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Jubo League expels Office Secretary Kazi Anisur for alleged corruption

Dhaka, Oct. 11 -- The decision came after a three-hour emergency meeting of the organisation's presidium on Friday, said its presidium member Sheikh Atiar Rahman Dipu. "The presidium members reached ... Read More


BUET students resume protests over Abrar murder ahead of meeting with VC

Dhaka, Oct. 11 -- Student protesters gathered in front of the Shaheed Minar around 10:30 am on Friday to press for their 10-point charter of demands as the campus reverberated with angry slogans. The... Read More


DNCC Councillor Mizan nabbed while 'fleeing to India' amid anti-graft crackdown

Dhaka, Oct. 11 -- He was nabbed in Sreemangal while trying to flee to India on Thursday night, said Mizanur Rahman, assistant director of RAB Headquarters. The councillor of DNCC's ward No. 32 and th... Read More


Facing threat to lock up offices, BUET VC to sit with student protesters

Dhaka, Oct. 11 -- VC Prof Saiful Islam will sit with the protesters at 5pm on Friday, his Private Secretary Quamrul Hasan said on Thursday after the demonstrators threatened to lock the gates of all t... Read More


Shocked by Abrar's murder, US ambassador calls for a 'full investigation'

Dhaka, Oct. 11 -- "I am shocked and saddened by the killing of BUET student Abrar Fahad. Freedom of expression is a fundamental right in any democracy," he said in a statement posted in Facebook. "We... Read More


Garment workers end hour-long protest on Malibagh road for back pay

Dhaka, Oct. 10 -- Traffic on the Shaheed Muktijoddha Faruk Iqbal and Taslim Road was gridlocked from 10 am Thursday after the workers of garment maker 'Air Fashion' descended on the streets, said Traf... Read More


Bangladesh slips to 105th out of 141 nations on global competitiveness list

Dhaka, Oct. 10 -- The latest ranking shows the country dropped two spots from the last year's 103 among 140 nations. The report measures national competitiveness -- defined as the set of institutions... Read More


Stories of BCL torture at BUET coming out after Abrar murder

Dhaka, Oct. 10 -- The stories are coming out thick and fast after the second-year electrical and electronic engineering student was bludgeoned to death allegedly by BCL adherents on Sunday night. Stu... Read More


BTRC blocks webpage 'uReporter' which records BUET students' torture complaints

Dhaka, Oct. 10 -- The university's computer science and engineering department opened the page under the project called "uReporter" on Mar 31, 2017 and it received 166 complaints, mostly about ragging... Read More


Bangladesh will miss GDP growth target by 1 percentage point: World Bank

Dhaka, Oct. 10 -- The global lender made the forecast in a report - 'Bangladesh Development Update, October 2019: Tertiary Education and Job Skills' published in Dhaka on Thursday. It hailed growth i... Read More