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National

Anisul Haq cast his vote at Banani Biddyaniketan School and College

DHAKA, April 28, 2015 (BSS) - The Awami League backed Mayoral candidate of Dhaka North City Corporation Anisul Haq cast his vote at Banani Biddyaniketan School and College centre at 8am this morning. After casting his vote, Anisul Haq told the journalists that "My family members including father, brot... More...

Voters easily able to find out his polling centres through SMS

DHAKA, April 28, 2015 (BSS) - The voters of the three city corporations - Dhaka North, South and Chittagong would be able to find out their respective polling centres through Short Message Service (SMS), text messaging service component of phone. SM Asaduzzaman, Director (public relations) of the Elec... More...

CCC polling starts peacefully

CHITTAGONG, April 28, 2015 (BSS)- Voting of the fifth Chittagong City
Corporation (CCC) elections has began in all poll... More...

Earthquake jolts country

DHAKA, April 27, 2015 (BSS) - An earthquake was felt across the country including the capital around 6:35 pm today.
... More...

Registration for rhinoplasty operation at DMCH going on

DHAKA, April 27, 2015 (BSS)- A two-day first ever International Rhinoplasty conference and workshop will be held at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on May 16-17, 2015 unde... More...

International

Appeals court convicts S. Korea ferry captain of murder

SEOUL, April 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A South Korean appeals court today found the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago guilty of murder and upped his sentence to life imprisonment, a court official said. The ruling in the southern city of Gwangju overturned a lower court decision which had ac... More...

Anguished families make 'last visit' before Indonesia executions

CILACAP, Indonesia, April 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Relatives of two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia cried out in anguish as they arrived at a prison island Tuesday, in distressing scenes as they paid what could be their final visit to the condemned men ahead of their executions. Myuran... More...

Quake moves Kathmandu but Everest height unchanged: experts

SYDNEY, April 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The earthquake that devastated Nepal and left thousands of people dead shifted the ea... More...

Baltimore deploys Guard troops as riots erupt

BALTIMORE, April 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Authorities ordered thousands of police and National Guard troopers to back up bel... More...

Arrests, radio station shut as Burundi hit by fresh protests

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, April 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Authorities in Burundi arrested a leading dissident and shut down the mai... More...

Sports

Nepalese players mourn quake victims

SUZHOU, China, April 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Nepalese players at the World Table Tennis Championships in China mourned vict... More...

Chelsea to play Sydney FC in Australia

SYDNEY, April 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Chelsea will play a friendly against Sydney FC in June on their first visit to Austra... More...

District

National Legal Aid Day celebrated in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, April 28, 2015 (BSS) - National Legal Aid Day-2015 was celebrated in the district as elsewhere in the country on Tuesda... More...

Bumper production of Boro expected in Netrakona

NETRAKONA April 28, 2015 (BSS) - Farmers of the district are expecting a bumper production of Boro as they are getting maximum out... More...

Economic

Oil prices down in Asian trade

SINGAPORE, April 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Oil prices fell in Asia today after a senior Saudi official signalled that the wor... More...

Climate Change

'Conservation technologies for boosting maize production stressed'

RANGPUR, April 28, 2015 (BSS) - Experts at a farmers' filed day have
stressed o... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Gunmen open fire on buses carrying rap star Lil Wayne, crew

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Two tour buses carrying rap star Lil Wayne and his entourage came under fire early Sunday in Georgia, according to US media, which said no one was injured in the shooting. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reported that the sh... More...

Technology

More expansion of ICT needed to bolster rural economy

... By Dr Aynal Haque ... RAJSHAHI, April 28, 2015 (BSS)- More expansion of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to the rural area has become an urgent need for improving its living and livelihood condition coupled with bolstering economy substantially. ICT exper... More...

Education

DU theater department and cultural ministry for boosting up drama research

DHAKA, April 27, 2015 (BSS) - Theater and Performance Studies Department of Dhaka University (DU) and Cultural Affairs Ministry will take a joint initiative to encourage students in conducting more research on drama.

Besides, the department a... More...

Weather

Rain with isolated hails likely

DHAKA, April 27, 2015 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporar... More...