Mahdi Al Muhtasim

15 BCL men involved in ‘rampage’ at DU hall: Probe report

Dhaka University’s Bijoy Ekattor Hall unit Bangladesh Chhatra League president and general secretary “instigated” their followers to go on a rampage at the hall on the night of March 13, reveals a probe report.

A blend of joy and sorrow

It was a day full of laughter, hugs and celebration and above all pride for the students of Dhaka University as they have reached a milestone of their life.

Biographies inspire booklovers

There is an old saying, every life is a story and every story is a lesson.

Bringing together all strands of folk genre

Srabonti Sarker inherited the love for folk literature from her parents-- mother, to be precise.

History books galore

History guides the new generation as a lighthouse towards the right path. The way we view the present is shaped by

Short stories, big smiles

There is a sense of yearning and curiosity connected to a short story. An incomplete sensation -- even though it lingers, can be gratifying as well.

Novels most sought-after literary adventure

We all love to read stories. Whether those are larger-than-life tales or narratives based on own experiences, reading books remains a great way of spending and sharing time together.

Books on films draw attention at fair

The Ekushey book fair is an event unlike any other. It can satisfy anyone's literary palate with a wide array of selections.

Festivity amid security

Shurovi and Sonia, master's students of economics at Eden College, were going through an archway to enter the book fair premises yesterday.

Falgun brings spark to book fair

The Amar Ekushey Granthamela wore a joyful look yesterday as visitors wearing traditional yellow clothes, in celebration of the Pahela Falgun, thronged the fairground.

Capturing imagination for over 50yrs

Though relatively smaller stall is situated in a far corner of the Suhrawardy Udyan, it is always swarmed by booklovers of all ages.

Dedicated to children

Wearing similar outfits, Fairuz and Faiza were shuffling through the piles of colourful books. The twins have immense interest in books. But they cannot read.

Book fair a window into world literature

Literature can leave a lifetime impact on our minds. It helps us understand ourselves and the world around us. And it transcends boundaries through translation.

Humayun still shines brighter

He always knew how to tell a story.

Nazrul still a favourite at book fair

Yeasmin Moon was patiently combing through books at a stall at the Amar Ekushey book fair yesterday.

Book fair abuzz with children's chatter

Arshiya Roy was having too much of a good time to pay heed to her mother.

Unfinished stalls, low turnout mark first day of book fair

As soon as the doors of the Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan opened around 5:30pm yesterday, there was a combined sigh of

Ekushey book fair here again

It is booklovers' time again as the much awaited "Amar Ekushey Granthamela", the biggest get-together of readers, writers and

Address causes of fire

The causes of fire hazards have to be addressed through proper investigation and the fire prevention and protection

Criminal case accused among hopefuls

Some of the persons forwarding CVs with hopes of getting leading posts through today's council for Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL)

Female war victims still face social stigma

"It's been 45 years but I could never forget the brutality I had to endure. Even my 35-year-old son feels ashamed to call me

Women's leadership significantly higher

Twenty percent of Bangladeshi social enterprises are led by women, significantly higher than in mainstream business which is only five percent, a survey findings revealed.

Professor donates life's savings to DU

The Department of Fisheries at Dhaka University was born in 1998, because of a pioneering role of Dr Mohammed Shafi, then

Iftar fest at DU TSC

Students in small or large groups, sitting on a green field under the open sky to break their fast during Ramadan have become a regular scene at the Teacher-Student Centre of Dhaka University.

101 tortured to death in custody in 7yrs: Odhikar

At least 101 people have died due to torture in custody by law enforcement agencies in seven years between January 2009 and May 2016, according to a report of human rights group Odhikar.

DU saves on research

The Dhaka University authority yesterday announced its proposed annual budget of Tk 664.11 crore for the FY 2016-2017, allocating only Tk 12.16 crore, or 1.83% of the total budget, for research.

Early rush as seats scarce

If you pay a visit to Dhaka University early in the morning, you will find a strange line of bags in front of the central library's entrance.

Strike for passenger vessels withdrawn

Bangladesh Water Transport Workers Federation (BWTWF) last night withdrew its strike for only passenger vessels.

A splash of colour

Dhaka University on Tuesday celebrated Bashanta Utsab (Spring Festival) with flowers, poems and songs as the bone-chilling, gloomy winter gave way to a fiesta of colours and love.

Tourism teachers go on foreign tour enmasse

Sixteen out of nineteen teachers of Tourism and Hospitality Management of Dhaka University under the business faculty have gone to Indonesia and Singapore for a nine-day academic tour on Monday, while the other three have not gone due to their personal problems. The teachers are supposed to return on March 10.

Book fair boon for youths

People of all ages yesterday got the last weekly holiday to purchase their favourite books at the month-long Amar

Book fair wears colours of spring

The book fair took up a festive look yesterday with people especially the youths clad in colourful clothes streaming onto the premises on the occasion of Pahela Falgun and Saraswati Puja. While children and women mostly wore yellow saris and flower crowns, men were seen in panjabis.

Punish culpable BCL men

The boy came from an ordinary lower middle class family. The story of his life came to an end before it could start a

Defaulting teachers owe DU Tk 4.38cr

Dhaka University will take a series of initiatives to get more than Tk 4.38 crore back from 60 former teachers who owe the amount to the university. The teachers had taken loans from the university to get higher education abroad but neither returned the money nor joined their jobs afterwards.

Teachers go on strike today over 'pay disparity'

An indefinite teachers' strike begins at all the public universities today in protest at the “government inaction” on fulfilling their demands, including removal of "discriminatory provisions" in the eighth national pay scale and retaining selection grade and time scale.

Teachers go on nonstop strike Jan 11

The Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers' Association (FBUTA) will begin indefinite work abstention at all public universities

Where stay to be 10 times costlier than other halls

The Bijoy Ekattor Hall of Dhaka University is going to be no match for other dormitories with regard to its annual charge.

4 jailed, 23 detained over cheating

Four people, including three admission seekers, were jailed for two years each for their involvement in cheating in the undergraduate

Teachers go for no work

Teachers of all 37 public universities will observe a daylong work abstention programme today to press for a four-point demand, including salary with due dignity in the eighth national pay scale and a separate wage structure.

Public univ teachers strike for third day

Teachers continued demonstrations and observed a three-hour work stoppage at public universities across the country yesterday demanding cancellation of the proposed eight national payscale and a new one for them.

Poor sanitation facilities plague DU Arts Building

Every day long queues are seen in front of the seven toilets for 6,000 female students at Dhaka University's Arts Building, revealing an appalling condition of its sanitation facilities.

DU sees another day of protests

Dhaka University (DU) yesterday saw another day of protests against recent countrywide incidents of sexual assaults on females with