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Jatiya Sangsad

JS sitting adjourned till 5.15 Pm tomorrow

SANGSAD BHABAN, May 3, 2016 (BSS)-Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin
Chaudhury adjourned the House at 9:42 pm today.

The Hou... More...

Rajshahi Medical University Bill, 2016 passes in JS

SANGSAD BHABAN, May 03, 2016 (BSS) -The Rajshahi Medical University Bill, 2016 was passed in the parliament with the objective of ... More...

National

Nisha Desai Biswal to visit Dhaka this week

DHAKA, May 3, 2016 (BSS) - The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to Dhaka this week. The US Assistant Secretary will meet government officials to discuss the broader bilateral relationship and issues of shared concern regarding secur... More...

AG hopeful about upholding of Nizami's death sentence

DHAKA, May 3, 2016 (BSS) - Attorney General Mahbubey Alam today said he is hopeful that the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court will upheld its verdict that rejected an appeal filed by Jamaat chief Matiur Rahman Nizami against death sentence handed down to him by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1.

The chief law officer of the st... More...

Clandestine killings part of bigger scheme: Inu

DHAKA, May 03, 2016(BSS)-Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said today that clandestine killings were part of ... More...

Communal forces leading secret killings in country: Noor

JOYPURHAT, May 3, 2016 (BSS)- Cultural Affairs Minister and cultural affairs secretary of the ruling Awami League Asa... More...

US companies keen to invest in Bangladesh ICT sector

DHAKA, May 3, 2016 (BSS) - Representatives from a good number of major US companies expressed their keen interest to invest in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) se... More...

International

India forest fires flare close to famous Shimla railway

SHIMLA, India, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Forest fires raging in India's Himalayan region crept perilously close to a famous British-era railway track Tuesday, as panicked residents fought off blazes threatening to engulf their homes. Dubbed the "toy train" and dotted with tiny wooden stations, the narro... More...

Polls open in pivotal Indiana presidential primaries

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The polls opened in presidential primaries in Indiana on Tuesday, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton looking to consolidate their respective White House bids in the midwestern US state. Trump is hoping voters in the Hoosier State will deliver knockout blows to h... More...

Mexico City bans 40% of cars again over air pollution

MEXICO CITY, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Mexico City officials issued a new air pollution alert on Monday, meaning that 40 p... More...

Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines

TOKYO, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Japan will lease military aircraft to the Philippines in another sign of deepening securi... More...

Refugee sets herself alight at Australia's Nauru camp

CANBERRA, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A refugee who set herself on fire on the Pacific island of Nauru after being sent there by Australia was in a critical condition Tuesday, just day... More...

Sports

Olympic flame arrives in Brazil

BRASILIA, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The Olympic flame arrived in Brasilia Tuesday aboard a flight from Geneva to embark on... More...

S.Korean head of 2018 Winter Games resigns

SEOUL, May 3, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The chief organiser of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea resigned Tuesday less than... More...

District

61 arrested in Rangpur

RANGPUR, May 3, 2016 (BSS) - Police arrested 61 people, including three activists of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, from different... More...

Teacher killing hits nation's backbone: Speakers

RAJSHAHI, May 3, 2016 (BSS)- Terming the brutal murder of Rajshahi University Professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee as the hit to... More...

Economic

Stocks see largest single-day gain in 12 months

DHAKA, May 03, 2016 (BSS)- Stock market made a strong u-turn on Tuesday, with making the largest single-day surge in the broader index in 12 months on the positive news about coordinated effort to help strengthen the country's capital ma... More...

Climate Change

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Entertainment & Arts

Oitihya publishes 'Rabindra Rachanaboli' in 30 parts

DHAKA, May 3, 2016 (BSS) - Creative publication house Oitihya is going to publish the write-ups of great poet Rabindranath Tagore in 30 parts. The new publication of Oitihya has been edited by Syed Akram Hossain, said a press release today. The publication ceremony of... More...

Technology

Women should have ICT knowledge: Chumki

DHAKA, May 3, 2016 (BSS)- State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki today underscored the need for acquiring adequate knowledge on information and communication technology (ICT) in building the country as a developed one. "The women of the country who c... More...

Education

Hungarian envoy calls on DU VC

DHAKA, May 03, 2016 (BSS) - Consul General of Hungary Ambrus Nyerges called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique today at the latter's office here.

During the meeting, they discussed about introducing DBA pro... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, May 3, 2016 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gust... More...