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AN ILLUSTRIOUS JOURNEY

AN ILLUSTRIOUS JOURNEY

Theatre and Performance Studies Department of Dhaka University completed two decades of its journey this year. Beginning its journey in 1994, the department has come a long way to establish itself as place that promotes performing arts and nurture young creative minds. To mark its eventful journey, the department arranged a 12-day theatre festival...

March 25 1971: Tale of the Darkest Night

March 25 1971: Tale of the Darkest Night

In this documentary Tale of the Darkest Night, relatives and victims give their account on the night between March 25 and 26 when the Pakistani army conducted mass murder in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). All day on March 26, the killings went on. This documentary is based on the genocide in Dhaka University...

13 hurt, 3 held after cops maul DU entry seekers

13 hurt, 3 held after cops maul DU entry seekers

At least 13 were injured and three detained after police used water cannon and batons to maul Dhaka University second-time admission seekers in Shahbagh today. Admission seekers assembled at the TSC intersection at DU campus around 11:30am and began a march towards the Prime Minister’s Office to hand a memo, witnesses said. Policemen charged batons...

Curtain rises on 9th DU Theatre Fest

Curtain rises on 9th DU Theatre Fest

Dhaka University 9th Central Annual Theatre Festival began on December 1 at the Teacher-Student Centre of the university. Theatre and Performance Studies Department of DU arranged the festival marking the 20th anniversary of the department. Staring its journey in 1994, Theatre and Performance Studies Department has come a long way to establish itself...

Adieu, Qayyum Chowdhury

Adieu, Qayyum Chowdhury

It was at the Institute of Fine Arts of Dhaka University where Qayyum Chowdhury had spent the most significant period of his life, creating awe-inspiring artworks blending the country's folk elements with a modern flavour on the canvas. It was also the place where his lifelong endeavour of projecting nature and rural Bangladesh inspired...

Qayyum buried at Azimpur graveyard

Qayyum buried at Azimpur graveyard

The country’s legendary artist Qayyum Chowdhury was buried beside his father-in-law at Azimpur graveyard in Dhaka after a namaz-e-janaza at the Dhaka University Central Mosque this afternoon. Renowned personalities like Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, and Road Transportation and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and DU VC Arefin Siddique attended the...

Memorials left to decay

Memorials left to decay

  The metal chains fencing the memorial have long gone. Empty chips packets, ice-cream covers, soft drink cans, disposable plastic cups, banana peels and paper waste lay strewn all over the floor. Weeds have grown on the boundary wall and at the edge of the stairs. Dry leaves and dead branches cover the entire concrete...

Swadhin Bangla Betar Artist Nasreen

Swadhin Bangla Betar Artist Nasreen

Pro-Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Nasreen Ahmad tells about her experience while working at Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra as a News reader and artist in India during Liberation War in 1971.

Was this the Oxford of the East?

THE University of Dhaka was established in 1921. The faculty of the university included some of the renowned scholars of the sub-continent, including Prof.  S.N. Bose after whose name a sub-atomic particle was named Boson. Because of its academic excellence and residential character, it was once known as the Oxford of the East! The students of the university earned the admiration of the people for their historic roles during the Language Movement of 1952 and the War of Liberation...

RMP chief removed after RU teacher murder

RMP chief removed after RU teacher murder

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman was withdrawn today, two days after the murder of Rajshahi University sociology teacher AKM Shafiul Islam. Mahbubur Rahman has been deputed as an additional commissioner to Dhaka Metropolitan Police, our Rajshahi correspondent reports quoting Tanvir Haider, deputy commissioner of Rajshahi police. The home ministry issued an order to...

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