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Pall of gloom all over

Pall of gloom all over
A pall of gloom descended across the country as slain BUET student Abrar Fahad was laid to rest in his hometown of Kushtia yesterday with students in different universities continuing agitations to protest the brutal killing. The 21-year-old student of Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET) was tortured to death in Sher-e-Bangla Hall early Monday allegedly by some Chhatra League activists over some of his latest facebook posts. Abrar’s body was taken to his hometown from Dhaka in an ambulance. His namaj-e-janaza was held at Al-Hera Jam-e-Mosque on PTI Road in Kushtia around 9.30am. The body was then taken to Raidanga of Kaya union in Kumarakhali upazila where he was buried after another funeral prayer at 11am. Meanwhile,…

Foreign minister clears ‘misperception’ over LPG export

Foreign minister clears ‘misperception’ over LPG export

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen yesterday explained the government's position over Feni River's water sharing with India and LPG export saying there is a "misperception" among people about these issues. He said Bangladesh is not going to export natural gas but will process imported…
Demos continue at JU, RU

Demos continue at JU, RU

Students from different public universities in the country continued their protest progarmmes yesterday following the gruesome killing of a student of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). The BUET student was tortured to death on the campus following a facebook post over recent…
The nation shell-shocked by gruesome murder at BUET

The nation shell-shocked by gruesome murder at BUET

Abrar Fahad murder has left the entire nation shocked and stunned! While the anti-corruption purge is on and the PM Sheikh Hasina recently ordered the removal of Chhatra League president and general secretary for allegations of corruption, ethical aberrations and extortion, the beating and killing of…
Future of work: Decoding uncertainties of new economy

Future of work: Decoding uncertainties of new economy

Economy in every developing nation is changing in its employer-employee relations much on the lines of what already has been happening in the developed world, but with local nuances. India is no exception. The decline of the traditional concept of labour, the rise of contractual work and vendor dependence,…
Traders blame egg price hike on short supply

Traders blame egg price hike on short supply

Egg price have been high since August with traders blaming scarcity of supply, bad weather and high feed cost for the hike. A dozen of eggs is now selling for around Tk. 115–120 in the kitchen markets and super shops in the capital. Talking to The Independent, Taher Ahmed Siddiqui, president of…
HK ‘won’t rule out’ China help over protests: Lam

HK ‘won’t rule out’ China help over protests: Lam

Hong Kong’s under-fire leader Carrie Lam yesterday said China intervening to end months of pro-democracy protests is an option following a particularly violent week of unrest that paralysed the city. The financial hub has been gripped by four months of rallies, and last weekend saw much of the…
‘Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Fest 2019’ to begin October 11

‘Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Fest 2019’ to begin October 11

The eighth edition of the 10-day theatre festival titled ‘Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival’ (Ganga-Jamuna Sangskritik Ustab 2019) will begin on October 11 on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) and Mahila Samiti in the capital. Aiming at consolidating the harmony between Bangladesh…
Qatar to play Bangladesh
tomorrow in WC qualifier

Qatar to play Bangladesh tomorrow in WC qualifier

Before 14 hours of Qatar national football team’s arrival in Dhaka to play the their FIFA qualifying away match against host Bangladesh on October 10, two high officials of Qatar embassy in Bangladesh visited the Bangabandhu National Stadium (BNS) yesterday.   Meanwhile, a 57-man contingent…
Students attend classes amid risk

Students attend classes amid risk

Some chunks of plaster recently fell down while a class was going on in the business studies building of Songazi Government College. Fortunately, no student was hurt in the incident. The building should have been abandoned a long time ago, but the college authorities have no alternative but to hold…
Teesta deal still in a limbo

Teesta deal still in a limbo

Even though Bangladesh signed a number of deals, including the Feni River water-sharing and transit facilities to India during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to New Delhi last week, the Teesta agreement has remained in a state of limbo over the last nine years after West Bengal’s chief…
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