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National

EC selects 10 symbols for Upazila election

DHAKA, May 25, 2015 (BSS) - Election Commission (EC) has finalized a total of ten symbols for upazila election for reserved women seats. The symbols are: table, cock, papaya, bucket, deer, moon, rabbit, heron, dheki and guitar. The EC declared the election schedule on April 13 for 478 upazilas to b... More...

DNCRP fined 18 food shops for adulteration

DHAKA, May 25, 2015 (BSS) -Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) under the Ministry of Commerce today fined a total of 18 food shops Taka 84,000 in separate drives at different parts of the country. Assistant director M Masum Arefin conducted a drive at new market area and fined a... More...

All vulnerable buildings to be demolish gradually: Maya

DHAKA, May 25, 2015 (BSS) - Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya today said all build... More...

No alternative to Sheikh Hasina for country's peace, progress & stability: Nasim

DHAKA, May 25, 2015 (BSS)- Awami League presidium member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim today s... More...

Bus strike in country's southern region withdrawn

DHAKA, May 25, 2015 (BSS) - The strike that halted bus service in the country's southwestern parts including Khulna w... More...

International

Turkmenistan unveils gold statue of president

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, May 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The isolated Central Asian state of Turkmenistan on Monday unveiled a large gold statue of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov riding a horse, in a move echoing his predecessor's cult of personality. The 21-metre (69 foot) statue, located in the ca... More...

Heat wave claims nearly 500 dead in India

NEW DELHI, May 25, 2015 (BSS) - Nearly 500 people have died of sunstroke in India as the country's south struggles to survive through a major heat wave. The highest temperature of around 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) was recorded in the state of Telangana. Allahabad was the second ... More...

Quake shakes buildings in Tokyo: AFP

TOKYO, May 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A strong quake shook buildings in Tokyo on Monday, setting off alarms and temporarily b... More...

UN peace talks on Yemen postponed: official

UNITED NATIONS, United States, May 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - United Nations-brokered talks designed to return peace to war-... More...

IS executes 217 in, near Syria's Palmyra in 9 days: monitor

BEIRUT, May 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The Islamic State group has executed at least 217 people, including civilians, in the ... More...

Sports

Govt gives importance to regain lost glory of country's football: Hanif

KUSHTIA, May 25, 2015 (BSS)- Joint general secretary of the ruling Awami League Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, MP, said here toda... More...

Shuvagata takes 5-wicket as Central zone take narrow lead

DHAKA, May 25, 2015 (BSS)- A five-wicket haul by Shuvagata Hom and well supported by Shahidul Islam saw Central Zone too... More...

District

UP chairman Habibur Rahman sent to jail in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR, May 25, 2015 (BSS) - A court here today sent to jail a union parishad (UP) Chairman following a dowry case filed by hi... More...

Lightning kills 3 in Netrakona

NETRAKONA, May 25, 2015 (BSS) - Three persons, including two minor girls, were killed instantly by lightning in three villages ... More...

Economic

DSEX crosses 4600 points despite technical glitch

DHAKA, May 25, 2015 (BSS) - Share prices at Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) surged on Monday despite the fact that the pri... More...

Climate Change

Cannes closer is call to arms on climate change

CANNES, France, May 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The Cannes Film Festival's closing fil... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Sri Lanka welcomes Cannes award for refugee movie

COLOMBO, May 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka's government on Monday hailed the awarding of Cannes' top prize to a film highlighting the plight of the Tamil minority during the island's civil war, saying authorities were working to redress past injustices. "Dheepan", a French... More...

Technology

Fukushima operator wins Qatar utility contract

TOKYO, May 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has jointly won a large power and water infrastructure contract in the desert state of Qatar, it said Monday. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and Japanese trading house Mitsub... More...

Education

Beijing Foreign Studies University President meets DU VC

DHAKA, May 25, 2015 (BSS) - Professor Peng Long, President of Beijing Foreign... More...

Weather

Rain likely at some places

DHAKA, May 25, 2015 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gus... More...