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Newly elected chairman, members of Kishoreganj district council call on President

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS)- Newly elected members of Kishoreganj district council led by its chairman Md Zillur Rahman made a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban here this evening.

During the meeting, the President congratulated the chairman and members of the council and said district council is an important organization o... More...

Rajuk continues eviction drive at Mirpur

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2016 (BSS) - The mobile court of Rajdhanai Unnayan
Kartripakka (RAJUK) continued its eviction drive against 18 unauthorized structures built in city's Mirpur residential area today.

The regular drive was conducted by magistrate Khondokar Waliur Rahman over a number of shops, restaurants and business outlets grew illegally at res... More...

No decision yet on fuel oil prices cut: Muhith

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS) - Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said the government yet to take any decision on fuel o... More...

Bangladesh's innovative agri-tech being appreciated globally: Noor

RANGPUR, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS) - Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, MP, today afternoon said the innovative agricu... More...

Crude oil to be refined in country: Nasrul

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS) - State Minister for Power, Energy and
Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid today said crude oil w... More...

International

Scramble to treat wounded after botched Nigeria air strike

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Scores of injured people were on Wednesday airlifted to hospital for treatment after a botched air strike on Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria killed at least 52 civilians and aid workers. Nigeria called Tuesday's incident at a camp for displaced people ... More...

Long history of corruption in Philippine police force

MANILA, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - The police force is widely regarded as one of the Philippines' most corrupt institutions, a reputation reinforced by accusations three officers were involved in abducting and killing a South Korean businessman. "Extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances" ... More...

Mali suicide attack kills dozens of fighters

BAMAKO, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - A suicide bomb attack Wednesday on a camp grouping former rebels and pro-government m... More...

Trump shakes postwar order, in blow to Europe

BRUSSELS, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Europe must pull together or risk being sidelined as Donald Trump signals the end of ... More...

All change for the Trump White House

WASHINGTON, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - From the role of the First Lady to presidential getaways, Donald Trump's White Hou... More...

Sports

Fargana achieves best success in 3rd ODI

DHAKA, Jan. 18, 2017 (BSS)- Top order batsman Fargana Haque played her career best innings as she scored her career third ODI f... More...

Handscomb to make ODI debut against Pakistan

SYDNEY, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb will make his limited overs debut for Australia ag... More...

District

16 'Rohingyas' detained at Ctg airport

CHITTAGONG, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS)- Immigration police at Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport detained 16 people, including... More...

Ctg Journos demands 9th Wage Board soon

CHITTAGONG, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS)- The leaders of Chittagong Union of Journalist (CUJ)regretted the delay on the part of the Info... More...

Economic

Stocks see corrections breaking 7-day rally

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS) - Market went through major corrections on Wednesday, breaking a ceaseless rally that continued at both Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges in the past seven sessions in a row.

The corrections in prices of... More...

Climate Change

US contributes $500-million to UN Green Climate Fund

WASHINGTON, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - The outgoing Barack Obama administration ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Long-awaited Tupac biopic set for 2017 release

NEW YORK, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - A long-awaited biopic on slain rap legend Tupac Shakur is set for release in mid-2017, the film production company said Tuesday. "All Eyez On Me," named after the title of one of Tupac's albums, will come out in US theaters on June 16, wh... More...

Technology

Expert for using climate fund for power generation through geothermal technology

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS) - An expert today claimed that Bangladesh can generate thousands megawatts of electricity using geothermal technology without burning conventional energy in power plants. Addressing a press conference at National Press Club in the city, Member of... More...

Education

JUJA polls tomorrow

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2016 (BSS) -Elections to the executive committee of Jahangirnagar University Journalists' Association (JUJA) for the 2017-18 session will be held tomorrow.

The polls will begin at 10am and will continue till 1pm at JUJA office on t... More...

Weather

Weather likely dry

DHAKA, Jan 18, 2017 (BSS)- Ridge of sub-continental high extends up to Biha... More...