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Silence prevails on DU campus, police block entry points

Dhaka, July 18 -- Dhaka University was shrouded in silence on Thursday morning after the administration halted academic activities and ordered students to vacate their residential halls in the wake of... Read More


Protesters block Dhaka-Chattogram highway amid 'shutdown'

Dhaka, July 18 -- As part of the nationwide quota reform movement, students from various colleges blocked the Dhaka-Chattogram highway at the Shimrail intersection on Thursday amid the nationwide 'shu... Read More


PM seeks local, foreign investments in extracting marine resources

Dhaka, July 18 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called for foreign and local investment in extracting marine resources in the vast sea areas. "We will make the blue economy stronger by ens... Read More


Shutdown cripples capital amid clashes between police-protesters

Dhaka, July 18 -- Firing teargas and rubber bullets riot police clashed with quota-reform protesters in different parts of the capital city in the first hours of Thursday at the start of a nationwide ... Read More


Unlawful force used against quota reform protesters: Amnesty International

Dhaka, July 18 -- Authorities used unlawful force against student protesters and failed to ensure their protection during the ongoing quota-reform protest across the country, said Amnesty Internationa... Read More


Actress Chamak announces plan to join protesting students on streets

Dhaka, July 18 -- Small screen actress Rukaiya Jahan Chamak expressed solidarity with students protesting for quota reforms in government jobs. In a Facebook post at midnight on Wednesday (July 17), ... Read More


4G mobile internet service halted across Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 18 -- The 4G mobile internet service has been suspended across the country, including in the capital Dhaka, since Wednesday night. However, broadband internet remains available, and 2G mo... Read More


Britain's new government aims to regulate most powerful AI models

Dhaka, July 18 -- Britain's new Labour government has said it will explore how to effectively regulate artificial intelligence models, but stopped short of proposing any specific laws. King Charles s... Read More


Samsung agrees to acquire Oxford Semantic for AI

Dhaka, July 18 -- Samsung Electronics said on Thursday it agreed to acquire Oxford Semantic Technologies, a British startup specialising in technology that can be used for more sophisticated artificia... Read More


BGB deployed across nation amid 'complete shutdown'

Dhaka, July 18 -- Border Guard Bangladesh is deploying 229 platoons across the country, including in Dhaka, to maintain law and order amid a 'complete shutdown' programme instituted by quota reform pr... Read More