Monday, December 11, 2023

55-year-old Balayet gets chance to study journalism in Varendra University

News Desk : The 55-year-old, Md Balayet Sheikh, has qualified in the admission test of Varendra University for the academic session — Fall-2022. Balayet proved that age cannot be a barrier to education as he got the successful passed the entry test of Journalism, Communication and Media Studies at the Varendra University. Balayet said, ... Read more

BRAC Bank introduces real-time cash deposit machine

Brac Bank has launched 39 real-time cash deposit machines (RCDMs) in Dhaka, Gazipur, Chattogram, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Bogura, Jashore and Pabna in the first phase. The machine allows customers to deposit cash any time and any day of a week to their Brac Bank accounts and pay credit card bills within minutes, a press

Barind farmers at mercy of DTW operators

Ethnic minorities suffer more Suzon Ali . Rajshahi Farmers in the Barind region are held hostage by Barind Multipurpose Development Authority deep tube well operators. Some farmers in the region said that deep tube well operators did not irrigate their land properly while others said that operators extracted extra money and ‘undue benefits’ from them. Talking ... Read more

City polls to augur well for the nat’l election?

Last-minute mass-contact by heavy weight leaders from both the ruling Awami League and the opposition BNP, marked the end of the campaign for the mayoral polls in the four city corporations –Sylhet, Rajshahi, Khulna and Barisal- scheduled for June 15. Though officially political parties can not contest the city corporation election, it has turned   into ... Read more

Adulteration in food rampant in Rajshahi

The sale of unhealthy and date-expired foods in fast food shops, confectionaries and hotels in Rajshahi has become rampant amid lax drive against food adulteration. Availing lack of monitoring by the Directorate of National Consumer Right Protection, the unscrupulous traders are selling date expired and spurious commodities.

Severe heat scorches Rajshahi people

The mercury on Thursday rose to 40 degrees Celsius, the highest rise so far this season, sending the people on the streets panting for water and cool air in Rajshahi and the adjacent areas. Local met office said a mild heat wave hit most of the northern districts, restricting people’s movement particularly during mid-day when ... Read more

Kalir Baan staged at Rajshahi College

The newly formed Rajshahi University College based troupe named Rajshahi College Natya on Friday premiered its debut production Kalir Baan in presence of a houseful audience at the college auditorium. The programme began with a discussion session in which vice principal of the college professor Habibur Rahman, associate professor of management department Shah Alom,

4th RUET convocation on March 2

The fourth convocation of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology will be held on March 2. RUET vice-chancellor Professor Sirajul Karim Chowdhury informed newsmen of the convocation at a news briefing on the campus on Monday. The graduates were asked to register their names by February 10 to join the

Adivasi long march concludes

Hundreds of Adivasis participating in a two-day long march demanding a law and a national commission on indigenous affairs reached Rajshahi yesterday. The marchers headed for Rajshahi from Chapainawabganj on Tuesday morning. They pressed for a four-point demand, which also includes formation of a land commission for

People’s participation stressed to ensure civic services in Rajshahi

Participation of mass people is vital to ensure civic services for the poor and marginalised communities and children, said development activists and journalists at a workshop in Rajshahi on Wednesday. They viewed that participation of the mass people was essential for transparent and accountable delivery of the services. The district level workshop titled ‘claiming rights of ... Read more

Registration deadline for RU convocation extended

The Rajshahi University authorities have fixed October 18 as the deadline of registration for the 8th convocation of the university in spite of October 6, says a press release on Monday. Earlier, the registration began on September 7. The convocation was scheduled to be held on December 2. The authorities in a press release said ... Read more

Withdrawal of case against 13 RU students demanded

Rajshahi University teachers and students observed “Student-Teacher Repression Day” yesterday, calling upon the government and authorities concerned to withdraw the case filed against 13 RU students over the August 22, 2007 unrest on the campus. That day, law enforcers assaulted RU teachers, students and staff who were protesting

Char dwellers denied health, edn services

Education for the children of the people of chars (landmasses that has emerged from the riverbed) of the Godagari upazila of northern Rajshahi district ends at the primary level as they cannot go to high schools located in other places due to risky and troublesome communication. Besides, health services remain elusive for the people of ... Read more