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Continuation of government is a must for uplift: PM

Continuation of government is a must for uplift: PM

DHAKA – Mentioning that the government wants peace and security of the people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the continuation of the government is very much needed for development of the country, reports BSS. “We’re accomplishing the development work as we remain in state power for nine years at a stretch from 2009 to […]

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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 […]

JSC, JDC exams begin on Nov 1

DHAKA – Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations-2017 will begin across the country on November 1 with the participation of 24, 68,820 examinees, reports BSS. “As many as 24, 68,820 students from 28,621 educational institutions will appear in this year’s examinations. Of them, 11, 44,778 are male and 13, 24,042 are […]


5,379 pass 37th BCS written exam

DHAKA – A total of 5,379 candidates passed the written test of 37th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations while 8,523 contenders took part in the exam in September last year, reports BSS. The Public Service Commission (PSC) published the results this afternoon, said a press release today. The date for viva-voce of the successful examinees […]

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All primary schools to get multimedia classrooms

DHAKA – All the 65,000 government primary schools will be brought under multimedia classrooms’ facility to promote ICT-based education among early graders to make their study easily understandable, interesting and attractive, an official told BSS, reports BSS. “We are working on bringing all government primary schools under multimedia classrooms so that students get the opportunity […]

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Anti-stroke drugs also protect against dementia: study

PARIS – People with heart trouble who take blood-thinning medication to avoid strokes may also significantly reduce their risk of dementia, a study published Wednesday said, reports AFP/BSS. Researchers found that of 444,106 patients in Sweden who had atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart condition that can provoke strokes, those taking drugs to prevent blood clots […]

Workshop on “Self-Assessment” held at IU

Islamic University – A workshop on “Awareness Building Strategies for Self-Assessment” was held at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtiaon Tuesday, reports UNB. IU Bangla Department organised the seminar at the university’s Arts Faculty Building in jointly with Institutional Quality Assurance Sell (IQAC) around12:00pm.  IU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr M Harun-Ur-Rasid Askari addressed the seminar as the […]

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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Submit your ideas at Youth Video Contest 2017

Yothopia.bangla, UNV and UN Women presents the Youth Video Contest 2017. The objective of the contest is inviting young minds to act and share their ideas how to prevent sexual harassment, and recognize the contribution of volunteers during the crisis. The Youth Video Contest 2017 consists of two thematic categories- 1) ACT NOW: Preventing Sexual […]

Teletalk to give 20 lakh free SIMs to women

DHAKA – State-own mobile operator Teletalk will provide 20 lakh SIMs (subscriber identification module) to women free of cost for their empowerment through easy access to the internet and low-cost phone calls, reports BSS. To this end, State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim yesterday launched a Teletalk scheme named “Aparajita SIM” at her […]

Sushma inaugurates Chancery Complex, 15 more India-funded projects

Dhaka – Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday morning inaugurated the Chancery Complex of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka, reports UNB. She also inaugurated 15 development projects in Bangladesh funded by the government of India. The cost of the projects is around 71.64 crore. Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam and […]

Certificate-giving ceremony held at British Council

DHAKA,  – Oxford International Education Group in collaboration with the British Council today organised a certificate-giving ceremony for the students of Oxford International School and DPS STS School, who participated in the two-week ‘Summer School and Leadership Programme’ in the UK recently, reports BSS. A total of 29 students and four staffs from both schools […]

DU ‘Gha’ unit results published amid question leak allegation

DHAKA : The admission test results of ‘Gha’ (D) unit of Dhaka University (DU) for 2017-18 academic session were published on Sunday afternoon amid the allegations of question paper leak, reports UNB. DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the results at the central admission office of the university’s administrative building around 2:30 pm. A […]

3 DU students awarded

DHAKA : Three students of the Department of Law of Dhaka University (DU) have been awarded with “Prof. Mahfuza Khanam- Barrister Shafique Ahmed Scholarship” for their outstanding academic results in LLB Honors examinations of 2014. The awardees are- Masrur Bin Ansari, Tashfiya Tasnim Tisha and Tashmia Sabera. DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman distributed scholarships […]

IU to enroll first ever foreign students

ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY : Islamic University (IU) authorities will first ever enroll foreign students in different academic programmes under its current 2017-18 academic session, reports UNB. A total of 50 students will get the chance to get admission into the university, sources at IU registrar office said on Tuesday evening. IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif […]


ICT Expo-2017 begins tomorrow

DHAKA,  – Bangladesh ICT Expo-2017 will begin tomorrow at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) for letting the people know about the remarkable successes achieved so far in ICT sector, reports BSS. Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division and Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) are jointly organising the three-day event. Planning […]


Submarine cable repair shifted to Oct 22

DHAKA,  – Maintenance work of country’s first international submarine cable has been shifted to October 22, but the overhauling would not pose any internet disruption, said officials, reports BSS. “Now the maintenance work would begin on October 22 and run for the next three days,” Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) Managing Director Mashiur Rahman […]