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..
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..
IU extends MPhil-Ph.D registration deadline
The authority of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia extended the deadline of registration for MPhil and Ph.D program under the academic session 2017-18, said an IU press release yesterday. Application form for the program will be available till March 20 instead of February 20 and it will be submitted until..
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..
4 transport workers to die for rape and murder of law student Rupa
Four transport workers were awarded death penalty in a case filed for raping and killing law student Rupa Khatun in a moving bus in Tangail. The death row convicts are bus driver Habibur and three helpers Shamim, Akram and Jahangir were present in the court when Abul Mansur Miah, acting..
Shajahan for strengthening base of education for better Bangladesh
Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan underscored the need for strengthening the base of education further by utilizing information and communication technology (ICT) on Saturday (10th Feb) to build a better Bangladesh. “We will have to put emphasis on technological education. We should keep our children away from venomous bite of drug..
Nasrul urges students to acquire knowledge on science education
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid urged students to acquire knowledge on science education for the advancement of the country on Thursday (08 February). The government is providing opportunities including infrastructural development and enhancing research works to promote science education, he said while addressing the inaugural..
Sign language institute to be set up soon: Menon
Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Wednesday (7 Feb) said a sign language institute will be set up soon for hearing impaired people of the country. “There are nearly 1.6 lakh hearing disabled people in the country. So, it is urgent to establish a sign language institute to help..
Hamid awaits second term as president
Abdul Hamid will remain the country’s president for a second consecutive term as no one else is running in the upcoming presidential election. Monday was the last day to submit nomination papers for the post of the president. Only the ruling Awami League submitted the nomination papers for Hamid. AL..
Govt working to enhance quality of tech education: Keramat
The newly appointed State Minister for Technical and Madrasah Education Division of Education Ministry Kazi Keramat Ali said the quality of technical as well as madrasah education would be enhanced in the near future as the government is restlessly working to improve the standard of vocational and madrasah education across..
Rupa murder verdict Feb 12
A Tangail court today set February 12 to deliver the verdict on the sensational murder of law student Rupa Khatun, who was raped in a moving bus before being murdered in Tangail. The court of Abul Mansur Miah, acting judge of Tangail Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal, came up..