Islamic University, Jul 8 (UNB) – An international seminar on ‘Contemporary challenges for international humanitarian law’ was held at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Monday.
IU Law Faculty and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) jointly organised the seminar at Mir Mosharraf Hossain Academic building of the campus around 11 am.
IU Vice Chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari addressed the seminar as the chief guest while deputy head and delegation of ICRC, Bangladesh Abdoul Latif delivered the welcome speech with Law Faculty Dean Professor Reba Mondol in the chair.
IU Pro-VC Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha and Chittagong University’s Law Faculty Dean Professor ABM Abu Noman attended the seminar as the special guests.
Over three hundred teachers and students of the university participated in the seminar.
Dhaka, July 8 (UNB) – The results of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations will be published on July17.
“The results of HSC and its equivalent examinations will be published on July 17. The results will be handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban around 10 am, an Education Ministry official told UNB.
The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations of 2019 began on April 1 and concluded on May 11. A total of 13, 51,505 examinees from 9,081 educational institutions took part in the examinations across the country.
Dhaka, July 7 (UNB)-A fire that broke out at the Central Library of Dhaka University (DU) on Sunday morning was brought under control with a short time.
The fire originated from an electric short circuit at around 10:45 am on the ground floor of the three-storeyed building, said DU Proctor Prof Dr AKM Golam Rabbani.
Library staff doused the blaze before fire fighters reached the spot, he added.
However, no casualty was reported in the fire.
Dhaka, July 6 (UNB) – Country’s renowned essayist and writer Dr Hayat Mamud’s 81st birthday was celebrated in Dhaka on Saturday.
Publishing house ‘Puthiniloy’ organized a celebration program marking this occasion at their Banglabazar office auditorium. DU Fine Arts Dean artist Nisar Hossain, Professor Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque, Poet Bhuiyan Shafiqul Islam, writer Bulbul Chowdhury, writer Jakir Talukdar and Dr Md Amin were present at the event and reminisced about the glorious career of Hayat Mamud.
Expressing his gratitude, Mamud said “Our lives are eternally liable to love. We are not immortal, but love has no boundary or mortality whatsoever. It will remain in the world until the ending- and I thank everyone for loving me throughout my life.”
Born in 1939, Hayat Mamud has cemented his legacy as country’s one of the legendary litterateurs. He is best known for his translation works, as well as for his autobiographical write-ups for children.
As a successful writer, Mamud has published over a hundred of books on various genres including child literature, essay collections, Bengali language, autobiographical works and translations.
He received his bachelor's and master's degree in Bengali Literature from University of Dhaka and obtained his Ph.D on contemporary literature from Jadavpur University, Calcutta. Mamud has served as a professor of Bengali Language and Literature in Jahangirnagar University from 1978 to 2004.
For his excellence in child literature, Mahmud received multiple awards from Bangla Academy and Bangladesh Shishu Academy. He was awarded with Ekushey Padak, country’s highest award for his influential role in Bengali literature in 2013.
Dhaka, July 6 (UNB) – Planning Minister MA Mannan on Saturday asked the teachers and students of universities to conduct more research for sustainable development of the country.
“The developed Western nations are at this position thanks to their advanced research. So, why don’t we research more? We’ll assist you if you come to us with your researches,” he said at a two-day conference at social science building of Dhaka University (DU).
DU Bureau of Economic Research organised the programme titled ‘Inclusive Growth for Sustainable Development’ supported by the World Bank Group, South Asia Economic Policy Network, Social Justice Decent Work of ILO, Ark Foundation, IFIC Bank and Rupali Bank Limited.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asks us sometimes why we don’t carry out large-scale researches. We’ve developed many sectors and can do research in fields that need research,” he added.
Mannan also said that the incumbent government keeps big allocations for education in the budget.
“Our main goal is to reduce visible, culture, and judicial discriminations. The government expects many things from the top education institutions. We’ve to think how the discrimination can be reduced and include the poor into the mainstream society. So, youths have to incline towards research,” he added.
Mannan said that the government not only believes in development but also in transformation.
“You, the university teachers and students, are the best products of the country and we expect many things from you,” he said.