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National

Water levels of 47 rivers rise, 36 fall

DHAKA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS) - Water levels in 47 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rises and 37 stations recorded falls. Among the 90 monitored water level stations, four river stations have been registered steady a bulletin issued by the FFWC sa... More...

37th BCS preliminary exam held

DHAKA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS) - The preliminary test of the 37th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations under the Public Service Commission (PSC) was held today (Friday). The two-hour long test was held simultaneously in Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Barisal, Khulna, Sylhet and Rangpur centres fr... More...

Ground water conservation scheme being implemented in Barind

By Dr Aynal Haque

RAJSHAHI, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS)- A project is being implemented in the high and dried Barind area... More...

President for modern agro- technology to make crop production sustainable

DHAKA, 30, 2016 (BSS)-President Abdul Hamid yesterday suggested developing modern and environment friendly agricultural ... More...

Steps are underway to hold medical admission test: Nasim

DHAKA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday said necessary measures have be... More...

International

Cricket: NZ skipper out of India Test with illness

KOLKATA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was ruled out of the second Test against India on Friday after being hit with a bug, in a huge blow for the tourists.

The talismanic skipper failed to train on Thursday and team management gave him as long as possible to recover, but decided early Friday he could not pl... More...

India evacuates border villages after strikes on Pakistan

CHAK ALLAH BAKSH, India, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - India was evacuating thousands of people living near the border with Pakistan on Friday, a day after carrying out strikes along the de-facto frontier in disputed Kashmir, escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Authorities in no... More...

The Nobel Prizes in numbers

STOCKHOLM, Sept 30, 2016 (AFP) - Facts and figures about the Nobel Prize:

- 5 prizes were created by Alfred Nobe... More...

100 days on: Terms of Brexit remain unclear

LONDON, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - One hundred days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, the government ... More...

Colombia among top picks for Nobel Peace Prize

STOCKHOLM, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The architects of a historic accord to end Colombia's 52-year war are among the favourites to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize as speculati... More...

Sports

Fit-again Ronaldo back in Portugal squad

LISBON, Sept 29, 2016 (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo was named in the Portugal squad Thursday after recovering from a knee i... More...

Sheikh Jamal, Abahani match end in 3-3 draw in BPL

DHAKA, Sept 29, 2016 (BSS)- Holders Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Abahani Limited split points when their match ended in a 3-3 ... More...

District

Preparations progressing fast for Durga Puja in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS)- Preparations for holding Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu Community in the ... More...

Goghat declared early marriage free village in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS) - Goghat village under Kamarjani union of Sadar upazila has been declared early marriage free villa... More...

Economic

Oil prices down on doubts over OPEC deal

SINGAPORE, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Oil prices fell in Asia Friday as doubts emerged over the long-term success of a ... More...

Climate Change

Indonesian scavengers scrape a living by recycling

JAKARTA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Sifting through piles of pungent trash in ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

S. Korea court upholds ban on singer who shirked military service

SEOUL, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A once-hugely popular Korean American singer, who was vilified for giving up his South Korean citizenship to avoid military service, lost his legal bid Friday to be allowed back in the country.

Just as he was about to be called up in 2002, pop singe... More...

Technology

Rosetta spacecraft set for comet crash

DARMSTADT, Germany, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Europe's pioneering spacecraft Rosetta headed for a crash landing Friday on the comet it has stalked for two years, a dramatic end to a 12-year odyssey to demystify our Solar System's origins. Sent by ground controllers on a leisu... More...

Education

Steps to prevent question leakage in MBBS admission tests: Jhantu

RANGPUR, Sept 29, 2016 (BSS) - Mayor of Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) Alhaj Sa... More...

Weather

Rainfall likely over country: Met Office

DHAKA, Sept 30, 2016 (BSS)- Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompan... More...