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Need for building Bangladesh as self-dependent stressed

RAJSHAHI, May 4, 2015 (BSS)-Time has come to building the nation as self-dependent through overcoming the existing dependence on foreign aid and all of us work together to this end, speakers at a discussion here said yesterday. They viewed there are enormous resources and potentialities like susta... More...

One day Bangladesh to be freed from Jamaat: Tofail

DHAKA, May 3, 2015 (BSS) - Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said the people one day would surely witness a Bangladesh free from Jamaat-Shibir as they have no right to do politics in the country. "Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam showed the path for trial of war criminals. Following that path, P... More...

Local people demanding national celebration of Nazrul's birthday in Trishal

MYMENSINGH, May 03, 2015 (BSS) - The people of Trishal today blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway for nearly two hours ... More...

It's not govt. responsibility to investigate polls rigging: Mozzammel

DHAKA, May 03, 2015 (BSS) - Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq today said the Election Commission will inv... More...

Criticism essence of democracy: Inu

DHAKA, May 03, 2015 (BSS) -Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, told journalists that they should not be afraid of criticism.

"We in government and administration accept i... More...

International

US military planes to begin Nepal quake relief sorties

KATHMANDU, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - US transport aircraft were to begin shuttling rescue teams and supplies Monday to remote areas of Nepal that are desperately awaiting aid, nine days after a devastating earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people. The arrival late Sunday in Kathmandu of the Un... More...

Australian jailed for killing nine puppies with brick

SYDNEY, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - An Australian man was Monday jailed for 18 months on animal cruelty charges after bludgeoning to death nine puppies with brick while high on methamphetamine, commonly known as ice. Nathan Thompson, 25, pleaded guilty to the horrific deaths at Kurri Kurri,150 kilometres... More...

Libya coastguard intercepts 500 migrants

MISRATA, Libya, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Libya's coastguard on Sunday intercepted five boats carrying around 500 mostly A... More...

Strong quake in New Zealand, no damage reported

WELLINGTON, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A strong 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand's South Island on Monday with loca... More...

Climbing firms call off Everest season after quake

KATHMANDU, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Mountaineering companies Sunday called off their spring expeditions to Mount Everest,... More...

Sports

Canada trounce Germany 10-0 at worlds

PRAGUE, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall scored a hat-trick as Canada trashed Germany 10-0 a... More...

Battling Windies win third Test by five wickets

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - West Indies defied the odds and a wearing pitch to complete a series-leve... More...

District

Hamida Begum passes away

FARIDPUR, May 4, 2015 (BSS) - Hamida Begum wife of late Nizamuddin Khan, a leading businessman and social worker of this town brea... More...

3 killed in Munshiganj road accident

MUNSHIGANJ, May 03, 2015 (BSS) - Three motorcyclist were killed in a road accident on Dhaka-Mawa highway at Samashpur of Shrenaga... More...

Economic

Feature: Chinese agriculture gets full display at Milan Expo

MILAN, Italy, May 4 (BSS/Xinhua) -- Looking at the "wheat wave" inside the China Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, Magens... More...

Climate Change

Japan eyeing 26% greenhouse gas cut: officials

TOKYO, May 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Japan is planning to pledge a 26 percent cut i... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

'Avengers' sequel nets 2nd biggest US box office opening

LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Superhero sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron" scored the second biggest North American box office opening of all-time but failed to eclipse the record set by its 2012 predecessor, industry estimates showed Sunday. The latest big-screen offerin... More...

Technology

N. Korea's Kim vows more satellite launches

SEOUL, May 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un vowed to launch more "satellites" in order to become a space power, state media said Sunday, despite global condemnation on past launches, dubbed disguised ballistic missile tests. Kim, during a visit to the No... More...

Education

All set for admission tests at BRUR on May 5, 6

RANGPUR, May 3, 2015 (BSS) - All preparations have been completed for holding ad... More...

Weather

Mild heat wave sweeping over Rajshahi, Khulna, Mongla

DHAKA, May 04, 2015 (BSS) - Mild heat wave is sweeping over the regions of Rajshahi, Khulna and Mongla and it may spread, said a Met bulletin.

Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur today at one or two place... More...