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Anita Rahman on her love for aviation
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Anita Rahman on her love for aviation

First officer Anita Rahman is one of the crew members who conducted the operation for bringing home both of Bangladesh Biman Airlines' Dreamliners.

  • OBHIZATRIK and IDLC establish first primary school in Latar Char

    IDLC, in collaboration with OBHIZATRIK Foundation, has facilitated the establishment of the first primary school in Latar Char - a remote river-island village in Patuakhali.

  • Dr Muhammed Jamir Hossain talks about literature and its significance

    Born in Munshiganj, Dr Muhammed Jamir Hossain has dedicated his life and career to the field of Bengali Literature. Having completed his M Phil and PhD from the University of Dhaka, he has authored many storybooks for children and gifted young readers with numerous translated folklores, poems, and fictions for the last two decades.

  • Thokbirim: Bringing Gaaro literature to young readers

    Marma, Chakma, Monipuri, Tripura, and many more languages have resided in Bangladesh for centuries. The Ekushey Boi Mela is an occasion that binds all these languages together and celebrates the power of mother tongue.

  • Udayan Science Club organises 39th Science Carnival

    This February marked the celebrations of the 39th Science Carnival, organised by the Udayan Science Club, at Udayan Higher Secondary School Dhaka. The club has been organising this carnival every year ever since its inception.

  • ULAB hosts fifth Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival

    University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) hosted the Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival for the fifth time recently.

  • First-timers at Ekushey Boi Mela

    The overwhelming presence of literary enthusiasts at Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan, during the month of February, speaks volumes about the love for books in Bangladeshis' hearts.



  • Youth Opportunities

    Governance Innovation Unit of the Prime Minister's Office announced 'Prime Minister Fellowship 2019' for Master's and PhD students of Bangladeshi nationality. Students who have an offer letter from any of the world's top 300 universities can apply.

  • Mayurpankhi: Nurturing children's reading habits

    Mayurpankhi is a Bangladeshi publishing house that specialises in children's books. With a target of becoming the largest book reading society in Bangladesh, they publish books boasting quality content and design, while making them available at affordable prices.

  • Bangladesh Science Academy organises Science Olympiad 2019

    Dhaka Imperial College hosted Science Olympiad 2019, organised by Bangladesh Science Academy. This competition brought together around 500 participants from 65 different educational institutions. The variety of Olympiads organised included some of the major subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology. The eligible participants belonged to Classes IX to XII. Enthusiastic students made this event a huge success by showing their love for knowledge and scientific aptitude. Ektu Khani Bigyan organised by Imperial Science World proved to be the most popular event of the array of competitions organised. Dr M Shamsher Ali, former President of Bangladesh Science Academy graced the occasion as the chief guest. “Such competitions are an important factor shaping the personality of a student. It helps them understand and evolve as better versions of themselves. We are glad to organize this Olympiad and thank all the participants for showcasing their talent and interest,” he said.

  • Workshop on digital marketing held at NDUB

    Recently, Notre Dame University Bangladesh Business Club (NDUB BC), in association with Creative IT Institute, arranged a workshop on ‘Digital Marketing’ at the campus auditorium.

  • A sip of inspiration

    Muhammad Nazmul Hossain completed his primary education in Shariatpur and came to the capital city after completing his SSC to study in University of Dhaka, with a dream to make something of himself.

  • DRMC hosts National Language Festival 2019

    The 6th DRMC-Apex National Language Festival began February 7, 2019, welcoming an impressively large crowd. With an aim to connect millennials with language and culture while also

  • 5th National English Carnival at Notre Dame College

    The National English Carnival 2019 presented by IFIC Bank and powered by The Daily Star was organised by Notre Dame English Club at the Notre Dame College from February 7 to 9.

  • A Day at the Ekushey Boi Mela 2019

    Dressed in a black and white panjabi, I was excited to go to the Ekushey Boi Mela for the first time. I was prepared for the hustle and bustle that I was told would ensue, even a distance away from the venue.

  • Youth Opportunities

    The Aga Khan Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from

  • Celebrating 6 years of Counter Foto – A Center for Visual Arts

    Counter Foto – A Center for Visual Arts has organised a set of programmes to celebrate its 6th anniversary from February 10, 2019.

  • BYLC Career Fair Connecting new graduates to employers

    With the theme, 'Gateway to A Successful Career', the Office of Professional Development (OPD) of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) hosted their third career fair on February 7, 2019.

