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Schools Open for March 11-25 During Ramadan

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The government has opted to keep all secondary and primary schools operational for the initial 15 days of Ramadan, as per a correction in the academic calendar for 2024 announced today by the Ministry of Education. The amendment specifies that both public and private primary and secondary schools will remain open from March 11 to March 25.

A notification signed by Education Ministry Public Relations Officer Mohammad Abul Khair assures that classes and other academic activities will proceed as usual during this 15-day period. This adjustment represents a partial deviation from the holiday schedule and academic calendar outlined in the notification issued on December 13 of the previous year for the year 2024 (1430-1431 Bangla Calendar) for public and private primary and secondary schools.

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Altamis Nabil Unveils ‘Content Writing er Maharaja’ at Dhaka Book Fair 2024

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Renowned author and tech evangelist, Md. Altamis Nabil, has introduced his latest masterpiece, “Content Writing er Maharaja” (King of Content Writing), at the Dhaka Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2024. Published by ‘Odommo Prokash,’ the book serves as an extensive guide to the intricacies of online content writing, catering to both novice and experienced writers.

Altamis Nabil’s “Content Writing er Maharaja” delves deep into the realm of online content creation, addressing essential topics such as the nuances between online and offline writing, strategies for engaging readers, sub-editing, proofreading, and specialized techniques for content creation across various platforms, including websites, advertising, email campaigns, and copywriting. The comprehensive guide also features reader-friendly discussions on SEO, journalism, personal blogging, writer’s personal branding, and innovative content creation incorporating artificial intelligence (AI).

Speaking about the book, Altamis Nabil emphasized, “While we often hear that content is king, the true essence of its regal status unfolds within the pages of this book. ‘Content Writing er Maharaja’ is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to conquer the realm of content creation, offering insights from understanding online writing nuances to mastering the art of captivating readers.”

Beyond his literary achievements, Nabil serves as the head of the department at the multinational company MIAKI and is a prolific producer of documentary films. His active involvement in international organizations such as Junior Chamber International (JCI) and Rotary International, along with founding the non-profit organization B. Positive Foundation, highlights his commitment to community development. Nabil is also recognized as an expert trainer, sharing knowledge on Personal Branding, Leadership, Content Writing, App Monetization, and more, empowering youth on a global scale.

“Content Writing er Maharaja” stands as the sixth published book by Md. Altamis Nabil, following the success of his five previous works focused on film and filmmaking.

The captivating cover design for “Content Writing er Maharaja” is credited to Sajjadul Islam Sayeem. The book is currently available for purchase at ‘Odommo Prokash’ (Stall No. 39) at the Dhaka Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2024. Readers can also acquire their copies through the popular e-commerce platform rokomari.com and the publisher’s social media pages.

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UGC Directs NU to Halt Undergraduate Admissions at Main Campus for 2023–24 Academic Year

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In a recent development, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a directive instructing the National University (NU) authorities to abstain from admitting students at the undergraduate (honours) level for the upcoming academic year (2023–24) at its main campus.

A press release, endorsed by Dr Shamsul Arefin, Director of Public Relations and Information Rights Division, was disseminated on Sunday, highlighting this directive. As per the release, the UGC emphasized that this directive will remain in effect until further instructions are received from President Mohammed Shahabuddin, who also serves as the Chancellor.

The UGC had communicated with President Shahabuddin on January 25, expressing concerns about the decision to admit students to the National University main campus. The release specified that all admission activities outlined in the NU’s admission circular should be halted until the Chancellor issues additional directives.

The directive from the UGC underscored that the ongoing process of admitting students to undergraduate programs at the university’s main campus constitutes a clear violation of the National University Act. The Commission stressed that allowing admissions would disrupt the legal purpose of establishing the National University, leading to potential legal complications for students and causing distress for both students and parents.

Consequently, the UGC sought the President’s guidance to take necessary measures to prevent the admission of students into undergraduate programs at the main campus of the National University.

It is noteworthy that last year, the National University main campus had issued a notification inviting applications from interested students for enrollment in undergraduate (honours) programs in departments such as LLB, BBA, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Nutrition and Food Science. During that period, the UGC had sent multiple letters instructing the suspension of student admissions at the main campus, indicating a recurrent concern in this regard.

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PM Sheikh Hasina to inaugurate Amar Ekushey Book Fair tomorrow

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The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2024 is poised to commence tomorrow at the Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan premises, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina scheduled to inaugurate the country’s largest book fair.

Bangla Academy Director General poet Mohammad Nurul Huda confirmed that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the fair at 3 pm. The premier will also present the Bangla Academy Literary Award-2023 to the winners and unveil book covers, including ‘Collected Works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: Volume-2,’ published by Bangla Academy.

Organized by the Bangla Academy, this year’s book fair is themed “Paro Boi, Garo Desh: Bangabandhur Bangladesh” (Read Book, build country: Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh). A total of 937 stalls have been allocated to 635 organizations, with 173 stalls at Bangla Academy ground and 764 stalls at Suhrawardy Udyan. Additionally, 37 pavilions have been designated this year.

The fair’s entire organization is managed by Bangla Academy alone to avoid criticism, according to Dr. KM Muzahidul Islam, Member Secretary of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair Committee. Cultural programs, seminars, and activities for children and teenagers, including drawing, music, and recitation competitions, are planned.

Stall allotment for publications was carried out through a digitalized lottery system on January 23. The fair will be open from 3 pm to 9 pm on working days and 11:00 am to 9 pm on public holidays, with a one-hour break for lunch and prayers.

The Bangla Academy Literary Award-2023 will be presented in 11 categories for notable contributions to Bangla literature. DMP has taken measures to ensure security, deploying police personnel, setting up watchtowers, and employing CCTV cameras and drone surveillance for monitoring the fairground and surrounding areas.

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