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UP adopt special measures for hundred percent tax collection

By Dr Aynal Haque

RAJSHAHI, Dec 23, 2014 (BSS)- Many of the Union Parishads have adopted various measures for recovering hundred-percent holding taxes with the main thrusts of building strengthened and effective local government institutions in the district.

In this regard, Huzripara and Damkura UPs under Paba Upazila are playing pio... More...

President attends dinner hosted by West Bengal governor

KOLKATA, Dec 23, 2014 (BSS)- President Abdul Hamid attended the dinner hosted by governor of West Bengal Keshri Nath Tripathi in the honour of Bangladesh President at Raj Bhaban last night. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, Tourism Minister Brat... More...

Suranjit asks Khaleda Zia to abandon Jamaat

DHAKA, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS) -Awami League Advisory Council Member Suranjit Sengupta today urged the BNP chairperson Beg... More...

JS body recommends more publicity for tourism

DHAKA, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS) -The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry today recommended... More...

UN team starts work tomorrow morning in Sundarbans

DHAKA, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS)- A United Nations (UN) team comprising both foreign and local experts will start work tomorro... More...

International

Six killed as lorry ploughs into Glasgow Christmas shoppers

LONDON, Dec 23, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Six people were killed and eight others injured in Glasgow, Scotland on Monday when a bin lorry ploughed into crowds of Christmas shoppers in what appeared to be a tragic accident. One eyewitness described the vehicle knocking people down "like pinballs" as it ve... More...

Pet reptiles pose health risk for infants: study

PARIS, Dec 23, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Owning exotic reptiles such as snakes, chameleons, iguanas and geckos could place infants at risk of salmonella infection, according to a British study published on Monday. Researchers in the southwestern English county of Cornwall found that out of 175 cases of s... More...

Could cable cars solve New York commuter nightmare?

NEW YORK, Dec 23, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Trying not to spill your coffee while wedged up against perfect strangers on a jam-packed subway is a daily challenge for New York commuters.

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Hopeful Cubans await US visa fate at 'Park of Sighs'

HAVANA, Dec 23, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Hundreds of Cubans congregate each morning outside the US interests section in Havana, hoping to get an elusive visa to visit their relatives in th... More...

After Ebola, UN must prepare for next deadly outbreak: Ban

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The United Nations must learn lessons from the Ebola crisis and begin preparing now for the next outbreak of deadly diseas... More...

Sports

Cricket: Sri Lanka begin Word Cup tune-up in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, Dec 23, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Sri Lanka will open hostilities against the Black Caps in their first tour of New Z... More...

Cricket: India up against MCG record to save Aussie series

MELBOURNE, Dec 23, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- India must reverse a demoralising losing streak at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to p... More...

District

Two youths killed in road crash in Faridpur

FARIDPUR, Dec 22, 2014(BSS)- Two motorbike riders were killed on the spot when their bike collided head-on with a Khulna bound pas... More...

Bogra police arrests Jamaat leader

BOGRA, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS) - Police today arrested the ameer of Adamdighi upazila unit of Jamaat-e-Islami Ataur Rahman on charges ... More...

Economic

Dreams surface in Argentina's remote new oil hub

VACA MUERTA, Argentina, Dec 23, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Early-summer winds howl over the semi-arid plains of southern Argent... More...

Climate Change

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Entertainment & Arts

Death of Joe Cocker, 'greatest soul voice of Britain'

NEW YORK, Dec 23, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Legendary singer Joe Cocker, whose intense, gritty voice won him wide acclaim that spanned both rock and blues, has died at age 70, his agent said Monday. Cocker, who started off playing to small audiences in pubs in his native England, ... More...

Technology

N.Korea's Internet collapses after Sony hack

WASHINGTON, Dec 23, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- North Korea's Internet has gone dark amid rumors of US retaliation over its alleged hacking of a Hollywood studio, just as the pariah state came under attack at the UN over its rights record. It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyo... More...

Weather

Dry weather likely

DHAKA, Dec 22, 2014 (BSS) - Weather is likely to remain dry with temporary cloudy sky over the country, said a Met office press release this morning.

Moderate to thick fog may occur over the river basins and light to moderate fog may occur elsewhe... More...