Muhith’s autobiography come out
Politicians, academics and economists on Friday said finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith is a versatile and has been enriching politics, societal development and economics of Bangladesh. They made the observations while shedding some lights on Muhith’s life at his autobiography publication ceremony. The publication programme on Muhith’s autobiography ‘Sonali..
PM distributes Ekushey Padak-2016
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, today handed over Ekushey Padak-2016 to 16 reputed personalities in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields. The award distribution ceremony was held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the city. The recipients are: Justice Kazi Ebadul Haque, Sayed Haider, late Syed Golam..
Community level peer-education needed for child marriage-free society
Peer-education and social awareness among the community people including young generation, parents, teachers and members of the civil society are very vital for freeing the society from child marriage, speakers in three separate community level events observed. More arrangement of cultural programmes could be the effective means of creating awareness..
Two remanded over killing of 4 schoolboys
A Habiganj court on Thursday granted 10-day remands for each of the accused who were arrested in connection with the killing of four schoolboys at Sundrateki in Bahubal. Senior Judicial Magistrate M Kawser Alam passed the order after officer-in-charge of Detective Branch Abdul Muktadir, also investigation officer of the case,..
Book fair stall shut down for selling debating item
The authorities of Amar Ekushey Granthamela shut down a book stall on charge of selling a book that reportedly hurt religious sentiments. Ba-Dwip Prakashan (stall no 191) was shut down soon after the fair opened at 3:00pm, said Dr Jalal Ahmed, acting director (sales, marketing and reprinting) of Bangla Academy…
Korean Govt. to Provide Full Scholarship
Korean government is planning to provide full scholarship in the field of Master and Doctoral course for five students from Bangladesh in 2016. The Republic of Korea embassy in Bangladesh disclosed the matter through a press release on February 15. It said the applicant is required to be less than..
Deal signed for development of polytechnic education
Singapore will train 1150 polytechnic institute teachers and technical education related persons of Bangladesh. Bangladesh signed a partnership agreement with Singapore in this regard today, said a press release. In the presence of Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid in Singapore, Bangladesh Department of Technical Education Director General Ashok Kumar Biswas..
Ekushey Boi Mela starts in Ctg Wednesday
A 13-day long book fair on the occasion of International Mother Language Day-2016 will begin at Muslim Institute Hall and its surrounding areas from February 17. Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) on the occasion of immortal Ekhushey will also accord Ekhushey Memorial Award to seven distinguished individuals including a journalist on..
Memorial lecture on Dr Ahmed Sharif at DU
On the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of famous scholar and researcher on medieval Bangla literature Dr Ahmed Sharif, Swadesh Chinta Shangha held a memorial lecture and award giving ceremony at Dhaka University today. The lecture, delivered by Prof Dr Abul Barkat,was held in RC Mazumder Auditorium at 4:00pm…
Islami Bank Awarded Scholarships to Students
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) has awarded scholarships to more than 200 underprivileged meritorious students yesterday. Mohammad Abdul Mannan, Managing Director and CEO of the Bank handed over the scholarship money and educational instruments to the students at a function in Khulna as the chief guest. Md. Rabiul Islam, General..
Book fair with colours of spring
The book fair took up a festive look yesterday with people especially the youths clad in colourful clothes streaming onto the premises on the occasion of Pahela Falgun and Saraswati Puja. While children and women mostly wore yellow saris and flower crowns as well as men in panjabis. The fair..
Valentine’s Day vulgar!
Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain has urged the nation to refrain from celebrating Valentine’s Day, while a Islamist party blasted it as “vulgar and indecent” as they moved to outlaw festivities. The president made the remarks to a crowd of students on Friday, saying the day — traditionally celebrated in the..
Thai students burlesque junta at football match
Thai university students lampooned the military at a football game on Saturday in a rare act of open defiance against the junta, which has strangled political expression since seizing power two years ago. In a colourful parade around the Bangkok stadium where crowds gathered to watch a match between two..
People decorated with colured dress and flowers were seen yesterday at the street to greet the arrival of spring. It was not a national holiday, yet people of all ages were all in a celebratory mood over the first month of the Bangla season of spring: Falgun. As nature reclaims..
Educating the orphans
Faridul Islam Farid would not want others to suffer what he went through. After his parents died, his brothers tried to force him to give up studies and work at their family store. So, Farid had to leave home and continued studying on his own. He tutored students and did..
In Basanta bloom
Spring is knocking on our door. You can feel it in the air: the dryness gone from the atmosphere and the biting cold superseded by a calming wind that loosens you up from icy inertia. After a chilling winter, Basanta has arrived again to paint nature in green, to make..
Abdus Salam’s death anniversary today
The 39th death anniversary of eminent journalist Abdus Salam, former editor of the now defunct English daily The Bangladesh Observer, is today. On this occasion, a visit will be paid to his grave at Banani graveyard at 10:00am and a milad mahfil will be held, said a press release of..
Israel charges Arab schoolgirls
Israel yesterday charged two Arab Israeli schoolgirls with the attempted murder of a security guard last week, saying they expected to die in the attempt and become martyrs for Islam. A police statement quoted the charge sheet as saying that the two girls were both aged 14, from the mixed..
Abducted college boy rescued, 2 arrested
Police rescued an abducted college student from Birampur-Kalitala area in Jessore Sadar upazila on Wednesday night. They also arrested two abductors from there. They are Raja Hossain, 25, son of Mohammad Ali of new town area, and Fazar ALi, 26, son of Bablu Mia of Kismat Noapara area in the..