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Rabindranath Tagore founded Visva-Bharati University in 1921, and it will soon get the UNESCO “heritage” label, making it the first living heritage university in the world. Vice-Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty of Visva-Bharati University stated, “The university is going to be declared a heritage university… it will be the first heritage university in the world.” Chakraborty said, “Everything has been done except the formal meeting that will take place either in April or May. Normally heritage tag is given to a dead monument. For the first time in the world, a living university which is functioning is going to get the heritage…

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State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Md Shahriar Alam, emphasized the common socio-economic development goals shared by Bangladesh and South Africa, and the vast potential for Increase Trade and Investment between the two nations. He highlighted the potential benefits of the visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and official passport holders, and the agreement on the avoidance of double taxation between Bangladesh and South Africa in facilitating contact and boosting trade and investment. In his bilateral meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of South Africa, Candith Mashego Dlamini, in Pretoria, the state minister discussed areas of cooperation. The meeting with the Business Unity…

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The Bangladesh government is considering a policy aimed at controlling regulate private university tuition fees. However, the Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh (APUB) claims that the fees they charge are already reasonable and in line with the Private University Act. The APUB also stated that it does not object to the formulation of a policy, as long as all stakeholders are consulted and their views are taken into account. The Minister of Education, Dipu Moni, informed the Parliament that the ministry is reviewing the fee structure of private universities and will formulate an integrated policy at the conclusion of…

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The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) announced that it has captured three individuals who were members of a drug trafficking group, along with 5.4 kilograms of heroin. The ringleader, Shakibur Rahman, his wife Selina Khatun, and their associate Rajia Khatun were taken into custody in Gazipur and Naogaon. The gang was known for using female carriers to distribute the drugs to customers across Bangladesh, including in Dhaka and other districts. They were believed to smuggle 4 to 5 kilograms of heroin into the country every month through the Godagari border area in Rajshahi. According to Khandaker Al Moin, the director of…

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Members of Ansar and Village Defense Party (VDP) apprehended three individuals in Bagerhat and discovered 9 kg of Copper Cable from Rampal Power their possession near. The suspects, Mamun Akon (23), Billal Sheikh (20), and Imran Sheikh (21), were taken into custody near the main entrance of the plant, as stated by Chandan Debnath, commander of the 3rd Ansar Battalion. The accused and the recovered material were then handed over to Rampal Police Station, where a case was filed. According to the commander, over the last 10 months, the battalion has conducted 52 raids at the power plant and detained…

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The Bangladesh High Court Summons a local Awami League leader, Shahriar Alam, over allegations of killing 50 palm trees on Baigachha Road in Rajshahi’s Bagmara Upazila through the use of insecticides. The court has directed Shahriar, the senior vice president of Shubhadanga union, to appear before the Justices Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman and AKM Rabiul Hassan on February 12th at 10:30 am to explain his role in the matter. The court has also instructed the local UNO and agriculture office to investigate the allegations and submit a report within seven days. The court issued the summons and a rule…

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The US Department of State has honoured Bangladeshi rights activist Mohammad Nur Khan with its annual Global Human Rights Defenders award, naming him as one of ten winners. The State Department recognized Khan’s three decades of leadership in two of Bangladesh’s top domestic rights organizations and his collaboration with international organizations to document human rights violations and promote accountability in the country. According to the State Department, Khan’s advocacy on behalf of families of victims of enforced disappearances and his leadership within the country’s civil society network has saved lives and cleared innocent individuals of politically motivated charges. Protecting and…

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The West Asia Cup 2023 final took place on Wednesday in Islamabad, with Pakistan defeating Palestine 11-3. The super final’s chief guest was Ehsan ur Rehman Mazari, the federal minister for interprovincial coordination (IPC). Syed Fakhar Shah, the president of the Pakistan Baseball Federation, was also present at the event. To secure their spot in the competition’s finale, the hosts earlier defeated Sri Lanka by a score of 16-1. In the other semi-final, Palestine defeated Bangladesh to advance to the championship match. https://twitter.com/gchahal/status/1620782313608196096 Read More News on Sports

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The government of Bangladesh recently increased the retail price of electricity by 5%, marking the second hike in just 19 days. This move is part of the government’s plan to phase out subsidies in the power sector, despite the burden it puts on citizens who are already facing inflation. The average price of electricity will now be Tk 7.82 per kilowatt hour, up from Tk 7.13 per kilowatt hour. This means that a consumer who previously paid Tk 1,000 per month will now have to pay Tk 1,100 for the same amount of electricity. The government will now adjust electricity…

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A deadly road accident occurred in the Bhaterchar New Road area of Gazaria Upazila in Munshiganj on Monday night, resulting in the death of one person and injuring three others. The victim was identified as Nasim, 18, a resident of Haldia village in Louhajang Upazila in Munshiganj, who was working as a bus helper. Firefighters made a frantic effort to rescue a person trapped under the truck’s wheel for two and a half hours, who was eventually rescued and identified as Mukul Hossain, 40, a resident of Rayer Bagh in Dhaka and a bus driver. The two other injured individuals,…

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