Sunday, February 25, 2024

BRTA plan to ease issuance of driving licence

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority is to offer a three-month special service for driving licence seekers from July. The plan, aiming to simplify the process will make way for fake licence holders to legitimise their documents, officials at the BRTA

Keari Cruise for visitors in Ashulia

Luxury ship Keari Cruise and Dine, a sister concerned of Keari Tours and Services Ltd, has started journey with modern facilities for visitors enjoying the picturesque natural beauty of Ashulia. This initiative will provide pleasure to the visitors who want leisure for few hours with fresh air and modern facilities, organiser told the journalists at ... Read more

World No Tobacco Day observed

World No Tobacco Day was observed on Monday in the country as elsewhere in the world with a call to raise awareness about harmful effects of smoking, especially among the women. ‘Let there be all days free from smoking’ was the slogan of the day this year in Bangladesh while the global theme was ‘Gender ... Read more

Send text to know your CCC polling centre

Voters of Chittagong City Corporation elections would be able to text to a certain number and know which polling station they are supposed to cast their votes at. Voters in Dhaka City Corporation will also have the same facility in the DCC polls, Humayun Kabir, secretary to the Election Commission Secretariat, said

28th BCS results likely on Thursday

The results of the 28th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations under Public Service Commission (PSC) will be published on Thursday, according to source at the PSC. “The results will be published within this week,” said an official, adding that all members and chairman of the PSC held a meeting on Monday to finalise the quota

Rare manuscripts wear out at DU library

Century-old ‘puthis’ and manuscripts, rare books, newspapers and periodicals printed in Bangladesh during the last century have been wearing out at the Dhaka University central library for lack of proper preservation and proper materialisation of the exiting resources. The authorities had taken hardly any measures to preserve these rare documents even after being

Vitamin A Plus Campaign today

The National Vitamin A Plus Campaign-2010 will be held across the country today with a view to preventing childhood blindness, reducing child mortality rate and strengthening immunity. Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque formally inaugurated the campaign at Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS) at Mahakhali in the city yesterday morning by feeding

Death anniv of Shilpachariya today

The 34th death anniversary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin will be observed today. Teachers and students of Dhaka University’s Fine Arts Faculty will place flowers on Zainul’s grave in the university’s premises at 8:30 in the morning. A discussion on Zainul will be held in the Faculty’s auditorium at

Canada tightens visa policy

Canada has tightened the visa policy aiming to ensure that the North American country welcomes only clean people. The Canadian Citizenship and Immigration department recently decided that it would not allow people visiting Canada or studying, working or migrating there should they have any history of

Restriction on private car suggested to cut tailback

Green and civic rights activists on Wednesday urged the government to adopt a policy of restricting private cars in order to facilitate the expansion and the use of public mode of transport, which would help ease traffic congestion in the cities. Speaking at a news briefing, they also stressed the need for a coordinated transport ... Read more

Women health workers act as change makers’

Findings from a study yesterday revealed that women health workers have been found to be acting as change makers of society at the community level since the sixties of last century. The study conducted over community health programmes of the government, ICDDR,B, BRAC and Gonoshasthya Kendra in Matlab, Savar and Jamalpur said that the recruitment ... Read more

College admission likely to begin in mid-June

The admission process in colleges will begin in mid-June and classes on July 1. A meeting of the education ministry with the heads of public and private colleges in the city reached this preliminary decision yesterday, meeting sources said. The ministry’s college section convened the meeting at the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education

UGC takes up Tk 681cr project on higher edn, research

The University Grants Com-mission has undertaken a Tk 681 crore project titled ‘Higher Education Quality Enhance-ment Project’ for improving the quality of higher education and research in the country, reports UNB. The International Development Association, a soft lending arm of the World Bank, will provide Tk

Rooftop gardening to help protect city environment

Speakers at a workshop on environment in Dhaka on Saturday said rooftop gardening could immensely help protect environment as well as biodiversity in the capital city. Paribesh Bachao Andolon and Sweet Heaven Garden jointly organised the workshop followed by a display on environment in Siddheshwari in

Dr Raihan made senior adviser to Orbis Asia

Dr Abu Raihan, country director of Orbis International in Bangladesh, has recently been appointed as the senior adviser to the Orbis Asia programme, says a press release. Dr Raihan will now oversee the strategic direction of Orbis programmes in Asia, quality of programmes and development of regional resources and professional linkages in Asia. His

Green activists place 6-point demand to save River Meghna

Bangladesh Paribesh Andolan has demanded immediate prevention of land encroachments, complete removal of wastes from rivers and adoption of ‘free river’ policy instead of ‘river boundary’ policy to save the rivers of the country including the River Meghna. The organisers also placed a six-point charter of demands in a rally at the National Press Club ... Read more

Zonta Club IV executives

Munira Naim and Najmi Moyeen have been elected president and secretary of Zonta Club IV-Dhaka recently, says a pres release. The election was held at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the club. Other members of the executive committee for 2010-12 are 1st vice-president Farha Lazina Sumi,

Sixteen lakh disabled children deprived of education

Cooperation of ministries sought to ensure dev of the disabled Development activists on Thursday demanded amendments to the rules of business to ensure the involvement of other related ministries alongside the social welfare ministry in the development of the people with disabilities. They made their demand at a views-exchange meeting on ‘Implementation of

Chairman should have highest status in upazila parishad

Says Prof Muzaffer Chairman of the Upazila Parishad should be given the highest status in the upazila parishad and no one should have the similar status, Prof Muzaffer Ahmad said yesterday. “According to the amendments brought to the Upazila Parishad Act, the upazila chairman and the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) will enjoy the same status ... Read more

15,000 mothers die at child birth a year

Around 15,000 mothers die every year in Bangladesh during delivery because of their poor health condition. Speakers in a daylong advocacy workshop styled ‘mother, infant and child health’ organised by BRAC at the Chillies Chinese Restaurant in Dhaka on Wednesday, revealed this data. The chief health officer of Rajshahi City Corporation, Abul Fazal, joined the ... Read more