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National : ** PM proposes important revisions in tax proposals ** Works of 10 economic zones to begin next year: PM **   |   National : *** Office resumes, holiday mood persists *** President condoles death of musician Sudhin Das *** Works of 10 economic zones to begin nest year: PM***   |   International : ***Light aircraft crash kills 3 in S. Australia ***N. Korea conducts rocket engine test: report ***New US ambassador keen to see Chinese dissident go abroad ***   |   

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Jatiya Sangsad

JS sitting adjourned till 10 am tomorrow

SANGSAD BHABAN, June 28, 2017 (BSS) - Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury adjourned the House at 9.22 pm today.

The House will... More...

JS passes Finance, Bill 2017 with some amendments

SANGSAD BHABAN, June 28, 2017 (BSS) - The Jatiya Sangsad (JS) today passed the 'Finance Bill 2017' with several amendments to the ... More...

National

Election to be held under this govt: Tofail

DHAKA, June 28, 2017 (BSS)- Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has no way instead of taking part in the next general election if she believes in democracy. "The elections are held under incumbent government in all countries across the world... And it will also ... More...

Healthcare service remains uninterrupted during Eid holidays: Nasim

DHAKA, June 28, 2017 (BSS) - Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim has said healthcare facilities were uninterrupted in all the public hospitals during the holidays of Eid-ul-Fitr. He also thanked doctors, nurses and staff for the continuation of their duties in accordance with their roast... More...

Hasina led govt to play supportive role in next election: Quader

DHAKA, June 28, 2017 (BSS) - General Secretary of Awami League (AL) Obaidul Quader today said Prime Minister Sheikh H... More...

Inu mourns death of Sudhin Das, Nazmul Huda Bacchu

DHAKA, June 28, 2017 (BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today expressed deep shock at the death of popular musician Sudhin Das and noted actor Nazmul Huda Bacchu.

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DMP works for country: Asaduzzaman

DHAKA, June 28, 2017 (BSS) - Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia today said his force work... More...

International

Russia assumes Trump, Putin will meet at G20 summit: Lavrov

MOSCOW, June 28, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Moscow "assumes" that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his US counterpart Donald Trump during next week's G20 summit in Germany, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.

"We assume that a meeting will take place, given that the two presidents will be in the same town at the same time, same build... More...

N. Korea conducts rocket engine test: report

SEOUL, June 28, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - North Korea recently tested a small rocket engine, a monitoring group said Wednesday, after a US official had reportedly suggested the test could be a step to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile. The respected 38 North analysis group however said it was... More...

Venezuela president claims coup, harangues Trump

CARACAS, June 28, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Venezuela's embattled president Tuesday repeated claims of a US-backed coup attemp... More...

Chicago cops charged with cover-up in shooting of black teen

CHICAGO, June 28, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - A Chicago prosecutor on Tuesday charged three former and current police officers w... More...

US Republicans, facing health care revolt, delay Senate vote

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - US Republicans eager to repeal "Obamacare" suffered a deeply embarrassing setba... More...

Sports

Martial arts: Britain takes first gold

SEOUL, June 28, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Great Britain picked up a first gold medal at the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships on Wednesd... More...

Cricket: Sri Lanka eye redemption against Zimbabwe

COLOMBO, June 28, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Sri Lanka are looking to pick themselves up as the series against Zimbabwe begins this week in ... More...

District

Cottage industries vital to taking country forward: Shahriar

RAJSHAHI, June 28, 2017 (BSS) - State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, MP, has said cottage industries can be... More...

Harvest of Haribhanga mango begins in Rangpur

RANGPUR, June 28, 2017 (BSS) - The farmers have began harvesting of the highly fleshy, fibreless and tasty local variety... More...

Economic

Stocks maintain upward trend

DHAKA, June 28, 2017 (BSS)-Stocks maintained an upward trend on both bourses as trading resumed Wednesday after five days of Eid vacation.

Share trading at Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges remained closed from June 23 to 27 for Eid-u... More...

Climate Change

Greenland now a major driver of rising seas: study

PARIS, June 27, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 tha... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Concern policy followed in making 2 joint-production movies: PID

DHAKA, June 28, 2017 (BSS) - Press Information Department (PID) in a press note today clarified Ministry of Information's stand on controversy over the releases of movies "Nabab" and "Boss-2" made under Bangladesh-India joint productions, saying the concern policy was followed in making ... More...

Technology

Are asteroids humanity's 'greatest challenge'?

PARIS, June 28, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Throughout its 4.5-billion-year history, Earth has been repeatedly pummelled by space rocks that have caused anything from an innocuous splash in the ocean to species annihilation. When the next big impact will be, nobody knows. But... More...

Education

DU VC mourns death of Sudhin Das

DU VC mourns death of Sudhin Das

DHAKA, June 28, 2017 (BSS) - Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University (DU) Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique today expressed profound shock at the death of noted musician Sudhin Das.

In a condolence message, Pr... More...

Weather

Light to moderate rain likely

DHAKA, June 28, 2017 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at a few places over Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, Sylhet, Mymensingh and Rangpur divisions and at one or two places over ... More...