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So many fail in Bangla!

In what has come as a shock to most people, nearly 70 per cent of aspirants hoping to get admission to Dhaka University have failed to pass in Bangla, the mother tongue. This pathetic performance has forced university authorities to reconsider marks so that seats do not go vacant. The question here is whether giving grace marks will not amount to skirting the wider question of poor performance of students in Bangla. That the average student is not serious...

Bangla too difficult!

Students aspiring to enrol at Dhaka University have been persistently performing poorly in Bangla, let alone in English, as results of this year's admission tests give a glaring example of such performance. Around 69 percent of 40,565 students in 'Kha' unit have failed to get pass mark in Bangla. The failure rate in English in this unit under the Arts Faculty is 54 percent. The DU authorities hold a 120-mark admission test for 'Kha' and four other units. The question for...

Tal brings days of tasty cakes

Tal brings days of tasty cakes

The sweet smell of ripe Palmyra fruit, locally called tal, fills the air in rural areas during the ongoing Bangla month of Bhadra (mid-August to mid-September), the peak time for ripening of the popular fruit. Bunch of ripe fruits assuming blackish red colour adorn the top of tall Palmyra trees, creating an eye catching...

Weaving dreams

Weaving dreams

Cotton towels, or gamchha as it is known in Bangla, are found aplenty in Aruashalua bazar of Kaliganj upazila, some 22 kilometres east of Jhenidah district town. These coarse traditional towels do not just help one dry off after a bath, they also tell stories of sheer hard work and commitment put up...

Twitter introduces Bangla writing features

Twitter introduces Bangla writing features

Bangla speaking people now can write in Bangla on Twitter as the microblogging social media site has recently introduced features allowing users to write in the language. The twitter has also added the features for the languages of the following countries: Vietnam, Czech Republic, Romania, and Ukraine, reports Bangla daily the Prothom Alo. The popular...

Govt gets 1 more month to stop publishing English ads

Govt gets 1 more month to stop publishing English ads

The High Court today asked the information secretary to take measures to stop in a month publishing advertisements of electronic and print media in English language unless there is any unavoidable reason. The court has also ordered the home secretary to use Bangla language in nameplates and number plates of police vehicles and other...

USE OF BANGLA IN ADVERTISEMENTS

It's not mandatory for English media: HC

It's not mandatory for English media: HC

The High Court, which had ordered steps to ensure use of Bangla in advertisements, today moderated the directive allowing English newspapers to publish advertisements in English. The court on February 17 directed the government to take necessary measures in a month to ensure the use of Bangla in all advertisements of electronic and print...

Prof Anisuzaman receives Padma Bhusan award

Prof Anisuzaman receives Padma Bhusan award

Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman received the Padma Bhusan award, the third highest civilian award in New Delhi, India yesterday. President of India Pranab Mukherjee conferred the award on Professor Anisuzzaman. Anisuzzaman was awarded at the Civil Investiture Awards Ceremony at the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan, according to a press release of Indian High Commission. Anisuzzaman, who...

CONTEMPT OVER REPORT ON FAIZEE'S RESULTS

Prothom Alo editor, ex-publisher exempted

Prothom Alo editor, ex-publisher exempted

The Supreme Court today exempted Bangla daily Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman, former publisher Mahfuz Anam and two reporters from contempt charges granting their appeal against a High Court verdict that convicted them for running a report on an additional judge's 'tempering' with law examination results. The court also cleared Bhorer Kagoj publisher Saber...

Nation pays tribute to Ekushey martyrs

Nation pays tribute to Ekushey martyrs

The nation is paying glowing tribute today to the Language Movement martyrs who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the Language Movement martyrs by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar one minute past zero hours amid tight security...

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