How much will it cost to cross the Padma, the government fixed

May 17, 2022

By Dhaka Mirror :
The government has fixed the toll of the under-construction Padma bridge, which is at least 1.5 times higher than the average toll paid on ferries plying the Padma.
The bridge division under Road Transport and Bridges Ministry on Tuesday issued a notification fixing different toll rates for different transports.
As per the gazette, the toll rates are Tk 100 for a motorcycle, Tk 750 for a car and a jeep, Tk 1,200 for a pick-up van, Tk 1,300 for a microbus, Tk 1,400 for a minibus (31 seats or less than Read more

Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated across Bangladesh

May 3, 2022

Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims, is being celebrated today (May 3, 2022) across the country. This is the first Eid celebration without Covid-19 pandemic related restrictions.
Eid jamaat (congregations) were held under public and private initiatives across the country, including in Dhaka.
The country’s main Eid jamaat in Dhaka was held at the National Eidgah around 8:30 am. Separate arrangements were made for women at the National Eidgah.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no Read more

Shawwal moon not sighted, Bangladesh to celebrate Eid on May 3

May 1, 2022

By Dhaka Mirror :
Holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in the country Tuesday as the Shawwal moon was not sighted in Bangladesh this evening.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee this evening after Maghrib prayers.
Mohammad Faridul Haque Khan, state minister for religious affairs, made the announcement after presiding over the National Moon Sighting Committee meeting at the Baitul Mukarram Read more

Padma Bridge will open to traffic by 2022 end: PM

April 7, 2022

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told the parliament that work is going on in full swing to open Padma Bridge to traffic by the end of this year.
The premier said this while replying to a query from Awami League MP Shahiduzzaman Sarker.
Earlier on several occasions, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader had said that Padma Bridge will open to traffic in June this year.
The question-answer session scheduled for Prime Minister was tabled as the House went into session at 11:05am with Speaker Read more

Nation observing Independence Day

March 26, 2022

BSS, Dhaka
The nation is celebrating the 52nd Independence and National Day today in a befitting manner.
The government has taken elaborate programmes marking the Independence and National Day.
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages extending heartfelt greetings and warm felicitations to the countrymen living both home and abroad on the eve of the day.
The day’s programmes began by heralding gun salutes early in the morning as s mark of profound respect to the heroic struggle of this nation, which suffered a protracted Read more

Full-scale in-person classes in schools, colleges from March 15

March 12, 2022

Education minister Dipu Moni on Saturday said that full-scale in-person classes at secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions across Bangladesh would begin from March 15.
From then in-person classes would be held on all subjects at the educational institutions like the pre-pandemic stage, she said in an inauguration programme at Tikatuli area in Dhaka on the day.
She inaugurated a new building at Sher-E-Bangla Girls High School, said a press release issued by the ministry Read more

SSC exams likely to start on June 19, HSC on August 22

March 1, 2022

This year’s Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations are scheduled to start on June 19 and Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations are scheduled to start on August 22.
In two urgent releases the Dhaka Education Board published these ‘probable’ dates in its website. The releases were published on Monday.
One if the urgent releases said that the probable date of starting filling up of forms by the SSC candidates was fixed at April 13. The Read more

Amar Ekushey being observed across Bangladesh

February 21, 2022

The Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day is being observed across Bangladesh on Monday through paying rich tribute to the memory of the Language Movement martyrs and renewing the call for the proper use of Bangla in all spheres of life.
Streams of barefooted people from all walks of life filed past the shaheed minars across Bangladesh after placing flowers at the altars from one minute past Thursday midnight, singing ‘Amar Bhaiyer Rakte Rangano Ekushey February’ in chorus.
From the zero hour past Sunday, tens of thousands of people paid glowing Read more

HSC, equivalent exams’ results published with 95.26pc pass rate

February 13, 2022

The results of the Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations of 2021 were published on Sunday with a pass rate of 95.26 per cent.
The number of students securing GPA 5 is 1,89,169.
The results were officially announced by the prime minister Sheikh Hasina virtually from the Ganabhaban while later in a press briefing the education minister present the results at the International Mother Language Institute in the capital at about 12:00pm.
This year out of 14,03,244 examinees, 13,06,718 passed the exams Read more

Bangladesh announces closure of educational institutions till Feb 6

January 21, 2022

Bangladesh government on Friday announced closure of educational institutions for the next two weeks from today till February 6 amid a surge in Covid-19 transmission across the country.
The cabinet division, in a circular uploaded in its website, also gave five more directives in the backdrop of a spike in Covid cases across Bangladesh.
The directives said that the schools, colleges and their equivalent educational institutions would remain closed between January 21 and February 6 and the authorities of the Read more

