Author: Nazim Uddin

Vehicular movement on the Chattagram-Khagrachhri road remained suspended for an hour as Chittagong University students put up barricades on Thursday noon (July 4) , demanding cancellation of quota system in government jobs. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on both sides of the road, causing immense suffering for commuters. According to local sources, students began protesting near the university’s gate no-1 around 12:30 pm. At one stage, they staged sit-in on the busy road. They demanded cancellation of all quotas in government jobs, except for those designated for people with disabilities and individuals from underdeveloped districts. During the blockade, students voiced…

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The body of a youth, accused in a robbery case, was found inside the lock-up of Chandgaon Police Station in Chattogram city. The body was found hanging from a ventilator on the lock-up room’s wall on Wednesday (July 3) morning. The deceased was identified as Jewel (26) a resident of Khejurtala of ​​Chandgaon area in the city. The police said there are at least seven cases on various charges including robbery against Jewel. Chandgaon Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Zahidul Kabir said that Jewel was arrested following an arrest warrant from Patharghata area of ​​Kotwali police station on Tuesday around 12:30…

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Vinicius Junior to miss quarter-finals through suspension PV desk: Brazil , on Tuesday, drew 1-1 to Colombia in its final Group D match at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Despite a draw, it was able to secure its quarter-finals spot as runners up. Next up, Brazil will face Group C toppers Uruguay on July 6 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. An equalizer from Daniel Munoz in first half stoppage time was enough to earn Colombia a share of the spoils after Raphinha had fired Brazil into the lead with a sublime 12th-minute free-kick . The…

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A motorcyclist was killed when a covered van ran him over at Akhtaruzzaman flyover in Chattogram city on Tuesday. The accident took place at around 11:30 am at Shulakbahar area under Panchlaish Police Station . The deceased was identified as Rashed, 32, son of Hasan, a resident of Newmooring area in the city. Locals said that Rashed accidentally fell from the motorcycle while getting down from Akhtaruzzaman flyover. At that time, a covered van ran him over from behind, leaving him seriously injured. Later he was rescued and taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) where the on-duty doctors declared…

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(UNB) Academic and administrative activities of all public universities of the country came to a halt as teachers and employees went on an indefinite strike on Monday demanding their exclusion from the ‘discriminatory’ pension scheme. The teachers under the banner of the Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers’ Association are observing the work abstention. Earlier on Sunday, the federation announced the programme to press home their demand from a press conference at the main gate of Arts Faculty of Dhaka University. Besides, the Dhaka University Teachers Association (DUTA) also issued a notice addressing the teachers of the university on Sunday. Classes…

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PV desk # Spain set up a Euro 2024 quarter-final against hosts Germany but only after overcoming an early scare to beat Georgia 4-1. The tournament debutants took a shock lead when Robin Le Normand turned the ball into his own net in the 18th minute but Rodri levelled six minutes before the break and Fabian Ruiz put Spain in front early in the second half, with Nico Williams and substitute Dani Olmo adding late goals. Spain now take on Germany in the last eight in Stuttgart on Friday. Georgia are ranked 74th in the world, 66 places below Spain. Willy Sagnol’s team lost twice to…

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PV desk :The Jatiya Sangsad (JS) on June 30 passed the Taka 7,97,000 crore national budget for FY25 with a prime focus on maintaining economic stability and augmenting steps to materialise the government’s “Smart Bangladesh” vision. Despite the global volatile condition and adversities, the budget for the next fiscal eyed a 6.75 percent GDP growth while containing the inflation within 6.50 percent. Finance Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali moved the Appropriations Bill, 2024 today, seeking a budgetary allocation of Taka 12,41,752 crore which was passed by voice votes.   Earlier yesterday, the parliament passed the Finance Bill, 2024 with some…

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PV desk : Lautaro Martinez’s brace helped Argentina clinch top spot in Group A after beating Peru in its final group stage match in Copa America 2024. Martinez struck twice in the second half and secured 2-0 win absence of Lionel Messi. Argentina had already qualified for the quarter-finals before the match in Miami with wins over Canada and Chile, the other teams in the group. That security allowed the defending champion to rest key players, including captain Lionel Messi, but despite making nine changes to its starting line-up, Argentina was largely untroubled by their opponents. Martinez finished off a…

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PV desk : India won the T20 World Cup title defeating South Africa by seven runs in a classic final at Kensington Oval on Saturday. Virat Kohli’s 76 led India to a strong 176-7 but after Heinrich Klaasen blasted a superb 52 from 27 balls South Africa were closing in on victory only to be halted by some outstanding Indian bowling at the end. South Africa ended on 169-8 with Hardik Pandya taking 3-20 for India to the delight of the huge Indian following at the stadium. Kohli had struggled in the tournament but he delivered his best innings at…

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PV desk : Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations of 2024 will begin across the country tomorrow. A total of 14, 50,790 examinees from 9,463 educational institutions under 11 education boards – nine general education boards, one madrasah and one technical education board – will take part at 2, 725 centers in the examinations. Of the total candidates, 7, 50,281 are male while 7, 00,509 female. The exam will commence with Bangla 1st paper while the written examinations will continue till August 11. The practical examinations will be held between August 12 and August 21. A total of 11,…

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