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Authorities shut Cox's Bazar, Ctg airports amid advancing cyclone

DHAKA, May 30, 2017 (BSS) - The Civil Aviation Authority (CAAB) yesterday suspended domestic and international flight operations in Cox's Bazar and Chittagong routes, temporarily shutting down the two airports as an advancing cyclone is predicted to hit the southern coastlines early today. CAAB offici... More...

Evacuation underway as cyclone Mora heading towards Bangladesh

DHAKA, May 30, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh yesterday ordered an intensified evacuation campaign in southeastern coastlines as the Met office predicted an advancing cyclone to hit the shoreline by early tomorrow, issuing the highest level of warning signal in a scale of 10.

Maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox's Bazar have been advised to hoist great... More...

Launch services on all routes suspended

DHAKA, May 30, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) yesterday suspended the launch communica... More...

GRC distributes grants for cyclone relief in Hatia

DHAKA, May 30, 2017 (BSS) - German Red Cross (GRC) yesterday reached out grants amounting to Taka 52.90 lakh among 1,058 people in coastal of Hatia through private Bank Asia's agen... More...

Nearly 4 cr people consume tobacco: Maleque

DHAKA, May 30, 2017 (BSS) - State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque yesterday said nearly four crore ... More...

International

23 killed in lightning, rain-related incidents in eastern India

NEW DELHI, May 29, 2017 (BSS/Xinhua) - At least 23 people have been killed in lightning and rain-related incidents in the eastern Indian state of Bihar in the past 24 hours, officials said Monday.

While 18 people were killed due to lightning across eight districts, others died in a wall collapse incident triggered by a storm in the state's W... More...

Macedonian PM-designate proposes 25 ministers for new gov't

SKOPJE, May 29, 2017 (BSS/Xinhua) - Macedonian Prime Minister-designate Zoran Zaev Sunday evening announced his choices for ministers for the new government he has been mandated to form. The lineup features 25 ministerial nominees from the three coalition partners -- Zaev's Social Democratic Union ... More...

Brazil's president names new Justice minister

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 29, 2017 (BSS/Xinhua) - Brazil's embattled President Michel Temer on Sunday announced he was replac... More...

Japan condemns latest DPRK missile launch

TOKYO, May 29, 2017 (BSS/Xinhua) - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired a ballistic missile Monday tha... More...

North Korea fires ballistic missile

SEOUL, May 29, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - North Korea Monday test-fired a ballistic missile, the latest in a series of launches t... More...

Sports

South Africa pursue great obsession

JOHANNESBURG, May 29, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - South Africa's quest for a major international cricket trophy has become enough ... More...

New Zealand's Taylor tires of runner-up tag

WELLINGTON, May 29, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Ross Taylor is matter-of-fact when he reviews his career and previews New Zealand'... More...

District

Sanctity of Ramadan to be ensured in Rangpur city

RANGPUR, May 29, 2017 (BSS) - The authority of Rangpur City Corporation (RpCC) at a meeting has decided to ensure sanct... More...

Four killed in road accidents at Fulbari, Kaharol

RANGPUR, May 29, 2017 (BSS) - Four persons were killed and 10 others injured in two separate road accidents at Fulbari and Kahar... More...

Economic

DSE trade value hits eight-month low

DHAKA, May 29, 2017 (BSS)- The daily share transactions in value on Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) hit eight-month low on Monday as the stock market extended the falling trend for the two consecutive days of the week.

The daily trade value ... More...

Climate Change

Great Barrier Reef bleaching worse than first thought

SYDNEY, May 29, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Swedish comedy 'The Square' is surprise Cannes winner

CANNES, France, May 29, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Swedish satire "The Square", a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Sunday. In a stunning upset, the nine-member jury led by Spanish ... More...

Technology

Govt, non-govt initiatives in ICT education for women

DHAKA, May 29, 2017 (BSS) -Saima Muhib of Chandpur attained her bachelor degree in computer science and engineering from Dhaka City College. But, during her study in intermediate level, she learnt search engine optimization, web design and development watching youtube video and reading art... More...

Education

National science debate fest ends at DU

DHAKA, May 29, 2017 (BSS) - Five daylong "10th National Science Debate Festival-2017" was concluded following a prize giving ceremony at Muktamacha of Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall of Dhaka University (DU) on Sunday.

DU Fazlul Huq Muslim Hall (FH) Debat... More...

Weather

Massive evacuations underway as storm 'Mora' nears in Ctg port

CHITTAGONG, May 29, 2017 (BSS)- Chittagong district administration has started evacuation of the people of the most vulnerable six coastal upazilas of the district to safer places and nearby cyclone shelters since this evening after the Met office h... More...