Ashik Abdullah Apu

An address for everyone

“Maa, by your grace I got a house…. I don’t have any more worries. I don’t have to beg anymore,” Mohammad Hanif, a beneficiary of the Ashrayan-2 project, told Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when she virtually handed houses over to the beneficiaries of the project in Gazipur’s Nayapara on Wednesday.

14h ago

Neyamot gets permanent address after 70 years

After living for 70 years under the open sky or at others’ residences, Neyamot Ali’s fate has finally changed. Thanks to the Ashrayan-2 project, he has been gifted with a semi-pucca house and two-decimal land in Gazipur.

2d ago

Expanding 14-Party Alliance: AL’s left partners say ‘no’ to Islamist parties

Left-leaning parties in the ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance yesterday took a firm stance against any possible inclusion of Islamist political parties in the combine.

1w ago

‘Please help me find my brother’

Rony Ahmed was desperately looking for his brother near the emergency section of Dhaka Medical College Hospital

2w ago

14-party fragile as AL ‘shifts rightwards’

With the ruling Awami League apparently reaching out to some right-wing political parties to forge a bigger electoral alliance, a gap with its left allies keeps widening since the national polls in 2018.

2w ago

A group of wayward BCL activists are responsible

Chhatra League President Saddam Hossain has held a section of activists of the student body responsible for the recent incidents of violence and scandals at educational institutions.

BCL stays off the leash

Bangladesh Chhatra League will regain its past glory. This was what Sheikh Wali Asif Enan pledged once he became the general secretary of the pro-Awami League student organisation in December last year

Days of uncertainty

Candidates of the 45th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) preliminary test are passing days in anxiety as they are still in the dark about when the exam will take place.

AL Executive Committee: Old faces reign as members too

The ruling Awami League kept faith in old faces while choosing members for its central executive committee, the party’s apex body, just like it did when electing office-bearers.

Countering BNP: AL to keep its presence on Dhaka streets today

The ruling Awami League men will hold rallies on the thoroughfares of Dhaka and take position at entry points of the capital as the BNP is going to stage its scheduled mass procession today.

‘Bring back order at the grassroots’

Leaders and activists of the Awami League’s grassroots level said they expect the new AL leadership, elected through the 22nd national council yesterday, will play a strong role in organising the field-level workers ahead of the next national election.

Martyred Intellectuals Memorial: Desecrated by illegal structures

Ibrahim Khalil owns three plant nurseries along the boundary wall of the Rayerbazar Martyred Intellectual Memorial( Boddho Bhumi).

Martyred Intellectuals Memorial: Desecrated by illegal structures

Ibrahim Khalil owns three plant nurseries along the boundary wall of the Rayerbazar Martyred Intellectual Memorial( Boddho Bhumi).

Need leadership that can change BCL image

Chhatra League leaders and activists are expecting that the organistion will have a new leadership that will be able to restore its past glory and work to realise Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s dream of building a “Smart Bangladesh”.

Top posts in chhatra league: 30 may be new age bar before council

The age limit for the activists aspiring to get top positions in Bangladesh Chhatra League central committee is likely to be relaxed once again ahead of the biannual council of the pro-Awami League student body.

Is Samrat back?

Expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, an alleged casino kingpin in Dhaka, seems to have become active in politics again centring the organisation’s founding anniversary rally today.

Jubo League's grand rally today, Hasina to be present

Jubo League is all set to hold a mammoth rally in the capital today.

Is Samrat back again?

Expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, an alleged casino kingpin in Dhaka, seems to have become active in politics again centring the organisation’s founding anniversary rally today.

RPO defied as parent parties run BCL, JCD

The Representation of the People Order clearly states that no student organisation can be an associate body of a political party, but Chhatra League and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal are still being run as the associate bodies of the Awami League and the BNP.

Zilla parishad polls: AL-backed candidates take 48

The ruling Awami League backed chairman candidates lost in the zilla parishad polls in 11 districts yesterday.

BCL run at the whim of Joy, Lekhak

Bangladesh Chhatra League has been running its organisational activities in an “undemocratic” manner for the most part of the last four years, much to the dismay of its leaders and activists.

BCL expels Eden accusers instead

Chhatra League yesterday expelled 17 leaders and activists of its Eden Mohila College unit for their alleged involvement in anti-disciplinary activities.

AL rebels: A problem party can’t solve

Mohiuddin Maharaj, organising secretary of Pirojpur district Awami League, is contesting the chairman’s post in the upcoming zila parishad elections as a rebel candidate for the second consecutive time.

Buet campus post-politics ban: ‘Good days at last’

The academic atmosphere, residential facilities, and food quality in hall-dining areas have significantly improved following the ban on student politics on Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) campus, said different stakeholders of the university.

BCL central committee: Expanding way beyond rule

The organisational charter clearly states that the central executive committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League can have a maximum of 301 members, but now it has around 700.

AL ranks irked over hike in fuel prices

On Sunday noon, Awami League Presidium Member Kazi Zafarullah did something unusual -- he ditched his SUV, hid his face behind a mask and got on a bus in front of Purabi cinema hall in the city’s Pallabi.

Chotomoni Nibash: A home made of love

Lovely Parvez was in a bit hurry to get little Khadiza ready for her medical check-up at Chotomoni Nibash, a government-run children’s home in the capital’s Azimpur.

Roni calls off protest for now

Dhaka University student Mohiuddin Roni last night postponed his protest against mismanagement and corruption in the country’s railway system, for the time being as the authorities concerned assured him of meeting his demands.