School closure disrupts education of 37 million children in Bangladesh

October 20, 2021

Says Unicef, Unesco report
The education of 37 million children in Bangladesh has been disrupted due to school closures since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, according to a report of Unicef and Unesco.
The report titled ‘Situation Analysis on the Effects and Responses to Covid-19 on the Education Sector in Asia’ (SitAn Report) was released on Tuesday.
According to the report, the pandemic has affected about 800 million children in Asia, including South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia.
The report highlights the continued Read more

Gleeful reunion at Dhaka University

October 18, 2021

The Dhaka University campus was full of students as face -to -face teaching restarted yesterday after it was closed for 18 months due to the Covid 19 outbreak.
The students of DU that has been vacant for a year and a half rushed now everywhere on the campus such as classrooms, libraries, seminars and cafeterias.
Students were seen attending their classrooms in a lively environment in different academic buildings. They attended classes according to health guidelines and maintaining physical distance.
Madhu’s canteen was abuzz with Read more

Two ends of Bangabandhu Tunnel joined beneath the Karnaphuli river

October 8, 2021

Two ends of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel were met together under the Karnaphuli river on Thursday afternoon.
With the cutter of the tunnel boring machine cutting through the wall, China Communications Construction Company Limited, the contractor, and China Road and Bridge Corporation, the constructor, successfully achieved breakthrough of both tubes of the tunnel.
The Chinese embassy in Dhaka shared the news on its verified Facebook page at 11:38pm on Thursday.
The 9.3-kilometre Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel is the Read more

Victory Day today

December 16, 2019

The nation is set to celebrate the 49th Victory Day on Monday with elaborate programmes to pay deep homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country during the Liberation War in 1971.
Bangladesh was born as an independent country on this day after the Pakistani occupation forces surrendered following a bloody nine-month war.
Along with the government, different socio-political, educational, cultural institutions and organisations have chalked out a series of programmes to celebrate the day. Bangladeshis at home and Read more

Bangla Lesson for carbon polluters

August 23, 2015

Growing solar home system earns Bangladesh UN fund; first in the world
Bangla Lesson for carbon pollutersBangladesh has become the first country to get funds from the United Nations for its fast growing solar home systems, which are not only lighting up houses in off-grid villages but also showing the world the way to a low-carbon future.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) issued 395,286 carbon credits worth €3.56 million to two Bangladeshi organisations — Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (IDCOL) and Read more

Human-elephant conflict increasing

August 11, 2015

Human-elephant conflict increasingAt least 226 people died and 62 elephants were killed in last 12years and a half in growing incidents of human-elephant conflicts, said forest officials.
They as well as wildlife conservationists blamed destruction of elephant habitats as the main cause for the incidents.
They said that elephants were being squeezed into smaller habitats due to destruction of forest cover.
Increasing use of elephant movement routes and corridors for farming and human settlements was also blamed Read more

Absolutely Awesome

July 16, 2015

Terrific Tigers produce supremely premium stuff to thump down 9-wicket defeat on strong South Africa; clinch one-day series
Absolutely AwesomeWho says bowlers should have all the fun? Ask Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal, and they will tell you that that opening period of the second innings, when they literally demolished one of the best bowling attacks in the world, was the highlight of the series against South Africa.
Ask the fans who braved the rains at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium and they will probably be taunting the spectators in Dhaka, for they managed to witness something that the capital could not; a total annihilation Read more

Bangladesh beat South Africa by 7 wickets 

July 13, 2015

Bangladesh’s participation in Champions Trophy confirmed
Bangladesh beat South Africa by 7 wicketsIt was not a full house at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday. But the half-packed audience at Bangladesh’s home of cricket in Mirpur witnessed a turnaround that only suits
a team affectionately called Tigers.
With their back against the wall after three demoralising defeats including the first one-dayer that put their Champions Trophy berth in the balance, the Tigers needed something to answer back at their critics in the second one-day international. And they did it with some style, hammering South Africa for seven-wicket defeat. Read more

Wasa eyes two rivers

February 9, 2014

Plans to cut dependency on groundwater from 78pc to 30pc in seven years
Wasa eyes two riversWith groundwater depleting fast in the capital, Dhaka Wasa is going to set up three more water treatment plants to increase the use of surface water significantly in the next seven years.
The plants will be installed at Gandhabpur of Rupganj, Jasaldi in Mawa and Sayedabad in the capital at an estimated cost of around $1.5 billion, a top Wasa official told The Daily Star on condition of anonymity.
Water has to be piped to the plants from the Padma and the Jamuna rivers Read more

Bishwa Ijtema begins today

January 24, 2014

Bishwa Ijtema begins todayThousands of pilgrims reached the banks of the Turag river in Tongi on Thursday on the eve of Bishwa Ijtema.
The annual holy congregation of Muslims is the second largest after Hajj. It will be held in two phases as the large number of devotees cannot be accommodated at one time. The first phase, beginning on Friday, will end with Akheri Munajat on Sunday (January 26). The second phase will be held from January 31-February 2. It will also end with Akheri Munajat. During Read more

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