Thursday, February 29, 2024

Muggers on the prowl on DU campus

Incidents of mugging are on the rise on the Dhaka University campus for the past few months and the situation has aggravated ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr amid lax security measures. At least 30 students and three DU teachers and some outsiders fell prey to the muggers over the last three months and one of ... Read more

DU to observe Black Day Aug 28 this year

The Dhaka University authorities have decided to observe DU Black Day on August 28 instead of August 23 this year due to Eid vacation. The Black Day is observed on August 23 every year to protest assault on and mass roundups of the students and teachers by army personnel in

White Panel sweeps DU syndicate polls

The White Panel, backed by teachers loyal to the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies, on Monday swept the syndicate elections of Dhaka University, winning five out of the six posts. The Blue Panel, a pro-Awami League teachers’ platform, won only one post. DU treasurer Professor Mizanur Rahman conducted the elections with candidates

DU teacher reappears

Cops, colleagues bin his claim of abduction A Dhaka University teacher reappeared on his own at a Khagrachhari police Station yesterday, 42 hours after his alleged abduction from Dhaka, giving rise to more questions than answers. On his appearance at Dighinala Police Station around 1:30pm, Nuruddin Alo, a lecturer of political science department, claimed to ... Read more

DU teacher goes ‘missing’

Kidnap feared A Dhaka University teacher has been missing since Monday night. The teacher, Dr Nuruddin Alo, is a lecturer of political science department. Several of his students said that on Monday night they had an SMS from Alo that read, “They have kidnapped me. Please do something for

Pvt varsity class at DU!

A Dhaka University teacher yesterday took a class of some students of a private university at DU’s business studies faculty violating rules. Professor Ali Ahsan of Department of Management Studies was found taking the class of around 30 students of American International University of Bangladesh (AIUB) around

Fresh DU ‘Ga’ unit entrance test Dec 20

Fresh admission examinations for Dhaka University’s (DU) ‘Ga’ unit will be held at 3:00pm on December 20, ATN News reported. An emergency meeting of the university’s syndicate took the decision on Wednesday; hours after the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court directed the DU authorities to hold a fresh entrance examination

DU online admission forms launched

Online forms for admission in Dhaka University under its 2011-12 session were made available on Tuesday. The university vice-chancellor, AAMS Arefin Siddique, launched the online forms in the registrar building’s central admission room at noon. The forms will be available till September 15 and the applicants have to take admit cards within

DU in serious financial crisis

UGC yet to disburse budgetary allocation; July salaries provided from other sources Dhaka University is facing an acute financial crisis as it has not yet received its budgetary allocation from the University Grants Commission. The DU authority had to pay the salaries of its teachers, officials and other employees for July with money collected from ... Read more

A glimpse into the history of Dhaka University

Photo album by Syed Rezaur Rahman features rare images Dhaka University (DU) Day was first observed on January 8, 1983. It was an initiative of the then Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU). However, the day was not celebrated every following year. For example, after 1989, following the uprising that overthrew Ershad from power, the ... Read more

Dhaka University turns 90

The Dhaka University Day was observed yesterday on the university campus with great enthusiasm among the teachers, students and officials. There was an air of festivity on the campus as hundreds of students, teachers and administrators organised processions, discussions, cultural events, debate competitions and sports, marking the day. Key buildings on the campus were illuminated ... Read more

Pahela Baishakh Celebration in Dhaka

Ushering in 1418 Pahela Baishakh Celebration in Dhaka The nation welcomed ‘Pahela Baishakh’, the first day of the Bangla year 1418, on Thrusday amidst vibrant pageantry, leaving behind the gloom of the past and pledging to uphold the nation’s opulent cultural heritage. Tens of thousands of people from all walks of life, in traditional clothes, ... Read more

Pahela Baishakh celebrated

The nation celebrated the Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla calendar, on Thursday amid traditional fanfare and festivity leaving behind the gloom of past and pledging to uphold the nation’s heritage. Tens of thousands of people from all walks of life dressed in traditional clothes poured into the streets, parks and open spaces ... Read more

Pahela Baishakh: Symbol of the timeless

It is that time of year when the Bangalees celebrate their heritage and, through that celebration, assesses their place in the universal scheme of things. For the Bangalees, like millions of others across the globe, have a claim on history based on the cultural tradition their ancestors shaped for them, one that they renew annually ... Read more

Chaitra Sankranti, Pahela Baishakh in rural Bangladesh

Most communities in rural Bangladesh celebrate Chaitra Sankranti and Pahela Baishakh following the age-old traditions. The celebrations bring together people, irrespective of their creed and social differences. Usually rural people arrange weeklong programmes to celebrate the end of a year and the beginning of another. The preparations start a month before Chaitra Sankranti and

Pahela Baishakh today

Dhaka: The nation is all set to welcome Bangla year 1418, with festivities and gaiety, with the rising of the sun on Thursday, leaving behind all sorrow and despair. Thousands of men, women and children, in traditional colourful clothes, will throng Ramna Batamul and other prominent venues for new year celebrations in the capital and ... Read more

Murals neglected at DU library

Noted artist Hamidur Rahman’s three historic murals installed inside the Central Library of Dhaka University in mid-fifties are kept in negligence by the authorities, artists and art critics observed. ‘The negligence in preserving three fresco-murals and a relief-sculpture by the university authoritie for years is not acceptable. These historic works by Hamudur Rahman must be ... Read more