Dhaka, Friday, August 18, 2017

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National

BNP acknowledged Zia's illegal power capture: Quader

SYEDPUR, Nilphamari, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS) - Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said BNP's silence on the court verdict over the 16th constitutional amendment has proved that the party has acknowledged that its founder Ziaur Rahman illegally captur... More...

Meat traders demand stopping cow import ahead of Eid

DHAKA, August 18, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh Meat Merchant Association (BMMA) today demanded stopping the import of cows from neighbouring countries to protect the local farmers and tannery industry. Leaders of BMMA made the demand at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity auditorium in the city.... More...

Water levels of 43 rivers rise, 46 fall

DHAKA, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS) - Water levels at 43 river stations monitored by the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FF... More...

WaterAid ED due Sunday

DHAKA, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS) - Ken Caldwell, international executive director (ED) of WaterAid, arrives here on Sunday for... More...

Khan Tipu Sultan MP critically ill

DHAKA, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS) -Former Awami League lawmaker and a veteran freedom fighter Khan Tipu Sultan is critically ill and undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU)... More...

International

Driver in Barcelona van attack still on the run: police

BARCELONA, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - The driver of a van that mowed into a packed street in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others, is still on the run, Spanish police said Thursday. Josep Lluis Trapero of the regional police of Catalonia, where the popular seaside city ... More...

Seven injured in second Spain car rampage: authorities

CAMBRILS, Spain, Aug 18, 2017 (AFP) - Seven people were hurt when "alleged terrorists" drove into pedestrians in the Spanish seaside resort of Cambrils early Friday before being shot dead by security forces, just hours after a similar attack in nearby Barcelona. The Audi A3 car rammed into people on... More...

Princess Diana's life in 10 key dates

LONDON, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Below are 10 key dates in the life of Britain's Princess Diana, who died 20 years ago o... More...

Four suspected terrorists shot dead in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Spanish police said they had shot dead "four suspected terrorists" and left another ... More...

18 nationalities among Barcelona attack victims: authorities

BARCELONA, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - Victims of a van rampage in Barcelonathat left 13 people dead and around 100 others ... More...

Sports

Rugby trainer, referee course inaugurated

DHAKA, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS)- The rugby trainer and referee course inaugurated on Friday at rugby office room in the city.

Ba... More...

Asian Games: Indonesia race against time with pride on the line

JAKARTA, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - On a dusty construction site in central Jakarta, amid sacks of cement and bulldozers,... More...

District

Riverine People for better river management to reduce flood risk

RANGPUR, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS) - Leaders and activists of Riverine People, a voluntary organisation, at a roundtable discu... More...

Flood situation deteriorates in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS) - Overall flood situation further deteriorated in Gobindaganj and Palashbari upazials in the nort... More...

 

Economic

US and Japan discuss speeding up bilateral trade talks

WASHINGTON, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - The US and Japan on Thursday discussed accelerating talks on strengthening bilatera... More...

Climate Change

ADB, GCF sign deal to scale up climate finance in Asia

DHAKA, Aug 17, 2017 (BSS)-The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Green Clim... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Selim-Al-Deen's 68th birth anniversary tomorrow

SAVAR, Aug 17, 2017 (BSS) - The 68th birth anniversary of late noted play writer Professor Selim Al Deen will be observed tomorrow. Drama and Dramatics Department of Jahangirnagar University has taken a daylong programme to celebrate the birth anniversary in a befitting ... More...

Technology

First eclipse in 99 years to sweep North America

MIAMI, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS/AFP) - The first total solar eclipse to sweep North America in nearly a century will march across the continent August 21, casting a shadow over millions of people from coast to coast. The event, coined the "Great American Eclipse," is inspiring a su... More...

Education

Govt suspends admission of 6 pvt medical colleges

DHAKA, Aug 17, 2017 (BSS) - The government today suspended admission of five private medical colleges and one dental college for the academic year 2017-18 for not to comply conditions.

The decision was taken at a meeting with Health and Family ... More...

Weather

Met office predicts rainfall

DHAKA, Aug 18, 2017 (BSS) - Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompani... More...