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5 villages brought under electrification network in Netrakona

NETRAKONA, April 26, 2015 (BSS) - Five villages under Atpara and Netrakona sader upazilas in the district were brought under rural electrification network yesterday by Palli Biddut Samity (PBS) Netrakona, an organization of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB).

The deputy minister for youth and sports Arif Khan Joy MP formally inaugurat... More...

Bangladesh to help quake-hit Nepal

DHAKA, April 25, 2015 (BSS) - The government is sending humanitarian assistance including medical teams and medicine to Nepal in the wake of the devastation caused in Nepal by a major earthquake today.

The medical teams would be working with the Nepalese Government in
assisting the affected people there, according to a press release of For... More...

President mourns loss of lives in Nepal quake

DHAKA, April 25, 2015 (BSS) - President Abdul Hamid today expressed deep shock at the loss of lives in Nepal, Banglades... More...

Noor inaugurates 12-day book fair in Jessore

JESSORE, April 25, 2015 (BSS) - Minister for Cultural Affairs Asaduzzaman Noor today urged the young learners to build ... More...

GFI praises BD's moves on countering illicit financing

DHAKA, April 25, 2015 (BSS) - The Global Financial Integrity (GFI) praised Bangladesh's move on countering illicit financing, according to a Bangladesh Bank (BB) press release.

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International

UN chief, Italy PM and EU's Mogherini in Mediterranean sea trip Monday: EU

BRUSSELS, April 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will on Monday board a vessel in the Mediterranean Sea to show their "solidarity" after a series of boat migrant tragedies, the EU said. The trio wi... More...

Chinese search and rescue team leaves for quake-hit Nepal

BEIJING, April 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - China on Sunday dispatched a 62-member search and rescue team for Nepal where a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake has killed more than 1,200 people, the official news agency Xinhua reported. The group, including six sniffer dogs and carrying rescue and medical equipm... More...

Over two tonnes of cocaine seized off Scotland: French customs

PARIS, April 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Nine men have been charged with drug trafficking after the British coastguard seized m... More...

New book shows Spain's royals no longer untouchable: experts

MADRID, April 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A new tell-all book that details what led to Spanish king Juan Carlos giving up the t... More...

'Heavy toll' feared after Boko Haram attacks Niger army

NIAMEY, April 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Boko Haram militants attacked troops from Niger on an island base in Lake Chad, the g... More...

Sports

Gasquet, Kyrgios seek French Open boost

ESTORIL, Portugal, April 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - France's Richard Gasquet and Australian Nick Kyrgios will hope to kick-sta... More...

Arsenal aim to redraw lines of Chelsea rivalry

LONDON, April 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Chelsea's trip to Arsenal on Sunday has been billed as a Premier League title decider... More...

District

Women achieve self-reliance in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR, April 26, 2015 (BSS) - A good number of women of rural and urban areas of the district achieved self-reliance after gett... More...

One held with 2,200 Yaba tablets in Barisal

BARISAL, April 26, 2015 (BSS) - Members of rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive arrested one person with 2,200 pieces... More...

Economic

Good aquaculture practice required for ensuring safe fisheries production

RAJSHAHI, April 26, 2015 (BSS)-Speakers at a training session have underscored the need for safe fish farming besides pr... More...

Climate Change

Oil from Russian trawler wreck reaches Canaries' beaches

MADRID, April 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Oil from the wreck of a Russian trawler that... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Blur returns with inspiration from Asia

NEW YORK, April 26, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The epitome of the British sound two decades ago, Blur has made an unexpected return not with new takes on England but with inspiration from Asia. Blur -- who, along with arch-enemies Oasis, formed the vanguard of the 1990s Britpop scene... More...

Technology

Apple Watch begins global launch - quietly

NEW YORK, April 25, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The Apple Watch made its global debut on Friday in a launch aimed at making the California giant the overnight leader in wearable technology. The event was noticeably low key compared with the fanfare of other Apple product launches: No... More...

Education

World Veterinary day observed in RU

RAJSHAHI UNIVERSITY, April 25, 2015 (BSS) - Teachers and students of Rajshahi University observed World Veterinary Day on the campus today.

Over 150 teachers and students of animal husbandry and veterinary science department under the banner... More...

Weather

Rain likely

DHAKA, April 26, 2015 (BSS) - Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary g... More...