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National

Cultural activities to reduce gap: Mirza Azam

DHAKA, May 1, 2016 (BSS) -State Minister for Textile and Jute Mirza Azam, MP said the cultural activities would reduce gap between divided people created through new division.

"None would be successful to create division among cultural heritage of Tangail and Kishoreganj district's people although Mymensingh district was formed with four di... More...

Rain brings relief to parts of country

DHAKA, May 1, 2016 (BSS) - At a time when the entire country continued to reel under scorching heat, a short spell of rain today brought much needed relief from hot weather to the people of some regions including Dhaka city. An official of Met Office told BSS that 10 millimeters of rain were recor... More...

Historic May Day observed across country

DHAKA, May 01, 2016 (BSS) - The historic May Day was observed across the country like elsewhere in the world today with ... More...

Let's bring a win-win situation for workers, owners: Inu

DHAKA, May 01, 2016 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu today said rights of workers should be established th... More...

Saudi donates dates for schoolchildren

DHAKA, May 01, 2016 (BSS) - Saudi Arabia has donated dates for Bangladesh's poorest students and their families and these dates would be distributed through the school feeding prog... More...

International

Indian teen shoots himself in head taking selfie with gun

NEW DELHI, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - An Indian teenager accidently shot himself in the head with his father's gun while trying to take a "selfie" photograph, police said Sunday, the latest in a series of such accidents. The 15-year-old is being treated in hospital at Pathankot in Punjab state and i... More...

Burkina capital hit by water shortage

OUAGADOUGOU, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Burkina Faso will impose restrictions on water supplies in the capital Ouagadougou next week to tackle a serious shortage in the city of two million, officials said. The city has suffered a severe shortage over the past few weeks which has left some districts ... More...

'Obama out': president gets in final laughs with US media

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - President Barack Obama cracked jokes and poked fun at rivals Saturday in his last ap... More...

Five years after bin Laden, Al-Qaeda down but far from out

DUBAI, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Five years after the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the network he founded is... More...

French PM heading to Australia after mega subs contract

LIFOU, France, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls will make a surprise visit to Australia for ... More...

Sports

Three more matches of DPL tomorrow

DHAKA, May 1, 2016 (BSS)-Three more matches of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League will be held tomorrow (Monday) at the thr... More...

Women's DPL begins tomorrow

DHAKA, May 1, 2016 (BSS)- Defending champions Mohammedan Sporting Club take on Indira Road Sorting Club in opening first round ... More...

District

May Day observed in Chuadanga

CHUADANGA, MAY 01, 2016 (BSS) - The historic May Day was observed here today in a befitting manner.

Chuadanga district admi... More...

Historic May Day observed in Khulna

KHULNA, May 1, 2016 (BSS) - The historic May Day was observed here today with a vow to ensure workers' rights in every sector.

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Economic

49th AGM of ADB from tomorrow in Frankfurt

DHAKA, May 01, 2016 (BSS) - The 49th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Asian Development Bank (ADB) begins from tomorrow in Frankfurt of Germany aiming to discuss developments in Asia and the Pacific as well as institutional matters.

Finan... More...

Climate Change

Armed guards at India dams as drought leaves farmers dry

TIKAMGARH, India, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - As young boys plunge into a murky dam ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Original Tintin 'King Ottokar's Sceptre' art sells for $1.2 mn

PARIS, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The orginal artwork for the last two pages of the Tintin comic book "King Ottokar's Sceptre" sold for a total of 1.046 million euros ($1.2 million) at auction Saturday in Paris. "This is only the second time a Tintin plate has exceeded a million ... More...

Technology

RUET forms quality cell for evaluating education, research

RAJSHAHI, April 30, 2016 (BSS)- For the first time in its history, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) has formed quality assurance cell for monitoring and evaluating its education and research in order to elevate those up to the international mark. Head o... More...

Education

IUTA will observe work abstention tomorrow

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, May 01, 2016 (BSS) - Islamic University Teachers Association (IUTA) will observe work abstention programme tomorrow protesting the killing of Rajshahi University English department teacher Professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique.

C... More...

Weather

Texas floods kill woman and four grandchildren

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A woman and her four grandchildren died afte... More...