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Ducsu dreams dashed: Another symptom of the disease

Ducsu dreams dashed: Another symptom of the disease Instead of giving the students a representative body that will make their university experience better, the Ducsu election has only resulted in disappointment and more uncertainty. PHOTO: PALASH KHAN Aasha Mehreen Amin What do you call those who just refuse to see the writing on the wall? […]

DAB leader Farhad Haleem says imprisoned BNP chief Khaleda Zia ‘does not want’ to go to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and instead wants to receive treatment at Dhaka’s private United Hospital. Preparations were underway to bring Khaleda, who is suffering from arthritis and various other medical issues, to BSMMU for treatment but the […]

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Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman is clean bowled during the second innings of their second Test against New Zealand in Wellington on Tuesday. — AFP photo A senior official of the Bangladesh Cricket Board on Wednesday hoped that the dismal performance of the national cricket team in the ongoing series in New Zealand would not affect them […]

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The Daily Star  March 13, 2019 VC rejects demand, threatens lawsuit: Liton Students give three-day ultimatum for fresh Ducsu election schedule Dhaka University’s Vice Chancellor Prof Md Akhteruzzaman has said to have rejected the demands of a fresh schedule to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu). “The VC has rejected our demand,” Liton Nandi, leader […]

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The Daily Star March 13, 2019 BIMAN PLANE ‘HIJACK’ BID ‘It was a useless plastic toy gun’ CID says in ballistic report Such kind of toy pistols are used to eject small spherical rubber balls and there is a little sound when the pistol releases the rubber ball, according to the CID’s ballistic report on […]

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The Daily Star March 13, 2019 VC rejects demand, threatens lawsuit: Liton Students give three-day ultimatum for fresh Ducsu election schedule Star Online Report Dhaka University’s Vice Chancellor Prof Md Akhteruzzaman has said to have rejected the demands of a fresh schedule to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu). “The VC has rejected our demand,” […]

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MIGA: Bangladesh poised to emerge as world’s 30th largest economy  UNB Dhaka Tribune March 13th, 2019 File photo: Female workers seen working at a RMG factory in Dhaka strong>Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune MIGA’s vice president is in Dhaka to discuss ways to enhance private sector investment A senior official of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency […]

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‘More independent candidates would’ve won if Ducsu polls were fair’  Afrose Jahan Chaity Dhaka Tribune March 13th, 2019 Newly elected VP of Ducsu, Nurul Haq Nur expresses his solidarity with protesting students demanding a free and fair re-run of the recently-held election at the Dhaka University campus on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune He […]

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Students demand Ruqayyah Hall provost’s resignation UNB . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Mar 13, 2019    Photo credit  New Age        Students of Dhaka University’s Ruqayyah Hall demonstrated early Wednesday demanding resignation of provost Zeenat Huda and withdrawal of a case filed against five people on Monday. They also demanded fresh election to Dhaka University […]

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Bangladesh’s flawed war on drugs not tackling root causes Police killed 300 suspects and arrested 25,000 in 2018 but ‘yaba’ scourge still rampant amid high unemployment, alienation Police escort suspected drug dealers to jail after they were arrested in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on June 20, 2018. About 300 people have been killed and 25,000 arrested during a drug […]

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Bangladeshi women walk out on unhappy marriages A huge cultural change means that more educated women are prepared to be self-reliant Students take a class at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong in this 2017 file photo. More Bangladeshi women are turning to education as a way of getting decent jobs and being less reliant on […]

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The Meddling Kingdom’s threat to democracy  Spying on voters is an important tool of Beijing’s foreign policy as elections loom across the region The roots of Chinese spying on Cambodia were traced to the Malaysian elections last May when victory for the scandal-ravaged Najib Razaq (left) was widely expected. The Chinese politburo must now contend with a […]

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