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No let-up in JU unrest

No let-up in JU unrest
Despite the authorities’ order to vacate the halls before 3:30pm yesterday, defiant students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) continued with their demonstrations to push for the removal of vice-chancellor Prof Farzana Islam for what they claimed her unbridled corruption and mismanagement. They, however, halted their programmes until 12 noon today and vowed to stay in their dormitories. President of the Hall Provost Committee Professor Bashir Ahmed confirmed the fact to The Independent yesterday. “We have decided to shut all the canteens and food stores under the dormitories and adjoining shops. We took the decision as the syndicate decided to shut the university,” he said. Spokesperson of the protesters Nazir Amin Chowdhury…

RAB files charge-sheet against Samrat

RAB files charge-sheet against Samrat

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) yesterday (Wednesday) filed a charge-sheet against expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, one of the casino kingpins, in a case filed under the Arms Act. Shekhar Chandra Mallik, sub-inspector of RAB-1, submitted the charge-sheet before the court…
N’ganj struggling to deal with medical wastes

N’ganj struggling to deal with medical wastes

A good number of hospitals in the city keep dumping medical wastes in the open ignoring their consequences on the environment and human health. Locals alleged that the situation has come this far as there is no regulation for proper medical waste management. Although the Ministry of Environment and…
Regulating BRTA 
licence seekers

Regulating BRTA licence seekers

It is disturbing to note that with Friday’s enforcement of the Road Transport Act 2018 having provisions for tougher punishment and fines, the number of licence seekers as well as licence touts has spurted in and around all three premises of the BRTA in the capital. These agents are promising,…
Towards inclusive ECD approach 
to drowning prevention

Towards inclusive ECD approach to drowning prevention

The train of this globalised world is moving fast, hence maintaining the traditional social norms and practices has become tougher for people across communities irrespective of developed or undeveloped, literate or illiterate and rich or poor. Across societies, children become the worst victims of such…
Civil service pension scheme 
needs to be reformed

Civil service pension scheme needs to be reformed

The government should be very careful about the contents of the universal pension scheme before launching it because it would be very difficult to reform or to revise it after implementation, cautioned Dr Zahid Hussain, lead economist of the World Bank (WB), Bangladesh yesterday. Hussain explained that…
Riyadh has ‘open channel’ with Huthis: Saudi official

Riyadh has ‘open channel’ with Huthis: Saudi official

Riyadh has an “open channel” with Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels with the goal of ending the country’s civil war, a Saudi official said yesterday, weeks after the rebels offered to halt attacks on the kingdom. The comment comes after Saudi Arabia brokered a power sharing agreement…
Bhupen Hazarika remembered on 8th death anniversary

Bhupen Hazarika remembered on 8th death anniversary

Renowned Assamese-Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet and film-maker Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s 8th death anniversary was observed on Tuesday.  On the occasion, a three-day commemorative cultural fest titled ‘Mora Jatri Eki Taronir’ began on Tuesday evening at Bangladesh…
Riyad plays down pressure game

Riyad plays down pressure game

Bangladesh T20 captain Mahmudullah Riyad played down the pressure of creating history by beating India on Indian soil to clinch the three-match T20 series as the first overseas team when he stated that they are solely focused on winning the match at any cost. The Tigers are leading the series by 1-0,…
600 academic bldgs built in Hajiganj, Shahrasti

600 academic bldgs built in Hajiganj, Shahrasti

At least 600 new academic buildings have been built in the Chandpur-5 constituency  (Hajiganj, Shahrasti) during the last two terms of the AL-led government, said Maj. (rtd) Rafiqul Islam, Bir Uttam, MP. He was addressing as chief guest a gathering of people after laying the foundation stone of…
Won’t leave behind farmers: PM

Won’t leave behind farmers: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday told farmers that they will not be left behind as the government takes Bangladesh towards development and turn it into an industrialised nation. Farmers are given the highest importance while undertaking any development programme, she said, adding that the main…
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