- Foreign Affairs
- June 25, 2017
Students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) staged a demonstration on campus yesterday demanding the university proctor be removed as he had failed in his responsibilities and in ensuring security of students following a police attack on JU students who blocked the Dhaka-Aricha highway on Monday morning, demanding justice for the Tonu murder.
A former female flight attendant of Qatar Airways has been found dead at her Dhaka home where she lived alone. Police said Humayra Jahan, 35, had died several days ago. The cause of her death could not be ascertained immediately. Humayra’s decomposed body was found on the second floor of the house located on Indira
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has said the Bangladesh workforce will reach 70% of the total population by 2030; currently, the nation’s labour workforce is 66% of its population.
The previous statements made by Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) claiming responsibility for the murders were found to be fake, according to police.
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