17 Univs ink deal with University Grants Commission
The University Grants Commission on Sunday signed an agreement with 17 universities (sixteen public and one private) to implement 38 sub-projects for the improvement of quality of education in the universities. According to press release issued by the commission, the sub projects involving Tk 57.62 crore will be implemented under..
Literature can lead the way: Prof Anisuzzaman
The more the people of Bangladesh and India would know each other, the closer they would come, overcoming confusion and fear, and literature could play a pivotal role in this regard, eminent educationist and writer Prof Anisuzzaman said yesterday. He said this after receiving prestigious “Ananda Puraskar-1423”, a literary award..
Janata Bank test question leaked
A two-day ultimatum was issued yesterday by a group of jobseekers to cancel the written test for a position at state-run Janata Bank as the question paper for the test was allegedly leaked. The jobseekers under the banner of “general students” also demanded a fresh written test for the Executive..
Qawmi students never become militants: Home Minister
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday expressed his optimism that students and teachers of Qawmi madrashas can never fall prey to militancy as the madrasha education in no way paves the way for breeding militants. “People from Teknaf to Tetulia have stood against militancy. Our law enforcement agencies are fighting..
Bangladeshi economist Sobhan suggests agrarian reforms commission
The setting up of a 21st century agrarian reforms commission and providing access for the rural populace to tangible assets and initiating electoral reforms will be key to address the growing problem of inequality, noted Bangladeshi economist Rehman Sobhan said here on Monday (17 April). Delivering the second Madanjeet Singh..
Lest we forget – The legacy of Mujibnagar
As Bangladesh marches towards a path of economic development, we humbly remember the extraordinary moments which redefined the course of this nation. One such crucial event was the oath-taking of the Provisional Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on 17th April 1971. Often overlooked, Mujibnagar Day is the..
`Government to arrange students, guardian and teachers counseling against radicalization’
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government would arrange counseling for students, teachers and guardians against radicalization of youths. In a video conference with the people of Mymensingh division from her Gonobhaban residence here today the Prime Minister said a trained group of personnel would be developed to counsel..
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..
7 benefits of Pineapple
Someone just has to utter the word `pineapple` and picturesque landscapes marked by beaches, palm trees and umbrella-topped drinks come gushing to our mind. The sweet and sour taste of the much loved tropical fruit is remarkable. Referred to as `Ananas comusus` due to its resemblance to a pine cone,..
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..
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..