Book-reading habit for enlightening citizens stressed
Book reading habit can enhance knowledge of the citizens by removing their ignorance for building an enlightened society as well as a more civilised nation. Member of the Parliament from reserved constituency Advocate Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia made the observation while addressing prize distribution ceremony of the “Book Reading Competition-..
SWAK educates autistic children free of cost
Rahela Begum (not her real name) got married with Bangladeshi expatriate in Kuwait Nezam Uddin in 1996 when she was only 17. Just after one year of their marriage, Rahela became the mother of a baby boy. After passage of one and a half years, the parents of the boy..
Schoolgirl kills self after failing to prevent her marriage
A pal of gloom descended the area as a schoolgirl committed suicide allegedly after failing to prevent her parents from preparation for her marriage in Akkelpur upazila of Joypurhat. The ill-fated girl, Marjia Sultana, 15, daughter of Amzad Hossain of Debishaul village in Akkelpur, was a Class IX science student..
2 schoolgirls ‘raped’
Two girls aged between 10 and 11 years were allegedly raped in the capital’s Jatrabari on Saturday (15th April) night by four youths, one of whom was arrested early yesterday (16th April). Dr Bilkis Begum, coordinator of One-Stop Crisis Centre of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, told that one victim, a..
2 schoolboys drown in Teesta
Two schoolboys drowned in the Teesta River at Mohipur in Gangachhara upazila of Rangpur yesterday (14th April). The deceased were identified as Anwarul Sayeed, 14, a resident of Dhap area of Rangpur city, and Sumon Ahmed, 14, of Islambagh area in the city. They were Class-VIII students of Brighton School and..
`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..
‘Don’t give up, fight early marriage’
This year’s International Women of Courage Award winner Sharmin Akter, a girl from Jhalakathi who had resisted a forced marriage at the age of 15, urged schoolgirls on Wednesday (12th April) to fight child marriage and continue their studies breaking all the barriers. The United States embassy in Dhaka presented..
For breaking her child’s sleep!
Nine primary students were injured as a teacher beat them up severely for breaking her child’s sleep. The injured are Class V students of Chadkhana Nurunnesa Government Primary School in Kishoreganj upazila. The victims said assistant teacher Sabiha Siddika came to school with her eight-year-old son on Tuesday (11th April)…
Youth gets life for abducting & raping schoolgirl
A court here yesterday (12th April) sentenced a man to life imprisonment for abducting and raping a schoolgirl in 2013. Judge Md Abdul Mannan of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 handed down the verdict. The convict is Ariful Islam, 23, son of Md Hakimuddin of Shajadpur village in Shajahanpur..
Schoolgirls save fellow from early marriage
Seven courageous schoolgirls saved one of their fellows from early marriage in Nandail upazila of the district on Tuesday (11th April). She is Nadira Akhter Panna, a Class IX student at Nandail Pilot Girls’ High School, and daughter of day labourer Chand Mia of Dashalia area in Nandail municipality. Tuli..
HC issues rule on realizing fee from pupils with scholarship
The High Court today issued a rule upon the authorities concerned asking as to why it shall not declare realizing of tuition and admission fees by different school authorities from the students with scholarships. A High Court division bench comprising Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque..
Authorities support rising number of creative questions
In response to protests by some students against the rising number of creative questions in SSC and HSC tests, the authorities say the move aims to stop question paper leak. The inter-educational board also thinks the students ‘misapprehended’ the new time allocation. The protesting students say they will have to..
77pc schoolchildren watch pornography
Almost 77 per cent of the capital’s schoolchildren watch pornography, according to a survey of Manusher Jonno Foundation. The survey also said that most of the people in these videos are aged under 18. Lack of proper sex education and such videos are making them perverts, it added. The results..
Students protest over creative questions
Several hundred students today blockaded the road in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka protesting a government move to increase the number of “creative questions” in both SSC and HSC examinations. The students under the banner of “Dhaka Chhatra Samaj” staged a two-hour sit-in in front of the press..
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..
Milon confesses killing Nitu
Milon Mandal, a key accused in schoolgirl Nitu murder case, has confessed to killing the Madaripur girl, according to the police. Milon reportedly made a confessional state in front of senior judge Fowzia Hafsa of Madaripur chief judicial magistrate court on Monday. Sub-inspector of Dasar police station Mohammad Bayozid Mridha,..
Schoolgirl hacked to death
A ninth grade school girl was hacked to death on her way to school in Madaripur on Sunday morning. A youth was detained in connection with the killing which took place in Thakurbari area of Nabagram village under Kalkini upazila in the district. The deceased is Nitu Mandal, daughter of..
School girls drown in Lakshmipur
A school girl drowned and another went missing in the River Dhakatia in Raipur upazila of the district today. The victim was identified as Shamima Akter, 12, hailing from Udmara village. She was a student of class four at Dakkhin Udmara Govt Primary School of the upazila. The missing girl..
Strengthening cultural activities to prevent militancy stressed
Strengthening and flourishing cultural activities in the educational institutions could effectively prevent militancy, terrorism, drug abuse and corruption from the society to establish sustainable peace in the country. Chairman of Dinajpur Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Professor Ahmed Hossain said this while addressing the launching ceremony of Lions..