Oxford Students To Alumna Aung San Suu Kyi: Rohingya Inaction Is ‘Inexcusable’
Myanmar’s civilian leader is under increasing scrutiny for her failure to address the humanitarian crisis. 21 October 2017, Students at St. Hugh’s College in Oxford have joined an international chorus of critics in condemning their alumna Aung San Suu Kyi, now the de facto leader of Myanmar, for her response..
8-day Book Fair begins in Rajshahi
An eight-day long ‘Rajshahi Book Fair- 2017’ began here today aimed at encouraging and habituating people to read book. Jatiya Grantha Kendra under the ministry of cultural affairs arranged the fair on Rajshahi College premises with assistance of district administration and Bangladesh Knowledge and Creative Publishers Samity. More than 65..
Myanmar Must Nurture Its People as Assets, Not Treat Them as ‘Threats’
Dr. Maung Zarni is a dissident Burmese Buddha scholar, now exiled in London. He has been fighting relentlessly to thwart what he coined ”Slow Genocide” that was hatched against the Rohingyas in 1966. Dainik Shiksha finds him as a ”Conscience of the Burmese nation.” Dr Zarni is likely to visit..
English classes to be conducted in English
Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education has asked the authorities of school and college to ensure that the English classes were conducted in English. In the wake of reported allegations of conducting English classes in Bangla at most of the colleges in the country, DSHE director general SM Wahiduzzaman issued..
Two-thirds of Afghan girls missing out on school: HRW
Two-thirds of Afghan girls do not attend school due to growing insecurity and poverty, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, underlining the challenges of educating women in the patriarchal country 16 years after the Taliban were ousted. While millions more girls are receiving an education than during the Taliban’s repressive 1996-2001..
Women should be enriched with technical education
Speakers at a meeting here on Sunday called upon the women to come forward to participate in technical and vocational education without any hesitation for taking the country forward. They said technical, vocational education and training among the women is very important for achieving the national development. The speakers made..
Panchagarh human chain protests Sonia’s rape
People from all walks of life today staged a demonstration in Tetulia upazila of Panchagarh demanding capital punishment of two youths for allegedly raping a schoolgirl and provoking her to commit suicide. They joined a human chain organised by Kazi Shahabuddin Girls’ High School and College at Tetulia Bazar demanding..
Rupa murder: Five charged with rape, murder
Police yesterday charged five transport workers for gang raping and killing law student Rupa Khatun on a running bus on August 25. Sub-Inspector Kaiyum Khan Siddique, investigation officer of the case and also in-charge of Araonkhola Police Outpost in Madhupur, submitted the charge sheet before the Judicial Magistrate’s Court in..
Schoolgirl commits suicide
Chadni’s dream was to become a doctor and make her parents proud. But she is gone, the dream is gone too. Harassed by a youth for around a year, the 12-year-old appeared to have taken her own life on Friday “fearing abduction and further humiliation”, said police. Her body was..
College student beaten to death
A college student was beaten to death at Shovarampur Bazar in Sadar upazila on Friday. The deceased was Solaiman Mia Shimul, 25, son of Ishak Mia of the town. He was a student of Government Rajendra College. Quoting locals, Sub-Inspector (SI) of Sadar Police Station Billal Hossain said, “Shimul went..
Edn Minister condoles death of Father Benjamin Costa
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday expressed profound shock at the death of former principal of Notre Dame College Father Benjamin Costa In a condolence message, he said the country has lost a devoted and ideal teacher at the death of Father Benjamin Costa. Nahid said he (Benjamin Costa) made..
Benjamin Costa passes away
Fr Benjamin Costa, an eminent educationist and former principal of Notre Dame College in Dhaka, died at a Dhaka hospital yesterday. He was 75. The man, who had a great contribution to the country’s education sector and human development, left behind a host of relatives, admirers, followers and well-wishers to..
Technical education to boost economic development: Nahid
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said the government is promoting technical education to boost economic development in the country. “In 2009, there was only one percent student enrolment in the technical education while the current enrolment is 14 per cent,” he told a workshop at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh…
Daraz to introduce general mobile in Bangladeshi market
General Mobile, founded in USA, has started its operations in Bangladesh through daraz.com.bd. an online marketplace of Bangladesh. A event is held on the occasion at Westin on 12th October. Customers can get GM 5 and GM 6 models of General Mobile at their doorsteps by ordering from daraz.com.bd. Pre-booking..
JS body for independent PSC for recruiting primary school teachers
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Primary and Mass Education Ministry recommended creating an independent public service commission on 11th October (PSC) for employing teachers for primary schools. The recommendation made at the 39th meeting of the committee at Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban here with its Chairman Md Motahar Hossain in..
Rokeya University observed their 9th anniversary
The ninth founding anniversary of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) was observed amid festivity and fanfare. Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah inaugurated the celebration hoisting national flag in the morning, said a press release. Later, he placed wreaths at the portraits of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur..
DU receives tk 20 lakh for Jasimuddin hall trust fund
Dhaka University (DU) authorities have received tk. 20 lakh donation further to enhance the capital of Kabi Jasimuddin Hall Trust Fund of the university. Prof. Dr. Md. Rahmat Ullah, Provost of Kabi Jasimuddin Hall handed over a cheque for tk. 20 lakh to DU Treasurer Prof. Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin..
Digital learning system can improve child literacy skills: experts
Although Bangladesh has made a considerable progress in increasing enrolment of students at the primary level, the country is facing a challenge to improve literacy skills of the early graders. Experts and education campaigners blamed traditional teaching and learning materials for poor performance of students at the primary level. Though..
Biman embraces bKash payment
The customers of bKash limited, the largest mobile financial service provider in the country can now pay through bKash while purchasing tickets from Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Kamal Quadir, Chief Executive Officer of bKash Limited and A M Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the national carrier signed..