Coronavirus death toll climbs to 5,000 globally
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has risen to 5,043, according to an AFP tally based on official sources on Friday.
Saudi Arabia suspends schools, universities
Saudi Arabia announced the suspension of schools and higher education institutions as of Monday, March 9, until further notice, the Saudi Press Agency said on Sunday.
Build yourself up to be empowered : PM to women
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the women of the country to buildup themselves in order to be capable of being empowered.
ECNEC approves 8 projects with Tk 10,468.24cr
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved a total of eight projects involving Taka 10,468.24 crore including a first revised project for constructing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge over River Jamuna with an additional cost of Taka 7,046.88 crore.
'Pope tests negative for coronavirus'
Pope Francis, who cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy because he is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for coronavirus, the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reported on Tuesday.
Iranian top official dies of coronavirus
Seyed Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi, a member of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, a council that advises Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, died on Monday from coronavirus, Sputnik News reports.
Coronavirus cases surge to 400 in Italy
The number of coronavirus cases in Italy has jumped to 400, amid international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly outbreak.
Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Umrah, tourism amid coronavirus scare
Saudi Arabia today suspended foreigners' entry for the Umrah pilgrimage and tourism from countries where the coronavirus has spread, as a growing number of cases outside China deepened fears of a pandemic.
Monday’s JSC, JDC exams postponed
The Junior School Certificate and Junior Dakhil Certificate examinations scheduled for Monday have been postponed as very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul continues to approach the coast. MA Khair, public relations officer of the Education Ministry, confirmed the matter to UNB on Saturday noon. The po
Schoolboy killed as building collapses in Narayanganj
A schoolboy was killed and another injured after a three-storey building collapsed in Narayanganj city this afternoon. The deceased, Shoain Hossain, 10, was a class-VI student, said Afroza Hasan Diba, a councillor of Narayanganj City Corporation. One of the residents of the building might have tra
Dhaka University Ka unit results suspended
Dhaka University on Sunday suspended results of Ka Unit admission test citing errors due to a technical glitch. We are optimistic about republishing the result within three or four days. He said they noticed some errors in the mathematics section. That’s why we decided to suspend the result, said S
2 DU students remanded in arm case
A Dhaka court today placed two former leaders of Dhaka University unit Chhatra League on two-day remand each in connection with an arms case.
Feni river deal was Abrar's last Facebook post
In his last Facebook post, Abrar Fahad expressed his critical view about Bangladesh’s agreement with India allowing the country to withdraw water from Feni river. Abrar, a second-year student at electrical and electronic engineering department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
PM receives ‘Champion of Skill Development for Youth’ award
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has received an award titled ‘Champion of Skill Development for Youth’ for Bangladesh’s great success in youth skill development. The United Nations Children’s Fund conferred the award on the premier at a ceremony at Labouisse Hall of UNICEF House in the UN Plaza in New
Nusrat Murder Probe body finds no evidence of negligence against ADM
The probe body formed to look into the allegation of negligence on the part of additional district magistrate and president of the governing body of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrassah in Feni PK Enamul Karim over the killing of Nusrat Jahan Rafi did not find any evidence of negligence against h
Probe body formed over IU BCL clash
The authorities of Islamic University in Kushtia on Tuesday formed a three-member probe body to look into the Monday’s clash between two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League on the campus. The committee was formed with IU student affairs advisor Professor Paresh Chandra Barman as its head. The other
Khulna coaching centres full as schools, colleges empty
From primary school to college level, you will not find a full class in Khulna but visit any of the coaching centres that have proliferated in the city, and you will see every batch they run filled to the brim with students. Concerned people urged the teachers to come back to their ethical responsi
73.93 pc pass rate in HSC, equivalent exams
This year, 73.93 per cent students have passed the Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations. The results were officially unveiled by prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday morning. They will be later published at a press briefing at the education ministry in the afternoon. A tot
RU BCL president among 7 sued for extortion
A local trader has sued seven leaders of Rajshahi University unit Bangladesh Chhatra League including its president for extortion, issuing death threat, and looting litchi orchard. Chhatra League leaders and activists on Wednesday at a demonstration demanded withdrawal of the case filed against the