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Wins Emmy for best comedy series

Wins Emmy for best comedy series

LOS ANGELES,  – “Veep,” the satire of a hapless but charming woman who becomes the first female president of the United States, on Sunday won the Emmy for best comedy series, reports BSS. The television prize comes days after HBO said that “Veep” would end next year. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays the central character of […]

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Buddhists cancel Probarona Purnima celebration for Rohingyas

DHAKA,  – The Buddhist community in Bangladesh has decided not to celebrate the upcoming ‘Probarona Purnima’ elaborately in a protest against the ongoing violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar, reports BSS. “We have decided not to celebrate the upcoming ‘Probarona Purnima’ elaborately”, said Swapan Barua Chowdhury, General Secretary for the Dhaka Chapter of Bangladesh Bouddha Samity. […]

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NASA captures images of strong solar flares

WASHINGTON, – Two high-intensity solar flares were emitted Wednesday, the second of which was the most intense recorded since the start of this sun cycle in December 2008, NASA said, reports BSS. These radiation flares, which can disrupt communications satellites, GPS and power grids by reaching the upper Earth atmosphere, were detected and captured by […]

Light to moderate rain likely

DHAKA,  – Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at a few places in Barisal, Mymensingh, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places in Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka and Khulna divisions with moderately heavy falls at places over the country in 24 hours as of […]

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Australia score 377 for 9 at stumps on day 3

CHITTAGONG, – Australia scored 377 for 9 at stumps on the third day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, reports BSS. Brief score: Bangladesh 1st innings – 305 for all, Mushfiqur 68, Sabbir 66, Nasir 45, Soumya 33, Lyon 7/94 and Agar 2/52. Australia 1st innings – 377 […]

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18,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh in 4 days: IOM

COX’S BAZAR,  – International Organization for Migration (IOM) today said at least 18,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh in the past four days amid fresh spate of violence following army crackdown in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, reports BSS. “Since the outbreak of violence in Myanmar on Aug 25, 18,000 Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh. We […]

Govt enlists flood damaged educational institutions: Nahid

DHAKA,  – Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said the government enlisted the educational institutions which got damaged due to flood across the country, reports BSS. “The damaged educational institutions need repair in small, medium and large scales. We will bring back the congenial atmosphere of education soon by repairing the damaged institutions,” he told […]

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Missing in China landslide climbs to 32

BEIJING,  – The number of people missing after a landslide struck dozens of homes in rural southwestern China has climbed to 32, authorities said Tuesday, reports BSS. At least three people were found dead and seven were injured in Monday’s disaster in a township in Bijie city in Guizhou province, according to a report on […]

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Death toll in India’s Bihar flood rises to 514

NEW DELHI,  – Death toll in the ongoing floods in India’s eastern state of Bihar has risen to 514, disaster management department officials said Tuesday, reports BSS. According to officials flood situation in the state continued to remain grim in Samastipur, Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga districts as Burhi Gandak and Bagmati rivers are flowing above danger […]

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North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

SEOUL, – Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday in a major escalation by Pyongyang amid tensions over its weapons ambitions, reports BSS. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it was an “unprecedented, serious and grave threat” and called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting. […]

Rail link on Lalmonirhat-Burimari route resumes

RANGPUR, Aug 29, 2017 (BSS)-Rail communications on the Lalmonirhat- Burimari route resumed this morning after 16 days. “Rail communications resumed at 8am on the route after a Burimari-bound commuter train left Lalmonirhat after completing repairing works,” said Assistant Traffic Superintend of Bangladesh Railway at Lalmonirhat Junction Sajjat Hossain. Rail communication on the route was suspended […]

NU 1st year honors exams to begin Oct 4

DHAKA,  – The first year honors examinations-2017 (regular, irregular and grade improvement) under National University (NU) will begin on October 4, according to a NU release issued here today, reports BSS. The exams are scheduled to end on November 6, the release said. Besides, special first year honors examinations-2016 (under academic sessions 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 […]

Pakistan delays US envoy’s visit after Trump criticism

ISLAMABAD,  – Pakistan has postponed a visit by a US diplomat who had been due to arrive Monday, a week after President Donald Trump publicly upbraided Islamabad for harbouring militants attacking US and Afghan troops, reports BSS. The delegation led by Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Alice Wells was set to be the […]

Indian court jails guru for 10 years for rape

ROHTAK, India,  – An Indian court sentenced a controversial religious leader to 10 years in prison on Monday for raping two of his followers, a lawyer told AFP, reports BSS. “Ram Rahim has been sentenced to 10 years in jail,” defence lawyer Utsav Singh Bains said after the sentence was pronounced at a makeshift court […]

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48 militants killed in latest Afghan military operations

KABUL, – Some 48 militants were killed after the Afghan army, police and intelligence agency personnel launched wide-scale operations against militants within the past 24 hours, the Defense Ministry said on Monday, reports BSS. Up to 29 militants were injured and four others were detained during the raids carried out in 11 of the country’s […]

Three days Training program held in Senbagh

Alamgir Hossen: The demand of pure fish protein is increasing, in the same time the number of our water bodies are getting polluted and declining. To meet up the demand Pisciologists and Department of Fisheries trying their best to boost up the fish production. And the result, now we all know, Bangladesh is 4th highest […]

Science festival held at DU

DHAKA, – Dhaka University Science Society (DUSS) held a daylong science festival at Teacher-Student Center (TSC) on the campus, reports BSS. Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman joined the prize giving ceremony as the chief guest held at TSC auditorium while DU Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique presided over it on Friday evening,said a […]

Heavy rainfall likely in current month of August

DHAKA, – The country may witness heavy rainfall in August as monsoon will remain active throughout the month, an official of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) told BSS today, reports BSS. “Heavy to very heavy rainfall may occur at the end of this week. Like the month of July, heavy rainfall is likely in August too,” […]

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Vice presidential election begins in India

NEW DELHI,  – Vice presidential election began in India Saturday, reports BSS. Voting started around 10 am local time and will continue till 5 pm, following which results will be declared. Members of both houses of Parliament — Lok Sabha (the Lower House) and Rajya Sabha (the Upper House) are eligible to elect the vice […]

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UN chief notified US’s intention to withdraw from Paris climate pact

UNITED NATIONS,  – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday received notification from U.S. delegation on the country’s intention to withdraw from the Paris climate pact, his spokesman has confirmed, reports BSS. The notification came two months after President Donald Trump announced his intention to leave the accord. “The decision by the United States to withdraw from […]

India, AIIB sign 329 mln USD loan agreement for western Gujarat’s rural roads

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, – India signed a loan agreement with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for providing loan of 329 million U.S. dollars to improve rural road connectivity in western state of Gujarat, officials said Saturday, reports BSS. “The loan and project agreements for AIIB lending of 329 million U.S. dollars for Gujarat rural roads […]

ICT probe body investigating 27 war crimes cases

DHAKA,  – The investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) is currently investigating 27 more cases of war crimes and crimes against humanity while it has already submitted reports of 13 new cases to the prosecution, reports BSS. “We have so far received 710 complaints against 3,720 people. We have already concluded probe in […]

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