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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...

Shibir calls strike at RU Wednesday, Thursday

Shibir calls strike at RU Wednesday, Thursday

Pro-Jamaat-e-Islami student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir has called a two-day strike at Rajshahi University from tomorrow protesting death of its leader in a “shootout” with law enforcers. The organisation announced the programmes this morning through a press release signed by Shibir RU unit president Ashraful Alam Emon. The unit’s information and technology affairs secretary Sahabuddin...

JCD calls indefinite strike at DU from tomorrow

JCD calls indefinite strike at DU from tomorrow

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, the student wing of BNP, has called an indefinite strike at Dhaka University from Sunday demanding resignation of Vice Chancellor Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique. The VC has failed to ensure co-existence of the activists of all political parties on the campus, Central JCD President Rajib Ahsan and General Secretary Akramul Hasan...

New terror strike feared in Europe

There could be as many as 20 sleeper cells of between 120 and 180 people ready to strike in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, a Western intelligence source has told CNN. The source told CNN national correspondent Deborah Feyerick that European Union and Middle East intelligence agencies had identified an "imminent threat" to Belgium, and possibly also to the Netherlands. The warning comes against the backdrop of the deadly attacks in Paris last week and anti-terror raids in Belgium on...

Rangpur Restive

Strike, violence over killing of AL leader

Criminals killed a ward-level Awami League leader in the city yesterday, sparking violent protests by his supporters. The trouble saw transport workers enforce an indefinite strike in the division in the morning and postpone it in the afternoon. Witnesses said Imran Hossain, 35, of the city's Khasbagh area was found lying unconscious on Rangpur-Kurigram highway at Satmatha intersection around 5:00am. Locals sent him to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) where doctors declared him dead. Imran was the joint secretary of ward-30...

Lighter vessel workers on indefinite strike

Lighter vessel workers on indefinite strike

Loading and unloading operations at the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port remain suspended as lighter vessel workers went on a wildcat strike across the country since this morning demanding their security on waterways. Meanwhile, water vessel movement through all the internal routes was also halted following the strike, reports our Chittagong correspondent. They enforced the...

Rangpur transport strike called off

Rangpur transport strike called off

Transport workers have called off an indefinite strike they had enforced throughout Rangpur division in protest against what they termed an attack on their leaders and fellows. The strike, which began at 6:00am, was withdrawn around 4:00pm on assurance by the authorities of arresting the “attackers” and ensuring punishment to them. The leaders of Rangpur...

US may strike IS in Syria too

The United States was said to be considering air strikes aimed at eliminating individual leaders of Islamic State (IS) after Washington branded the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack". Meanwhile, Iraq yesterday called for urgent global support for its fight against jihadists, as Shia neighbour Iran said it was helping Baghdad resist the militants but not with soldiers on the ground. Iraq is struggling to regain ground after a lightning militant offensive led by the IS jihadist group seized...

Letters to the editor

Tuba workers pay dearly for their strike

Tuba workers pay dearly for their strike

The owner of Tuba group has closed down five of his factories on the plea that the workers observed an ''illegal'' strike. This means the 1500 workers of those factories have become jobless overnight. They have already suffered a lot because of the owner's delay in paying three months' outstanding salaries plus Eid...

Cops foil Tuba demo in Ashulia, Savar

Cops foil Tuba demo in Ashulia, Savar

Garment workers and leaders could not organise their pre-scheduled demonstration in Savar and Ashulia today as law enforcers did not let them. A group of workers tried to stage demonstration in Ashulia at 5:00pm but police foiled the programme.  “Workers stopped demonstration after seeing police,” Officer-in-Charge of Ashulia Police Station SM Badrul Alam told The...

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