A group of teachers and students continued demonstration defying a ban on Wednesday seeking the removal of Vice-Chancellor Professor Farzana Islam.
United under ‘Jahangirnagar Against Corruption’, the protesters took out a procession from the Murad Chattar around 1:30pm and marched through the campus before holding a brief rally in front of the old administrative building.
Chhatra Union leader Oliur Rahman said their “peaceful and logical demonstration” has been attacked but it could not be stopped even after the administration closed the halls.
“The VC should step down not only for corruption but also for the current stalemate,” he said.
Prof Kamrul Ahsan of philosophy department said the movement aimed at “saving the university”.
“But the VC and the administration don’t want it. They’ve closed the university out of fear but protests will resume when the university will open,” he said. “The government should investigate (charges of corruption) and help the university run smoothly.”
Prof Rayhan Rhyne, coordinator of the protest, said they had filed information and evidence of corruption. “But no probe body has been formed yet, demonstrating a lack of goodwill of the government,” he said.
In the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning, 167 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country.
Fifty-nine of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update.
Bangladesh was hit by a massive outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease this year. The large number of patients overwhelmed the country’s medical services.
Since January, 98,253 people were hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 97,322 made full recovery.
The situation improved over the last few weeks with low number of new cases.
Currently, 680 patients, including 296 in the capital, are undergoing treatment at different hospitals.
The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research has received 251 reports of dengue-related deaths. It has reviewed 179 of them and confirmed 112 deaths.
Though the rise of electric vehicle is assumed as a new technology, it was invented long ago. Looking back to the history, we found that electric vehicles debuted in the mid-era of the 19th century.
However, the electric vehicles fell behind the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) run vehicles in the race of high operating cost, low maximum speed, limited power of battery-run electric vehicles, etc. Though the electric vehicles failed to get global acceptance, this concept was fruitfully applied in other sectors like electric trains.
In the dawn of the 21st Century, the global awareness became stronger against the environmental damage caused by the emissions released from the hydrocarbon fueled internal combustion engine vehicles. Against the backdrop, the scientists endeavoured to improve the technology of electric vehicles.
The EV technology is advancing gradually. Since December 2018, the worldwide sale of electric vehicle crossed 5 million. Not to mention, electric vehicles are still out of reach for common people around the world.
Kudos goes to Mazda Motor Corporation for making the electric vehicles available to common people in the upcoming year of 2020. Headquartered at Fuchū, Aki, Hiroshima in Japan, Mazda got the reputation as fifteenth biggest international automaker for their massive global production and sales in 2015.
In the Tokyo Motor Show 2019, Mazda unveiled their latest SUV line-up Mazda MX-30, which is going to create a ground-breaking history through initiating the journey of electric vehicles towards mass production. Now what is the specialty of Mazda’s third new generation electric car series MX-30?
If you are a diehard car enthusiast, you must have aware about Mazda’s signature KODO Design Philosophy, which is often called ‘Soul of Motion.’ The automaker claims MX-30 presents a fresh ground for the KODO Design Language, which portrays the potential energy of nature – force of water, wind and animal – in a static form. This design concept has three notions those are alluring, speed and tense. In simple words, this KODO concept integrates the dynamic motion of life and beauty of art into the backbone framework of MX-30 EV series.
The MX-30 modeled car’s frame-top color differs from the rest portion of the body. The rear-ended hatch slope makes this car more user-friendly. You would love its rear pillar features more visible turned lines. And the design of front grille has been simplified which comes with a flat bumper.
Besides, application of eco-friendly recycled materials -- like corks, fabrics, etc. – in the MX-30 EV series initiates a new inspiration for automakers to join the cause of making the world a better place for living. It not only creates natural appeal, but also develops a comfy interior zone.
The most amazing feature of the MX-30 EV car is none other than its freestyle door termed as two-and-half-door in cross over shape. This rear-half door resembles suicide-style opening. This ergonomic design opens into a pillar less cabin offering easy access inside the car. Moreover, the couch looking rear seat makes this SUV further comfortable.
You might be curious about the battery pack of MX-30. Hold your breath! MX-30 is equipped with a liquid-cooled battery line-up featuring 35.5 kilo-watt-hour power. It is capable of fetching charge rapidly through fast chargers at 6.6 kilo-watt AC (maximum).
Mazda’s state-of-the-art SUV MX-30 has a 7-ich touch screen placed on the console area ahead of shifter which makes it easy-to-reach for the driver, thanks to Mazda for focusing on Human-Machine interface in the design of MX-30.
What makes Mazda a prominent automaker is their undoubted efforts on road safety emphasized design. The MX-30 is blessed with a suite of potential safety mechanisms on board, including emergency brake, forward collision preventive warning system, lane maintaining aid, adaptive cruise regulator, single-pedal driving mechanism, etc.
To comply with the electric vehicle technology of MX-30, Mazda has modified the design of its comprehensive Skyactiv chassis-frame. This new design feature e-Skyactive implementing the ring-looking multi-directional structures of the car body.
In addition to this, MX-30 car’s G-vectoring regulatory mechanism distributes the frame’s lower weight over the car’s floor area. The engineers have placed the batteries between the center areas of the axles and the rear axle. What is more? The charge controller lies upon the rear axle beneath the luggage storing space.
From top to bottom MX-30 comes with top-notch design coupled with cutting-edge technology. We have to wait until 2020 to enjoy this mind blowing EV.
Two people, injured in a road accident in Faridpur on Tuesday, succumbed to their injuries on Wednesday.
With them, four members of the same family have been killed in the accident.
The deceased were identified as Dipali Paul, 60, and her grandchildren Joy Paul, 8, Jhinuk Paul, 5, and Koushik Paul, 12.
Joy is the son of Sanjay Paul while Jhinuk and Koushik are the children of Tapas Paul. Sanjay and Tapas are siblings and work in the army.
Saifuzzaman, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Madhukhali Police Station, said Dipali and Joy were killed on the spot and four others were injured after being run over by a vegetable-laden truck at Bagat Bazar in Madhukhali upazila around 6pm.
The injured were taken to Faridpur Medical College Hospital where doctors pronounced Jhinuk dead and shifted others to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Koushik died while being taken to Dhaka, the OC added.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said war criminals and people with controversial roles in the Liberation War will not be allowed to attend Victory Day programmes across the country.
“Directives have been given to the local administration to take necessary steps in this regard,” he said while talking to reporters after a meeting on law and order situation at the Secretariat.
He said all government and private organisations should follow the rule while hoisting the national flag.
The minister said additional security measures will be taken for the President, Prime Minister and Cabinet members in the National Mausoleum area.
Special security will be arranged for foreigners and surveillance cameras will be installed on the Dhaka-Savar road to prevent any act of sabotage.
Special meals will be served in prisons, hospitals, orphanage and old homes on the occasion of the Victory Day.
Fire Service men will remain alert at 411 spots while medical teams and ambulances will be kept standby in some important places of the city as well as Savar.
The Minister urged all to refrain from decorating any organisation or establishment with lights on Dec 14 to pay tribute to the martyred intellectuals.