DU students block roads demanding dissociation of 7 colleges

DU students block roads demanding dissociation of 7 colleges

Around 1,000 students of different departments gathered at the foot of Raju Memorial Sculpture around 10:00am and took part in the demonstration, creating huge jam on the adjacent roads.

Later, the students took position in front of the vice chancellor’s office and were continuing their agitation till 3:40pm when the report was filed.

Students of most of the department have boycotted the classes for today in support of the demonstration, Tahmed Munir Tayiff, a student of Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, told The Daily Star.

Some students (of the seven colleges) often involve in various immoral and illegal activities identifying themselves as Dhaka University students,” Tayiff alleged while talking with our DU correspondent.

Earlier, DU students claimed that they are suffering from identity crisis as the students of the seven colleges are introducing themselves as students of Dhaka University.

On February 17, 2017, the government affiliated Dhaka College, Eden Mohila College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Begum Badrunnesa Government Mohila College, Mirpur Government Bangla College and Government Titumir College with Dhaka University.

Under the arrangement, their curriculum was brought under DU.

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MML has illegally sold Rs 5000 crore worth iron ore: Kumaraswamy

JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy, file photo

JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy, file photo

JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday charged that the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government had indulged in rampant illegal mining activities with more than Rs 5,000 crore worth iron ore being illegally lifted and transported by the state owned Mysore Minerals Ltd (MML) between 2014 and

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Passport may not be a valid address proof soon; here's why

While passports were considered to be one of the most authentic address proofs until now, this may not be the case soon if the Ministry of External Affairs has its way. The MEA is considering keeping the last page of the passport, which currently contains many details of the holder including the address, blank.

Surendera Kumar, under-secretary of policy and legal matters at the consular, passport and visa division of MEA told Hindustan Times that the ministry was thinking over the plan and it could be implemented when the "next series" of passports are issued.

He also revealed that "the decision to keep the last page of the passport blank has been taken" to protect the details of the passport holder. However, this change will not make a difference to the immigration department as all the required details of the holder are printed on the first page. The passport now also comes with a barcode, which when scanned pulls out all the details of the individual.

Echoing Kumar's thoughts, JD Vaishampayan at the regional passport office in Pune told HT that there are a few changes in the pipeline and they "may happen soon.

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