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National : **Cabinet okays draft of "Railway Property (Unlawful Possession Reclamation) Law, 2016" **New office timing for Ramadan **PM mourns death of Mujibur Rahman Fakir, MP**President mourns death of lawmaker Fakir    |   International : India, New Zealand ink deal for direct flights *** Solar-powered plane to soar again on round-the-world flight ***In Chile, world's driest desert slakes thirst with fog    |   

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Jatiya Sangsad

Biometric mobile SIM registration to help identify criminals : Tarana Halim

DHAKA, May 02, 2016 (BSS) - The biometric mobile SIM card registration will help the law enforcement agencies to ident... More...

JS adopts obituary reference on former State Minister Capt(retd) Dr. Mujibur Rahman Fakir

SANGSAD BHABAN, May 2, 2016 (BSS) - The 10th Jatiya Sangsad on the sixth day of its tenth session today unanimously ad... More...

National

Mujibur Rahman Fakir MP passes away

MYMENSINGH, May 02, 2016 (BSS) - Valiant freedom fighter and former State Minister for Health and incumbent lawmaker from Mymensingh-3 (Gouripur) constituency Dr. Capt. Mujibur Rahman Fakir (Retd.) died of a cardiac arrest at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital (MMCH) this morning.

He was 69.

"Fakir, who was admitted to intensive care ... More...

Bangladesh Consulate General in NY welcomes Bangla Nabobarsho

DHAKA, May 2, 2016 (BSS) - The Bangladesh Consulate General in New York celebrated Bangla Nabobarsho-1423 on April 30 at the chancery amid melodious music, spectacular dance and recitation depicting rich Bengali culture and heritage.

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu was present at the function as the chief guest, according to a press relea... More...

Appellate Division upholds embargo on travel to Libya

DHAKA, May 02, 2016 (BSS) - The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today upheld a travel embargo imposed by the ... More...

IGP asks cops to ensure safety of people

DHAKA, May 2, 2016 (BSS) - Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque today asked the law-enforcing agencie... More...

BNP-Jamaat leading secret killing in country: Asaduzzaman Noor

DHAKA, May 2, 2016 (BSS)- Asaduzzaman Noor, cultural affairs secretary of the ruling Awami League, today said the BNP... More...

International

Crude bomb blast kills four in West Bengal's Malda

NEW DELHI, May 2, 2016 (BSS) - Four people were killed and six others injured after a crude bomb went off in Malda district of West Bengal on Sunday night. According to police, the deceased and the injured were making crude bombs at a house in Malda district's Baishnabnagar when accidentally one ... More...

Deadly drone, artillery strikes launched against IS from Turkey: report

ANKARA, May 2, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Turkish artillery have launched deadly strikes on Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria, while drones that took off from an air base in southern Turkey also pounded the jihadists, state media said Tuesday. The strikes were in response to repeated rocket fire by IS jihad... More...

French journalist infiltrates jihadist cell for six months

PARIS, May 2, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A French journalist infiltrated a cell of would-be jihadists, filming them with a hidden camera as they plotted an attack in the name of the Islamic ... More...

Five years after bin Laden killing, CIA chief eyes IS head

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Ahead of the five-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, CIA chief John... More...

Solar-powered plane to soar again on round-the-world flight

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attenti... More...

Sports

Monk leads Thai fans in lauding fantastic Foxes

BANGKOK, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The Buddhist monk who has blessed Leicester City's players and stadium was Tuesday swif... More...

Steve Smith out of IPL with wrist injury

SYDNEY, May 2, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Australian captain Steve Smith on Monday pulled out of the Indian Premier League with a ... More...

District

Boy killed, 3 injured in Ctg road accident

CHITTAGONG, May 2, 2016 (BSS) - A six-year old boy was killed and three others were injured in a road accident at city's Sholoshah... More...

Fire guts restaurant in Ctg

CHITTAGONG, May 2, 2016 (BSS) - Valuables worth about Taka three lakh were gutted in a fire at a restaurant in city's Alonkar ar... More...

Economic

WB country director praises Bangladesh for economic progress

DHAKA, May 2, 2016 (BSS)- World Bank (WB) Country Director for Bangladesh Qimiao Fan today made a courtesy call-on Pl... More...

Climate Change

In Chile, world's driest desert slakes thirst with fog

ALTO PATACHE, Chile, May 2, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Every morning at dawn, a thick mist known as "The Darkness" blows in from the Pacific to the edge of the Atacama De... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Woman says she is Prince's long-lost sister, claims part of estate

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A woman claiming to be Prince's half-sister has come forward saying she is entitled to part of the late pop star's multimillion-dollar estate, legal documents show. Darcell Gresham Johnston filed court documents Friday in the musician's prob... More...

Technology

Robi, Aamra ties up for faster internet

DHAKA, May 2, 2016 (BSS) - Cellular phone operator Robi teamed up with Aamra Network to provide its subscriber faster and seamless internet experiences.

To this end, Robi and Aamra Network signed an agreement. Robi's Managing Director and CEO Supun Weerasinghe and Aamra Networks Limited... More...

Education

First female assistant proctor appointed at IU

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, May 2, 2016 (BSS) - Afroza Banu, lecturer of English Depar... More...

Weather

Texas floods kill woman and four grandchildren

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A woman and her four grandchildren died afte... More...