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  • Quota system in Bangladesh govt jobs scrapped officially

    Quota circular issued amid protests

    The government yesterday issued a circular abolishing the quota system for class-I and class-II jobs in the civil service amid demonstrations for reinstating quota for the freedom fighters' descendants and indigenous communities.

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    Scrap quota in govt jobs

    A high-powered government committee has recommended abolishing the quota system for class-I and class-II jobs in civil service.

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    Quota reform movement to continue until gazette

    Quota reformist leaders express satisfaction to the cabinet committee as it recommended to abolish the existing quota preservation system in the first and second class government jobs.

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    Tougher quota demo threatened

    The quota reformists yesterday threatened the government with tougher agitation if their three-point demand, including unconditional release of their leaders and exemplary punishment of the attackers, is not met by August 31.

  • BCL yet again attacks quota reformists

    Defying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's warning, Chhatra League men have yet again attacked activists of the quota reform movement.

  • BCL actions outrageous

    When a group of teachers was staging a rally at Dhaka University yesterday against repression on students and teachers, Chhatra League men assaulted some quota reformists on the campus of Chittagong University.

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    Committee for quota review may seek 90 more days

    The committee formed on July 2 to “review, reform or cancel” the quota system for civil service may seek 90 more working days as it has not finished collecting information and reviewing reports about the system, sources said.

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    FF Officials' Benefits: Govt yet to implement HC verdict

    Freedom fighters who won a legal battle six years ago are yet to get their retirement benefits for public service as the government has not implemented the court's verdict.

  • Quota system in Bangladesh govt jobs scrapped officially

    Flawed logic for quota

    The government has been referring to a Supreme Court “order” on the reservation of 30 percent quota for the children of freedom fighters for the last few days, arguing that it cannot be changed.

  • Teachers, students stage protests

    “The university is the place of practicing freethinking where everyone has the right to express their opinions. But such attacks on the campus are not acceptable,” he said.

  • I want my boy back

    Shahana Begum was frequently turning to have a look at the photo of her son printed on the banner. But every time she did it, tears welled up in her eyes making it difficult for her to start the press conference.

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    Quota Movement: DU, RU given legal notices over attacks by BCL men

    Thirteen Supreme Court lawyers yesterday sent legal notices to the authorities of Dhaka and Rajshahi universities to inform them in 24 hours what action has been taken against the BCL men for attacks on students demanding quota reform in public jobs.

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    Quota Movement: Three leaders sent to jail after remand

    A Dhaka court yesterday sent three leaders of the quota reform movement to jail on completion of their two-day police remand.

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    Clarify your stance

    Eminent citizens yesterday called upon the government to make clear its position over the quota system in civil service, in the wake of repeated assault and arrest of quota reformists in the past few days.

  • Arrest admitted after daylong DMP denial

    Following denial throughout the day, police yesterday evening admitted arresting a quota reform leader from the capital's Shantinagar.

  • FF quota to stay

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said it is not possible to reform the freedom fighters' quota in public jobs due to a High Court verdict.

  • Never said outsiders are barred

    The Dhaka University authorities yesterday claimed they never said “outsiders were prohibited on campus”.

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    No scope for changing the 30pc quota

    Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque yesterday said there is no scope for bringing changes to the 30 percent freedom fighters' quota in public jobs because of a Supreme Court order.

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    No outsider allowed!

    The Dhaka University authorities yesterday said no outsider will be allowed to roam or stay on the campus without prior permission, a move that goes against the very character of the country's premier university.

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    Quota reform: 'BCL activists' beat CU Chhatra Front men

    Two activists of Samajtantrik Chhatra Front demanding quota system reform in the civil service comes under attacks allegedly by activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Chittagong University campus.

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    'What an ordeal I am facing'

    With bandages from toe to thigh on his right leg and eight stitches on left side of his head, Toriqul Islam is unable to turn to any side while lying in his hospital bed.

  • Quota reform movement victim Moriom

    Every moment felt like hell

    Her eyes were full of fury and voice quivered with rage. She looked frustrated and also a bit traumatised while narrating the physical assault, verbal abuse and mental torture she endured at the hands of those against quota reform and police.

  • Why this merciless beating

    Commentary: Why this merciless beating?

    Under what law, by what right, is the BCL beating up the students? Why are the police a mere spectator in all this? On Monday, police were seen leaving the Shaheed Minar just as they saw the BCL men coming to attack the protesters. Reportedly, a number of female students were also manhandled and even kicked. Was it a case of law enforcers leaving the ground so the law breakers could have their way?

  • Committee formed for quota review

    Government high ups are considering civil service quota reforms, said Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam yesterday.

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    Quota Movement: BCL swoops on reformists

    At least seven members of the platform demanding civil service quota reforms, including its two leaders, were beaten allegedly by a group of BCL activists in front of Dhaka University Library yesterday.

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    Quota yet to be discussed at cabinet, ‘decision soon’, says secy

    The quota issue has not been discussed at today’s cabinet meeting either as protestors resume their countrywide agitation demanding quota-free civil service. But, there is some development - the paperwork has been forwarded to the Prime Minister's Office.

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    ‘No classes, exams from tomorrow if govt fails to issue gazette’

    The quota reformists threaten to boycott classes and examinations in all universities and colleges across the country for indefinite period from tomorrow if the government fails to publish a gazette abolishing quota system by 5:00pm today.

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    Quota protesters call human chain tomorrow

    Demonstrators have called for fresh programmes as the government is yet to publish a gazette based on prime minister’s assurance of abolishing quota system in civil service. They have called for human chains across all universities and colleges demanding a swift implementation of the promise.

  • No progress on quota gazette

    There has been no progress regarding the publication of a gazette abolishing the quotas in government jobs, the cabinet secretary has said as the deadline set by demonstrators expired yesterday.

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    Gazette after PM's return

    Leaders of the quota reform movement yesterday postponed their agitation till May 7, following an assurance that the gazette abolishing the quota system in government jobs will be published by the then.