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    Lawyer's notice warns DU of contempt charges

    A Supreme Court (SC) lawyer yesterday sent a notice to the Dhaka University vice-chancellor, proctor and treasurer for taking steps to hold Dhaka University Central Students Union (Ducsu) election within seven days.

  • DU takes U-turn, says it never banned outsiders

    Dhaka University authorities take a U-turn claiming it never said “outsiders” were prohibited at campus and blame the media for misrepresenting it.

  • DU teacher threatens to call cops on students

    A teacher of Dhaka University threatens to call the police on students pressing for release of a friend who is in police custody for involvement in the quota reform movement.

  • The lost purpose of education

    The University of Dhaka has long prided itself as the premier educational institution of our country. Since its establishment in 1921, it has come to be known as the oldest modern university in Bangladesh, making significant intellectual contributions to the country providing education to over 30,000 students.

  • Serajul Islam Choudhury: A multi-dimensional teacher

    If “life is lived forward but understood backward”—as the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard once put it—Choudhury can look back and easily say in the words of the Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet: “This is how you must love the earth/so you can say 'I have lived.'”

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    Admission irregularities: SC asks 10 pvt medical colleges to show cause

    The Supreme Court issues a show-cause order to the authorities concerned of 10 private medical colleges to explain why they should not be prosecuted and imposed penalty for admitting 153 students who failed to fulfill the relevant requirements regarding admission test numbers.

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    DU VC attacked, registrar suspended over yearbook

    Dhaka University’s vice chancellor is attacked and its registrar suspended over its annual publication that mentioned Ziaur Rahman as the first president of Bangladesh.

  • Muggers stab 2 sibling students of DU

    Two students of Dhaka University who are also siblings were stabbed by muggers at Tikatuli in Dhaka.

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    [WATCH] Story of the first Mongol Shobhajatra

    You are wrong if you think that Mongol Shobhajatra began long ago. A group of students of Fine Arts Institute of Dhaka University (DU) brought out the first colourful procession marking Pahela Baishakh in 1989.

  • Vuvuzela banned at Bangla new year celebration

    Vuvuzela, matches and lighters have been banned at Mongol Shovajatra brought out from the Institute of Fine Arts in Dhaka every year to celebrate the Bangla new year, the home minister says.

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    Specific time period needed for concluding war crimes trials: Dr Kamal

    Eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain says the trials of war criminals should be completed within a specific time.

  • [WATCH] The flute maker

    This is a tale of a person who makes and plays flute for living.

  • Security alert for Australian nationals in Dhaka

    Australia alerts its nationals over possible security threat in Dhaka – possibly in connection with New Year celebrations.

  • Zainul Utshab 2015

    Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) of University of Dhaka wears a festive look during Zainul Utshab 2015. Chief guest AAMS Arefin Siddique...

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    DU female student sets herself afire

    A female student of Dhaka University allegedly tries to commit suicide by setting herself on fire at the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) on the campus following a quarrel with her boyfriend.

  • DU ‘Cha’ unit: Only 149 candidates pass!

    Only 149 candidates have passed the “Cha” unit 2015 admission test of Dhaka University.

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    DU suspends 3 students over sexual assault

    Dhaka University authorities suspend three students, who belong to Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), over assaulting a female student.

  • Online registration for DU admission seekers begins

    Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurates the online registration process of admission seekers for first year honours courses of 2015-16 academic session.

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing civil society members at programme organised by Dhaka University at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka Sunday.

    Land deal is like fall of Berlin wall: Modi (video)

    Terming ratification of land deal as “no less significant than the fall of the Berlin Wall”, Indian PM Modi says water issues need to be resolved from humanitarian perspective.

  • Bloggers die young (video)

    It is hard to believe that a group of writers are in mortal danger in the country now just for expressing their opinions. But that’s the truth.

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    DU sex attack: HC orders IGP to report by Jun 28

    The High Court directs the inspector general of police to report by June 28 on the progress of police steps against sexual assault on women at Dhaka University campus during Pahela Baishakh celebration.

  • Bangalees celebrate Pahela Baishakh 1422

    Thousands of people gathered at Ramna Park and on Dhaka University campus to welcome the Bengali New Year 1422. Authorities concerned chalked out several traditional programmes to celebrate the occasion.

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