Schoolgirl rescued from early marriage
A student of class six was rescued yesterday from early marriage. In this case her (schoolgirl) mother was jailed for one month by a mobile court at Monirambari area in Muktagachha upazila of the district on Sunday for trying to marry off her underage daughter. She is Kulsum Begum, 30,..
Private college teachers demand MPO
A meeting of Bangladesh Private College Honors-Masters Teachers Association, Gazipur district branch demanding MPO was held on March 06 (Sunday). President of central committee of the association Md. Nekbar Hossain was present there the as the chief guest. The meeting was presided over by Md. Jahidul Islam, the President of..
College student murdered for ‘stopping premature marriage’
A college student died at Bogra Medical College yesterday, after being stabbed by miscreants for “stopping an early marriage”. Locals said when Jaharul Islam, 25, a student of Gobindaganj Degree College, was returning home on Tuesday, a group of miscreants stabbed him. Locals admittted him to Gobindaganj Health Complex and..
IU Teacher-Student’s Demo to Protest Priest Killing
Teachers and students of Hindu, Buddhist, Christian Unity Council at Islamic University (IU), Kushtia formed a human chain yesterday. They formed the human chain protesting the killing of a priest through attacking in the Sri Shanto Goswami Gaudiya Shrine in Panchagarh. In the meantime, they also protest the attempt to..
Expat student murdered in Dhaka
A youth was stabbed to death by miscreants when he tried to calm a quarrel between them and his cousin in the capital’s Donia yesterday. On vacation, Masud Rana, 23, of Barisal, who was studying BBA in a Malaysian university, had been at his aunt’s Dhaka house for the last..
Archaeologist AKM Zakaria dies
Abul Kalam Muhammed Zakaria, eminent scholar, archaeologist and also a former secretary of the cultural affairs ministry, passed away yesterday, at the age of 97. He had been undergoing treatment for old-age-related complications at Samorita Hospital in the capital since November. He breathed his last around noon. Zakaria left behind..
Students fall victim to Korea tension
Students in South Korea could start the new school year in casual attire after the shutdown of a jointly-run industrial zone in the North left the country with a shortage of uniforms. The academic year begins on 2 March and the weeks leading up to it are traditionally one of..
Two Bangladeshi students killed
Two Bangladeshi students were killed and another was critically injured in a tragic road crash in Sydney of Australia early Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Fahim Rahman Aunik, 22, son of businessman Aminur Rahman Oli, and Saqlaen Utsha, 22. They were from Dhaka and were university students there. A..
lovers beaten mercilessly with hands tied
The video footage of a teenage boy and a girl being tortured in Zanjira upazila of Shariatpur district with shoe garlands around their necks allegedly for their elopement has triggered angry outcry. The video clip, uploaded in social media and Youtube, showed the Class-VII girl and one of her neighbors..
President asks students to work with devotion and Honesty
Terming students as future of the country, President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday asked them to work with devotion and honesty for the welfare of the country. You are the future of the country. You will be the architect to build Bangladesh in the days to come. So, you must have..
Another schoolgirl gang-raped
Again a teenage girl has been gang-raped, this time in Dakshin Khan Area of Dhaka. It is reassuring that the police have arrested five youths who are suspects in the gang-rape of the 16-year-old school girl. But the rising incidence of rape and gang-rape of young girls and women leaves us..
President urges students to be alert
President Abdul Hamid on Monday cautioned students against dangers of blind faiths asking them to remain alert so such dogmas could not impede their creativity. The president while addressing a programme on 70th founding anniversary celebrations of Ashek Mahmud College in Jamalpur said: ‘You have to devote yourselves in pursuit..
To protect all spoken words
The large building with its façade adorned with alphabets can’t be missed from the VIP road opposite Kakrail Mosque in Ramna. A wide flight of stairs leads to a display of world languages. Rows of tall panels on the floor of the gallery depict the origins and development of many..
Don’t distort Bangla: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges all not to distort Bangla while writing or specking for underscoring the need for further enriching Bangla. “We want people know different languages, but in doing so there shouldn’t be any distortion of our language, and everyone should remain aware and cautious in this regard…
3 cases filed over vandalism at CU
The Chittagong University (CU) authority on Friday night filed three cases over the three recent incidents of vandalism on CU campus. CU Registrar (acting) Prof Kamrul Huda filed the cases with Hathazari Police Station accusing 10 persons by name and 80 unnamed people over the incidents which occurred on February..
President-PM pays tribute to language martyrs
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid homage to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar at one minute past midnight tonight on the occasion of Amar Ekushey, also designated by the UN as International Mother Language Day. Prime..
Schools closed for water crisis: Delhi
Schools in the national capital will remain closed on Monday in view of the water crisis here following the closure of the Munak Canal which supplies water to Delhi, a minister said on Sunday. The closure of the Munak Canal followed vandalisation of canal works by Jat agitators pressing for..
Education in Mother Language: 40% population denied globally
Though children should be taught in a language they speak or understand, as much as 40 percent of the global population does not have access to that kind of education. The challenges are most prevalent in regions — such as sub-Saharan Africa and Asia and the Pacific — where linguistic..
Scientists to simulate growing potatoes on Mars
Do Peru’s potatoes have the right stuff? That’s the question scientists will be asking in Lima next month, when a selection of tubers will begin undergoing tests to determine whether they’re fit to grow on Mars. NASA, the US space agency, is conducting the pioneering experiment together with Lima’s International..