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National

Betar's active role in building non-communal society stressed

DHAKA, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS) - Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq today called for active role of the Bangladesh Betar in building terrorism free and non-communal society. He said this while addressing the closing function of 4-day 75th anniversary of Bangladesh Betar at Jatiya Betar ... More...

Journalist Arunava Sarkar passes away

DHAKA, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS) - Eminent Journalist and Poet Arunava Sarkar died at his Dhanmondi residence here today. He was 74. Sarkar left behind his wife, one daughter, one son, relatives, well-wishers and a host of admirers to mourn his death. He was born in Tangail on May 29 in 1... More...

Ban risky, unfit oil tanker movement in Sundarbans

DHAKA, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS) - A meeting of the parliament standing committee on the ministry of forest and environmen... More...

Demonstrations at home and abroad: Tarique's effigy torched

DHAKA, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS) - Different pro-independence organisations today staged demonstrations at home and abroad strongly condemning Tarique Rahman's derogatory remarks again... More...

UN team arrives to clean-up oil spill in Sundarbans

DHAKA, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS) - In response to a request from the government of Bangladesh, the UN system in Bangladesh ha... More...

International

Two Egyptians, two Emiratis killed in military aircraft crash

CAIRO, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Four crew members were killed, two of them Egyptian and two Emirati, when their military aircraft crashed during joint exercises on Wednesday, officials said. The crash occurred in Egypt, the UAE's official news agency WAM said. The crash was caused by a tech... More...

US-Cuba thaw marks end of 'hard Castro-ism'

HAVANA, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The decision by the United States and Cuba to renew diplomatic relations marks the end of "hard Castro-ism" on the communist island and a victory for pragmatic diplomacy, analysts said. Cuban President Raul Castro helped pave the way for his US counterpart Barack... More...

Acquitted of Rwanda genocide, now left in legal limbo

ARUSHA, Tanzania, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - Sitting behind his desk in a secure house in a quiet neighbourhood of Arusha, Prosper Mugiraneza looks at family photos taken before h... More...

Global life expectancy rises: study

PARIS, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - People around the world lived on average to a ripe old age of 71.5 in 2013, up from 6... More...

Palestinians present UN resolution on final peace deal

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - The Palestinians on Wednesday presented a draft UN resolution laying out terms for a final peace deal with Israel but sou... More...

Sports

Cricket: India all out 408 at lunch in 2nd Test

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- India were all out for 408 at lunch on the second day of the second Bris... More...

Cricket: Australia v India 2nd Test scoreboard

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP)- Scoreboard at lunch on the second day of the second Test between Australia and Ind... More...

District

Muktijudder Bijoy Utshab begins in Narsingdi

NARSINGDI, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS)-A six-day Muktijudder Bijoy Utshab (victory festival of liberation war) to motivate and inform th... More...

Rickshaw rally brought out in Panchagarh

PANCHAGARH, Dec 18 (BSS)-With the slogan to ensure 'education for all' a rickshaw rally was brought out in Panchagarh town here ... More...

Economic

Global retailers put high hope on RMG sector

DHAKA, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS) - Putting high hope on the future of the country's readymade garment (RMG) sector, leading global retailers said that Bangladesh would achieve the $50-billion export target by 2021.

The retailers, who partic... More...

Climate Change

Climate change project helps 15000 families save assets

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2014 (BSS) - A project to address extreme monsoon flooding helped communities find solutions to tackling climate change affect with so far sav... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Banglalink Bangladesh Utshob-2014 to be held on Dec 26

DHAKA, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS) - Banglalink Bangladesh Utshob-2014, one of the biggest cultural showcasing of the country, will be held on December 26 in city's Ramna Park.

Titled sponsor of the event, cellular phone operator Banglalink today came up with the announcement of the utshob a... More...

Technology

India's heaviest rocket GSLV-MK-III launched successfully

NEW DELHI, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS)- The first experimental flight (GSLV Mk-III X/CARE) of India's next generation launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III was successfully conducted this morning from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Sriharikota. The GSLV Mk-III X/CARE also known as LVM3-X/... More...

Education

Non-Government Universities of Bangladesh (ANUB) meeting held

DHAKA, December 17, 2014 (BSS)- A special meeting of the Association of Non-Government Universities of Bangladesh (ANUB) was held on Monday chaired by Sheikh Kabir Hossain, Chairman of ANUB, on the operation of branch campus or study center of for... More...

Weather

Heavy snow kills 3, disrupts travel in Japan

TOKYO, Dec 18, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - At least three people have died in heavy snow... More...