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  • Textbooks taken away from student for failing to pay picnic fee

    Headmaster of a primary school in Nilphamari has allegedly taken away textbooks from a fifth grader as she failed to pay the school’s annual picnic fee.

  • Char children getting poor schooling

    It was late March. Around 3:30pm, the Biramer Pachgachchi Govt Primary School was already closed, an hour too early. So was the nearby Kashirpara Govt Primary School. Both schools face a similar problem --neither the students nor the teachers are much interested in class.

  • DCI and RSC organise concert to support underprivileged children

    The Distressed Children and Infants International (DCI) and Rights and Sight for Children (RSC) organised a concert for underprivileged children at the Krishibid Institute Bangladesh Auditorium recently.

  • Bringing hope to kids with special needs

    Children with special learning needs, along with their families, in Chirirbandar upazila of Dinajpur saw a glimmer of hope when a group of around nine individuals began an initiative to provide them with free primary education. That glimmer shone brighter and brighter as the project came to fruition.

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    Bangladesh beat India 2-1

    Following an intense finish, the Bangladesh Physically Challenged Cricket team completed a 2-1 series victory against their Indian counterparts in Ranchi yesterday.

  • Messi made in North Korea?

    Undaunted by sanctions and hard realities on the pitch, North Korea's lone football academy has set its sights high -- producing players better than Lionel Messi, and teams that can dominate the world.

  • Heroes in Rio, Ukraine's disabled struggle at home

    Dmytro Shchebetyuk, 26, an archer on the Paralympics reserve team and co-founder of "Dostupno UA", a project monitoring accessibility for people with disabilities, agrees that he finds it hard to come back to Ukraine after travelling abroad.

  • Ozil, Pogba fund surgeries of 22 needy children

    The Germany international has been involved in numerous philanthropic campaigns over the course of his career, the latest of which has included funding the surgery of 11 African children.

  • 20,000 children trapped in Iraq's Fallujah: UN

    At least 20,000 children are trapped in jihadist bastion Fallujah under siege by Iraqi forces and face shortages and forced recruitment as fighters, the UN Children's Fund says.

  • 23,000 infants can be saved each year in Bangladesh

    As many as 23,000 children might be saved a year in Bangladesh if women do not give birth before the age of 20, said a Unicef official, expressing concern over a high level of child marriage in the country.

  • Move to curb sexual exploitation of children

    A website has been launched in Dhaka city with a view to curb commercial use of sexual exploitation of children in Bangladesh.

  • 50 fall sick after having Panta-Ilish in Bagerhat

    At least fifty people including women and children fall sick after having Panta-Ilish at a Bangla New Year celebration programme organised by the Kachua Upazila Parishad in Bagerhat.


    “I want to be a medical doctor working for the disadvantaged like my dad. I do have to keep bringing everything

  • Prime suspect of Comilla minors’ killing held

    The prime suspect in a case filed over killing of two children in Comilla has been arrested from Dhaka.

  • 4 kids hurt in Ctg boundary wall collapse

    Four children are injured as a boundary wall of an under-construction building collapsed in Chittagong city. The boundary wall collapses on the children in Nandan Kanon area of the city when they were playing beside it, police said.

  • Two children strangled by 'stepbrother'

    Two children were strangled to death allegedly by their stepbrother in Comilla city yesterday.

  • 49pc children encounter cyber bullying

    Around half of the school-goers in the country have encountered cyberbullying, global mobile phone giant Telenor yesterday said.

  • Kids trapped in Tobacco Menace

    For many struggling Lalmonirhat families, relatively lucrative tobacco farming appears to be a blessing. But cultivating the crop brings significant health consequences. Worse still, with children commonly engaged in tending fields, the health of many youngsters is compromised.

  • Blackburn archaeological survey: Bodies of 800 young children found

    The bodies of about 800 children aged under six have been unearthed by archaeologists ahead of the construction of a road in Lancashire.

  • 4 ‘Adamya Bangladesh’ members acquitted

    A Dhaka court has today relieved four members of non-profit organisation Adamya Bangladesh from charges of human trafficking placed against them.

  • Bar children from high-impact sports: Study

    More than a decade after playing a leading role in uncovering the health risks to players in the National Football League, Bennet Omalu hopes his research will lead to a ban on children playing high-impact sports.

  • Child-safe Internet

    A lot of children who use the Internet are being exposed to harmful materials and there has to be proper monitoring to ensure safety of children as well as the state.

  • Electronic toy maker Vtech hacked

    Vtech, a company which specialises in electronic toys and educational material for children, has had its app store database, Learning Lodge, hacked.

  • [WATCH NOW] Fun park in Uttara

    If you want to have fun with the kids but can’t make time to go to the big amusement parks because they are too far away from the city, here’s the news: they have opened a big park in Uttara with lots of exciting rides.

  • Aziza seeks ‘better future’ for Kabul children

    Fourteen-year-old Aziza Rahimzada is trying to help her impoverished community by offering classes to children.

  • Rajon murder verdict Nov 8

    A Sylhet court will deliver verdict in 13-year-old Sheikh Md Samiul Alam Rajon killing case on November 8. Metropolitan Session Judge Akbar Hossain Mridha fixed the date, our Moulvibazar correspondent reports quoting Public Prosecutor Mafur Ali.

  • 'Afghan Malala' speaks up for refugee children

    At the age of just 14, Afghan rights activist Aziza Rahimzada has already surmounted legal hurdles preventing 25,000 refugee children from attending school.

  • Sweden stunned by school attack

    Sweden has reacted with shock to the killing of a teacher and pupil at a school in the west of the country, near Gothenburg, by a sword-wielding man.

  • Sparring with Taekwando: Children earn their belts and confidence

    A mother always enjoys spending time with her children. But learning something together is double the fun, especially if it is something interactive and hands-on like the martial arts Taekwando, the art of Korean self-defence.

  • 13 dead in Andhra Pradesh road accident

    Thirteen people, including three children, were killed on Saturday and ten others injured when a mini-truck carrying a marriage party collided with a bus at Andhra Pradesh.