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BR west zone earns Tk 171.48 cr revenue in 7 months

RAJSHAHI, Feb 28, 2015 (BSS) - The West Zone of Bangladesh Railway has earned revenue worth around Taka 171.48 crore during the first seven months of the current 2014-15 fiscal, up by Taka 1.09 crore over the corresponding period of the previous 2013-14 fiscal. Of the total earning, Taka 106.71 cro... More...

Fanatic groups likely for killing Abijit Roy

DHAKA, Feb 27, 2015 (BSS)- Fifteen aggrieved citizens today expressed grave concern over gruesome murder of writer Abijit Roy, son of Dr Ajoy Roy, a noted physicist and convener of Bangladesh Rukhe Darao, a platform of progressive and pro-liberation forces.

The signatories in a joint statement here expressed deep concern over the destructive... More...

EU for stronger, sustainable economic relations with Bangladesh

DHAKA, Feb 27, 2015 (BSS) - The European Union (EU) today said it wanted to establish stronger and sustainable economic relations with Bangladesh and that's why it has set up EU ... More...

Inu condoles death of Commander Abdur Rauf

DHAKA, Feb 27, 2015 (BSS)- Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today expressed deep shock at the death of Commander Abdur Rauf, one of the prime accused in the historic Agartala ... More...

Coal extraction at Khalshpeer as per local people’s desire: Bipu

RANGPUR, Feb 27, 2015 (BSS) - State Minster for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu has said coal ex... More...

International

Australia may join New Zealand's Iraq training mission

AUCKLAND, Feb 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Australia is considering joining New Zealand in a training mission in Iraq to help counter the Islamic State (IS)militant group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday. New Zealand announced Tuesday it will send troops to Iraq on a "behind-the-wire" non-combat miss... More...

Indonesia deports Australian journalist for visa violations

JAKARTA, Feb 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - An Australian journalist has been deported from Indonesia for reporting without a proper visa as she covered two Australian drug traffickers on death row, an immigration official said Saturday. Candace Sutton, a reporter for the Daily Mail, was taken in for questioni... More...

Obama condemns 'brutal, vicious' Nemtsov killing

WASHINGTON, Feb 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - US President Barack Obama condemned what he called the "brutal" and "vicious" murde... More...

Spain's Catalonia prepares for independence ahead of vote

MADRID, Feb 28, 2015 (AFP) - The wealthy Catalonia region is strengthening its tax office and expanding its network of f... More...

Nemtsov: Yeltsin reformer turned Putin foe

MOSCOW, Feb 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Boris Nemtsov, who was murdered Friday just metres from the Kremlin walls, served as a ... More...

Sports

Boult strikes as Australia collapse to 151 all out

AUCKLAND, Feb 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - New Zealand paceman Trent Boult took five wickets for just one run in the space of 18 balls as ... More...

New Zealand bowl out Australia for 151

AUCKLAND, Feb 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A dominant New Zealand bowled out
former champions and fellow co-hosts Australia for... More...

District

Work on development projects begin in Faridpur

FARIDPUR, Feb 28, 2015 (BSS) - Work on two development projects were
inaugurated on Friday for upgrading the rural road communica... More...

Plywood factory gutted in Magura

MAGURA, Feb 27 (BSS) - A devastating fire broke out in Shatakhali Al Amin Plywood Factory on Thursday evening and gutted machine... More...

Economic

Oil rebounds in volatile trade

NEW YORK, Feb 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Oil prices rebounded yesterday at the end of a volatile week of trading as dealers we... More...

Climate Change

France's Hollande visits typhoon-hit Philippine town

GUIUAN, Philippines, Feb 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - French President Francois Hollande... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Lenny Kravitz nixes Asia tour

NEW YORK, Feb 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Lenny Kravitz on Friday abruptly canceled a tour of Asia and Australia, with the rocker blaming unspecified scheduling issues. The singer-songwriter, whose mix of rock with soul and funk elements has won him a wide international following, h... More...

Technology

Phone firms look beyond the handset at top mobile fair

MADRID, Feb 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Phone makers will seek to seduce new buyers with even smarter Internet-connected watches and other wireless gadgets as they wrestle for dominance at the world's biggest mobile fair starting Monday. Along with the launches of numerous new smar... More...

Education

Too many waiting for blood stem cell transplants: study

PARIS, Feb 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Over a million people have received blood and ma... More...

Weather

Flooding in Madagascar capital kills at least 14: rescuers

ANTANANARIVO, Feb 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - At least 14 people died in flooding Frida... More...