Chittagong: The authorities of Chittagong University of Science and Technology (CUET) have suspended for six months 10 activists of the university unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) for their involvement in an internal clash on the campus. The activists of the ruling Awami League’s student wing have also been expelled from their respective residential halls on the same charges. Six of the BCL men — Labon Dutta, Syed Tanvir, Abdullah Al Mamun, Ashraful Nayeem, Ovrajit Paul and Shahriar Mehedi — have been fined Tk 7,000 each while the four others — Moniruzzaman, Zakaria Nasim, Abdul Awal and Mobasherrul Islam — Tk 5,000 each. University sources said the disciplinary committee, headed by CUET... more ›
Bangladesh is expected to benefit from India’s advancement in space as both the neighbouring nations have agreed at a recently held Foreign Ministers-level meeting in New Delhi to move forward on bilateral cooperation in two high technology areas — nuclear field and space. During a recent visit to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he wants the benefits of India’s significant expertise in science and technology and space to reach other developing nations, especially member-nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc), reports Indian media on Monday. Modi also urged the ISRO to develop a satellite designed to serve all Saarc nations. The joint... more ›
At least six people were killed in lightning strikes in Lalmonirhat, Satkhira, Joypurhat, Bagerhat and Rajshahi districts on Monday. In Lalmonirhat, lightning killed two people — Malek, 43, at Lohakuchi village in Kaliganj upazila, and Rabeya, 37, in Panchagram village of Sadar upazila -- in the morning. Locals said the thunderbolt struck Malek while working in his field while Rabeya while calling the cattle home. In Satkhira, lightning struck a college student - Mokhlesur Rahman, 27 - at Langaldaria village in Ashashuni upazila at noon, leaving him dead on the spot. Son of Abdur Rauf of the village, Mokhlesur was an honours final year student of Satkhira Govt College. In... more ›
CHITTAGONG: Police arrested three leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami and its students wing Islami Chhatra Shibir from a building in the city’s Chawk Bazar area on Monday. The arrestees were identified as Chak Bazar unit Jamaat Publicity and Publication Secretary Md Yusuf, 55, Bakolia Unit Shibir School Affairs Secretary Hasan Al Banna, 25, and Chan Mian Munsi Lane Shibir President Hasanul Manjir, 23. Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Mohsin of Bakolia Police Station said based on secret information, police arrested them from ‘Mohiuddin Building’ at Chan Mian Munsi Lane in Chawk Bazar area at around 5:30pm. The arrestees were involved with sabotage activities took place in the city earlier. They were carrying out... more ›
Prof Dr Asif Nazrul of Dhaka University said, “If BNP could play its due role as an opposition party, the government would think of holding a fresh election. As BNP is now out of parliament, they cannot put pressure on the government. Many describe BNP as a weak party, because the present government has managed to consolidate its position despite BNP’s boycott of the general election.” He also said, “Even the leaders and workers of BNP are worried about the future of the party due to infighting and organisational weakness.” Dr Asif Nazrul made the comments on... more ›
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