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Celebrating 18th Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Day

-Prof. M Zahidul Haque Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU), Dhaka celebrates its 18th founding day observed as the “University Day” on July 15 2018. The Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University is the oldest and most accomplished higher agricultural education institution of the Indian sub-continent. The SAU was established by the then Chief Minister of Bengal Sher-e-Bangla A K Fazlul Haq in 1938 as ... Read More »

Will trade unions survive in the platform economy?

A new publication by our partners from the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). Via a non-exhaustive mapping of various examples in Western European countries, this Working Paper explores to what extent the collective representation and voice of digital platform workers are being shaped by current dynamics in the platform economy. Read More »

Three quota protest leaders remanded

A court here on Tuesday put three leaders and activists of quota reform movement to two-day remand each in two separate cases filed in connection with an attack on the residence of the Dhaka University (DU) Vice Chancellor (VC) on April 9. Read More »

Protests continue at Dhaka and Rajshahi Universities

Dhaka, July 5 – Female students from different halls of Dhaka University organized a protest rally and human chain on Thursday morning, in continuation of the agitation that began at female the dorms Tuesday night, demanding a campus safe for students. In the banner of “We want safe campus”, they paraded through campus this morning chanting slogans against the imprisonment ... Read More »

Police arrest two teachers from protest rally at JPC

Police on Tuesday dispersed university teachers, guardians and activists of different left-leaning political parties as they tried to gather at the Jatiya Press Club to hold a rally protesting the attacks on the leaders and activists of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council by BCL men across the country. Read More »

Quota movement leader Rashed on 5-day remand

Dhaka, July 2 – The Metropolitan Magistrate Court (MMC) of Dhaka on Monday placed Rashed Khan, Joint Convener of Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Adhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, on a five-day remand in a case filed under section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Read More »

Bringing informal workers under social protection umbrella

Well-structured and administered social protection programs are both financially feasible and socially and economically beneficial. • Strategies for Providing Social Protection for All • Informal workers dominate Asia’s labour force but most lack social protection. • Delivering effective social protection to informal workers is financially feasible. Read More »