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National

Young Bangla brings internship opportunities at Microsoft

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - Students at university level, for the first time in the country, are going to have the opportunity to pursue internship in the world's leading software company Microsoft.

Initially to be continued between March and April, as many as 50 students from Science and Technology Faculty, and Engineering and Business Adminis... More...

Journalist Altaf Mahmood a man of principles: Inu

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2016(BSS)-Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said today that the late journalist leader Altaf Mahmud embodied professional responsibility coupled with a spirit of welfare for the community. The minister was speaking at a seminar organized jointly by the Press Institute of Bangla... More...

JS body discusses about coastal cyclone centers

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Disaster Management and Relief Ministry today recommended for taking a project for the maintenance of multi-purp... More...

Journalists should be united for upholding spirit of Liberation War: Iqbal Sobhan

KHULNA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - Prime Minister's Media Advisor and Editor of Daily Observer Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury here toda... More...

Book fair sales pick up

DHAKA, Feb 07, 2016 (BSS)-On the seventh day of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair publishers reported that they were happy with the sales.

So far the number of books that had reache... More...

International

Turkish border town fears fresh Syrian refugee influx

KILIS , Turkey, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Outside a hospital in the Turkish border town of Kilis, a young nurse sums up the concerns of many residents about Syrian refugees. "I already feel I am not in Turkey," says Tugba Kaya.

"It's like Syria here. Every step you take in Kilis you come across a Syrian."

As Turkey ponders whether to let in ten... More...

Canada to unveil plans for new anti-ISIS cooperation

OTTAWA, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was set to unveil Monday new plans for Canada's role in the international coalition against the Islamic State group, including his pledge to stop involvement in air strikes. Ottawa's plans to withdraw its warplanes from the US-led coalition... More...

Syrian president's mother Anissa Assad dies aged 86

DAMASCUS, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Anissa Makhlouf al-Assad, died on Sat... More...

Cross-border Yemeni shelling kills two in Saudi

RIYADH, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - A Saudi soldier and a civilian have been killed in cross-border shelling from rebel-cont... More...

Hondurans mobilize to wipe out Zika

TEGUCIGALPA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Armed with brooms, spades and hoes, Hondurans by the thousands took part in a day o... More...

Sports

Yasir Shah gets three month drugs ban: ICC

DUBAI, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been banned for three months after pleading guilty fo... More...

Students should practice of sports, exercise regularly

RANGPUR, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - The students should regularly practice sports and exercise to become physically stronger an... More...

District

Manikganj will observe Amar Ekushey

MANIKGANJ, Feb 7 (BSS)-The people of Manikganj will observe the Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day with due so... More...

Latif accuses designer, CCCI staff of distorting Bangabandhu portrait

CHITTAGONG, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - Ruling party lawmaker MA Latif today held a graphic designer and a Chittagong Chamber of Commerc... More...

Economic

Iran carmaker reveals 427m euros in Peugeot perks

TEHRAN, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - French carmaker Peugeot is to provide Iran Khodro with 427 million euros in debt waive... More...

Climate Change

Sea turtles with tumors fill Florida hospital

MARATHON, United States, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The young patient writhes on th... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Adele officially best-selling artist of 2015

NEW YORK, Feb 8, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Adele, who broke records with her song "Hello" and latest album "25," was officially the biggest artist of 2015.

Global music industry body IFPI said that the British ballad singer was the top-selling musical act last year based on worldwide sales of re... More...

Technology

BTRC to sit with four operators for Robi-Airtel merger tomorrow

DHAKA, Feb 07, 2016 (BSS) - Telecom regulator is going to sit with the cellular phone operators tomorrow over the country's first ever merger of two operators --Robi and Airtel Bangladesh. To this end, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) today sent l... More...

Education

DU signs MoU with WaterAid

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between Dhaka University (DU) and WaterAid at the Vice Chancellor's office.

Treasurer of DU Prof. Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin and Country Representative of WaterAid, Ban... More...

Weather

Weather likely to remain dry

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2016 (BSS) - Weather is likely to remain mainly dry with temporary... More...