East West University | The Daily Star
  • No general amnesty for varsity students

    Vice-chancellors of several private universities yesterday urged the government to grant amnesty to students arrested in cases filed in connection with violence during the student movement for safe roads.

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    EWU to remain closed for 2 days after attack

    East West University will remain closed for the next two days, according to a notice of the university.

  • Police lob tear gas

    Cops gas, ‘goons’ charge at EWU students

    Police throw tear gas shells on students of East West University at Rampura. A tense situation is prevailing in the area as police have apparently teamed up with stick-wielding thugs to hold the students demanding safe roads in solidarity with rest of the country.

  • VAT protest on, key Dhaka roads blocked again

    Students continue their protest against 7.5 percent VAT on private universities’ tuition fees and blocked some key roads in Dhaka again.

  • VAT protesters lift road blockade for today

    Private university students protesting VAT on “tuition fees” call off their demonstrations in Dhaka for today.

  • VAT protesters give flowers to cops, take selfies

    Students demonstrating for withdrawal of value added tax (VAT) from private universities’ tuition fees pass another day on the streets peacefully.

  • Daylong traffic chaos stops Dhaka

    Dhaka city dwellers suffer immensely as the agitating students blocked several key points in Rampura, Mohakhali, Baridhara, Dhanmondi and other areas causing severe traffic congestion in the capital.

  • VAT protest: Dhaka comes to a standstill (video)

    Students pursue mass protests in Dhaka and put road blockades along key points in the capital, severely disrupting traffic in strike against 7.5 percent VAT on private university tuition fees. They say protests will continue until the VAT is withdrawn.

  • Dhaka-Aricha highway blocked in anti-VAT demo

    Agitating private university students have blockaded Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar in continued demonstration against the 7.5 percent VAT.

  • University students cripple Dhaka with anti-VAT demo

    Private university students hit the streets across Dhaka demanding withdrawal of the 7.5 percent VAT imposed on tuition fees - a day after police opened fire on East West University students demonstrating on the same demand.

  • Cops fire on anti-VAT student demo: 15 hurt

    East West University students clash with police during demonstration protesting VAT on tuition fees. Badda-Rampura road blockaded for half-an-hour.