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Mostafa Kamal, president; Mujibul Haq, GS of Comilla South District AL

COMILLA, Feb 06, 2016 (BSS) - Planning Minister and convener of Comilla South District Awami League AHM Mostafa Kamal and Railway Minister and joint convener of the same unit Md Mujibul Haq have been announced as the new president and general secretary respectively at the workers conference of the south district unit Awami League here today.

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BFUJ demands 9th wage board for journos

DHAKA, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS)- Leaders of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) today demanded immediate formation of the ninth Wage Board for enhancement of salary scales for journalists and other workers of the newspaper industry.

The government should take immediate steps for announcement of the ninth Wage Board, they told a meeting of t... More...

Govt will attain objectives despite saboteurs: Mannan

SYLHET, Feb 06, 2016 (BSS) - State minister for finance M A Mannan, MP, today said that enemies within the state were hindering the progress of the nation and urged people to be aw... More...

Child Abdullah murderers to be tried: Chumki

DHAKA, Feb 06, 2016 (BSS) - State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki today said those who are i... More...

Stern action if police member found guilty: IGP

SYLHET, Feb 06, 2016 (BSS) - Inspector General of Police (IGP) A K M Shahidul Hoque today said police department would not take the responsibility of any personal crime committed b... More...

International

Thousands brave freeze at Turkey border as Syria warns Riyadh, Ankara

BEIRUT, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Thousands of Syrians braved the freezing cold at Turkey's border Saturday after fleeing a regime assault that threatens a new humanitarian disaster, as Damascus warned Riyadh and Ankara not to send in troops. The government said any uninvited foreign soldiers who enter ... More...

Japan PM Abe calls N.Korean launch 'absolutely intolerable'

TOKYO, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned North Korea's launch Sunday of a long-range rocket and said it was a violation of UN Security resolutions. The launch was "absolutely intolerable," Abe told reporters as it came despite repeated protests by the international c... More...

Thatcher would have backed UK staying in EU: advisor

LONDON, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher would have supported David Cameron's draft reneg... More...

Trump, Republican rivals lock horns in key debate

MANCHESTER, United States, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Donald Trump and his rival Republican candidates locked horns in the ... More...

S. Korea president urges 'strong' UN response to North rocket launch

SEOUL, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Sunday urged a tough UN response to North Korea's... More...

Sports

Klopp surgery, 10,000-strong mutiny leave Reds rocking

LIVERPOOL, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Liverpool shrugged off the embarrassing spectacle of over 10,000 protesting fans walk... More...

Paris replaces injured Richardson for Australia

SYDNEY, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Paceman Kane Richardson has been ruled out of Australia's final one-day international ag... More...

District

Executive Committee of ABL Officers' Association formed

RANGPUR, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS) - The 25-member biennial executive committee of Rangpur Regional Agrani Bank Officers' Associ... More...

New building of CID Police opened in Jhenaidah camp

JHENAIDAH, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS)- A newly-constructed building of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police was inaugurated at... More...

Economic

Obama seeks to double US funds for clean energy research

WASHINGTON, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed doubling US funding over the next five y... More...

Climate Change

Sea turtles with tumors fill Florida hospital

MARATHON, United States, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The young patient writhes on th... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Beyonce, in surprise new track, takes on police abuse

NEW YORK, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Beyonce is back with her first new music in more than two years, a hip-hop-heavy track with nods to the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality. The pop superstar released a single and accompanying video, "Formation," on Saturday in a... More...

Technology

Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts in 'terrorist content' crackdown

WASHINGTON, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, as part of a stepped-up effort to crack down on "terrorist content" on the messaging platform, it said Friday. The accounts frozen since mid-2015 we... More...

Education

Govt. commits to ensure quality primary education: Speakers

RAJSHAHI, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS)- Speakers at a discussion meeting here on Saturday o... More...

Weather

Night temperature likely to rise

DHAKA, Feb 6, 2016 (BSS) - Trough of easterly low lies over the West Bengal and adjoining areas. Seasonal low lies over South Bay.

Weather will remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the
country.

Light to moderate fog may occur a... More...