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National

Effective urban health policy is the key to increase productivity: Inu

DHAKA, May 27, 2015(BSS)-Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, today told a gathering in the city that one of the major challenges of the 21st century was to evolve an effective urban health policy for the fast-growing megacities of the world. "If there is better health care for the urban poor and... More...

'Physically challenged children have equal rights'

DHAKA, May 27, 2015 (BSS) - Deputy Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad Md Fazle Rabbi Miah today said physically challenged children should not be told disabled' by no means. "They are children of us. They have rights to get equal opportunities as like as a general child. If they get special opportunities and... More...

President, PM for ensuring safe motherhood

DHAKA, May 27, 2015 (BSS) - President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the doctors and others co... More...

Zainul's death anniversary tomorrow

DHAKA, May 27, 2015 (BSS)- The 39th death anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin will be observed tomorrow with diffe... More...

Govt committed to arrest women oppressors

DHAKA, May 27, 2015 (BSS) - State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki today said the government i... More...

International

Sanders enters US presidential race

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - US Senator Bernie Sanders formally launched his populist, liberal campaign for the White House on Tuesday, reiterating his pledges to recalibrate an American economic system which created sharp disparities between rich and poor. Sanders, who had said last mont... More...

S. Korea, US, Japan envoys discuss N. Korea nuclear concerns

SEOUL, May 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Nuclear envoys from South Korea, Japan and the United States met in Seoul on Wednesday, seeking a way forward to revive long-stalled, six-party talks with North Korea on its nuclear weapons programme. The effort comes as North Korea ramps up its nuclear rhetoric, b... More...

Queen to outline Cameron's plans after poll win

LONDON, May 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives unveil their programme for govern... More...

Russian NGOs fear fresh crackdown after 'undesirable' law

MOSCOW, May 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Already branded "foreign agents" while endeavoring to help abuse victims or protect the environment, Russian activists fear a new law against "un... More...

US court rejects Obama's appeal on immigration

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A US appeals court on Tuesday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama's effor... More...

Sports

Japan spat over 2020 stadium worsens

TOKYO, May 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - An Olympic-sized spat over the centrepiece stadium for the 2020 Games has escalated i... More...

National Club Weightlifting to begin next month

DHAKA, May 27, 2015 (BSS)- The 12th men's and 10th women's National Club Weightlifting competition and 2nd Inter-Association Wei... More...

District

Ctg Mobile court fines TK 57 thousand for food adulteration

CHITTAGONG, May 27, 2015 (BSS)- A mobile court here on Wednesday fined seven restaurant establishments TK 10 thousand for keeping ... More...

Training in 'objective journalism' ends in Khulna

KHULNA, May 27, 2015 (BSS) - The three-day training in "Objective Journalism" ended today at the VIP lounge of Khulna Press Club... More...

Economic

Stock closes down to end four-day bull-run

DHAKA, May 27, 2015 (BSS) - Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed down on Wednesday, ending to a bull-run that was persisting on the market in the past four consecutive trading sessions.

The DSEX ended the day almost flat at 4616.12 wh... More...

Climate Change

UNDP to give $8.75m for climate change adaptation

DHAKA, May 27, 2015 (BSS)- UNDP to provide US$ 8.75 million to save Banglades... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Vegas police deny probe into B.B. King poison claims

LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - B.B. King's estate dismissed as "baseless" Tuesday claims by the late music icon's daughters that he was poisoned, as police said they were not investigating the charges. Coroners said they have so far found no evidence of foul play i... More...

Technology

NASA selects celestial tool box bound for Jupiter moon

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - NASA said Tuesday it has chosen a trove of instruments to send to Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa, as it press forward with its search for evidence the orb could support life. The nine gadgets -- from cameras to radars to magnetic fie... More...

Education

Chinese delegation calls on DU VC

DHAKA, May 27, 2015 (BSS) - A six-member delegation of the Yunnan University of Kunming, China called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique on Tuesday.

The delegation led by Prof. Lin Yang met the DU VC ... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, May 27, 2015 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gu... More...