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Your legal adviser this week

Legal Query : Dear Sir, I am a businessman. I have two bank accounts, one in Sonali Bank and another in Agrani Bank. Last February, 2017, I came to know that someone has withdrawn tk. 15000/- from my Agrani Bank account. Then I tried to contact with the bank and they said the signature given […]

13 ‘Legal’ Reasons Why

Aiman R. Khan Trainee Lawyer, Dhaka Judge Court If you are into series binge watching, you should by now, come across this much talked about Netflix teen flick. ’13 Reasons Why’ quickly grabbed the attention of majority of Netflix watchers, the high school going kids. The series which is set on a novel by Jay […]

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 […]

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Analyses on five women’s movements

Adrija Roychowdhury : On various instances women have risen in unison not just for gender related issues, but also spearheaded some significant socio-economic movements in the country. On December 21, 2012, the streets surrounding Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi was teeming with thousands of people out in anger against the brutal rape of a 23-year-old […]

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Why feminist movement is failing

Brigid Meney and Hannah Eves Watching the women’s marches around the globe, manifesting themselves around Washington DC on the day of the US Presidential Inauguration, one can be forgiven for expressing confusion as to the purpose of these well-publicised and well-executed events. Was it to defend the vulnerable women, fighting against the rise of genital […]

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The challenges of feminism today

Development Desk: Feminist and women’s rights movements draw their strength and their ideological arguments from one simple observation. Throughout the world and throughout very long historical time, women have been oppressed in multiple ways. There is now an enormous literature presenting a very large gamut of views both about what explains this and what ought […]

BTCL opens call centre for UIC

DHAKA, – Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has introduced call centre “16402” to hear any query regarding internet of Union Information Centre (UIC), reports BSS. “The call centre has been opened to offer modern and time-befitting services to the UIC entrepreneurs,” said a BTCL statement today. As part of building “digital Bangladesh” by the government, […]

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 […]

Climate talks under shadow of Trump threats

BONN,  – US President Donald Trump’s threats to pull America out of the climate-rescue Paris Agreement is expected to cast a long shadow over UN talks starting Monday to work on the nuts and bolts of the deal, reports BSS. The 11-day haggle in Bonn is meant to start drafting a “rulebook” to guide member […]

France bans captive breeding of dolphins, killer whales

PARIS,  – France on Saturday banned the breeding in captivity of dolphins and killer whales under tighter rules that campaigners hope will eventually herald the end of shows involving the animals, reports BSS. Environment Minister Segolene Royal had on Wednesday signed a version of the legislation introducing “tight controls on the reproduction of dolphins”, her […]

Badhan sets up blood transfusion center at DU Medical Center

DHAKA,  – Badhan, a voluntary blood donors’ organization, has set up a blood transfusion center at Dhaka University (DU) Medical Center on the campus, reports BSS. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the blood transfusion center on the first floor of the DU medical center yesterday (Friday), said a DU press release here […]

RCC accords reception to 2,049 students

RAJSHAHI,  – Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) here today accorded reception to 2,049 students, who obtained GPA-5 in Primary School Certificate and other equivalent examinations from the city’s schools in 2015, reports BSS. RCC organized the reception ceremony at its Green Plaza and gave medals to each of the students. Addressing the function as the chief […]

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Climate science: Bad news gets worse

PARIS,  – As UN negotiators meet in Bonn to thrash out rules for implementing the climate-rescue Paris Agreement, the stakes have never been higher, reports BSS. Following are some key climate measures that illustrate the risks of global warming. – 1.1 degrees – In 2016, Earth’s average surface temperature hit a record level for the […]

2 Mercedes cars seized in Ctg

CHITTAGONG : Customs intelligence officials seized two luxury Mercedes cars worth around Tk 4.5 crore from a garage in Muradpur area of the city on Wednesday night, reports UNB. Tipped off, a team of customs intelligence conducted drive at ‘Car Cold and Service Centre’ and seized a SUV and a Sedan, said Md Tareque Mahmud, […]

4 DU students get Prof Zia Haider Scholarship

DHAKA : Four meritorious students of Theatre & Performance Studies Department of Dhaka University (DU) were awarded Prof Zia Haider Memorial Scholarship for their outstanding results in BA (Honours) examinations of 2013 and 2014, reports UNB. Tahmina Islam, Aishwarja Azad Shimul, Afrin Huda and Elius received the scholarship from DU Vice-chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin […]

10 IU students get Mokhlesur Rahman scholarship

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY (KUSHTIA) : Ten students of Arabic Language and Literature Department of Islamic University (IU), Kusthtia received Mokhlesur Rahman scholarship for their outstanding academic results in honors on Thursday, reports UNB. IU Vice-chancellor Prof M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari handed over the scholarship to the students at Art’s Faculty building around 10 am. IU Treasurer Prof […]

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UK misses out on overseas students

Des Brown: You report that the chancellor has, once again, told the Indians that “there is no quota, no limits, no restrictions on Indian students applying to British universities” and that “90% of Indian students who apply for a student visa, get a student visa” (Britain is open to Indians, says Hammond, 5 April). All […]

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Students are using tech to cheat in exams

Sarah Marsh: A growing number of UK university students are cheating in exams with the help of technological devices such as mobile phones, smart watches and hidden earpieces. Data obtained by the Guardian through freedom of information requests found a 42% rise in cheating cases involving technology over the last four years – from 148 […]

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Schools battle to support special needs

Fran Abrams: It’s a sunny, blustery day and four-year-old Thomas Tovell is well zipped into his anorak and wearing an expression of intense concentration as he helps a little gaggle of boys build a foam brick wall in his school’s outdoor learning area. Thomas’s teaching assistant at Hilton primary school in Derbyshire, Rebecca Kerry, looks […]

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Indomitable spirit of a medical student

Amjad Reef This girl has been a bit courageous since childhood. No fear but yes arachnophobia only grasped her well. Yeah the fear of spider only. Wherever she went for travel, she did something adventurous always. Suddenly she has loved the mountains. The smoke and flavor of white devil mountains. She has been involved in […]

IU student comes up with intelligent home device

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY (KUSHTIA) : Niyaz Mustakim, a masters’ student of Applied Physics, Electronics and Communication Engineering department of Islamic University in Kushtia has created an ‘Intelligent, smart and versatile home security system’ device to securely maintain matters relating to the home, office, bank and other important places by using a mobile app, It can control […]

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Animals subjected to abuse

 Luke Dale-Harris: Animals exported live from EU countries are routinely being subjected to abuse, illegal transportation conditions and inhumane slaughter, an investigation has found. Dozens of undercover videos and photographs obtained by the Guardian show live cattle and sheep from EU countries being beaten, shocked with electric prods, and held for days in overcrowded pens […]