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Jatiya Sangsad

President's speech hailed, BNP-Jamaat role criticized in JS

SANGSAD BHABAN, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS)-Lawmakers belonging to the treasury and the opposition benches today categorically criticized ... More...

Quader blames law breaking for traffic jam, road accidents

SANGSAD BHABAN, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS)-Road Transports and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today blamed law breaking especia... More...

National

Assistant Judge injured in petrol bomb attack in capital

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS) - An assistant judge was injured in a petrol bomb attack while he was crossing a road in Kalshi area of Pallabi here tonight.

The injured assistant judge, Asaduzzaman, 25, was returning to his residence in Lalmati area of Mirpur from Kalyanpur around 8.30 pm, Dhaka Medical College Hospital sources said.

He re... More...

Terrorism cannot give state power to BNP: Nasim

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS) - Health Minister Mohammad Nasim today said it is not possible to regain state power by creating terrorism and anarchism. "To come in power, mandate of people is must," he said while addressing as the chief guest at a meeting marking "Police Week-2015" at the Rajarbagh P... More...

Inu for refrain from culture of setting fire to burn democracy

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today called for overcoming the culture of carrying ar... More...

Begum Khaleda Zia responsible for killing people: Nasim

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS)- Awami League presidium member and spokesman of the 14-party alliance Mohammad Nasim today he... More...

Gowher Rizvi for shunning mistrust to implement CHT accord

RANGAMATI, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS) - Prime Minister's International Affairs Advisor Gowher Rizvi today urged all parties conc... More...

International

War, Ebola, elections top African Union summit

ADDIS ABABA, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Conflict in Africa, especially the violence of Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgents, and efforts to stem Ebola will top the agenda as African leaders gather for their annual summit this week. While the official theme of the African Union meeting will be women's e... More...

Italy launches search for a new president

ROME, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Italy's parliament meets Thursday to begin selecting a new president with the race apparently wide open and much at stake for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who is keen on having a friendly figure installed as head of state.

"It is an important test for Matteo Renzi -- he needs to find a name capable of securin... More...

Hezbollah will pay 'full price' for deadly attack: Israel

MAJIDIYA, Lebanon, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay ... More...

Islamic State issues new threat to kill Jordanian pilot

BEIRUT, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The Islamic State group has used Japanese hostage Kenji Goto to relay a new threat t... More...

Police gunfire killed Sydney siege victim: inquest

SYDNEY, Australia, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - One of two hostages who died in a 16-hour siege at a Sydney cafe in Decem... More...

Sports

Cricket: Sri Lanka win toss, bat against New Zealand

WELLINGTON, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat in their seventh and final one-day inter... More...

Football: Lyon looks to preserve Ligue 1 leadership

PARIS, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - With 16 matches remaining, the Ligue 1 title race has effectively become a three-way ... More...

District

Boro farming progressing fast in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - Boro farming is progressing fast in all the seven upazilas of the district during the current s... More...

'Scientific procedures needed to use of human excreta'

RAJSHAHI, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - Innovation of scientific procedures has become the demand of time to better understand the use o... More...

Economic

BB announces new monetary policy today

DHAKA, Jan 29, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh Bank (BB) is unveiling today its flagship monetary policy statement (MPS) for ... More...

Climate Change

Bangladesh to get direct access to green climate fund

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS) - The country is expected to have direct access to ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Films about Yves Saint Laurent and life under jihadists lead French awards

PARIS, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A film about France's late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and another about a Malian family struggling under jihadist tyranny are leading the race for France's top movie awards to be handed out next month, the organisers said Wednesday. ... More...

Technology

Google super-fast US Internet service spreads

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Google's super-fast Internet service -- up to 100 times quicker than basic broadband -- is heading for four more US metropolitan areas as the technology titan ramps up pressure on cable service giants. A Google Fiber program launched ... More...

Education

DU VC condoles death of journalist Ali Ashraf

DHAKA, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS)- Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS... More...

Weather

New York, meteorologists defend storm shutdown

NEW YORK, Jan 28, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - New York authorities and meteorologists on Tu... More...