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33.37cr free textbooks to be distributed on Jan 1

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Tuesday said the government will distribute some 33,37,62,760 textbooks among 4,44,16,728 students of pre-primary to secondary level on January 1, 2016 The minister came up with the announcement while talking to reporters at the secretariat. Nahid said the textbooks have already been sent to the institutions concerned. Although January 1 is Friday, a public ...

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228 BRTC buses to carry Ijtema devotees

Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) has decided to run a special bus service in two phases from January 6 to 19, 2016 for carrying devotees of the Bishwa Ijtema. The first phase of the Bishwa Ijtema would be held January 8-10 and the second January 15-17, BSS reports. The BRTC will operate the special bus service to carry passengers from ...

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AL candidates control polls campaign

A number of candidates nominated by opposition BNP and Jatiya Party for the municipality polls slated for December 30 have reportedly stepped down, refrained from campaigning and gone into hiding in many places in the face of obstruction and intimidation unleashed by ruling Awami League nominated aspirants or its rebel contestants. According to sources, BNP nominated mayoral candidate for Satkania ...

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Stories about Bangabandhu inspired Tulip to join politics

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s grand-daughter Tulip Siddiq, who is on her first visit to Bangladesh after being elected a British MP, takes part in a function at the Uttara unit of Dhaka’s Scholastica School on Wednesday. British MP Tulip Siddiq says stories about her maternal grandfather Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, narrated by her mother and aunt, inspired her to enter ...

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PM seeks pvt entrepreneurs’ support for health sector dev

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called upon the private sector entrepreneurs to supplement the government efforts in providing better healthcare services to people and thus achieve further progress in the health sector. “It’s possible to take the country with the united efforts of all,” she said while addressing a function at her official residence Ganobhaban marking the handover of ...

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BSF aircraft crashes near Delhi, 10 dead

An aircraft crashed into a wall and burst into flames on the outskirts of the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday, killing all 10 people on board, officials said. The Super King plane, chartered by the Border Security Force (BSF), was heading to the eastern city of Ranchi when it crashed shortly after taking off, a spokesman for the security ...

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Ruta demands review of pay scale changes

By Jahidul Islam Joy, Rajshahi University Correspondent :: Rajshahi University Teachers Association (RUTA) demanded that the government review a December 15 gazette an alternative system for public university teachers in the 8th  National pay scale replacing the grade and time scale in a statement on Tuesday signed by Ruta  President Prof Dr. Anando Kumar Shaha and general secretary Prof Rezaul ...

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BGB Day : Perform duties with patriotism, PM tells to BGB

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked  Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to perform their duties with utmost honesty and patriotism to uphold the dignity of the border force and earn public confidence. Prime Minister also asked BGB personnel to remain alert so that incident like the 2009 BDR mutiny does not recur in the future. The prime minister was addressing at ...

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RU student held for proxy in RAKUB exam

By Jahidul Islam Joy Rajshahi University :: The authority of Rajshahi University (RU) detained two students and handed over police including a RU student in charge of proxy at Rajshahi Krisi Unnoun Bank (RAKUB) second class rank officer   appointment  exam. They were detained from at university Second Science building on during second shift exam at  around 11.30 am on Friday. ...

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