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NCTB changes textbook contents under ‘communal pressure’: TIB

NCTB changes textbook contents under ‘communal pressure’: TIB

Dhaka – The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) arbitrarily changes the contents of textbooks at primary and secondary levels after facing political and communal pressures, says a new study of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), reports UNB. “The process of NCTB’s textbook formulation is unclear — its manuscripts are not written properly while political and […]

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Rohingya Crisis: Come up with immediate solution

Muhammad Ubaidul Haque Rohingya community is considered the most persecuted and helpless minority group in the contemporary world. Trending genocide in Myanmar following the 25 August aberrant militant attack on security police station and the torture against the Rohingya community escalated and took the form of an ‘ethnic cleansing’ in textbooks according to the Human […]

PM approves 3rd phase design of Swadhinata Stambha

DHAKA : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the design of the master plan (third phase) of the ‘Swadhinata Stambha’ (Independence Monument) being constructed at Suhrawardi Udyan. The premier gave the approval after reviewing the proposed design of the project at a meeting at her Gonobhaban residence, reports BSS. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said […]

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Mutual interest between DU, Ocean University of China discussed

DHAKA : A nine-member delegation of Ocean University, China yesterday paid a courtesy call on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman at the latter’s office of the university here. During the meeting, they discussed matters of mutual interest specially the possibilities of undertaking joint collaborative research and academic programs on the subjects of […]

BCL men ransack CU VC office

Chittagong – A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) vandalised the academic building of Chittagong University and the vice-chancellor’s office on Tuesday demanding suspension of a university teacher, reports UNB. The unruly BCL men also ransacked two private cars, several motorcycles and 20 flower vases in front of the offices of the VC and registrar […]

Private sector’s participation emphasized for implementing SDGs

DHAKA – Speakers at a discussion here today emphasized on the participation of the private sector for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reports BSS. Grameenphone and Telenor Group jointly hosted the discussion titled “Partnering for Reduced Inequalities: How business can contribute to the UN SDGs” at GPHouse where a range of stakeholders, including government […]

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Montreal elects its first woman mayor

MONTREAL – The city of Montreal has elected its first woman mayor, voting in leftist rookie politician Valerie Plante to lead the growing Canadian metropolis, reports AP/UNB. “Tonight we have written a new page in Montreal’s history books,” the jubilant 43-year-old told cheering supporters. “Montreal finally has its first mayoress.” She upset her main opponent […]

Nahid for adequate global financing in education to achieve SDG-4

DHAKA – Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today urged the international communities to fulfil their commitment of financing in education to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals-4 (SDG-4) and targets within the given time, reports BSS. He made the call while addressing a ‘High Level Ministerial Panel Discussion on SDG-4 Education 2030’, on behalf of the […]

Farmers made agri revolution in the country: Noor

NILPHAMARI – Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor today said farmers made record through agriculture revolution in the country, reports BSS. “The present government is changing the fortune of country’s farmers and the agriculture revolution has been possible for timely initiatives taken by the government”, he said. The minister said this as the chief guest while […]


JSC, JDC exams begin

DHAKA – Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations-2017 began today across the country, reports BSS. As many as 24, 68,820 students from 28,621 educational institutions are appearing in this year’s examination. Of them, 11, 44,778 are male and 13, 24,042 are female, Education Ministry sources said. The number of JSC examinees […]


Bangabandhu’s 7th March Speech gets UNESCO’s recognition

DHAKA – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has recognised the historic 7th March Speech of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as part of world’s documentary heritage, reports BSS. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova announced the decision on Monday at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, according to a foreign […]


Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN convention

MANILA, – Lions, chimpanzees, giraffes, leopards and a wide variety of sharks received added protection at a UN wildlife conference in the Philippines, organisers said Saturday, reports BSS. Some 34 endangered species were selected to receive heightened conservation efforts at the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) conference that just concluded in Manila. Protecting migratory species […]

Tobacco kills one lakh people annually: Zahid Maleque

DHAKA : State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque yesterday said around 100,000 people die in the country from tobacco-related diseases ever year, reports BSS. “The government collected Taka 16,800 crore revenue from the tobacco sector in 2015-16 fiscal. But the government spent about double of the amount for treatment in tobacco-related diseases,” […]

JU viva voce starts Nov 12

Jahangirnagar University: The viva voce for the first year honors admission test for successful candidates under 2017-18 session will be held on November 12 to 13, reports UNB. JU Deputy Registrar also the member secretary of admission test conduct committee Abu Hasan (Education-1) confirmed this to the UNB. The students have asked to bring the […]

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Admission process of 7 DU-affiliated colleges begins

Dhaka – The first-year honors admission process of seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University under 2017-18 session started on Wednesday, reports UNB. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Akhtaruzzaman launched the admission process alongside a website for the seven colleges at a press conference at the administrative building of the university. Admission seekers are asked to visit www.7college.du.ac.bd […]