SSC exams begin tomorrow

January 31, 2011

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations begin tomorrow with 13,15,002 examinees taking part under 10 education boards including one madrasa and one technical education board.
Last year, 12,06,019 students registered for the exam.
The examination routine was chalked out with upcoming World Cup Cricket fixture in mind Read more

Last date to submit BCS application on Feb 28

January 31, 2011

The last date to submit applications for the 31st Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination has been set on February 28.
The applications forms (BPSC Form-1) can be collected from 30 branches of Sonali Bank.
The candidates are requested to submit their applications to the district administrator’s Read more

Budget airlines crowd Bangladesh skies

January 31, 2011

All economy seats and budget meals are the key strategy of the low-cost carriers to win the air travel market of Bangladesh. Such an approach has reduced the cost of travel, mainly to different regional destinations such as Dubai or Sri Lanka.
When the question of low fare comes, many may raise eyebrows whether the services are as Read more

DITF ends today

January 31, 2011

The 16th Dhaka International Trade Fair will end today as the government has decided not to extend the duration of the fair.
Commerce minister Faruk Khan will announce the closing of the fair at a ceremony at the fair venue at Sher-E-Bangla Nagar in the capital Read more

SoftExpo-2011 begins in city tomorrow

January 31, 2011

The country’s largest exposition for software and ICT-enabled services — BASIS SoftExpo 2011 — will begin tomorrow in the city with a view to bridging the gap between service providers and users.
About 110 local companies and 10 firms from different European countries will participate at the five-day event scheduled to be held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre Read more

Katy Perry bares all for saucy Rolling Stone spread

January 30, 2011

Katy Perry is treating fans to a taste of what only husband Russell Brand normally gets to see in a revealing new photospread for Rolling Stone magazine.
The provocative pop star appears on the cover of the latest issue of the publication wearing just a blush two-piece lingerie set and a sultry look, while she dons only fishnet stockings for one sexy beach shot inside the magazine.
Perry tells Rolling Stone she had to work hard to get in Read more

Tiger numbers could triple if large-scale landscapes protected: study

January 30, 2011

Asia’s tiger reserves could support more than 10,000 wild tigers – three times the current number – if they are managed as large-scale landscapes that allow for connectivity between core breeding sites, a new paper from some of the world’s leading conservation scientists finds.
The study, co-authored by WWF scientists, is the first assessment of the political commitment made by all 13 tiger range countries at November’s historic tiger summit to double the tiger Read more

Two photographers’ show at Charukala

January 30, 2011

Faculty of fine arts’ Lichutola is now decorated with 26 photographs of two internationally acclaimed photographers — Tamas Dezso and Karen Knorr.
The ongoing exhibition is a part of the two-week international photography exhibition Chhobi Mela VI with this year’s theme ‘dreams’.
The two-week festival is running simultaneously at seven venues in the Dhaka city from January Read more

Schools in rural areas face English

January 30, 2011

Shortage of good English language teachers in rural schools is a significant factor that results in an increase in gap between education of urban and of rural students, educationalists say.
‘Most schools in rural area are suffering from an English teacher shortage,’ Amir Farukh Talukder, the headmaster of Nurpur Adarsha High School in Habiganj, told Read more

‘Stalker’ slits teenage girl’s throat

January 30, 2011

A Stalker of class seven narrowly escaped death as an alleged stalker slit her throat when she was asleep in her house in the early hours yesterday.
The incident occurred in a village in Sherpur upazila of Bogra.
Sirajum Monira Laboni, a student of Chandaikona High School in Sherpur, is now fighting for Read more

Akheri Munajat today

January 30, 2011

Ijtema 2nd Phase
Akheri Munajat today
Thousands of Muslims from home and abroad will pray seeking divine blessings from Allah on the bank of river Turag as the second phase of Biswa Ijtema ends today with the Akheri Munajat (concluding prayer).
The concluding prayer is expected to start any moment before the Johar prayers following sermons by eminent Islamic scholars on various aspects of the religion for two Read more

Killer bus cuts short life of a college student in city

January 30, 2011

The life of Saifur Rahman, a college student, was cut short by a killer bus at Abdul Ghani Road in the city on Friday afternoon.
Saifur, 19, was returning home after attending his classes at Dhaka Imperial College when the accident took place at about 1:00pm. He died on the Read more

Share market investor shot dead in city

January 30, 2011

A 50-year-old share market investor was shot dead by unnamed assailants in front of his house at Kunjaban of Purba Rampura in Dhaka on Saturday night, the police said.
The deceased was Mohammad Shahidullah, a resident of the area.
Local people said that they heard two gunshots about 10:00pm and rushed to place only to Read more

‘Rana inspired us’

January 30, 2011

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was a tearaway fast bowler in the 2003 World Cup, slowly moulding himself into the senior bowler in the 2007 event. But through it all, he did it with as much passion and fervour as is related to the Narail Express. His early breakthroughs in big matches has always been a boon for Bangladesh and it came against India too, in that famous encounter in Port-of-Spain. Here he shares his Read more

Siddik rallies to finish runner-up

January 30, 2011

Siddikur Rahman made an amazing comeback on the fourth and final day to finish runner-up in the American Express Bangladesh Open Golf Championship at the Kurmitola Golf Club on Saturday.
Siddik hit six birdies to take his cumulative score to 12 under par after the final round and climbed to the second position on the leaderboard and was able to scoop Read more

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