DC conference begins today
The annual conference of the deputy commissioners (DCs) gets underway in the capital today, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina likely to give them some directives ahead of the upcoming parliamentary polls.
NSU student found dead a day after he went missing
Police recovered the body of a North South University student from a canal at Gazaria upazila of Munshinganj district yesterday morning a day after he went missing.The deceased was identified as Md Saidur Rahman Payel, a 5th semester student of the business department at the university, said Officer
PM urges govt. employees to show creativity in service
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina moneday (23 july) urged the employees of the public administration to work with innovative ideas and sincerity for the welfare of the grassroots people.
Top 10 quotes of Stephen Hawking
British physicist Stephen Hawking, who is considered as one of the world’s foremost physicists, died today at the age of 76. Here are top 10 quotes from the famous scientist: Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. 2. The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it..
US students stage walkout against gun violence
From Washington to Los Angeles, students walked out of US classrooms Wednesday in the largest grassroots protest against gun violence seen in years, demanding action one month to the day after a deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school. Hundreds of teenagers from Washington area schools gathered outside the..
US-Bangla Airlines plane crashes, dozen killed
At least 46 people were killed as an aircraft of Bangladesh’s private US Bangla Airlines crashed and burst into flames while landing at Kathmandu with 71 people onboard, 67 being passengers, officials and reports said. “According to our information 45 people who were on the flight were killed . …
Florida governor signs gun-safety bill into law
Florida Governor Rick Scott, a staunch ally of the National Rifle Association (NRA), signed into law on Friday a bill imposing a 21-year-old legal age requirement and three-day waiting period on all gun purchases and allowing the arming of some school employees. Within hours, the NRA filed a court challenge..
Academicians for conducting research to ensure quality higher education
Academicians at a seminar here laid importance on conducting adequate research works to ensure quality of higher education to compete with the international standard on Tuesday (6th March). “Quality higher education is evidently a critical element of development, which a country like Bangladesh must build, if it is to make..
Historic March 7 today
The ruling Awami League along with the like-minded political and socio-cultural organisations would celebrate today the 47th anniversary of the epoch making speech Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered at Suhrawardy Udyan on March 7, 1971. In the historic address, Sheikh Mujib declared, ‘Ebarer Sangram Amader Muktir Sangram; Ebarer..
EED implements Tk 361.31cr projects in Rajshahi, C’nawabganj
Education Engineering Department (EED) has implemented 981 schemes under 14 major development projects at a cost of around Taka 361.31 crore in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts during last nine years. At present, the department has been executing two projects with an estimated cost of around Taka 30 crore. The works..
PM asks students to pursue practical education on agriculture
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina suggested students to pursue practical education on agriculture, saying that there is nothing of shame to work on land or plant seedlings on Thursday (1st Feb). “We’re providing education to our children. But after pursuing education, they don’t want to work on land. I think they..
Bangla should be medium of higher education: Anisuzzaman
Eminent educationist Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman said that Bangla should be the medium of instruction in higher education in the country on Tuesday (27 Feb). “Experts should write academic books in Bengali, otherwise it will be difficult to study in Bengali language. Only memorization in English is not effective in higher..
Trump says would have run unarmed into Florida school
President Donald Trump said Monday he would have rushed unarmed into the Florida school targeted by a mass shooter, as student survivors of the slaughter brought their campaign for gun control to Congress. Nearly two weeks after the attack in Parkland, Florida left 17 people dead, US lawmakers reconvened after..
Programmable logic controller workshop held in RUET
A daylong workshop on ‘Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)’ was held in Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) here on Saturday (24 Feb). RUET’s Department of Mechatronics Engineering hosted the workshop to devise ways and mean on how to overcome the existing challenges in this applicable field. Vice-chancellor of RUET..
21 get Ekushey Padak, 2018
Twenty one eminent citizens were yesterday given the Ekushey Padak, 2018 for their outstanding contributions to their respective fields. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presented the prestigious award to the recipients at a ceremony held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital. The awardees are: AJM Takiullah (posthumous) and Professor Mirza..
Nation pays tributes to language movement martyrs
The supreme sacrifice of the language heroes on this day 66 years back is being remembered as people in thousands are thronging the Central Shaheed Minar at midnight to pay their glowing tributes to the 1952 language martyrs by placing wreaths at the altar of the monument. President Abdul Hamid..
Bangladesh HC confers awards to British-Bangladeshi academic achievers
Bangladesh High Commission in London has conferred awards to the British-Bangladeshi students who have achieved outstanding results in the 2017 GCSE and A Level examinations on Saturday (18 February). A total of 103 students who achieved at least 10 A/A* in GCSE and 3 A/A* received crests and certificates in..
ACC won’t tolerate corruption in education sector: Iqbal Mahmud
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will not tolerate any corruption in education sector for the sake of the country’s sustainable development, the commission’s Chairman Iqbal Mahmud said on Thursday (15th February) . “We will not accept minimum corruption in the education sector,” Mahmud warned while addressing a function at Faridganj upazila in..