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BD students in US reach ‘all-time high’

It ranks 20th in world for countries sending students to US WT24 Desk The number of students from Bangladesh studying in the United States increased to 8,249 during the most recent academic year – 2018/2019, according to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, Agencies report. This is an all-time high for Bangladesh, reflecting a 10 percent increase ...

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HK sees fresh university clashes

Protesters and Police Face Off WT24 Desk Fresh violence erupted around a besieged Hong Kong university campus on Sunday morning, as protesters braced for a possible final police push to clear them after fiery clashes overnight, Agencies report. Huge fires had lit up the night sky at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Kowloon district hours earlier as protesters hurled petrol ...

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Student dies in Rangamati crash

WT24 Desk  A college student was killed and three others injured after a truck ran over a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Kawkhali upazila of Rangamati, Agencies report. The accident happened on Rangamati-Chattogram highway around 11 am on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Echinsing Marma, 20. She was a 1st year student of Rangamati Government College. According to locals, a truck ...

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Schoolboy stabbed dead in Jhenidah

WT24 Desk A 10th grader was stabbed to death by some  miscreants in Kalikapur area of Sadar Upazila in the district on Saturday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Saidur Zaman Sifat, son of Monowar Mia of the area. Victim’s relatives said Sifat along with his friend Mahi were playing games on their cell phone while two young men ...

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RU student beaten by BCL activists

WT24 Desk A student of Rajshahi University (RU) was beaten up, reportedly by two Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists at Shaheed Shamsujjoha Hall on Friday night, Agencies report.  The victim, Soharab Mia, a third-year student of finance and banking, is undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH), his friends said. Some BCL activists, led by Asif Lak, called some ...

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Missing FMCH student found dead

WT24 Desk The body of a missing student of Faridpur Medical College Hospital (FMCH) was recovered from Munsibazar area here on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Nayan Chandra Nath, son of late Dilip Chandra Nath of Azimpur village under Daganbhuiyan upazila in Feni. He was appearing in his professional medical exam at the end of his fifth year education ...

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Primary, Ebtedayee exams begin Sunday

WT24 Desk The Primary and Ebtedayee terminal examinations begins across the country on Sunday, Agencies report. The examinations will be held at 7,470 centres across the country. This year, 25,53,267 students will sit for the Primary terminal examinations. Of them, 11, 81,300 are boys and 13,71,967 girls. Besides, 3,50, 371 students – 1,87,082 boys and 1,66,281 girls – will attend ...

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Andhra launches Rs 12,000cr scheme to introduce English medium in govt schools

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday launched the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme to introduce English medium from Classes 1 to 6 in state-run schools. WT24 Desk Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday launched the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme to introduce English medium from Classes 1 to 6 in state-run schools and said there will be “some ...

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HK faces more protests after clashes at university

There were severe public transit disruptions across the city, a day after demonstrators staged a fiery standoff against the police near a university WT24 Desk A territory-wide obstruction protest has caused traffic chaos and school suspensions in Hong Kong for the third consecutive day Wednesday, Agencies report. Protesters set up makeshift roadblocks and scattered debris on major thoroughfares in various ...

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Nusrat sexual harassment case

Deposition now to begin Jan 29 WT24 Desk The formal trial in a case filed over sexual harassment of madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was later burned to death, against her madrasa principal SM Sirajuddoula will now begin on January 29 next, Agencies report.    Judge of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Mamunur Rashid passed the order ...

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