Students of 7 DU affiliated colleges block Nilkhet intersection

Students of 7 DU affiliated colleges block Nilkhet intersection

Vehicular movement through Nilkhet intersection in Dhaka came to a complete standstill as hundreds of students of seven Dhaka University affiliated colleges blocked the road since this morning demanding publication of second-year exam results by this month.

Around three hundred students of 2014-15 sessiontook position in the middle of the intersection around 11:30am blocking all sorts of traffic movement in the area, our DU correspondent reports from the spot.

The second-year final examination for the session was held on January 7 last year.

A huge traffic jam has been created on the all four connecting roads of the intersection due to the student protest, he said.

The protesters are also seen blocking pedestrians from their way crossing the intersection when this report was updated at 1:09pm.

In a five-point demand, the protesting students demanded the publication of the second-year result by January.

  • Third-year honours final year examination for 2014-15 session should be held by March.
  • Publication of an academic calendar for the seven affiliated colleges.
  • All examinations of 2012-13 sessions should be held as soon as possible.
  • All the examinations of the sessions under degree pass course should be held and its results published as early as possible.

A huge traffic jam has been created on the all four connecting roads of the intersection due to the student protest, he said.

The protesters are also seen blocking pedestrians from their way crossing the intersection.


BB 11: Shilpa beat Hina by this huge margin of votes?

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Shilpa Shinde emerged as the winner of Bigg Boss 11, beating Hina Khan, Vikas Gupta and Puneesh Sharma. While Shilpa won the title, Hina was her closest competitor in terms of votes.

While the exact difference in number of votes between Shilpa and Hina is not confirmed, reports suggest that the former won the show by record margin.

According to self-proclaimed critic and an industry insider Kamaal R Khan, Shilpa defeated Hina by a huge margin of seven million votes. Yes, you read it right.

According to our sources @eyehinakhan lost #BiggBoss trophy to #ShilpaShinde by 7 million votes and it is a record. Nobody has won the show by such a huge margine till date. sic]," tweeted KRK Box Office, which is apparently run KRK himself.

Shilpa and Hina were the most popular contestants of Bigg Boss 11, and it was expected that it will be a tight competition between the two. If this figure of Shilpa winning the title by 7 million votes is true, it is indeed surprising.

The next most popular finalist was Vikas Gupta came third in the race. He entered the show as a celebrity but he was not a much known face. However, KRK said that there was not much difference in the number of votes between Vikas and Hina. Vikas lost to Hina by just 25,000 votes, according to him.

According to our sources #VikasGupta got only 25000 less votes than #HinaKhan! Means Vikas is already a star. sic]," the same Twitter handle stated. This is also shocking if true.

Meanwhile, after the Bigg Boss 11 finale, Hina told media host Salman Khan said that the difference in votes between her and Shilpa was just about one thousand.

KRK negated this with another tweet saying, "This @eyehinakhan has lost the #BiggBoss11 but hasn't stopped lying. She said that she has lost by 1000 Votes while #ShilpaShinde got 7 million more votes than her. Hina dear, pls accept that you are a star on Mars only.

Well, only the makers of Bigg Boss 11 can confirm if KRK's claims are true or just baseless. Nonetheless, Shilpa proved her metal in the show, and her victory proved the kind of love and popularity she has won in the show.


19 y/o dies during Jallikattu festival

MADURAI (TAMIL NADU): A 19-year-old spectator was gored to death at Madurai in Tamil Nadu during Jallikattu or bull-taming festivities, in which scores of young men wrestle with bulls in a tradition to celebrate the harvest. The incident took place at the Palamedu village, at a point where bulls are tethered by their owners after they complete their run across the arena. The incident, which took place despite a double barricade separating the arena from the gallery, has raised questions about public safety.

Around 1,200 bulls were used and an equal number of policemen were posted to guard against any accident. Yesterday, around 79 people, including spectators, were injured in the season's first Jallikattu held at Avaniyapuram, also in Madurai.

The Supreme Court banned Jallikattu in 2014 after activists said it constitutes extreme animal cruelty. Last year, after massive protests in which over 50,000 people campaigned for Jallikattu from the Marina Beach, Tamil Nadu enacted a law to bypass the top court's verdict.

This time, bull-tamers were administered an oath against cruelty by the administration. The district administration has also banned the pulling of the bulls by their tail, clinging to bulls and multiple tamers pouncing on the bulls.

Five bull-tamers were disqualified earlier today for animal cruelty; they were seen clinging to a bull's horns as multiple people set upon each animal at the same time. Jallikattu, a hugely controversial sport, is a staple in parts of Tamil Nadu during the celebration of a harvest festival for cows, Maattu Pongal. Bulls, cows and other cattle are decked up, their horns painted and served Pongal in an acknowledgement of their role in cultivation and harvest.

The bull-taming, say locals, is the most popular tradition of the harvest celebrations. Prizes for participants include gold coins, cash, two-wheelers and LED TVs. Madurai-based Revenue Minister RB Udhayakumar donated several gold coins for winners.

Addressing a huge gathering, he said "Jallikattu is Amma's (Late Jayalalithaa's) Pongal gift".

Only bulls examined and certified by veterinarians are allowed to participate, says the government. They are thoroughly checked for cruelty and intoxication. Volunteers from the Animal Welfare Board also monitor and video record the event. A huge money-spinner, Jallikattu has also become hunting ground for brands and advertisers. Spectators are charged Rs. 200 to 1,000 for vantage points on the galleries put up by private companies.

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