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National

Country can check Swine Flu outbreak: Nasim

DHAKA, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim today asked the concerned officials to take awareness campaign including precautionary measures to check infectious diseases like swine flu, a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a new strain of influenza virus.

The minister made this directive while pre... More...

No kings, queens in democracy: Inu

DHAKA, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said today there are no kings and queens in a democracy. Nobody is above the law and that includes Khaleda and Tarique. Those who want to keep them above the law are trying to nurture the demons of fire-terrorism, the minister s... More...

FM urges FES to continue work in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS)- Welcoming the opening of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) office in Dhaka, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali today urged the FES to continue its valuabl... More...

No dialogue with terrorists-militants: Nasim

DHAKA, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS) - Spokesman of the Awami League-led 14-party alliance and Health and Family Welfare Minister ... More...

Remarkable progress by Bangladesh in reducing poverty: WB

DHAKA, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh is recognized globally for making remarkable progress in reducing poverty and ad... More...

International

Suicide attack on Turkish diplomatic vehicle kills two in Kabul

KABUL, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A Taliban suicide attack targeting a Turkish diplomatic vehicle belonging to the NATO mission killed two people in Kabul Thursday, highlighting the fragile security situation as the Afghan government presses for talks with the militants. The blast came shortly after... More...

Australia to tighten food labelling laws after China scare

SYDNEY, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Australia is set to strengthen food labelling laws after a series of hepatitis A infections were linked to frozen berries from China, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday. Nanna's and Creative Gourmet brand raspberries and mixed berries were recalled after bei... More...

Indonesia's Widodo 'considering position' on death row Australians

SYDNEY, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Thursday offered a glimmer of hope for two men fa... More...

Putin 'destabilizing' Ukraine, Kerry says

WASHINGTON, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday accused Russian President Vladimir Pu... More...

Mexico police denies killing protestor

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Mexican federal police rejected accusations by a teacher's union Wednesday th... More...

Sports

Students can glorify nation through success in sports: speakers

RANGPUR, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS) - Speakers at a prize giving ceremony
of the annual sports competitions of RCCI School and... More...

Sangakkara, Dilshan tons flatten Bangladesh

MELBOURNE, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed an unbeaten 161 off 146 balls and Kumar Sangakkara m... More...

District

9 get life for killing FF in N’ganj

NARAYANGANJ, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS) - A court here today awarded life term imprisonment to nine people for murdering a freedom fight... More...

Listed terrorist held in Rangpur

RANGPUR, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS) - Police arrested listed top terrorist Joynal Mirja, 28, accused in 22 criminal cases, including two ... More...

Economic

Forex reserve hits new high at $23 billion

DHAKA, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS) - The country's foreign exchange reserves hit a fresh high at $23.03 billion on Thursday despite the current political violence that already caused huge loss to the economy.

"The foreign exchange reserve s... More...

Climate Change

France's Hollande seeks climate 'alliance' with Philippines

MANILA, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - French President Francois Hollande called Th... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Musical evening by Himadri Shekhor, Shimu Dey on Feb 28

DHAKA, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS)-Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) is organizing a musical evening by Himadri Shekhor Talukder and Shimu Dey at nIGCC, Gulshan-1, Dhaka at 6:30 pm on February 28. Talukder's devotion and love for Tagore songs enabled him to complete his Bachelor's ... More...

Technology

'Local contents needed to avail real benefit of Internet'

DHAKA, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS)- Panelists at a seminar today emphasized on the necessity of appropriate contents in local languages to avail the real benefit of Internet in the developing countries like Bangladesh.

They also called for more cooperation among the stakeholders to develop ... More...

Education

DU Prof gets Japanese Wada Memorial Award

DHAKA, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS) - Dr Sheikh Shamimul Alam, Professor of the Department of Botany of Dhaka University (DU), has been awarded "Wada Memorial Award" of Japan for his global standard research articles on plants chromosome.

The President... More...

Weather

Weather likely to remain dry

DHAKA, Feb 26, 2015 (BSS)- Trough of westerly low lies over West Bengal and adjo... More...