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National : PM expects people to reject anti-liberation forces in votes**DNCC by-polls in last week of February**   |   International : **Billionaire Pinera to return as Chile's president **Trump says he won't fire Russia meddling probe chief**   |   

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National

Quader for careful driving in thick fog

DHAKA, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS) - Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday urged the drivers to drive vehicles carefully in thick fog keeping the speed under control. The minister made the call while inaugurating a Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) bus depot and mobile ap... More...

Govt to hold int'l tourism fair from next year

DHAKA, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS) - Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon yesterday said the government will hold international tourism fair from next year to promote both inbound and outbound Bangladesh tourism. "So far, no tourism fair is organised by the government efforts. We have decided... More...

Japan to recruit trained workers soon: Nurul Islam

DHAKA, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS) - Japanese labour market for Bangladeshi workers will be opened up as Expatriates' Welfare a... More...

DNCC by-polls in last week of February

DHAKA, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS) - The by-polls for the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will be held in the... More...

Qulkhawani of Mohiuddin today

CHITTAGONG, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS) - Qulkhawani of President of city unit of Awami League and former mayor of Chittagong ... More...

International

At least 26 people killed in tropical storm in central Philippines

MANILA, Dec. 18 (BSS/Xinhua) -- At least 26 people have been killed and 46 others still missing in floods and landslides set off by a tropical storm in central Philippines, the government disaster relief agency confirmed on Monday.... More...

N. Korean incomes improving but far below South: Seoul

SEOUL, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - North Koreans enjoyed the fastest improvement in their incomes for five years in 2016, Seoul's statistics agency has said -- but Southerners are still more than 20 times better off. Per capita incomes averaged 1.46 million won ($1,340) in the North last year, Statisti... More...

Billionaire Pinera to return as Chile's president

SANTIAGO, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Billionaire Sebastian Pinera will return to power as Chile's president next year, ... More...

Trump says he won't fire Russia meddling probe chief

WASHINGTON, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - President Donald Trump insisted Sunday he has no plans to fire special counsel Muel... More...

Gabon arrests dozens in knife attack that wounded two Danes

LIBREVILLE, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Police in Gabon arrested dozens of people Sunday over a knife attack that wounded t... More...

Sports

Lunch called early in rain-hit third Ashes Test

PERTH, Australia, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Lunch was called early without a ball being bowled on the final day of the... More...

Football: Mourinho won't give up on catching City

WEST BROMWICH, United Kingdom, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Jose Mourinho insisted Manchester United will not give up on ... More...

District

Pro-active scientific and industrial research stressed

RAJSHAHI, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS)- Scientists and business leaders at a workshop on Sunday underscored the need for more pro-... More...

Vitamin A increases disease resistant capacity of babies: experts

RANGPUR, Dec 17, 2017 (BSS) - Health experts at an advocacy meeting here today called for providing Vitamin A to all und... More...

 

Economy

Japan trade surplus drops sharply on higher oil imports

TOKYO, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Japan's trade surplus fell sharply in November, the government said Monday, as the ri... More...

Climate Change

Fazle Rabbi urges rich countries to fulfil climate deal pledges

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2017 (BSS) - Deputy Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad Advocate Md Fazle R... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Chastain on the rise and fall of Hollywood's 'poker princess'

LOS ANGELES, Dec 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Jessica Chastain struggled initially to relate to Molly Bloom, the former ski champion turned "poker princess" hostess to the rich and famous at Hollywood's most exclusive high stakes card tables. It wasn't until Chastain met Tinseltown's... More...

Technology

China develops world's fastest unmanned boat

CHINA, Dec 17, 2017 (BSS/CNS) - China has developed the world's fastest unmanned boat, the Tianxing-1, which has a maximum speed of more than 50 knots (92.6 km/h), according to Science and Technology Daily on Tuesday. The vessel, jointly developed by China's Harbin Engin... More...

Weather

Moderate to thick fog likely over the river basins

DHAKA, Dec 17, 2017 (BSS) - Moderate to thick fog may occur over the river ba... More...