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SUST students deny to vacate halls, protest continues

Though the university administration had directed students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) to leave the halls by three pm today, they did not comply. They are continuing their protest, declaring that they will not leave the halls. UST authorities instructed the students to vacate the halls by 3 pm on Wednesday, after a syndicate meeting. Following this ...

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2 students ‘shot dead’ in Uttara

Two Northern University students were reportedly shot dead by police in capital’s Uttara during the complete shutdown called by the agitating students demanding quota reform. In connection with the ongoing quota movement and the attack of Chhatra League on students and killings in different parts of the country, ‘Complete Shutdown’ is going on across the country on the call of ...

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229 BGB platoons depoyed across country, 16 platoons of ansar in Dhaka

To maintain law and order amid the ongoing quota reform movement, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) is deploying 229 platoons across the country, including in Dhaka. Meanwhile, a total of 16 platoon of ansar members, including 40 female members, have been deployed in Dhaka. Md Rubel Hossain, Ansar and Village Defense Force’s assistant director (VDP Training) and public relations officer, confirmed ...

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Judicial probe into killings, clashes during quota movement: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said a judicial enquiry will be carried out to ensure fair and just trial in the recent unwanted incidents including killings. She also announced that steps will be taken to ensure that those who committed the murders, looting and terrorist activities, whoever they are, will get the appropriate punishment. “On whose instigation the conflict ...

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Two teenagers killed in Sylhet road crash

Two teenage boys were killed and two others injured after their motorcycle collided with another motorcycle on the Zakiganj-Sylhet road in Kaliganj Ballah area under Zakiganj upazila of Sylhet district on Tuesday night. The deceased were Jahangir Hossain, 16, son of Abdus Sattar, resident of East Khorosti village in Darpnagar east union of Kanaighat upazila, and Marjan Ahmad, 17, son ...

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Dr Zafar Iqbal declared unwanted at SUST

Professor Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal has been declared a persona non grata by the anti-quota protesters at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet. The students demanding quota reform in government jobs announced this at Goalchattar of the university around 2:30pm on Wednesday. Asadullah Al Galib, Coordinator of Anti-Discriminatory Movement at SUST, said anyone who will oppose their ...

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New NHS cervical self-test screening for millions of women in UK

Women in England could soon be offered a DIY cervical screening test on the NHS, according to new guidelines. Research suggests that at-home tests could prompt an additional 400,000 women annually to undergo screening, with hopes that this initiative could increase participation rates. Nearly a third of women in England, particularly those who are younger, from minority ethnic backgrounds and ...

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FIFA says opening probe into Argentina players’ racist chants

FIFA said on Wednesday it was opening an investigation into racist chants by Argentina players after they won the Copa America. “FIFA is aware of a video circulating on social media and the incident is being looked into,” a spokesperson for world football’s governing body said, AFP reports. They added: “FIFA strongly condemns any form of discrimination by anyone including ...

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Vegetable prices skyrocket in Sylhet

Even a few days ago, in wholesale markets of the town, each kg of green chilli and tomato was sold at between Tk55-60 and Tk70-80 respectively. But last week, green chilli was sold at between Tk250-300, while tomato at Tk80-90 in wholesale markets. The same green chilli and tomato is now sold at Tk400 and Tk140, respectively. Prices of all ...

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