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14-party public rally at Hajaribagh tomorrow

DHAKA, March 3, 2015 (BSS) - The Awami League-led 14-party alliance will stage a public rally at Hajaribagh park field here at 3 pm tomorrow protesting against anti-state conspiracy and terrorism carried out by BNP and Jamaat.

Awami League Presidium Member and central 14-party alliance spokesman Mohammad Nasim requested the leaders and workers o... More...

No dialogue with IS-like terrorists in Bangladesh: Tofail

CHITTAGONG, Mar 3 (BSS) - Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Tuesday said there should be no dialogue with Islamic State (IS) like terrorists in Bangladesh. BNP is not a political party, rather it is a platform of evil forces like IS and Boko Haram, the Minister said. "BNP is an extreme evil force a... More...

Khaleda conspiring to turn Bangladesh into a failed state: Hanif

DHAKA, Mar 03, 2015 (BSS)- Joint general secretary of the ruling Awami League Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif alleged here today th... More...

Omar Faruq had to die for raising Bangladesh flag

PIROJPUR, Feb 3, 2015 (BSS) - Tomorrow is March 4. This day, the national flag of independent Bangladesh was first hoisted in Pirojpur.

Then sub-divisional president of Students... More...

Govt drafts law for patient rights, doctors protection: Nasim

KHULNA, March 03, 2015(BSS) - Health and Family Welfare minister Mohammad Nasim today said a process was underway to ena... More...

International

Malaysia still top choice for Muslim travellers: report

SINGAPORE, March 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Malaysia is the most preferred global destination in the fast-growing Muslim travel market, despite two catastrophic air disasters that hit the country's flag-carrier in 2014, a survey showed Wednesday. Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Indo... More...

British former marine reported killed in Syria

LONDON, March 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A former Royal Marine has become the first British fighter to be killed battling with Kurdish forces against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier told AFP a European citizen had been killed fi... More...

6.4-magnitude quake hits western Indonesia, no tsunami alert

JAKARTA, March 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A powerful 6.4-magnitude undersea
earthquake struck western Indonesia on Tuesday, t... More...

Volcano erupts in southern Chile, residents evacuated

SANTIAGO, March 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A volcano in southern Chile began
erupting early Tuesday forcing the evacuation of... More...

Afghanistan sets up emergency power lines to Kabul after avalanches

KABUL, March 3, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Afghan officials said Tuesday they were setting up emergency power lines to supply the ... More...

Sports

No secrets as Bangladesh target two from three

NELSON, New Zealand, March 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Bangladesh refused to be sidetracked Wednesday by news that former coach ... More...

De Villiers backs Steyn as match-winner

CANBERRA, March 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - South Africa captain AB de Villiers backed Dale Steyn to be a World Cup match-winner... More...

District

Terrorism, killings, subversive activities to be uprooted: RAB DG

MYMENSINGH, Mar 3, 2015 (BSS)- Director General (DG) of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Benazir Ahmed today said terrorism and subver... More...

Freedom Fighter Liaquat Ali passes away

MANIKGANJ, Feb 3, 2015 (BSS) - Liaquqt Ali , a veteran Freedom Fighter (FF) and retired Superintendent of Manikganj District Accou... More...

Economic

NBR to expedite ADR for collecting more revenue

DHAKA, March 3, 2015 (BSS) - The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has taken some initiatives to expedite the Alternative ... More...

Climate Change

Ice age emperor penguins hit hard by the cold: study

SYDNEY, March 2, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Antarctica's Ross Sea has been a rare safe ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Lalon Festival begins at Chheuria tomorrow

KUSHTIA, March 3, 2015 (BSS) - A five-day Lalon Memorial Festival will begin at Lalon Akhra at Chheuria under Kumarkhali upazila in the district tomorrow. According to Bauls, the festival is also called Dol Utsab. The festival will include Lalon songs, fair and discus... More...

Technology

Build-your-own Google handset reconstructs smartphone

BARCELONA, March 4, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - With a smartphone that slots together piece by piece like Lego, US Internet giant Google is trying to reinvent the mobile as most phone makers are honing sleeker handsets. The company aims to challenge its rival Apple's thin iPhones with th... More...

Education

Students go on rampage over fellow's death at Agargaon

DHAKA, Mar 3, 2015 (BSS) - Students of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU) went on the rampage and vandalized at least 20 vehicles in the city's Agargaon area this morning protesting death of one of their fellows in a road accident.

The... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, Mar 3, 2015 (BSS) - Weather is likely to remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country.

Day and night temperature may rise slightly over the country, said a Met bulletin.

Today's highest temperature 35.6 degrees Cel... More...