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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 […]

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Virginia to test Natural Bridge arch for long-term stability

Rockbridge, Jul 25 – Virginia officials plan to use ground-penetrating radar to test the long-term stability of Natural Bridge, the landmark limestone arch that supports part of U.S. Route 11, reports AP/UNB. A spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Transportation, Sandy Myers, tells The Roanoke Times the tests could start this week. Workers will look […]

Met office predicts heavy rainfall in parts of country

DHAKA,  – Due to active monsoon over country, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at places in Khulna, Barisal and Chittagong divisions in 24 hours as of 8 am tomorrow, said a Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) release today, reports BSS. Due to heavy to very heavy rainfall, landslide may occur at places […]

HSC, equivalent exams results today

DHAKA : The results of this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on Sunday, reports UNB. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will handover the results to the Prime Minister in the morning. Later, the minister will formally announce the results at 1:00pm at a press briefing. Tapan Kumar Sarker, […]

HSC results tomorrow

DHAKA,  – The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations-2017 will be published tomorrow, reports BSS. Examinees will get their results from respective examination centres or educational institutions, websites of respective centres, and through internet and mobile phones, the Education Ministry officials said. A total of 11, 83,686 examinees from 8,864 educational institutions […]

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Students clash with police at Shahbagh demanding exam dates

DHAKA : The students of newly affiliated seven government colleges with Dhaka University (DU) clashed with police as the law enforcers obstructed them while staging demonstration to realise their demands at Shahbagh intersection on Thursday, reports UNB. Witnesses said the students of seven government colleges took to the street around 10:00 am, demanding announcement of […]

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 […]

Birmingham to host seminar to help tackle BD climate change

DHAKA : A major international event aimed at transforming how environmental and conservation issues are tackled in Bangladesh will be held in Birmingham, a major city in England, on Thursday, reports UNB. Birmingham City University will be hosting the ‘Build Bangladesh: Environmental Education is a Basic Human Right’ event, which will bring together teachers, researchers […]


DU launches television studio

DHAKA, July 18, 2017 (TBT) – The Dhaka University (DU) today launched a television studio, first of its kind at any public university, at the 6th floor of Social Science Bhaban on the campus. Under the initiative of Television, Film and Photography Department of the university, World Bank (WB) and University Grants Commission (UGC) financed […]

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Grand reception for IUB Team on winning Mars Rover Challenge 2017

To celebrate the outstanding achievement of IUB Team Attendant in the world’s largest Mars Rover Challenge 2017, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organized a grand reception at IUB auditorium in Bashundhara, Dhaka. Zunaid Ahmed Pakak, MP State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as the Chief […]

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Hundreds of boys abused at German choir school

Berlin, Jul 18 – At least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys’ choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and 1992, according to a report released Tuesday, reports AP/UNB. Allegations involving the Domspatzen choir in Regensburg were among a spate of revelations of abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Germany that […]