Dhaka, Thursday, August 24, 2017

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National : ** Eid-ul-Azha on Sept 2 ** Govt allocates 21,900 MT rice, Tk7.54cr for flood victims **PM hands over cheques to families of victims of BNP-Jamaat atrocities**   |   International : ** Kim Jong-Un starting to respect US: Trump ** US extends sanctions against North Korea ** India train accident injures at least 42: police **   |   

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National

BNP creating toxic environment over 16th amendment verdict: Quader

DHAKA, August 24, 2017 (BSS) - Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said BNP is creating a poisonous environment over the court verdict on the 16th constitutional amendment. "They want to create 1/11 again in the country...But it will not happen on the soil of Bangladesh," he said, ... More...

EU to send observers for next general election

Dhaka, Aug 24, 2017 (BSS) - The outgoing Head of the European Union Delegation and Ambassador to Bangladesh Pierre Mayaudon yesterday expressed EU's willingness to send Election Observer Mission for the next general election in Bangladesh. Expressing optimism that the next general election would be ... More...

Halal industry can play vital role to flourish exports: Amu

DHAKA, August 24, 2017 (BSS) - Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu yesterday said halal industry can play a vital role ... More...

People's rights established at the cost of Bangabandhu's blood: Mosharraf

DHAKA, August 24, 2017 (BSS) - Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain yesterday said that the peop... More...

Muhith hopeful of getting back stolen reserve money despite delay

DHAKA, Aug 24, 2017 (BSS) - Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday reiterated his optimism about getting back the Banglad... More...

International

Civilians in IS-held Raqa under fire 'from all sides': Amnesty

BEIRUT, Aug 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Civilians fleeing the battle to oust the Islamic State group from the Syrian city of Raqa face a "deadly labyrinth", coming under fire from all sides, rights group Amnesty warned Thursday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters ... More...

Slain Mexican journalist's family demands justice

HUEYAPAN DE OCAMPO, Mexico, Aug 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - The family of the latest journalist murdered in Mexico demanded a full investigation Wednesday, rejecting the government's account that he was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time. Candido Rios, a hard-hitting political reporter in the viole... More...

Kim Jong-Un starting to respect US: Trump

PHOENIX, Aug 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - US President Donald Trump said Tuesday his aggressive rhetoric towards North Korea w... More...

Trump tough talk unlikely to move Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Aug 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - In military terms, Donald Trump's long-awaited new Afghanistan strategy looks very ... More...

India train accident injures at least 42: police

NEW DELHI, Aug 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) -At least 42 passengers were injured Wednesday after several cars of an express train ... More...

Sports

It's big Test match for us -Tamim

DHAKA, Aug.23, 2017 (BSS) - Dashing Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal showed optimism as he said that the Tigers will hav... More...

Wushu's training program's closing on Friday

DHAKA, Aug. 23, 2017 (BSS)- The closing ceremony of special Wushu training program with the talented players selected fo... More...

District

13 Ctg teachers detained in Ctg for defaming Father of the Nation

CHITTAGONG, Aug 23, 2017 (BSS) - A court here today ordered to send 13 teachers of different high schools to jail in a sedition ca... More...

Eight get death penalty for killing man in Habiganj

HABIGANJ, Aug 23, 2017 (BSS) - A court here today awarded death sentence to eight people and sentenced other 11 convic... More...

 

Economic

Earnings from land ports witness 20.44pc rise in FY17

DHAKA, Aug 23, 2017 (BSS)- Revenue earnings from the country's land ports maintained a steady rise in fiscal year 2016... More...

Climate Change

ExxonMobil 'double speak' on climate laid bare: study

PARIS, Aug 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - ExxonMobil knowingly misled the public for dec... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Top Russian director to appear in court on fraud charge

MOSCOW, Aug 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Acclaimed Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov was due to appear before a judge Wednesday after being charged with fraud in a case that has sent shockwaves through the arts community. The director denounced the charges ag... More...

Technology

Toothless, dwarf dolphin, a case study in evolution

PARIS, Aug 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Scientists on Wednesday unveiled an extinct species of toothless, whiskered and objectively cute mini-dolphin that plied Earth's oceans some 30 million years ago. With only a fossilised cranium -- found in a river near Charleston, South Carol... More...

Education

HC issues rule over MPO of 82 teachers

DHAKA, Aug 23, 2017 (BSS) - The High Court (HC) today issued a rule asking autho... More...

Weather

Met office predicts rainfall

DHAKA, Aug 23, 2017 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied... More...