Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman said Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Ebtedayee Examinations for class V students will begin on November 18. This year the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) system has been excluded from the exams, he said. The minister made the announcement at a press conference at his secretariat office on Thursday. A total of 27,77,270 students will sit for the exams this year among which 12,78,000 students are male and 14,98,000 are female. The two and a half hours tests will start at 10:30 am and end at 1:00 pm. The exam schedule for PEC: English on November 18, Bangla on November 19, Bangladesh and World Introduction on November 20, Primary Science on November 22, Math on November 25, Religion and Moral Education on November 26. The exam schedule for Ebtedayee: English on November 18, Bangla on November 19, Bangladesh and World Introduction and Science on November 20, Arabic on November 22, Math on November 25 and Quran and Tajbid and Akaid and Fikh on November 26.
Monirul Islam, Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Police, said that cops had showed extreme patience to face attacks by BNP leaders and activists. At least 10 police men sustained injuries in the attack, he claimed. He told this to the reporters at the spot of Nayapaltan in the capital on Wednesday noon. Monirul said, “Police just told them to move away from the road as the gathering halted vehicular movement, causing imense sufferings to people. Cops did not create any instigation. They were just talking to them. But they made attacks on cops. They threw brickbats to the lawmen, leaving some of them injured. “Law enforcers fired tear shells to disperse them with an aim of bringing the situation under control. Alongside, cops had kept much patience to face the situation. Even then, they torched two vehicles of law enforcers,” he added. A clash ensued between police and BNP men at the capital’s Nayapaltan area amid nomination papers sale of the party for the upcoimg 11the general election.
The much-awaited direct train service on Dhaka-Panchagarh route started on Saturday morning, aiming to ease communication with northern districts of the country. A train of Drutojan Express left Panchagarh station for Dhaka this morning, marking first journey on the new route, Senior Information Officer of the Railways Ministry Md Shariful Alam confirmed the matter. He said, Panchagarh-Dhaka-Panchagarh is the longest rail route. Additional Secretary of Railway Ministry Abul Kalam Azad inaugurated the service waving flag at 7:20am. The construction work of the rail route was started in 2010. The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the foundation stone of the rail line construction on January 31, 2010.
Transport workers have killed a woman after pushing her father out of running bus. The incident took place at Ashulia on Friday night. Police recovered the body of Zarina Begum, 45, from Moragang area on the Abdullahpur-Baipail Highway around 11:00pm. According to police, Zarina Begum and her father Akbar Ali, 70, were going to Tangail and on their way, they had an altercation with the bus driver, his assistant and the vehicle’s supervisor. The transport workers beat them up and at one stage threw Akbar out of the bus from the Ashulia bridge area. Akbar contacted police shortly. A police patrol team followed the bus route and found the body of Zarina. Zarina’s son-in-law has filed a case in this connection.
Kamrul Islam, the main accused in the murder case of special public prosecutor Rathish Chandra Bhowmik alias Sona Babu, has died. He died around 5.30am on Saturday at Rangpur Medical College Hospital in police custody. Amzad Hossain, jail superintendent of Rangpur Central Jail, said Kamrul had been suffering from diabetes and heart disease. He was later taken to the hospital after he fell sick in the early hours where doctors declared him dead, the jail superintendent said. Sona Babu, a public prosecutor at the Special Judge’s Court in Rangpur, was killed over alleged extramarital affair between his wife Snigdha Sarkar Dipa and Kamrul on March 29.
The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations scheduled for Sunday (November 4), have been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances. Besides, the (Dakhil Vocational) IX final and (Vocational) IX final examinations under technical education board have been postponed. The education ministry issued a notification in this on Saturday. According to the notice, these examinations will be held at 9:00am on Friday (November 9). This year, 26,70,333 students from 29,677 institutions have been sitting for the exams beginning from November 1. Of them, 1,446,601 are female students and 1,223,732 are male students.
