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National

Nasim seeks EU cooperation in developing hospitals' waste management

DHAKA, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim has sought cooperation of European Union (EU) to develop waste management of hospitals' in the country. He also requested EU to provide training facilities to people working in drug testing laboratory. The minist... More...

Khaleda Zia concerned for protecting war criminals, militants: Inu

MOULAVIBAZAR, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said Begum Khaleda Zia and her party leaders are shouting that there is no democracy and it has been in prison, in reality, it's not democracy but war criminals and militant are in prison. "Khaleda Zia's concern is not f... More...

44th Victory Day of Bangladesh celebrated in Sri Lanaka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - Bangladesh High Commission in Colombo celebrated the 43rd anniversary of Victory Day of Bangladesh on December 16 with great enthusiasm a... More...

Dhaka, Naypyidaw border conference begins

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - The four-day border conference between the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar Police Force (MPF) started today at BGB headquarters in the capit... More...

President, PM urge expatriates to brighten country's image

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued separate messages wi... More...

International

Two Egyptians, two Emiratis killed in military aircraft crash

CAIRO, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Four crew members were killed, two of them Egyptian and two Emirati, when their military aircraft crashed during joint exercises on Wednesday, officials said. The crash occurred in Egypt, the UAE's official news agency WAM said. The crash was caused by a tech... More...

US-Cuba thaw marks end of 'hard Castro-ism'

HAVANA, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The decision by the United States and Cuba to renew diplomatic relations marks the end of "hard Castro-ism" on the communist island and a victory for pragmatic diplomacy, analysts said. Cuban President Raul Castro helped pave the way for his US counterpart Barack... More...

Acquitted of Rwanda genocide, now left in legal limbo

ARUSHA, Tanzania, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Sitting behind his desk in a secure house in a quiet neighbourhood of Arusha, Prosper Mugiraneza looks at family photos taken before h... More...

Global life expectancy rises: study

PARIS, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - People around the world lived on average to a ripe old age of 71.5 in 2013, up from 6... More...

Palestinians present UN resolution on final peace deal

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The Palestinians on Wednesday presented a draft UN resolution laying out terms for a final peace deal with Israel but sou... More...

Sports

Cricket: India all out 408 at lunch in 2nd Test

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- India were all out for 408 at lunch on the second day of the second Bris... More...

Cricket: Australia v India 2nd Test scoreboard

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Scoreboard at lunch on the second day of the second Test between Australia and Ind... More...

District

JL leader killed in Gazipur road crash

GAZIPUR, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS) - A local Jubo League (JL) leader was killed in a road accident in Mastarbari area on the Dhaka-Mym... More...

Faridpur BCL staged demonstration against Tarique Zia

FARIDPUR, Dec 18, 2014(BSS) - Faridpur district unit of Bangladesh Chattra League (BCL) staged a protest demonstration in the t... More...

Economic

Oil prices up in Asian trade

SINGAPORE, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Oil prices edged higher in Asia today after data showed US stockpiles dipping, wh... More...

Climate Change

Climate change project helps 15000 families save assets

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - A project to address extreme monsoon flooding helped communities find solutions to tackling climate change affect with so far sav... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Sony cancels parody film as NKorea suspected over hack

LOS ANGELES, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Sony Pictures on Wednesday cancelled the release of a madcap comedy about North Korea that triggered chilling threats from hackers, as US investigators reportedly blamed Pyongyang for a damaging cyber-raid on the movie giant. The Holl... More...

Technology

Hackers trick way into ICANN computers

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The private agency that acts as a gatekeeper for the Internet on Wednesday said that hackers tricked their way into its computers.

A "spearfishing" attack aimed at US-based nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN... More...

Education

Non-Government Universities of Bangladesh (ANUB) meeting held

DHAKA, December 17, 2014 (BSS)- A special meeting of the Association of Non-Government Universities of Bangladesh (ANUB) was held on Monday chaired by Sheikh Kabir Hossain, Chairman of ANUB, on the operation of branch campus or study center of for... More...

Weather

Heavy snow kills 3, disrupts travel in Japan

TOKYO, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - At least three people have died in heavy snow... More...