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National : Take stern action against unethical fish farming: PM ** Govt renews call for GSP revival ** No escape for Salauddin, SC upholds death for 'Rasputin' of 1971 ** Noted citizens hail Salauddin appeal verdict   |   International : NATO vows solidarity with Turkey over Islamic State **India building collapse kills seven**First child double hand transplant announced in US **Iran's Zarif has 'no concern' about nuclear deal **   |   

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National

One-stop service to stop book piracy: Noor

DHAKA, July 29, 2015 (BSS)- Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor today said one-stop service will be introduced to implement copyright act by stopping book piracy. "The government is also thinking about running 'mobile court' to further strengthen the application of copyright act," he said whi... More...

RAJUK flats in Uttara likely to be handed over by Dec 2016

DHAKA, July 29, 2015 (BSS)- Construction of RAJUK flat project in Uttara in the capital is going on in full-swing and distribution of apartment is likely to be started by December 2016. This was disclosed at the ninth meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Housing and Pu... More...

It is not time for elections, but for trying war criminals: Inu

DHAKA, July 29, 2015(BSS)- Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said here today that "It is not the time for elections.... More...

Govt to appoint accountant, assistant in 4,800 unions: LGRD minister

DHAKA, July 29, 2015 (BSS)- Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khandker M... More...

11, 000 tonnes of rice , Tk 6 cr allocated for flood victims

DHAKA, July 29, 2015 (BSS) - The government has been conducting relief activities for the flood-affected people to miti... More...

International

Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead: Afghan intelligence

KABUL, July 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago, Afghanistan's intelligence agency spokesman Haseeb Sediqi said Wednesday. The comments came after unnamed government and militant sources said earlier that he had died. "Mullah Omar is dead. He died in a Karachi ho... More...

First child double hand transplant announced in US

NEW YORK, July 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - An eight-year-old American has become the world's youngest recipient of a transplant of both hands, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced Tuesday. Surgeons operated for 10 hours to carry out the incredibly complicated surgery on Baltimore native Zion Harvey.... More...

India building collapse kills seven

MUMBAI, July 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Seven people died when a three-storey building collapsed in heavy rains in western Ind... More...

Iran's Zarif has 'no concern' about nuclear deal

TEHRAN, July 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Iran's foreign minister moved Tuesday to dismiss speculation that his country's nucl... More...

NATO vows solidarity with Turkey over Islamic State

BRUSSELS, July 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - NATO strongly backed Turkey's fight against Islamic State militants in Syria at emer... More...

Sports

Prince Ali says "Platini is not good for FIFA"

PARIS, July 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said on Wednesday that he thought Michel Platini, who confirm... More...

Tigers face South Africa in crucial Test match tomorrow

DHAKA, July 29, 2015 (BSS) - It will be an acid test for Tigers as expectations are very high as the rejuvenated Bang... More...

District

Three killed in separate incidents in Panchagarh

RANGPUR, July 29, 2015 (BSS)- Three persons, including two minor babies and a labourer, were killed in separate incidents at diff... More...

Upholding of SQ Chy's death sentence lauded in Rangpur

RANGPUR, July 29, 2015 (BSS) - Leaders of different organisations and common people here today expressed their satisfaction over ... More...

Economic

Govt renews call for GSP revival

DHAKA, July 29, 2015 (BSS) - The government has reiterated its call for restoring Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) for Bangladeshi clothing and some other products on US market, saying that the country already made significant prog... More...

Climate Change

As desert encroaches, Niger turns to natural gas

NIAMEY, July 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Threatened by the advance of a desert that alr... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Key world premieres on slate at Toronto filmfest

TORONTO, Canada, July 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The 40th Toronto International Film Festival, scheduled for September 10-20, will include some 20 world premieres. Here are some of them: - "Demolition," starring Jake Gyllenhaal, tells the story of a brilliant investment banker who m... More...

Technology

Amazon wants air space for delivery drones

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Online retail colossus Amazon wants to carve out a special zone of the sky to shuttle commercial drones that would deliver goods to its customers. Amazon Prime Air project vice president Gur Kimchi used a NASA convention in California ... More...

Education

JU Teachers, Students demand capital punishment to Rajon's Killer

JAHANGIRNAGAR UNIVERSITY, July 29, 2015 (BSS)- A human chain was formed at Jah... More...

Weather

Deep depression likely to move in northerly direction

DHAKA, July 29, 2015 (BSS)- The deep depression over northeast bay and adjoining Bangladesh coast moved slightly northwards over the same area and was centred at 06pm today about 140 kms southwest of Chittagong port, 125 kms southwest of Cox's Bazaa... More...