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DUCSU Election – Let us not become the ostrich

The Daily Star  March 13, 2019 DUCSU Election – Let us not become the ostrich Students hold marked ballots on the day of the Ducsu polls. PHOTO: PALASH KHAN Ali Riaz What happened in the Ducsu “election”—which was made into a farcical show by the Dhaka University authorities, including the Vice Chancellor and the teachers […]

The Daily Star  March 16, 2019 Demand for Ducsu Re-election: Protesters end hunger strike It comes as authorities assure them of listening to their complaints; VP-elect Nur, all other Ducsu leaders likely to meet PM today Fellow students taking Shoyeb Mahmud to a hospital and try to feed him water on the way after he […]

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New Zealand Attack Comes as Islamophobic Violence Rises Globally By Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! Published March 15, 2019 In New Zealand, a white right-wing extremist killed 49 people in an attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch during Friday prayers. It is the deadliest shooting in New Zealand’s history. Police have arrested and […]

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  Letter from Trump’s Washington Is America Becoming Trump’s Banana Republic? George Conway and the Senate’s Twelve Angry Republicans say not quite yet. By Susan B. Glasser March 14, 2019  New Yorker Magazine Although he acts like an all-powerful strongman, Trump could make himself the first President in decades to leave the office with less […]

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Provost: Ruqayyah Hall incident happened due to rumours  Tribune Desk Dhaka Tribune    March 14th, 2019 Students are protesting and chanting slogans in front of the voting room at Ruqayyah Hall on Monday, March 11, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune She made the statement at a press conference on Thursday Dhaka University’s Ruqayyah Hall Provost Professor Zeenat […]

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DU authorities finally meet with protesting students  Fahim Reza Shovon  Dhaka Tribune  March 14th, 2019 Newly elected VP of Ducsu, Nurul Haq Nur expresses his solidarity with protesting students of Ruqayyah Hall demanding re-election and resignation of the hall provost in front of hall’s gate on Thursday Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Protestors call off strike, give 24 […]

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‘Tigers escaped mosque shooting by 3 to 4 minutes’ AFP . Christchurch, New Zealand | Prothom Alo  Mar 15, 2019        Bangladesh’s cricketers were just a few minutes from being caught up in Friday’s massacre in New Zealand when they arrived at a Christchurch mosque as shooting began, a team spokesman said. In a chilling […]

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Rohingya run schools in India for rejected kids Govt schools turn away children of Muslim refugees as Hindu groups in Kashmir demand they be deported to Myanmar A bashful Tasleema Akhtar, 4, has her photo taken at a makeshift classroom inside a refugee camp in India’s Jammu. She is among about 100 Rohingya children who are attending the preparatory school after government-run […]

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3 Bangladeshis among 49 killed in New Zealand mosque attack Prothom Alo English Desk |  Mar 15, 2019        Three Bangladeshis are among those killed in Christchurch terror attack at mosques on Friday, Bangladesh Honorary Consul in New Zealand Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan told news agency UNB. The three victims are — Lincoln University teacher Abdus […]

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Part I. General Elections 2019: Who is funding the electioneering of our political parties? Recent amendments in various statutes bringing in electoral bonds and allowing funding from foreign sources jeopardise transparency and expose our political parties to undesirable influences and unaccounted money. 15-03-2019  Daily O Prasanna MohantyPRASANNA MOHANTY @prasannamohanty The first part of this two-part […]

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