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June 2015

18th Graduation Ceremony of MIST held

The 18th Graduation Ceremony of Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) was held at the MIST campus on Monday. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, MP handed over certificates and medals to the new graduates of MIST as the Chief Guest on the occasion. At the preamble of the ceremony, she paid special tribute to the architect of the independence, the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and recalled with reverence, the sacrifice of martyrs during liberation war of 1971 and great language movement in 1952. MIST

Global virus emergency as death toll gets larger

The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus, as China reported Friday the death toll had climbed to 213 with nearly 10,000 infections. The UN health agency based in Geneva had initially downplayed the threat posed by the disease, but revised its risk assessment after crisis talks. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing in Geneva on Thursday, reports AFP. “We must all act together now to limit further spread… We can only stop it together.”

City polls tomorrow

Electioneering for Dhaka city corporation polls, to be held on February 1, will end today midnight in line with the electoral rules, reports BSS. DSCC-DNCC-wardsAll candidates participating in the city polls, their supporters and followers are directed to stop their electioneering before midnight (12am), Election Commission (EC) Director (Public Relations) Md Israil Hossain told BSS. All the electioneering regarding the city polls will be banned after midnight (12 am) as per the electoral rules that mentio...

PBL signs deal with BSHL

An agreement between Pubali Bank Limited (PBL) and Bangladesh Specialized Hospital Ltd (BSHL) has been signed recently. Ashim Kumar Roy, DGM & Head of Cards of Pubali Bank Limited and  Al Emran Chowdhury, Director & CEO of Bangladesh Specialized Hospital Ltd. signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations. Pbl Agreement with BS HospitalMd. Abdul Halim Chowdhury, Managing Director & CEO and Mohammad Ali, Deputy Managing Director of Pubali Bank Ltd.; E...

Bangabandhu would be so proud

Sir Frank Peters

2020 is the centenary year of Bangabandhu’s birth and the 9th Anniversary of the banning of corporal punishment in Bangladesh schools and madrassahs – both significant in their own right. Bangabandhu (1920/03/17 – 1975/08/15) was a member of an elite group of men who changed the course of history and indelibly carved his name in marble. Among others to have done so were Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Michael Collins, John F. Kennedy, and more recently Nelson Mandela, to mention a few. Of all his many outstanding attributes, the one that gets my five-stars admiration and loudest applause is his abhorrence of corporal punishment. Like all learned men, it made no sense to hi...

Bangladesh’s performance a ‘development surprise’

Tasneem Siddiqui

Pakistan is a country which is always in crisis — some of the crises are endemic, others temporary. Starting with the crisis of legitimacy and identity — whether Pakistan is a Muslim country or an Islamic state — to questions of provincial autonomy, civil-military imbalance and perpetual allegations of rigged elections, we are always in a state of uncertainty and confusion. A corollary of this predicament is that even after 72 years, we have not been able to find our ...
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