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Strike continues at JU for removal of VC

Strike continues at JU for removal of VC

A section of teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) continued their strike yesterday for the sixth consecutive day demanding the removal…

National Youth Day today

The National Youth Day will be observed today through various programmes across the country. This year’s the theme of the day is “Dakkha Juba Gorche Desh, Bangabandhur Bangladesh” (Skilled youths are building the country, Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh). On the eve of the day, President…

Fully professional people can help break poverty cycle: Dr Shirin

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said a fully engaged, educated, healthy and productive professional group of people can help break multi-generational poverty and can be resilient in the face of personal and societal threats. She also said they, as skilled and informed citizens, can contribute…

New cabinet secretary meets president

Newly appointed Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam paid a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban yesterday. Congratulating Anwarul on being appointed to the highest post of the civil service, the President said the role of civil service is very important in socio-economic development.…

Another child dies at DMCH

Another victim, injured in the cylinder blast in Rupnagar Residential Area of the city, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday, raising the death toll to seven. The deceased was identified as Nihar Uddin, 8, son of Sarwar Hossain of Mohanganj upazila in Netrakona district. Abul Kalam Azad,…

‘Court verdict against Giasuddin premeditated’

Terming premeditated and politically motivated a Chattogram court’s verdict sentencing its Vice-chairman Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury to three years’ imprisonment, BNP yesterday said the criticism of the government has now considered as a crime. “Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury was awarded…

BRRI develops 14 Boro paddy varieties for Rajshahi region

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) has developed 14 Boro varieties of paddy which are appropriate for Rajshahi region including its vast Barind tract. The varieties are Brridhan28, 29, 50, 58, 63, 69, 81, 84, 86, 88, 89, 92, Brri hybrid dhan3 and Brri hybrid dhan5. Of those, Brridhan50 is export-…

Stress on preventing drug trafficking

High officials at a seminar have underscored the need for engaging comprehensive efforts to prevent drug trafficking and drug abuse through creating employments for people living in bordering areas. They expressed the view at the seminar on ‘Socio-economic development through employment and rehabilitation…

RDA employee gets 2 years jail

A trial court here yesterday convicted an employee of Rajshahi Development Authority (RDA) and sentenced him to suffer two years in jail on charges of corruption. The convict, Mustaque Ahmed, Higher Division Clark of RDA, was also fined Taka 50,000. Rajshahi Divisional Special Judge Ismat Ara found…

International educational campaign held

The international educational campaign titled ‘Geographical Dictation’ was held for the first time at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture (RCSC) in Dhaka on Saturday, said a press release. Russian compatriots, schoolchildren, students studying the Russian language, Bangladeshi graduates…

75 dalit, horijon students get stipend

 A total of 75 dalit, horijon and bede students living in the city areas were given sub-stipend worth around Taka 7.03 lakh for making their studentships uninterrupted. The students included 50 of primary levels, 12 secondary, eight higher secondary and five under-graduations. Rajshahi City Office…

Court Corner

Order on issuing warrant against Fakhrul, 2 others Nov 20 BSS, Dhaka  A court here yesterday set November 20 to pass order on whether to issue arrest warrant against three BNP leaders including Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case lodged for allegedly carrying out anarchy in the capital in 2018.…

Campus Corner

Seminar on breast cancer awareness at Southeast University Staff Reporter, Dhaka A seminar on ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ organised by the Southeast Pharmacy Club of Southeast University (SEU) in association with Roche Bangladesh Limited was held at the SEU Seminar Hall, Banani in the capital…

News in Brief

Railway recovers 2 acres of land in Chattogram BSS, Chattogram Bangladesh Railway (BR) in a special drive yesterday evicted over 210 establishments built near central CRB and Pahartali area in the city and recovered about two acres of land. A team of railway’s Eastern Zone conducted the five-hour…
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