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Jatiya Sangsad

JS sitting resumes

SANGSAD BHABAN, June 26, 2016 (BSS)-The sitting of the Jatiya
Sangsad resumed at 10.51 am today with Speaker Dr. Shirin... More...

Proposed budget elevator of further progress: Lawmakers

SANGSAD BHABAN, June 25, 2016 (BSS) - Treasury bench members today described the proposed national budget for the fiscal year 2016... More...

National

Barind people get safe drinking water in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, June 26, 2016 (BSS) -With continuous efforts and implementation of some schemes, many villagers in the region including its high barind tract are getting safe drinking water for over last one decade. The Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) has been supplying arsenic-free drinkin... More...

DCs, UNOs can disburse private school, college teachers' salary: ministry

DHAKA, June 25, 2016 (BSS) - The Education Ministry today issued a directive requiring the deputy commissioners and upazila nirbahi officers (UNOs) to sign the salary bills of private school and college teachers and employees in case of any complicacies under the existing system though which their salaries are disbursed with signatures of the gove... More...

Four-storey launch on Dhaka-Barisal route

DHAKA, June 25, 2016 (BSS) - A well-fitted passenger launch, claimed to be the country's ever best in terms of size and... More...

SP Babul was called to identify detained suspects: minister

DHAKA, June 25, 2016 (BSS) - Police superintendent Babul Akhtar today returned home after he was called up overnight wh... More...

BSMMU passes promotion policy for officers-employees after 18 years

DHAKA, June 25, 2016 (BSS) - Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Syndicate today passed a policy on recr... More...

International

Bullet scars as Uganda remembers Israel's Entebbe raid

ENTEBBE, Uganda, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Skimming above the choppy waves through the dark the four planes swooped in low over Lake Victoria, packed with over 200 elite Israeli commandos on a daring raid to free hijacked hostages.

Landing soon after midnight at Uganda's Entebbe airport on July 4, 1976, it took the paratroopers less than an hour... More...

Ramadan soup kitchen offers brief respite to Gaza's hungry

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - In her modest home in the Gaza Strip, Sahar Sherif's family watches as she ladles out a broth of meat and vegetables for a rare heart-warming meal.

For just a month of the year, a soup kitchen in the Palestinian enclave is offering struggling families like Sherif's a welcome break fro... More...

Top conservative columnist leaving Republican Party over Trump

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Influential conservative columnist George Will says he is leaving the Republican P... More...

Spain's Rajoy: the no-frills, under-estimated survivor

MADRID, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Criticised as dull and uncharismatic, Spain's outgoing prime minister Mariano Rajoy re... More...

From pundit to player: Iceland's new president Gudni Johannesson

REYKJAVIK, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Gudni Johannesson has spent most of his career commenting on Icelandic politics. No... More...

Sports

Boxing: Thurman edges Porter to retain WBA title

NEW YORK, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Keith Thurman put his own stamp on the deeply talented welterweight division Saturda... More...

Golf: Sizzling Ko seizes share of LPGA lead in Arkansas

LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - New Zealand's world number one Lydia Ko fired a record-equalling second-round 62 ... More...

District

Training for women on graphic design continues in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, June 26, 2016 (BSS) - A month long training on graphic design for the women and the entrepreneurs has been continuing a... More...

RAB seized yaba along with the peddler in Faridpur

FARIDPUR, June 26, 2016 (BSS) - Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-8 members stationed at Faridpur seized drug Yaba last night from Laks... More...

Economic

Gold slips from 26-mth high, down Rs 485 on fall in demand

New Delhi, Jun 26, 2016 (BSS/PTI) - Gold prices fell from a 26-month high by plunging Rs 485 to Rs 30,400 at the bullion... More...

Climate Change

At least 150 homes destroyed in deadly California fire

LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Firefighters on Saturday battled a deadly... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Indian historical epic sweeps 'Bollywood Oscars'

MADRID, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Indian historical epic "Bajirao Mastani" swept the "Bollywood Oscars" early Sunday, taking home awards for best director, best supporting actress and best male actor for leading man Ranveer Singh. The movie, which sees Singh play an 18th centu... More...

Technology

China launches new carrier rocket: state media

BEIJING, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - China blasted off its "Long March-7" new generation carrier rocket on a successful inaugural voyage Saturday from a new launch centre, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an ambitious space programme. The medium-sized, two-s... More...

Education

'Silver tsunami' threatens to wipe out S. Korean rural communities

GUNWI, South Korea, June 26, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - It's lunch break at Seoksan Elemen... More...

Weather

Light to moderate rain likely

DHAKA, June 26, 2016 (BSS)- Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied... More...