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National : Cabinet Okays draft Fisheries Quarantine Act ***China based Himalaya Energy buys Chevron Bangladesh ** World Malaria Day tomorrow    |   International : Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off ** Venezuela pro-government protester dies, raising toll to 21 **   |   

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National

President off to London for medical checkup

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - President M Abdul Hamid left Dhaka for London for medical checkup this evening. "A regular flight of Emirates Airlines carrying the President took off from Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport at 7.30 pm," Assistant Press Secretary Mahmudul Hasan told BSS. ... More...

World Malaria Day tomorrow

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - World Malaria Day-2017 will be celebrated in the country as elsewhere in the world tomorrow to boost global efforts for prevention of malaria. National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and different local and internati... More...

BB postpones agriculture credit recovery in haor areas

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) -Bangladesh Bank (BB) today postponed agriculture credit recovery from haor areas across th... More...

3-day exhibition on medical equipments begins on May 4

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) -A three-day exhibition on medical equipments, clinical lab instruments and health tourism and services is set to begin on May 4 at the International C... More...

30 lakh new consumers to be added in REB this year

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - Some 30 lakh new consumers would be added in the list of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (REB) for electricity this year.

"The REB already... More...

International

Maoist rebels kill 12 police in India

NEW DELHI, April 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Suspected Maoist rebels killed 12 paramilitary commandos on Monday in a remote part of central India, a police official said, the latest attack in the country's simmering internal conflict.

"So far, we know that 12 CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) personnel have been martyred in the Maoist attack," Bha... More...

Rights group urges China to release N. Korean refugees

SEOUL, April 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - China should immediately reveal the whereabouts of eight North Koreans it detained last month, Human Rights Watch said Monday, adding they risk severe torture if they were returned to the North. Most North Korean refugees begin their escape by crossing into Chi... More...

Freight train connects Russia with China's revolutionary heartland

NANCHANG, April 24, 2017 (BSS/Xinhua) - A freight train connecting Russia with Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, arrived in t... More...

Venezuela pro-government protester dies, raising toll to 21

CARACAS, April 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - A woman wounded while participating in an April 19 pro-government march died Sunda... More...

Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off

PARIS, April 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Fr... More...

Sports

Kohli pain after Bangalore set new low in IPL

NEW DELHI, April 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Skipper Virat Kohli said "it really hurts" after Royal Challengers Bangalore slu... More...

5,000-seat stadium to be built at home of the Australian Open

SYDNEY, April 24, 2017 (BSS/Xinhua) - A new 5,000-seat stadium has been announced for the home of the Australian O... More...

District

CPA celebrates 130th Port Day tomorrow

CHITTAGONG, April 24, 2017 (BSS)- The 130th Chittagong Port Day will be celebrated tomorrow through elaborate programmes... More...

Two workers killed in Kushtia boiler blast

KUSHTIA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - Two workers were killed and three others injured as a boiler exploded at a factory of BRB Group i... More...

Economic

New VAT law more time-befitting: Salman F Rahman

DHAKA, April 14, 2015 (BSS)- National Board of Revenue (NBR) has taken necessary preparation for conscious enforcement ... More...

Climate Change

Hasan for reforming BWDB's better performance

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - Dr Hasan Mahmud, chairman of the
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Environment and Forest, today suggested for ma... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Mac DeMarco finds rock flair in carefree spirit

INDIO, United States, April 23, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - For most artists playing Coachella days before a new album, the premier festival would be an obvious place to plug the upcoming release. Mac DeMarco is different. The Canadian indie rocker, whose third album "This Old Dog" com... More...

Technology

Samsung to update software over 'red screen' smartphone

SEOUL, April 24, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Electronics giant Samsung will this week offer an unusually early software update for its newly-released Galaxy S8 phone, it said Monday after some consumers complained of red-tinted screens.

The launch of the device is a key step for the South Kor... More...

Education

Workshop on 'Annual Performance Agreement' held at UGC

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - A workshop titled "Annual Performance Agreement' was held today at the University Grants Commission (UGC) Auditorium in the city with an aim of establishing good governance and excellence in higher educational instituti... More...

Weather

Signal 3 for maritime ports

DHAKA, April 24, 2017 (BSS) - Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla... More...