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

Cyclone, above normal rain likely in October

October 4, 2021

In its monthly outlook released on Sunday, the Met Office warned that three of the lows are likely to form in the month of October over the Bay of Bengal may intensify into a cyclonic storm.
October is an active month for cyclones and five of the 33 historical cyclones since 1960 hit Bangladesh in this month, according to the record of Bangladesh Read more

For the first time, DU entrance examinations held in all divisional cities

October 1, 2021

The admission test for Dhaka University’s undergraduate courses began today at 11:00am in all eight divisions for the first time, to reduce the hassle of spending time and money by students and their guardians.
“The exams are going on in a calm manner and there was no news of any untoward incident,” Dhaka University Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani said after visiting the exam venues at Read more

DU entrance examinations from Oct 1 in all divisional cities

September 29, 2021

Dhaka University (DU) admission tests will be held from October 1, at all divisional cities of the country besides Dhaka. The development was announced at a press conference today by DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Akhtaruzzaman. The Vice-Chancellor said undergraduate (honours) admission tests for the academic year 2020-21 will be held in public universities in Read more

SSC exams from Nov 14, HSC from Dec 2

September 27, 2021

This year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations will start from November 14 and December 2 respectively.
The Secondary and Higher Education Division of the education ministry published the exams’ schedules on its website today Read more

Medical colleges in Bangladesh resume in-person classes

September 14, 2021

First, second and final year students of all medical colleges and other health institutions across the country resumed their in-person classes yesterday with much enthusiasm after about one and a half years.
All educational institutions, including all 43 public and 70 private medical colleges and about 40 health education institutes, were closed on March 17 last year to Read more

Kids’ joy brings schools to life

September 13, 2021

School and college compounds across the country sprang into life once again as students stepped inside classrooms after 543 days of closure caused by the pandemic.
Relief, excitement and joy were writ large on the faces of students who once more resumed an activity that had seemed so natural until Covid-19 turned their worlds upside down on Read more

Private university student drowns to death at Cox’s Bazar beach

September 8, 2021

A private university student drowned to death at Cox’s Bazar sea beach today.
Deceased Taufique Mokbul (22), a resident of Dhaka’s Adabor area, was a third year student of Computer Science department at BRAC University.
Taufique along with his two friends – Sadman Sakib and Read more

No rule on addressing govt officials as ‘sir/ madam’: State minister

September 7, 2021

There is no rule that mandates that a government official must be addressed as “sir” or “madam”, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said today.
“I’ve repeatedly said that misconduct is tantamount to corruption,” he said while replying to a question at a ‘meet the press’ event organized by Read more

Schools, colleges to reopen on Sept 12

September 6, 2021

In-person classes for SSC, HSC examinees, Class V students every day, for others one day a week
The government on Sunday decided to reopen all types of educational institutions from primary to higher secondary levels on September 12 after the institutions remained closed for more than 17 months due to the Covid outbreak in Bangladesh.
From September 12, in-person classes would be held every Read more

Children 12 years and older to get Covid jabs

September 5, 2021

Govt plan strewn with challenges, analysts say
The government is planning to inoculate children aged 12 and above against Covid-19.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque revealed the plan yesterday after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said school students will be given Covid shots in line with the World Health Organisation Read more

Schools, colleges to reopen September 12: Dipu Moni

September 3, 2021

Education minister Dipu Moni on Friday said that all the educational institutions from primary level to higher secondary level would be reopened from September 12.
‘We are hoping that we will reopen all the educational institutions — primary, secondary and higher secondary — from September 12,’ she said in Read more

Schools, colleges to reopen soon

September 3, 2021

Directives already given, measures being taken, PM tells parliament
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday in parliament said she directed the authorities concerned to reopen all schools and colleges soon and that they were taking measures in this regard.
In another development, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said in-person classes of first, second, and fifth-year medical students (interns) would resume on Read more

Good news for expecting mothers

September 3, 2021

Can receive Covid jab without confirmation SMS after registration
Expecting and nursing mothers will be able to take the Covid-19 vaccine without confirmation SMS after registration. In this case, they have to carry antenatal check-up (ANC) cards or prescriptions from registered expert physicians to the respective centres they have selected to get the vaccine, said a circular published yesterday on the official Facebook page of the Read more

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