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Bangladesh not safe until demolition of killing politics of Khaleda: Inu

DHAKA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS)- Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today said country's democracy, constitution and the spirit of the Liberation War won't be safe until the demolition of the dens that producing killers and murderers under the leadership of Begum Khaleda Zia and her cohorts. The inform... More...

Matia blasts countries giving shelter to Bangabandhu's killers

DHAKA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS)- Awami League Presidium Member and Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury today blasted the countries which have granted political asylum to the convicted fugitive killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, saying that they (countries) are staging a... More...

We do not want to see terrorism any more: AIGP Mokhlesur Rahman

LAKSHMIPUR, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Mohammad Mokhlesur Rahman today said we ... More...

Improve performance, increase productivity: Inu

DHAKA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS)-"Civil servants have to increase their efficiency," Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, ... More...

Nessima Hakim dies

DHAKA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Nessima Hakim, wife of late Justice Maksum-ul-Hakim, died of old-age complications at her city's Kakrail residence here today .

She was 82.

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International

Queen Elizabeth II to become UK's longest-serving monarch

LONDON, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II is set to become Britain's longest-reigning monarch next month, surpassing the record of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria around 5:30 pm on September 9 after 23,226 days, 16 hours and roughly 30 minutes on the throne. The exact moment ... More...

Berlin, Paris, London seek urgent EU meeting on migrant crisis

PARIS, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Germany, France and Britain made a joint call Sunday for an urgent meeting of EU interior and justice ministers to find concrete measures to cope with the escalating migration crisis. The interior ministers of the three countries "have asked the Luxembourg presidency... More...

Former Malaysia leader Mahathir attends protests, denounces PM Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday accused current Prime Minister... More...

6 dead, dozens hurt in fire at Saudi oil giant housing complex

RIYADH, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - At least six people were killed and 206 injured in Saudi Arabia Sunday when a fire brok... More...

S. Sudan rebels accuse army of violating ceasefire

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - South Sudan rebels on Sunday accused the army of violating a ceasefire, just hours... More...

Sports

UN envoy welcomes England Disability cricket team

DHAKA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS)- British High Commissioner Robert W Gibson today welcomed the England Disability cricket team ... More...

Sri Lanka concede 111-run lead to India

COLOMBO, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka, replying to India's first innings total of 312, were all out for 201 after tea on the... More...

District

Muggers loot Tk one crore shooting three in Ctg

CHITTAGONG, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Armed robbers shot three people and looted Taka one crore at Mithachhara Bazar under Mirsarai upa... More...

Educating students about values of honesty stressed

RANGPUR, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Speakers at a planning meeting here today stressed on educating the school students about ... More...

Economic

Energy stocks up despite sharp fall in indices

DHAKA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - The share price indices fell sharply on Sunday, but energy issues were mostly active when m... More...

Climate Change

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Entertainment & Arts

One million take part in Swiss techno Street Parade: organizers

GENEVA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Around one million people thronged the streets of a sun-drenched Zurich Saturday to take part in the Swiss city's annual techno Street Parade, organisers said. Fans from across Europe began gathering around 1100 GMT, before dancing through ... More...

Technology

Goldberg mobile opens its first brand shop

DHAKA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladeshi mobile handset brand Goldberg has opened its first brand. Goldberg Chief Executive Officer Abrar Rahman Khan inaugurated the brand shop at fourth floor of Raj Laxmi Shopping Complex in city's Uttara recently, said a press release today. ... More...

Education

Govt working to build IT-skilled young generation: Nahid

SYLHET, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS)- Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said the... More...

Weather

37 rivers register rises, 45 falls

DHAKA, Aug 30, 2015 (BSS) - Water levels in 37 rivers stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rises and 45 stations recorded falls.

Among the 84 monitored water level stations, 17 are above danger level, a ... More...