Asifur Rahman

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Road Dividers in Dhaka: Exotic plants outnumber local species, finds survey

Majority of the plants -- 56 percent -- on the capital’s road dividers are exotic species, which is detrimental to the environment and disrupting the ecosystem, found a recent survey.

July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021

Lost Muslin yarn know-how recovered

The lost muslin yarn technology used to churn out exceedingly delicate fabrics much coveted in the 17th and 18th centuries the world over has been recovered by an expert team of the government.

July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021

45pc DU students don’t want online exam, finds survey

Around 45 percent students of Dhaka University don’t want to take part in online exams because of network issues, lack of proper devices, and unfavourable domestic environment, a recent survey has...

July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021

Pandemic halts once high-flying Jobike

Jobike has been left crippled by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic as the on-demand bicycle rental service provider had to shutter a majority of its operations in the country.

July 12, 2021
July 12, 2021

‘No convocation for us’

When students of East West University found that their convocation will be held virtually, they were disappointed.

July 5, 2021
July 5, 2021

The struggle for a seat in a DU dorm

Mir Lokman has been a well-known face on Dhaka University (DU) campus since his first-year as a student. He was the founding president of "DU Mime Action" and staged at least 300 mime...

June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021

Lives taken, dreams shattered

Abul Kashem, 45, used to drive buses owned by others for 25 years and dreamed of one day owning his own bus.

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

2 CU teachers withdraw promotion application after plagiarism accusation

Two teachers of the anthropology department of Chattogram University have withdrawn their applications for promotions after being accused of plagiarising paragraphs from someone else’s Master’s...

June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021

Oxford of the East: A moniker that couldn't ring hollower

It has long been debated whether it is true that Dhaka University is the “Oxford of the East”.

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021

Universities' poor show in global rankings: Lack of research, quality publications key reasons

Lack of support for research and a dearth of quality publications are the main reasons for Bangladeshi universities lagging behind in most of the world rankings, said educationists.