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National : ** PM returns home ** JS goes into 14th session tomorrow ***   |   International : ** Pakistan market bomb kills 13, wounds 47: officials ** Turkish parliament backs bill boosting Erdogan powers in final vote **   |   

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National

Children forced to earn money for supporting their families

DHAKA, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS) - As the clock struck 7:00 am, most children are busy wearing school dresses, taking breakfast and going out of home with school bags in their shoulders. But an opposite picture also exists in the society. When Yasin was supposed to go to school like other children he was... More...

JS goes into 14th session tomorrow

DHAKA, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS) - The fourteenth session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will begin at 4 pm tomorrow, said a release of the Parliament Secretariat today. President Abdul Hamid summoned the parliament session exercising his power bestowed upon him in line with the Article 72 (1) of the Co... More...

Ranga distributes 7,000 blankets among cold-hit people

RANGPUR, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS) - State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Mashiur Rahman... More...

68 drugs traders surrendered in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS)- A total of 68 alleged professional drugs traders and traffickers have willingly surren... More...

Bangabandhu had a dream of secular state: speakers

DHAKA, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS) - Politicians, professionals and academicians at a discussion yesterday said Father of the N... More...

International

16 dead as Hungarian school coach crashes in Italy

ROME, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - A coach carrying Hungarian teenagers home from a school trip crashed and burst into flames on a motorway in northern Italy, killing 16 people, firefighters said Saturday. Some 39 injured were taken to hospital following the accident near Verona on Friday night, which ... More...

Bodies of 2 firemen recovered after Tehran tower inferno

TEHRAN, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Rescue teams recovered the bodies of two Iranian firefighters early on Saturday, two days after they were killed while tackling a blaze in Tehran's oldest high-rise. They were among around 20 firefighters feared to have been killed when the 15-storey Plasco buildi... More...

India PM overturns court ban on bull-wrestling

NEW DELHI, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has overturned a Supreme Court ban on a bull-wrestlin... More...

Trump's inauguration day of ritual upends tradition

WASHINGTON, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Donald Trump awoke Friday as your everyday American billionaire. By noon he was ... More...

Turkish parliament backs bill boosting Erdogan powers in final vote

ANKARA, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Turkey's parliament early Saturday backed a controversial bill that would dramatical... More...

Sports

Blundell in New Zealand ODI squad to play Australia

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Wicketkeeper Tom Blundell is the sole newcomer in the 14-man New Z... More...

Yiadom's journey from Barnet to the Black Stars

PORT-GENTIL, Gabon, Jan 20, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - When Ghana got to the final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Andy Yiadom... More...

District

Agri-Technology fair begins in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS) - A 5-day long Agri-Technology Fair-2017 is being held on the premises of Independence Square o... More...

Dairy sector changing rural economy in Rangpur

RANGPUR, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS) - The flourishing dairy sector has been changing the socioeconomic condition of the com... More...

Economic

US stocks rise, dollar falls as Trump era begins

NEW YORK, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - US stocks rose and the dollar fell Friday as Donald Trump was officially sworn in ... More...

Climate Change

Massive Antarctic ice shelf ready to break apart

PARIS, Jan 20, 2017 (BSS/AFP)- A chunk of ice half the size of Jamaica which is ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Ex-leader of Maldives plans return to save sinking nation

PARK CITY, United States, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - He faces jail in the Maldives but former president Mohamed Nasheed says he wants to contest elections and guide the island nation away from environmental catastrophe. Nasheed became the first democratically elected presid... More...

Technology

Mosharraf inaugurates digital fair in Faridpur

FARIDPUR, 20, 2017(BSS)- LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khondoker Mosharraf Hossain said here today that the implementation of present government's digitization process would bring an end to all sorts of exploitation and miseries of the common people. Inaugurating a t... More...

Education

RU pays rich tribute to Justice Bazlur Rahman

RAJSHAHI, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS)- Rajshahi University (RU) here today held a commemo... More...

Weather

Mild cold wave sweeping over parts of country

DHAKA, Jan 21, 2017 (BSS) - Mild cold wave is sweeping over the regions of Tangail, Faridpur, Madaripur, Gopalgonj, Srimangal, Rajsahhi, Pabna, Kurigram, Panchagarh, Dinajpur, Chuadanga, Satkhira, Barisal and Bhola and it may continue.

Weath... More...