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Connect with nature, before it’s too late: UN expert

Dhaka, Jun 1 – United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment John H Knox has urged all States to do more to fulfill their existing obligations to protect the world’s biological diversity from extinction, reports UNB. “Governments should ensure public information and participation in biodiversity-related decisions and provide access to effective remedies […]

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DCCI terms budget as business friendly

DHAKA, June 1, 2017 – Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) President Abul Kasem Khan today termed the budget “business friendly” but implementation of such a large budget will be challenged for the government, reports BSS. “DCCI supports government’s target to increase investment to the GDP ratio to 31.09 percent,” he said while giving […]

Mobile app stopping early marriage

DHAKA : Sultana Begum used to live at Dangapara village in Joldhaka upazila of Nilphamari district. She is the second among her three sisters and two brothers. Her father is a farmer by profession. Sultana’s father, who was experiencing hardship in running his seven-member family, was in tension with the marriage of his daughters, reports […]

Korean team meets DU vice-chancellor

DHAKA, – A three-member Korean delegation today paid a courtesy call on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique at his office on the campus, reports BSS. Professor Chang soo Suh of Soonchunhyang University, South Korea, led the delegation. Other members of the delegation were Bae Jin-Hyeon, Deputy Country Director of KOICA Bangladesh office […]

Met office predicts rainfall in parts of country

DHAKA, – Rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at a few places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions, a met office release said, reports BSS. Besides, mild heat wave is sweeping over Khulna and Barisal divisions and the regions of Faridpur, […]

Why nuclear could become the next ‘fossil’ fuel

HOMESTEAD, United States, – A gray dinosaur statue outside south Florida’s largest power plant is meant to symbolize two decommissioned fossil fuel reactors, but it also could be seen to represent a nuclear industry crumpling under mounting costs, reports BSS. Almost a decade ago, Turkey Point was aiming to become one of the country’s largest […]

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, […]