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Jatiya Sangsad

JS passes Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Youth Development Bill, 2018

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - The Jatiya Sangsad here today passed the "Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Youth Develop... More...

64,000 homeless families to be rehabilitated

SANGSAD BHABAN, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif today said the government would rehabilitate 50,000 and... More...

National

UGC presents Bangla book on country's emergence to PM

DHAKA, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - The University Grants Commission (UGC) today handed over a book on the emergence of independent Bangladesh to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The book "Swadhin Bangladesher Avyudoyer Itihas" (History of the Emergence of Independent Bangladesh) has been made mandatory fo... More...

None to be spared for financial irregularity: Anisul

DHAKA, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today said none would be spared for loan default and financial irregularity. "Government's stand against such irregularities is evident. Those who are guilty, will be brought to justice. None is above the law a... More...

Japanese delegation meets LGRD Minister

DHAKA, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - A three-member delegation led by Japanese Ambassador Hiroyasu Izumi today called on Local ... More...

Bangladesh becomes role model in curbing militancy: Asaduzzaman

PATUAKHALI, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said here today Bangladesh has become role model for the... More...

PM mourns death of ex-Rangpur mayor Jhantu

DHAKA, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep shock at the death of ex-mayor of Rangpur City Corporation Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu.

In a cond... More...

International

Xi may extend power as China poised to lift term limits

BEIJING, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - The Chinese Communist Party's leadership has called for the removal of presidential term limits, opening the door for China's most powerful leader in decades, Xi Jinping, to remain in office beyond 2023. The party's Central Committee has proposed deleting from the... More...

Sri Lanka PM takes over law and order after vote defeat

COLOMBO, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka's prime minister took over the key law and order ministry Sunday as part of a cabinet reshuffle, after a local election defeat sparked calls for his resignation. Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in to the ministerial post Sunday, a week after th... More...

Rebel groups in Syria enclave welcome ceasefire call

BEIRUT, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - The two main groups controlling Syria's rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta have welcome... More...

DPRK delegation arrives in S.Korea for Olympic closing ceremony

SEOUL, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) - A high-ranking delegation from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) arriv... More...

Five issues will dominate Sierra Leone's election

FREETOWN, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Sierra Leone goes to the polls on March 7 for a general election that will select a n... More...

Sports

Rohit to captain India for Sri Lanka T20 tri-series

NEW DELHI, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - India's Rohit Sharma will captain the country's 15-member Twenty20 squad for the t... More...

Stokes back as England bat first against New Zealand

HAMILTON, New Zealand, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Ben Stokes was confirmed in the England line-up as New Zealand won the t... More...

District

People urged to cast vote for Awami League in next polls

KHULNA, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - Leaders of 14- party alliances in Khulna urged people of all walks of life to cast their votes for... More...

Laptops distributed among primary schools in Narsingdi

NARSINGDI, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - A total of 138 laptops were distributed among 138 primary schools in Sadar upazila on... More...

Economy

BB asks banks to use Bangla in loan approval letters

DHAKA, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - Bangladesh Bank (BB) today asked the scheduled banks to use Bangla in loan approval lette... More...

Climate Change

Corporations key to rescuing nature, says WWF chief

PARIS, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - A generation ago, the idea of a veteran intern... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Six publication houses get 'Bangla Academy Gunijan Award 2018'

DHAKA, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - Six publication houses got the 'Bangla Academy Gunijan Award 2018' in four categories after the name of four eminent personalities. Bangla Academy Director and Member Secretary of the Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela Committee Dr Jalal Ahmed told BSS t... More...

Technology

BTRC opens new short-code '100' to hear complaint

DHAKA, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will activate "100" as new short-code tomorrow replacing the existing one to hear complaints. "The new three-digit short-code '100' eased the operation of Complaints for Telecommunication... More...

Education

Programmable logic controller workshop held in RUET

RAJSHAHI, Feb 25, 2018 (BSS) - A daylong workshop on 'Programmable Logic Control... More...

Weather

Rain likely in parts of country

DHAKA, Feb 25,2018 (BSS) - Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty... More...