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Holding on to what's left

Holding on to what's left

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  • Blaming only drivers for accidents won't bring results: experts

    Road safety cannot be ensured only by enforcing law, rather safety of other components of the transport sector must be ensured, said experts and lawyers yesterday.

  • 'Democracy was buried on Dec 30'

    Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday alleged that democracy was “buried” in the country by holding a “tainted" national election on December 30.

  • The millennial way of campaigning

    In almost three decades, since the last Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) election, a lot has changed. Social media is now an indispensable part of students' lives, with Facebook being a popular platform for sharing information. Campaigning is no longer limited to the streets, it is also done through carefully curated content online.

  • BRTA to scrap 5,400 unfit auto-rickshaws

    Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Chattogram has taken an initiative to scrap 5,400 CNG-run auto-rickshaws that are at least 15 years old, and plying the port city roads.

  • Reminiscing the glory days

    With the 100th founding anniversary of Dhaka University just a year away, a grand reunion of the university's former students was held on the campus yesterday.

  • Mass awareness crucial to end gender violence

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday put emphasis on creating mass awareness in society to eliminate discrimination and violence against women saying that only enacting laws is not enough to get this done.

  • Women's contribution to social progress recognised

    Some 26 women were honoured yesterday with “Inspiring Women Award” for their contributions to different sectors towards social progress.

  • Ducsu polls manifestos at a glance

    Ducsu polls manifestos at a glance

  • Non-transparent ballot boxes in Ducsu polls

    Getting aside from the norms of using transparent ballot boxes in the December 30 national elections, the Dhaka University authorities are going to use non-transparent ballot boxes in the election to Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) scheduled on Monday.

  • 1st GMM of JCI Dhaka East held

    Junior Chambers International (JCI) Dhaka East chapter has successfully completed its first General Members Meeting on 8th March 2019, at Golden Tulip the Grandmark Hotel in Dhaka.

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    BCL pledges ‘world class’ DU

    Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) is running their campaign with promise to make the Dhaka University “world class” and create job opportunities after education ahead of Ducsu polls slated for Monday.

  • Sadharan chhatra parishad to uphold democratic norms, values

    Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad pledges to accommodate all the first-year students by ousting outsiders from the dormitories if it wins the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) polls scheduled for March 11.

  • Fire at Ashulia market

    Fire at Anarkali market in Mouchak under control

    A fire that breaks out at Anarkali Market in Dhaka’s Mouchak area is brought under control.

  • RU bootcamp: 6 teams work on project prototypes on day 2

    Six teams of challengers are finalising separate prototypes of their projects in the second day of the Media Tech Challenge Bootcamp 2019 at Rajshahi University.

  • Womenfolk need to achieve power with own ability: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calls upon the country’s womenfolk to achieve power with their own ability as the government has ensured their equal opportunities in various sectors to empower them.

  • Buriganga river boat capsize in Dhaka

    Buriganga boat capsize: Death toll reaches 5

    The death toll from Thursday’s boat capsize reached to five after Fire Service and Civil Defence recovers four bodies from Buriganga river.

  • UP chairman's son arrested, put on remand

    Son of Pakshey Union Parishad chairman was placed on a five-day remand on Thursday in freedom fighter Mostafizur Rahman Selim murder case after he was arrested from his village in the afternoon.

  • Appeal for help

    Shahana Akter, a second year student of social science department at Jagannath University, has been suffering from Guillain-Barre syndrome, says a press release.

  • Media tech bootcamp kicks off at RU

    A three-day media tech Bootcamp kicked off at Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday, aiming to give students a hands-on experience in coming up with innovative solutions to new media challenges.

  • Azibunnesa passes away

    Mst Azibunnesa, wife of former education officer Abdul Ali, died of cancer at the capital's Universal Medical College and Hospital early yesterday. She was 70.

  • 'CHT women still facing violence'

    Speakers at a discussion yesterday stressed the need for ensuring equal rights for women.

  • RMG workers in Savar seek an end to discrimination

    To press their various demands, female workers of several garment factories formed a human chain in Savar yesterday.

  • Gaibandha Santals want adequate law to ensure rights

    Santal people joined a procession in Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha yesterday, demanding establishment of women's rights.

  • Five dyeing factory workers suffered burns

    Five workers of a dyeing factory suffered burn injuries in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital on Thursday night.

  • Law Reporters Forum gets new committee

    Daily Samakl's Wakil Ahmed Hiron has been elected president and Manab Zamin's Nazmul Ahsan Raju general secretary of Law Reporters Forum yesterday for 2019-2020.

  • Resist those who oppose women's education

    National Professor Dr Anisuzzaman yesterday called on to wage a resistance against those who oppose women's education.

  • They too want a voice

    Growing up in the hilly areas of Rangamati, Suro Krishna Chakma was always keen on sports. During his school years, he made his way to Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan (BKSP), and took up boxing.

  • Absence of Ducsu for decades degraded student politics

    Ahead of the much-anticipated Ducsu polls on March 11, one burning question has been making the rounds.

  • Still deprived of constitutional rights

    Women still cannot enjoy their constitutional rights due to the prevailing lack of security in our society, speakers said at a programme in Central Shaheed Minar premises yesterday afternoon.

  • Breaking perceptions

    Human Library Bangladesh (HLB) started with a mission to break prejudices. HLB organises storytelling sessions and discussions where individuals participate as “books”, narrating their stories to “readers” (participating audience). Yesterday they held the fifth session to further this cause.