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Quota reformists call countrywide strike


MNA Education Desk: Bangladesh General Students Right Protection Council, the platform for quota reform movement, called a countrywide student strike for Saturday, protesting against attacks on school-college students who took to the streets demanding justice for their dead fellows and road safety. Joint convener of the platform Bin Yamin Molla made the announcement at a press conference in front of national press club in the capital on Friday afternoon, reported news agency. however, the students started the protests from Dhaka, but it spread across the country following the deaths of two fellows in a road crash in Dhaka on Jul ...

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Education system under challenge: BD must act fast with precision

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MNA Editorial Desk: Education is said to be the backbone of a country. Hence, it is very important that the citizens are provided with proper education facility. Proper education will build the competency, excellence and potential of a person and that will turn him as an asset for the country rather than a burden. Education is also fundamental to the development and growth of a nation. A country needs to take steps to flourish the potential of human mind and to capitalise the potential of its citizens fully, and there is no effective way for doing so than education. Bangladesh ...

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Quota reform leaders remanded


MNA Education Desk: A Dhaka court placed three leaders of quota reform movement on a two-day remand each in two cases filed in connection with the attacks at Dhaka University vice chancellor’s residence and police and vandalising vehicles on April 9. Metropolitan Magistrate Abdullah Al Masud passed the order after Bahauddin Faruki, inspector of Detective Branch of police and also the investigation officer of the cases, produced the trio before the court with a seven-day remand prayer for each. The three arrestees — Jashim Uddin Akash, Moshiur Rahman and Faruk Hasan — are joint conveners of Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar ...

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Quota reform movement: Lazy decisions contain risk of diversion


MNA Editorial Desk: Public services or more commonly known as government services is one of the most lucrative career options for the meritorious or even not so meritorious students of Bangladesh. To become a first class gazetted officer, these students need to go through an examination named Bangladesh Civil Services (BCS) exam. Every year thousands of students attend BCS exam to find a smooth entry into a rewarding career. Better payment, honour and guarantee of service make it the best career option while the main focus of the employees is serving the people. From the inception of Bangladesh, a quota ...

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Dhaka University restricts outsiders on campus


MNA Education Desk: Dhaka University has decided to restrict outsiders from moving around the campus. Without the permission of the DU proctor or authorities, no outsider will be allowed to roam around the campus or carry out activities there, says a press statement of the university issued on Monday. According to the statement, DU’s Provost Committee took the decision in a meeting held on 5 July in the backdrop of ‘unwanted incidents centering the quota reform demonstrations’. A seven-member committee led by DU pro-vice-chancellor professor Muhammad Samad was also formed in the meeting over the ‘unwanted incidents of the quota ...

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BCL attacks quota reform movement leaders


MNA National Desk: Some leaders of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council, the platform of students that led the quota reform movement, were physically assaulted allegedly by some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists in front of Dhaka University Central Library on Saturday, reports news agency. The quota reform movement leaders came under attack when they were scheduled to hold their scheduled press conference to announce their fresh programme in front of the library. Quota protesters and some witnesses alleged that some BCL activists suddenly swooped on the quota protesters. Later, the BCL men drove out the quota reform demonstrators from ...

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Withdraw cases within 2 days: Protesters


MNA Education Desk: Student leaders today demanded the authorities concerned to withdraw within the next two days the cases filed against them during the quota reform movement, threatening to wage a more vigorous demonstration otherwise. Nurul Haque, co-convener of the Bangladesh Shadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sanrakkhan Parishad (Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council), read out the written statement in a press briefing in front of the central library in DU campus around 11:00am. Earlier on 11 April, four cases were filed against unnamed accused following the clash and vandalism in DU camps and its VC’s house during the demonstration for the ...

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