May 21, 1972
WORK TO ESTABLISH SOCIALISM
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman today urges the members of Student League to continue their struggle to protect the hard-earned independence of the country and establish socialism. Shahjahan Siraj and ASM Abdur Rab, along with some elected Student League members in the Ducsu elections, call on the prime minister today at his residence to seek his blessings.
STUDENT UNION WINS DUCSU POLLS
Bangladesh Student Union wins a landslide victory in Ducsu (Dhaka University Central Students' Union) elections. The student organisation bags 17 out 18 seats including the posts of vice president and general secretary. Bangladesh Student League wins the other seat. Mujahidul Islam Selim and Mahbub Zaman are elected as the new vice president and general secretary respectively. Bangladesh Students Union also wins a full-panel victory in Rucsu (Rajshahi University Central Students' Union) elections.
ROOPPUR NUCLEAR POWER PROJECT WILL BE RESUMED
Dr Mafiz Chowdhury, minister for science and technology, informs today that the government is planning to resume the long-awaited Rooppur Nuclear Power project. The project had been adopted in 1961, for which 260 acres of land were acquired in 1963. However, the project could not make much headway since then.
The minister further says that the government is preparing a power development plan with an aim to reach power to every household. He seeks active support from the scientists and engineers in this regard.
SUGAR SHORTAGE CONTINUES
There has been an acute shortage of sugar in the capital for the last few weeks. It is reported that there is a good reserve of sugar in the mills in North Bengal. Due to the unavailability of transport and poor communication system these reserves cannot be supplied to sugar-scarce areas.
SOURCE: May 22, 1972 issue of Dainik Bangla.