The one who pledged to keep fighting

In April this year, Dhaka University student Mohiuddin Roni started a hunger strike for his six-point demand, including the modernisation of the university’s medical centre, after not being satisfied with its facilities.

Panchagarh, Magura set to become first “zero-homeless” districts

With the handover of more than 26,229 houses to homeless people of five districts of the country, the government is set to declare Panchagarh and Magura as the first “zero-landless” or “zero-homeless” districts of the country.

Lawmakers turn lawbreakers

They are lawmakers. Yet they took the law into their own hands.

Iconic TSC soon to be erased

In the wake of Dhaka University’s birth centenary in 2021, the decision to bulldoze its historical Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) and replace it with a multi-storied structure shocked students, alumni, and residents of Dhaka.

Pro-BNP teachers not contesting in Duta polls

Election to the executive committee of Dhaka University Teachers’ Association (Duta) will be held on December 30, with the pro-BNP “white panel” not contesting.

DU Faculties of Social Science, Fine Arts: Scrapping of separate entry tests may complicate things

Complications may arise in evaluating subject-based skill and choosing eligible students if Dhaka University authorities approve the Deans’ Committee’s recent decision to abolish separate admission tests for Social Science and Fine Arts faculties, some academics opined.

DU plans life after reopening

As possible ways out of a shutdown-induced session jam, the authorities of Dhaka University are mulling over various measures, including merging two semesters into one, taking extra classes, and cutting public holidays.

99th Anniversary of DU: Academic quality falls behind amid political influence

Bangladesh’s oldest and largest university, one that is closely interconnected with the country’s history, its politics and liberation -- University of Dhaka -- turns 99 today.

No budget talk at DU senate session

Dhaka University’s annual senate session is going to be held tomorrow, but the university’s annual budget is not ready yet.

Fear trumps family ties

Sudhangshu Kumar Saha, a deputy commissioner of taxes, passed away from Covid-19 recently. Tragically, his cremation could not be completed at his village home, nor did his wife and children bid him farewell.

DU halts Covid-19 testing at its labs

Dhaka University authorities yesterday stopped coronavirus testing facilities at its laboratories.

Looming Session Jam: DU considering holiday cuts

Dhaka University authorities are considering cutting holidays to prevent a looming session jam and make up for academic losses caused by the ongoing indefinite closure of the institution over the coronavirus outbreak.

Iftar gatherings that once were

What was once one of the most happening, liveliest places in the city, full of youth, life, and culture, now remains almost deserted amid the

DGHS asks DU to be ready to test Covid-19

A month after writing to the health ministry stating their capacity to run coronavirus tests, Dhaka University authorities heard back from the authorities yesterday.

Coronavirus : Students at DU dorms worried

Room-1013 of Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haq Hall at Dhaka University, a four-bed room, is home to some 30 students, mostly freshers and sophomores; many crowd on the beds every night, while some have to take the floor.

Major problems ignored; no sign of next election

Elections to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) were held exactly a year ago with contesting panels pledging to take initiatives to curb accommodation crisis at the dormitories and to improve the food quality of dorm canteens.

Evening Courses at DU: Business faculty to oppose shutdown

The business studies teachers are lobbying hard for continuation of the evening courses as the Dhaka University authorities are likely to decide tomorrow whether to stop enrolment of students in those courses.

DU teachers uninterested in uniform entrance test

Most Dhaka University teachers and Ducsu leaders oppose the University Grants Commission’s move to hold uniform admission test for all public universities.

DU yells, ‘Period not a dirty word’

In a country where menstruation still faces myriad social, cultural and religious stigmas, which are big barriers to ensuring menstrual hygiene, a unique and much-needed initiative shines a light of hope for the women -- sanitary napkin vending machines.

December 25, 2019
December 25, 2019

It’s BCL men in garb of Moncho

Muktijuddho Moncho, which hit the headlines for attacking Ducsu VP Nurul Haque Nur and Chhatra Dal activists in the last couple of months, has current and former Chhatra League leaders at its helm.

December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019

Celebration in the air

It was a day of mixed feelings for graduating students of Dhaka University yesterday, as they celebrated successful completion of their studies and bade farewell to the university they called home for the last four years.

October 28, 2019
October 28, 2019

Turmoil after Abrar Murder: Buet academic activities yet to resume

Academic activities at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology are yet to resume even three weeks after Abrar Fahad’s murder.

October 9, 2019
October 9, 2019

Abrar threatened over Facebook posts earlier

This was not the first time Abrar Fahad was called to room 2011 of Buet’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall.

September 15, 2019
September 15, 2019

Shovon-Rabbani: A life of luxury, not simplicity

Many Chhatra League leaders often share on social media the prime minister’s quote “let high principles and simple way of living be your ideologies in life”. She had said this to Chhatra League many a time.

September 15, 2019
September 15, 2019

Shovon, Rabbani removed

Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and Golam Rabbani were removed last night from the posts of Chhatra League president and general secretary for their controversial activities.

September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019

6 Months of Ducsu: Nothing’s changed

In the run-up to the Ducsu polls, the candidates made many lofty promises about solving the accommodation crisis and protecting students’ rights.

July 30, 2019
July 30, 2019

Dengue panic grips DU students

Fear of contracting dengue fever has gripped Dhaka University students, after several of them were diagnosed with it.

May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019

Controversy, protest as BCL unveils committee

The pro-Awami League student body Chhatra League yesterday announced its 301-member full-fledged central committee, touching off controversy and demonstration by some of those who could not make it to the new committee.

March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019

Girl students first to raise the alarm

What could be a day of boundless festivity for the first time in three decades was eventually spoiled by allegations of foul play, and it was the female students of the country's premier university who first raised the alarm bell.