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Cops foil dental students’ demo at Press Club

Cops foil dental students’ demo at Press Club

Police foiled dental students’ demonstration programme to submit a memorandum to the health ministry at the Secretariat in Dhaka this morning to press their four-point demands. The law enforcers charged batons and used water canon to disperse the protesting students when they tried to remove a barricade in front of the Jatiya Press Club...

HK protest site clearance begins

HK protest site clearance begins

Hong Kong authorities have begun clearing barricades at the main protest camp in the city centre, after more than two months of pro-democracy demonstrations. The authorities had warned protestors to leave ahead of the operation, but some vowed to remain. The number of protesters has fallen to a few hundred, from the tens of thousands...

Clashes near Hong Kong govt HQ

Clashes near Hong Kong govt HQ

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists clashed with police early on Monday as they tried to encircle government headquarters, defying orders from authorities to retreat after more than two months of demonstrations. Chaos erupted as commuters made their way to work, with hundreds of protesters surrounding Admiralty Centre, which houses offices and retail outlets,...

‘Won’t allow open-pit coalmine in Phulbari’

‘Won’t allow open-pit coalmine in Phulbari’

Locals at Phulbari today blockaded the upazila in Dinajpur district protesting the visit of Asia Energy’s country chief on the issue of an open-pit coalmine in the area. The blockade follows yesterday’s reported widespread vandalism and protests after Gary Lye, country director of Asia Energy, went to the area to meet company officials there. The...

Ctg Nursing College closes indefinitely

Chittagong Nursing College has been closed sine die amid a mass demonstration of students who were protesting against a low pass rate seen in the results published on Monday afternoon. The academic council made the announcement yesterday following the students' sit-in staged on the campus demanding review of the exam papers and resignation of the principal and a female teacher. Being frustrated at the results of different batches which showed 117 out of 257 succeeded, students besieged the principal's office in...

New Committee

Deprived JCD men clash with rivals

Deprived JCD men clash with rivals

Chhatra Dal activists clashed in Sylhet and staged demonstration in the capital yesterday over formation of its new local and central committees.  At least 10 JCD men were injured when a clash broke out between two rival factions of the student body in Zindabzar of Sylhet city. Witnesses said about 100 JCD activists held a...

Students protest DU new admission decision

Students protest DU new admission decision

Several hundred students on Friday staged demonstration on the Dhaka University campus protesting the authorities’ decision not to allow students to sit for the DU admission test twice. Sources said several hundred students under the banner of general students held a rally at the TSC on the campus in the morning demanding cancellation of...

HK protesters threaten talks boycott

HK protesters threaten talks boycott

Leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have threatened to call off talks with the government after demonstrators were involved in scuffles with angry opponents. The government must prevent "organised attacks on supporters of the Occupy movement", they said. The protesters, angry at China's plan to vet election candidates, have been occupying parts of the...

Bangladeshi's Death in UK Immigration Detention Centre

London protesters demand full enquiry

London protesters demand full enquiry

The friends and family of Rubel Ahmed, a Bangladeshi student who died in immigration custody in the UK two weeks ago, demonstrated outside the British Home Office in London Tuesday, demanding an independent enquiry into the circumstances surrounding his death. The 26-year-old was picked up by UK immigration police on July 22 and kept...

Tuba workers warn of hartal if salaries not paid by tomorrow

Tuba workers warn of hartal if salaries not paid by tomorrow

The agitating garment workers of Tuba Group today threatened of resorting to tougher programmes like hartal (shutdown) or blockades if all their dues are not paid by tomorrow. "We will be compelled to announce programmes like hartal or blockade day after tomorrow if our due salaries of three months and bonuses are not paid...

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