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China lauds Bangladesh's position on South China Sea issues

DHAKA, July 28, 2016 (BSS) - China yesterday lauded Bangladesh's position on the South China Sea issues that the "disputes should be resolved through negotiation and consultation".

"We appreciate Bangladesh's position on the South China Sea issue, which believes that the disputes should be resolved through negotiation and consultation by parties... More...

Govt takes strong steps to curb militancy: Muhith

DHAKA, July 28, 2016 (BSS)-Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said the government has taken strong measures to curb terrorism and militancy as a vested quarter has been trying to hamper the country's progress and prosperity by carrying out militant attacks. Mentioning the police operations against... More...

Hepatitis B kills around 3,50,000 in SE Asia yearly

DHAKA, July 28, 2016 (BSS) - Hepatitis B kills around 3,50,000 people in the South-East Asian region every year, which is more than the annual death of AIDS and malaria combined, a... More...

Amu asks DCs to cancel allocation of unused BSIC plots

DHAKA, July 28, 2016 (BSS) -Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu yesterday directed the deputy commissioners (DCs) to ca... More...

Nahid for forming committee to fight militancy

DHAKA, July 28, 2016 (BSS)- Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday suggested forming educational institutions-b... More...

International

Obama optimistic about US, slams dire Republican vision

PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday strongly backed Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Clinton, denouncing deep Republican pessimism which he warned was fanning resentment and hate during the 2016 election cycle. "I am more optimistic about the future of Am... More...

Turkey shakes up military as post-coup crackdown widens

ANKARA, July 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Turkey's premier meets top military commanders on Thursday over one of the most radical shake-ups in the armed forces' history after a failed coup, which has already seen 149 generals dishonourably discharged.

The hastily convened meeting of the Supreme Military Council (YAS) in Ankara will bring together Pri... More...

Indignant Biden tears into Trump

PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A visibly enraged Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday impeached Donald Trump's... More...

Peru's new president takes office amid economic woes

LIMA, July 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo
Kuczynski takes office as Peru's president Thursd... More...

500 UN observers to verify Colombia ceasefire

BOGOTA, July 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The United Nations will coordinate some 500 international observers to verify that FARC rebels comply with a ceasefire and surrender weapons once ... More...

Sports

Tennis: Note perfect Murray ready for more Olympic glory

LONDON, July 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Andy Murray has revealed the secret
behind the personalised notes that fuelled his Wimbledon tr... More...

New Zealand's Tahuhu replaces Australia's Lanning in Surrey squad

LONDON, July 27, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - New Zealand's Lea Tahuhu will replace Australia captain Meg Lanning in the Surrey squa... More...

District

'Religious leaders role vital to ensure women access to justice'

RAJSHAHI, July 28, 2016 (BSS)- Responsive and effective role of religious leaders is very towards ensuring women's acces... More...

One held with firearm, ammo in C'nawabganj

CHAPAINAWABGANJ, July 28, 2016 (BSS)- Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested an alleged arms trader with a foreign made ... More...

Economic

Oil prices hit three-month low as US stockpiles mount

NEW YORK, July 28, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Oil prices retreated to the lowest level in three months Wednesday after US data sho... More...

Climate Change

African children to suffer as El Nino winds down: NGO

NAIROBI, July 27, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Millions of children will suffer
dispropor... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Award nods

NEW YORK, July 27, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Beyonce on Tuesday led nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards as she basked in acclaim for her intertwined film-album "Lemonade." The pop diva was in the running for 11 awards at MTV's annual extravaganza, which will take place Aug... More...

Technology

BPO summit begins in city tomorrow

DHAKA, July 27, 2016 (BSS)-The two-day Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Summit-2016 begins tomorrow at Sonargaon Hotel in the city. BPO aims to create a fluent, self-reliant industry with sustainable jobs in this sector for at least 2,50,000 by the year 2021. "Ba... More...

Education

MoU signed between BRAC, Orbis International

DHAKA, July 27, 2016 (BSS) - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between BRAC and Orbis International, a US-based international organisation, at BRAC Centre in the city for extending quality modern eye-care treatment for the ultra poor.

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Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, July 27, 2016 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompani... More...