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Corporal punishment is an ugly stain on the Bangladesh landscape

Since when does adding 2 and 2 together, or subtracting 5 from 10 ¬– and getting the answers wrong – become a punishable crime? Or for not remembering Bangabandhu facts or the lines of a Rabindranath Tagore poem? All are trivial and insignificant in the grand scheme of things and certainly does not warrant being beaten, damaged physically, mentally (or ... Read More »

Admission test in agricultural universities 30 November

Dhaka, Nov 28 – Agricultural University admission test of 2019-20 academic year will be held on 30 November for enrollment in seven public universities to reduce the hassle for admission candidates. This year Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) leading this cluster system. All necessary preparation has been completed to organize the admission test for the first time in the country. Read More »

Nine Buet students expelled from dormitories over ragging

17 others face suspension for different terms Dhaka, Nov 28 – Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) authorities have taken punitive actions against 26 students for their involvement in ragging in two dormitories. Of them, nine were expelled from two residential halls and suspended from academic activities for different terms while 17 others were suspended from the halls for ... Read More »

Bangladeshi students in US reach ‘all-time high’

Dhaka – The number of students from Bangladesh studying in the United States increased to 8,249 during the most recent academic year – 2018/2019, according to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. This is an all-time high for Bangladesh, reflecting a 10 percent increase over the 2018 report and more than tripling since 2009, said the US ... Read More »

Training for campus journalists inaugurated at BAU

Mymensingh, Nov 7 – An-eight day-long annual training programme titled ‘Training on Agriculture in the Changing Climate’ of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) campus reporters of various national dailies and online newspapers was inaugurated at Interdisciplinary Institute for Food Security (IIFS) conference room on Friday morning. Read More »

RU tense as protesters refuse to leave campus

Dhaka-Defying authorities’ directives to leave the campus following the shutdown of Jahangirnagar University (JU) for an indefinite period, teachers and students continued their demonstrations on Tuesday, demanding the removal of its VC Prof Dr Farzana Islam on corruption charges. The demonstrating students also vowed not to vacate their dormitories. Under the banner of ‘Jahangirnagar Against Corruption’, the teachers and students ... Read More »