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Tofail seeks duty, quota free access to Ukraine

Tofail seeks duty, quota free access to Ukraine

DHAKA,  – Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed has requested Ukraine to provide duty and quota free market access for Bangladesh, reports BSS. The minister made the request at a meeting with Ukrainian first vice prime minister and minister of economic development Stepan Kubiv on the sidelines of WTO’s 11th ministerial conference (MC) in Argentine’s capital Buenos […]


Indian police ambush Maoist rebels, killing eight

NEW DELHI,  – At least eight suspected Maoist rebels were killed in a gunfight with police who ambushed their hideout in southern India on Thursday, reports BSS. The deaths are the latest in a long-running conflict between Indian authorities and the leftist rebels, who say they are fighting for the rights of marginalised tribal groups. […]


All set to celebrate Victory Day in Rangpur

RANGPUR, – The authorities concerned have completed necessary preparations to celebrate the Victory Day-2017 here on Saturday next through paying rich tributes to the martyred sons and daughters of the soil, reports BSS. Officials in the district and police administrations said the law enforcement agencies have taken adequate security measures to ensure peaceful celebrations of […]


V-Day gymnastic to be held December 26

DHAKA, -The day-long Victory Day Gymnastic competition will be held on December 26 at National Sports Council gymnasium in the city, said a Bangladesh Gymnastic Federation press release today, reports BSS. The competition will be held senior (men’s and women’s) and age group, boys’ 10-12, 12-14 and girls’ 9-11and 10-11 years of age events. The […]

rohingyas crisis in Bangladesh 2017

US to give $14.5m for Rohingyas: US Ambassador

DHAKA, – US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat today said the United States would give a grant of 14.5 million US dollars to help the Rohingya people, who are now being sheltered in Bangladesh, reports BSS. “The United States of America feels proud to be a part with Bangladesh in helping Rohingyas, who have fled […]


North Korea tells UN envoy it wants to prevent war

UNITED NATIONS, – A senior UN official returning from Pyongyang said Tuesday that North Korean officials had told him it was important to prevent war but offered no concrete proposal for talks, reports BSS. “They agreed that it was important to prevent war,” Jeffrey Feltman, the UN’s political affairs chief, told reporters after briefing the […]


Google opens AI centre in China as competition heats up

BEIJING,  – Google announced Wednesday that it will open a new artificial intelligence research centre in Beijing, tapping China’s talent pool in the promising technology despite the US search giant’s exclusion from the country’s internet, reports BSS. Artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, has been an area of intense focus for American tech stalwarts Google, Microsoft […]


PM urges party men to forge strong unity for next poll victory

PARIS, – Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has urged the party leaders and workers to forge a strong unity at all levels of the organization to ensure party’s victory in the next general elections, reports BSS. “We’ll win in the next elections as people are in our favour … they’re ready to […]


Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

WASHINGTON: – US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars, reports BSS. “This time we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint,” Trump said at a White House ceremony as he […]


Gaming platform ‘MyPlay’ launched

DHAKA,  – Mobile phone operator Robi introduced gaming platform ‘MyPlay’ today in a city hotel. Both Robi and Airtel users can enjoy this amazing gaming platform MyPlay that is accessible through APP or WAP or WEB. Robi has partnered with Gakk Media for the gaming platform which contains more than 21,000 games, said a press release, reports BSS. Robi’s Chief […]


Bangladesh condemns NY attack

DHAKA,  – Bangladesh today condemned the overnight terrorist attack in New York reiterating its “Zero Tolerance” stance against terrorism as the major US city was rocked by a bomb attack carried out at a subway station near Times Square injuring three people, reports BSS, “Government of Bangladesh is committed to its declared policy of ‘Zero […]


Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, Israel denies claim of attack

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: – Two Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday with authorities in the Hamas-run territory blaming an Israeli strike, but Israel’s military immediately denied the claim, reports BSS. Palestinian health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP the two men were killed “in Beit Lahia in northern Gaza after an Israeli […]


Myanmar working group to visit Dhaka Dec 19

PARIS, France,  – A delegation of Myanmar working group will visit Bangladesh on December 19 to ascertain the modalities for execution of the bilateral deal signed between Dhaka and Naypyidaw for repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingya people, reports BSS. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said this during French President Emmanuel Macron’s bilateral meeting with Prime […]


Joy inaugurates emergency service ‘999’

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister’s Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy today inaugurated the national emergency service ‘999’ aimed at providing emergency assistance to people across the country, reports BSS. “The Awami League government always thinks about the future of the country where people will not face any type of hurdle,” he […]


Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen TV station in Sanaa, 4 journalists killed

SANAA, – Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen’s state satellite television station in the capital Sanaa, killing at least four journalists, Houthi-controlled Saba news agency reported on Saturday, reports BSS. A guard at the gate of the station was wounded. Residents said part of the station’s building was destroyed. This is the first time the Saudi-led military coalition targeted […]

12 DU students get ‘Jagannath Hall Gold Medal’

DHAKA,  – Twelve meritorious students of Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University (DU) have received “Jagannath Hall Gold Medal-2015” for their excellent academic performances, reports BSS. The gold medal recipients are Amit Kumar Shaha for achieving CGPA-4 in Mathematics Department, Palash Saha in Sculpture Department, Rajib Adhikari in History Department, Rajesh Kumar Das in Information Science […]


Two Palestinians dead in ‘day of rage’, US isolated at UN

JERUSALEM,  – Clashes, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes killed at least two people and wounded dozens of others on Friday in violence linked to US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reports BSS. In the latest diplomatic fallout, the United States stood alone as, one after another, fellow UN Security […]


Afghan forces kill 15 Taliban militants in northern Kunduz province

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan: – At least 15 Taliban militants have been killed and 16 others injured as military operations are continuing in the restive Imam Sahib district of the northern Kunduz province over the past three days, an army spokesman in the province Abdul Khalil said Saturday. According to the official, Taliban militants have also been evicted […]


Google Doodle marks Begum Rokeya Day

DHAKA,  – Google, the world’s most popular search engine, has created a new Google Doodle on its homepage to celebrate Begum Rokeya Day, marking the 137th birth and 85th death anniversary of the pioneer of women rights in the subcontinent, reports BSS. Bangladesh will observe Begum Rokeya Day tomorrow with due respect. Women and Children […]


Pakistan opposes Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

ISLAMABAD– Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said his country has joined the international community in its strong opposition against the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and the plan to relocate its embassy there, reports BSS. The prime minister’s statement came late Wednesday shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced the […]


Hamas leader calls for new intifada

CAIRO – Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh has called for a new intifada (a Palestinian uprising) on Thursday, Al Jazeera reported, reports BSS. “We call on all the free people of Palestine to participate in “a day of rage” on Friday and make it the beginning of a new intifada,” he said. “Tomorrow, […]


No special move for BNP’s election participation: PM

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today ruled out possibilities of any special initiative on her part to ensure BNP’s polls participation unlike the past saying the 2018 polls would be held as parliamentary democracy is practiced in other countries, reports BSS. “I’m not going to pour butter in an improper saucepan . . . […]