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National

Uphold discipline, respect: PM urges BGB members

DHAKA, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to uphold discipline, humanity, respect and honour to seniors and above all mutual sympathy to enrich the force. In this connection, she mentioned that her government never wants to see any t... More...

Self-sufficiency in food has been attained under AL rule: Amu

JHALAKATHI,Dec 20, 2014(BSS)- Industries' Minister Amir Hossain Amu, MP, today said agriculture policy of Awami League under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina has always made the country self-sufficient in food. But, he lamented, that following the assumption of power by BNP-Jamaat in 2001 the countr... More...

Bangladeshi nationalism is "cocktail philosophy": Inu


DHAKA, Dec 20, 2014(BSS)-Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, today said that Bangladeshi nationalism is a "coc... More...

Khaleda Zia shall have to surrender to Awami League: Nasim

PABNA, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS)- Awami League presidium member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim said here... More...

Struggle for country's development still on: Sajeda

SAVAR, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS) - Awami League presidium member and Deputy Leader of the House Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, MP, to... More...

International

N. Korea proposes joint probe with US into Sony cyber attack

SEOUL, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- North Korea called Saturday for a joint investigation with the US into a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures, denouncing Washington's "slandering" after President Barack Obama warned Pyongyang of retaliation. The US blames the isolated state for the hacking which ... More...

First of four Fukushima reactors cleared of nuclear fuel

TOKYO, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- One of four heavily damaged reactor buildings at Japan's tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has been cleared of radioactive fuel rods, the operator said Saturday. It was a significant step in the decommissioning efforts, but workers still have three heav... More...

FBI mishandles large portion of US evidence: report

WASHINGTON, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The FBI has mishandled large amounts of evidence in its offices across the United ... More...

Russia says new US, Canada sanctions fuel Ukraine unrest

MOSCOW, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions by the United States and Canada hamper e... More...

Egypt to reopen Gaza crossing Sunday

CAIRO, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Egypt is to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza Sunday for the second time in tw... More...

Sports

Cricket: Morgan replaces Cook as England World Cup captain

LONDON, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Eoin Morgan has replaced the out-of-form Alastair Cook as England's World Cup captain, ... More...

Cricket: Trott handed England Lions captaincy

LONDON, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Jonathan Trott will captain the second-string England Lions in South Africa next month ... More...

District

Five killed, two injured in Ctg road accident

CHITTAGONG, Dec 20,2014 (BSS) - At least five persons were killed and two others injured in a road accident on Chittagong-Cox's B... More...

Wife killed by husband in Jessore

JESSORE, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS) - A housewife was killed by her husband over family feud at Kasta village under Keshabpur upazila of ... More...

Economic

Dollar rises again on expectations of US Fed action

NEW YORK, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The dollar Friday continued its upward lurch after Wednesday's US Federal Reserve mee... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Inu calls artist community to be vocal against militancy

DHAKA, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu today called upon the artist community to be vocal against militancy, terming it as the enemy of the country, nation, art and literature. "This evil force is busy in composing dictated history, changing the tho... More...

Technology

Japan scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors

TOKYO, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Scientists in Japan have developed a sticky sheet of tiny sensors that can be put directly on moving joints, beating hearts or other living tissues. The invention opens up the possibility of implanting almost unnoticeable sensors inside the b... More...

Education

Admission tests in Ctg govt schools begins today

CHITTAGONG, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS)- Admission tests in nine government high schools of the port city Chittagong began today amid tough contests.

A total of 21,369 students applied for the admission tests against 3574 seats in different classes of ... More...

Weather

Moderate to thick fog may occur over country

DHAKA, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS) - Moderate to thick fog may occur over the river basi... More...