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National

Bangladeshi nationalism is "cocktail philosophy": Inu

DHAKA, Dec 20, 2014(BSS)-Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, today said that Bangladeshi nationalism is a "cocktail philosophy." The minister was addressing a meeting of marginal social groups' network, NNMC, at the Engineers' Institution. The topic of the discussion was "Human rights of Ind... More...

CID to resubmit suppl charge sheet in Kibria murder trial tomorrow

HABIGANJ, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS)- Complying with the order passed by a Habiganj court, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) ASP Meherun Nesa Parul is scheduled to submit a fresh supplementary charge sheet in former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria's murder trial tomorrow. The court of Habiganj Senio... More...

Trial of 7 people in 4 cases in progress in ITC

DHAKA, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS)- Trials are going on in International Crimes Tribunals in four cases against seven people for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation Wa... More...

Pay Commission to submit report Sunday

DHAKA, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS)- The Pay and Services Commission will submit its report to the finance ministry tomorrow (Sunday), recommending a new salary structure for the government... More...

Illegal cigarette, medicine seized at Shahjalal airport

DHAKA, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS) - Customs intelligence today seized 320 cartons of contraband cigarette and a huge quantity of medicines of abortion from Hazrat Shahjalal International... 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 heavily crippled reactors to clean up after they ... 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 States, The New York Times reported Friday after reviewing a... 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 two months to allow those stranded in Egypt to enter the Pales... 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

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...

RMPs urged for reaching primary medicare services to rural people

RANGPUR, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS) - Speakers at an installation ceremony today called upon the Rural Medical Practitioners (RMPs), comm... 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

Hero's welcome for SAfrica's first Miss World in 40 years

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 20, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- South Africa on Saturday welcomed back home its first Miss World winner in 40 years, Rolene Strauss, with wild cheers and ululations. Hundreds turned up at O.R. Tambo International Airport to greet Strauss after the 22-year-old medical... 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...