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National : Cabinet Okays draft Fisheries Quarantine Act ***China based Himalaya Energy buys Chevron Bangladesh ** World Malaria Day tomorrow    |   International : Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off ** Venezuela pro-government protester dies, raising toll to 21 **   |   

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National

CPA celebrates 130th Port Day tomorrow

CHITTAGONG, April 24, 2017 (BSS)- The 130th Chittagong Port Day will be celebrated tomorrow through elaborate programmes. In observance of the day, the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) today kicked off a four-day programme through distributing traditional Chittagonian Mezbaan foods at the CPA republic... More...

World Malaria Day tomorrow

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - World Malaria Day-2017 will be celebrated in the country as elsewhere in the world tomorrow to boost global efforts for prevention of malaria. National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and different local and internati... More...

BB postpones agriculture credit recovery in haor areas

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) -Bangladesh Bank (BB) today postponed agriculture credit recovery from haor areas across th... More...

3-day exhibition on medical equipments begins on May 4

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) -A three-day exhibition on medical equipments, clinical lab instruments and health tourism and services is set to begin on May 4 at the International C... More...

30 lakh new consumers to be added in REB this year

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - Some 30 lakh new consumers would be added in the list of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (REB) for electricity this year.

"The REB already... More...

International

Maoist rebels kill 12 police in India

NEW DELHI, April 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Suspected Maoist rebels killed 12 paramilitary commandos on Monday in a remote part of central India, a police official said, the latest attack in the country's simmering internal conflict.

"So far, we know that 12 CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel have been martyred in the Maoist attack," Bha... More...

Rights group urges China to release N. Korean refugees

SEOUL, April 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - China should immediately reveal the whereabouts of eight North Koreans it detained last month, Human Rights Watch said Monday, adding they risk severe torture if they were returned to the North. Most North Korean refugees begin their escape by crossing into Chi... More...

Freight train connects Russia with China's revolutionary heartland

NANCHANG, April 24, 2017 (BSS/Xinhua) - A freight train connecting Russia with Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, arrived in t... More...

Venezuela pro-government protester dies, raising toll to 21

CARACAS, April 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - A woman wounded while participating in an April 19 pro-government march died Sunda... More...

Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off

PARIS, April 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Fr... More...

Sports

Kohli pain after Bangalore set new low in IPL

NEW DELHI, April 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Skipper Virat Kohli said "it really hurts" after Royal Challengers Bangalore slu... More...

5,000-seat stadium to be built at home of the Australian Open

SYDNEY, April 24, 2017 (BSS/Xinhua) - A new 5,000-seat stadium has been announced for the home of the Australian O... More...

District

Two workers killed in Kushtia boiler blast

KUSHTIA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - Two workers were killed and three others injured as a boiler exploded at a factory of BRB Group i... More...

Ansar, VDP playing significant role in developing nation

GAIBANDHA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - Speakers at a function here today said members of Ansar and Village Defense Party (VDP) are pla... More...

Economic

Stocks continue to slide as major sectors dip

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - The Stock markets were down further on Monday with all the indices sliding down as most of... More...

Climate Change

Developed countries urged to meet commitment on climate change

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - Speakers at a seminar today urged the developed countries to deliver their commitment to combat the impacts of climate change in... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Mac DeMarco finds rock flair in carefree spirit

INDIO, United States, April 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - For most artists playing Coachella days before a new album, the premier festival would be an obvious place to plug the upcoming release. Mac DeMarco is different. The Canadian indie rocker, whose third album "This Old Dog" com... More...

Technology

Samsung to update software over 'red screen' smartphone

SEOUL, April 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Electronics giant Samsung will this week offer an unusually early software update for its newly-released Galaxy S8 phone, it said Monday after some consumers complained of red-tinted screens.

The launch of the device is a key step for the South Kor... More...

Education

Workshop on 'Annual Performance Agreement' held at UGC

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - A workshop titled "Annual Performance Agreement' was held today at the University Grants Commission (UGC) Auditorium in the city with an aim of establishing good governance and excellence in higher educational instituti... More...

Weather

Signal 3 for maritime ports

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla... More...