Dispute over committee formation is working behind the conflicts and clashes in Chhatra League, an associated organ of ruling Awami League. Whatever may be the issue of the clash, all those involved are leaders and workers of the groups locked in the discord. Battle is going on to enter into the committees the tenure of which from centre to districts and grassroots has expired. And in the newly formed committees there are allegation of corruption and nepotism. The central executive committee of Chhatra League was formed on July 20, 2011. According to the constitution of the organization the term... more ›
Police in a special drive detained 22 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) following Thursday’s factional clash that killed a BCL man and injured 30 others at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet. Police conducted the drive on Thursday and Friday and also recovered a revolver with four rounds of bullet and 19 long knives. Meanwhile, police filed a case with Jalalabad Police Station, accusing 250 unnamed people of obstructing law enforcers from discharging their duties. But no case was filed in connection with the killing of the BCL activist till Friday evening. Family of Sumon Roy, a BBA student of Sylhet International University who died... more ›
Yet another person was killed and 20 others were injured in a clash between supporters of two factions of the ruling Awami League at Titas upazila in Comilla on Friday. The deadly intra-party clash happened within 24 hours of the killing of two persons — one in Sylhet and another in Mymensingh— in Awami League infighting. Police, quoting local people, said that the clash took place around 11:00am over establishing supremacy at Kalakandi Bazar, leaving one dead and 20 others injured. The deceased is Riajul Karim Sentu 42, a resident of Kalmakandi village under Titas upazila. He was an activist of Juba League, the youth wing of Awami League. The injured... more ›
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said that the present government wanted to see a disciplined, skilled, modern and well-equipped armed force in the country, reports UNB. ï¿½Our government wants to see a disciplined, skilled, modern and well-equipped armed force and for that the government will do everything, whatever is needed,ï¿½ she said addressing a reception organized at Senakunja marking the Bangladesh Armed Forces Day. Hasina asked the members of the armed forces to contribute more maintaining discipline and exercising utmost professional skill. ï¿½My prayers will be with you,ï¿½ she said. The Prime Minister said Bangladesh is... more ›
Poor healthcare services and lack of modern equipment have crippled the healthcare centres operated by the BGMEA, depriving the RMG workers of proper healthcare as promised by the apex trade body in the apparel sector. Besides, due to shortage of BGMEA-supported healthcare centres or hospitals in the worker-intensive areas, the workers have to spend large amount of money for healthcare facilities. Lima Begum, a worker at Dragon Sweater Limited in the city’s Malibagh, visited the BGMEA-run healthcare centre at Chowdhury Para in Malibagh on October 13 to receive medication for her ailment. But the attending physician, instead of checking her physical conditions, advised some diagnosis at a diagnostic centre. “Instead of checking... more ›
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