi route

MUNSHIGANJ, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS) - The ferry service on Shimulia-Kawrakandi route resumed this morning after seven and a ... More...

International

Pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika in Australia

SYDNEY, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Australia, officials said Wednesday, adding that the disease was acquired overseas. The Australian government has urged pregnant women to avoid areas where the mosquito-borne Zika virus, suspected of causing a ... More...

S.Korea to suspend operations at joint industrial park in N. Korea

SEOUL, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - South Korea said Wednesday it would suspend operations at the Kaesong joint industrial complex in North Korea to punish Pyongyang for its latest rocket launch and nuclear test. "We have decided to stop all operations at the Kaesong industrial complex so that... our inv... More...

Seven Spanish potholers trapped in southwest France: police

TOULOUSE, France, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Seven Spanish potholers were trapped Wednesday in a cave in southwestern Fran... More...

Taiwan developer grilled over collapse of quake building

TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Taiwan prosecutors were Wednesday questioning the developer of an apartment com... More...

Four feared dead in Myanmar military plane crash: officials

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - At least four Myanmar military personnel were feared dead after a small air... More...

Sports

Junior Tigers aim to seal final berth in ICC U-19 WC

DHAKA, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS)- Motivated Bangladesh U-19 team embarked on a new mission to secure the coveted final as they ... More...

ODI fallout has Australia fired up for NZ Test

WELLINGTON, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Australia have warned of a "fiery clash" in the first Test against New Zealand star... More...

District

One killed in road accident in Noakhali

NOAKHALI, Feb 10, 2016(BSS)- A man was killed and five others injured in a road accident in Chowdhury Bari area on the Basurhat-Ka... More...

Meeting on child marriage and drug held in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS) - A views exchange meeting on “Child Marriage and Drugs” was held at Islampur municipality premises h... More...

Economic

Tourism: a tenth of the world economy

PARIS, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Terrorism and epidemics now and again make a dent in tourism numbers, but the sector usu... More...

Climate Change

Climate change 'forcing species to move'

SYDNEY, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Warming temperatures are causing about half of ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

DUPS annual photography exhibition begins at Drik Gallery

DHAKA, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS) - The 8th annual photography exhibition of Dhaka University Photographic Society (DUPS) began yesterday at Drik Gallery at Dhanmondi here.

Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the three-day exhibition titled "Exploring the... More...

Technology

Twitter looks to outside help in fighting abuse

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is pulling together a council of outside experts and organizations to battle abusive behavior at the one-to-many messaging service. "With hundreds of millions of Tweets sent per day, the volume of c... More...

Education

Knowledge and skills development main target of education: Nahid

KHULNA, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS) - Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, MP, today sai... More...

Weather

Light to moderate fog likely

DHAKA, Feb 10, 2016 (BSS) - Light to moderate fog may occur at places over the ... More...