Bangladesh sets 80km maximum speed to reduce road accidents

August 11, 2015

Speed limit hastily set for all vehicles on highways
In yet another impromptu move, the government yesterday decided that speed limiters would be installed in all modes of transports on highways to cap their speeds to 80kmph with an aim to check road accidents. The decision was made at a meeting of the National Road Safety Council without any discussion on how it would be implemented and by whom. Read more

Real test ahead

August 11, 2015

With HSC results out, students now face tough competition for higher studies
Niloy Mahmud was over the moon after getting his HSC results on Sunday. His parents were also delighted as their son achieved the highest distinction, GPA-5.
A student from science group, Niloy wants to study engineering and his first choice is Buet. But whenever he thinks of getting into the university, Read more

HSC pass rate at 8-yr, number of GPA at 4-yr low

August 10, 2015

Combined pass percentage in Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations fell to its eight-year low while the number of Grade Point Average (GPA) 5 achievers came down to its four-year low.
The results of the examinations, published on Sunday, also showed that the number of institutions with 100 per cent pass rate decreased to 1,133 from 1,147 of the past year. Read more

HSC results to be published across Bangladesh on August 9

July 27, 2015

The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on August 9, ending an anxious wait for around 11 lakh examinees.
Disclosing the date yesterday, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told reporters that he would ceremonially hand over  copies of the results to Prime Minister Read more

Eid exodus picks up momentum

July 16, 2015

Dhaka people brave rain, jam, and waterlogging to go home
Torrential rain since early yesterday morning put many heading home for the Eid holidays in trouble getting to bus, train and launch terminals in the capital.
The perennial congestion and the usual chaos of Dhaka were, however, easing off despite waterlogging and tailbacks on some thoroughfares. Streets Read more

Tarana among 3 new ministers

July 15, 2015

Asaduzzaman, Yeafesh made full ministers; no portfolios reshuffled
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday inducted three new faces into her council of ministers and promoted two state ministers to the post of minister.
Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and Yeafesh Osman were elevated to full ministers and reassigned the portfolios of home affairs and science and technology. Read more

Rajon Killing: Protests flare at places

July 15, 2015

The police on Tuesday formed a committee to probe into alleged negligence of Jalalabad police station officials when Samiul Alam Rajon, 12, was beaten to death in Sylhet city on July 8 as protests against the murder continued across the country.
Sylhet Metropolitan Police on Tuesday withdrew Read more

Fakhrul out of jail on bail, finally

July 15, 2015

The Dhaka Central Jail authorities on Tuesday released acting Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on bail after receiving the Supreme Court’s order that had granted him six weeks bail to avail ‘advanced medical treatment’.
Deputy jailer Sarbattam Dewan told New Age Fakhrul Read more

Bangladeshis living longer

July 15, 2015

Reveals survey
People now live longer than in the past.
Life expectancy in the country rose to 70.4 years in 2013 from 69.4 a year ago, says a new survey of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
It was 65.2 years in 2005, according to Read more

Disfiguring history in the name of renovation

July 4, 2015

Government agencies responsible for preservation and protection of heritage sites have distorted and damaged original architectural features of many heritage sites in the name of ‘repairs and maintenance’. Now the metro rail project poses a serious threat to at least eight heritage sites and Rampal coal-fired power plant would harm the eco-system of Sunderbans mangrove forest, Read more

Ambush frees JMB convicts

February 24, 2014

Policeman killed; one of 3 snatched convicts arrested
In an apparent well-planned move, a gun-totting gang ambushed a prison van at Trishal on the Dhaka –Mymensingh Highway in broad day light and managed to free three high-profile convicted members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on Sunday. A policeman was killed during the attack. Police however arrested one of the three Read more

300 JnU students injured in clash with police

February 24, 2014

At least 300 students, five teachers, JnU (Jagannath University) unit BCL president and secretary, seven journalists and 12 policemen were injured following a fierce clash between students and police over the pupils’ attempt to take control of JnU Tibbet Hall at 10am on Saturday.
The injured were rushed to the university medical centre, Read more

Crackers break into Sonali security, steal $2,50,000

February 23, 2014

Crackers broke into the Sonali Bank computer network and transferred at least $250,000 in the middle of 2013, a senior official said on Sunday.
M Aslam Alam, secretary (bank and financial institutions division) of the the finance ministry, divulged the scam in the presence of the finance minister, Read more

Amar Ekushey observed

February 23, 2014

The nation observed Ekushey February on Friday renewing a pledge for the use of Bangla in all spheres of life. People paid tribute to the martyrs of the language movement walking barefooted, singing Amar Bhaiyer Rakte Rangano Ekushey February and placing wreaths and flowers shaheed minars on Martyrs’ Day. The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, at a seminar urged all Read more

Homage paid to ’52 martyrs

February 21, 2014

The nation paid tributes to martyrs of the language movement by placing flowers at shaheed minars beginning a minute after midnight past Thursday.
People in the capital Dhaka started streaming along roads leading to the Central Shaheed Minar on the Dhaka University campus to place flowers at the altar Read more

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