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Industry academia lecture series at DIU

Campus Desk: With the aim to inform and motivate the educated youths of the struggle and challenges faced on route to success by the well known entrepreneurs of the country, Daffodil International University (DIU) Industry Academia Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship Development introduced by Innovation and Incubation Center (IIC) held on February 04, 2017. Innovation and […]

22 Teachers including VC confined in RUET

Campus Desk: Students of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) confined twenty two teachers, including the Vice-Chancellor on February 04, 2017 (Saturday) demanding change in the credit system. Around 150 students staged a demonstration in front of the administration building since the Saturday afternoon to press their demand. Meanwhile, the students threatened to continue […]

What is yoga?

Swami Ambikananda Saraswati: The answers you get to this will depend on who formulates the response. The sleek 30-something clad in organic cotton leggings with a healthy glow might answer, while holding “plank pose” for an excruciating length of time, that yoga is about being simultaneously buff and chilled out. Ask a grizzly old Hindu […]

3-day ‘Divisional Digital Innovation Fair’ ends in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, – A three-day ‘Rajshahi Divisional Digital Innovation Fair 2017’ ended here Sunday with a call to make people aware about e-services to engage them in the digital activities, reports BSS. In collaboration with ICT ministry and Access to Information (A2I) project of Prime Minister’s Office, Divisional Commissioner office organised the fair on Rajshahi Collage […]

Qayyum Chowdhury Memorial Gold Medal launched at DU

DHAKA,  -A memorial gold medal award entitled “Artist Qayyum Chowdhury Memorial Gold Medal” was launched here at the Fine Art faculty of Dhaka University (DU) today, reports BSS. Artist Tahera Khanam, wife of late artist Qayyum Chowdhury handed over a cheque for Taka 10 lakh to DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique as the […]

Political Asylum is a Human Right

We are very familiar with the words political case and political asylum. Both are mostly inter-related with each other. Actually political case is not only cover legal activities also cover few matters by which a person thinks that he frightened in his own state and then he may seek for asylum to any foreign state […]

Your legal adviser this week

Query : My father died few months ago. We are three brothers and two sisters. Our mother still alive. My father had a bank account where he deposited more than one crore BDT. My mother was the nominee. But, now my brothers are trying to influence her to withdraw the money and provide them. But, […]

Teachers’ Day observed at RU

RAJSHAHI,  – Teachers, students and staff of Rajshahi University today observed ‘Teachers’ Day’ paying rich tribute to martyred teacher Dr Shamsuzzoha, reports BSS. Prof. Shamsuzzoha , a teacher of chemistry department and the then RU proctor, was shot dead by Pakistani army in front of the university main gate on February 18, 1969. His death […]

Arctic cultures take climate fight to Berlin film fest

BERLIN,  – They are fighting to preserve their ancient lifestyles and the very ground under their feet as the Arctic ice cap shrinks and the tundra’s permafrost slowly turns to mush, reports BSS. Polar circle film-makers at this year’s Berlin Film Festival are taking a cold, hard look at the plight of the indigenous people […]

Bangladesh’s Crackdown on Labor

Development Desk: International pressure following the 2013 collapse of a garment factory building in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people brought improvement in workplace safety and forced the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to amend the country’s labor laws. Yet it would be a mistake for Western consumers to assume that clothing made […]

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Your legal adviser this week

Query : My name is Hasan, I am from Dhaka. I have a query to you that, my wife and her family filed a suit against me about dowry before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court, Dhaka. They are trying to say that I claimed 10,00,000 BDT from them as dowry. I am mentioning, we got […]

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Team Law & Public to establish protection

TBT Law Desk Saving interest of human in any way is certainly the best practice and execution of human rights. Recently degradation in consumer’s rights and demand has been seen very acute and high. People are being bound by the restaurant authorities to pay higher charge beyond the actual cost. Mr. Y went to hotel […]

A Social Curse in Bangladesh

Marriage is the very foundation of civil society and no part of the laws and institutions of a country can be more vital importance to its subjects than those which regulate the manner and conditions of forming and, if necessary, of dissolving, the marriage contract. Firm union of the husband and wife is a necessary […]

Australia fires ease as damage mounts after record heat

SYDNEY, – Australia was counting the cost to property and livestock Monday after firefighters battled weekend blazes in some of the hottest conditions on record, reports BSS, reports BSS. At least 19 homes were destroyed in eastern Australia as emergency teams were sent out to assess the damage after a “catastrophic” weekend saw over 100 […]

‘Catastrophic’ fire conditions scorch Australia

SYDNEY,  – Eastern Australia endured severe “off the scale” fire conditions Sunday amid a record-breaking heatwave that sparked dire warnings from authorities, reports BSS. While bushfires are common in Australia’s arid summer, climate change has pushed up land and sea temperatures and led to more extremely hot days and severe fire seasons. “The conditions for […]

Saab offers high-tech jet production hub to India

NEW DELHI,  – Swedish defence giant Saab has offered to build a state-of-the-art fighter jet factory in India should it seal a lucrative deal to supply hundreds of military jets to New Delhi, reports BSS. Saab and its US competitor Lockheed Martin have emerged as the frontrunners to supply around 250 single-engine combat planes to […]

Climate change worries halt Vienna third runway

VIENNA, – A court has blocked Vienna airport’s plans for a third runway saying it would have resulted in greater greenhouse gas emissions, a verdict described by lawyers as a first, reports BSS. Austria’s Federal Administrative Court in a ruling published late Thursday said that the “positive aspects of the project cannot justify the high […]

Male contraceptive passes test

Michelle Roberts: Vasalgel acts as a physical barrier once injected into the tubes that sperm would swim down to the penis. The company behind it says a two-year trial, published in Basic and Clinical Andrology, shows the gel works and is safe – at least in primates. It hopes to have enough evidence to begin […]

Extracurricular activities to flourish children’s talents stressed

RANGPUR,  – Arranging more extracurricular activities for the adolescents and children in primary, junior and high schools along with their regular studies has become imperative to properly flourish their latent talent, reports BSS. Speakers expressed the view at inaugural ceremony of the two-day Children Fair-2017 organised by Nilphamari District Information Office (DIO) on the ‘Unmukto […]

Light to moderate fog may occur next morning

DHAKA,  – Light to moderate fog may occur at places over the country during mid night till morning, said a press release of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) today, reports BSS. It said weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country. Today’s […]

Delta grounds US flights over computer problems

WASHINGTON,  – Delta Air Lines, one of the largest US carriers, temporarily grounded its domestic flights in the United States on Sunday over a computer glitch that did not impact planes already in the air, reports BSS. “Delta teams are expeditiously working to fix a systems outage that has resulted in departure delays for flights […]

Macedonians send out SOS from Europe’s oldest lake

OHRID, Macedonia,  – A fishing boat glides across the shimmering surface of Europe’s oldest lake, a haven of biodiversity and a UNESCO World Heritage Site — one that conservationists warn faces multiple development threats, reports BSS. Lake Ohrid, which straddles the mountainous border of Macedonia and Albania, has been in existence for up to three […]