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JnU to build new residential hall in Keraniganj

DHAKA : Jagannath University (JnU) authority will build a 1,000-seated new dormitory with all modern facilities at Keraniganj in the city to resolve the acute accommodation crisis of the university, reports BSS. “The university authority is working relentlessly with utmost sincerity to overcome the housing crisis,” JnU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Mijanur Rahman told BSS. […]

Developed countries urged to meet commitment on climate change

DHAKA : Speakers at a seminar yesterday urged the developed countries to deliver their commitment to combat the impacts of climate change in developing countries as well allocation of special budged to protect the children of coastal areas, reports BSS. “The emission of carbon dioxide by developed countries in the name of industrialization causes adverse […]

Taiwan’s “hacker minister” reshaping digital democracy

Seoul : Taiwan’s “digital minister” Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she’s a “civic hacker,” who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm, reports UNB. Appointed by leaders hoping to better connect with young voters who helped sweep independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen […]

Your legal adviser this week

Legal Query : Dear Sir, I am a non-resident Bangladeshi, now residing at Rome, Italy. I am living here since 2001 with my wife & two children, now I got the citizenship here. On 2007 I bought a piece of land measuring 5.00 decimal at Jowar Sahara Mouja, Gulshan, Dhaka, maintaining all the legal formalities. […]

Child Marriage in Bangladesh

Up until 2016, the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929 was the only statute that considered Child Marriage to be an offence in Bangladesh. It had responsibly set a legal age for girls (18 years and above) and boys (21 years and above) eligible for marrying. What the Act lacked was a proper sentencing provision. It […]

IU Kamil exams begin tomorrow

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, Kushtia, – The Kamil first part examinations-2015 under the Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia will begin tomorrow (23 April) while its second part examinations will start on Monday, said a press release here today, reports BSS. IU Acting Controller of Examinations AK Azad Lavlu told BSS that the examinations will start at 10 […]

5-Day Int’l workshop on productivity begins in city tomorrow

DHAKA,  – A five-day international workshop will begin in the city tomorrow with a view to increasing productivity in industry and agriculture sectors in the Asia-Pacific countries, reports BSS. Industries Ministry Senior Secretary M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan will inaugurate the workshop titled “Emerging Roles of Producers’ Association and Farmers’ Cooperatives” at FARS Hotel and Grand […]

Ancient poo shows Antarctic penguins’ volcanic past

WELLINGTON,  – Analysis of ancient penguin guano has revealed that volcanic eruptions, not climate change, almost wiped out an Antarctic sea bird colony three times, researchers have found, reports BSS. There has long been speculation linking fluctuations in penguin populations over recent decades to climate change, but scientists studying a colony of gentoo penguins in […]

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DIU Faculty members develop an Easy English Language Learning app

Launching ceremony of an English language learning app ‘brimmEng’ developed by the faculty members of English Department of Daffodil International University (DIU) held on Wednesday at the university auditorium 71. Kelly Ryan, Cultural Affairs Officer of American Center of U.S Embassy, Dhaka launched the app’ as Chief Guest while Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of […]

Your legal adviser this week

Query : I am a Bangladeshi, now living in Kuwait since 2007. I am a service holder here. I usually come to Bangladesh once in a year for 2months. On 2009 I got married and on 2011 we blessed with a baby boy. We were living happily, but from 2014 I came to know that […]

The Road Transport Act 2017 –Aiman Rahman Khan

The draft of the Road Transport Act 2017 of Bangladesh received a Cabinet approval last week. Due to a High Court order, it has been drafted in the light of the Motor Vehicles Ordinance 1983, but with major changes. After several recent incidents, the Bangladesh Government has taken a firm stand in a drive to […]

LG introduces smart inverter microwave

DHAKA, – LG has introduced new smart inverter technology microwave oven “NeoChef” which will hit local market in the first week of April, reports BSS. “Implementing the latest design trends, the microwave is both minimalistic and accessible, instantly bringing a touch of class to any kitchen,” said LG managing director Edward Kim mentioning that the […]

Student cabinet formed in 544 schools, madrashas in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, -Students Cabinets have been formed in 455 secondary schools and 89 madrashas with direct voting today to make the students respectful toward democratic practice and values from childhood, reports BSS. The government took the initiative to form an eight-member ‘Student Cabinet’ comprising one head representative and seven cabinet members in every secondary schools and […]

Florida eco-friendly town opens for business

PUNTA GORDA, United States, – With a farm-to-table restaurant, driverless shuttles, homes built with the latest green techniques and a massive solar farm to offset energy use, Florida’s first sustainable town is now open for business, reports BSS. The buzz about Babcock Ranch, an eco-friendly city of the future and the largest development of its […]

Ctg board ready to hold the HSC exams from April 2

CHITTAGONG,  – Chittagong Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (CEB) completed all preparations to hold the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations from April 2 next, reports BSS. A total of 83,193 students including 41,932 male and 41,261 female will sit for the examination under CEB through the 98 centers from 238 colleges this year. A […]

Your legal adviser this week

Legal Query- Dear Sir, I have just completed my BBA, MBA from North South University. From my student life, I have always the choice to become a businessman. I have the plan to establish a company which will be the market leader of the production of garments accessories. Now, in order to do garments accessories […]

Our Constitutional Rights and way of enforcement

Most of our people even educated classes of our country don’t aware of their all rights construed in our constitution. Although some of them know about such constitutional rights but don’t know when and how to enforce these rights. But every citizen of a country should be well familiar with his/her constitutional rights as well […]

‘Vubon Majhi’ screened at IU

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, – “Vubon Majhi”, a film based on the Liberation War, was screened at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia today, reports BSS. Bishwabidyaloy Theatre (Bithi), IU Film Society (IUFS) and Lonthon jointly organized the film show at Birshreshtha Hamidur Rahman Central Auditorium of the campus. ‘Vubon Majhi’ was screened in two times around 11am […]

Primary education foundation of higher education DU VC

DHAKA,  – DU VC Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique today underpinned the need for improving the quality of primary education as it is the foundation of the higher education, reports BSS. He was addressing at inauguration of 5-day workshop titled “Effective Implementation of DPEd Programme” at Institute of Education and Research (IER) on Dhaka University […]