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Jagannath University

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Arrest Biswajit's killers

IT is unacceptable that, two years after the gruesome murder of innocent youth, Biswajit Das, the police have failed to arrest 13 of 21 convicted killers, despite reports alleging that many of the convicts can be seen roaming around freely in the capital. The harrowing images of unruly BCL activists hacking, pounding and beating the non-partisan Biswajit to death during an opposition-sponsored blockade must still be fresh in the minds of all those who saw the footages of the killing....

JnU students vandalise Hazi Selim's car

The students of Jagannath University vandalised a microbus carrying the body guards of lawmaker Hazi Selim in Old Dhaka this afternoon. A bus carrying JnU students and a microbus of the motorcade of Hazi Selim got in each other’s way in Nayabazar area around 5:00pm, said KM Firoj, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station. As the drivers got into an altercation over clearing the way, the students attacked the microbus in presence of Selim, the police official said. Later, police rushed to the...

Rabindra Sangeet will live forever

Rabindra Sangeet will live forever

Anima Roy, a professor in the Music and Drama Department of Jagannath University, is also a principal of a music school. Not just that, the Tagore singer has long been in the music industry with her melodious voice. She recently released her solo album on the occasion of Rabindra Jayanti celebrations.  In a recent...

JnU suspends BCL gen secy

JnU suspends BCL gen secy

Jagannath University authorities today suspended two top leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) including the unit’s general secretary for harassing chemistry department chairman regarding a tender clearance. The suspended student leaders are -- Sirajul Islam, an Economics department student, also the general secretary of BCL JnU unit and Islamic History and Culture department student Shamim Ahmed, organising secretary of university BCL unit. The decision was taken at a meeting of the university disciplinary committee. The university authorities formed a convening committee, headed by Prof Sayed Alam to procure furniture for common room worth Tk 5 lakh. On...

JnU students continue demo

JnU students continue demo

Jagannath University students staged a sit-in in front of Bangladesh Bank, Sadarghat branch in the capital for five hours today demanding removal of the branch office from the campus. Following the agitation, vehicular movement remained suspended on the Sadarghat-Gulistan road till 3:00pm. Many people were trapped inside the bank while none was allowed to enter...

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Students attempt to reclaim hall; locals counter

Students attempt to reclaim hall; locals counter

In an attempt to reclaim Ajmal Hossain Hall from "illegal occupation", students of Jagannath University (JnU) yesterday hung a banner in front of the dormitory entrance but locals tore it into pieces soon after. As announced earlier, a few thousand protesting JnU students marched towards the "occupied" dormitory located in Old Dhaka's Patuatuli at...

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Grabbers from all quarters

Grabbers from all quarters

The plaque atop its tall, arch-like entrance says the British era building in Armanitola is Abdur Rahman Hall. But one gets puzzled to find young children chattering on its courtyard and women busy doing their household chores. Then it soon becomes clear that the two-storey building on AC Roy Road is now occupied...

  

JnU students continue demo for hall recovery

JnU students continue demo for hall recovery

Jagannath University students demonstrating for the recovery of its 11 dormitories from illegal occupation are staging a sit-in, blocking Bangla Bazar intersection in the capital since this morning. Vehicular movements on roads stretching from Sadarghat to Gulistan and Patuatali to Sutrapur remain suspended as the demonstrators were continuing their agitation till 12:15pm when the...

Letters To The Editor

JnU students in dire straits

We got admitted to Jagannath University after competing with thousands of students. We travel long distance in packed public buses to attend the varsity. We can not study and research properly for lack of suitable accommodation. It is totally unacceptable that the 12 dormitories of JnU have been occupied by grabbers. JnU students have been demonstrating to recover their dormitories for a long time. At least 7 teachers and 22 students were shot by cops when they demonstrated to...

Nahid pledges steps to recover JnU dorms

Nahid pledges steps to recover JnU dorms

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday pledged to take steps to recover 11 dormitories, which Jagannath University (JnU) claims to have had under its control nearly three decades ago, from illegal occupation. However, apparently unconvinced by the minister's assurance, teachers of the university have announced an indefinite strike from today with the demand for...

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