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That initiative that broke the hunger strike

The hunger strike of students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) has finally broken. The students broke their fast after seven days. Prof. Dr. Zafar Iqbal and his wife Yasmin Haque spoke to the students shortly after their arrival at SUST campus on Wednesday morning and the students agreed to break their fast. Then 11 students were brought from the hospital. The fast was broken around 10:30 am. But the Awami League politicians had an important role in breaking this hunger strike.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has finalized the report of the 'Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioner Appointment Bill 2022' raised in Parliament with some amendments in the two sections of eligibility and disqualification. The Election Commission may pass the law by presenting the report of the committee in the 16th session of the parliament on Wednesday (January 26).

US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine, as Western leaders stepped up military preparations and made plans to shield Europe from a potential energy supply shock. The rare sanctions threat came as NATO places forces on standby and reinforces eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets in response to Russia's troop build-up near its border with Ukraine.



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