Up polls : 5th phase of 717 unions voting starts

The fifth phase of 717 union parishads (UP) voting in 93 upazilas underway today.   The voting started at 8:00am and will continue uninterruptedly till 4:00pm.   Polls to around 725 UPs were held in the first phase, 639 UPs in second, 615 UPs in third and 703 UPs in fourth phase on March 22 and 31, April 23 and May 8. A total of 724 unions will go to polls on June 4 in the sixth and final…

VAT law worries businessmen

The agony of businessmen continues to persist as the tangle over the Value Added Tax (VAT) Act is not being resolved. According to sources, if necessary corrective steps are not taken, the consumers will have to purchase items at…

Domestic help dies at DMCH

A minor domestic help, who was tortured allegedly by her employers at Mohammadpur in the capital, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Friday. The victim, identified as Hasina, 11, daughter of Abdus Sabhan of Kamilipur village in Dhobaura upazila of Mymensingh district, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital around 11:30am, hospital sources said. Hasina had been…

Mamata sworn in as West Bengal CM

KOLKATA: Mamata Banerjee was sworn in on Friday as West Bengal’s chief minister for a second term, in the biggest oath ceremony Bengal has seen. 41 ministers took oath after her in batches of four, some touched her feet to seek blessings, report agencies. Cheering from front row seats were political heavyweights like Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Bangladesh Industries…
4 places in capital for relax, fresh breath

4 places in capital for relax, fresh breath

  Dhaka city is now considered as one of the most hazardous cities in the world. Air pollution,…

Gender perception via speech

Gender perception via speech

When listening to voices, we tend to perceive the speaker as masculine or feminine rather quickly.  …

Men’s language assertive on faceboook than women

Men’s language assertive on faceboook than women

A computational analysis of the words used by over 65,000 consenting Facebook users in some 10 million…


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