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3-day int'l tourism fair kicks off in city

DHAKA, March 30, 2017 (BSS) - A three-day international tourism fair began here this morning with a view to exploring country's potentiality in tourism sector.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon inaugurated the fair dubbed "US-BANGLA Airlines Dhaka Travel Mart 2017" at Ball Room of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel as chief gust.
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US students foil BNP-Jamaat programme in NY

NEW YORK, March 30, 2017 (BSS) - A BNP-Jamaat sponsored programme was foiled at Columbia University here on Wednesday on the face of the protest of US students of the university.

Sources said pro-BNP-Jamaat men living in New York arranged the programme titled "Bangladesh Democracy Conference" at the university on Wednesday evening under the ... More...

Comilla city polls going on peacefully

COMILLA, March 30, 2017 (BSS) - Comilla City Corporation (CCC) election is going on peacefully as there was no report ... More...

Building stronger family bonds stressed for militancy eradication

RANGPUR, March 30, 2017 (BSS) - Building of stronger family bonds on the basis of love, affection and friendly relati... More...

SWAT, bomb disposal teams to defuse bombs at Moulvibazar: Home Minister

DHAKA, March 30, 2017 (BSS) -Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday said a team of the Special Weapons And Tacti... More...

International

2 killed in fire at Kolkata hotel

KOLKATA, Mar 30, 2017 (BSS/PTI)-At least two persons were charred to death in a fire at a hotel in southern Kolkata early on Thursday, police said. Anup Agarwal and Jugalkishore Gupta, guests at the hotel, were rushed to a hospital after suffering serious injuries in the fire but could not be save... More...

Top Tibetan lama abandons monkhood to marry old friend

NEW DELHI, March 30, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - A senior Tibetan lama at the centre of a long-running row over one of Buddhism's most important titles has abandoned the monkhood altogether after marrying a childhood friend in India, his office said Thursday.

Thaye Dorje, 33, has claimed since childhood to be the reincarnation of the Karmapa Lama, the... More...

10 bodies found in Mexico ravine

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, March 30, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - At least 10 bodies were found in a ravine in western Mexico on Wednesday... More...

Pot business is smoking hot in US, despite Trump

LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Walk into Brett Vapnik's medicinal marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles and the p... More...

Mexican president says seeking 'new relationship' with US

SAN JOS, March 30, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Wednesday he is working on "a new relation... More...

Sports

Kohli says Aussie friends comment overblown

NEW DELHI, March 30, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday downplayed controversial remarks about dit... More...

Pakistan ban bowler Irfan for one year

KARACHI, March 30, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Pakistan have suspended fast bowler Mohammad Irfan for one year and fined him $10,000 after... More...

District

JMB man held in Satkhira

SATKHIRA, Mar 30, 2017 (BSS) - Police in a special drive arrested a suspected member of the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Muj... More...

Bangladesh to attain sustainable development goals: Speakers

RANGPUR, March 30, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh has been marching on its way to attain the sustainable development goals (... More...

Economic

300 clients received banking services in open place

RAJSHAHI, March 30, 2017 (BSS)- More than 300 clients in general received banking services like opening accounts and... More...

Climate Change

Trump keeps world dangling on Paris climate pact

PARIS, March 30, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - President Donald Trump's plan for gutting dome... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Universal at CinemaCon: laughter, applause and a stray tear

LAS VEGAS, March 30, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Universal's presentation at CinemaCon Wednesday proved an emotional rollercoaster, with laughter provided by "The Mummy" and "Despicable Me 3" -- and heartfelt tributes paid to "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker. Universal was the f... More...

Technology

Amazon shutting down unprofitable Quidsi unit

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Amazon on Wednesday confirmed that it is shutting down its Quidsi unit, which runs websites Diapers.com and Soap.com, due to a persistent lack of profitability there. Quidsi was an Amazon rival in the US before the online retail ... More...

Education

BUET Alumni to accord reception to Ekushey Padak winner Prof Jamilur

DHAKA, March 30, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Alumni (BUETA) will accord a reception tomorrow to its president Prof. Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury for getting 'Ekushey Padak-2017'.

A prominent educationist, re... More...

Weather

Torrential rain, floods hamper Australia cyclone relief

AYR, Australia, March 30, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Torrential rain hampered relief effor... More...