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BCL activist shot dead

IT is deplorable that the unrelenting infighting of Bangladesh Chhatra League for establishing dominance over Chittagong University has resulted in the death of Taposh Sarkar, a first-year BCL activist, on Sunday. The factional divide has spiraled out of control over the last few months, as reported by the media, all but paralysing the university. Even the Prime Minister herself last month warned the members to stop the frequent infighting on campus. The murder of Taposh signals that even the primier's...

5 CU BCL activists, 60 others sued

5 CU BCL activists, 60 others sued

Police today sued five leaders and activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra League, ruling party’s student front, of Chittagong unit along with 60 anonymous others in an arms case. The lawsuit was filed after lethal weapons – one shotgun, five cartridges, and 30 other weapons – were seized in last night’s crackdown in the campus’...

BCL faction demonstrates protesting CU fellow’s death

BCL faction demonstrates protesting CU fellow’s death

A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Chittagong University unit demonstrated at campus this morning protesting the death of a fellow activist in a factional clash yesterday. A group of BCL men, led by Suman Mamun, a joint secretary of the dissolved committee, put the main entrance under lock and key around 11:30am protesting...

BCL man killed, 3 hurt in CU factional clash

BCL man killed, 3 hurt in CU factional clash

An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League was shot dead and three were injured in a clash between its two factions on Chittagong University campus this noon. Taposh Paul, a first year student of Sanskrit department, was declared dead when he was brought to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital, Jahangir, nayek of CMCH police outpost,...

Hajee Danesh varsity shut till Dec 15 amid agitation

Hajee Danesh varsity shut till Dec 15 amid agitation

The authorities today shut Hajee Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) till December 15 amid demonstrations by the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League demanding withdrawal of the expulsion orders against their three leaders, who cheated in the admission test. The students have been asked to vacate their dormitories by 5:00pm today, our Dinajpur correspondent...

Sylhet Shahjalal University

One killed in BCL factional clash

One killed in BCL factional clash

An activist was shot dead and 20 others were wounded in a fierce turf war between two BCL factions at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) yesterday. The dead, Sumon Chandra Das, was a third-year BBA student of a private institution, Sylhet International University.  He was a follower of Bidhan Kumar Saha, organising secretary...

1 killed in BCL factional clash at Sust

1 killed in BCL factional clash at Sust

An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League was killed and nine others were injured when two factions of the pro-ruling Awami League student body locked in a gun battle at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet this morning. The deceased, identified as Sumon Roy, is a BBA student at Sylhet International University, our...

Imam gets chance to clarify comments

Imam gets chance to clarify comments

HT Imam, an adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has got a chance to explain his position as to why he spoke about using administration in the January 5 national elections and assuring Bangladesh Chhatra League men of favour in BCS viva exams. On advice from the prime minister, he will hold a press conference tomorrow at the political office of the Awami League president in Dhanmondi. Imam, also a member of the AL advisory council, today tried to meet with the premier but failed, according to sources at Gono Bhaban and the Prime Ministers’ Office. The adviser talked to BBC Bangla last night and defended his position saying his speech at...

BCL factional feud halts CU academic activities

BCL factional feud halts CU academic activities

Academic activities at Chittagong University (CU) were suspended today following a factional feud of Bangladesh Chhatra League, campus unit. Agitated activists stopped the shuttle train service, the prime mode of transport for non-resident students, and locked the main entrance of the university, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Today’s classes or examinations were abandoned as most of...

Sust BCL withdraws strike till Saturday

Sust BCL withdraws strike till Saturday

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has withdrawn their indefinite strike protesting an attack on its two leaders in Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Sust) till Saturday. Classes and examinations have not held today at Sust as the activists of university unit BCL called for the indefinite strike on the campus protesting the attack last...

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