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NASA captures images of strong solar flares

NASA captures images of strong solar flares

WASHINGTON, – Two high-intensity solar flares were emitted Wednesday, the second of which was the most intense recorded since the start of this sun cycle in December 2008, NASA said, reports BSS. These radiation flares, which can disrupt communications satellites, GPS and power grids by reaching the upper Earth atmosphere, were detected and captured by […]

Light to moderate rain likely

DHAKA,  – Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at a few places in Barisal, Mymensingh, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places in Rajshahi, Rangpur, Dhaka and Khulna divisions with moderately heavy falls at places over the country in 24 hours as of […]

Govt enlists flood damaged educational institutions: Nahid

DHAKA,  – Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said the government enlisted the educational institutions which got damaged due to flood across the country, reports BSS. “The damaged educational institutions need repair in small, medium and large scales. We will bring back the congenial atmosphere of education soon by repairing the damaged institutions,” he told […]

NU 1st year honors exams to begin Oct 4

DHAKA,  – The first year honors examinations-2017 (regular, irregular and grade improvement) under National University (NU) will begin on October 4, according to a NU release issued here today, reports BSS. The exams are scheduled to end on November 6, the release said. Besides, special first year honors examinations-2016 (under academic sessions 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 […]

Sustainable waste management: Mobile app coming to help you

Dhaka – A Bangladeshi youth has come up with an innovative idea to ensure sustainable waste management the lack of which remains a major health and environmental concern in urban areas of the developing countries, including Bangladesh, reports UNB. Shougat Nazbin Khan, now playing a role as ‘Young Leader for Sustainable Development Goals’ at the […]

Nahid urges students to generate new ideals for economic development

DHAKA – Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday urged students to generate new ideas by utilizing their creativity to build an economically developed country, reports BSS. “Our new generation possesses world standard talents… They should utilize their talents to invent new ideas and knowledge,” he told the inaugural function of the two-day ‘Innovative, Teaching and […]

JSC, JDC exams to begin Nov 1

Dhaka – This year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will begin on November 1 across the country, reports UNB. Sub-committee of inter-board exam controller published the exams schedule on the website of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka after the approval of Education Ministry on Wednesday. The JSC and […]

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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,” […]