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Protesting DU students attacked on campus

Allegation of illegal enrolment of BCL leaders WT24 Desk A group of Dhaka University students, protesting against corruption and illegal enrolment of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders, were attacked on the campus on Wednesday, Agencies report. The incident took place around 1:10pm when protesters laid siege to the Business Faculty (evening programme) dean’s office. Protesters said most of the attackers ...

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IIT Kharagpur students develop new electric vehicle

The new green vehicle ‘DESHLA’, designed and built by the team, is set to pose a strong challenge to the current generation of three-wheeler autos and high-maintenance e-rickshaws, said a statement of IIT Kharagpur. WT24 Desk In a bid to reduce vehicular pollution, a team of 50 students from IIT Kharagpur has developed an electric vehicle, PTI reports. The new ...

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Thousands demand changes to Oxford dictionaries

Nearly 30,000 people have signed petition calling on the publisher to cut entries that ‘discriminate against and patronise women’ and ‘Eliminate sexist definitions’ WT24 Desk Almost 30,000 people have signed a petition calling for Oxford University Press to change the “sexist” definitions of the word “woman” in some of its dictionaries, The Guardian reports. Launched this summer by Maria Beatrice ...

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Amid Kashmir shutdown, schools get lessons, assignments home delivered

Most schools in the Valley have been issuing advertisements in local newspapers asking parents to collect assignments for their children while others are providing study materials so that students don’t feel the lack of educational resources in absence of internet. WT24 Desk As parents refuse to send their children for classes amid the lockdown in Kashmir, schools have started using ...

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Embattled ex-BCL chief Quits from DU Senate amid controversies

WT24 Desk Immediate past president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon has resigned from his post as a Senate member of Dhaka University (DU) amid various controversies, Agencies report. BCL office secretary Ahsan Habib and DU Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) member Rafikul Islam Sabuz submitted Shovon’s resignation letter to DU Vice-Chancellor and Ducsu President Prof Dr Md ...

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UK universities excited about India’s New Education Policy, positive changes outlined, says Steve Smith

Smith was in Delhi recently as part of a delegation of Vice Chancellors of over 20 universities from the United Kingdom to explore opportunities of mutual interest in the higher education sector with Indian stakeholders, including the government and the institutes. WT24 Desk The higher education academic fraternity in the UK is excited about changes outlined by India in the ...

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Action if activist found involved in extortion

Warns acting BCL president WT24 Desk Acting president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Al Nahean Khan Joy on Sunday said if any evidence of extortion or tender manipulation against any BCL activist is found stern action will be taken against him or her instantly, Agencies report. He came up with the remarks while speaking at a press briefing at Madhur ...

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Shovon, Rabbani removed from BCL

The decision comes amid allegations of extortion by the two leaders WT24 Desk The Awami League has removed Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and Golam Rabbani from its student front Bangladesh Chhatra League as president and general secretary, Agencies report.     The ruling party’s Central Working Committee took the decision in a meeting chaired by party chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at ...

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National issues dominate varsity elections in Delhi

Abolition of special status of Jammu and Kashmir, mob lynching and alleged “saffronisation”, along with the “tukde tukde” episode, took the centre stage this time in the high profile elections to the Jawaharlal Nehru Univeristy Students Union (JNUSU). WT24 Desk These may have been elections just to elect the students union of a university but the issues that dominated the ...

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More Indian institutes in list, but IISc slips in global rank

IISc’s slip in the ranking is due to what list compilers said “a significant fall in its citation impact score offsetting improvements in research environment, teaching environment and industry income”. WT24 Desk More Indian education institutions figured in the latest global ranking released on Wednesday, but the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), which was the only Indian entry in the ...

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