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National

Bashir, Shahed elected president, secy in Asthma Association polls

DHAKA, Sept 1, 2015 (BSS) - Associate professors of National Institute of Chest Disease and Hospital (NIDCH) Mahakhail Dr Bashir Ahmed and Dr M Shahedur Rahman Khan were elected president and general secretary respectively in the Bangladesh Asthma Association polls for 2015-17 tenure.

Some 277 voters exercised their franchise in the polls at t... More...

Rich tributes paid to Prof Zia Hyder

DHAKA, Sept 1, 2015 (BSS)- Speakers at a scholarship giving ceremony today paid rich tributes to eminent dramatist-poet-teacher Professor Zia Hyder. "Professor Zia Hyder has contributed not only in the arena of theatre but also in education. Before his death, he decided to introduce scholarship for ... More...

Counter-ticket system to be introduced for launch passengers

DHAKA, Sep1, 2015 (BSS) - All passengers who will travel by launch will have to collect their tickets from the counter before travelling.

The decision will come into effect fr... More...

Newly appointed BSMMU treasurer takes over charge

DHAKA, Sept 1, 2015 (BSS) - Newly appointed Treasurer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Professo... More...

AG to announce bar council polls result tomorrow

DHAKA, Sept 1, 2015 (BSS) - Attorney General Mahbubey Alam will declare the official result of recently held Banglade... More...

International

Europe in new migrant standoff as figures show scale of crisis

BUDAPEST, Sept 2, 2015 (BSs/AFP) - Hundreds of migrants were left stranded outside Budapest's main railway station on Wednesday after being barred from travelling to Germany by police, as new figures highlighted the massive scale of Europe's refugee crisis. Europe is facing the largest movement of peo... More...

Guatemala's President Perez barred from leaving the country: prosecutor

GUATEMALA CITY, Sept 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A Guatemalan judge Tuesday barred President Otto Perez from leaving the country, hours after he was stripped of his immunity due to his alleged role in a customs fraud, the prosecutor's office said. "The prosecutors' office sought a ban on leaving the country f... More...

Foreign bomb suspect arrested at Thai-Cambodia checkpoint: PM

BANGKOK, Sept 1, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday a second foreign man has been arrested at a c... More...

Palmyra's most famed temple destroyed: UN

BEIRUT, Sept 1, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The most famed temple in Syria's Palmyra has been blown up, the United Nations said ... More...

New Zealand flag designs take leaf from rugby union

WELLINGTON, Sept 1, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - New Zealanders were presented with four options for a new flag on Tuesday, three of... More...

Sports

Murray sinks showboating Kyrgios at US Open

NEW YORK, Sept 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Nick Kyrgios ranted, showboated and even appeared to take a mid-match nap but it was ... More...

Federer, Murray win as US Open quit list hits record 10

NEW YORK, Sept 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Five-time champion Roger Federer and 2012 winner Andy Murray reached the US Open seco... More...

District

Three pirates held

CHITTAGONG, Sep 1, 2015 (BSS) - Coast Guard arrested three sea pirates and recovered huge booty from them from outer anchorage of ... More...

Construction worker falls to death in Ctg

CHITTAGONG, Sept 1, 2015 (BSS)- A construction worker was killed while working in an under-construction building at Nangol Mora ar... More...

Economic

Anger as India's growth fails to provide employment

NEW DELHI, Sept 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - India's economy expanded by seven
percent in the last quarter, making it one of the world's fastest-growing,but experts say violent protests over jobs in the prime minister's own state last week are a si... More...

Climate Change

Obama tours glacier to highlight march of climate change

KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK, United States, Sept 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - US
Presiden... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Argentine blockbuster spins sordid story at Venice

BUENOS AIRES, Sept 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Fresh off a record-breaking opening, Argentine crime flick "The Clan," based on the true story of a well- to-do family of kidnappers, is looking for glory at the Venice Film Festival. The movie tells the sordid tale of the Puccio family,... More...

Technology

Sleeker smartwatches to shine at Berlin mega gadget fair

BERLIN, Sept 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Sleeker and sexier smartwatches are expected to premiere this week in Berlin at one of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, with both phone manufacturers and watchmakers jostling for a share of the fast-growing market. The annual I... More...

Education

Four Shahjalal University students suspended for attacking teachers

SYLHET, Sept 1, 2015 (BSS) - Four students of Shahjalal University of Science... More...

Weather

FFWC forecasts deterioration in flood situation

DHAKA, Sept 1, 2015 (BSS) - The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) t... More...