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Earth Day on Wednesday

Earth Day will be observed in Bangladesh, as across the globe, on Wednesday. Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Read More »

Addressing the effects of COVID-19 on Bangladesh agriculture

Prof. Dr. Md. Sekender Ali The Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a crisis of a completely different magnitude and it requires a response of unprecedented scale. Public and private Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) of Bangladesh should come together to respond to the immediate threats of the agricultural system to overcome the effects of COVID-19. Read More »

Covid-19 cases on sharp rise in Dhaka; 2 more die in a day

Dhaka, April 4 – In a sharp rise 9 more new COVID-19 positive cases were detected in Bangladesh during in 24 hours ending on Saturday morning , according to Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). Two more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients died in the country overnight raising the death toll to eight, IEDCR sources said. Read More »

Developing countries spurn US proposal on differentiation

Geneva, 4 Mar (D. Ravi Kanth) — India, South Africa, China, and several other countries have spurned the controversial proposal from the United States to bring about differentiation for availing of special and differential treatment (S&DT) among developing countries in current and future trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO), trade envoys told the SUNS. Read More »

Police resist Chatra Dal program on RU campus

Rajshahi, March 05 – Students’ organisation of ‘Bangladesh Jatiyotabadi Dal’ Chatra Dal on Thursday formed a human chain at the main gate of Rajshahi University after around 5 years demanding freedom of Khaleda Zia and protesting price hike of electricity and water. Read More »

A perfect storm on the horizon

By Askiah Adam Russia is pushing back the Turkish Army in Idlib. As the Turks broke through the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defence the latter called for air assistance from Russia. The fighters came and victory was the SAA’s. With that all uncertainty is gone. Russia will keep its promise of maintaining the integrity of the Syrian state, even when ... Read More »

Exhibition on education, literature and culture to be held at RU

Rajshahi, Feb 20 – A day-long exhibition on education, literature and culture will be held on Friday at Rajshahi University to observe ‘Mujib Borsho’, according to the president of Education-Literature-culture research centre, Rajshahi-Dinajpur area Dwijendranath Banerjee said in a press conference held at Sheikh Rasel Model School playground of the university. Read More »

Two shops on RU campus fined for date expired soft drink sale

Rajshahi Feb 11 – Two shops on Rajshahi University campus have been fined Tk 8000 for selling expired soft drinks. Agents of Consumer Right Protection Council conducted the drive on the campus around 12 pm on Tuesday and fined those shops. According to campus sources, Consumer Rights Protection Council conducted the drive along with the university proctors body on Tuesday ... Read More »

Saraswati Puja observed on RU campus

Rajshahi, Jan 30 – Saraswati Puja, the festival for worshipping Devi Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and of the Hindu community, was observed at Rajshahi University (RU) campus through a socio-religious programme and rituals on Thursday. Read More »

AL nominees on door to door visit BNP men sensing conspiracy

Dhaka, Jan 23 – The Awami League mayoral candidates for Dhaka North and South city corporation elections are wooing votes from door to door making attractive pledges for the people in their respective city while the opposition BNP candidates sensing conspiracy to manipulate the elections and called upon the Election Commission to play its neutral role in holding the elections ... Read More »

On the brink of war?

By Chandra Muzaffar Are we on the brink of a Third World War? There are signs that demand that we ask this question. Three clusters of signs compel us to probe a question that could well determine the future of our civilisation. Read More »