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Patients suffer for unhygienic toilets in govt hospitals

Patients in some of the major public hospitals have to suffer immensely because of the unhygienic toilets when the country is going to observe World Toilet Day today. Experts have said unhygienic toilets cause health hazards and psychic complexities to the patients, attendances and others who use such toilets. Dhaka Medical College and Hospital deputy director Mushfiqur Rahman said, ‘Toilets […]

November 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

DWASA reclaims two canals

The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority on Monday conducted a drive to reclaim two city canals from encroachment. A DWASA enforcement team, led by magistrate Khalilur Rahman, conducted the seven-hour drive to save Kalyanpur Cha and Ramchandrapur canal. The magistrate said they started the drive near the National Orthopaedic Hospital at Agargaon where the Kalyanpur Cha canal started and […]

November 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

SCHOOLGIRL KILLING IN BARISAL: 6 including killer sent to jail

The judicial magistrate court in Barisal on Monday afternoon ordered the imprisonment of the killer of a schoolgirl, his father, uncle and three aunts. Drug addict Nayan Bala, 20, hacked to death Tania Aktar, 11, at Gouranadi upazila on Sunday. Local people held the killer and handed him over to the police. Alamgir Sardar, father of the murdered school girl, […]

November 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

RU EMBA admission test Dec 20

The admission tests for the evening MBA programme at the accounting and information system department of Rajshahi University will be held on December 20. The department chairman, Subhash Chandra Shil, disclosed it at a press conference on Monday at his office. The admission seekers have to register by collecting application forms from the department office from November 20, in the […]

November 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

DU Ga unit results published

The Dhaka University’s Ga unit admission test results were published on Monday. A total of 3,813 examinees out of 45,883 came out successful in the test held on November 15. A total of 49,235 aspirants from business studies background in higher secondary level had applied against 1,115 seats in the Ga unit. The DU vice-chancellor, AAMS Arefin Siddique, disclosed the […]

November 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Bangla, Global Studies to be compulsory at English medium schools

Two subjects, Bangla and Global Studies, as published by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board, will be made mandatory for the English medium schools, said Nurul Islam Nahid, who recently resigned as education minister. Nahid, while speaking at a discussion at International Mother Language Institute, announced that Bangla and Global Studies would be made mandatory in English medium schools to […]

November 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Rotarians’ role in assisting poor praised in Sylhet

Speakers at a programme in Sylhet on Monday said the Rotarians were playing a substantial role in assisting the underprivileged people and build up a healthy society basing on humanity and morality. They were addressing a reception accorded to the USA Rotarians including Texas State Rotarian Club’s past district governor Zeneth Holland, Paul Gasel, its past president Raymond Blessingam and […]

November 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Show respect to common people beside foreigners: NHRC chief

National Human Rights Commission chairman Mizanur Rahman on Sunday urged politicians to have some regard for the common people while showing respect to the foreign guests. He said, ‘We have high regard for foreign guests while we should also show due respect to the general people and do politics for their welfare.’ He made the call at a national seminar […]

November 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Girl stabbed to death, 4 injured in Barisal

A young man stabbed a minor girl to death and injured four others on Sunday morning at Dakkhin-Pashchim Para under Batajor union in Gournadi upazila of Barisal. The deceased was Tania, 11, daughter of Alamgir Sardar and the injured were Marufa, Hasi Begum, Annya, and Manir Sardar. The Batajor union parishad chairman, Aktar Hossain Babul, said local people held the […]

November 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Physician hacked to death in Khulna city

A 52-year-old physician was hacked to death in his chamber, Moitri Nursing Home, he owned at Phulbarigata under Khanjahan Ali police station in Khulna city Sunday afternoon. The victim was identified as Gouranga Chandra Das, 47, son of the late Dinbandhu Das of Goshgati village under Dighalia upazila in Khulna. He was a life member of Bangladesh Medical Association. Assistant […]

November 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Major political parties no different on key issues: Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali, editorial committee member of New Left Review magazine, on Sunday said the extent of violence because of the two major parties in Bangladesh was out of proportion as there was hardly any difference in their stand on political economy. He was of the opinion that one must ask the two top leaders of the parties what was their […]

November 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Lack of fogger machines hampers anti-mosquito drive

Delay in inviting tenders for buying fogger machine has stood in the way of launching mosquito eradication drive by the Khulna City Corporation. KCC chief executive officer Tapan Kumar Ghosh served a notice last Wednesday upon assistant conservancy officer Md Anowar Hossain, asking him to show cause for the delay. The city mayor, Moniruzzaman Moni, approved the project of purchasing […]

November 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

BCL men beat up DU reporter

No punitive action was taken as yet in the incident of attack on a Dhaka University reporter by Awami League-backed Chhatra League men Saturday evening over gathering information on extortion by the BCL activists. A group of extortionists, also Chhatra League men, Saturday evening beat up the DU correspondent Eyamin Sajed of Bangla daily Amardesh online while he went to […]

November 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Active participation of women in legal profession stressed

A seminar titled ‘future of women in legal profession’ was held at Rajshahi University on Sunday. In association of USAID’s Justice for All Programme, the university law faculty organised the seminar in the conference room of RU deans’ complex at 11:00am. RU law faculty dean Professor Biswajit Chanda presided over the programme while Sandara Feinzig and Sharmeen Farouk, chief and […]

November 18, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Viqarunnisa holding ‘intake test’ for class I enrolment

The Viqarunnisa Noon School and College authorities are holding ‘admission test’ for enrolling students in class I in the name of interview flouting a government order that has made it mandatory to hold class I intake test in all schools through lottery, guardians have alleged. The Viqarunnisa Noon School and College started interviewing class I admission seekers on Saturday. Many […]

November 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Hay festival ends

Three-day international literary gathering Hay Festival ended in Dhaka on Saturday with launching of several volumes and 30 panel discussions on literary discourses inviting a large gathering of literature enthusiasts and children as well. The last day festival began with spiritual songs and ended through a traditional Kabir Larai (contest of poets). Tortured Truths, volume of columns by Rahnuma Ahmed, […]

November 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Social Business Design Lab held

The 9th Social Business Design Lab took place at Yunus Centre in the city on Saturday where six new social business plans were presented. About 112 participants from different organisations including representatives from national and international NGOs, business leaders, academics and specialists attended the event, said a press release. Women activists, representatives from several local NGOs, distinguished academicians, students from […]

November 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

London Grace School celebrates carrier day

London Grace International School celebrated its Career Day at the school campus on Iqbal Road at Mohammadpur in Dhaka on Saturday. The students, aspiring to be scientists, film makers, fashion designers, doctors, engineers, lawyers, teachers and many others, participated jovially portraying their desired occupation. Dressed for their desired profession, the young learners share their dreams with their peers and teachers […]

November 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

20th founding anniv of IUB celebrated

Independent University, Bangladesh organised a programme on Saturday at its campus in Bashundhara in Dhaka to celebrate its 20th founding anniversary and to honour A Majeed Khan, the founder president of the university, as president emeritus. Saifur Rahman, chairman of the Education, Science, Technology and Cultural Development Trust, the founder organisation of IUB, presented a crest while Rashed Chowdhury, chairman […]

November 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

City gets stuck in traffic gridlock

The Dhaka city on Thursday experienced severe traffic congestion as almost all roads, lanes and by-lanes were choked with unusual traffic gridlock, causing immense sufferings to the city dwellers. People from all walks of life after being trapped in 84-hour’s non-stop shutdown were forced to come out of their houses to get their emergency works done on the day, leading […]

November 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

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