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  • JU VC driven away from campus on Victory Day

    On December 9, agitating teachers of JU announced that VC Prof Anwar Hossain was unwanted on campus and sealed his house
    A group of teachers of the Jahangirnagar University yesterday forcibly seized the Vice Chancellor’s car and drove him away from the campus.

    On December 9, under the banner “JU Teachers-Students and Officers-Employees United Forum,” they announced that VC Prof Anwar Hossain was unwanted on campus and sealed his house.

    Sources said Prof Anwar, who is currently on medical leave until December 20, came to the campus around 8am after paying homage at the National Memorial in Savar.

  • AL turns back the clock ‘to compromise’

    Ershad’s U-turn made the ruling party change the game plan
    As part of a “compromise” deal with its once ally Jatiya Party, the Awami League has allegedly pressured many of its candidates to withdraw nominations so that JaPa candidates could be elected uncontested.

    In many such constituencies, letters were sent to the returning officers instructing them to accept withdrawal applications from Awami League candidates. Some of these letters were reportedly signed by HT Imam, adviser to the prime minister and co-chairman of the Awami League’s Election Steering Committee.

  • JaPa to stage demos for Ershad’s release

    The programmes would also include submission of memorandums to deputy commissioners in all districts
    Jatiya Party yesterday announced a two-day programme starting today demanding release of its chairman HM Ershad, who, the party claims, was being detained.

    At a Victory Day event at the party’s Banani office yesterday, JaPa Secretary General ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader said programmes would also include submission of memorandums to deputy commissioners in all districts tomorrow.

    “If the government does not release party chief Ershad within two days, we will take tougher stance and announce further programmes.”

  • AL brings out procession to mark Victory Day

    AL brings out procession to mark Victory Day

    Dhaka City Awami League arranged the procession, which started from Suhrawardy Udyan in the afternoon and ended at the Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi 32
    Awami League brought out a colourful procession in the capital yesterday to celebrate the 42th anniversary of the Victory Day.

    Dhaka City Awami League arranged the procession, which started from Suhrawardy Udyan in the afternoon and ended at the Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi 32.

    The procession marched through the main streets of the capital such as Shabagh, Elephant road, the Science Laboratory and Kalabagan.

  • Teenage boy beaten to death in capital

    The security guard of the building along with some other people beat up Imran badly for the alleged burglary
    A teenage street urchin succumbed to his injuries yesterday, a couple of days after being beaten severely by a group of people in Mirpur suspecting him to be a thief.

    Mohammad Imran Hossain, 15, was declared dead at Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 11am, said Mozammel Haque, inspector at the hospital police outpost.

    The body was sent to DMC morgue for an autopsy, he told the Dhaka Tribune. Hailing from Alinagar village of Bhola, Imran used to reside at a slum named Chhoy Number Bosti near Kalyanpur Natun Bazar.

  • City people enjoy a peaceful day after a long time

    The opposition parties did not wage any political movements. Moreover, security was strengthened in the city
    The People of Dhaka city enjoyed a different and peaceful day yesterday, celebrating the 43rd Victory Day of Bangladesh.

    City residents of different ages and professions came out of their homes to celebrate the memorable day. People visited the national parade ground at the old airport, attended cultural events, and went to different parks and shopping malls; leading to huge crowds across the city.

  • Rizvi admitted to BSMMU

    Rizvi had been referred to the BSMMU since he had been suffering from an ‘acute abdomen’ problem
    BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi who has been unwell since yesterday afternoon, was shifted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) from Dhaka Central Jail Hospital in the evening, after his health started deteriorating.

    Dr Mohammad Shamsuddin, in-charge of Dhaka Central Jail Hospital, told the Dhaka Tribune that Rizvi had been referred to the BSMMU since he had been suffering from an ‘acute abdomen’ problem.

  • Crashes kill five in three districts

    Five people were killed in separate road accidents in Chittagong, Natore and Jhinaidah yesterday. Seven other people were injured in those accidents.

    In Chittagong, one person was killed as a human haulier overturned in Patiya upazila in the early hours of yesterday. The deceased was Md Alauddin, 20, of Jaldi under Banshkahli upazila.

    In Natore, three passengers of a human haulier were killed and six others were injured in a head-on collision with a goods-laden truck in the Dakmara graveyard area of sadar upazila.

  • Khaled Khan new ULAB treasurer

    Khaled Khan new ULAB treasurer

    Khan was appointed to the post for a four-year term
    The authorities of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh appointed Khaled Mahmood Khan as its new treasurer yesterday.

    Khan was appointed to the post for a four-year term, said a press release. He was previously the finance director of the institution and had earlier served as the registrar and deputy director of administration.

    Khan achieved his MCom degree from the University of Dhaka, and later worked as a theatre artist. He has received many awards including the IT Theatre Award 2013.
     

  • Chhatra League assaults teachers in CU

    At one point during the programme, a group of Chhatra League people rushed in and attack teachers of the BNP-Jamaat backed White Panel who formed a human chain at Buddijibi Chattar
    Activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League allegedly made an attack on BNP-Jamaat backed teachers when they’d formed a human chain at Chittagong University campus, yesterday morning.

