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Bangladesh HC Calls on Indian health minister

NEW DELHI, April 20, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali called on Indian Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda here today.

According to an official press release, the meeting was hour-long and a fruitful one covering many areas of bilateral cooperation.

High Commissioner Ali apprised Minister Nadda abo... More...

Indo-Bangla coastal shipping deal ratified

NEW DELHI, April 20, 2015 (BSS) - An agreement on costal shipping between Bangladesh and India was ratified here today to facilitate trade and transportation of goods through water routes of the two countries. Bangladesh Shipping Secretary Shafiq Alam Mehedi and Indian Shipping Secretary Rajib ... More...

AL nomination forms for Magura by-poll on April 22-23

DHAKA, April 20, 2015 (BSS)- Bangladesh Awami League has decided to sell party nomination forms for Magura-1 by-electi... More...

Khaleda Zia has leaflets in one hand, petrol bomb in another: Inu

DHAKA, April 20, 2015(BSS) -Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, today told a gathering here that Khaleda Zia was... More...

People urged to cast vote for Sayeed Khokon

DHAKA, April 20, 2015 (BSS) - Country's prominent intellectuals today called upon the people to cast their vote for Sa... More...

International

Argentina court throws out case against Kirchner again

BUENOS AIRES, April 21, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - An Argentine prosecutor on Monday again rejected a case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly protecting Iranian officials accused of orchestrating a deadly 1994 bombing. Prosecutors had been seeking to relaunch the case that was being brought ... More...

Boston bomber back in court, prosecution demands death

BOSTON, April 21, 2015 (AFP) - Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will return to court for the start of his sentencing trial Tuesday when prosecutors will demand that the American jury condemn the 21-year-old to death.

The Muslim of Chechen descent was convicted in US federal court earlier this month on all 30 counts related to the 2013 marathon ... More...

Mother, five children killed in Syria bombardment: monitor

BEIRUT, April 20, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A mother and her five children were among at least 19 civilians killed on Sunday in S... More...

Japan planning moon mission: space agency

TOKYO, April 20, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Japan plans to launch an unmanned mission to the moon as a stepping stone to a future ... More...

Australia brokers intelligence-sharing deal with Iran

SYDNEY, April 20, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Australia and Iran will share
intelligence to track foreign fighters working with th... More...

Sports

Young Indian player dies after on-field collision

NEW DELHI, April 20, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A promising young Indian cricketer died on Monday after an on-field collision with... More...

First-ever Natíl Surfing begins Monday

DHAKA, April 20, 2015 (BSS)- BRAC Chicken 1st National Surfing competition will be held on April 27-28 at the Laboni bea... More...

District

Lightning kills three in Netrakona

NETRAKONA, April 20, 2015 (BSS)- Three people including a school boy killed by lightning in different areas of Kendua upazila un... More...

Ctg rapist gets double lifetime imprisonment

CHITTAGONG, April 20 (BSS) - A Chittagong court on Monday awarded double lifetime imprisonment to a man on two separate charges ... More...

Economic

ADP size for FY15-16 to be TK 100,000cr: Kamal

DHAKA, April 20, 2015 (BSS) - Planning Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal today said the size of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the next 2015-16 fiscal would be Taka 100,000 crore.

"The mega project would be given Taka 20,000-25,... More...

Climate Change

Canary Islands pollution fears after Russian trawler sinks

MADRID, April 20, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Bad weather Friday hampered efforts to preven... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

'Furious 7' surges past the $1 billion mark

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - "Furious 7" surged ahead of its North American box office competition for a third straight week, taking in an estimated $29 million to hit $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. The strong weekend showing gives the car racing action flick... More...

Technology

Facts about the Hubble space telescope

GREENBELT, United States, April 21, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The world's first space-based optical telescope marks its 25th anniversary this week. Here are some facts about the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990 and is named aft... More...

Education

British students meet Prof Arefin

DHAKA, April 20, 2015 (BSS)- A team consisted of two students namely Olivia Bax ... More...

Weather

Wild weather lashes Sydney

SYDNEY, April 21, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Australia's biggest city Sydney and surround... More...