HSC exams rescheduled

The government has rescheduled Higher Secondary Certificate and its equivalent examinations under all education boards that were due to take place on Sunday and Monday because of the general strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, an education ministry release said.
Examinations scheduled for Sunday will now be held on Friday (May 4) at 9:30am and at

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Dhaka Zoo welcomes 12 new members

The Dhaka Zoo on Saturday received 12 new residents of four species, three each of zebra, greater kudu, ostrich and oryx, from South Africa.
Zoo officials said the animals arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at about 6:00am by a special cargo flight of France Airlines and reached the zoo by a special vehicle at

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BSMMU reckons introducing music therapy

The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University authorities are pondering on setting up a music therapy centre, a proposal they have recently received from a music teacher.
The university’s vice-chancellor Pran Gopal Datta said they were giving it a serious thought but lacked funding for the job

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DBBL awards scholarships to 857 students

Ferdousi Kazal of Kurigram said her father walked out on her mother during her birth. Although it was too tough to bear the family expenses, her mother — a worker — never put a stop to her daughter’s study.
Ferdousi is now a graduate student of science at the National Orthopaedic Hospital and Rehabilitation Institute at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka

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Rajshahi make it four in a row

Rajshahi continued their dominance in the first-class competition as they clinched their fourth consecutive National Cricket League title with a crushing nine-wicket victory over Khulna in the final with two days to spare on Saturday.
Opener Mizanur Rahman cracked an unbeaten 80 from 75 balls to guide Rajshahi to 129-1 after

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Mashud attributes unity to Rajshahi success

Rajshahi cricket team’s mentor Khaled Mashud attributed the unity between the players and the hunger for success to their victories in four consecutive National Cricket League championships.
Rajshahi maintained their dominance in the country’s lone first-class cricket tournament by defeating Khulna by nine wickets in the final to take their fifth overall crown, and fourth

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Sanjida Khatun receives D Lit in India

Tagore exponent Dr Sanjida Khatun received Visva Bharati University’s highest recognition, Deshikottam Award (D Lit), for her contribution to music, on Friday at the university’s convocation ceremony, reported various Indian and local press.
Governor of Paschimbanga MK Narayanan, also chief of Visva Bharati University, handed over the award to the noted singer who is also a former student of the university. She was adorned

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Constellation of stars

Meril-Prothom Alo Awards
Thursday evening, Bangabandhu Conference Centre played host to a constellation of stars and exceptional personalities. The long awaited Meril-Prothom Awards ceremony had finally begun.
The evening started off with Anisul Haque taking the podium, greeting those present. He was followed by the editor of Prothom Alo Matiur Rahman. “These awards strive to acknowledge

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Siddik moves further ahead

Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh made a giant leap on the leaderboard in the Ballantine’s Championship in South Korea with a three-under-par 69 at the Blackstone Resort in Seoul on Saturday.
Siddik, who was languishing at the 29th place after the second round, fired six birdies against two bogies to move up to 18th position with an overall score of four-under-par 212 in the

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Tagore’s concept of love depicted through dance drama

Love has always inspired Nobel Laureate Tagore throughout his life and his works. Inspired by the romanticism in Tagore’s works noted Indian choreographers Madhumanti Maitra and Ashoke Viswanathan have directed a dance drama titled ‘Rabindra Rachonay Tridhara Prem’, which is based on Tagore’s works.
The drama, a mélange

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Cycling in Circle: Mostafiz’s solo at AFD

Mostafiz Karigar presents his inner contemplation on different issues relevant to human life in his debut art show titled ‘Cycling in Circle’ at the La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka.
Realism and romanticism are found in his works which do not follow any specific language of art. He is inspired and motivated by time. Therefore, things around Mostafiz are his

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Jaya Ahsan returns after shooting in Kolkata

A decade has passed since Jaya Ahsan’s emergence, during which she has turned her journey into a success story only a few artistes can emulate. Be it TV plays, modeling or movies — Jaya came, saw and conquered all with her extraordinary abilities.
The talented actress recently returned from Kolkata after shooting for the West Bengal film “Aborto”

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Ctg nursing college limping

Session jam, lack of teachers and facility make fate of over 350 students uncertain
Session jam, teacher crisis, irregular classes and hence poor results have put at stake the future of 365 BSc course students of Chittagong Nursing College.
Established in 2007, the college is yet to produce its first batch of graduates.
As for the academic progress, only six out of 51 students of the second batch (session 2008-09) came out successful in the second-year mid-term exams, according to the results published on February 16.
This also plagued the

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Public woes compounded

Wasa embarks on rainy season as work goes on at snail’s pace
The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) has embarked on digging up 26 kilometre of road of the capital to lay utility pipelines but the work is progressing at a pathetic pace catching up the rainy season.
In addition to the misery, the Dhaka north and south city corporations (DCC) remain indifferent as usual about taking care of the roads left in a shambles by different utility agencies after development works.
For instance, the Wasa dug many roads in Uttara (sector-1, 4 and 5) last

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HSC exams postponed to May 22

The government has postponed today’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations due to the hartal called by opposition.
The postponed examinations under eight general education boards have been rescheduled for May 22. Alim examinations under the madrasa board will now be held on May 9 while those under

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Anamul misses double ton

No play today; Day 3 tomorrow
Anamul Haque missed a maiden double hundred but Khulna continued to dominate Dhaka Metro yesterday on a rain-interrupted second day of the National Cricket League second phase game at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium.
Khulna declared their first innings on 618 for eight; stumps were drawn with Dhaka

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Pijush new MD of BFDC

Renowned actor Pijush Bandyopadhyay has been selected as the new Managing Director (MD) of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC).
Confirming the news, Pijush said, “I got the letter. BFDC is something a place, which is going to be a new experience for me. However, I would like to work with everyone and take the film industry of our country forward.”
The appointment of

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