  • Sir John Wilson School hosts business convention

    Sir John Wilson School (SJWS) organised its first ever business convention recently. A business idea pitching competition aimed at inspiring the talented entrepreneurial minds of Dhaka, Sir John Wilson School Business Convention gave students a platform to present their unique business skills. Students of Grade 12 – Ishra Haq (President), Afrid Anam Noor (Vice-President) & Nazran Farook (Conference Advisor) meticulously organized the competition.

  • DRMC presents 5th National Art and Music Fest

    Dhaka Residential Model College Art & Photography Club and Remians Music Club recently organised the 5th DRMC-Prothom Alo National Art & Music Fest 2019. The fest was a wonderful platform for displaying art, music and photography through 32 events that were held during the three-day long event. The main attractions included an art exhibition, a pop culture quiz, origami competition, meme booth and graffiti booth. Other activities included a metal head quiz, fantasy character art, photography and cartoon seminar, live photography, a meme contest and paraphernalia. It was a colourful collection of various forms of art and with a total of 2000 students from different institutions all across Dhaka came under one roof as participants.

  • Dhaka Art Week in review

    The weekend of February 6 to 9 saw Dhaka Art Week taking place at Shilpakala Academy. The event gained huge traction on social media with many aspiring artists approaching the organiser directly to submit their artworks for exhibition. On top of that, through an online form, artists from all across the country applied to be selected for what seemed to be a very prestigious art show. Interestingly, some big names and the experienced of the art industry were also included alongside emerging artistes.

  • Marina Farook talks women’s health

    Marina Farook is a nutritionist and health coach who helps women reconnect with their physical, mental and spiritual strength, using nutrition and strength training. She shares her research-backed insight about female health and fertility for young women in Dhaka.

  • Munzarin Raian on the challenges of being a pilot

    Munzarin Raian, the first female first-officer of Dreamliner, started training right after her O’ Levels. She flew for the first time at the age of 17. The airplane was a Cessna 152. Till date, she has flown for over 2,500 hours.


    Afzal Khan, an actor by profession, who is widely known as Robin Hood – The Animal Rescuer, has been taking care of stray and differently abled dogs and cats and providing them shelter at his own house since 2010. 53 cats and dogs which are all victims of physical or mental trauma stay with him in Khilgaon.

  • Youth Opportunities

    Imagine Europe Idea Contest 2019

  • PROTIGGA FOUNDATION organises medical camp for underprivileged kids

    Shishuder Jonno Aamra is an organisation that gives shelter to 40 underprivileged individuals who are mainly children of sex workers,

  • DRMC hosts 12th National Science Carnival

    Organised by the Dhaka Residential Medical College (DRMC) Science Club, the DRMC-Summit National Science Carnival is one of the biggest science programmes in Bangladesh. The twelfth edition of the festival was held recently, on the theme, ‘Appetitum Scientiae - Thirst for Knowledge. The State Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Nasrul Hamid, MP, was the chief guest at the inauguration. Faysal Karim Khan, Additional Managing Director, Summit Group, was impressed by the array of events at the festival and expressed his desire to be with DRMCSC in the near future.The Inauguration was presided by Brig General Ashfaque Iqbal, Principal, Dhaka Residential Model College. The DRMC Science Club has been organising the event ever year since its inception in 2008 with a goal to create a platform for science enthusiasts and foster young scientists.

  • Youngsters enjoy interactive book review session

    Book Review with Tajdin Hassan, presented by Anker Bangladesh and brought to you by Contrivance International Limited, took place on February 2, 2019 at The Daily Star Center. The programme consisted of an interactive symposium where Tajdin Hassan, Head of Marketing, The Daily Star, reviewed lessons from the book, The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne.

  • Project Trishna in schools

    It all began with a simple observation. One day, Shah Rafayat Chowdhury noticed that his rickshaw puller stopped to drink water from a roadside tank, donated by the neighbourhood residents. It got him to speculate whether the water was safe, and if the tank received proper maintenance. He then decided to do something about it.

  • Accessing quality education at your fingertips

    Robi 10 Minute School recently launched their mobile application. The app is set to make it more convenient for the students across the country to access quality educational content at no cost. It was launched during an inauguration ceremony at the Software Technology Park at Janata Tower in Karwan Bazar.