Evening News Highlights

Dear readers, good evening. We are bringing you some of the top stories we covered throughout the day so that you do not miss anything important.


No preparation to deal with earthquake risks

Nurul Huda, Mehedi Ahmed Ansary, Dilara Zahid and Abu Sayeed Md Masud.
Prothom Alo

Bangladesh is an earthquake-prone country and it, as per the historical data, may face a quake of magnitude 7 on the Richter scale anytime soon. Experts fear that such a big earthquake would cause massive damages and huge deaths as the authorities here have literally no preparations to combat the disaster.


Two-month ban on jatka catching begins Tuesday midnight

A two-month ban on catching 'jatka' (hilsa fry less than 9 inches or 23 centimetres in length) from 1 March to 30 April will begin in five hilsa sanctuaries across the country on Tuesday midnight.


Why such an inflexible stand about the Constitution?

There is no end to the debate on the constitution. In the early nineties when Awami League launched a movement demanding an election-time non-party caretaker government (NCG), BNP rejected the demand, claiming that it was not in the constitution.


No mistakes, books withdrawn to avoid controversy: NCTB

There were no mistakes in the two books withdrawn from sixth and seventh grades, the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has claimed. The books were withdrawn to avoid controversy, it added. NCTB member Md Moshiuzzaman came up with this claim at a discussion at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday.  


Primary scholarship exam results postponed due to coding error

Students at Baniabazar Government Primary School, Jamalpur
Prothom Alo file photo

Primary and mass education ministry senior public relation officer Mahbubur Rhaman told Prothom Alo the results were postponed due to technical glitch and the results will be publish on Wednesday after fixing it.


St Martin’s Island under threat: No tourism by destroying environment

St. Martin's Island
Prothom Alo file photo

The island that could be the symbol of our tradition and pride is going to be extinct because of negligence and a lack of sincerity among people concerned. Environmentalists have long been expressing concern over the environment of St Martin’s Island and objecting to the setup of such structures that damages its environment.


Increase opportunities for women in technology: Women leaders

Guests of a roundtable titled 'Future of women and technological challenge’ at Prothom Alo office in the capital's Karwan Bazar area on Monday, 27 February, 2023.
Khaled Sarker

More opportunities have to be created for women in the technological field as it is impossible to establish gender equality in the world excluding technology out of the discussion.

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