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CU students fume over 
dearth of residential seats

CU students fume over dearth of residential seats

The lack of adequate dormitories has hampered the academic life of a large number of students of Chittagong University (CU). CU sources said the university…

Right bodies urge for better climate dialogue preparation

Rights bodies on Thursday urged the government to get better prepared for next round of facilitative dialogue due in January 2018 under the initiative of the climate change conference of parties (CoP 24) to make the case stronger for most vulnerable countries (MVCs), reports UNB. They urged for presenting…

Canadian minister calls on Speaker

The visiting Canadian International Development Affairs Minister Marie Claude Bibeau yesterday made a courtesy call on Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudury at her office, reports BSS. During the meeting, they discussed different issues of bilateral interest, said an official release.…
Another three held for forgery at 
JU intake test

Another three held for forgery at JU intake test

Another three fake admission seekers were detained yesterday for their alleged involvement with forgery at the admission of Jahangirnagar University (JU)…

HC bans filling up of Kajla Beel in N’ganj

The High Court on Thursday imposed a ban on filling up of Kajla Beel area in Rupganj upazila in Narayanganj district, reports UNB. It also fixed Nov 28 to hear a previous HC rule in this regard. The HC bench of Justice Syed Mohammad Dastagir Hossain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan passed the order…

‘Killer’ of madrasah boy held

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members arrested the alleged killer of 12-year-old madrasah student Mohammad Zidan from Sadarghat area in the city on Wednesday, reports UNB. The arrestee was identified as Md Abu Bakar, 16. The throat-slit body of Zidan, son of Hafiz Uddin, was recovered from the septic…

Fundraising workshop held

A fundraising workshop in Dhaka has emphasized board members' active role and staff members' enhanced professional skills to develop and launch sustainable fundraising programmes for NGOs in Bangladesh, reports UNB. The participants of the workshop held on Wednesday agreed on the need of structured…

Call to ensure women-friendly atmosphere at RMG units

Speakers at a conference on Thursday urged the garment owners and the government to ensure a women-friendly and safe workplace, and fair wages for female workers, reports UNB. Ogrojatra, Awaj Foundation, Karmajibi Nari, Safety and Rights, Sangsaptak and ActionAid Bangladesh in association with the European…

‘83 HIV-infected Rohingyas found in Cox’s Bazar’

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim today said a total of 83 HIV-infected Rohingya patients were traced in Cox's Bazar till August 25 last, reports BSS. “Of them, 29 males, 41 females, boy children seven and girl children six,” he said in reply to a starred question raised by treasury bench…

Man to die for killing wife

GAZIPUR: A court here on Thursday sentenced a man to death for killing his wife in the city in 2015, reports UNB. The court also fined condemned convict Aynal Haque, son of Abdul Mannan, TK 5,000, in default; he has to suffer one month more rigorous jail term. According to the prosecution, Aynal strangulated…

campus corner

IU observes 39th University Day The authorities of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia observed its 39th University Day on the occasion of its 38th founding anniversary on Wednesday.  A daylong programme, including procession, discussion, and cultural session, was held on the campus, marking the…

News in brief

JMB operative held at Uttara Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested an active member of the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from the capital’s Uttara area on Tuesday midnight. “We arrested a JMB operative Ayub, 21, son of Abu Taher of Cox's Bazar, from…

Salema Khatun

Alhaj Salema Khatun, mother of UGC Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan, died yesterday morning due to old age complication at her residence of Kazir Dewri in Chittagong, says a press release. She was 93. She left behind four sons, three daughters and a host of well-wishers to mourn her death. She will be…

Nurul Islam

Dr Nurul Islam, the founding chairman of English Department of Jahangirnagar University (JU) passed away at a hospital in the capital on Wednesday night. He was 78. Professor Nurul left behind wife, a daughter, 2 sons, relatives, well-wishers and a host of admirers to mourn his death. Vice-chancellor…
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