Hawking's final book offers brief answers to big questions
Stephen Hawking's final work, which tackles issues from the existence of God to the potential for time travel, was launched yesterday by his children, who helped complete the book after the British astrophysics giant's death. Hawking was forever being asked the same things and started work on "Brie
3 innovative education services launched at Book Fair
Three innovative education services were launched on the main stage of Amar Ekushey Book Fair in the Bangla Academy Campus aiming to make contents of textbooks easily understandable to the children. The inauguration ceremony was jointly organized by the Ministry of Education and the Access to Information (a2i) Programme of..
8-day Book Fair begins in Rajshahi
An eight-day long ‘Rajshahi Book Fair- 2017’ began here today aimed at encouraging and habituating people to read book. Jatiya Grantha Kendra under the ministry of cultural affairs arranged the fair on Rajshahi College premises with assistance of district administration and Bangladesh Knowledge and Creative Publishers Samity. More than 65..
English classes to be conducted in English
Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education has asked the authorities of school and college to ensure that the English classes were conducted in English. In the wake of reported allegations of conducting English classes in Bangla at most of the colleges in the country, DSHE director general SM Wahiduzzaman issued..
Public Library to launch mobile libraries across country
Sufia Kamal National Public Library is going to launch mobile library activities across the country. The Public Library has taken a project in association with the Cultural Affairs Ministry to run the mobile library programme of the Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (BSK) under its supervision, library officials told here. The Public..
Public Library to be modernized with 11-storey structure
The 59-year-old Central Public Library at Shahbag will be made a world-standard entity by building an 11-storey structure there ensuring modern facilities and also setting up National Museum and National Book Centre on the same compound. “The central Public Library will be modernized at the level of world-standard by constructing..
Quality of all textbooks to be improved gradually: Edn Minister
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said the quality of all textbooks from class six to eight would be improved gradually. “The corrected textbooks of class nine and ten will be more interesting and easier to read to the students … and quality of the textbooks from class six to..
Simplifying textbooks for children
We welcome the move by Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid who has proposed to slap a ban on the private coaching racket that has allowed for many teachers to take teaching out of the classroom into the private domain. While an Act may be formulated to give the government decision..
Militants misguide youths on religion: Kamal
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday (11 April) said militants are misleading the youths about the religion. “I thanked RAB as they are relentlessly working to combat militancy,” the minister said this while unveiling a book on “Militant and Proper Interpretation of Ayat and Hadith of the Holy Quran” at..
Six textbook board officials transferred over textbook errors
Six high-level officials of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) have been transferred over serious errors in the school textbooks. The education ministry’s separate orders asked the officials to leave their current posting within Thursday. An education ministry official said the probe body formed over the errors in textbooks,..
Amar Ekushe Granthameal ends, Publishers dissatisfied
Amar Ekushe Granthameal 2016 was not glorious for some publishers, saying that they were unable to make profit due to poor arrangement of stalls. They expressed their frustration on Monday while talking to reporters. Refuting their claim, member secretary of the fair organisation committee Dr Jalal Ahmed said their arrangement..
Book lovers get an hour more than the fixed time
The Amar Ekushey Granthamela, which had been a rendezvous for writers and book lovers over the last one month, closes today with the awarding of best publishers in a host of categories. On the last day (today), Bangla Academy extended the duration of the fair by one hour. The fair..
Law books demand extends
Land is fittingly called the original source of all material wealth. Every year hundreds of cases are filed with the courts over land related issues. Feuds, processions, animosities all take place over a piece of land and are often headlined in the media. Such feuds can be avoided if people..
Ekushe Book Fair hits huge crowd after hailstorm
Queues are normally longer at the entrance of Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Friday as the book-lovers overcrowded the fair on the weekly holiday. The fair drew more children throughout the day as the weekly holidays are dedicated to them. The little readers got author Muhammad Zafar Iqbal among them…
Ekushey Boi Mela temporarily closed for bad weather
Bangla Academy has announced that the Ekushey Boi Mela is closed temporarily due to rough weather. Visitors were barred from entering Bangla Academy compound and Suhrawardy Udyan. Jalal Ahmed, member secretary of the book fair committee said the tin-structure around the north fence of the fair compound in Suhrawardy Udyan..
Unexpected storm wreaks havoc on book fair
Surrounded by water, some stalls at the Suhrawardy Uddyan seemed like an alienated island. Ceilings became damp and water kept trickling down from top and light holders. Fire service staffs were trying to pump out the logged water while workers of the stalls remained busy sorting out the wet books…
Miscreants attempt to torch Ekushey Book Fair stall
Unidentified miscreants have tried to torch a book stall at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. The book stall did not face much damage as fire service personnel soon arrived at the scene and doused the flame Monday evening. “They had set fire to a heap of paper behind the stall…
Swagatam Chakma’s book launched at Boi Mela
“The Future of Ethnic Minority the Jummo Nation” by Swagatam Chakma was launched at the Ekushey book fair yesterday, published by Bateswar Bornon. The book could be found at the stall no 192. Swagatam is the founding organising secretary of World Chakma Organisation.