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Animal feed sourced from deforested lands

Animal feed sourced from deforested lands

Arthur Neslen Campaign group Mighty Earth says aerial drones, satellite imaging and field research show farmers carried out forest-burning for fast food giant’s soy The hamburger chain Burger King has been buying animal feed produced in soy plantations carved out by the burning of tropical forests in Brazil and Bolivia, according to a new report. […]

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Korea closes dog meat market

Justin McCurry The shutters have started coming down at South Korea’s biggest dog meat market as the country seeks to head off international criticism over its practice of killing dogs for human consumption before it hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics. Moran market in Seongnam sells more than 80,000 dogs, dead or alive, every year and […]

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Is the law governing contempt of court in Bangladesh adequately and effectively defined?

The Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (hereinafter “the Constitution”) is another important source for the law on contempt. Under Article 78 of the Constitution, members of the Parliament have been accorded with special privileges and immunities from court proceedings to ensure the effective operation of the proceedings in Parliament.Article 108 of the Constitution […]

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An unrevealed recent inhumane torture

“Rape” is seemingly common etymology in our society. Whenever we hear the word “rape”, we imagine a brute lurking in darkness or in some hushed places for jumping over women to fulfill his sexual desire. Sometimes, a question peeps in our mind that, can a woman become the victim of rape by her legal husband […]

Legal Query

Dear Sir, I am businessman at Mohammdapur, Dhaka. I am a whole seller of cosmetics and doing my business for 10 years. I have a number of distributors who buy cosmetics from me and distribute the product in whole Bangladesh. They usually give part payment as advance and for the rest amount they provide cheque. […]

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Walton makes revolutionary changes in TV technology

Country’s electronics giant Walton has made revolutionary changes in the technology of LED television. The local company’s engineers are conducting comprehensive research on introducing Quantum Dot Plus technology’s next generation SpectraQ TV. Moreover, 28 patents of LED TV in different areas, developed by Walton engineers, are under approval process. these initiatives helped the local brand […]

Palak asks young generation to build “Digital Bangladesh”

NATORE, – State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Junaid Ahmed Palak today asked the young generation to acquire technological knowledge to help build ‘Digital Bangladesh’, reports BSS. “ICT division has taken different steps to impart technological education to the young generation. ICT education is compulsory for the students”, the minister said while addressing […]

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Greenpeace campaigns against palm trader

Elle Hunt: Greenpeace has suspended its campaign against one of the world’s largest palm oil traders in recognition of its “significant commitment” to address deforestation and exploitation in its supply chain. One year after its sustainability certificate was suspended, IOI Group announced further commitments to improve its environmental practice in a nine-month progress report released […]

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Groundwater too much contaminated in South Asia

Environment Desk: Sixty per cent of the groundwater in a river basin supporting more than 750 million people in Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh is not drinkable or usable for irrigation, researchers have said. The biggest threat to groundwater in the Indo-Gangetic Basin, named after the Indus and Ganges rivers, is not depletion but contamination, […]

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Why I eat elephant heart

Leonidas Barora: I was born in Kinigi, in Rwanda’s Musanze district, about 65 years ago, and it is still my home. I come from the Batwa community; we are very short people. There are about 400 of us, which makes us the smallest tribe in Rwanda. We lived in the forests long before the government […]

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We owe our planet

Bill McKibben: There is no upside to the Trump presidency. To be in DC – I’ve come for Saturday’s giant climate march – is to be reminded up close what all Americans have known for months: we’ve put the country in the hands of a man completely unequal to the task. A man so cluelessly […]

DU VC for giving moral education in classrooms

DHAKA : Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique yesterday urged the teachers to instill moral values in the students in classrooms to prevent them from joining militancy, reports BSS. “The main purpose of education is to develop human values among the people. No education could ensure human welfare without moral values,” a […]

20th University Day of BSMMU today

DHAKA : The country’s leading institution of medical education and research Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) will celebrate its founding anniversary and 20th University Day here today in a befitting manner, reports BSS. The university has chalked out elaborate programmes including hoisting of national and university flags in the morning, placing of wreaths at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sex education: on the way of breaking barriers

Ishrat Naher Erina: Having the membership of third world country where basic needs are not equal for everyone and dreaming to educate people on sex education is nothing but cry in a wilderness. Most often, people do believe that being born in a developing country is a curse but it gives people an immense pleasure […]

Complete agro-mechanization enters implementation phase

DHAKA : The plan to complete mechanization of the country’s agriculture sector has entered into the phase of implementation with handing over to farmers 6,004 farm equipment procured under an agreement with China, officials said yesterday, reports BSS. Officials familiar with the process said the farm equipment were procured under the deal, signed with China […]

Four day international food and agro exhibition kicks off in capital

DHAKA : A four-day International exhibition on Food and Agro, Poultry and Livestock and Agro Chemical kicked off in the capital yesterday, reports BSS. Food Minister Advocate Qamrul Islam inaugurated the international exhibition at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) at Kuril here. A multinational exhibition organizer CEMS-Global has been organizing the exhibition and is celebrating […]

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DIU becomes Runner Up in National Energy Hackathon- 2017

DIU team “Sun-Beam” consists of six students of Electrical and Electronic Engineering ( EEE) department of Daffodil International University has won 1st Runners-up prize in the ‘Power and energy crisis in the Industry sector’ category at National Energy Hackathon-2017, organized and patronized by Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources of Government of Bangladesh held […]

America’s dangerous South China sea gambit

Sam Bateman: The idea that the United States may send military aircraft and ships to assert freedom of navigation around Chinese claimed islands in the South China Sea is seriously bad. It’s bad because it would involve an unreasonably assertive interpretation of the international law of the sea, and because it shows such little regard […]

Europe suffers security challenges

Joshua B. Spero: The European Union (EU) confronts the institutional challenges for whether its Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) can effectively continue to have influence abroad, while significant economic burdens and dependencies dissipate the EU politically. If the CSDP fails to affect the changes diplomatically, strategically, and operationally it wants to project, then the […]