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Akheri Chahar Shamba to be observed on Nov 15

DHAKA, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS)- The holy Akheri Chahar Shamba will be observed across the country on November 15 (Wednesday) marking the recovery of Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (SM) from prolonged illness. The decision was taken at a meeting of the national moon-sighting committee at the conference room ... More...

30 organizations win Joy Bangla Youth Award

DHAKA, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS) - Thirty organizations have won the Joy Bangla Youth Award 2017 for their outstanding contributions to promote youth employability, education, sports and cultural activities and ending violence against women. The 30 organizations were selected from a short list of 50-no... More...

Attorney general forms team to challenge 16th amendment annulment

DHAKA, Oct 21, 2107 (BSS) - Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has formed an 11-member legal team to challenge the annulm... More...

Rain likely to continue till today

DHAKA, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS) - Under the influence of land depression over Odisha coast and adjoining areas, the country... More...

Honorarium of FFs to reach their doorsteps: Mozammel

DINAJPUR, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS) - Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque yesterday said the honorarium of fr... More...

International

Fourteen feared dead in Malaysian landslide

TANJUNG BUNGAH, Malaysia, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Two workers were found dead and 12 others were missing Saturday after a landslide at a construction site on the popular Malaysian tourist island of Penang, officials said. Rescuers rushed to the Tanjung Bungah area on the north of Penang after t... More...

UN chief condemns suicide attacks on mosques in Afghanistan

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS/XINHUA) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the suicide bombings on mosques in the Afghan capital of Kabul and in central Ghor province during Friday prayers. The secretary-general expressed his solidarity with the people and government... More...

10 killed, 12 injured after goods truck overturns in India

NEW DELHI, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS/XINHUA) - At least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured Saturday after a goods tr... More...

Australian police offer record reward in serial killer cold case

SYDNEY, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Australian police offered a record $4.75 million in rewards Saturday to catch the se... More...

Pablo Neruda assassination probe finds cancer didn't kill him

SANTIAGO, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - International experts announced Friday that Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda di... More...

Sports

Bomber command -- Pakistan's Hasan achieves childhood dream

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Pakistan's Hasan Ali is officially the world's best one-day bowl... More...

Catalan crisis leaves Barca between rock and a hard place

BARCELONA, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu faces the club's members at an annual ge... More...

District

Rice price continues coming down in Rangpur

RANGPUR, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS) - The market price of rice marked fall by Taka five to eight per kg and the trend continu... More...

Physician among 3 killed in Kaharole road accident

RANGPUR, Oct 20, 2017 (BSS) - Three people, including a physician, were killed in a road accident at ‘Egaro Mile' point ... More...

Economic

New GE chief vows turnaround after 'unacceptable' results

NEW YORK, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - General Electric's newly-installed chief executive vowed Friday to do whatever it t... More...

Climate Change

Smog defies China's Communist Party congress

BEIJING, Oct 20, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Beijingers are going without barbecue. Constru... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Korean, Iranian dramas share top prize at Asia's leading film fest

BUSAN, South Korea, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - A Korean drama about desperate teens and a movie that exposes the hardships of daily life in the Iranian capital Tehran shared the top prize at Asia's premier film festival on Saturday. The two grim tales left award jurors at t... More...

Technology

Govt to organise IT job fair in Chittagong

DHAKA, Oct 20, 2017 (BSS)- The government has taken initiatives to organise an IT job fair in Chittagong to bring both jobseekers and employers on a single platform. As part of the initiative, Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance (LICT) project of BCC unde... More...

Education

15 held over forgery in DU 'Gha' unit entry test

DHAKA, Oct 20, 2017 (BSS) - A total of 15 youths, including two Dhaka Universi... More...

Weather

Weather likely to improve by tomorrow morning

DHAKA, Oct 21, 2017 (BSS) - The unremitting rain, triggered by a depression in... More...