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National : 5 kidney traffickers held, 2 victims rescued ** Three of a family killed in road crash    |   International : Tens of thousands take holy dip at India's Kumbh Mela   |   Sports : Bangladesh-Malaysia FIFA friendly match tomorrow    |   International : ** Dominica PM says at least 20 killed in tropical storm ** Clock ticking as climate negotiators meet in Bonn ** One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins ** Kurdish forces free seven villages in Iraq: officials **   |   

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National

Quader calls AL activists to remove political bill boards

DHAKA, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS) - Awami League Presidium Member and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today called upon the party leaders and activists to remove all the political bill boards that have been set up at different roadsides in the cities. The minister said this at a discussi... More...

Build a city for both rich, poor

DHAKA, August 29, 2015 (BSS)-Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, appealed today for building accommodation for both rich and poor families. The minister was speaking at a function organised by the Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB) at the CIRDAP auditorium. "Lo... More...

Khaleda Zia hatching conspiracies to foil development: Shahjahan

TONGI, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS) - Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan today said BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is hatching ... More...

Anti-liberation forces out to create anarchy: Nasim

NEW DELHI, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister
Mohammad Nasim said here today the anti-liberation... More...

Practicing principles must for non-communal Bangladesh: Inu

DHAKA, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today said practicing of principles is must for buildi... More...

International

Air strikes kill 14 militants in Pakistani tribal area: military

ISLAMABAD, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - At least 14 militants were killed Saturday in air strikes in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, the military said. The strikes targeted militant hideouts in Shawal area of the lawless North Waziristan tribal region, where the army has been waging an of... More...

Bangkok bomb suspect is 'Turkish national': Thai military

BANGKOK, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A man arrested in Bangkok in connection with a recent deadly blast at a religious shrine is a Turkish national who was found with multiple passports, a senior military officer said Saturday. "He is a Turkish national," Colonel Banphot Phunphien, spokesman of the I... More...

Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail

CAIRO, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP)- An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Satur... More...

Split emerges in Japan's biggest 'yakuza' gang

TOKYO, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A rift has emerged in Japan's largest "yakuza" organised crime syndicate, the governme... More...

Hong Kong diamond thief swapped stone for fake: police

HONG KONG, Aug 29, 2015 (BSSAFP) - A thief swapped a $220,000 diamond with a fake at a luxury jewellery store in Hong Kong, police said Saturday, as the city wrestles with an upt... More...

Sports

Bangladesh-Malaysia friendly match ends goalless draw

DHAKA, Aug. 29, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh played out to a goalless draw with Malaysia in the FIFA International Friendly match held ... More...

National Sub-Junior Chess begins

DHAKA, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS)-The 34th National Sub-Junior (Under-16) Chess Championship began today at Bangladesh Chess Fe... More...

District

One killed, 3 injured in Ctg road accident

CHITTAGONG, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS)- One person was killed and three others were injured in a road accident in city's Shah Amanat Brid... More...

One killed, 13 injured in road accidents in Tangail

TANGAIL, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS)- A passenger was killed on the spot and two others were injured when a Dhaka-bound covered van from N... More...

Economic

'Disburse agri-loans considering losses caused by heavy rains'

RANGPUR, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS) - Chairman of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) Professor Dr Shah Nawaz Ali today direct... More...

Climate Change

UN climate talks: the sticking points

PARIS, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The 195-nation UN climate talks resume Monday w... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Send me your songs, asks Celine Dion eyeing new albums

PARIS, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Celine Dion is looking for help for her next two albums, so on Friday she put out the call: send me your songs. "It's open to everyone," the 47-year-old Canadian singer told French radio station RTL in an interview. "Any artist or composer... More...

Technology

One year and counting: Mars isolation experiment begins

MIAMI, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii on Friday, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. The crew includes a French astrobiologist, a German physicist and fou... More...

Education

IHC's assistance for JU drama department

JAHANGIRNAGAR UNIVERSITY, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS) - The Indian High Commission (IHC) has provided financial assistance to the Drama and Dramatics department of Jahangirnagar University (JU) to install air conditioner in the two theater labs of the depart... More...

Weather

Light to moderate rain likely

DHAKA, Aug 29, 2015 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions and at many places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka and Khulna di... More...