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Establishing special Economic zone in Rajshahi progressing

RAJSHAHI, May 28, 2018 (BSS) - A plan has been taken for setting up specialized economic zone in Rajshahi for elevating economic condition and eradicating unemployment problems through the best uses of existing agricultural potentialities. Aiming at establishing agro-based industries, the zone will be... More...

All-out measures to be taken for Eid celebration: Home Minister

DHAKA, May 28, 2018 (BSS) - The government has decided to take all possible security measures to ensure security for peaceful celebration of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr across the country. "The entire country would be brought under stringent security measures, including all Eid congregations and Shopping m... More...

Safe Motherhood Day today

DHAKA, May 28, 2018 (BSS) - The country will observe 'Safe Motherhood Day 2017' today in a befitting manner.

The g... More...

HC issues rule on power price hike

DHAKA, May 28, 2018 (BSS) - The High Court (HC) yesterday issued a rule asking authorities concerned to explain in four ... More...

Don't glorify drug peddlers: Inu

DHAKA, May 27, 2018(BSS) - Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu called upon the BNP to refrain from defending and glori... More...

International

Europe's largest wooden building awaits salvation off Istanbul

ISTANBUL, May 28, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Looking up at the giant wooden edifice looming over him, Erol Baytas shakes his head. "I don't think it will survive another winter," he says, broken tiles and boards strewn at his feet. Built at the end of the 19th century on an island off Istanbul, this ... More...

Brazil lowers diesel price after truckers' pressure

BRASILIA, May 28, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Brazil's President Michel Temer, under pressure from a week-long national truckers' strike, said Sunday he was cutting the cost of diesel by 46 Brazilian cents a liter. The cut was to be frozen for 60 days, the president said in televised remarks, as the strike para... More...

US asks UN to blacklist six in South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS, United States, May 28, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - The United States has asked the UN Security Council to add six S... More...

Hawaii volcanic smog blankets Marshall Islands

MAJURO, Marshall Islands, May 28, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Haze from the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii blanketed the Marsha... More...

Cyclone death toll in Oman, Yemen rises to 11: authorities

SALALAH, Oman, May 27, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - The death toll from a cyclone that battered southern Oman and the Yemeni isla... More...

Sports

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday

PARIS, May 28, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday:

Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) v Simone B... More...

Australia says no 'credible evidence' of match-fixing

SYDNEY, May 28, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Cricket Australia said it wasn't aware of any "credible evidence" linking two of its pl... More...

District

Islamic Foundation implementing dev projects in Narsingdi

NARSINGDI, May 28, 2018 (BSS) - Islamic Foundation has been implementing a number of socioeconomic development, poverty ... More...

BD's progress distinctly noticeable: Indian envoy

CHATTOGRAM, May 27, 2018 (BSS) - Assistant High Commissioner of India in Chittagong Anindya Banerjee today said that Bangladesh's... More...

Economy

BB to release new notes from June 3

DHAKA, May 27, 2018 (BSS) - Bangladesh Bank (BB) will release new currency notes for Taka 10, 20, 50 and Taka 100 in ... More...

Climate Change

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

HONG KONG, May 27, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - More than two thousand volunteers hit the... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Boyband BTS make K-Pop history topping US album charts

SEOUL, May 28, 2018 (BSS/AFP) - Korean boyband phenomenon BTS have become the first K-Pop group to rise to the top of the US album charts, a vivid illustration of the genre's growing global appeal. Known for boyish good looks, floppy haircuts and meticulously choreographed... More...

Technology

Over 10,000 youths gather for China tech innovation conference

HANGZHOU, May 26, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA)- A conference on technological innovation opened Saturday in Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province, attracting more than 10,000 young participants from across the world. The three-day non-profit event, organized by Han... More...

Education

IU Fazil exam results published

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, May 27, 2018 (BSS) - The results of first (irregular), sec... More...

Weather

Met office forecasts rain with squally wind

DHAKA, May 26, 2018 (BSS)-Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied b... More...