Zainul Festival at Faculty of Fine Arts

December 29, 2010

Artisans from Rajshahi, Manikganj, Nawabganj and other parts of the country will display Lakkhishora, Shokher Hari, Shika, Shola and more at the festival.
To mark the 96th birth anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA), University of Dhaka is holding a three-day ‘Zainul Festival’ at the FFA premises.
The festival begins today and will continue till December 31. The Read more

Santali Life in Music and Dance

December 29, 2010

Rajshahi Theatre’s Folk Festival kicks off
Though most in audience were not familiar with the Santali language, the sheer spirit of the indigenous men and women demonstrated through their soulful songs and dance at Kumarpara Mukta Mancha, in Rajshahi town, last Monday night won over hearts.
Artistes of Jug Shirijol Adibashi Shilpi Gosthi enthralled the audience as they performed six songs along with dances at the Read more

92pc students pass pry terminal exams

December 29, 2010

About 92.34 per cent of the examinees have passed the primary terminal examinations for class V students held from November 23 to 29.
The pass rate in Ebtedaye terminal examinations is 83.93.
The results of the primary terminal examinations were published on Tuesday. Last year, the pass Read more

SC asks TIB to submit survey docs

December 29, 2010

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Transparency International, Bangladesh, to submit the report of its household survey which found the judiciary to be the most corrupt among the service sectors in the country followed by the law enforcement agencies and the land administration.
In a letter to the TIB’s executive director Iftekharuzzaman, the deputy registrar 1 of the Read more

Students from outlying areas top merit list

December 29, 2010

Primary terminal exams results
Students from outlying areas top merit list
The first, second and third in the merit list of primary terminal examinations are from schools outside the capital, according to the results published on Tuesday.
Al Yasa of the Kodalia Government Primary School in Tangail stood first, securing 598 marks.
Yasa is the only son of SA Zakaria Haider Choudhury and Fahmida Chowdhury. Yasa’s father Read more

Dropout fear mounts

December 29, 2010

Despite witnessing a good result in this year’s primary education terminal examinations, a significant number of students out of over four lakh may drop out from the primary education level, posing a threat in attaining the goal of ensuring cent percent enrolment by 2011.
A total of 2.81 lakh students out of some 24.88 lakh registered did not turn up for this year’s Read more

11 killed as 2 buses collide in Comilla

December 29, 2010

At least 11 people were killed and 40 others injured when two buses collided on Dhaka-Chittagong highway near Kather Pool of Chandina upazila in Comilla yesterday.
Witnesses said six people, including a woman, died on the spot and five others soon after being taken to hospital Read more

Guardians lay siege to Rajshahi DC office, demand fresh intake tests

December 29, 2010

Guardians formed a human chain, held a rally and laid siege to the Rajshahi deputy commissioner’s office on Tuesday as part of their continued agitation demanding fresh admission tests for Class III in city government schools.
At around 11:00am, several hundred people under the banner of ‘conscious guardians’ formed Read more

Road crashes kill six, injure 73

December 29, 2010

Six people were killed and 73 others injured in road accidents in Comilla, Chapainawabganj, Brahmanbaria, Lalmonirhat and Kishoreganj districts yesterday.
UNB, Comilla adds: Three people were killed and 40 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Chandina upazila Read more

Chobi Mela VI begins Jan 21

December 29, 2010

Chobi Mela VI, a two-week international photography festival, begins January 21, 2011 in the Dhaka city.
It was disclosed at a press conference organised by Drik at its Dhanmondi office on Tuesday.
Works of artistes from 30 countries will be put on display in the festival with the theme ‘dreams’, said Shahidul Alam, festival director and also managing director of Drik, at Read more

Annual sports for people with disabilities held

December 29, 2010

Physical disability could not stop Lutfa Akhter, who became paralysed after falling from tree in July, from taking part in sports events organised by the National Association of Sports for the Persons with Disability at the Physical Training Institute at Mohammadpur on Tuesday.
Lutfa, who won a number of prizes in sports and took the Secondary School Certificate Read more

Rajshahi digital fair begins today

December 29, 2010

A two-day ‘digital fair’ begins today in the Rajshahi city to build up awareness of rights to information among the city dwellers.
Rajshahi additional divisional commissioner Swapan Kumar Roy disclosed the information at a briefing at the conference room of his office Monday Read more

Korean volunteers arrive

December 29, 2010

A ten-member team of Korea Overseas Volunteers (KOVs) has arrived here aiming to provide training on different fields including nursing, community development, computer education, and automobile.
Ambassador of Korea to Bangladesh, Cho Taiyoung, and Resident Representative of KOICA Bangladesh Office, Lee Jung Wook, welcomed them at the embassy yesterday, said a Read more

RU honours classes from Jan 10

December 29, 2010

The classes of the first year honours courses under the session 2010-11 of Rajshahi University (RU) will start form January 10, 2011.
RU administration sources said the academic committee in a meeting decided to begin the classes from January 10 instead of January 1 scheduled earlier, said a Read more

Girl’s body found

December 29, 2010

Police recovered body of a teenage girl from a house at Fulchar village in Keraniganj yesterday.
The girl aged around 13 years. Hands, legs and mouth of the body were tied with a trouser. The body was recovered in a plastic sack at about 8:00am.
There were several stab marks on the body of the girl whose identity could not be Read more

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