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Amu for building university-factory connectivity to make skilled manpower

DHAKA, Nov 20, 2017 (BSS) - Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu yesterday called for building connectivity between universities and factories to meet the demand for skilled manpower. "Universities can focus on creating entrepreneurs and skilled manpower by giving education on industrial demand and in... More...

35 AL MPs join CRI's workshop on National Campaign Strategy

DHAKA, Nov 20, 2017 (BSS) - Political think-tank Centre for Research and Information (CRI) yesterday staged the first of its series of workshops on 'National Campaign Strategy' with the participation of around 35 Awami League lawmakers. CRI Trustees Radwan Mujib Siddiq, also grandson of Father of the ... More...

Rangpur attack aimed at destroying relations with India: Quader

RANGPUR, Nov 20, 2017 (BSS) - Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader... More...

DSC begins drive against expired vehicles

DHAKA, Nov 19, 2017 (2017) (BSS) - Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) today started drive against expired vehicles and... More...

Socialism panacea of workers, peasants, toiling masses: Inu

DHAKA, Nov 19, 2017(BSS)-Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, said today that socialism was the best way to ensure part... More...

International

Fourteen killed, many wounded in Colombia bus accident

BOGOTA, Nov 20, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - At least 14 people were killed and 35 injured when the bus they were traveling in plunged down a ravine in rural northwestern Colombia, officials said Sunday. The bus skidded off the road when the driver swerved in an attempt to avoid hitting a motorcycle rider, Sa... More...

Rescuers battle waves, wind in hunt for missing Argentine sub

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, Nov 20, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - A multinational armada of aircraft and vessels battled high winds and raging seas Sunday as they intensified their search for a missing Argentine submarine, after apparent attempted distress calls raised hopes the 44 crew members may still be alive. Th... More...

Merkel 'regrets' collapse of German coalition talks

BERLIN, Nov 20, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she regretted the collapse of talks to form Germa... More...

Crush near Morocco's Essaouira kills at least 15 women

RABAT,Morocco Nov 20, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - At least 15 women were killed and five injured Sunday in a crush as food aid was... More...

7.0 magnitude quake off New Caledonia, triggering tsunami warning

NOUMEA, Nov 20, 2017 (AFP) - A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monda... More...

Sports

New Perth stadium to host Australia-England ODI

PERTH, Australia, Nov 20, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - The new Perth Stadium will host Australia's fifth one-day international agai... More...

Football: Benzema the fall guy as Real Madrid flounder

MADRID, Nov 20, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - In a recurring theme of Real Madrid's stuttering season, Zinedine Zidane protested all... More...

District

Diabetes Service Week observed in Manikganj

MANIKGANJ, Nov 20, 2017 (BSS) - The Diabetes Service Week was observed on Sunday in the district in a befitting manner ... More...

Standing beside children during disasters underscored

GAIBANDHA, Nov 20, 2017 (BSS)- Speakers at a workshop here on Sunday underscored the need for standing beside the chil... More...

Economy

Asian markets kick week off with losses as euro sinks

HONG KONG, Nov 20, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Asian markets turned lower on Monday as the correction that has hit global equities... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

India's int'l film event to begin in Goa

NEW DELHI, Nov. 20, 2017 (BSS/Xinhua) - India's largest film event International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will begin Monday in western state of Goa, officials said. During the nine-day event, around 200 films from over 80 countries will be screened. "The 48th ... More...

Technology

UK to have driverless cars by 2021: govt

LONDON, Nov 19, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - British finance minister Philip Hammond is to announce o75 million ($99 million, 84 million euros) funding for Artificial Intelligence and plans to put driverless cars on UK roads by 2021, in his budget speech on Wednesday. Hammond will annou... More...

Education

7.5 lakh students to get awards under DRH programme

DHAKA, Nov 19, 2017 (BSS) - This year, 7.5 lakh students across the country will get awards under the 'Developing of the Reading Habit' programme, according to project insiders.

Since 2010, Bishwa Sahitya Kendra (BSK) and Secondary Education Qual... More...

Weather

Dry weather with cloudy sky likely

DHAKA, Nov 18, 2017 (BSS) - Weather may remain mainly dry with temporary part... More...