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National

Ali Aksad's 84th birth anniversary tomorrow

DHAKA, April 30, 2016 (BSS) - Tomorrow is the 84th birth anniversary of Ali Aksad, a veteran journalist and ex-president of Bangladesh Peace Council, said a press release here today.

Ali Aksad, a former member of the Communist Party, initiated the movement of Bangladesh Peace Council, a chapter of the World Peace Council, in the region. He wor... More...

Maintaining cleanliness for improving environment stressed

RANGPUR, April 30, 2016 (BSS) - The common citizens along with different government organisations, institutions, local government bodies and NGOs should work unitedly for maintaining cleanliness to improve environment. The views were expressed at a pre- 'Cleanliness Campaign' brief discussion organis... More...

Over Tk 38cr for hygienic sanitation in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR, April 30, 2016 (BSS) - Construction works of 476 wash blocks are progressing fast by spending Taka 38 crore 8 lakh in different primary schools under seven upazilas of th... More...

Hot spell taking huge toll on public life in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, April 30, 2016 (BSS)- Public in general and all other living beings are suffering a lot in the wake of prolong... More...

Good aquaculture practices vital for boosting export

RAJSHAHI, April 30, 2016 (BSS)- In addition to ensuring safe fish and its production, a good aquaculture practice is very vital for boosting country's export list, speakers at a tr... More...

International

France says it will increase forces in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, April 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - France will increase the number of its troops in Ivory Coast, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday on a trip to the African nation which hosts a regional base for French forces. "This summer the French forces in Ivory Coast will increase from 500 to 900 m... More...

Danger zones keep Colombians from burying their dead

PALMIRA, Colombia, April 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Zamira Diaz has a map showing where her brother Oswaldo is buried. But like many who have lost loved ones in Colombia's civil conflict, she cannot go and find him. Oswaldo lies in one of the "red zones" -- rebel-held areas where even the police will not da... More...

Rouhani allies win Iran parliament elections second round: media

TEHRAN, April 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Reformist and moderate politicians
allied with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani won m... More...

Obama hosts jazz concert at 'Blues House'

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - For a few hours on Friday, the White House became the Blues House.

Musicians i... More...

Search for survivors after Kenya building collapse

NAIROBI, April 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Rescue teams were searching for survivors after a seven-storey building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi Friday due to flooding, the Red ... More...

Sports

Murray insists Djokovic can be beaten as big four reunite in Madrid

MADRID, April 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - World number one Novak Djokovic returns to the Madrid Masters for the first time in t... More...

Rio Olympics fall short in test events

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Power cuts, faulty spotlights,overheated swimming pools and insufficient air ... More...

District

Jamaat activists arrested in Rangpur

RANGPUR, April 30, 2016 (BSS) - Police arrested 76, including two
activists of Jamaat-E-Islami Bangladesh, from different place... More...

Four shops gutted in Chandpur

CHANDPUR, April 30, 2016 (BSS)- Four shops were gutted by a pre-dawn devastating fire that broke out at Hawkers' market in Chandpu... More...

Economic

Oil profits plunge as industry eyes a bottom

NEW YORK, April 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Plunging crude prices battered oil giants' profits in the first quarter, another bl... More...

Climate Change

Large parts of Barrier Reef dead in 20 years: scientists

SYDNEY, April 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - Large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Dance speaks of human feelings, cultural identity: Speakers

RANGPUR, April 30, 2016 (BSS) - Leading cultural personalities have said dance always speaks of human feelings as well as life and living with love,affection, arts, devotion, emotion and cultural identity of any nation on the earth. They said this while taking part in a discus... More...

Technology

Female entrepreneurs face challenges to grow business

DHAKA, April 29, 2016 (BSS)- With a commitment to establish a self-identity in society through innovation, talent and hard work, many educated women are launching their business enterprises to become successful entrepreneurs in the ICT sector. But country's most promising... More...

Education

Worsening depression may be dementia cue: study

PARIS, April 30, 2016 (BSS/AFP) - People over 54 who suffer from steadily-worsen... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, April 30, 2016 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers accompanied by
temporary gusty wind is likely to occur today at one or two places over Dhaka and Sylhet divisions with hails at places.

Weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly c... More...