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Speaker for CCTV surveillance in DNCC to ensure public safety

DHAKA, May 25, 2016 (BSS)- Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today inaugurated the high-powered closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera surveillance in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) area at a function at Gulshan Youth Club playground here. "The CCTV surveillance program... More...

Nazrul's 117th birth anniversary observed

DHAKA, May 25, 2016 (BSS) - People from all walks of life today paid rich tributes to national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on the occasion of his 117th birth anniversary. The poet's birth anniversary was celebrated with due respect on Dhaka University campus where he has been laid to rest. The main prog... More...

Forhad made new Bangladeshi envoy to Iraq

DHAKA, May 25, 2016 (BSS) - The government has appointed AMM Forhad, a former joint secretary, as the Bangladesh Ambassador to Iraq, said an official release here today.

Forhad ... More...

Helpline in SAARC states to help rescue missing children: Chumki

DHAKA, May 25, 2016 (BSS) - State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki said the ministry has ta... More...

'Conspiracy-bullet' now chasing Sheikh Hasina: Quader

DHAKA, May 25, 2016 (BSS)- Awami League presidium member and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today... More...

International

Sri Lanka appeals for up to $2 billion in foreign flood aid

COLOMBO, May 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka appealed on Wednesday for foreign aid to recover from massive floods that caused an estimated $2 billion worth of damage and claimed more than 100 lives. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said 35,000 homes were damaged in last week's floods triggered by the... More...

World leaders gather in Japan ahead of G7

ISE-SHIMA, Japan, May 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - World leaders began gathering in Japan Wednesday ahead of a Group of Seven summit set to be dominated by the lacklustre global economy. The leaders were to make their way to Ise Shima, a mountainous and sparsely populated area 300 kilometres (200 miles) south... More...

Daughter of missing Hong Kong bookseller calls for US help

HONG KONG, May 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The daughter of one of five Hong Kong booksellers who went missing late last year ha... More...

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after deadly drone strike

KABUL, May 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday announced Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new chief, ele... More...

Suicide bomber kills 10 near Afghan capital: interior ministry

KABUL, May 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Ten people were killed in Afghanistan
Wednesday when a suicide bomber on foot detonated... More...

Sports

Sonali Bank goal glut in premier hockey

DHAKA, May 25, 2016 (BSS)- Sonali Bank players went amok as they dumped
Railway Sporting Club by 11-0 goals in a match of the Gr... More...

Kohli declares De Villiers the best in world

BANGALORE, India, May 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Virat Kohli has declared AB de Villiers the best batsman in the world after t... More...

District

Minor boy drowned in Kaliganga river

MANIKGANJ, May 25 (BSS)- A minor boy drowned in the river Kaliganga here today.

The victim was identified as Nihal (7), s... More...

Warrant of arrest issued against 5 AIBL officials for cheque forgery

CHITTAGONG, May 25, 2016 (BSS) - A Chittagong court today issued warrant of arrest against five officials of Al Arafah Islami Bank... More...

Economic

New budget should focus on employment, investment: CPD

DHAKA, May 25, 2016 (BSS)- Leading financial think tank Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) today suggested that upcoming n... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Nazrul memorial centre to be set up in Ctg :Asaduzzaman Noor

CHITTAGONG, May 25, 2016 (BSS)- Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor today said a Nazrul memorial centre under the supervision of Nazrul Institute would be set up in Chittagong, the place which carries the memories of some marvelous activities of the rebel poet Nazrul. ... More...

Technology

Google ads take aim at people on the move

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Google on Tuesday unveiled redesigned ad products aimed at catching eyes on mobile devices and enticing people with nearby offerings at just the right moments. Changes set to take place later this year include expanding space for t... More...

Education

DU honors business students with Dean's Awards

DHAKA, May 25, 2016 (BSS) - The Dhaka University's Faculty of Business Studies hosted the prestigious Dean's Awards today to honour over 300 students under of disciplines under the faculty for their outstanding results in BBA and MBA examinations in ... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, May 25, 2016 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary squ... More...