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  • The burden of having eyes in a campus of the blind

    The burden of having eyes in a campus of the blind

    There have been some disconcerting developments at Dhaka University following the botched Ducsu election on March 11. The latest

  • And what it means for our student politics

    Death of the Ducsu Dream?

    The March 11 election to Ducsu, or Dhaka University Central Students' Union, marks a moment in the history of student politics that is

  • Ducsu Vice President Nurul Haque Nur

    I am happy as well as sad: Nur

    Terming the recent Ducsu elections “tainted and questionable”, its Vice President Nurul Haque Nur says he assumed office only to continue to place the demand for reelection before the Dhaka University authorities.

  • What students saw and what they were told to believe

    The recent Ducsu election, held after 28 years and for the first time since people's representation in government is said to have prevailed in the country, was another unfortunate nail in the coffin of our so-called democracy.

  • PM Sheikh Hasina, Nurul Haque Nur

    We repeat the PM's call

    We reiterate fully the prime minister's call to the newly elected leaders of Ducsu to help revive healthy politics on campus. The prime minister has hit the nail on the head with her statement.

  • VP-elect Nur likely to meet PM this afternoon; no announcement yet if he would take charge

    Demand for Ducsu Re-election: Protesters end hunger strike

    Protesting Dhaka University students ended their “hunger strike until death” last night after the authorities assured them of listening to their complaints and making the Ducsu electoral process more transparent.

  •  Major panels keep demanding fresh Ducsu polls on fourth day of protest as authorities say no way; hunger strike on

    Deadlock at DU

    Four days into the Ducsu election, the crisis at Dhaka University is far from over.

  • Dhaka University's Ruqayyah Hall girls

    Nur expresses solidarity with Ruqayyah Hall girls

    Nurul Haque Nur, the VP-elect of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu), expresses solidarity with the Ruqayyah Hall students who are on hunger strike.

  • Quota reform leader Muhammad Rashed Khan

    Quota reform leader Rashed gets death threat

    Quota reform leader Rashed Khan claims that unidentified criminals threatened him to gun down if he leads any other movements.

  • 5 panels who boycotted Ducsu elections issue 3-day ultimatum to DU authorities

    Call fresh polls or face demo

    The agitating students demanding a fresh Ducsu election yesterday issued a three-day ultimatum to the Dhaka University authorities to announce a repolling or face a tougher movement from Sunday.

  • VC rejects demand, threatens lawsuit: Liton

    Dhaka University’s Vice Chancellor Prof Md Akhteruzzaman has shut the door on the face of activists demanding a fresh schedule to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu). The five demonstrating panels, however, demand fresh schedule to Ducsu elections in three days.

  • Hunger strike for DUCSU re-election

    1 hospitalised as hunger strike for Ducsu re-polls continues

    One of the six students who began a fast unto death demanding fresh election to the Dhaka University Students’ Union (Ducsu) is hospitalised after he fell unconscious.

  • Unfair Ducsu election

    It is very unfortunate that contestants from most student wings boycotted the March 11 Ducsu election over allegations of massive irregularities and they also demanded fresh polls.

  • Mujahidul Islam Selim

    'I'd never feel comfortable introducing myself as a former VP again'

    The manner in which the Ducsu election was held is reprehensible. It was an arranged election by all means. Also, not holding the Ducsu election in the last 28 years was a heinous crime against our education system and the students of the university.

  • DUCSU Election - Let us not become the ostrich

    What happened in the Ducsu “election”—which was made into a farcical show by the Dhaka University authorities, including the Vice Chancellor and the teachers of the institution—requires no elaboration.

  • Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon

    Chaos, agitations take centre stage

    The pre-dawn announcement of Ducsu polls results led to daylong chaos, agitation and drama on Dhaka University campus yesterday with the vice president-elect and BCL shifting their stances.

  • Students Protest at Dhaka University

    Nur now demands fresh Ducsu polls

    Newly elected Ducsu VP Nurul Haque Nur once again demands a fresh election to the Dhaka University central students’ boy bringing allegations of vote rigging and ballot stuffing.

  • Alleged activists of Chhatra League attack opposition activists at Dhaka University

    ‘BCL activists’ pounce on boycotters, target Nur

    Alleged activists of Chhatra League have assaulted opposition activists at Dhaka University, especially targeting Ducsu’s VP-elect Nurul Haque Nur.

  • Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Professor Akhtaruzzaman

    Ducsu code to be followed: VC

    In purview of protests and demands of re-election to Dhaka Unviersity Central Students’ Union (Ducsu), the university’s vice chancellor says that the code will be followed now.

  • Students demonstrating at TSC demanding the removal of the vice chancellor and a re-election to Ducsu

    Boycotters demo for VC’s removal

    The major panels which pulled out of election to Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) are demonstrating for removal of the university’s vice-chancellor.

  • Classes boycotted at DU during strike

    Classes are boycotted at Dhaka University after yesterday’s strike call by major panels who pulled out of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) election.


    A glimpse of Ducsu polls result

    The results of hall unions of Dhaka University Central Students' Union elections.

  • Quota Reform Leader Nurul Haq Nur

    Nur, 4 others sued for ‘assaulting Ruqayyah Hall provost’

    A case is filed against five people including quota reformist Nurul Haq Nur, who has been elected the vice president of Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) on charge of assaulting the Ruqayyah Hall provost during yesterday’s election.

  • Tyres being burnt near the VC residence by Chhatra League men

    BCL in demo rejecting Ducsu election result

    Ruling party’s front Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) is demonstrating in front of the vice chancellor’s residence rejecting the results of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) election.

  • Yet another questionable election

    Yet another questionable election

    Was the long wait of almost three decades for the Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) election to be held worth it? The kind of election we witnessed yesterday for Ducsu posts is deeply disturbing. Sadly, the election was marred by many irregularities.

  • Voters at Dr Muhammad Shahidullah Hall of Dhaka University

    Slow lines mark 6-hr voting

    Right before voting for the election to the Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu), the authorities of Dhaka University's Bijoy Ekkator Hall around 8:00am opened empty ballot boxes in front of the candidates.

  • 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.

  • Quota leader shocks BCL

    The day began with high hopes of a square Ducsu election pending for nearly three long decades.

  • Nur, Liton will be sued: BCL Secy Rabbani

    Bangladesh Chhatra League’s (BCL) General Secretary has spoken of lawsuits against leaders of opposition panels for “ruining” Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) election.

  • BNP's Flag

    Ducsu polls also get tainted with midnight stuffing: BNP

    BNP alleges that the much-delayed Ducsu polls were stigmatised with overnight stuffing of ballot boxes as happened on the night of December 29, right before the national election.