Painters, artists have their shares in book fair

February 18, 2014

Many visitors to the Amar Ekushey Book Fair are found gathering around painters and artists to get their face painted with pictures in different colours.
Around 50 painters are found every day at the fair ground — both at the Bangla Academy premise and its extended part of Suhrawardy Udyan — who Read more

Bookworms’ interests ebb away with drizzle

February 18, 2014

Continuous drizzle put a damper on the interests of the book lovers to the Ekushey Book Fair in the last two days till Monday, causing a less turnout than usual. The climate rather turned the situation at the fair venue–both the Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan segments–completely messy, much to the disgust of the visitors as well as traders. Read more

Pry students mourn fellows’ death

February 18, 2014

Picnic Bus Accident
Pry students mourn fellows’ death
Students of all primary schools on Monday mourned the death of seven of their fellows who died in a traffic accident at Chaugachha in Jessore.
The government on Sunday declared mourning in all primary schools for Monday after the seven schoolchildren – Ankhi, 10, Suriya, 8, Shanta, 6, Mithila, 7, Read more

HSC, equivalent exams begin April 3

February 18, 2014

The Higher Secondary Certificate and its equivalent examinations of 2014 will begin on April 3, said an education ministry statement on Monday.
The examinations were supposed to begin on April 1, but were deferred by two days after a request from the Election Commission because of the Read more

54,412 get pry scholarship

February 17, 2014

A total of 54,412 students got primary scholarship this year, the minister for primary and mass education minister, Mostafizur Rahman, said on Sunday.
Of the 54,412 students, 21,978 received talent-pool scholarship and 32,434 students general scholarship, he said at a press briefing at the Read more

Artworks of Bangladeshi artists selected for UNESCO exhibition

February 16, 2014

Artworks of Rokeya Sultana and Kanak Chanpa Chakma, two women artists of Bangladesh, have been selected for exhibition at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
UNESCO director general Irina Bokova will inaugurate the exhibition on March 7 and it will remain open to public till March 21. The exhibition Read more

Knowledge combines with love at book fair

February 15, 2014

The Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Friday reached a new height, with knowledge being combined with the message of universal love on Valentine Day.
Holiday crowd and brimming number of enthusiast couples were found swarming the fair venues, inside the Bangla Academy and its extended part Read more

Spring blooms at book fair

February 14, 2014

Long queues of young people in yellow, red dresses before the entrances to the Amar Ekushey Book Fair venues gave the fair new colour on the first day of Pahela Phalgun on Thursday.
The cheerful faces crowded the areas from Shahbagh to the High Court area through the Bangla Academy road since morning as the academy, also Read more

Cool weather to herald in spring

February 13, 2014

A dry weather, cool crispy air and the fragrance of flowers will herald the advent of spring on Pahela Falgun today. Revellers can look forward to a pleasant day without rains as nature rolls over into the season of romance, finally bidding farewell to the reluctant winter this year.
The young at heart can certainly look forward to a happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow Read more

Birds avoiding Hakaluki haor

February 12, 2014

Number comes down to one-third this year
The number of migratory birds visiting Hakaluki Haor has dropped almost to one-third this winter compared to that of the same season three years back.
Only 23,041 birds were counted in the water body during a two-day survey that ended yesterday. The number was 64,282 during the last survey in Read more

SUST awards 10 students for writing on science

February 11, 2014

Ten students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology have been awarded for writing articles and fictions on science.
SUST vice-chancellor Aminul Haque Bhuiyan as chief guest handed over the awards at a programme held at the mini-auditorium on the campus Sunday evening, campus Read more

Catchers of tiger poachers will be rewarded, say forest officials

February 10, 2014

The Forest Department will reward those who help catch wildlife traffickers and poachers in the Sundarbans, especially Bengal Tigers.
The decision came in the wake of the recent rescue of a seriously injured tiger by the Forest Department in the Sundarbans. The tiger fell in a trap set by Read more

Bird survey today at Hakaluki haor

February 10, 2014

Bangladesh Birds Club will do a survey on an endangered migratory bird, waterfowl, at Hakaluki haor today.
A team of 15 experts led by prominent bird specialist Enam Ul Haque is conducting the survey under the Coastal and Wetland Bio-diversity Management Project of Directorate of Environment (DoE).
He is also the national coordinator of waterfowl census in Read more

Wounded tigress needs surgery

February 9, 2014

The Bengal tigress wounded in a hunter’s trap in the Sundarbans has been brought to Bangabandhu Safari Park in Gazipur and she will undergo surgery today.
A board of veterinary doctors, formed yesterday with Prof Mizanur Rahman as its head, will conduct the operation on her left forelimb where the trap’s twine had dug in creating a septic Read more

Buriganga 2nd channel nearing death for encroachment

February 9, 2014

Says Bapa; accuses govt agencies, private companies
The second channel of the Buriganga, which flows along the southwestern edge of the capital, is being constantly encroached upon by different government agencies and a
handful of influential people, Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (Bapa) said yesterday.
This unchecked encroachment is making the channel nearly dead, leaders of the Read more

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