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Bangladesh's new school curriculum ditches traditional exams in favour of continuous assessment

Dhaka, March 4 -- The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has ruled out the prospect of evaluating students through traditional written exams amidst an ongoing debate about the new curriculu... Read More


Bangladesh's exports grow 12% in February to cross $5bn again

Dhaka, March 4 -- Bangladeshi exporters sent goods worth over $5 billion in a month again while global economic headwinds over wars continue. But despite a 12 percent year-on-year growth in February ... Read More


Medical student injured as teacher's gun fires in classroom

Dhaka, March 4 -- A student from Shaheed Monsur Ali Medical College Hospital in Sirajganj was injured by a bullet allegedly fired from a teacher's gun during a class on Monday. The injured student, i... Read More


S Alam sugar mill in Chattogram catches fire

Dhaka, March 4 -- A fire has erupted at a sugar mill of conglomerate S Alam Group in the Moizzartek area of Chattogram. Fire Service and Civil Defence personnel were working to douse the fire after i... Read More


DSCC closes Jigatola's Keari Crescent Tower for building code breach

Dhaka, March 4 -- The Dhaka South City Corporation has closed the Keari Crescent Tower in Dhaka's Jigatola for illegally allowing restaurants to operate in space allocated for commercial offices. DSC... Read More


Call for improving cardiovascular health by strengthening primary healthcare

Dhaka, March 4 -- Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the leading risk factor for heart disease and accounts for more than 240,000 deaths annually in Bangladesh. This preventable cause of heart ... Read More


'Dining in gas chambers': Green Cozy-like 'time bombs' ticking at every corner of Dhaka

Dhaka, March 4 -- Trendy eateries, mostly outlets of restaurant chains, in a single building bustling with customers have exploded in Dhaka in recent years. The fire safety of these establishments has... Read More


Five million families to get rice at Tk 15 per kg for Ramadan, says food minister

Dhaka, March 4 -- Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder says around 150,000 tonnes of rice will be distributed among 5 million families under the government's Food Friendly Programme, or FFP, on the o... Read More


High Court orders formation of probe committee on Bailey Road fire

Dhaka, March 4 -- The High Court has ordered the formation of a probe committee to investigate the devastating fire at a building on Dhaka's Bailey Road that claimed 46 lives. The bench of Justice Na... Read More


High Court forms high-level committee to assess fire safety measures in Dhaka

Dhaka, March 4 -- The High Court has formed a high-level committee to assess the fire safety of residential and commercial buildings in Dhaka, and check if the safety systems are in compliance with th... Read More