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Bangla Academy award declared

Bangla Academy award declared

Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroskar-2014 was announced in seven out of ten categories this afternoon, ahead of the Ekushey Book Fair beginning February 1. Journalist Shihab Sarkar received the award for poetry, physician Zakir Talukdar in kotha sahitya (literature), former professor of Comilla University Shantanu Kaiser in essays and former professor of Bangla at Chittagong...

DU reopens classrooms ‘locked by JCD men’

DU reopens classrooms ‘locked by JCD men’

BNP’s student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) entered Dhaka University campus and locked up some classrooms of the science faculty early today as part of their strike across educational institutions throughout the country. The university authorities unlocked the classrooms when they resumed educational activities this morning. They locked up seven classrooms and two dean offices...

Crude bomb blasted at DU arts building

Crude bomb blasted at DU arts building

A crude bomb was blasted while another found unexploded inside the Arts Faculty building of Dhaka University this noon. Unidentified miscreants hurled the bombs in between the departments of history and mass communication and journalism, Amjad Ali, acting proctor of the university, told The Daily Star Online. None was hurt or detained in connection with...

48 hurt at DU as BCL men clash

At least 48 Dhaka University students were injured in a clash between two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists over a trifling matter on the DU campus in the wee hours of yesterday.  Activists of Jasimuddin Hall unit BCL and Ziaur Rahman Hall unit BCL hurled brick chunks at each other on a playground, located between the two dormitories, for about an hour, triggering panic among general students of nearby halls. The injured, including Zia Hall unit BCL President Abu Salman...

30 injured in BCL clash at DU

30 injured in BCL clash at DU

At least 30 people were injured in a clash between two rival groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) over a trifling matter on the Dhaka University campus early today. Sources said a brawl ensued between activists of the two groups when supporters of Jashimuddin Hall unit BCL president Mehedi Hasan beat a supporter of...

5 crude bombs found during DU convocation

5 crude bombs found during DU convocation

Five crude bombs were found from a toilet at the Arts Faculty building and Mokarram Bhaban of Dhaka University this morning during the ceremony of the institution’s 49th convocation. Students spotted four explosives inside a toilet on the ground floor of the Arts Faculty building, said Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station. Informed, a...

Student politics in grip of personal, group interests: President

Student politics in grip of personal, group interests: President

President Md Abdul Hamid today said he is saddened by the absence of ideals in today’s student politics. “Student politics, in some cases, is now operated based on personal and group interests instead of ideals,” he said today while addressing the 49th convocation of Dhaka University at its playground. DU conferred degrees to 6,157 graduates,...

BCL rally at DU leads to traffic chaos

BCL rally at DU leads to traffic chaos

Thousands of commuters suffered immensely today, thanks to a rally organised by pro-Awami League student body Chhatra League on the Dhaka University campus in the capital causing huge traffic gridlock. BCL organised the rally marking its 67th founding anniversary. The law enforcers were seen to halt the normal traffic, ensuring smooth plying of pickup vans,...

Songs Of Freedom

Songs Of Freedom

Come brothers and sisters of Bangladesh Unite together and stay that way, And remember the good times Are coming at last The freedom fighters are on their way, These are the words of a song titled “Freedom fighters” by Lee Brennan, a folk singer and poet of Liverpool, England. Following the March 1971 crackdown by Pakistan army on innocent Banglaees, Brennan rushed to the members of the Bangladeshi community living in Liverpool that time to find a way how he can support the victims.

Pictures Tell it All

Pictures Tell it All

Leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League central committee and the organisation's Dhaka University, Dhaka College and Buet units could be clearly identified from the pictures taken during the attack on BNP men in the capital's Bakshibazar area on Wednesday. Here we run the thumbnailphotographs of a dozen BCL leaders who were on the scene.            ...

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