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Rajshahi University

3 BCL men suspended for assaulting RU staff

3 BCL men suspended for assaulting RU staff

The Rajshahi University authorities today suspended three BCL men for beating up the acting chief engineer and two employees of the university. The three are: SM Touhid-Al-Hossain Tuhin, the recently removed general secretary; Tanmoy Ananda Avi, vice-president, and Mamun-Ur-Rashid Mamun, an activist, of the university unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of the...

Bangladesh Chhatra League at RU

Gen secy Tuhin beats official in VC's office

Touhid-Al-Hossain Tuhin, general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League at Rajshahi University, yesterday led a group of followers inside the vice chancellor's office and beat up the university's acting chief engineer there, as he "refused to pay extortion money". The victim, Sirajum Munir, was treated in Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for injuries to the head and face. He was punched indiscriminately by 10-15 leaders and activists of Chhatra League led by Tuhin and the unit vice president Tanmoyanda Avi. The group also...

4 RU students held

4 RU students held

Police today detained four students when leaders and activists of some left-leaning parties tried to form a human chain ignoring a ban on political activities on the campus. Leaders and activists of Progotishil Chhatra Jote, a platform of leftist student bodies at RU, gathered in front of the Central Library around 11:45am to form...

BCL men beat up student at RU

A group of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists of Rajshahi University yesterday severely beat up a student after he protested sexual harassment of two female students on the campus. Iftekhar Shahriar Ifti, a third-year student of law, was admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital with severe bruises and cuts in the forehead and face. He needed five stitches. Witnesses said some BCL men, led by Sabrin Zamil Shusmoy, deputy human resource development affairs secretary at RU unit, also a second-year student of...

National Broadcast Policy

Pro-BNP-Jamaat RU teachers demand cancellation

Pro-BNP-Jamaat teachers of Rajshahi University yesterday demanded immediate cancellation of the National Broadcast Policy 2014. According to the policy, restrictions have been imposed on the contents of television and radio programmes especially broadcasting armed forces and law enforcement agencies. The speakers, at a human chain on the campus, alleged that the government has made the policy to gag the voice of media. It is a violation of the Constitution's Article 39 that ensures the freedom of speech, they added. They also termed it...

Faruk Murder Case

Four years passed, trial yet to begin

Four years passed, trial yet to begin

Two and a half years after the killing of Faruk Hossain, a Bangladesh Chhatra League activist of Rajshahi University, in February 2010, police charged 110 Jamaat-Shibir men, including Jamaat chief Motiur Rahman Nizami. And two more years have passed, but the trial is yet to begin. The complainant of the case Mazedul Islam Opu, then general secretary of RU unit BCL, said police did not take the case seriously, while, some BCL leaders, wishing anonymity, alleged that police were making the delay in exchange for bribes from Jamaat-Shibir men. Echoing the BCL leaders, a lawyer of the Rasjhahi district judge's court, said accusing so many people might have been "a technique...

RU students open school for street kids

Over 100 philanthropic students of Rajshahi University have established a school named "Shiksha Niketan" on the campus for street children. The school started its journey with 30 street children on Monday in a room in an RU staff quater. RU Student Adviser Prof Sadekul Arefin Matin inaugurated the school. The classes will remain open six days a week, except for Fridays, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. All the expenses are being carried out by the students. The university authorities have contributed to the...

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...

FEB 2 BCL ATTACK

Protesters of RU fee hike still facing cop harassment

Protesters of RU fee hike still facing cop harassment

The Rajshahi University probe committee, formed to investigate the attack on general students by pro-Awami League Bangladesh Chhatra League activists backed by police, has not submitted its report even after about five months. On the contrary, a day after the incident, the university authorities, police and BCL filed six cases with Motihar Police Station...

Shibir men enforce strike at RU, vandalise bus

Shibir men enforce strike at RU, vandalise bus

The activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, who are observing a daylong strike at Rajshahi University, vandalised a university bus and blasted at least five hand bombs today. Shibir has enforced the strike demanding arrest of Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders who allegedly severed the ankle of their fellow on June 16, reports our Rajshahi correspondent.  No...

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