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Govt to distribute 35.13cr free textbooks in 2018

Govt to distribute 35.13cr free textbooks in 2018

DHAKA – The government will distribute 35,13,26,000 textbooks free of cost among the primary and secondary level students in the academic year of 2018, reports BSS. Officials said the free textbooks would be distributed among 4,36,98,663 pre-primary, primary, secondary, ibtedayi, dakhil, dakhil vocational and SSC vocational students across the country. National Curriculum and Textbook Board […]

NU degree, certificate exams postponed for flood

Dhaka – The National University (NU) has postponed its degree pass and certificate course examinations of August 19, 20 and 21 due to flood in different parts of the country.Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB)-The National University (NU) has postponed its degree pass and certificate course examinations of August 19, 20 and 21 due to flood in […]

Three departments’ names changed at IU

Islamic University – Islamic University (IU) authorities changed the names for three academic departments on Wednesday, reports UNB. The decision was taken at its 111th academic council meeting with IU vice-chancellor Prof Dr M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari in the chair. Among others, IU Pro-VC Prof Dr M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasurer Prof Dr M Selim Toha, IU […]


Dubai to test run world’s first automated flying taxis by year end

DUBAI – Trial runs of the world’s first automated aerial taxis (AAT) are expected to start by the end of this year, local media reported Wednesday, reports BSS/XINHUA. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is collaborating with German firm Volocopter, which specializes in manufacturing Autonomous Air Vehicles (AAV), on the AAT project, the gulfnews.com website reported. […]


ADB approves $200mn for urban infrastructure dev

Dhaka – Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) Board of Directors has approved a loan package totalling $200 million to strengthen urban infrastructure, service delivery, and governance in Bangladesh’s municipalities, reports UNB. “Specifically, the additional financing for the third project, bringing total ADB financing up to $325 million, will contribute toward building or improving 600 kilometers (km) […]

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ECNEC clears a Tk 5,616.50cr project to remove water logging from the port city

DHAKA – The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a Tk 5,616.50 crore project to free the port city of Chittagong from vexing water logging, reports BSS. Implementation of the project – canal re-excavation, extension, renovation and development to solve water logging in Chittagong city – will help remove of rainwater […]

Science festival held at DU

DHAKA, – Dhaka University Science Society (DUSS) held a daylong science festival at Teacher-Student Center (TSC) on the campus, reports BSS. Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman joined the prize giving ceremony as the chief guest held at TSC auditorium while DU Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique presided over it on Friday evening,said a […]

Heavy rainfall likely in current month of August

DHAKA, – The country may witness heavy rainfall in August as monsoon will remain active throughout the month, an official of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) told BSS today, reports BSS. “Heavy to very heavy rainfall may occur at the end of this week. Like the month of July, heavy rainfall is likely in August too,” […]


UN chief notified US’s intention to withdraw from Paris climate pact

UNITED NATIONS,  – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday received notification from U.S. delegation on the country’s intention to withdraw from the Paris climate pact, his spokesman has confirmed, reports BSS. The notification came two months after President Donald Trump announced his intention to leave the accord. “The decision by the United States to withdraw from […]

ADB raises $1.25bn for climate projects

DHAKA – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised $1.25 billion to help finance climate change mitigation and adaptation projects with the issue of dual-tranche 5-year and 10-year green bonds, reports BSS. “ADB is responding to the rapidly growing demand for green bonds with our second dual-tranche outing and our first 5-year green bond offering,” […]


DU admission tests begin Sept 15

Dhaka – The first-year honours admission tests for 2017-18 academic session of Dhaka University (DU) will begin on September 15, reports UNB. The decision was taken at the general meeting of 1st year honours admission test committee presided over by Vice- Chancellor Prof Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury […]

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EMA Day celebrated in Dhaka

Dhaka – 89 Bangladeshi students have been awarded Erasmus+ scholarship – Europe’s most prestigious scholarship. Rafiqul Alam Khan: On the occasion of 30 years anniversary of Erasmus Plus- a scholarship scheme funded by the European Union, ambassadors of Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA) arranged a series of events across cities of the world. The events, known […]

MBBS, BDS admission tests Oct 6, Nov 10

DHAKA : The tests for admission into medical colleges and dental colleges will be held on October 6 and November 10 respectively, reports UNB. The decision was taken at a meeting on the admission into MBBS and BDS courses under the academic year of 2017-2018 held on Wednesday with Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad […]

Students besiege JU administrative building

JAHANGIRNAGAR UNIVERSITY : The students of Jahangirnagar University on Monday besieged the administrative building on the campus demanding withdrawal of cases filed against their 56 fellow students, reports UNB. The students laid a siege to the building at 8:00 am yesterday morning under the banner “Protibader nam Jahangirnagar” meaning – Jahangirnagar is the name of […]

JU VC urges all to stand by ailing student Tithi

SAVAR : Jahangirnagar University (JU) Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Farzana Islam yesterday called upon all, including affluent section of society, to stand by an ailing student of the university, reports BSS. The VC made this call after handing over Taka 75 thousand, donated by former JU students for the treatment of Shirin Akhter Tithi, a […]

DNCC Mayor inaugurates digital App

Heart disease is a frightening disease. People get engrossed in death panic due to a simple problem of heart even. Heart patients very often forget about their timing of taking medicine, doctor’s appointment date fixed earlier, the day of showing report to the doctor etc. How amazing will it be if only an alarm ring […]

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Mamata Banerjee plans to digitise Bengali film archives

“From Tapan Sinha to Rithwik Ghatak others… (content) should be digitised to protect archives,” Mamata Banerjee said, referring to the establishment of an archive, library and museum in a cinema centenary campus in Kolkata, Reports Hindustan Times West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has stressed on digitisation of film-related content for preservation of the legacy […]