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Prof Aziz's qulkhwani to be held on Sunday

DHAKA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - The qulkhwani of prominent international relations expert Professor Dr MA Aziz will be held on Sunday after Asr prayers at his Farmgate residence, family sources said here today.

A long time chairman of International Relations Department of Dhaka University, Dr Aziz died of old age ailments at a city hospital yesterda... More...

Union Digital Centers gain popularity in Rajshahi

... By Dr Aynal Haque ...

RAJSHAHI, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS)- By dint of pro-people and need-based services, the Union Digital Centers in the district have gained popularity as the number of service-recipients is gradually rising.

The grassroots people are getting their information related necessary services from the digital centers being operated ... More...

Ban risky, unfit oil tanker movement in Sundarbans

DHAKA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - A meeting of the parliament standing committee on the ministry of forest and environment yes... More...

Journalist Arunava Sarkar passes away

DHAKA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - Eminent Journalist and Poet Arunava Sarkar died at his Dhanmondi residence here yesterday.
... More...

Demonstrations at home and abroad: Tarique's effigy torched

DHAKA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - Different pro-independence organisations yesterday staged demonstrations at home and abroad strongly condemning Tarique Rahman's derogatory remarks agai... More...

International

Ferraris gone as Spain king polishes image

MADRID, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Six months into his reign, Spain's King Felipe VI is gently polishing the monarchy's scandal-hit image, getting rid of royal Ferraris and publishing palace accounts -- but critics are demanding he try harder.

Friday will mark exactly half a year since 46-year-old Felipe took over the throne, vowing "to make Spani... More...

Conflicting loyalties among Afghans at Mullah Omar's mosque

SANGESAR, Afghanistan, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - At the mosque where Mullah Omar founded the Taliban movement 20 years ago, villagers are weighing up whether to side with the insurgents or the government as the United States ends its long war in Afghanistan.

The mud-brick village of Sangesar, west of Kandahar city, has been at the centre of the c... More...

Eight children found dead at Australian property

SYDNEY, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years have been found dead at a house in t... More...

Calligraphers cry foul as Vatican shuts down scrollmakers

ROME, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Rino Pensa and son have been making papal parchments for decades, crafting hand-painted blessing scrolls in Italy which are purchased by the faithful... More...

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 milita... More...

Sports

Barca hope to end year on Madrid's coattails


MADRID, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Barcelona's star strikers will need to rediscover their scoring touch to stay in the ... More...

Australia all out for 505 to lead India by 97 runs

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Australia were all out for
505 to hold a 97-run innings lead over India j... More...

District

CARE Bangladesh distributes blankets in Rangpur

RANGPUR, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - CARE Bangladesh through its Social and Economic Transformation of the Ultra-Poor (SETU) Pr... More...

Construction of houses for ultra poor progressing fast

GAIBANDHA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - The construction work of semi-pucca houses for the 17 ultra poor has been progressing fast in 16 u... More...

Economic

Ensure migrants' rights for increasing remittance: speakers

RANGPUR, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - Speakers at a post-rally discussion here have stressed for ensuring rights, dignity and ju... More...

Climate Change

GO-NGO efforts to enhance flood tolerant rice cultivation stressed

RANGPUR, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - Experts at a workshop have stressed for well- coor... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

US calls movie studio hack a national security breach

WASHINGTON, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The White House called the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures a serious national security matter Thursday, threatening an "appropriate response" as others pointed the finger at Pyongyang. With the Hollywood scandal threatening to escalate into... More...

Technology

India's heaviest rocket GSLV-MK-III launched successfully

NEW DELHI, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS)- The first experimental flight (GSLV Mk-III X/CARE) of India's next generation launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III was successfully conducted yesterday morning from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Sriharikota. The GSLV Mk-III X/CARE also known as LVM3-X... More...

Weather

Dry weather likely

DHAKA, Dec 19, 2014 (BSS) - Weather is likely to remain dry with temporary partl... More...