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National : **Cabinet clears draft standards & testing institution law ** BB probe committee on reserve heist submits final report **PM renews pledge to further modernise armed forces** Muhith set to place budget for FY17 on Thursday **   |   International : Armed squad kills 11 people in Venezuela: official *** Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN, police sources *** Trump gets warm welcome at veterans biker rally    |   

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National

Milad & Doa Mahfil held for early recovery of Shipping Minister

DHAKA, May 30, 2016 (BSS)- A Milad and Doa Mahfil was organised today at the Conference Room of the Shipping Ministry seeking divine blessings for early recovery of Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan. Acting secretary of the Shipping Ministry Ashoke Madhab Roy, chairman of the National River Conserva... More...

Businessmen demand continuation of package VAT

DHAKA, May 30, 2016 (BSS)-Traders and shop owners today demanded continuation of package Value Added Tax (VAT) provision and implementation of the recommendations to VAT law as proposed by the business leaders. They ventilated the demand from country-wide human chain programme including in Dha... More...

Australian experts to train up Bangladesh police on cyber crimes, counter terrorism

DHAKA, May 30, 2016 (BSS) - Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today said that Australia had expressed its keen interest t... More...

Sobhan Sikder new envoy to Italy

DHAKA, May 30, 2016 (BSS) - The government has decided to appoint Abdus Sobhan Sikder as the next Bangladesh ambassador to Italy.

Abdus Sobhan Sikder, a member of the BCS (A... More...

Two killed in Gazipur road accident

GAZIPUR, May 30, 2016 (BSS) - Two people, including a woman, were killed and eight others injured in a road accident in Chakraborty area on the Kaliakoir-Nabinagar highway in th... More...

International

Japan rescuers expand forest search for missing boy

TOKYO, May 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP)- Japanese rescuers on Monday expanded the search for a seven-year-old boy missing for three days after his parents left him in a mountain forest inhabited by bears as punishment in a case that has infuriated public opinion. The parents originally told police the boy got l... More...

UN chief 'baffled' by S. Korea presidency speculation

SEOUL, May 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon denied Monday that his current South Korea visit was testing the waters for an eventual presidential bid, saying his comments on the subject had been exaggerated. Ban arrived in his home country last week for a six-day visit that has bee... More...

Trump gets warm welcome at veterans biker rally

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - White House hopeful Donald Trump received a warm welcome Sunday as he addressed a m... More...

Chief Syrian opposition negotiator resigns over failed peace talks

BEIRUT, May 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator in stalled UN-brokered peace talks, Mohammed Alloush, announced his resignation Sunday citing the failure ... More...

Armed squad kills 11 people in Venezuela: official

CARACAS, May 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Eleven people, including a Colombian national and three minors, were killed by an arme... More...

Sports

Molino lifts Orlando into draw with New York City

NEW YORK, May 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Trinidadian midfielder Kevin Molino equalized in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time... More...

Gasquet carrying French flag at Roland Garros

PARIS, May 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Richard Gasquet salvaged French pride with his four sets win over Kei Nishikori in the fourth roun... More...

District

Int'l workshop on 'Udder Health' begins at CVASU tomorrow

CHITTAHONG, May 30, 2016 (BSS) - A two-day international workshop titled "Udder Health Control Programme in Developing Countries... More...

Smooth supply of commodities during Ramadan stressed

KHULNA, May 30, 2016 (BSS) - Speakers in the district task
force meeting here on Monday (today) underscored the ne... More...

Economic

Roanu affects crops on 54,000 ha in 11 dists

DHAKA, May 30, 2016 (BSS) - Standing crops on 53,920 hectares of land along with nearly 50,000 tonnes of crop production in 11 coastal districts have been reported damaged as the devastating cyclonic storm 'Roanu' battered the country las... More...

Climate Change

Many corals dead or dying on Barrier Reef: scientists

SYDNEY, May 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - At least 35 percent of corals in the northern a... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Depp's daughter, former partner deny abuse allegations

LOS ANGELES, May 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Johnny Depp's daughter defended the Oscar-nominated star on Sunday, after his wife accused him of abuse and filed for divorce. Meanwhile, Depp's former partner allegedly said in a letter obtained by celebrity news website TMZ that the clai... More...

Technology

Trump or not, 'big data' could be huge in 2016 vote

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - "Big data" could play a huge role in the 2016 US election, even if Donald Trump doesn't think so. Trump, who sailed through the Republican primaries using unconventional campaign rallies and Twitter messages, has indicated that he sees litt... More...

Education

CU goes on 45-day vacation Wednesday

CHITTAGONG, May 30, 2016 (BSS) - Chittagong University (CU) will go on a 45-day vacation on the occasions of holy Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr from Wednesday.

A press release signed by CU Deputy Registrar (information) Mohammad Farhad Hossain Khan sai... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, May 30, 2016 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at one or two places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions, said a Met office release here today.
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