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Call for massive tree plantation for ecological balance

RANGPUR,  – Educationists, environmentalists and human rights activists have stressed on massive tree plantation to mitigate the adverse impact of climate change for keeping the planet fit for human habitation and maintaining ecological balance, reports BSS. They came up with the view at a tree plantation programme on Begum Rokeya University campus yesterday afternoon. Manobadhikar […]

BNP’s Gulshan office symbol of killing: Hasan

DHAKA : Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the BNP activists had killed general people throwing petrol bombs as they got directives from party Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office, reports BSS. “The government should have searched the (Gulshan) office much earlier as it has become the symbol of killing […]

PM performs holy Umrah

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia,  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now on a four-day official visit to Saudi Arabia, performed the holy “Umrah” here last night, reports BSS. Sheikh Hasina first performed ‘tawaf’ around the holy Ka’aba Sharif and later walked and ran between Safa and Marwa. She also offered prayers seeking divine blessings for the countrymen […]

Ethnic people get a new lifeline

DHAKA,  – Rita Mali (35) is no more a poor woman. She is now economically self-reliant as her socio-economic condition improved to a great extent, reports BSS. The credit goes to the Social Safety Net Programme, launched by the government to support ultra-poor and cut poverty to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Rita, a landless […]

AL will fight until changing destiny of downtrodden: PM

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister and President of Bangladesh Awami League Sheikh Hasina today urged the party leaders and workers to strengthen the organization at the grassroots and vowed that the AL will not stop its struggle until changing destiny of the downtrodden, reports BSS. Awami League leaders and workers should continue the struggle until fulfillment […]

President, PM wish success of World Metrology Day

DHAKA, – President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday issued separate messages on the eve of World Metrology Day-2017 and wished success of all programmes on this occasion, reports BSS. They described this year’s theme of the day “Measurements for transport” as time-befitting and important. President Abdul Hamid, in his message, said the […]

Submersible pumps make 5,880 drought-hit families pleased

RAJSHAHI, – Some 5,880 drought hit-families including 5,417 ethnic minorities ones have been brought under safe drinking water source through commissioning of 95 submersible pumps in the high Barind tract, reports BSS. The pumps along with 30,027 feet pipelines were commissioned with intervention of ‘Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)’ Project benefiting 26,463 people including 13,103 […]

Rajshahi sets target to export 100 tonnes mango

RAJSHAHI, – Around 100 tonnes of mango are likely to be exported from Rajshahi to the markets in China and Europe this year creating high hope among farmers, traders and others concerned, reports BSS. Deb Dulal Dhali, Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), here said the mangoes were produced through adopting fruit bagging […]

Govt expects complete wipeout of slums in 10 years

DHAKA,  – The government expects the slums to be completely wiped out in next years’ time in line with its Vision 2021, senior secretary of the Finance Ministry Hedayetullah Al Mamoon said here today at a pre-budget consultation with children, reports BSS. “The government has a plan to make the entire country slum-free in next […]

Haor people to get fresh agri loan at 4.5 pc: PM

NETRAKONA, – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today announced halving the interest rate for fresh agricultural loan for flood affected haor farmers, reports BSS. Addressing a public meeting here today the Prime Minister reiterated her government’s decision for suspension of the pay-back of the current agri loan until next crop. “In addition the affected farmers would […]

Privacy concerns as China expands DNA database

China is building a vast DNA database with no appropriate privacy protection, human rights activists warn, reports BBC. While a genetic database of convicted or suspected criminals exists in many countries, China is thought to include anyone, regardless of valid grounds for suspicion. Ordinary citizens are being asked to have their blood drawn for a […]

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Sahana Begum honoured as Ratnagarva Ma

On International Mother’s Day, Jatiya Mohila Sangstha honoured Sahana Begum , a mother of accomplished personality with “Ratnagarva Ma Awards” in recognition of her contribution as a successful mother, a press release said. Speaker of Jatiya of Sangsd Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury handed over the crest to her at a programme titled” Discussion on International […]


Kenya bus accident kills 19

TBT International: NAIROBI, May 13, 2017 – At least 19 people were killed in a crash between a bus and two trucks early Saturday in Kenya, police said, reports AFP/BSS. The accident comes just weeks after another collision killed dozens in Kenya, which has notoriously dangerous roads. “We had a bad accident this morning where […]

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N. Korea test-fires ballistic missile

TBT International: SEOUL, May 14, 2017 – North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in an apparent test of the South’s new president who backs engagement with Pyongyang, reports BSS/AFP. The missile flew about 700 kilometres (435 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The US […]

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Putin arrives in Beijing on two-day visit

TBT International: BEIJING, May 14, 2017 -Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing on a two-day visit on Sunday to participate in the One Belt, One Road international forum scheduled for May 14-15, reports BSS/TASS. Straight from the airport, the Russian leader headed to the National Congress Center to attend the opening of the forum. […]


Trump sacks FBI director, sparking firestorm

TBT International: WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI director James Comey, ousting the man heading a wide-ranging investigation into whether his aides colluded with Russia to sway last year’s US election, reports AFP/BSS. In a shock move that drew comparisons to the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon, Trump told Comey […]

HSC admission process begins

DHAKA,  – The online application process for admission into Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) classes under 2017-18 academic session began in the country today, reports BSS. Secondary and Higher Secondary Division Secretary Sohrab Hossain formally inaugurated the online application process at Dhaka Education Board conference room in the city, said an official release. The admission seekers […]

Bangladesh to achieve 6.8pc growth in FY17: UN report

DHAKA,  – The United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has projected 6.8 percent GDP growth for the current financial year 2016-17 (FY17), underpinned by the expected rise in farm income, a rebound workers’ income and multi-year low inflation rates, reports BSS. “Near-term economic growth is projected to remain […]

SC stays MP Rana’s bail for 4-mounth

DHAKA,  – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) today stayed for four months a High Court order that had granted bail to Tangail-3 lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in Freedom Fighter Faruk Ahmed murder trial, reports BSS. “Stand over for four months,” said a three-member Appellate Division panel headed by Chief Justice Surendra […]