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EMA Day celebrated in Dhaka

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 […]

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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 […]


International Conference on Envisioning Our Common Future 2016

International Conference on Envisioning Our Common Future 2016 was held on December 22 to December 23, 2016, with about 200 paper presenters and participants, 15 international registered delegates with more than 25 national and international professors and scientists. The conference was dedicated to the intellectual martyrs of Bangladesh. The conference was inaugurated with the welcome […]

Charlie Chaplin, the greatest actor

Achievement Desk: Charlie Chaplin had seen a distressful and traumatic childhood, before he became the greatest actor of the silent era. He grew father-less, and his mother being in a mental hospital. He raised his brother and himself, making petty living. The way he lived out the most unimaginable hardships, his life story became the […]


A man who started at 65, failed 1009 times

Madalsa Singh: Whether you like KFC or not, the story of Colonel Harland Sanders is truly amazing. This story is inspirational because it’s an example of how perseverance, dedication, and ambition along with hard work can create success; regardless of your age. Colonel Harland Sanders has become a world-known figure by marketing his “finger lickin’ […]


Jackson: actor, producer

Achievement Desk: Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Amos & Andrew (1993), True Romance (1993), Jurassic Park (1993) and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction (1994), Jackie Brown […]


Julia Child: chef, author

Achievement Desk: Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963. Child was born […]


Robert Noyce: the Mayor of Silicon Valley

Achievement Desk: Robert Norton Noyce, nicknamed “the Mayor of Silicon Valley,” co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporationin 1968. He is also credited (along with Jack Kilby) with the realization of the first integrated circuit or microchip that fueled the personal computer revolution and gave Silicon Valley its name. Active all his life, Noyce […]


Stephen Hawking: physicist, cosmologist, author

Achievement Desk: Stephen William Hawking is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, […]


Franklin Delano Roosevelt : statesman, politician

Achievement Desk: Franklin Delano Roosevelt , commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States, from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party after 1932 as a central figure in world events during the […]


Ralph Braun: CEO of Braun Corporation

Achievement Desk: Braun was born and raised in Winamac, Indiana. When he was six years old, doctors diagnosed him with muscular dystrophy. He started using a wheelchair at the age of 14. At the age of 15, he created a motorized wagon with his father to help him get around. Five years later Braun created […]


John Hockenberry: journalist, author

Achievement Desk: Hockenberry started his career as a volunteer for the National Public Radio affiliate KLCC in Eugene, Oregon. In 1981, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he was a newscaster. From 1989 to 1990 he hosted a two-hour nightly news show called HEAT with John Hockenberry. During his 15 years with NPR, he covered […]

DNCRP fines 67 business houses Tk 3.86 lakh

DHAKA : Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) yesterday realized Taka 3.86 lakh as fines from 67 business establishments on charges of different offences including selling date-expired goods, packaging without MPR, preparing foods in unhygienic environment, mixing banned substance and not showing price list, reports BSS. DNCRP in Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Barisal, Madaripur, Jhalakathi, […]

Human Rights in India

Shraddha saxena India was a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Indian constitution was adopted by the constituent Assembly on Dec 26, 1949, which came into force from January 26, 1950.  Indian constitution was greatly influenced by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948. Provisions of Part III which stands for Fundamental […]

Poem of the week: The Dogs by Sam Buchan-Watts

Carol Rumens This technically ambitious prose poem may suggest a variety of readings, but it gives vivid, singular life to its subject The Dogs My most cherished photographs transformed overnight into those of dogs: big horny dogs in their ripest years hogging the frame for themselves. Every last photographer’s trick employed so that even in […]

Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry – review

Kate Kellaway According to Karen Van Dyck, a professor of modern Greek literature at Columbia and this book’s discerning editor, Greece has less of most things than it once did – except poetry. Since 2008 there has been an extraordinary burgeoning of poetry in every form: graffiti, blogs, literary magazines, readings in public squares. “In […]

Best crime and thriller books of 2015

Mark Lawson Books that arrive on a tide of chatter about vast advances, foreign sales and movie rights often don’t provide an internal narrative to match the external one. But, in a welcome plot twist this year, two talked-up debuts justified the hype. Disproving the usual rule that thrillers with the word “girl” in the […]

Tadatoshi Akiba: mayor of the city of Hiroshima

Achievement Desk Tadatoshi Akiba is a Japanese mathematician, politician and served as the mayor of the city of Hiroshima, Japan from 1999 to 2011. He studied mathematics at the University of Tokyo, receiving a B.S. in 1966 and an M.S. in 1968. He continued his studies under John Milnor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, […]

Jane Addams: a women’s suffrage activist

Achievement Desk Jane Addams was a pioneer American settlement activist/reformer, social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in women’s suffrage and world peace. She created the first Hull House. In an era when presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson identified themselves as reformers and social activists, Addams was one of the most […]

Health Rights Activist

Achievement Desk Widad Akrawi (born 1969) is a Danish health expert and human rights activist of Kurdish ancestry. In 2007, she co-founded the Norway-based human rights organization Defend International and since then has been the organization’s president. She is the author of several books about both health issues and human rights. Akrawi holds a master’s […]