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University staff harasses sexual harassment

Sally Weale and David Batty: Harassment of students is widespread but remains invisible, partly because of confidentiality clauses, say campaigners Universities’ use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in sexual harassment cases involving staff and students is allowing alleged perpetrators to move to other institutions where they could offend again, according to academics, lawyers and campaigners. They […]

Your legal adviser this week

Legal Query : Dear Sir, I want to establish a security business company. I have already formed a company. I would request you to inform me about the details about the registration process of trademark. Regards, Razzakul Haider Dhaka. Legal Opinion : Trademark registration in Bangladesh is performed through the Department of Patents, Designs and […]

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Israel’s David Grossman wins International Booker Prize

London, Jun 15 – Israeli author David Grossman has won the Man Booker International Prize for his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar”, reports AP/UNB. The award was announced Wednesday in London. Grossman beat out five other finalists, including fellow Israeli author Amos Oz for the counterpart to Britain’s prestigious Booker Prize. Grossman’s novel […]

Begum Rokeya University to become world standard: New VC

RANGPUR,  – Newly appointed Vice-chancellor (VC) of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) Professor Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, BTFO, has said the university will become a world standard place for higher education, research and other activities, reports BSS. “Necessary steps would be taken to turn BRUR into a modern and time- befitting university and place of […]

Bangladesh leads major SAARC nations in internet access

DHAKA,  – Bangladesh has advanced significantly in internet connectivity and effectively led major SAARC nations, with nearly 42.0 percent of total population using internet for various purposes, according to official sources, reports BSS. The latest data from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) shows that the total number of internet users has reached 67.245 million […]

NU masters exams begin July 16

DHAKA,  – Masters final course irregular and improvement (old syllabus) examinations of 2014 under National University will be held between July 16 and August 24, reports BSS. First semester examination of masters of 2015 will also begin on July 16 and continue till August 9, said a NU release. Detailed schedule of the final and […]

Envoys wade in to help US waters despite Trump climate snub

LORTON, United States,  – President Donald Trump may have torpedoed the Paris climate accord as US diplomats brace for huge cuts to their environmental programs, reports BSS. But on Monday, American officials joined world diplomats wading out into the Potomac estuary to replant seagrass in a telling gesture paired with an unlikely photo opportunity. Embassy […]

UGC seeks stern actions against fake PhD providers, holders

DHAKA, – The University Grants Commission (UGC) has found some unregistered universities to be issuing fake PhD degrees in exchange of money and sought stern government actions against certain such universities and those who were buying such so called degrees, reports BSS. According to an official press release the regulatory body recently submitted a report […]

Trump wants to ‘stay engaged’ on climate: Tillerson

SYDNEY,  – US President Donald Trump wants to stay engaged on climate change and has not abandoned the issue, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday, days after Trump announced he was quitting the Paris accord, reports BSS. Trump’s decision, which has been roundly denounced by the international community, was based on his belief that […]


Govt to bear treatment cost of Abdul Jabbar, Abul Hashem

DHAKA : The government will bear all treatment cost of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste Abdul Jabbar and former lawmaker from Gafargaon of Mymensingh Abul Hashem, reports BSS. Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim made the announcement when he visited ailing Jabbar and Hashem at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). Jabbar is suffering […]

Classes continue at IU amid vacation

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, June 4, 2017 – The regular classes and examinations of various Departments of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia continued amid Holy Ramadan vacation due to reduce session jam of the university, IU registrar office source said this morning, reports BSS. The teachers of English, Finance & Banking and Computer Science & Engineering Departments […]

Need to talk frankly about period

Mohammad Fakhruddin Mehedi: DHAKA, June 3, 2017 (BSS) – Whenever we discuss the issue of menstruation, it’s still a matter of shame and traditionally the conversation on the topic has turned into a ‘social taboo’ in Bangladesh even the country has been progressing fast. It is unimaginable that in this 21st century girls prefer to […]


Commonest Oral Irritating Lesion:Apthous Ulcer

There is rarely any people who haven’t suffered from ulcer of mouth. There are various types of mouth ulcers & a lot of factors are responsible for them. Among all of them minor apthous ulcer is the most common one & this occurs from time to time. A study shows that about 15-20 % population […]

California plots to fight ‘AWOL’ Trump on climate

LOS ANGELES, – California stands poised to fill the US leadership vacuum in the battle against climate change, analysts say, as the state’s governor Jerry Brown headed to China on Friday for a high-profile visit largely centered on environmental issues, reports BSS. No sooner had President Donald Trump made his announcement on Thursday to pull […]

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 […]