Saturday, April 20, 2019 | ePaper

DUCSU election on Mar 11

  • Print
DU Correspondent :
The election to Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU) and its hall unions for 25 posts will be held on 11 March.
Chief returning officer Professor Mahfuzur Rahman announced the schedule of the election on Monday morning at Nawab Nabab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban.
The nomination papers distribution will begin on 19 February and continue till 25 February while the last date of nomination paper submission is 26 February.
The withdrawal date of candidature is March 2 while the final candidate list will be published on March 3.
The draft voters list was published yesterday while the final list on February 20. The list of supplementary voter list will be published on March 5, he said.The voting will continue from 8:00am to 2:00pm inside the residential halls of the university.
DUCUS was formed in 1922, a year after the DU was established. The aim of the platform is to promote cultural activities in the university and foster a spirit of cooperation among the students of different dormitories.
The last DUCSU election was held in 1990. It was won by Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal's Amanullah Aman and Khairul Kabir Khokan panel. Chhatra Dal is the pro-BNP student wing.
All these years, the DU authorities took several initiatives to hold the polls. But those were unsuccessful, mainly due to violence and the fear of violence.
After the 1990 election, the then Vice-Chancellor Professor Moniruzzaman Miah announced the schedule for the next polls on January 12, 1991. But a group of students staged demonstrations demanding introduction of "special admission". Later in 1994, the then VC Professor Emajuddin Ahmed announced an election schedule, but that attempt was also halted. At that time, the BCL claimed that the atmosphere for the polls was missing. The committee constituted in the 1990 election was dissolved in 1998.
Following a writ petition filed by 25 former DU students in March 2012, the High Court on January 17 last year directed the authorities concerned and the government to hold the election in six months.

More News For this Category

AL activist held with gun at Bangabandhu Avenue

Staff Reporter :An Awami League activist has been held with gun near the party's central office ahead of a programme of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.Detainee MA Mannan is Awami League's

Motive behind Nusrat murder evident: Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Friday said the madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case law enforcers have already come to know about the motive behind the murder and who

Various organisations formed human chains in front of Jatiya Press Club, demanding speedy trial for Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder at Sonagazi (top left), Mim at Khulna (top right), four years old girls Dola and Nusrat's rapists (bottom left) at Demra on Friday.

Various organisations formed human chains in front of Jatiya Press Club, demanding speedy trial for Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder at Sonagazi (top left), Mim at Khulna (top right), four years old girls Dola and Nusrat's rapists (bottom left) at Demra on Friday.

Governing body of Nusrat's madrasa scrapped

The authorities have dissolved the governing committee of Feni's Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa citing the murder of student Nusrat Jahan Rafi by suspected followers of the principal accused of sexually

 Sonagazi AL chief arrested

Sonagazi AL chief arrested

Feni Correspondent :Police on Friday arrested Sonagazi upazila unit Awami League President Ruhul Amin over the murder of madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi.A team of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI)

Accused Moni taken to inspect crime scene

Accused Moni taken to inspect crime scene

Staff Reporter :Investigators on Friday visited the crime scene of Nusrat murder with accused Kamrun Nahar Moni.Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) officers, who are probing the case, went up to

Urban health care services in peril

Staff Reporter :Urban Primary Health Care Services in the country are in the state of peril while salaries of 2800 workers have been pending for months together. Those workers of

Fresh move to sign FTA with Malaysia

Special Correspondent :Bangladesh will resume the long-stalled negotiation on free trade pact with Malaysia soon to pave the way for a greater trade and investment opportunities for both countries, officials

Journo Lyra Mckee shot dead

Journo Lyra Mckee shot dead

A journalist has been shot dead during rioting in Londonderry that police are treating as a "terrorist incident".Dissident republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee during rioting after

Freeze Tarique, Zubaida's 3 accounts with UK bank: Court

A court here on Thursday ordered freezing three bank accounts of BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and his wife Dr Zubaida Rahman with a UK bank.Judge of the Dhaka Metropolitan