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Comprehensive efforts can eradicate violence against women: Jhantu

RANGPUR, July 1, 2015 (BSS) - Mayor of Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) and valiant freedom fighter Alhaj Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu has stressed for comprehensive efforts with changed mindset for eradicating violence against women. He was addressing a discussion on 'Prevention of Violence against Women an... More...

98 pc of youth prefer to be honest: TIB

DHAKA, June 30, 2015 (BSS) - Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) today claimed that 98 per cent of youth in the country prefer to be honest than to be rich in a corrupted way. TIB conducted the Youth Integrity Survey (YIS) 2015 to assess the views of youth on integrity and corruption and... More...

Khaleda Zia isolated from party leaders: Hanif

DHAKA, June 30, 2015 (BSS) - Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif today said BNP Chairperson Begu... More...

DSC holds human chain protesting killing threat to imminent citizens

DHAKA, June 30, 2015 (BSS) - Dhaka Sub-Editors Council (DSC) today held a human chain protesting the recent killing thre... More...

Suranjt asks Khaleda to shun terrorism, militancy

DHAKA, June 30, 2015 (BSS)- Awami League Advisory Council member Suranjit Sengupta today urged BNP Chairperson Begum K... More...

International

No immunity for corruption-plagued Guatemala president

GUATEMALA CITY, July 1, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Guatemala's president lost a fight for immunity from prosecution Tuesday amid allegations of corruption. The Constitutional Court rejected President Otto Perez's appeal for presidential immunity that also sought to legally erase a pre-trial investigation of gra... More...

State Dept releases nearly 2,000 Clinton emails

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The State Department released nearly 2,000 emails from Hillary Clinton's time as top US diplomat late Tuesday, following orders from a federal judge. The large tranche of emails were made public shortly before 9:00 pm (0100 GMT Wednesday) on the State Department's ... More...

Haiti warns of security threat in migration crisis

PORT-AU-PRINCE, July 1, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A flood of people leaving the Dominican Republic for Haiti could grow into a hu... More...

US, Cuba reach deal to reopen embassies

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The United States and Cuba have reached a deal to reopen embassies in Washington an... More...

Police quell riot at Australian prison over smoking ban

MELBOURNE, July 1, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Heavily-armed police quelled a riot involving up to 300 inmates at an Australian jai... More...

Sports

Cricket: Sri Lanka enter new era in Pakistan decider

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, July 1, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka will get a glimpse of a future without their batting greats when the deci... More...

Olympics: US Olympic bosses reaffirm Boston 2024 bid

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - US Olympic officials reaffirmed Boston as America's 2024 Summer Olympics bid candi... More...

District

Villagers clash in Sunamganj, one killed

SUNAMGANJ, June 30,2015 (BSS)-One Babul Pal ,35, son of late Lal Chand Pal was killed in a clash between two groups of villagers o... More...

26 points threatened by river erosion

BARISAL, June 30, 2015 (BSS)- The Water Development Board (WDB) has
identified 26 points on seven rivers as vulnerable to river e... More...

Economic

Share transaction marks 52% rise in FY15

DHAKA, June 30, 2015 (BSS) - Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) marked substantial rise in the outgoing 2014-15 financial year (... More...

Climate Change

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Entertainment & Arts

Sam Smith singing again after surgery

NEW YORK, June 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Young soul sensation Sam Smith is singing again six weeks after he underwent vocal surgery that left him silent. The 23-year-old British singer posted Monday on Instagram a short video of him singing Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Lo... More...

Technology

'Babbler' birds use primitive language: study

MIAMI, June 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A bird in Australia is able to string together sounds and mix them up in order to communicate different meanings to others, a skill previously attributed only to humans, researchers said Monday. The study in the journal PLOS biology focuses on ... More...

Education

Ghost schools a window into China's one-child policy future

RUDONG, China, July 1, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Rusty padlocks seal empty classrooms and... More...

Weather

Spain warns of risk to elderly as it bakes in heatwave

MADRID, June 30, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Spain remained locked in a heat wave on Tues... More...