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HC questions legality of children’s expulsion from PEC exams

The High Court has questioned legality of the expulsion of children from ongoing Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its madrasa equivalent Ebtedayee terminal examinations.

  • Dhaka Today

    Celebrating first anniversary of Shahidul Alam’s release from prison

  • How many children released from correction centres?

    The High Court yesterday wanted to know how many children who were convicted by mobile courts at various times and kept in juvenile correction centres have been released, following its October 31 order.

  • Qatar Airways launches children’s programme

    Qatar Airways has launched the “Oryx Kids Club On-Board Children’s Programme”, offering an enhanced experience for its youngest travellers by providing them with specially designed plush toys, activity packs, and special meal boxes featuring their favourite super heroes from Oryx Kids Club.

  • Demanding Khaleda’s Release: BNP calls nationwide rallies on Nov 23

    BNP will hold rallies across the country on November 23, demanding the release of its ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.

  • Price Hike of Essentials: Vested quarter plotting to destabilise country: Nasim

    A vested quarter is trying to destabilise the country through hiking the prices of essential commodities, alleged senior Awami League leader Mohammed Nasim yesterday.

  • No more dirty toilets

    With an aim to ensure hygienic practice in schools across the country, a campaign was launched to distribute 14,000 packs of toilet-cleaning products in 200 schools.

  • A noisy nuisance

    Walking on Dhaka streets is no easy task.

  • Asian University Presidents Forum to be held in Dhaka

    Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF) and Daffodil International University (DIU) in collaboration with Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB) will organise 18th Asian University Presidents Forum 2019 for the first time in Bangladesh on November 22-24, 2019.

  • An aquatic solution to purifying water

    Even in this day and age of technological advancement when many things that were unthinkable 10 years ago are now commonplace, the millennia-old problem of availing safe, clean water for everyone remains one of the biggest challenges for humanity.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    PM returns home from UAE

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returns home from Dubai wrapping up her four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after attending Dubai Air Show-2019 and other programmes.

  • Onions from Egypt to arrive tomorrow

    The first consignment of Egyptian onions will arrive in Dhaka tomorrow, a press release of the commerce ministry says.

  • Salt Price Raising Rumours

    It’s sabotage, conspiracy: Salt mill owners

    Salt Mills Owners Association says that a group of unscrupulous people have spread rumours over salt price with an aim to destroy the industry and to create an unstable situation in the government.

  • salt price raising

    Price hike rumour: People flock shops for salt

    A rumour has spread about the price hike of salt at different parts of the country including Dhaka.

  • High Court

    How many children, convicted by mobile courts, released from correction centres: HC

    High Court wants to know how many children -- aged under 12 years -- who were convicted by mobile courts at different times and kept in juvenile correction centres have been released.

  • Shatabdi Paribahan

    Road Transport Act: Public transport sparse in Dhaka

    Dhaka sees a very low turnout of public transport as transport workers abstained from bringing their vehicles out following the drive of BRTA mobile courts being carried out to ensure implementation of the new transport law.

  • Covered van strike in Bangladesh

    Covered van workers call strike from tomorrow

    Bangladesh Truck Covered-van Goods Transport Owners Workers Unity Council will go on an indefinite strike across the country from tomorrow demanding amendment of the new Road Transport Act-2018 after postponing the law.

  • Chhatra League men arrested

    5 BCL men held over assault on Rajshahi polytechnic principal

    Police claims to have arrested five accused in a case filed in connection with pushing Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute’s principal into a pond on the campus.

  • Ban Ki-moon to attend 13th Brac University Convocation

    Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon due Friday

    Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to arrive Dhaka on Friday on a brief visit which will be his second visit to Bangladesh this year after leaving the United Nations.

  • Death anniv of ATM Walie Ashraf

    Today marks the 25th death anniversary of ATM Walie Ashraf, a freedom fighter and ex-MP from Brahmanbaria-6.

  • Seven killed in road accidents

    Seven people, including two minors, were killed in separate road accidents in Naogaon, Nilphamari, and Noakhali on Sunday, report our correspondents.

  • Ahsania Mission launches ‘Shastho Surokkha Forum’

    “More people can be provided better healthcare if NGOs take initiatives,” said MP Saber Hossain Chowdhury at the launching ceremony of Dhaka Ahsania Mission’s “Shastho Surokkha Forum”, held at the mission’s head office in the capital yesterday.

  • Caught on Camera: Court staff suspended for taking bribe

    An office assistant of the speedy trial tribunal in Barishal was suspended on Sunday afternoon, after a video of her demanding and taking bribe from a service-seeker went viral on social media.

  • No one present to testify in Dipan murder case

    None of the summoned witnesses were present to testify in the Dipan murder case as the prosecution failed to produce them before the tribunal yesterday.

  • One more EC staff arrested in NID scam

    Officials of Counter Terrorism unit of Chattogram Metropolitan Police yesterday arrested another staff of the Election Commission, in a case filed over NID scam involving Rohingyas.

  • Rajuk Drive on ASK: Civil society members express deep concern

    Nagorik Samaj, a platform of civil society members, has expressed deep concern over a Rajuk mobile court drive on November 14 that fined and ordered Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) to leave its Lalmatia office within two months for operating in a residential area.

  • ‘Kidney care at low cost’

    Considering the risk factor of kidney-related diseases and to increase capacity for providing proper treatment to patients, a two-day conference on nephrology will be held in the capital.

  • Avijit Murder Case: 2 witnesses testify

    Prosecution witness Mohammad Salim yesterday told a Dhaka court that he saw two injured people lying on the ground while on his way to Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University on February 26, 2015.

  • Nowfel smells a rat

    Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury Nowfel yesterday alleged that a parent, involved with pro-BNP lawyers’ association or BNP politics, was instigating Buet students to continue their protests.

  • ‘Not possible to be with Oli Ahmed any more’

    A faction of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leaders yesterday announced a seven-member coordination committee, dropping its President Oli Ahmed.

  • Not Giving Certified Copy of Order: HC summons Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam

    The High Court yesterday summoned Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam to appear before it on December 1 for not giving the certified copy of an order -- of a mobile court he had conducted -- to a convict in the last four months.

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