Selfie kills schoolboy
A class VIII student of Chuadanga VJ Government High School died while taking a selfie on a moving nagordola on Friday. The accident occurred on Friday (Jun 30) at 6:00pm in the city’s Police Park. The deceased Ishtiaque Ahmed Ridu was the only son of Advocate Imtiaz Hossain Ujjal. His..
Education Minister bedridden
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid is suffering from Chikungunya. His Personal Assistant (APS), Jakir Hossain, told dainikshiksha.com that the Minister’s wife has also been infected. The couple is currently resting at their residence while undergoing treatment. His assistant further said the couple were taken to Labaid on Thursday (Jun 8)..
13th Teacher Registration exam results published
The final results of the thirteenth Teacher Registration exam have been published. Results can be obtained by visiting the website: ntrca.teletalk.com.bd and entering the roll number. Moreover, the text messages have been sent by the authority to the mobile phones of those who passed the examination. A M M Ajhar,..
Transparency, accountability in pry edn stressed
Speakers at a view-sharing meeting at Rajshahi on Thursday emphasised the need for ensuring transparency and accountability in primary education for making it qualitative and quantitative to free the nation from the curse of illiteracy. Terming the primary education as foundation of all higher institutional learning, they said maximum importance..
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..
Govts unable to meet growing higher education demand: UNESCO
Governments across the world are struggling to keep pace with rapidly rising demand of higher education as many families cannot afford it, shows a UNESCO paper released yesterday. The new policy paper from the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) at Unesco reveals..
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..
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..
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..