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Quantity up, not quality

Quantity up, not quality
Even though the number of private universities in the country keeps increasing every year, most of them cannot offer quality education to students due to paucity of qualified teachers, vice-chancellors (VCs), and other staff members. Sources say that many of these universities are plagued by various irregularities like conflicts within the Board of Trustees, reluctance to move to permanent campuses, absence of legal appointment of VCs, pro-VCs and treasurers by the President, classes being held by junior teachers or part-time teachers and firing teachers without giving them a chance to defend themselves. Experts say the government should first assess the necessity of such private universities before giving them permission to operate in the…

Nor’westers across country after hot humid day

Nor’westers across country after hot humid day

A spate of kalbaishakhis (nor'westers) blew over different parts of the country on Tuesday night, triggering thunderstorms as well as rain. The thunderstorms came after a day that saw temperatures soar, recording the highest maximum of 37.2 degrees Celsius in south-western Satkhira, followed by…
Two JMB men get 20yrs jail in N’ganj

Two JMB men get 20yrs jail in N’ganj

NARAYANGANJ:  A tribunal here on Wednesday convicted two members of banned militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and sentenced them to 20 years imprisonment each in a case filed under the Explosive Substances Act, reports UNB. The convicted JMB men are Saiful Islam and Mafijul Islam.…
Save lives that 
perish on roads

Save lives that perish on roads

Death of Rajib Hossain should act as a stark reminder of the fact that fatal accidents on the streets occur mostly due to the fault of drivers and if unruly driving can be checked, the present high number of accidents on the roads can be greatly minimised. But it is sad that the government has shown…
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the charismatic leader

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the charismatic leader

History has always been shaped by the forces of extraordinary leadership, and in this sense Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation Bangladesh, was a leader who had made the history of our country. The most important quality of leadership, the one quality for which you want to be…
BTRC wants research lab

BTRC wants research lab

The Bangladesh Telecommu- nication and Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has proposed setting up a laboratory to examine the impact of any new technology before rolling it out for all. “We’re concerned about the technology addiction of young people. We now want to examine the social impact of…
Trump to hold rally during White House correspondents’ dinner

Trump to hold rally during White House correspondents’ dinner

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will lead a political rally during this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, his campaign team has announced, opting to hold the event in the small town of Washington, Michigan, reports AFP. It is the second consecutive year Trump will…
Indo-Bangla photo exhibition begins at BSA

Indo-Bangla photo exhibition begins at BSA

A five-day photography exhibition titled ‘Because I was There-2’ begins on Tuesday at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), reports UNB. A total of 166 photographs of Bangladeshi and Indian photographers has been put on display at Gallery-5 of BSA. Narayanganj Photographic Club (NPC)…
Ton-up Jahur, Arif propel North total

Ton-up Jahur, Arif propel North total

A couple of centuries by Jahurul Islam Omi and Ariful Haque propelled BCB North Zone to compile a healthy first innings total of 415 against Islami Bank East Zone on the day two of the fifth-round fixture of the Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in…
‘Concerted efforts can minimise Barind challenges’

‘Concerted efforts can minimise Barind challenges’

RAJSHAHI: Concerted efforts of all government and non-government entities concerned are very crucial to ensuring a reasonable and sustainable use of land and water, both surface and underground, to address the existing challenges of Barind region, reports BSS. Time has come to stimulate innovative possibilities…
Monsoon sounds landslide alarm in 5 Ctg dists

Monsoon sounds landslide alarm in 5 Ctg dists

Five districts—Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and the three hill districts of Rangamati, Khargachari and Bandarban—are prone to landslides during the rainy season. As many people live on the hill slopes of these districts, the Chittagong divisional commissioner has drawn up several action…
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