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Bangamata U–19 Women’s International Gold Cup, a tribute to Sheikh Fazilatun-nesa Mujib,is set to commence from April 22, 2019.

  • Celebration of women innovators held at IBA

    UN Women, in affiliation with Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka, hosted the Celebration of Women Innovators on April 1, 2019, at the IBA auditorium.

  • National Youth Leadership Summit 2019

    To establish peace through youths, the Youth Club of Bangladesh (YCB), in collaboration with Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF),

  • IECC and University of Manchester celebrate a decade of partnership

    International Education Counselling Center (IECC), a leading student consultancy and foreign education related service provider in

  • Youth Opportunities

    This year, OYW has launched the flagship ‘Leading Scholarships’ which, for the first time ever, are open to every country in the world. If you are a young leader from one of these 6 regions, apply now.

  • Venessa Kaiser’s journey to Aesthesis

    22-year old Venessa Kaiser has been scribbling her world on paper, since she was three. Her artistic style is unique, blending surrealism

  • Careless parking: Distress among pedestrian students

    With Academia School, Southbreeze School and International School CODA all sharing the same location in Lalmatia, travelling on that road is nothing short of a nightmare for many. Peak hours during the day witness private cars parked haphazardly in the by-lanes causing heavy traffic for the students who live nearby.

  • Heroes that emerged from the ashes

    If jumping to conclusions was an Olympic sport, our country would have won a few gold medals in it by now. As the entire country mourned the loss of 25 souls (official death toll as of writing this article) from the tragic fire at Banani’s FR tower yesterday, some took the opportunity to harshly criticise the overly-enthusiastic onlookers, who supposedly hindered the authorities and fire-fighting services.

  • Tasnuva Adiba’s dream for young writers

    Tasnuva Adiba is the founder of publishing house Addhayan Prokashoni that aims to promote books written by young writers. Being a young publisher herself, Tasnuva aspires to publish books of various subjects to empower and motivate the young minds of the society.

  • ‘I want to make sure that the British Council continues to be relevant’

    Barbara Wickham, OBE, has been the country director for the British Council, in Bangladesh, since January 2015. She started her professional career in 1978 teaching English as a foreign language in Cairo.

  • Verses of ingenuity

    The stigma attached to Bangladeshi writers putting forth their thoughts in English is not new. It is often frowned upon by puritans of Bengali literature, acting as ‘gatekeepers’ raising questions on the motives of the writers themselves.



  • First National Biotechnology Summer School held

    First National Biotechnology Summer School organised by National Institute of biotechnology (NIB) and Young Biotechnologists of Bangladesh, was recently held at Chattogram. Twenty-seven universities and twenty-five organisations participated in the event. Bangladeshi scientist and professor, Haseena Khan inaugurated the event. Vice Chancellor of University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC), Professor Nurul Absar, attended the event as the chief guest, whereas chairperson of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Zeba Islam Seraj, attended as a special guest.

  • National English Carnival 2019 held at St Gregory’s

    Gregorian English Language Club organised their second National English Carnival-with title sponsor BBS Cables recently. The carnival witnessed the participation of enthusiastic students from more than 40 institutions including the prestigious Cadet Colleges across the city. With 17 mega events and a record of around 4000 participants, this carnival was successful in bringing many English language enthusiasts under one roof. This year’s slogan ‘The Art of Communication is the Language of Leadership’ inspired students to embrace the English language as a way of reaching out across the globe.

  • Shuttle: empowering women to commute

    “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” is the slogan for International Women’s Day 2019. The cornerstone of this year’s theme predominantly focuses on innovation that would concern the advancement of gender equality, fundamentally leading to women empowerment. The modules that have been signifised particularly include social protection system, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.

  • National Finale of Famelab 2019 held

    The National Finale of Famelab 2019, hosted by British Council, took place on March 23 in The Westin Dhaka. Famelab, the world’s leading science communication competition, requires each contestant to present a STEM topic of their choice with content, clarity and charisma in three minutes, using props.

  • Nahida Nahid talks creating stories

    Born in 1983, Nahida Nahid completed her graduation in Bangla Language and Literature from Jahangirnagar University. Besides teaching at Comilla University, she has also done extensive academic research on Bangla Literature. Her first book, Olokar Fu,l was published in 2017, followed by her book, Juthochari Adharer Golpo, in 2018, which won the Kali O Kolom Young Poet and Writers’ award that year. Her latest book, Purush Paat, narrates nine stories, focusing on men in contrast to their societal gender roles.

  • Najmun Nahar Shohagi: The Fearless Globetrotter

    All across the world, women are stepping out of the safe confines of their homes to explore unknown cities, countries and continents.

  • Love, education and food for underprivileged children

    Prabhudan Halder Dino's Love, Education and Food (LEF) for Life is a school that has been providing underprivileged children with education, food and vocational training since 2001. Over 300 children are schooled under the organisation. Besides literacy, LEF for Life teaches these children different life and leadership skills.


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  • 3rd Laboratorians’ National English Carnival 2019 concludes

    English Club of the Laboratorians, Government Laboratory High School Dhaka, hosted their 3rd Laboratorians’ National English Carnival 2019 from March 8-10, at their Dhanmondi campus with the motto ‘Join the Revolution’.

  • Youth Fest season 3 concludes

    Youth Festival Season 3, one of the most anticipated events of the year was organised on the campus of St Joseph Higher Secondary School from March 7 - 9.

  • ‘Essence from Experts’ held at NDUB

    Notre Dame University Bangladesh Business Club (NDUBBC), in association with Dhaka University Career Club, organised a peek-in programme titled ‘Essence from Experts’ as part of ‘DUCC presents Young Professional Summit recently, at the NDUB campus.

  • The fault with our 'Bandhobi'

    I was not surprised when I learned Bandhobi, neither was I surprised by the reactions it incited. What surprised me was how quite a few people of note jumped to blindly defending her work. I am particularly stumped by an opinion published on the Daily Star by Arafat Kazi, titled “Defending my Bandhobi”. It’s important to remember that whatever the quality of work is, bullying or harassment of any type isn’t commendable.

  • Pencil – Inscribing a new phase of literature

    The journey of Pencil began as a Facebook group that started on September 12, 2016, with an assemblage of diverse writers, singers,

  • Anita Rahman on her love for aviation

    Anita Rahman on her love for aviation

    First officer Anita Rahman is one of the crew members who conducted the operation for bringing home both of Bangladesh Biman Airlines' Dreamliners.

  • Youth Opportunities

    To celebrate the Local Guides of Google's global community, Connect Live is back and will be bigger than ever. The event will be held

  • Plan International Bangladesh hosts Youth Talk 1.0 honouring International Women's Day

    Plan International Bangladesh hosts Youth Talk 1.0 honouring International Women's Day

    The theme for 2019's International Women's Day campaign is 'Balance for Better', encouraging more balanced and equitable

  • BDC Shevolution: By women for women

    This International Women’s Day, Bangladesh Debating Council organised the first ever Shevolution, an event for women, by women.

  • Green Genius: Search for a greener planet

    Green Genius Season 2 took place on recently at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). Organised by the Green Planet Club of IUB

  • Defending my 'Bandhobi'

    You’ve witnessed YouTuber, comedian, and now author Raba Khan’s greatest achievement. I’m not talking about the publication of Bandhobi, but its aftermath. Khan has singlehandedly helped Bangladesh’s social media population become literary critics. Lovelorn 19-year-olds who were sending her friend requests last week with messages saying “tomake nyc lagca” are now qualified to pass judgment on linguistic integrity.