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Disgruntled elements converge, conspire through '75

DHAKA, July 31, 2015(BSS)-By end of 1974 Bangladesh was facing the pangs of a war-ravaged country as never before. Kurt Waldheim then the United Nations' Secretary General had twice visited Bangladesh, once in 1972 and later in 1973. As he writes in his memoirs "In the Eye of the Storm" "Without ma... More...

President for creating awareness about breastfeeding

DHAKA, July 31, 2015 (BSS)- President M Abdul Hamid today said breastfeeding can ensure all essential elements needed for physical and mental growth of babies. In a message on the eve of World Breastfeeding Week- 2015, the President said breastfeeding ensures the ideal food for babies especially d... More...

PM for breastfeeding infants at workplaces

DHAKA, July 31, 2015 (BSS)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today highlighted the importance of breastfeeding and homemade ... More...

Joy for building resistance against drugs, militancy and corruption

DHAKA, July 31, 2015 (BSS)- Prime Minister's adviser on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Affairs Sajeeb W... More...

Land depression lies over central Bangladesh

DHAKA, July 31, 2015 (BSS) - The land depression over Noakhali and adjoining area moved slightly west-northwestwards and now lies over central part of Bangladesh near Faridpur.

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International

Ebola vaccine shows 'promising' results: WHO

GENEVA, July 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Preliminary results of tests on an Ebola vaccine to be published later Friday in British science magazine The Lancet have shown "promising" results, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said. "Early results of the vaccine are exciting and prom... More...

Fourteen wounded as rebels storm base in Thai south

BANGKOK, July 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Fourteen people were wounded in an attack Friday by suspected rebels wielding grenade launchers and automatic weapon in Thailand's war-torn Muslim-majority south, officials said. The early morning attack on village security volunteers, a local protection force armed... More...

Palestinian baby dies in fire started by Israeli settlers: officials

NABLUS, Palestinian Territories, July 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - An 18- month-old Palestinian baby died and its parents were i... More...

Etihad vows to fight obese passenger injury claim

SYDNEY, July 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Etihad Airways on Friday vowed to keep fighting a lawsuit brought in Australia by a ma... More...

Afghan Taliban announce Mullah Akhtar Mansour as new leader

KABUL, July 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The Taliban appointed Mullah Akhtar
Mansour as the new leader of the Afghan insurgent ... More...

Sports

Beijing edges 2022 Winter Games vote to make Olympic history

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Beijing on Friday narrowly won an IOC vote for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games that secured... More...

Nevill and Starc leave England with 121 to win third Test

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, July 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Peter Nevill and Mitchell Starc both showed up Australia's top-or... More...

District

Dulu, Ashraf new President, Secy of RPC

RANGPUR, July 31,2015 (BSS)-Rangpur Correspondent for UNB Sadrul Alam Dulu and District Correspondent of BTV Ali Ashraf ... More...

One killed in Noakhali road accident

NOAKHALI, July 31 (BSS)- A pedestrian was killed in a road accident on Chowmuhani-Sonaimuri road in Islamgonj bazaar area under S... More...

Economic

BB vows stern action against willful defaulters

DHAKA, July 31, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh Bank (BB) reiterated its strong commitment of clamping down on willful default... More...

Climate Change

Island nations seek UN help combatting climate change

UNITED NATIONS, United States, July 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - More than a dozen small... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Solo music album of Debashish Somadder launched

DHAKA, July 31, 2015 (BSS) - The first solo music album titled "Prothom Chumur Dibbi"(promise of the first kiss) of Debashish Somadder was launched at Shahid Rahman auditorium of Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association here on Thursday. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzz... More...

Technology

Philae the little lost lander finds organic molecules on comet

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - It really is the little lander that could. The European Space Agency's probe Philae may be struggling to stay in touch, but its first finds on its new home are pretty special. Transmitting from a shadowy corner of Comet 67P/Chu... More...

Education

Weather

Rainfall may decrease for next 72 hours

DHAKA, July 31, 2015 (BSS) - The rainfall activity may decrease for the next 72 ... More...