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Admission tests at RUET on Saturday

The admission tests for the first year at Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology will be held on Saturday, said a press release of the university administration. The tests will start at 10:00am at different buildings on the university campus while the students were asked to have their seat by 9:30am. The seat plan of the selected applicants had been […]

November 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Hay Festival begins

The Bangla Academy premises on Thursday became crowded with litterateurs, researchers, thinkers and literature enthusiasts from home and abroad as the Hay Festival began. Bangladesh is hosting the three-day international literary festival for the third time. This year more than 75 sessions are scheduled to be held during the festival. Around 50 foreign guests and 200 Bangladeshi writers and litterateurs […]

November 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

SAARC confce on cytopathology, histopathology launched in Ctg

The first-ever 15-day SAARC conference on cytopathology and histopathology began in the Chittagong city on Thursday. The pathology department of Chittagong Medical College Hospital organised the conference at Dr Shah Alam Bir Uttom Auditorium. Second international conference titled CMC-Path CME also kicked off at the same venue. Experts on cytopathology and histopathology from SAARC countries are taking part in the […]

November 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Food security law demanded to eradicate poverty

Participants in a boat chain and rally on the river Kirtankhola in the city on Thursday demanded enactment of a law for ensuring food security as the first step towards eradicating poverty. They also stressed stopping all sorts of encroachment on land and water bodies and increasing subsidy in agriculture sector and fixing the lowest fair price of the agricultural commodity […]

November 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

City schools charging extra from SSC examinees

Government and non-government schools in Dhaka are realising money more than what the board has set in fees for the Secondary School Certificate examinations, students and guardians have alleged. In many cases, the additional amount is even seven times the amount set by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka, they said. New Age on Wednesday found that schools […]

November 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

RU intake tests re-scheduled

The Rajshahi University admission tests for the first year honours courses under 2013-2014 academic session will be held in December 5-9, says a university press release. The tests were scheduled to be held from November 10 to 14 but were postponed for the ongoing political crisis in the country. The new schedule was fixed following the decision of the Inter-university […]

November 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

13 birds freed

The Rajshahi Wild Life Management and Nature Preservation Department freed 13 types of native birds on Wednesday. According to a press release of the department, the divisional forest officer, Mollah Rezaul Karim, freed five rose ringed parakeets, three spotted doves, three scaly breasted munias and two mynas on the department office premises at about 12:30pm. The former primary and mass […]

November 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

MMC starts functioning in Barisal

More than a decade after the Barisal divisional headquarters was upgraded to a metropolitan city and six years after the creation of metropolitan police and magistracy, a metropolitan magistrate court started functioning on Wednesday in Barisal. However the courts of the chief metropolitan magistrate, additional chief metropolitan magistrates and magistrates for all of the four police stations under Barisal Metropolitan […]

November 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

JUCSU polls schedule announced

The much-awaited polls to form the Jahangirnagar University Central Students’ Union will be held on January 2, 2014. The director of university student welfare center, Professor AKM Sahnawaj, who was appointed as the chief election commissioner for the JUCSU polls on Wednesday announced the poll scheduled at his office. According to the schedule the polls will be held on January […]

November 14, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

ADMISSION TO 24 CITY GOVT SCHOOLS: Form selling starts Dec 1, lottery Dec 14

The 24 government secondary schools in the Dhaka city will start selling admission forms for the academic year 2014 on December 1 and continue till December 9, officials of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, which controls admission, told New Age. The lottery for selecting students for Class I will be held on December 14 and the admission tests […]

November 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

DU Kha unit results published

Results of the Dhaka University’s ‘Kha’ unit admission test in the academic session 2013-2014 were published on Tuesday. A total of 5,128 aspirants (13. 92 per cent) out of 36, 835 examinees passed the test against 2,296 seats of the social sciences and arts faculties. The DU vice-chancellor, AAMS Arefin Siddique, disclosed the information at a news briefing at its […]

November 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Fire burns Dilkusha Centre at Motijheel

A fire broke out at a building in the Dilkusha commercial area of Motijheel in Dhaka around Tuesday morning. However, no major casualties were reported in the incident. The fire service control room official, Nilufer Yasmin, said the 18-storey Dilkusha Centre caught fire at about 11:00am and eight fire fighting units rushing to the spot took the fire under control […]

November 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Step urged to stop plot against Hason Raja Academy

Participants in a programme in the Sylhet city on Tuesday demanded immediate step to stop the authorities from changing the name of Hason Raja Academy in Sunamganj. They strongly criticised the move to change the name of the academy to Baul academy and urged all enthusiasts of Hasan Raja’s songs and cultural and social activists to raise their voice against […]

November 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Prices of green items in Ctg go up amid hartal

Kitchen markets in Chittagong have heated up with prices of green items soaring because of sharp decline in supply amid consecutive spell of hartal. Usually in winter kitchen markets witness an abundant supply of vegetables items but the scenario has changed now because of the general strike, sellers said. In a recent visit to the city’s kitchen markets, sellers were […]

November 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Barisal Univ students hold demonstration for lower semester fees

Students of Barisal University on Tuesday demonstrated on the campus demanding lower semester fees for their academic sessions. The students, holding a rally at the temporary campus of the university, said the BU authority fixed Tk 5,000 as fees per semester for the students. They demanded Tk 2,500 as the semester fees that would include all charges. They claimed that semester fees […]

November 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Guardians, students resent extra exam fees in Barisal

High school authorities in Barisal have received sharp reaction from both the examinees and their guardians because of excessive examination fees realised from the SSC candidates in violation of the Barisal Education Board order. The Barisal Education Board has fixed the lowest Tk 415 and the highest Tk 1,270 as fees for each of the examinees. This amount of board fees includes […]

November 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

JU students, teachers rally for VC panel announcement

Teachers, students and staff of Jahangirnagar University on Monday formed a human chain on the campus, demanding immediate announcement of vice-chancellor panel election. Shikkhak-Shikkharti-Karmakarta-Karmachari Oikyo Forum formed the human chain on the premises of JU administrative building. Earlier, following the chancellor’s [president of the republic] directive for holding VC panel election, the agitating teachers, students and employees called off their […]

November 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Poor SSC examinees fail to fill up form in Khulna

A total of 18 out of 53 examinees of Dhaka Match Industries (now Dada Match Factory) Secondary High School have so far failed to fill in the forms to sit for SSC examinations as they could not afford the money required for that purpose. These 18 examinees are sons and daughters of jobless workers of the closed Dada Match Factory […]

November 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

ELC launched at RU

The Rajshahi University English Language Club started its journey on the campus Monday afternoon, aiming to upgrade the spoken English skills of the university students. In association with the British Council’s Active Citizen Project, the Rajshahi University Newspaper Readers’ Forum and the Hunger Project Bangladesh RU unit jointly established the club. Chaired by the RU Newspaper Readers’ Forum president Nazmul […]

November 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

Martial art training at Adamjee College ends

A ten-day martial art training course for the students of Adamjee Cantonment College at Dhaka Cantonment ended on Monday. The training was organised to train the self-defence techniques to the students. The Army Headquarters director (education), Brigadier General ASM Mushfiqur Rahman, PSC, distributed the certificates among the students at a programme, said a press release. He said the training programme […]

November 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Metro

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