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Jahangirnagar University

Four-day strike at JUReady for dialogue to end crisis

Jahangirnagar University unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal yesterday poured liquid glue on locks of different department buildings as a part of their ongoing strike at the university to press home a four-point demand. JCD called a four-day strike from Monday to press home their demands, including removal of the JU proctorial body and release of all arrested JCD leaders and activists. The activists poured glue on at least 27 locks of classrooms and buildings.    Once notified, the university authorities once unlocked the...

5 BCL men to die for killing Zubair

5 BCL men to die for killing Zubair

Five BCL men of Jahangirnagar University were handed down death penalty and six others life term yesterday for the killing of a rival faction activist, Zubair Ahmed. Two other accused in the murder case were acquitted of the charges while six, including the five sentenced to death, were now on the run. Zubair's family expressed satisfaction over the verdict. “We are happy,” his elder brother Abdullah Al Mamun told The Daily Star. “However, we will be happier if the fugitives are tracked down and the verdict is executed quickly.” Mamun, a private university teacher, alleged some of the convicted BCL men were living in different dormitories of Dhaka University and some even...

JU STUDENT ZUBAIR KILLING

5 ex-BCL men get death

5 ex-BCL men get death

Five expelled activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League of Jahangirnagar University unit were sentenced to death and six others to life term imprisonment today for killing Zubair Ahmed, a student of the university, in 2012. Judge ABM Nizamul Haque of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 of Dhaka acquitted two other accused -- Mahamudul Hasan Masud of history department and Najmul Hossein Plabon of public administration -- of the charges as allegations brought against them were not proved. Zubair, an honours final year student of English department, was tortured and stabbed allegedly by some activists of BCL, pro-Awami League student body, on January 8, 2012. He died from his injuries in a Dhaka hospital...

Zubair murder verdict now Feb 8

Zubair murder verdict now Feb 8

A Dhaka court today rescheduled the verdict of Jahangirnagar University student Zubair Ahmed murder case for February 8 as the jail authorities failed to produce the accused before it on security ground following the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s ongoing hartal. Judge ABM Nizamul Haque of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 of Dhaka was scheduled to pronounce the verdict today. Zubair Ahmed, an honours final year student of English, was tortured and stabbed allegedly by some activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League on January 8, 2012. He succumbed to his injuries in a Dhaka hospital the following day.

Zubair murder verdict Feb 4

Zubair murder verdict Feb 4

A Dhaka court will deliver its verdict in Jahangirnagar University student Zubair Ahmed murder case on February 4. On completion of the arguments from the prosecution and defence, Judge ABM Nizamul Haque of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 fixed the date for the delivery of the judgment. The court also cancelled the bail of seven, out...

Prof Zillur Rahman Siddiqui no more

Prof Zillur Rahman Siddiqui no more

Eminent educationist and author Prof Zillur Rahman Siddiqui has died at the age of 86. The former adviser of the caretaker government felt sick at his Banani residence after dinner around 11:45pm yesterday, said his son Dr Shakeel Akhtar. He was rushed to Samorita Hospital immediately where doctors declared him dead, Shakeel said. Siddqui’s granddaughter Abanti Shama Afroz told The Daily Star that his body will be kept at Jahagirnagar University for an hour from 8:00am tomorrow as he served the university as vice-chancellor for two terms. Then, the body will be kept at the premises of Central Shaheed Minar from 11:00am to 1:00pm, Abanti said. He will be buried after his second janaza...

JU sacks professor for locking up students, teachers

JU sacks professor for locking up students, teachers

The Jahangirnagar University authorities have terminated a professor of Botany for locking up students and teachers inside department building on several occasions and suspended a lecturer pending probe into allegation of sexually harassing a female student. The decision to terminate Md Ali Akondo Mamun, a professor of Botany department, came at a syndicate meeting...

Factional Clash

JU suspends 16 BCL activists

JU suspends 16 BCL activists

Jahangirnagar University suspended 16 Chhatra League leaders and activists on charge of attacking their rivals at Maulana Bhasani Hall three days ago over establishing supremacy. The JU syndicate at an emergency meeting on Thursday night made the decision. Vice-chancellor Prof Farza Islam, hall provost, proctor and the registrar were present.  The university authorities also formed...

JU suspends 16 BCL men

JU suspends 16 BCL men

The authorities of Jahangirnagar University have suspended 16 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of ruling Awami League, in connection with Thursday’s clash between two factions of BCL at Maulana Bhasani Hall in the campus. Nurunnabi, organising secretary of BCL, JU unit and Aninda Borai, general secretary of BCL, Bhasani hall...

10 hurt in JU BCL infighting

10 hurt in JU BCL infighting

At least 10 people were injured in a clash between two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of Awami League, over establishing supremacy at Jahangirnagar University early today. The clash took place when a group of BCL of Maulana Bhashani Hall unit led by its general secretary Aninda stormed into the rooms...

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