Bangladesh community hospital wins Riba International Prize 2021

January 26, 2022

Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA has announced Friendship hospital in Bangladesh as the winner of the Riba International Prize 2021, the biennial award highlighting worldwide projects that “demonstrate design excellence and social impact”. The remote community hospital set within a riverine landscape translates the site’s conditions prone to flooding into the central theme of the Read more

RU, CU postpones in-person classes for 2 weeks

January 21, 2022

The authorities of Rajshahi University and Chittagong University have postponed in-person classes for the next two weeks following the government’s decision to keep educational institutions closed till February 6 amid sharp rise in Covid-19 transmission.
The two universities issued separate notifications in this regard Read more

DU suspends in-person academic activities till Feb 6, halls remain open

January 21, 2022

Authorities of DU today decided to hold academic activities including classes and examinations virtually for next two weeks
Dhaka University authorities on Friday decided to suspend all kinds of in-person academic activities from January 21 to February 6 following the announcement of Bangladesh government on closure of educational institutions between today and February 6 to contain the spread of Covid infection.
On Friday noon, a press release confirmed this matter signed by Dhaka Read more

National University suspends all exams

January 21, 2022

All exams of the National University have been suspended following a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections in the country. The university issued a press release in this regard today.
As per instruction of the government, the NU exams will remain suspended till further notice, the message read. The new schedule of the tests will be Read more

Qazi Anwar hussain, the originator and author of “Masud Rana” passes away

January 19, 2022

The originator and author of the popular spy-thriller series “Masud Rana”, Qazi Anwar hussain died at BIRDEM General Hospital in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon.
He was suffering from a brain stroke and heart attack simultaneously in life support, his sister, renowned cultural personality Sanjida Khatun confirmed the Read more

Bangladesh’s passport ranks 103rd in Henley Passport Index 2022

January 14, 2022

Bangladesh’s passport climbed five spots in the latest edition of the Henley Passport Index, the pioneer ranking of world’s travel documents.
Out of a total 116 spots on the index, Bangladesh now ranks 103rd, according to the Henley Passport Index 2022 Q1 released recently. Last year, it ranked 108th in Read more

Dhaka’s transport owners’ association tells members to operate buses at full capacity

January 13, 2022

Despite the government order to carry passengers at 50 percent capacity from Saturday, Dhaka Road Transport Owners Association today asked its members to operate vehicles in full capacity.
The directive was given stating that the ministry concerned has “verbally” informed that the government would allow it to operate public transport in full Read more

Buses to run at half capacity with same fare from Jan 15

January 12, 2022

The buses will start running at half of their capacity across Bangladesh from Saturday [January 15] to ensure social distances without an increase in bus fare, said the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority chairman Nur Mohammad Mazumder.
The decisions were taken on Wednesday at a meeting organised by the Read more

Trains will carry passengers at half seats capacity from Saturday

January 11, 2022

Trains will start carrying passengers at half capacity from January 15 (Saturday) – maintaining health safety rules. The decision came following the new restrictions issued by the government yesterday to curb the ongoing spike of corona virus infections.
Bangladesh Railway (BR) will sell 25 percent of its tickets through Read more

Bangladesh imposes fresh Covid restrictions

January 10, 2022

Govt restrictions going into effect from Jan 13
Taking the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases and its new variant Omicron into consideration, the government has issued fresh restrictions on public gatherings — to be effective from January 13.
The restrictions are:
1. People must wear masks at all gatherings including at shops, shopping malls and Read more

Unvaccinated 12-plus students won’t be allowed to attend in-person classes’

January 6, 2022

Cabinet Secretary says
Bangladesh government has decided that the students aged 12 years and above will not be allowed in the schools and colleges across Bangladesh without Covid vaccination from now on.
Cabinet secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam revealed the information in a press briefing at the secretariat after the weekly cabinet meeting on Thursday Read more

Hasan Foez Siddique appointed new Chief Justice

December 30, 2021

Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, a senior judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, has been appointed the 23rd Chief Justice of the country.
President M Abdul Hamid made the appointment yesterday in line with article 95(1) of the constitution as current Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain will retire today Read more

93.58pc candidates pass SSC, equivalent exams

December 30, 2021

The results of the Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations were published on Thursday with a pass rate of 93.58 per cent. The pass rate of SSC examination is 94.08 per cent while that of madrasa 93.33 per cent and technical 88.49 per cent.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina published the results, joining a function Read more

DU resumes the classes on campus, RU reopens halls today

October 17, 2021

Dhaka University is set to resume in-person classes while Rajshahi University reopens the residential halls today after one-and-a-half years’ closure since March 18, 2020 due to the Covid outbreak in the country.
Dhaka University academic council on October 7 decided to resume in-person classes from October 17 as per the recommendation of the Provost Read more

Global hunger Index 2021: Bangladesh’s score now ‘moderate’

October 16, 2021

Although Bangladesh has slipped one notch from last year’s 75th position, It has been ranked 76th in the Global Hunger Index 2021 among 116 qualifying countries, with a score of 19.1, the country is still the second best performer in South Asia next to Sri Lanka (65th).
Bangladesh is way ahead of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan as Read more

Holders of Bangladesh passports can visit the 40 destination without a prior visa

October 14, 2021

Bangladesh passports are becoming more vulnerable in the latest edition of the Henley Passport index, the world’s most important travel document.
According to the Henley Passport 2021 index released last week, Bangladesh is now ranked 108th out of 116 places in the index Read more

Bangladeshi globetrotter’s notable visits wave the flag of Bangladesh in 150 countries

October 13, 2021

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s Victory Day, Bangladeshi world traveler Najmun Nahar wanted to achieve the personal milestone of visiting 150 countries.
She was able to achieve her goal as she carried out the flag of Bangladesh to 150 countries – most recently Sao Tome and Principe, an island in central Africa, where Read more

Number of mobile connections nears 18cr

October 7, 2021

The number of connections of the country’s four mobile phone operators increased by 16.7 lakh to 17.86 crore at the end of August, according to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission data.
The number of mobile internet connections also rose by 17.2 lakh in August.
The BTRC data showed that the number of mobile phone Read more

DU halls reopen after 18 months

October 6, 2021

The Dhaka University authority on Tuesday reopened its halls for the regular honours final year and master’s students after 18 months of closure due to the Covid outbreak.
Halls for students of all other academic years are scheduled to be reopened on October 10 after a decision taken at a meeting of the Provost Standing Committee of Read more

All univs likely to open this month

October 5, 2021

Education minister Dipu Moni on Monday informed the cabinet meeting that all universities across the country would be able to reopen and resume academic activities by this month.
She said that the universities were taking all preparations to the end but renovation of residential halls was taking time as all universities — both public and private — along Read more

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