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Qamrul calls for standing by distressed people

DHAKA, June 26, 2017 (BSS) - Food Minister Qamrul Islam yesterday called upon the affluent people of the society to stand by the distressed and poor people of the country. The minister also lambasted BNP leaders for their criticism of the government, saying, "They always criticize the government sitti... More...

Lord Jagannath's Ratha Yatra begins

DHAKA, June 25, 2017 (BSS) - The Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath Dev, one of the major festivals of the Hindu community, began today amid religious fervor and enthusiasm. In observance of the festival, different religious bodies and temple committees drew up various programmes. The Internationa... More...

Tight security clamps dawn for peaceful Eid celebration

DHAKA, July 25, 2017 (BSS)- The entire country has been brought under stringent security measure, including in the capit... More...

Unprecedented security for Sholakia Eidgah

KISHOREGANJ, June 25, 2017 (BSS)- Against the backdrop of the last year's militant attack, the government has taken unpr... More...

410 Eid congregations in capital

DHAKA, June 25, 2017 (BSS) - A total of 410 congregations of holy Eid-ul-Fitr would be held in the capital this year.

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International

139 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

AHMEDPUR EAST, Pakistan, June 25, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - An overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 139 people and injuring scores as crowds scavenging for fuel ignored warnings to stay clear, officials and witnesses said. The horrific early morning tragedy ... More...

Families separated by US-Mexico border have fleeting reunion

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, June 25, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - After more than a decade apart, the Pastrana family on Saturday finally got to embrace during a special event allowing nearly 200 families separated by the US-Mexico border to spend three minutes together.

The meeting took place in the middle of the murky Rio Grande -- which divides the Mexican ... More...

Trumps attend Treasury chief wedding in glitzy DC affair

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania stepped out of the White House Satur... More...

Hopes dim in search for 118 buried by China landslide

WENCHUAN, China, June 25, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Rescuers dug through earth and rocks for a second day on Sunday in an increas... More...

London tower blocks evacuated over fire fears

LONDON, June 25, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Thousands of residents from 650 London flats were evacuated Saturday due to fire safety fears in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, but dozen... More...

Sports

Debutant Malan sets up England T20 series win over South Africa

CARDIFF, United Kingdom, June 25, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Dawid Malan became England's top-scoring Twenty20 international debutant as th... More...

Messi's gritty hometown braces for a glam wedding

ROSARIO, Argentina, June 25, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Security is at the top of everyone's minds in Rosario, Argentina these days.

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District

Rathajatra festival begins in Ctg

CHITTAGONG, June 25, 2017 (BSS)- The nine-day Rathajatra (journey of chariot), one of the major festivals of the Hindu community,... More...

400 distressed families get foods, financial support

ISHWARDI, Pabna, June 25, 2017 (BSS) - A total of 400 distressed families of Ishwardi upazila were provided with food items and f... More...

Economic

Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj

FIROZABAD, India, June 25, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn't blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. He blames ... More...

Climate Change

Global pact on environmental rights to be presented to UN

PARIS, June 25, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Hollywood star turned activist Arnold Schwarzenegger joined politicians and legal experts in Paris Saturday to launch a campaig... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Whisper it, but is it time to ax 'Despicable Me' Minions?

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Reformed super-villain Gru adds to his burgeoning family this weekend with the release of "Despicable Me 3," which will likely push the gargantuan franchise past $3 billion at the box office.

But critics have warned that the seemingly unstoppable... More...

Technology

China drone king turns to farming

SHENZHEN, China, June 25, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - China drone-maker DJI is betting on flying machines that shoot pesticide instead of photos to fend off growing competition in the global remote-controlled aircraft market.

The world leader in the civilian drones sector is switching its focus f... More...

Education

HC questions results of 18 failed SSC students having pass marks

DHAKA, June 22, 2017 (BSS) - The High Court (HC) today issued a rule asking as to why it shall not declare illegal the results of 18 failed SSC examinees, who actually attained pass marks, of a Narayanganj school.

A High Court vacation bench compr... More...

Weather

Rain, thundershowers likely tomorrow

DHAKA, June 25, 2017 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at different places across the country tomorrow.

"Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at a few places over Rangpur,... More...