AL picks Atiqul, Taposh as DNCC, DSCC mayoral contestants
The ruling Awami League today nominated Atiqul Islam and Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh as its mayoral candidates for the upcoming elections to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) respectively.
Thousands join India protests
Thousands protested in rival demonstrations in India Friday as tensions deepen over a citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim, with authorities deploying huge numbers of riot police in the country.
Unsafe school in Jhenaidah
We find it abhorrible that a school built in 1960 and declared unsafe by the Education Engineering Department (EED) in Jhenaidah in 2015 is still in operation. The two-storey building located in Kotchandpur upazila town has exposed iron rods and the plaster keeps falling off the ceilings and yet we
DU Campus : 12 student fronts unite to combat violence
A new student alliance `Santrash Birodhi Chhatra Oikya' was formed yesterday on the Dhaka University campus to combat violence. It has 12 student organisations.
Government to ensure quality education : Dipu Moni
Education minister Dipu Moni on Friday said that the present government has been working relentlessly to ensure quality of education side by side with its quantity for development of the country through improving skilled human resources.
Kuet shut after clash over soccer match
Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet) was closed for an indefinite period yesterday after students of two dormitories clashed over a football match on Friday, which left six injured. “The residential students have been asked to vacate the halls,” said Kuet Vice-chancellor Quazi S
Cumilla University's 1st convocation Jan 27
The first convocation of Cumilla University will be held on January 27 next year. A central committee and various sub-committees have been formed to organize the conclave and the registration process, said a press release on Sunday. Details of the convention will be made available through a notice
National cricketers’ 11-point demand
The national cricketers of Bangladesh called a press conference today to put forward an 11-point demand and boycotted all cricketing activities until their demands were met. In addition, Test and T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan called for an end to corruption and irregularities in first-class cricket.
Directive given for quick disposal of Abrar murder case, PM tells his family
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she has directed the Law Minister to look for a way for the quick disposal of the Abrar Fahad murder case. "I’ve already asked the Law Minister to find out a way for the quick disposal of the case (Abrar Fahad killing)," she said. The Prime Minister said thi
Bengali economist Abhijit, 2 others win Nobel economics prize
Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their work in fighting global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday. Abhijit Binayak Banerjee, an Indian American economist of Bengali heritage, is the Ford Foundation Interna
Mehedi confesses to hitting Abrar first
Mehedi Hasan Robein, one of the key accused in Abrar murder case, today confessed to a magistrate that he led the attack on Buet student Abrar Fahad on a horrific night on October 7. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain recorded the statement of Mehedi for around four hours after DB Inspecto
Three remanded in Abrar murder case
A Dhaka court put three-day remand on each of three suspects of Abrar murder on Wednesday. The court of metropolitan magistrate Tofazzal Hossain issued the order. The remanded are BUET students — Shamsul Arefin, Moniruzzaman Monir and Akash Hossain. Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of Banglades
Protesters want outlawing student politics at BUET
Former and current students and teachers of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology demanded outlawing student politics at the university on Wednesday. They brought out a silent procession on the campus in the morning and sought
2 DU students remanded in arm case
A Dhaka court today placed two former leaders of Dhaka University unit Chhatra League on two-day remand each in connection with an arms case.
UGC probe body recommends withdrawal of BSMRSTU VC
University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended withdrawal of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) Vice Chancellor Prof Khondoker Md Nasiruddin based on evidence of irregularities and corruption. The UGC probe committee, formed to investigate the irregula
GOPALGANJ UNIV STUDENT UNREST Protests for VC’s removal continue for 11th day
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University students continued their demonstration in Gopalganj on Saturday for the 11th straight day demanding removal of its vice-chancellor Khondoker Md Nasiruddin. The demonstrators demanded resignation of the VC for his alleged involvemen
Students demand Bangabandhu tech university VC’s resignation
Students of different educational institutions including Dhaka University today formed a human chain on the DU campus demanding immediate removal of the vice chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University. The students have been demanding VC Prof Khandakar Nasir U
Shovon, Rabbani after Ouster: Faithfuls flip overnight
In a span of two days, former Chhatra League president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and general secretary Golam Rabbani have not only lost their posts, but also their followers. It took only hours for many “staunch” supporters of Shovon-Rabbani to become loyal to the newly appointed leaders, re
VC-backed teachers denounce anti-corruption demos at JU
A group of teachers staged demonstration at Jahangirnagar University on Monday expressing their support for the vice-chancellor, who is facing agitation over her alleged corruption and mismanagement. Meanwhile, the university authorities on the day formed two committees to investigate the assault