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Education admin November 2, 2021

Govt to take ‘necessary steps’ if pandemic disrupts SSC, HSC exam plans

Bangladesh is currently grappling with an unrelenting pandemic and the education authorities will take necessary action if the situation does not improve in the coming months, according to Education Minister Dipu Moni. "Coronavirus infections are on the decline. The positive rate had been above 30 percent but has come down to 22-23 percent range. The vaccination drive has also started again so we hope to be able to hold the SSC exams in mid-November and the HSC exams in December," she told reporters on Thursday. "However, if for some reason the situation does not improve, as we saw last time,

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Education admin November 2, 2021

Dipu Moni sees no chance of holding JSC exams for eighth graders

Secondary School Certificate exams were held last year before the coronavirus struck Bangladesh, but the government had to scrap all other public exams at schools and colleges. This year, the SSC exams will be held in November and Higher Secondary Certificate tests in December. “We are ready as the SSC and HSC exams are nearing. But we don’t think we will have the opportunity to hold the JSC exams,” Education Minister Dipu Moni said on Tuesday at an event in Dhaka. She said students of Class VIII will be evaluated by the end of the year like other classes. “But

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Bangladesh admin November 2, 2021

Students vie for admission to Dhaka University after a pandemic year

The race to grab a place in one of the top public universities began at 11 am on Friday with students sitting for the test under Ka unit of the science faculty. The exam with 60 marks for multiple-choice questions and 40 marks for the written test ended at 12.30 pm. The authorities have spread out the exam centres across eight university campuses in as many divisional cities to ease the trouble of travelling to Dhaka for the students in the pandemiç. As many as 117,957 students are vying for the 1,815 seats under the Ka unit. That means, on

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Bangladesh admin November 2, 2021

Bangladesh logs 3 virus deaths, 229 cases in a day

The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,569,982 as 229 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am on Tuesday, according to the latest government data. The Dhaka Division logged two fatalities, while Chattogram recorded one. Dhaka also counted 156 infections. Nationwide, another 211 people recovered from the illness, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,533,836.

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Bangladesh admin November 2, 2021

Gold worth Tk 10 crore recovered from Biman flight

A team of customs detectives and investigation departments has recovered 120 gold bars weighing about 14 kg from a plane at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. The market value of the seized gold bars is around Tk 10 crore. The gold bars were seized from a flight of Bangladesh Biman Airlines from Dubai around 9:30 pm on Tuesday (October 5).

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Bangladesh admin November 2, 2021

Dhaka is world’s second-most polluted city

Air pollution still remains one of the top most challenges for Bangladesh -- its capital has been ranked as the second-most polluted city in the world. On Saturday, Dhaka occupied the second position in the list of world cities with the worst air quality. Dhaka's air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 159 around 9.15am, which is considered 'unhealthy'. The cities of Kolkata and Mumbai in neighbouring India occupied the first and third spots, respectively, with an AQI of 193 and 158.   An AQI between 100 and 200 is considered 'unhealthy for sensitive groups'. Similarly, an AQI between 201

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Bangladesh admin November 2, 2021

E-orange owner Sonia, 2 others remanded again

A Dhaka court on Thursday placed e-commerce platform  eorange.shop owner Sonia Mehzabin, her husband Masukur Rahman and Chief Operating Officer Aman Ullah on a one-day remand in a fraud case filed with Hatirjheel police station. Dhaka Chief Metroploitan Magistate court Judge Shahidul Islam passed the order after Sup-Inspector Subrata Debnath, also investigation officer of the case, submitted a petition seeking a 5-day remand for the accused. The court also rejected bail petition submitted by the defense lawyer advocate Mamunur Rashid. On October 7, Sazzad Islam, a Dhaka College student, filed the case with Hatirjheels police station as he, his brother and

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