    Two activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal Abdul Quayum, former financial secretary of the party’s CU unit, and Mohammed Yasin, a second year student of the History department, were injured in the attack.

  • Who cast my ballot, damn it!

    Who cast my ballot, damn it!

    Instead of giving people the voting rights, the ruling party has snatched these away in broad daylight. More than half of the parliamentary seats have been decided long before the voting day
    I can’t find the words appropriate to articulate the dire circumstances we are in.

    It is election time. People, or for that matter, the whole nation, should have been awash with the colourful banners, head-gears, party flags, festoons, and engaging slogans. Groups of animated young and old party or non-party activists were supposed to keep the cold winter mornings or the dark foggy evenings warm with their piercing slogans.

  • Five killed in shootout

    The joint force, formed with police arrested nine from the spots
    Five activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir died while engaging in a shootout with law enforcers during a police raid in two upazilas of Satkhira yesterday.

    The joint force, formed with police, Rapid Action Battelion (Rab), Border Guard Bangladesh and Ansar, arrested nine from the spots.

    Being tipped off, police went to the spots to arrest Jamaat-Shibir men accused in different cases filed in connection with the recent incidents of violence in the district.

  • Blockade again

    The fresh blockade came at a time when country was celebrating Victory Day with renewed enthusiasm
    Main opposition BNP-led 18-party alliance yesterday called for another 72-hour spell of nationwide rail, road and waterway blockade starting 6am today.

    The fresh blockade came at a time when country was celebrating Victory Day with renewed enthusiasm following the execution of war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla.

  • Notable battles in the 11 Sectors

    Notable battles in the 11 Sectors

    Kill three million of them and the rest will eat out of our hands.’ Yahya Khan at the February conference
    ‘We enticed a large number of enemy soldiers to a swamp and were able murder them in large numbers. I have used the word “murder” extensively. In regular warfare, the word murder is not used. Defeating the enemy is the main objective. But in this guerrilla fight, the identified enemy is a criminal in humanitarian terms. Murder, for him is only a fair sentence’ Lt Colonel Abu Taher, about killing the many Pakistani soldiers in the Kamalpur siege

  • Bangladesh rewrites record books with largest human flag

    Bangladesh rewrites record books with largest human flag

    It was in an emotional display of patriotism that over 27,000 people proved their collective strength
    What could be the greatest strength of a country not larger than a tiny dot on the globe? Its people, obviously!

    It was in an emotional display of patriotism that over 27,000 people proved their collective strength yesterday as Bangladesh set the world record for the largest human-flag ever made. And it could not be done at a more opportune moment or against a more desired opponent.

  • Ban terrorist Jamaat, Shibir, urge activists

    The speakers called upon people to protest Jamaat-Shibir men
    Terming the Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir “terrorist organisations,” noted citizens, freedom fighters and socio-cultural leaders of Ganajagaran Mancha yesterday urged the government to ban the party immediately.

    At the Bijoy Utsab 2013 held at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on the occasion of the Victory Day, they said the Jamaat-Shibir could not be labelled as a democratic political party.

    The speakers also called upon people to resist every sort of attack carried out by the Jamaat-Shibir men.

  • Nation observes Victory Day

    Nation observes Victory Day

    The celebration began with a 31-gun salute at dawn to pay respect to the heroic struggle that brought the independence for the country
    The nation yesterday observed its 43rd Victory Day commemorating the unsung heroes who sacrificed their lives during the Liberation War and brought the victory for the country on the same day in 1971.

    The celebration began with a 31-gun salute at dawn to pay respect to the heroic struggle that brought the independence for the country.

    The National Flag was hoisted atop all government, semi-government and other important establishments.

  • Clash in China’s Xinjiang kills 16

    Clash in China’s Xinjiang kills 16

    Most of the victims are from Muslim Uighur minority and two of them were minors
    Sixteen people were killed in a clash in China’s restive Xinjiang region, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, reports and activists said Monday, less than two months after a fiery attack in Tiananmen Square.

    Police attempting to detain criminal suspects in Shufu county near the Silk Road city of Kashgar, deep in far western China, were attacked by several “thugs” armed with explosive devices and knives, reported the tianshannet news portal, which is run by the Xinjiang government.

  • Bullet riddled boy in a fever, bullets to stay in body

    Bullet riddled boy in a fever, bullets to stay in body

    Shanto would have to grow up with dozens of bullets inside his body
    Eleven-year-old Shanto Islam, who took around 79 rubber bullets to his head and back during a clash between police and Jamaat-Shibir activists on Friday, was reported to be in fever but doctors said it was nothing serious.

    “There is nothing to be worried about. It’s completely normal to catch a fever at this stage,” said Dr Pijush Kanti Mitro, an assistant surgeon at the neurosurgery department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

  • New drug testing lab likely to open without proper preparation

    The NCL has been set up with the financial support of WB and WHO on the premises of the Institute of Public Health in Mohakhali
    The newly-installed high-tech drug testing National Control Laboratory (NCL) is likely to start operations on January 1, after a few months of test service.

    With a Tk25 crore cost, the NCL has been set up with the financial support of World Bank and the World Health Organization on the premises of the Institute of Public Health in Mohakhali.

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