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Jahangirnagar University

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...

Patriarchy plagues adivasi communities too

A study has found existence of patriarchal ideologies among the indigenous communities of Chittagong Hill Tracts in contrast to the general belief that indigenous societies are more gender equal. Ainoon Nahar, professor of Anthropology department of Jahangirnagar University, yesterday presented an extract from her ongoing research "Contribution of unrecognised works of women in Chittagong Hill Tracts: Conceptualisation, Impact and Prospect", at the second session of a two-day programme organised by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) on Bangla Academy premises in the...

Tangents

Our Storks

Our Storks

On a wet May morning I was travelling east on a Sylhet road, past Charkhai and Barhal, heading towards Zakiganj. To my right, as far as the eye could see, fields of freshly planted rice dripped with monsoon's vibrant green. There were rice fields to my left, too, and as the eye traversed...

3 JU students expelled for 'ragging'

3 JU students expelled for 'ragging'

The three female students had been abusing the junior students for quite some time and nothing happened. This time, they hurled "too much" insult both physically and mentally on a fresher and failed to get away, ultimately losing their studentship. Disturbed too much by the nature and intensity of the act, the Jahangirnagar University...

Bangladeshis protest attacks on Gaza

Bangladeshis protest attacks on Gaza

A cross section of people in Bangladesh has protested and strongly condemned Israel's military attacks on Gaza in the last five days. Students and teachers of colleges and universities in Chittagong, Rajshahi University and Jahangirnagar University demonstrated yesterday condemning Israel's brutality and demanding a stop to the military raids in Gaza. In Chittagong, teachers and...

JU student killed in road crash

Hundreds of Jahangirnagar University (JU) students blocked the Dhaka-Aricha highway and torched two buses yesterday afternoon after a pickup van crushed a student to death in front of the university at Savar. The deceased was identified as Fatema Khatun, 22, daughter of Afsar Ali and resident of Sholabaria in Sathiya, Pabna. She was a third year student of the Anthropology Department. Fatema was waiting for a bus by the highway when the pickup van driver lost control over its steering and...

JU female student killed in road crash

JU female student killed in road crash

Hundreds of Jahangirnagar University students blocked the Dhaka-Aricha highway and torched two buses protesting death of a female fellow, who was killed by a pickup van in front of the university main gate at Savar this afternoon. The deceased, Fatema Khatun, 22, a third year student of Anthropology department was waiting for Dhaka-bound bus near to the JU gate beside the highway with two others when the pickup van driver lost control over the steering around 4:45pm, reports our JU correspondent. JU proctor Tapan Kumar Shaha confirmed the incident. Hailing from Sathia upazila of Pabna and a resident student of Pritilata Hall, Fatema died on the spot while two others have been...

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