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National

Bangladesh approaches positively for POC

DHAKA, May 29, 2015 (BSS) - State Minister for Foreign Affairs M ShahriarAlam, MP, said that Bangladesh has taken a pragmatic approach to the protection of civilians (POC) mandate for UN peacekeeping operations, and considers it to be an important yardstick for the legitimacy and credibility of peacekee... More...

Dhaka hopeful about signing Teesta water sharing agreement

NEW DELHI, May 29, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Moazzem Ali today expressed hope that the Teesta water sharing agreement will be signed during the forthcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Norendra Modi to Bangladesh, scheduled to begin June 6 next.

"Modi is going on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, early next month.... More...

Eminent citizens term PM Sheikh Hasina torchbearer of progress

DHAKA, May 29, 2015 (BSS)-Prominent intellectuals and eminent citizens of the country today termed Prime Minister Shei... More...

130 tortoises seized at Shahjalal airport

DHAKA, May 29, 2015 (BSS) - Customs intelligence of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport today seized 130 tortoises while being trafficked.

"The tortoises, which were kep... More...

South Asia Right to Food Conference begins tomorrow

DHAKA, May 29, 2015 (BSS)- A three-day South Asia Right to Food Conference 2015 begins here tomorrow with an objective to make nutritious , safe and adequate foods available for ... More...

International

Japan evacuates island after volcano erupts

TOKYO, May 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A violent volcanic eruption in southern Japan forced the evacuation of an island on Friday, as a huge column of ash was shot high into the sky. Footage by the Japan Meteorological Agency captured the moment the plume rocketed from Mount Shindake on the far southern... More...

India tells bureaucrats to stretch with yoga-loving PM

NEW DELHI, May 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - He has already nixed their long lunches and complimentary golf club memberships. Now India's famously ascetic prime minister is seeking to whip the country's top bureaucrats into shape by making them join him for early-morning yoga. Senior civil servants have r... More...

Muhammadu Buhari sworn in as president of Nigeria

ABUJA, May 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as the new president of Nigeria on Friday in a historic ... More...

Seven killed by blasts at wedding venue in NE Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, May 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Two bombs exploded at a wedding venue in northeast Nigeria on Friday, killi... More...

China detains artist for mocking leader Xi Jinping

SHANGHAI, May 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Chinese police have detained an artist for creating an image of Communist leader Xi J... More...

Sports

Blatter-Prince Ali duel for FIFA goes to 2nd round

ZURICH, May 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The duel between incumbent Sepp Blatter and Prince Ali bin al Hussein for the FIFA pre... More...

FIFA votes begin for new president

ZURICH, May 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A FIFA congress on Friday started a vote for a new president with incumbent Sepp Blatter the fav... More...

District

Nazrul's birth, Zainul's death anniversary observed in Narayanganj

DHAKA, May 29, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh Lok and Karushilpa Foundation today observed the 116th birth anniversary of National Poet ... More...

300 families get drumstick seed in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, MAY 29, 2015 (BSS) - A total of 300 families of Kholahati and Kuptala unions under Sadar upazila in the district got q... More...

Economic

Tokyo stocks eke out gain in 11-day rally

TOKYO, May 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Tokyo stocks eked out another gain Friday, extending the benchmark index's rise to an 1... More...

Climate Change

US expands protection for streams, water supply

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The US Environmental Protection Agency un... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Ferdous Ara's Nazrul Geeti evening tomorrow

DHAKA, May 29, 2015 (BSS) - Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) is organising an evening of Nazrul Geeti by one of Bangladesh's most popular and revered artists, Ferdous Ara, and students of her music school, Surshaptak, at 6.30 pm tomorrow at the IGCC at Gulshan-1 in the ca... More...

Technology

'Pro-women ICT ecosystem stressed to boost women empowerment'

By Md Morshadur Rahman --- DHAKA, May 29, 2015 (BSS)- Although women's access to the ICT sector has increased remarkably in the past couple of years, the country needs to create pro-women ICT ecosystem along with changing mindset to develop women IT professionals and entr... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, May 29, 2015 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gu... More...