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UN Peacekeepers day observed in Rangpur

RANGPUR, May 29, 2016 (BSS) - The International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers- 2016 was observed at the divisional level here today through various programmes amid huge enthusiasm and festivity in the city. This year's slogan of observance of the International Day of United Nations Peaceke... More...

TCB starts open market sales in Khulna

KHULNA, May 29, 2016(BSS) - State-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) started selling of five essential commodities including sugar, edible oil, lentil and gram at the 29 open points in the city and district today. A total of 5 trucks have been deployed for the 11points in the city and ... More...

Reduce maternal, neonatal mortality rates: Experts

RANGPUR, May 29, 2016 (BSS) - Experts at a discussion here have put
importance on ensuring safe motherhood, healthy pr... More...

One killed in Gazipur road crash

GAZIPUR, May 29, 2016 (BSS) - A truck helper was killed as his truck hit another truck at Naujor area in the city this morning.

The identity of the deceased could not ... More...

Organic agriculture has demand in contemporary era: Ranga

BOGRA, May 28, 2016 (BSS) - State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives M Moshiur Rahman Ranga today said that the present government is implementing the development activities by gi... More...

International

Fourth body found after Thailand speedboat accident

BANGKOK, May 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The body of a British man missing for four days after a tourist speedboat crashed in southern Thailand was found Sunday on rocks close to where the boat went down, bringing the death toll to four. The vessel, which was carrying 32 tourists plus four crew, capsized Thu... More...

US zoo kills gorilla after boy falls into enclosure

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Workers at the Cincinnati Zoo in the US state of Ohio shot and killed a gorilla on Saturday after a three-year-old boy fell into its enclosure, officials said. The boy crawled through a barrier into the enclosure and fell into a moat around 4 pm (1600 GMT), zoo dir... More...

Venezuelan officials and opposition meet mediators over standoff

CARACAS, May 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Venezuelan officials and opposition members have held separate secret meetings in the ... More...

Russian activists struggle to raise HIV awareness as epidemic grows

MOSCOW, May 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Vadim Pokrovsky stunned hundreds of students at a conference in Moscow last week whe... More...

Panama Papers law firm closes Jersey, Gibraltar offices

PANAMA CITY, May 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers revelations is closing its offic... More...

Sports

Ronaldo strikes shoot-out winner as Real crowned kings of Europe

MILAN, May 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo added the finishing touches as Real Madrid were crowned kings of Europ... More...

Messi due to go on trial in Spain for tax fraud

BARCELONA, May 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Argentina star Lionel Messi, one of the world's highest- paid athletes, goes on tria... More...

District

Int'l Day for UN Peacekeepers observed in Khulna

KHULNA, May 29, 2016 (BSS) - The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was observed here today in a befitting manner.... More...

Banana cultivation changes farmersí lot in Panchagarh

PANCHAGARH, May 29, 2016 (BSS) - Banana cultivation has brought smile on the faces of a large number of farmers at Sonaher and ... More...

Economic

JETRO to promote Japanese investment in private sector

DHAKA, May 29, 2016 (BSS) - Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) will soon launch a joint initiative with the Fe... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Chai stirred into Silicon Valley coffee culture

SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - In a Silicon Valley culture known for brilliant ideas boiling up in coffee shops, Gaurav Chawla is pouring his heart into chai. Chawla was on a break from his job as an engineering manager at San Francisco-based cloud-computing star Sale... More...

Technology

Trump or not, 'big data' could be huge in 2016 vote

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - "Big data" could play a huge role in the 2016 US election, even if Donald Trump doesn't think so. Trump, who sailed through the Republican primaries using unconventional campaign rallies and Twitter messages, has indicated that he sees litt... More...

Education

IT expansion creates scope for free flow of information: DU VC

DHAKA, May 28, 2016 (BSS) - Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Professor Dr A A M S Arefin Siddique today said the expansion of Information and Technology (IT) up to village has created an opportunity for ensuring free flow of grassroots information... More...

Weather

Tropical storm Bonnie forms off southeastern US coast

MIAMI, May 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Tropical Storm Bonnie formed off the southeaster... More...