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DUJ demands formation of 9th wage board

DHAKA, May 23, 2015 (BSS) -Leaders of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) demanded formation of a new wage board to maintain equilibrium between the proposed pay scale for government officials and employees and the salary structure of journalists and employees. The DUJ made the demand at an executive c... More...

Int'l Conference on Urban Health tomorrow

DHAKA, May 23, 2015 (BSS) - The 12th International Conference on Urban
Health (ICUH- 2015) begins tomorrow to exchange ideas and opinions among the urban health professionals at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in city's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.

Speaker of the parliament and chairperson of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Shirin Sh... More...

Little implementation makes laws to stop violence against women ineffective

...by Asraful Huq and Mahmudul Hasan Raju ...

DHAKA, May 23, 2015 (BSS) - There are many laws in Bangladesh to prevent the growing trend of violence against women, but implement... More...

Pheromone trap gaining popularity among farmers in Rajshahi

... By Dr Aynal Haque ...

RAJSHAHI, May 23, 2015 (BSS)- Environment-friendly "sex pheromone trap" for killing harmful... More...

Inu calls for continuing movement against Khaleda

DHAKA, May 22, 2015 (BSS)-Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu today said the movement against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Z... More...

International

Detained Thai students 'merely invited for talks': police

BANGKOK, May 23, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Dozens of Thai students who were dragged away and held overnight by police after they staged an anti-coup protest in Bangkok Friday evening were "merely invited for talks", a senior police officer said Saturday. The student protest was one of a handful of rare p... More...

UN concerned for civilians in IS-controlled Palmyra

UNITED NATIONS, United States, May 23, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The UN Security Council on Friday expressed deep concern for thousands of civilians trapped in the Syrian city of Palmyra after it was captured by Islamic State fighters. The 15-member council called for safe passage for fleeing civilians and sta... More...

One year on, still no president for Lebanon

BEIRUT, May 23, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Every few weeks for the past year,
Lebanon's parliament has met, exchanged pleasantrie... More...

Peace activists live-stream press conference from N. Korea

SEOUL, May 23, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - A group of international women peace
activists broadcast a landmark press conference fr... More...

Burundi protesters defy police crackdown

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, May 22, 2015 (BSS/AFP)- Thousands of anti-government protesters in Burundi marched on the streets o... More...

Sports

Mourinho wants champs Chelsea to finish on a high

LONDON, May 23, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Jose Mourinho has urged his Chelsea side to set one more landmark before they receive t... More...

Defiant Pellegrini says second place isn't failure for City

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 23, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Manuel Pellegrini
claims Manchester City's second place finish in ... More...

District

JL activist murdered in Noakhali

NOAKHALI, May 23, 2015 (BSS)- A Jubo League (JL) activist was hacked to death by some unknown miscreants in Kabirhat area under Be... More...

Papaya farming brings fortune to Naogaon farmer

NAOGAON, May 23, 2015 (BSS)-A marginal farmer of Naogaon district has built his own fortune by farming papaya, a tropical sweet fr... More...

Economic

Sensex ends 148 points up at 1-month high; touches 28K-level

Mumbai, May 23 (BSS/PTI) The benchmark BSE Sensex yesterday closed 148 points up at 27,957.50 after briefly staying abov... More...

Climate Change

Japan to give $400 mn to Pacific islands to fight climate change

TOKYO, May 23, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on
Saturday ... More...

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Entertainment & Arts

Cannes race wide open on awards eve

CANNES, France, May 23, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - The competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival wraps up Saturday with a clutch of favourites jockeying for one of global cinema's most coveted prizes. A Cate Blanchett lesbian love story, a gruelling Auschwitz drama, a... More...

Technology

Google aims to patent child toy that pays attention

SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - Google has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devices. The US Patent and Trademark Office shared diagrams Thursday depicting what resembled rabbit and bear toys with microphon... More...

Education

Bangladesh-Kuwait Maitree Hall celebrates silver jubilee

DHAKA, May 22, 2015 (BSS) - Bangladesh-Kuwait Maitree Hall of Dhaka University today celebrated its silver jubilee amid enthusiasm and festivity.

Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the celebration hoisting balloons and ... More...

Weather

Heat wave sweeps over country

DHAKA, May 23, 2015 (BSS) - Mild to moderate heat wave is sweeping over differen... More...