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Last moment Eid shopping at peak

DHAKA, June 24, 2017 (BSS) - With only two days more left for Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, all modern and traditional shopping malls even at footpaths have been crowded by all classes' customers to buy new dresses and other necessary lifestyle items for their near a... More...

Jumatul Wida observed

DHAKA, June 24, 2016 (BSS) - The holy Jumatul Wida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, was observed yesterday across the country with due religious fervor and solemnity. Thousands of Muslims thronged different mosques especially Baitul Mokarram National Mosque to offer Jumma prayers as the ... More...

Social security for 37 lakh construction workers: Mujibul Haque

DHAKA, June 24, 2017 (BSS) - The government has taken initiatives and different projects for around 37 lakh construction... More...

Canada extends support to developing countries for food safety

DHAKA, June 24, 2017 (BSS)-The Canadian government has extended its support to the developing countries, including Bangladesh, to help comply with the international standard for fo... More...

BEZA to set up solar zone for 1000 MW electricity

DHAKA, June 24, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA) has planned setting up of a big solar power zone for generating at least 1000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, ... More...

International

Around 100 people feared buried in China landslide: state media

BEIJING, June 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Around 100 people are feared buried after a landslide smashed through their village in southwest China's Sichuan Province early Saturday, local officials said, as they launched an emergency rescue operation. Some 40 homes in the village of Xinmo were swallowed by ... More...

Brazil defends meat against US ban, but image tattered

SAO PAULO, June 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Brazil's agriculture minister Blairo Maggi announced Friday he will travel to the United States to fight a ban on Brazilian beef imports, but the Latin American country's meat industry is already reeling. "Brazil could lose a lot if it isn't able to get this dec... More...

Qatar receives list of demands as Gulf crisis worsens

DOHA, June 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) -Qatar on Saturday confirmed it had received a 13-point list of demands from Saudi-led allies in a major escalation of the ongoing diplomatic crisis i... More...

Pentagon's nuke-proof 'Doomsday' planes damaged by tornado

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Two of the Pentagon's specially reinforced "Doomsday" planes, designed to withstan... More...

Stunned residents turfed out of London towers in the night

LONDON, June 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Baffled and bewildered, residents of five London tower blocks were dragging their belo... More...

Sports

US Olympic doctor faces trial for sexual abuse of athletes

MASON, United States, June 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - A former doctor to gymnasts from successive US Olympic teams is to stand... More...

Athletics: Coleman, Gatlin ease into final at US trials

SACRAMENTO, June 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Rising star Christian Coleman eased into the final of the 100m at the US World Cha... More...

District

Import-export thru' BLP suspended for nine days

RANGPUR, June 23, 2017 (BSS) - Import and export activities will remain suspended for nine days from today (Friday) thr... More...

Holy Jumatul Wida observed in Rangpur

RANGPUR, June 23, 2017 (BSS) - The Muslims observed the Holy Jumatul Wida, the last Juma prayers in the holy month of Ramadan, to... More...

Economic

Rajshahi region markets witness sufficient supply of mangoes

RAJSHAHI, June 23, 2017 (BSS)- Both wholesalers and retailers of Rajshahi and its adjacent districts particularly Chapai... More...

Climate Change

Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger

PARIS, June 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegge... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Hollywood to honour Australia's wildlife warrior ten years after death

SYDNEY, June 23, 2017 (BSS/XINHUA) - Ten years after his tragic death, Australia's most famous wildlife conservationist "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin will be honoured with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Irwin, who was fatally stabbed by a stingray's barb at th... More...

Technology

Inflight internet ready to take off

LE BOURGET, France, June 22, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Inflight internet access, a nascent market still hobbled by slow speeds, is set to take off as dedicated satellites make surfing in the skies a reality, experts say. Even bans on bringing laptops and tablets on board imposed by B... More...

Education

HC questions results of 18 failed SSC students having pass marks

DHAKA, June 22, 2017 (BSS) - The High Court (HC) today issued a rule asking as to why it shall not declare illegal the results of 18 failed SSC examinees, who actually attained pass marks, of a Narayanganj school.

A High Court vacation bench compr... More...

Weather

Signal one for river ports

DHAKA, June 23, 2017 (BSS) - In association with rain or thundershowers, temporary south or south-easterly gusty wind speed 45-60 kilometer per hour is likely to occur in different parts of the country today.

"Rain or thundershowers accompanied... More...