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Chemical factories to be relocated from capital: Amu

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS)-Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu today said chemical factories would be relocated from the capital city soon. "The government is working to relocate the chemical factories as soon as possible," he added. The minister was addressing the opening ceremony of a two-... More...

Freedom fighters to get free treatment: Mozammel

PABNA, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque today said freedom fighters would be given health services at a free of cost within next month. "The Liberation War Ministry will allocate money for upazila, district and specialized hospitals in Dhaka city to provide... More...

Pro-AL panel sweeps DU syndicate polls

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - Pro-Awami League 'blue panel' here today swept Dhaka University syndicate, academic cou... More...

PM seeks more investment from top global business leaders

LONDON, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought more investment from the top business leade... More...

PM places 7-point proposal to promote intra-Commonwealth trade

LONDON, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday placed a seven-point proposal to promote intra-Com... More...

International

Queen puts forward her son as next head of Commonwealth

LONDON, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of the Commonwealth, opened the Commonwealth summit for what may be the last time on Thursday voicing hope that her son would be allowed to carry on her role. Queen Elizabeth, who turns 92 on Saturday, welcomed leaders from the 53 Com... More...

Cuba: six decades of Castro power

HAVANA, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - The departure of Cuba's President Raul Castro brings to an end his family's six-decade grip on power, which began with his late brother and revolutionary hero Fidel. Here are some highlights. - Revolution - On New Year's Day in 1959, dictator Fulgencio Batis... More...

France, Britain, US want to regain 'prestige' with Syria strikes: dissident

MADRID, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Far from "saving Syrians from brutality", the United States, France and Britain were ... More...

UN in talks with Syria, Russia on security for chemical weapons experts

UNITED NATIONS, United States, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - A UN team is discussing security arrangements with Syrian and ... More...

Trump vows to work 'very, very hard' for Japanese held in N.Korea

PALM BEACH, United States, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would work to help Tok... More...

Sports

James' epic start carries Cavs past Pacers

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - LeBron James crystalized his reputation as one of the best playoff performers in... More...

Underwhelming Real held to draw at home by Athletic Bilbao

MADRID, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Real Madrid may the favourites for the Champions League but a 1-1 draw against Athlet... More...

District

Media asked to play strong role in tobacco control

RAJSHAHI, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - Speakers at a meeting with journalists here today asked media to play a proactive r... More...

Eco-friendly rat management protects environment: specialists

By Dr Aynal Haque

RAJSHAHI, April 19, 2018 (BSS)-Eco-friendly rat management can be the vital means of protect... More...

Economy

Export earnings from USA see 1.62pc growth in July-February

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - Export earnings from the USA, one of Bangladesh's key destinations, witnessed 1.62 perce... More...

Climate Change

Mahmud for 20 pc forestation by 2020

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS) - Environment and Forest Minister Anisul Islam Ma... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema with 'Black Panther' screening

RIYADH, April 19, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Saudi Arabia on Wednesday unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster "Black Panther", the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public. The invitation-only gala... More...

Technology

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

TAMPA, April 19, 2019 (BSS/AFP) - NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist. "Three, two, one and liftoff!" said a NASA commentator as t... More...

Education

3,500 books donated to 25 schools in Rangpur

RANGPUR, April 19, 2018 (BSS)- The Asia Foundation with assistance of Pubali Ban... More...

Weather

Rain, thundershowers likely over country

DHAKA, April 19, 2018 (BSS)- Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary ... More...