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Uniform entry test for public univs elusive

Uniform entry test for public univs elusive
There has been no progress yet in introducing the cluster system of admission tests in the public universities as the committee working on it is yet to sit with the stakeholders of the universities. Sources in the University Grants Commission (UGC) said on Thursday that the education ministry along with the commission formed a seven-member high-powered committee headed by UGC chairman Prof. Abdul Mannan on 14 January to ensure that the long-awaited directives of President Abdul Hamid are implemented. The committee members said that a ‘concept paper’ would be finalised on February 15, but, till now, there is no news of it, and the committee has only held a single meeting so far. A ray of hope was seen that this time, the committee…

Police refute  ‘blindfolding claim’ by quota reform activists

Police refute ‘blindfolding claim’ by quota reform activists

Police yesterday denied the claim of three quota reform activists' that they were blindfolded while being taken to Detective Branch (DB) office yesterday, saying "It was a misunderstanding", reports BSS. "It's a misunderstanding that they (quota reform activists) were taken blindfolded…
Pro-AL teachers scuffle at JU, 6 ‘assaulted’

Pro-AL teachers scuffle at JU, 6 ‘assaulted’

Some teachers, who were protesting against the ‘irregularities’ of current Vice-chancellor Professor Farzana Islam, were allegedly assaulted by another group of teachers yesterday on the campus. The ‘assaulted’ teachers, loyal to former JU VC Professor Shariff Enamul Kabir, went…
Emphasis on skills and technical learning

Emphasis on skills and technical learning

As Bangladesh aspires to attain middle income status, the country’s vast youth population needs to be properly skilled and trained. Such a sentiment was the leitmotif for a workshop, where the education minister highlighted that the one per cent technical student in 2009 currently stands at a…
Socrates and the theory of knowledge

Socrates and the theory of knowledge

Socrates had a belief that “a divine inner voice” guided him to be a man of virtue, as Jostein Gaarder claims, “conscience told him [Socrates] what was right.” ‘Conscience’ makes a person aware of right and wrong and the awareness comes only from learning. At the…
Banking sector plagued by indiscipline: CPD

Banking sector plagued by indiscipline: CPD

The country's banking sector is plagued by serious indiscipline, which has become a major handicap, according to the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). Economists, too, have described this phenomenon as an ominous sign for the economy. The CPD estimates that USD 1.1 billion would be required to cover…
British PM apologises to Caribbean leaders over deportation row

British PM apologises to Caribbean leaders over deportation row

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday personally apologised to Caribbean leaders after her government threatened to deport people who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s, reports AFP. At a meeting in Downing Street, May told representatives of the 12 Caribbean members of the Commonwealth…
Nagorik Natya Sampradaya celebrates golden jubilee

Nagorik Natya Sampradaya celebrates golden jubilee

Nagorik Natya Sampradaya, one of the most prominent theatre troupes in the country, celebrated its 50-year journey in the country’s theatre world in style. On the occasion of celebrating the golden jubilee and marking four decades of staging plays on a regular basis by selling tickets, a three-day…
South bowled out for 191

South bowled out for 191

A combined attack of pace and spin from Ebadot Hossain and Mosharraf Hossain Rubel halted Prime Bank South Zone as they were bundled out for a paltry 191 against Walton Central Zone on the opening day of the fifth-round fixture of the Walton-Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) at the Shaheed Kamruzzaman…
59 level crossings remain without gatemen

59 level crossings remain without gatemen

At least 59 level crossings are unmanned on the 90-km-long railway route from Joydebpur to the Bangabandhu Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge. At least 100 people have died in frequent accidents during the last decade along this route.  According to Bangladesh Railway (BR) sources, there are 102 level…
‘48.7pc survivors 
still unemployed’

‘48.7pc survivors still unemployed’

About 48.7 per cent of Rana Plaza tragedy survivors have remained unemployed and 22.5 per cent of them are still traumatised even five years after the incident, says a survey report of ActionAid Bangladesh. ActionAid officials revealed the findings at a seminar titled “Advancing the Decent Work…
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