Sunday, February 25, 2024

Subrata, Mangol Puja Parishad president secy

Advocate Subrata Chow-dhury and Mangol Chandra Ghosh were elected president and general secretary of Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad at its national convention recently, says a press release. Other office-bearers are Vice Presidents: Kajol Debnath, Jayonto Sen Dipu, Sabitri Bhattacharjee,

Dhaka University Day today

Today is the 89th founding anniversary of the University of Dhaka, the premier public university of the country. With the theme of this year ‘Higher Education for Building Digital Bangladesh’, hundreds of former and present students, teachers and employees will celebrate the day called Dhaka University Day,

Reinstatement of 85 UZ polls officers stayed

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday stayed for six weeks a verdict of the Administrative Appellate Tribunal, halting the reinstatement of 85 upazila election officers, who were appointed during the previous BNP-Jamaat alliance government but terminated during the caretaker government. The Administrative Appellate Tribunal in its verdict had declared illegal the termination of the

40pc wetlands go in 20 years

Drainage fails as indiscriminate filling up of lowland, flood flow zones goes unabated Around 40 percent of the wetlands of Dhaka city has disappeared in 20 years due to indiscriminate filling up of lowland and flood flow zones that also has reduced its drainage capacity. Quoting a study of the department of Urban and Regional ... Read more

Two-day free hajj training begins on Friday

Like every year, Ahsania-Malaysia Hajj Mission is going to organise a two-day free Hajj training programme in the city beginning from June 25 (Friday). All hajj pilgrims, both male and female, at the government and private level can participate in the programme which will begin at the Baitul Muqarram branch of Hajj Finance Company Limited

NSU SSC holds Blood Donation campaign

A three-day Blood Donation Drive organized by the North South University Social Services Club (NSU SSC) ended at the campus yesterday. During the last drive which began June 20, a total of 368 bags of blood were collected. It was the highest number of blood bags ever collected in Bangladesh in such a two-day campaign, ... Read more

Men’s attitude should change, say women

The role of women in decision making can help remove gender inequalities, women leaders said at a workshop yesterday. They were addressing a workshop organised by Alliance for Women Rights (AWWR) titled “Workshop to promote gender equality in the world of work” at the

‘Ganga snan’ festival held in C’nawabganj

June 22: ‘Ganga snan’, a religious festival of the Hindus,  was held in the river Pagla, a tributary of the river Padma,  at Kansat under Shibganj upazila of  Chapainawabganj district on Monday. A fair was also held on the bank of the river on the occasion. Strict security measures were taken in

Santal revolution anniversary June 30

‘Ensure rights of indigenous people’ Leaders of Bangladesh Adivasi Odhikar Andolan yesterday reiterated their demand for constitutional recognition of indigenous people to ensure their rights. They also called for steps to protect their right to land and forest by cancelling the eco-park projects

Karail slum dwellers fear eviction

Express worry to UN under secretary The Karail slum dwellers on Monday expressed their worry that they might be evicted from the slum as the government was planning to set up and IT village there. They expressed the worry to the executive director of UN-HABITAT, Anna Tibaijuka, also the UN under secretary, when she visited ... Read more

NU digitises exam system

The National University (NU) has digitised its examination system to make exam-related activities such as filling in of forms and publication of results easier and faster. The university will also create a college-wise database of forms with information of students. The college authorities will provide the soft copies of the forms to the

Health Technology Instt in Barisal yet to start operation

The Health Technology Institute on the Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital compound is yet to start functioning even nine months after the completion of its construction because of acute manpower shortage. Construction of the institute at a cost of Tk 20 core on three acres of land on the medical college

Eviction drive in a month to reclaim 44 city lakes, canals

A special drive will be conducted in the capital city within a month to evict all illegal structures along 44 lakes and canals illegally occupied by vested groups, parliamentary standing committee on land sources said on Sunday. The lakes and canals, which were once the lifeline of Dhaka city, include Segunbagicha Khal,

Jamuna TV staff demand transmission permission

Journalists, cultural activists express solidarity Journalists and cultural activists at a gathering on Saturday called upon the government to immediately withdraw its decision to halt the transmission of the private television network Jamuna TV. Expressing serious concern at the delay in allowing test-operation of Jamuna TV, they said the

Betar Bangla becomes first 24-hr Bangla radio in UK

Betar Bangla, a community radio station, has received licence from the British media regulator, Ofcom, to broadcast its programmes in the UK 24 hours a day, says a press release. It became the first 24-hour Bangla infotainment radio stations in the UK. Betar Bangla has been

Purbachal plot handover by Dec

Plots at the Purbachal New Town Project will be handed over to the allottees by December this year. Purbachal is the biggest planned township in the country with a project area of about 6,150 acres of land, divided into 30 sectors, located in between the Shitalakkha and the Balu rivers at Rupganj upazila in Narayanganj ... Read more

Dhaka does not fully comply with minimum standards: US

Elimination of Human Trafficking Dhaka does not fully comply with minimum standards: US Bangladesh does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, but it is making significant efforts to do so, a US State Department report said. The government has continued to address the sex trafficking of women and children, ... Read more

Govt to set up 11 new schools, 6 colleges in Dhaka

The government has taken up a Tk 4.35 billion project for building new schools and colleges in Dhaka. According to this new project approved yesterday, the government is set to build 11 secondary schools and six colleges. The approval came in a meeting of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC)