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Attaining SDG in health needs cutting individual medical cost to 30pc

DHAKA, September 21, 2017 (BSS) - Individual health cost must come down to 30 per cent from the existing 67 per cent to attain the health related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).

"It is essential to raise government allocation on health sector to reduce the out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure to 30 per cent from 67 per cent to attain sustainable ... More...

Govt dealing Rohingya issue with caution: Quader

NOAKHALI, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS) - Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is dealing the Rohingya issue with wisdom and caution to end the crisis peacefully. "We are ignoring any provocation of a political party as they want to r... More...

Public hearing on power price change starts Sept 25

DHAKA, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) will hold public hearings for seven days in ... More...

RAB holds 11 for funding militancy

DHAKA, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS) - The elite striking force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in separate raids arrested 11 pers... More...

Bangladesh achieved paperless trade capacity: Tofail

DHAKA, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS) - Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said Bangladesh is now more capable to expand its ... More...

International

Syria drops off the radar at UN assembly

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Syria's war has taken a new turn with the expected recapture of Raqa from the Islamic State, but world leaders gathered at the United Nations this week seem to be paying little attention. Once the focal point of a myriad of high-powered meet... More...

Iran tests new missile defying US warnings

TEHRAN, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, whi... More...

Afghan army kills 3 Taliban in western province

KABUL, Sept. 23, 2017 (BSS/XINHUA) - Three Taliban militants were killed and seven others wounded after Afghan Nationa... More...

7 killed in east China's firework plant blast

NANCHANG, Sept. 23, 2017 (BSS/XINHUA) - Seven people have been confirmed dead after an explosion occurred at a firewor... More...

Thai junta says police helped Yingluck escape

BANGKOK, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Thailand's deputy junta leader has accused three police officers of helping sneak ... More...

Sports

Yasir in Pakistan squad for Sri Lanka Tests

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Pakistan's prolific leg-spinner Yasir Shah passed a late fitness test Satu... More...

US preparing for Winter Olympics as normal, USOC chief

LOS ANGELES, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - The United States Olympic Committee said it has faith in the organizers of the 20... More...

District

Lightning kills two in Sunamganj

SUNAMGANJ, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS) - Two people, including a student, were killed when lightning struck them at Kalokolia... More...

1.39 lakh flood-hit farmers get incentives in Rangpur division

RANGPUR, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS) - Distribution of special incentives in terms of seed and fertilisers worth Taka 15.72 cr... More...

Economic

Water-filter maker Brita encapsulates German trade surplus controversy

TAUNUSSTEIN, Germany, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Known the world over for its water-filtering jugs, the small German fami... More...

Climate Change

Carmakers face billions in European CO2 fines from 2021: study

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Big-name carmakers including Volk... More...

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Technology

Google looking to help news outlets win subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Google is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter told AFP. To this end, the US internet giant is collaborating with NewsCorp, the Financial Times, and the New York Times, ... More...

Education

KUET celebrates 14th founding anniversary

KHULNA, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS) - Students, teachers and employees of Khulna Univer... More...

Weather

Light to moderate rain likely

DHAKA, Sept 23, 2017 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompan... More...