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YSSE- carrying its glory forward

YSSE- carrying its glory forward

Shabbir Hossen “Youth School for Social Entrepreneurs” shortly known as YSSE, is a very promising youth organization of time for social entrepreneurs based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Last month (February 2018), the youth led organization has celebrated its three years of success of spreading the light of social entrepreneurship education and promotion. Since 2015, it has […]


The story of a passionate storyteller

TBT Desk Humayun Kabir Himu- a passionate writer was born in the old part of Dhaka city in 1975. Since his college years he wrote numerous short stories and novels. In 2016, he made breakthrough by publishing his first novel titled ‘Load shedding in Love’. The book was a commercial success as he got a […]


Non-MPO teachers call off hunger strike on PM’s assurance

The teachers and employees of non-MPO educational institutions, who went on hunger strike for enlistment under the government’s MPO facilities, called off their strike on Friday following assurance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to take initiative to meet their demand. Leaders of the demonstrating teachers and employees told UNB over phone that Prime Minister’s personal […]

Economy maintains pace in 2017

DHAKA : As the year 2017 is going to sink into the abyss of eternity, the country is getting ready to welcome the New Year 2018, a year that is expected to lead the nation to the graduation from the category of the least developed countries (LDCs). After maintaining a record remarkable economic performance since […]


British Council raises awareness on vision impairment: ‘Every Vision Counts’

The British Council had arranged a Young Learners’ Art Competition on 21 December 2017 at the British council, Dhaka University campus office, says a press release. The theme of the competition was ‘Every Vision Counts. The aim was to raise awareness on blindness and vision impairment. Young Learners’ from all over Bangladesh took part in […]

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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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Bangladeshi researchers develop advanced drug for Hepatitis B

DHAKA – Patients infected with Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) may get much better and more effective treatment than even before as an advanced prescription medicine, developed by two Bangladeshi researchers, is set to hit local drugstores early next year after getting approval from the drug administration, reports BSS. The two Bangladeshi researchers, also doctors, have […]

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EMA Day celebrated in Dhaka

Dhaka – 61 Bangladeshi students are 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 as EMA day […]

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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 […]

BD, EU enjoy stronger ties in higher edu area

61 BD nationals selected for ‘Erasmus+’ scholarship DHAKA : Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh Ambassador Pierre Mayaudon on Thursday said Bangladesh and the EU today enjoy stronger relations in the area of higher education. “Higher educational institutions are crucial partners to drive forward and stimulate growth,” he said while addressing a […]

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Nominations sought for Ekushey Padak 2018

Dhaka, July 13 – The government has sought nomination proposals from all ministries, different departments, institutions and the recipients of the Swadhinata Padak and Ekushey Padak for the Ekushey Padak 2018, reports UNB. Cultural Affairs Ministry issued a notification on Wednesday in this regard. The notification said, “As in other years, the government as per […]

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Israel’s David Grossman wins International Booker Prize

London, Jun 15 – Israeli author David Grossman has won the Man Booker International Prize for his novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar”, reports AP/UNB. The award was announced Wednesday in London. Grossman beat out five other finalists, including fellow Israeli author Amos Oz for the counterpart to Britain’s prestigious Booker Prize. Grossman’s novel […]