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Yeafesh for utilizing opportunities in scientific researches

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 (BSS) - Science and Technology Minister Yeafesh Osman today urged the country's scientists and researchers to utilize the opportunities, created by different initiatives of the government, in innovative activities. "Bangabandhu's daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has tak... More...

Plan for 23,252 MW power underway

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 (BSS) - Plan to construct 21 power plants, including private sector ones, in the country is underway to generate 23,252 megawatt (MW) of electricity. "The government is constructing 47 power plants having 13,771 MW generation capacity and those will begin operation in phases f... More...

Tofail invites Canadian investment in SEZs

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 (BSS) - Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today invited Canadian entrepreneurs to invest in Banglade... More...

Govt to show 'zero tolerance' against river grabbers: Shajahan

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 (BSS) - Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan today said those involved in grabbing and polluting river... More...

Muktamoni loses battle with life

SATKHIRA, May 23, 2018 (BSS) - Muktamoni, an 11-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a malignant growth on her right a... More...

International

Palestinians join world chemical arms watchdog

THE HAGUE, May 23, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - The Palestinians have joined the global convention to halt the spread of toxic arms, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced on Wednesday. "The state of Palestine deposited on 17 May 2018 its instrument of accession to the Chem... More...

Search for Flight MH370 to end on May 29: Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will end next week, the country's transport minister said Wednesday, more than four years after the plane disappeared in one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries. "The search will continue until May 29," m... More...

Rare silk Koran helps preserve Afghanistan's cultural heritage

KABUL, May 23, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - One of the only Korans ever made from silk fabric has been completed in Afghanistan -... More...

HD Kumaraswamy to be sworn-in as Chief Minister of India's Karnataka

NEW DELHI, May 23, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) - Leader of regional party Janta Dal (Secular) HD Kumaraswamy will Wednesday be s... More...

US says ambassador tricked over Jerusalem picture

JERUSALEM, May 23, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - The newly-opened US embassy in Jerusalem has said ambassador David Friedman was du... More...

Sports

Bangladesh, West Indies first Test on July 4

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 (BSS) - Bangladesh will be facing West Indies in the first Test match at Vivian Richards Cricket G... More...

Tigers may have separate coaches for different format- Papon

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 (BSS) - Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon revealed to sports scribes ye... More...

District

Three killed in Rangpur, Thakurgaon road accidents

RANGPUR, May 23, 2018 (BSS) - Three persons were killed and five others injured in separate road accidents at differe... More...

Training for women begins in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, MAY 23, 2018 (BSS) - A three-month long training for women has begun at the training centre of Sinnomul Moh... More...

Economy

Gold policy gets economic affairs nod

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 (BSS)- The government today approved the 'Gold Policy-2018' to ease the import and export of the ... More...

Climate Change

Fiji commits to Low Emission Development Strategy

SUVA, May 23, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) - Fiji is committed on Wednesday to leading th... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

American literary giant Philip Roth dead at 85

NEW YORK, May 23, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Prolific novelist Philip Roth, a dominant force in American literature throughout the latter half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 85. Roth's death on Tuesday, first reported by the New Yorker and The New York Times, was late... More...

Technology

NBR launches 'LTU-VAT Mobile App' to ensure tax services

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 (NBSS)-The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has launched 'LTU-VAT Mobile App' to facilitate large taxpayers to get tax related services easily and properly. "We've launched this app to ensure quick service for the large taxpayers. Anyone using cell ph... More...

Weather

Met office forecasts light to moderate rain

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 (BSS) - Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) today ... More...