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National : Play role in ensuring security, tackling any disaster, PM asks new Naval officers ** Dr Maqsudul Alam passes away ** PM mourns death of Maqsudul Alam **   |   International : ** N. Korea proposes joint probe with US into Sony cyber attack **North Korea faces UN Security Council scrutiny ** US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt **    |   

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Govt ensures tight security for Christmas, Dec 31: Asaduzzaman

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS) - State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan today said the government arranged tight security countrywide for celebrations of the Christmas Day and 31st December to avoid any kind of untoward incident.

"Tight security arrangements were made in and around the capital city to ensure that the people celebrate Chr... More...

Speaker condoles death of scientist Maqsudul Alam

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS)-Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today condoled the death of scientist Professor Dr Maqsudul Alam, who discovered jute genome sequence.

In a condolence message, the Speaker said in his death Bangladesh has lost a genius scientist.

Recalling his contribution to the field of agriculture and science, the Speaker... More...

Flood tolerant rice output ushers new era in Bangladesh

By Mamun Islam

RANGPUR, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS) - The bumper flood-tolerant rice output achieved for the fourth consecut... More...

Martyred Azad's mother's 21st death anniversary tomorrow

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS) - The 21st death anniversary of Kohinoor Banu, mother of martyr intellectual Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad, a recipient of Ekushy Padak, will be observed ... More...

Bangladesh govt-in-exile comes to liberated Dhaka

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS) - On a chilly day on December 22, 1971 Bangladesh's provisional government arrived to a warm reception by a huge crowd who had turned up at the Tejgaon a... More...

International

Roadside bomb kills seven civilians in Afghanistan

KUNAR, Afghanistan, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - At least seven people including children were killed when a roadside bomb struck a vehicle in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, the latest civilian casualties which soared to a record high this year. The explosion occurred late Saturday when th... More...

Obama 'unconditionally' condemns New York police killings

WASHINGTON, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Sunday "unconditionally" condemned the killing of two uniformed New York police officers who were gunned down in their patrol car in Brooklyn by a lone gunman. "I unconditionally condemn today's murder of two police officers in New ... More...

Bomb kills three in India's restive northeast: police

GUWAHATI, India, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Three people were killed and four others wounded in a bomb attack early Sunday in India's restive northeast, police said, the second strike... More...

Indonesian capital bets on web drive to lift fortunes

JAKARTA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- The Indonesian capital -- a chaotic metropolis with shaky Internet access -- is hoping ... More...

Myanmar migrants haunted by memory of tsunami missing in Thailand

BAN NAM KHEM, Thailand, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- A decade after towering waves wrenched her newborn baby from her arms, M... More...

Sports

Cricket: Dhoni says India not far off away Test wins

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said India have the pace, threat and aggressio... More...

Burns in 13-man Australia Test squad

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- The 13-man Australia squad named on Sunday for the third Test against India... More...

District

Student killed in Jessore road accident

JESSORE, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS) - A student was killed in a road accident at Khajura area on the Jessore-Satkhira road under Sharsha ... More...

Meeting on faecal sludge management held in Faridpur

Faridpur, Dec 21, 2014(BSS)- A view-exchange meeting on safe "Faecal Sludge Management (FSM)" was held on Saturday at pourashava m... More...

Economic

Saudi minister says 'confident' oil prices will improve

ABU DHABI, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said Today he was confident world prices would impr... More...

Climate Change

Ecuador returning German money in environment row

QUITO, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said Saturday t... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Inu calls artist community to be vocal against militancy

DHAKA, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu today called upon the artist community to be vocal against militancy, terming it as the enemy of the country, nation, art and literature. "This evil force is busy in composing dictated history, changing the tho... More...

Technology

N. Korea proposes joint probe with US into Sony cyber attack

SEOUL, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- North Korea called Saturday for a joint investigation with the US into a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures, denouncing Washington's "slandering" after President Barack Obama warned Pyongyang of retaliation and the US sought help from China on ... More...

Education

Admission tests in Ctg govt schools begins today

CHITTAGONG, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS)- Admission tests in nine government high schools of the port city Chittagong began today amid tough contests.

A total of 21,369 students applied for the admission tests against 3574 seats in different classes of ... More...

Weather

Dry weather likely

DHAKA, Dec 21, 2014 (BSS) - Weather is likely to remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country, said a Met office press release.

Moderate to thick fog may occur over the river basins and light to moderate fog may occur elsewhere... More...