This year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations began on Thursday morning. . The JSC examinations will end on November 15 while JDC on November 14. A total of 26,70,333 students are taking part in the examinations. Students from 29,677 educational institutions are participating in the examinations at 2,903 centres across the country. A total of 22,67,343 students --10,43,752 boys and 12,23,591 girls --are taking part in the JSC examination, while 4,02,990 examinees -- 179,980 boys and 2,23,010 girls -–in the JDC examination, raising the total to 26,70,333. Some 2,46,353 irregular students are taking part in the JSC examination while 34,251 in the JDC. The number of special students in JSC is 1,30,785 while in JDC 30,548. Besides, 578 students are taking part in the JSC and JDC examinations in nine overseas centres. In 2017, a total of 24, 68,820 examinees appeared at the JSC and JDC examinations.
The Dhaka University authorities have terminated three teachers on charge of irregularities. The decision was taken at the syndicate meeting on Wednesday with Vice-chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair. Lecturer Biplab Kumar Datta of Department of Development Studies and Lecturer Obhishek Zaman of Gene Engineering and Biotechnology department, have been fired for not joining their departments following their leave. They have also asked to return the financial benefits they had taken from the university, he said. Besides, Muhammad Azher Zafer Shah, assistant professor of International Relations, has been sacked for his absence in academic activities.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has declared the Sundarbans pirate free. The Prime Minister said this at a function through video- conference from her official Gono Bhaban residence on Thursday. A total of fifty-four forest bandits of the Sundarbans gave up their arms and surrendered to Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan in Bagerhat town. The bandits, from six groups, surrendered along with their weapons —58 firearms and 3351 round of bullet — at Sheikh Helal Uddin Stadium at Bagerhat Sadar. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan attended the function as the chief guest while Forest and Environment Minister Anwar Hossain Manju, Water Resources Minister Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud, Fisheries and Livestock Minister Narayan Chandra Chanda, Sheikh Helal Uddin, MP, and Director General (DG) of RAB Benzir Ahmed were present as special guests at the function. The Home Minister, on behalf of the Prime Minister, also handover cheques for Taka one lakh to 84 bandits each from nine groups, who earlier surrendered, during today’s programme.
Three persons have been awarded with death penalty on charge of killing a schoolboy named Hridoy. District and Session Judge Munshi Md Moshiur Rahman pronounced the verdict on Thursday morning. Three persons were also give life term in jail on abduction charges. Court Public Prosecutor (PP) Anup Kumar Nondi informed the news to newsmen.
The owner of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan Shahadat Hossain and five others have been indicted in a case filed in connection with a road accident that killed two college students in the capital's Airport Road on July 29. Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge Imrul Kayes passed the order on Thursday and fixed November 1 to start trial of the case. Other accused are bus owner Md Jahangir Alam, drivers Masum Billah and Zobair Hossain Sumon and helpers Enayet Hossain and Md Asad Kazi. Among them, four accused are now in jail. Earlier on October 22, the same court accepted the charge sheet against the owner of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan Shahadat Hossain and five others in the case. The court issued arrest warrants against the two other accused -- Md Asad Kazi and owner Jahangir Alam, who have been shown fugitive in the charge sheet submitted by Inspector Kazi Shariful Islam of Detective Branch (DB). Masum and bus owner Shahadat gave confessional statements to the court under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. On July 29, Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, first year students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, were killed as a bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on the Airport Road in the capital. The accident triggered widespread protest by students, demanding safe roads and seeking justice for their fellows. Dia's father Jahangir Alam filed the case with Cantonment Police Station in connection with the accident.
Two motorcyclists were killed after a passenger bus hit the motorcycle they rode on Pabna-Dhaka highway in Razapur railgate area of the district on Tuesday night. The deceased were identified as Jeher Sardar, 50, son of late Sazu Sardar, and Danez Sheikh, 60, son of late Fazu Sheikh. Santhia police station officer-in-charge (OC) Jahangir Hossain said Pabna-bound a passenger bus rammed the motorcycle in the around 8:00pm on Tuesday, leaving the two riders dead on the spot and injured another one. Later, on information, highway police recovered the bodies and sent the injured to Pabna General Hospital.