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Checks and balances to be maintained in case disposal: Chief Justice

DHAKA, May 23, 2015 (BSS) - Chief Justice Surendra Kumer Sinha has said checks and balances would be maintained in speedy disposal of cases, now pending with both lower and upper courts of the country. "There are 2.7 million cases now pending with lower courts while the number is around 2.85 lakh... More...

Exiting law adequate to check human trafficking: experts say

DHAKA, May 23, 2015 (BSS) - Experts believe that country's existing law against human trafficking that has a provision of capital punishment is time-befitting.

Now the need is proper implementation of the law and creation of awareness in the society.

Talking to BSS, noted lawyer and Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) President... More...

Self-reliance on fish within tenure of present government: Minister

RANGPUR, May 23, 2015 (BSS) - Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Muhammed Sayedul Hoque today said Bangladesh would a... More...

Passengers suffer as bus strike continues

KHULNA, May 23, 2015 (BSS) - Passengers sufferings mount in the southern districts as Bus owners and workers continues strike for the fourth consecutive day today.

They enfo... More...

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 maintai... More...

International

Saving migrant lives at sea 'top priority'

HANOI, May 23, 2015 (BSS/AFP) - United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Saturday that saving the lives of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia should be a "top priority" as the region battles with an exodus of boat people fleeing persecution and poverty. The UN Secretary General said he hoped regi... More...

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 tho... 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...

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

Farmers Field Day held in Panchagarh

PANCHAGARH, May 23, 2015 (BSS) - The Farmers Field Day on "harvesting Nafco 108 hybrid paddy" was held on the premises of Dandopal... More...

Boro paddy procurement drive begins in Netrakona

NETRAKONA, May 23, 2015 (BSS)- Boro paddy and rice procurement drive started here today under the auspices of Netrakona district ... More...

Economic

Govt-private partnership for blue economy stressed

DHAKA, May 23, 2015 (BSS) - Experts at a seminar today stressed the need for partnership between the government and the private sector to ensure optimum use of resources lying on the sea.

They said advanced technologies are opening ... 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

Write true history of Liberation War: DU VC

DHAKA, May 23, 2015 (BSS)- Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefi... More...

Weather

Heat wave sweeps over country

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