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HC asks for arrest of hospital staff for sexual abuse

The High Court on Thursday directed the Gulshan thana police to arrest United Hospital staff (brother) Saiful Islam and produce him before the court on December 7 for ‘sexually harassing’ a female patient. It also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why punitive action will not be taken against the United Hospital authorities and the staff. Read More »

In Zimbabwe’s scourge of child marriage

Birgit Schwarz At 14, Justine firmly believed that the world was her oyster and the future hers to shape and conquer. She was bright and her mother made enough money as a seamstress to send her to a decent public school in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. “I used to dream about finishing school, finding a job and being independent,” the now ... Read More »

Establish rights of disabled women, seminar told

A National Seminar on “Rights of Disabled Woman and Child 2015” was held on Wednesdayat the Biduyt Bhaban, Bijoy Hall, Abdul Gani Road, Dhaka. The objective of seminar was to focus to promote the focus for making the rights real of Disabled Women and Disabled Children. BPKS, a national resource organization in the field of disabled people rights movement, organized ... Read More »

Bd Women Chamber chief Selima Ahmad gets int’l award

The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) has announced Selima Ahmad, vice chairperson of Nitol Niloy Group and president of Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI), as the recipient of the TIAW World of Difference Lifetime Achievement Award-2014-2015. The prestigious award is given each year to a woman of great achievement, whose actions have truly made a difference globally ... Read More »

Eating ‘on the go’ could make you fat

Dieters who eat while performing other activities such as walking or watching television may increase their food intake later in the day which could lead to weight gain and obesity, says a new study.”Eating on the go may make dieters overeat later on in the day,” said lead study author Jane Ogden, professor at University of Surrey in England. Read More »

Anti sexual harassment forum set up at RU

Seminar entitled “Say No to Sexual Harassment: Case Based Discussion Meeting”  under the project of “Building Institutional Capacity of selected four universities to prevent violence against women” held on Monday at the Law department of Rajshahi University (RU) to increase awareness against sexual harassment. The seminar was organised by the Bangladesh Jatiyo Mohila Ainjibi Somiti (BJMAS) in association with the ... Read More »

Google morphs into Alphabet; investors cheer clarity

Google Inc announced a surprise overhaul of its operating structure on Monday, creating a holding company called Alphabet to pool its many subsidiaries and separate the core web advertising business from newer ventures like driverless cars.The move appeared to be an attempt by the search engine giant to focus on its more creative and ambitious projects, while investors cheered the ... Read More »

Insight: Tesla burns cash, loses more than $4,000 on every car sold It’s crunch time for Tesla Motors.

The Silicon Valley automaker is losing more than $4,000 on every Model S electric sedan it sells, using its reckoning of operating losses, and it burned $359 million in cash last quarter in a bull market for luxury vehicles.The company on Wednesday cut its production targets for this year and next.Chief Executive Elon Musk said he’s considering options to raise ... Read More »

Yet another college girl gang-raped in capital

Yet another college girl was gang-raped by miscreants in the city’s Jatrabari area on Tuesday noon. Sub-inspector of Jatrabari Police Station Abdullah Biswas said the 20-year-old girl along with her boyfriend came to the house of one of the acquaintances of the boy at Dakkhin Kajla near Bishwa Road Masjid at noon from Sonargaon of Narayanganj district. Read More »

Bolivia is tripling the size of its subway in the sky

Bolivia already has the largest urban cable car system in the world. Now the booming country is tripling the size of the network and will soon have nine lines whizzing above the administrative capital of La Paz.The Andean city of 1.8 million has long struggled with chaotic transport. Minibuses and taxis with handwritten signs in their windscreens pick up passengers ... Read More »

Ancient Hindu temple found built on Buddhist shrine in Bangladesh’s Dinajpur

A Hindu temple sits firmly on the remains of a Buddhist shrine in Dinajpur in an awe-inspiring sight that testifies to the conquest by Hindus of Buddhists at Barendra – a region in ancient north Bengal.Buddhist monasteries and Viharas had been converted into Hindu temples hundreds of years ago, and an archaeological team in Bangladesh believes these temples they recently ... Read More »

Sherpur woman stripped during arbitration

In an undeliverable incident of humiliation, a young housewife was allegedly stripped naked during arbitration at Shapmari village in Sadar upazila on Friday. Upset at the utter humiliation, the victim filed a case against four people with Sadar Police Station on Sunday in this connection. According to the case statement, the victim went to her father’s house at Shapmari from ... Read More »

Hackers threaten to leak Ashley Madison’s 37 million clients

Hackers claim to have personal details of more than 37 million cheating spouses on dating website Ashley Madison and have threatened to release nude photos and sexual fantasies of the site’s clients unless it is shut down, blog KrebsOnSecurity reported. Ashley Madison’s Canadian parent, Avid Life Media, confirmed the breach on its systems and said it had since secured its ... Read More »

Female bosses make male employees uneasy: Research

Men may feel threatened by female bosses and act more assertively towards them than male supervisors, new research says.The study published in the journal Society for Personality and Social Psychology said that such behaviour by male employees working with female managers could disrupt the workplace with struggles over power dynamics. Read More »

JU VC condemn Ershad for his tongue

Jahangirnagar University (JU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Farzana Islam, also the first female VC of Bangladesh, condemned H M Ershad fior his tongue and demanded a formal apology,for calling the responsible women as ‘showpieces’ in Parliament, Read More »

Office naps boost productivity, kill frustration

Employees must be allowed to take short naps during office hours as this will boost productivity and generate more revenue for the company, a study says.Short naps are an effective strategy to counteract impulsive behaviour and boost tolerance for frustration at work, researchers from the University of Michigan found. Read More »

Out of the shadows, China hackers turn cyber gatekeepers

China, long accused by the United States of rampant cyber aggression, may be synonymous with hacking exploits these days, but that doesn’t mean every Chinese hacker is out to pilfer and destroy.As Chinese companies grapple with a sharp increase in the number of cyber attacks, many hackers are finding it increasingly lucrative to go above board and join the country’s ... Read More »

Selfie stick an ‘isolator’ that promotes narcissism

Selfie sticks are no longer just a convenience but considered the new symbol of millennial narcissism and self-absorption, a new study says.Jesse Fox, an assistant professor of communications at the Ohio State University, believes the selfie stick will further isolate this generation and those to come, reported medical Read More »

Tuesday marks the 258th anniversary of the Battle of Plassey

A small group from Bharat-Bangladesh-Pakistan Peoples Forum (BBPPF) gathered at the mango grove of Plassey to remember the fateful battle that changed South Asia’s history 258 years ago.On this day in 1757, the small army of the British East India Company defeated the forces of Bengal’s last independent Nawab Siraj-ud-Dowlah at Plassey , now in West Bengal’s Nadia district. Read More »

College girl raped in Mirpur, police rounds up 3 youths

A college girl became victim of rape in the city’s Mirpur on Saturday. Police arrested three youths in connection the rape incident. However, the rapist remained absconding soon after the incident. Quoting the victim, a first year (Hons) student of City College, said the girl was taken to a house of West Shewrapara by one of her friend named Sabbir ... Read More »

‘Mastermind’ held – forensic test prove gang-rape positive

Police have arrested the mastermind of the gang rape of a young woman at her relative’s house in the city’s Rampura area. The arrestee was identified as Nayem, 20, a resident of Rampura area. Tipped off, a team of Rampura Police Station launched a drive in West Rampura around 7:30pm and arrested Nayem, sources at the police station said. Mwanwhile, ... Read More »