Body of Biman pilot Nawshad arrives from India

September 2, 2021

The body of Biman Bangladesh Airlines pilot Captain Nawshad Ataul Kaiyum, who complained of chest pain mid-air and died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in India on Monday, was brought to Dhaka on Thursday morning in a scheduled flight.
The body was brought to Dhaka on a returning flight from Doha at 9:15am, the Read more

It’s possible to walk across the Padma now

August 24, 2021

All 2,917 road slabs in place on Padma bridge
The Padma bridge project yesterday moved one step closer to completion after the authority finished the installation of all road slabs linking both sides of the Padma river through the roadway.
Now it is possible to cross the Padma river by walking across the 6.15 kilometre-long bridge.
The last road slab was installed on the span that linked the pillars 12 and 13 of Read more

Restrictions on public gatherings, recreation venues to continue after August 10

August 9, 2021

Restrictions on public gatherings and recreation venues will remain in effect after August 10, said Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam today. Replying to a question, he said, “Recreation venues or public gatherings are still not permitted.” Asked, he said local administration, police, bus owners and workers will have to ensure that half of the total numbers of Read more

34pc families faced job loss in pandemic

June 25, 2021

It also finds higher child marriages during the pandemic
Around one member of 34 per cent households lost job during between April and October in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic finds a new study by the Centre on International Cooperation at New York University, BRAC and the UN WOMEN Bangladesh.
They conducted the survey on 6,370 households last Read more

Ekushey book fair to begin on March 18

January 26, 2021

Not virtually, Amar Ekushey Boi Mela-2021 will be held as usual from March 18 after a long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Habibullah Sirajee, director general of Bangla Academy, confirmed the date yesterday.  He said, “The book fair will start on March 18. I can’t say more at this moment.” “We will give details on the duration of the book fair. Many people were in Read more

Closure of edn institutions extended till October 31

October 2, 2020

In a bid to reduce further spread of Covid-19, the government has extended the closure of all educational institutions till October 31.
The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education issued separate statements regarding the matter yesterday Read more

No promotion without exams for 8th graders

September 25, 2020

Decide all edn boards
Education boards yesterday decided that school authorities should hold assessments to graduate eighth grade students to the next grade and there should be no scope for promotion without examinations.
They also said that assessments can be done through physical exams, online tests, online classes, TV education, or through students’ continuous assessment based on how much of the Read more

Govt reduces Covid-19 test fees

August 19, 2020

The government has reduced Covid-19 test fees.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque has signed the official order in this regard this noon, Maidul Islam Prodhan, public relations officer of the ministry, confirmed to The Daily Star.
The fees have been reset as follows: Tk 100 for sample collection from government Read more

Saudi Makes Hajj Decision: No pilgrims from abroad allowed

June 24, 2020

Private hajj agencies and Biman are set to incur a huge financial loss as the Saudi government has decided not to allow anyone from abroad to perform hajj this year amid fears over coronavirus pandemic.
If the decision is implemented, around 1,400 members of Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (Haab) will be deprived of around Tk 5,500 crore, and Biman Bangladesh Airlines Tk 800 crore Read more

Gambia slams Suu Kyi for silence over Rohingya crisis

December 12, 2019

The Gambia today criticised Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her “silence” over Rohingya crisis and defending Myanmar at the UN’s top court.
Gambian lawyers were placing their arguments against Myanmar’s denial of genocidal intent against Rohingyas at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on the final Read more

Test pasteurised milk at four labs

July 15, 2019

HC tells BSTI as test reports stir controversy
Amid a controversy over laboratory test reports on milk, the High Court yesterday directed Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution to test pasteurised milk, produced by 14 companies, at four laboratories within a week. All these companies are registered with the BSTI.
The four institutions where the tests will be conducted are — Institute of Public Health, Read more

Rajon Murder: Police press charges against 13 people 

August 17, 2015

Police submitted the charge sheet for the murder of Samiul Alam Rajon to the court, accusing 13 people, including the prime suspect Kamrul Islam who left the country for Saudi Arabia.
The investigation officer in the case, Suranjit Talukder, also Sylhet Metropolitan Police detective branch inspector, submitted the charge sheet to Read more

Rangamati ‘Gunfight’: 2 cases filed, families get bodies

August 17, 2015

Bangladesh Army along with Border Guard Bangladesh has reinforced their drive against ‘terrorists’ in remote hills in Khagrachari and Rangamati following a ‘gunfight’ that killed five ethnic minority people on Saturday, officials said. ‘We also remain alert following Saturday’s incident and it’s a kind of regular operation but now reinforced,’ said a senior official involved Read more

Five hill people killed in ‘gunfight’ with Army

August 16, 2015

At least five ethnic minority people were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with army personnel at a remote village of Baghaichari upazila in Rangamati hill district on Saturday morning.
The deceased – Rupayan Chakma, 24, Jackson Chakma, 26, Kathumoni Chakma, 26, Kanti Marma, 28, and Babul Chakma, 20, – were in combat uniform, the Read more

Nation mourns Bangabandhu

August 16, 2015

National Mourning Day was observed yesterday with due solemnity, marking the 40th anniversary of assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports UNB.
Bangabandhu, the architect of Bangladesh’s independence, was assassinated along with all but two members of his family at the crack of dawn on August 15 in Read more

Nation observes mourning day today

August 15, 2015

A grateful nation pays deep homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman today in observance of the National Mourning Day commemorating his 40th anniversary of martyrdom, reports BSS. On the fateful night of August 15 in 1975, some disgruntled and over ambitious army officers assassinated Bangabandhu and most of his family members Read more

UGC on Private Universities

August 14, 2015

Conditions, rules flouted
A good number of private universities are flouting many conditions and rules set by the Private University Act-2010. Many of them are still running unauthorised outer campuses and disobeying the rules regarding syndicate meetings. Despite extending deadlines three times, only 17 universities have so far moved to their own campuses. Many still have disputes Read more

Bangladesh officials in confusion about way of implementation

August 13, 2015

Speed Limiters in Vehicles
Bangladesh officials in confusion about way of implementation
The impromptu decision to install speed limiters in all vehicles that go on highways has put government officials and experts in a dilemma as they do not have any idea how to implement it.
They said the move was taken when the technical problem, for which a similar move had failed six years ago, was still there. The National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Read more

HC issues contempt notice to tanners 

August 12, 2015

The High Court on Tuesday asked 10 errant tanners to explain in two weeks why contempt proceedings would not be brought against them for not relocating tanneries from the city’s Hazaribagh.
The tanners include Arefin Shamsul Alamin, Sayedul Huq Master, Md Mahbubar Rahman Panna, Gias Uddin Pathan, Abdus Salam, Read more

Why schoolbag back-breaking? 

August 12, 2015

HC asks govt, nudges it to ensure bag not heavier than 10pc of kid’s body weight
Getting back from school by a microbus in the early afternoon, Lara, a class-three student, presses the calling bell on the ground floor to let her family on their third-floor flat know that she’s home.
It’s not that the collapsible gate is locked. It’s just that her bag, stuffed full of books and writing pads, is so heavy that she cannot climb the stairs slinging Read more

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