Nahid elected Asian rep of COL’s board of governance
The Commonwealth Secretariat has elected Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid as an Asian representative of board of governance of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) for three years, said a press release yesterday (12th April). Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland notified the matter to the minister through an official paper. The board..
Health benefits of Guava
A study conducted by the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad has found guava to be the healthiest fruit. This study, published in the journal ‘Food and Research International’, evaluated the natural antioxidant level in 14 fruits consumed in India. And guava, as per this study, contains it in the highest..
Baishakh Festival Bonus: No cheers for non-govt staff
With Pahela Baishakh just around the corner, public servants are cheering as they received a modest festival bonus. But had it been the case for millions of others employed in the diverse private sector, the joy of the Bangla New Year celebration would have been greater. For the second straight..
Bangladeshi-American student gets into Stanford after writing `BlackLivesMatter’
A Bangladeshi-American student says he was accepted into Stanford after only writing #BlackLivesMatter 100 times for the essay portion of his application. Ziad Ahmed, a student at the $34,600-a-year Princeton Day School in New Jersey, publicized his acceptance letter from the prestigious California school on Twitter on Friday, alongside a..
Eating Red Chilli May Help You Live Longer
Researchers say that eating hot red chilli peppers can lead to a 13 per cent reduction in total mortality, primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke. Red chilli peppers have cholesterol lowering properties, and therefore people who ate hot red chilli peppers regularly showed lower cholesterol. The researchers..
Understanding Islam: A view from the East
The largest muslim population of the world lives in South Asia which comprises Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. What is most important to remember that the one most single religious seminary that is called ”Deobondi” is considered as the spiritual source to understanding Islam. It is said in a sense they..
Calamities hamper education in 5,000 schools: Study
Natural disasters like cyclone and flood are severely hindering children’s education in Bangladesh, affecting classes in around 5,000 schools every year and severely damaging 900 schools across the country, according to a recent study. Reports BSS. The findings of the study conducted by the Save the Children was cited at..
HC summons OC, UNO for sentencing schoolboy
The High Court on September 20 summoned the Sakhipur upazila nirbahi officer and the officer-in-charge of Sakhipur Police Station in Tangail to appear before it and explain why a schoolboy was sentenced to two years in jail over alleged threats made to a lawmaker via Facebook. [inside-ad] Sakhipur UNO Mohammad..
RUET to launch advanced ICT course
The Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) is going to launch advance level course on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in order to make its teachers, officers and employees skilled on the subject. RUET Vice- chancellor Prof Rafiqul Alam Beg revealed this while addressing the closing and certificate-giving ceremony..
BCL leader Nazrul Islam dies
Nazrul Islam, mass education affairs secretary of central executive committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), died of lung cancer while undergoing treatment at BSMMU in the city Monday. `Nazrul breathed his last around 3.50pm. He was undergoing treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University for nearly one month. Nazrul..
BSL activists ‘harass’ female doctor after assault in Satkhira
Some Bangladesh Student League (BSL) leaders and activists in Satkhira have allegedly harassed a female doctor with police help after assaulting her for protesting against their violence. Police detained Shyamnagar Upazila Health Complex doctor Shampa Rani Mandal from the house of a staffer of the health complex on Sunday night,..
Olympiad vital means of flourishing student’s latent talents
Arranging Olympiad is being adjudged as vital means of flourishing latent talents of grassroots students as it is a great means of enriching their power of thinking and level of confidence. So, there is need of arranging more Olympiads for the students so that they could transform themselves into competent..
Prof Abaidur Rahman passes away
Abaidur Rahman, a retired associate professor of Zoology department of Govt. Rajendra college, breathed his last this afternoon at the Cardiology unit of Faridpur Diabetic Hospital due to cardiac failure. He was 64. He left behind his wife, two sons and a host of relatives, well-wishers and friends to mourn..
‘Make students aware against corruption’
Speakers at an anti-corruption quiz competition have stressed educating and inspiring young students with honesty, good moral character and patriotism in building a corruption-free society. They stressed on creating anti-corruption sentiment among the school students for changing their behavior in building a corruption free society to accelerate uplift and make..
NRC new website opens
A new website of Neuroscience Research Center (NRC) of Dhaka University (NRCDU) was formally opened here today. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the center as the chief guest at a function at Prof Abdul Matin Chowdhury Virtual Class Room beside vice-chancellor’s office. DU Biological Sciences Faculty Dean Prof..
Ten DU students get NEF Scholarship
Ten students of Dhaka University (DU) were awarded Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) scholarship of Japan, for their outstanding academic results. DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique today distributed the awards among the students as the chief guest at a function held at the lounge adjacent to the..
Dainikshiksha editor Siddiqur Rahman released on bail
Siddiqur Rahman Khan, the editor of education-based online news portal www.dainikshiksha.com was released from Dhaka Central Jail at Keraniganj on Tuesday [6 September] evening on bail granted by the Cyber Tribunal. ‘He was released from the jail at about 6:00pm,’ said Siddiqur’s journalist brother Moshiur Rahman Khan. Cyber Tribunal acting..
UGC Chairman gets Lifetime Achievement Award
University Grant Commission (UGC) Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan has been honoured with ‘MTC Global Rooshikumar Pandya Life Time Achievement Award’ and ‘Professor Mobassher Ali Gold Medal-2016’ for his outstanding contribution to the country’s education sector. MTC-Global, India conferred this honor to Prof Mannan for his special contribution to education especially..
WB to give $100m to improve college education
The World Bank (WB) will provide financial assistance of $100 million for the government to improve college education across the country. The agreement will be inked Thursday at a function at the National Economic Council (NEC) here. Additional Secretary of Economic Relations Division (ERD) Kazi Shofiqul Azam and WB Acting..