Dhaka’s Jigatala on edge as protesters, Awami League activists face off
A clash has broken out between student protesters calling for safer roads and Awami League activists in Jigatala, near the party’s offices in Dhanmondi. The clashes began on Saturday afternoon. A group of men wearing motorcycle helmets—some of them armed—arrived later on the scene and clashed with
Lawmaker Thapa apologises for his remarks on medical students
Lawmaker Gagan Thapa has apologised for his remarks on female students pursuing medicine in Bangladesh. He said he had no intention of hurting students. “Students who pursued medicine in different foreign medical colleges couldn’t pass the examination conducted by Nepal Medical Council,” he said,
Nationwide student protests enter fifth day in Bangladesh
Bangladesh shut down high schools across the country on Thursday as tens of thousands of student protested for a fifth straight day after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus. Bangladesh’s transport sector is widely seen as corrupt, unregulated, and dangerous, and as news of the teenagers’
PSC bans electrical devices at BCS exam centres
The authorities of Public Service Commission (PSC) has put restriction on carrying any kind of electronic devices during MCQ type written test for the 39th special Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination to be held tomorrow (3 August).
2 students hurt being hit by ‘police vehicle’
Two school students, who joined the student demonstrations demanding justice for those killed in a recent road crash in the city, ‘were injured’ after reportedly being hit by a ‘police vehicle’ in front of Rajarbag Police Lines on Thursday (1 August) afternoon .
2 schoolboys drown in Cumilla
Two schoolboys drowned in the Dharma Sagar pond in the city on Thursday (2 August). The deceased were identified as Shihab, son of sub-inspector Abdul Mannan and a Class-IX student of Modern High School in the city, and Fahim. The details about Fahim could not be known immediately.
Schools, colleges shut tomorrow: Ministry
Amid the growing student protest over the killing of two college students in a road accident in the capital, the government on Wednesday announced to keep all the educational institutions across the country closed for Thursday (1 August).
‘ please take the right side’ : protesters to Tofail
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Wednesday got stuck for a while amid student protests as the agitators stopped his car for driving on the ‘wrong side’ of a road near Shahbagh in the city.
Tackle student protest peacefully : DMP Commissioner
Commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Asaduzzaman Mia on Wednesday directed the police to tackle the ongoing student protest in the city peacefully instead of applying any force.
MBBS admission test on Oct 5, BDS on Nov 9
The admission test for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) for academic session 2018-19 will be held on October 5 while Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) on November 9.
Prof Rafiqul Islam joins as new RUET VC
Prof Dr Rafiqul Islam Sheikh of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) has joined as its new Vice-chancellor (VC) here yesterday (30 July).
Missing JnU student’s body recovered from Buriganga river
Police recovered the body of a Jagannath University (JnU) student from Buriganga river near Sadarghat launch terminal in Dhaka on Tuesday evening (July 31).
Georgia University professor meets UGC chairman
Professor Amrit Bart, Dean and Director of Office of Global Programme of University of Georgia in USA called on Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman of University Grant Comission (UGC) on Tuesday (31 July). Md AM Shahbuddin, Associate Professor of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University and Afshana Parve
PM asks for tough steps against road crash
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, on Tuesday, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed them for taking tough steps against the people who are responsible for the Sunday’s road crash.
IU to terminate evening courses
The authorities of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia have decided to stop evening courses from all academic activities of the university.
Provide Tk 5 lakh each to families of Airport Road crash victims: HC
The High Court on Monday (30 July) directed the owners of ‘Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan’ to provide Tk 5 lakh within a week to each family of the two students who were killed in a road crash at Airport Road on Sunday.
ECNEC approves Tk 2,511-crore project to expand science education
The day’s (29 july) ECNEC meeting also approved a project for framing a master plan for developing the infrastructures of some 183 non-municipal upazila towns involving Taka 1,380 crore in a bid to improve the living standards of people. The LGED under the Local Government Division will implement t
Bangladeshi student grand champion in global arithmetic competition
Sharif Adibur Rahman , a class eight student of European Standard School (ESS) in city’s Dhanmondi area, has become the grand champion at the Aloha Mental Arithmetic International Competition-2018 in Russia. The competition was held at the World Trade Center in Moscow on July 22, said a press relea