Friday, December 8, 2023

‘Strong EC no substitute for caretaker govt’

Judiciary under threat, says Rehman Sobhan Removal of the caretaker government system is not likely to be compensated by a strong Election Commission (EC), and the history of electoral politics in Bangladesh indicates that no ruling party has ever conceded defeat in polls, without the presence of a non-partisan government, Prof. Rehman Sobhan, chairman of ... Read more

Little accommodations for students with disabilities

Accommodation facilities for people with disabilities,  are too inadequate to cope with their growing number hampering their mainstreaming in the society. Bangladesh Pratibandhi Kalyan Sangstha programme coordinator Azmal Hossain said that there were 16 lakh children with disabilities for whom the government needed to set up a large

Biman in severe fund crunch

Board sits today to find way out Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ financial crisis has turned so grave that the national flag carrier is now struggling to manage its regular expenditure while its payable to different organisations piles up by the day. Biman owes Tk 247 crore-plus to its fuel supplier Padma Oil, more than Tk 270 ... Read more

Hamidullah Khan passes away

Sector Commander of 1971 liberation war and freedom fighter affairs secretary of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Wing Commander (retd) M Hamidullah Khan, Bir Pratik, passed away at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) on Friday. He was 74. He left behind his wife, two sons and a host of relatives, friends and well-wishers to mourn his death

Jahurul ton stalls Biman

Out-of-favour Jahurul Islam slammed the first hundred in the ongoing Premier Division Cricket League as star-studded Victoria Sports Club started their campaign with a 21-run victory against Bangladesh Biman in the high-scoring match at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium yesterday. Shakib Al Hasan was off-colour in the first game but opener Tamim Iqbal returned among the

Fuel oil prices go up again

In an unprecedented move, the government on Thursday raised the prices of all kinds of fuel – twice in 49 days – by Taka 5 per litre apparently in a bid to ease the balance of payment pressure which has been threatening macro-economic stability. Due to the decision made effective from Thursday midnight, the prices ... Read more

Tribute to a titan

Zainul Abedin’s 97th birth anniversary observed Yesterday marked the 97th birth anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin (1914-1976). The Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka and several cultural organisations have arranged programmes to celebrate the birth anniversary of the maestro. On the occasion, a three-day long festival is now on at the Charukala (Faculty of ... Read more

Actress Doel dies of cancer

Film actress Doel died of cancer at a city hospital on December 29. She was 45. The once popular actress breathed her last at Dipham Hospital, finally giving in to a two-and-a-half-year struggle with cancer. After Doel, whose real name is Ifte Ara Dalia, suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2009, she was

JSC, JDC exams: best performers

Securing first place in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) in 2011, Rajuk Uttara Model School and College maintained the same in the Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinations too across the country. The JSC results were published on Wednesday. In the selection of the best schools in Dhaka Division, Rajuk Uttara Model School and College

Mash’s wait almost over

If you want to know how painful it is for a cricketer to be a mere spectator for almost an entire year, you can ask pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. It has never been a smooth journey for the ‘Narail Express’ because of persistent injuries since his international debut in November 2001 against Zimbabwe. The ... Read more

JSC, JDC exam results today

The results of Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will be announced Wednesday. A total of 1861,113 students including 323,691 from Madrasah had registered to take the exams but nearly 55,000 skipped it. Education ministry and board officials said that the results are going to be published within

Fresh grabbing narrows Turag

Wrongly Set-up Pillars Fresh grabbing narrows Turag Land grabbers have occupied a large portion of the Turag river after the Gazipur district administration “wrongly” put up boundary pillars along the dry-season waterline, excluding much of the river land. Since the pillars were set up nine months ago, river grabbers in their dozens have been filling ... Read more

Banglalink music fest concludes in Dhaka

The final concert of Banglalink Music Festival concluded at Bangladesh Army Stadium in Dhaka on 25 December. Banglalink held a series of nationwide concerts for the youths recently. The concerts were held in Khulna, Chittagong, Rajshahi and Rangpur. The final event featured live performances by Hyder Husyn, Aurthohin, Warfaze, Miles and LRB

A poem turns saviour against tyranny

BNAP celebrates 90 years of Nazrul’s “Bidrohi” Bangladesh Nazrul Abritti Parishad (BNAP) celebrated 90years of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s poem “Bidrohi” (The Rebel) written during the last week of December 1921. A creative genius, his poetic work caused patriots to rise up against colonial rule in unison and gave a taste of freedom to ... Read more