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Campaign of Jatiya Party-backed mayor candidates

DHAKA, April 18, 2015 (BSS)- Both the Jatiya Party-backed mayoral candidates for Dhaka North and South City Corporations, Bahauddin Babul and Saifuddin Ahmed Milon, today participated in electioneering public contact programmes at different wards in the city.

Bahauddin Babul, mayor candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation, campaigned in di... More...

Equal rights of men, women to ensure women empowerment: JS speaker says

BERLIN, (Germany), Apr 18, 2015 (BSS) - Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad and CPA executive committee chairperson Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury today said equal rights of men and women can ensure empowerment of women. "We should formulate a policy which would ensure gender equality and women empowerment ... More...

Mozammel urges new generation to uphold spirit of liberation war

CHUADANGA, April 18, 2015 (BSS)- Minister for Liberation War Affairs AKM Mozammel Haque today said the new generation w... More...

337 Bangladeshis to return home from Kerala tomorrow morning

DHAKA, April 18, 2015 (BSS) - A total of 337 Bangladeshis, who were evacuated from war-torn Yemen last week, is scheduled to return home from the Indian state of Kerala at the ear... More...

Know real history of Liberation War, stop distortion: KM Shofi Ullah

DHAKA, April 18, 2015 (BSS) - Sector Commanders' Forum Chairman AKM Shofi Ullah today urged the country's new generation to know the real history of the Liberation War and stop it... More...

International

Finland goes to the polls, change of government expected

HELSINKI, April 19, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Finns go to the polls on Sunday in legislative elections expected to oust the left-right government after a campaign that has focused heavily on how to lift Finland out of a three-year economic slump. Public opinion polls have predicted a resounding victory for the... More...

Egypt's Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict

CAIRO, April 19, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protestors in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power. He also faces the death penalty in two other trials, including one i... More...

Rahul Gandhi meets farmers in Delhi

NEW DELHI, April 18, 2015 (BSS) - After two months, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today met a delegation of fa... More...

Stolen radioactive material still missing in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, April 18, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Mexican authorities have yet to find a toolbox-sized container carrying dangerou... More...

China's struggle for water security

DAEGU, South Korea, April 18, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Way back in 1999, before he became China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao war... More...

Sports

Burnley boss bemoans lack of 'fair play' reward

LIVERPOOL, April 19, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes his struggling team are being punished for not pressurin... More...

Britain's Peaty sets new 100m breaststroke world record

LONDON, April 18, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Britain's Adam Peaty set a new men's 100 metres breaststroke world record with a time... More...

District

Sujan urges EC to deploy Army before city polls

CHITTAGONG, April 18, 2015 (BSS) - Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan), a civil society platform working for good governance, today... More...

Over 200 BNP activists join Awami League

PABNA, Apr 18, 2015 (BSS)- Over 200 BNP leaders and workers of Tatipara ward under Chartarapur union of Pabna sadar upazila of th... More...

Economic

Capacity building seen vital to narrow trade gap with India

DHAKA, April 18, 2015 (BSS) - Capacity building of exporters came up at the top of the recommendations as experts, economists, bureaucrats, regulators and business leaders concluded a brainstorming discussion on the ways of enhancing Ban... More...

Climate Change

Mountain of electrical waste reaches new peak: report

PARIS, April 19, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A record amount of electrical and electronic w... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Protection of ethnic community cultural heritage underscored

RAJSHAHI, April 18, 2015 (BSS)- Speakers at a ceremony here said the issue of ancestral festival and cultural heritage of the plain ethnic communities should be given importance for protecting those from further degradation. They viewed the culture of the ethnic communities as... More...

Technology

Samsung removes logo on smartphones in Japan

SEOUL, April 18, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Samsung has removed its corporate logo from its new smartphones sold in Japan, a company spokeswoman confirmed Saturday. The name Samsung is missing on both the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edge variant, the Galaxy S6 Edge. These models are pr... More...

Education

DUTA condemns sexual assault on women at TSC

DHAKA, April 18, 2015 (BSS) - Dhaka University Teachers Association (DUTA) today condemned and protested against sexual assaults on women that took place adjacent to TSC on the university campus on the occasion of Boishakh celebration on April 14.
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Weather

Niger says 2.5 million suffering food insecurity

NIAMEY, April 19, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - More than 2.5 million people in Niger are suf... More...