Mash’s wait almost over

December 29, 2011

If you want to know how painful it is for a cricketer to be a mere spectator for almost an entire year, you can ask pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. It has never been a smooth journey for the ‘Narail Express’ because of persistent injuries since his international debut in November 2001 against Zimbabwe. The agony was exacerbated this year as his dream of playing in the World Cup at home was Read more

JSC, JDC exam results today

December 28, 2011

The results of Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will be announced Wednesday. A total of 1861,113 students including 323,691 from Madrasah had registered to take the exams but nearly 55,000 skipped it.
Education ministry and board officials said that the results are going to be published within Read more

Fresh grabbing narrows Turag

December 28, 2011

Wrongly Set-up Pillars
Fresh grabbing narrows Turag
Land grabbers have occupied a large portion of the Turag river after the Gazipur district administration “wrongly” put up boundary pillars along the dry-season waterline, excluding much of the river land.
Since the pillars were set up nine months ago, river grabbers in their dozens have been filling up the river bed and the foreshores on both sides along Tongi-Ashulia road, thus reducing the river into a canal.
The foreshore, an integral part of a river, is the soil between the low-water Read more

Banglalink music fest concludes in Dhaka

December 27, 2011

The final concert of Banglalink Music Festival concluded at Bangladesh Army Stadium in Dhaka on 25 December.
Banglalink held a series of nationwide concerts for the youths recently.
The concerts were held in Khulna, Chittagong, Rajshahi and Rangpur.
The final event featured live performances by Hyder Husyn, Aurthohin, Warfaze, Miles and LRB Read more

A poem turns saviour against tyranny

December 27, 2011

BNAP celebrates 90 years of Nazrul’s “Bidrohi”
Bangladesh Nazrul Abritti Parishad (BNAP) celebrated 90years of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s poem “Bidrohi” (The Rebel) written during the last week of December 1921. A creative genius, his poetic work caused patriots to rise up against colonial rule in unison and gave a taste of freedom to the country. The celebration at Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of central Public Library, aimed at projecting Read more

‘Lal Tip-Samsung Music Blast’ held

December 27, 2011

With the title ‘Lal Tip-Samsung Music Blast’ the formal campaign and music launching ceremony of Impress Telefilm’s new movie ‘Lal Tip’ was held in the city’s Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club playground on Sunday night.
Managing Director of Impress Telefilm Ltd, Faridur Reza Sagar, Director and Head of News of Channel i Shykh Siraj, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics Ltd, Producer Read more

Suranjit for jt survey before Tipai dam construction

December 27, 2011

The railway minister, Suranjit Sengupta, has called for an immediate joint survey by India and Bangladesh before constructing the Tipaimukh dam in Indian territory.
‘Bangladesh and India must conduct a joint survey to resolve controversy over construction of the Tipaimukh dam, the minister said, adding, ‘We should not make any delay to resolve the issue in the Read more

Tipai dam a ‘death trap’ for Bangladesh: left parties

December 27, 2011

Left political leaders on Monday described India’s under construction Tipaimukh Dam as the ‘death trap’ for Bangladesh. They said that India was unilaterally building the dam violating agreements with lower riparian Bangladesh as well as international conventions.
India is building the dam on the international river Barak before it splits and enters into Read more

DMCH radiology dept in disarray

December 27, 2011

Patients are deprived of proper services due to disarrayed system and lack of basic infrastructures at the Radiology and Imaging Department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
Three x-ray machines worth Tk 3 crore have been lying damaged at the  department for the last one year causing immense suffering to the Read more

97.26pc pass pry terminal exams

December 27, 2011

The results of primary terminal examinations for the Class V students showed an upward trend this year too with a pass rate of 97.26 percent, according to results published on Monday. The pass percentage of the largest public examination in the country was 88.84 in 2009 when it was introduced for the first time and it was 92.34 in 2010.For the first time this year, the government has prepared the results in Read more

Monipur best school in country

December 27, 2011

Monipur High School in the capital’s Mirpur has emerged as the best school in the country in this year’s primary terminal examinations.
Seventeen among the top 20 schools are from Dhaka. The rest are from Comilla, Chittagong and Khulna which secured seventh, 14th and 18th Read more

Govt pry schools in dire straits

December 27, 2011

Government primary schools across the country are failing to provide students with quality education as the schools do not have adequate teachers and infrastructure, parents and teachers say.
This continued deterioration of the standard of education in the schools left the guardians with no option but to send their children to kindergartens and English-medium schools for high Read more

Razzak laid to rest with state honour

December 27, 2011

People bade Abdur Razzak a teary farewell as the frontline organiser of the Liberation War was laid to rest at Banani Graveyard with state honour on Monday afternoon.
A smartly turned out contingent of the police gave a state honour as bugles played the Last Post before the body was lowered into the grave at the banana Graveyard. Mourners observed Read more

Cabinet okays death for terror funding

December 27, 2011

The cabinet on Monday approved the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2011, proposing capital punishment for financing terrorist activities.
The home affairs ministry placed the bill at the weekly meeting of the cabinet seeking amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Act 2009 to widen its scope for preventing terror Read more

Science in review: 10 biggest stories for 2011

December 27, 2011

by Becky Crew, Cosmos Online
From overachieving neutrinos to Earth-like planets and test tube sperm: here are the top 10 science stories of 2011, as chosen by the editors at COSMOS. Plus, we reveal which stories were
particularly popular in the office.
10. HAS ARCHAEOPTERYX BEEN KNOCKED OFF ITS PERCH? Read more

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