Former five SUST students arrested for financing VC removal movement



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Five former students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) have been arrested for 'giving money' to students in the anti-vice-chancellor movement.

Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Nisharul Arif said five students had been handed over to Jalalabad police station in Sylhet.

The arrested are Habibur Rahman Swapan, a former student of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department and Reza Noor Mueen Deep and Nazmus Shakib Dwip, former students of Architecture Department and AKM Maruf Hossain and Faisal Ahmed.

Commissioner Nisharul Arif said they had been arrested on charges of being involved in criminal activities by financing students in the anti-SUST Vice-Chancellor movement.

He said they were being questioned, adding that they were investigating on what basis they had provided the funds.

Earlier, Reza Noor Mueen's wife Jakwan Salwa Takrim told the media about the arrest that Reza had gone to Uttara Agora for shopping in the evening. He was picked up by the CID's cyber crime unit at around 7.30 pm. They later returned home to return Raza's car and reported that Reza was being taken to CID headquarters for questioning. Those who came to the house had CID stickers on their cars, said Razor's wife. She herself is a former student of SUST.

She said that as a former student of the university in this movement, I have stood by the agitators and contributed some money.

However, when contacted to CID, they said they had no information about anyone being arrested or brought in for questioning.

Incidentally, on the night of January 13 hundreds of students of Begum Sirajunnesa Chowdhury Hall started a movement against the Provost Jafrin Ahmed for misconduct demanding her resignation. The BCL attacked the students of the hall on Saturday evening. On Sunday, the students seized the Vice-Chancellor. Upon receiving the news, the police baton charged, fired rubber bullets and released the VC. Fifty students were injured. Since then, there has been a demand for the resignation of the Vice-Chancellor Professor Fariduddin.

Body of Kabi Nazrul College Chhatra League president recovered



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The body of Wasim Rana (30), president of Chhatra League unit of the capital's government Kabi Nazrul College, has been recovered.

The body was recovered from his residence in Chankharpool area of the capital on Friday (June 2) night.

Jagannath University unit Chhatra League President Ibrahim Faraji confirmed the news of his death.

It is known that Rana committed suicide at a house in Chankharpool by keeping his wife on a video call due to a marital dispute. His wife Sanjida Akhter (Jannati) is the former student affairs secretary of the college branch of the Chhatra League. Imran Hossain Babu, a classmate who recovered Rana's body, said that Rana was a first-year master's student in the Islamic History department. His village home is in Chitalmari upazila of Bagerhat district.

He also said that Rana was very upset for the last few days. I wanted to be alone. It was quiet. But he didn't say anything about what he was thinking. So I told him, friend, you should visit Cox's Bazar for some time.

Sanjida Akhter's neighbor Maidul Islam said, we call Sanjida Apu Jannati Apu. She has been married to Rana Bhai for a long time. But it was not disclosed due to political reasons. Jannati Apu hailing from Demra lived in a house in Tarabo area of Rupganj.

Rana's wife Sanjida was found crying in front of Dhaka Medical Hospital morgue at 1:30 am.

Dhaka Medical College Hospital Police Outpost In-charge (Inspector) Md. Bachchu Mia said that Rana's body is in the DMC hospital morgue. The matter has been informed to the concerned police station.

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CodersTrust to sign MoU with UPEACE on Academic Collaboration



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Global IT training institute CodersTrust and the University for Peace-UPEACE are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to work cooperatively to create academic programs of mutual interest.

The MoU, to be signed at the main campus of UPEACE in San Jose, Costa Rica on June 3, Saturday, will allow both institutions to promote the exchange of qualified students and to promote the exchange of faculty for joint research and teaching.

Education minister of Bangladesh Dr. Dipu Moni, MP will join the program virtually as the chief guest.

Aziz Ahmad, Chairman of CodersTrust and Fransisco Rojas Aravena, Rector of University for Peace will sign the MoU at their respective parts. Dr. Juan Carlos Sainz Borgo, Dean, University for Peace and Md. Shamsul Haque
CEO, CodersTrust will witness.

Under the MoU Both CodersTrust and UPEACE will work cooperatively to build longer term for joint courses and curriculum design that supports the expansion of CodersTrust online offerings and the training of University for Peace students in new skills development.

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48 children and teenagers trafficked to India returned home



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The representatives of the Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner posted at Kolkata handed over 48 Bangladeshi teenagers who were trafficked to India with assurance of good work at different times through Benapole land port.

On Thursday (June 1) evening, Kolkata Deputy-High Commission Councilor Tusita Chakma handed over the smuggled Bangladeshis to the Benapole Immigration Police at the Zero Line after the formalities of the Petrapol Immigration Police in India. At this time, their relatives gathered at the border to have a glimpse of the returning children.

Justice and Care has received 25 children, Bangladesh Women Lawyers Association 15 children and Rights Jashore 8 children to provide legal assistance to returnee children. Their homes are in different areas of Jashore, Faridpur and Satkhira and Cox's Bazar districts.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Benapole Port Police Station Kamal Hossain Bhuiyan said that after the legal process, they have been handed over to 3 NGOs to be delivered to their respective family.

Rekha Biswas, the program officer of the NGO Bangladesh Women Lawyers Association, said that they have gone to India through brokers on different border routes of the country with the assurance of good work. At that time, the Indian police arrested them and put them to jail on the charge of illegal entry. Later, several Indian human rights organizations took them into custody after they were released from court to provide legal assistance. And with the cooperation of the governments of the two countries, they get the opportunity to return to the country with travel permits.

He also said that if the returned Bangladeshis seek legal assistance after identifying the smugglers, assistance will be provided.

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President leaves for Turkey to attend Erdogan's oath taking ceremony



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President Md. Shahabuddin left Dhaka on Thursday night for Ankara on a six-day official visit to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

President's press secretary Zainal Abedin said, at the invitation of the Turkish government, the president will attend the swearing-in ceremony at the presidential complex in Ankara on June 3 at 5 pm (Turkish local time).

A VVIP aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Flight No BG 207) President and his wife Dr. Rebekah Sultana and his entourage left Hazrat Shahjalal (RA) International Airport for Ankara Essenboga Airport at around 11 pm tonight.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, Dean of Diplomatic Corps, Cabinet Secretary, Chiefs of the three services, concerned secretaries and other military and civilian officials bade farewell to the President at the airport.

Arriving at Ankara airport, Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey Amanul Haque and representatives of the Turkish Foreign Ministry will welcome the president at 4:45 am local time.

According to the schedule provided by Bangabhavan, the President will attend a formal dinner hosted by President Erdoğan at Ankara's Cankaya Palace during the visit. He is scheduled to attend several programs with high level dignitaries.

During his visit to Turkey, the President will stay at the Sheraton Ankara Hotel in Ankara.

President Sahabuddin is scheduled to return home in a VVIP flight (Flight No BG 208) on the evening of June 6.

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