Jahangirnagar University, Dec 17 (UNB) - Plabon Tarique of the Independent and Hasan Al Mahmud of the Daily Observer have been elected as president and general secretary of Jahangirnagar University Journalists’ Association (JUJA) for one year.
Chief Election Commissioner Professor Dr Rasheda Akhter announced the election result at 2 pm after counting the vote of 38 university correspondents of different online and print media.
JUJA adviser Professor Bashir Ahmed, Election Commissioner Associate Professor Awlad Hossain and Assistant Professor Borhan Uddin were present, among others, at the result announcement ceremony.
The other elected office bearers are Vice President Joynul Abedin Shishir of Deshe Bedeshe, Joint Secretary Omar Faruk Jabed of Daily Nayadiganta, Treasurer Rahul M Usuf of Daily Jugantar and Office and Publication Secretary Shairful Islam Shimanta of Bangladesh Pratidin.
The three elected executive members are Abir Abdullah of Share Biz, Tarek Aziz of Campus Live and Roudra Azad of Daily New Nation.
Earlier, JU Vice Chancellor Professor Farzana Islam, Pro Vice Chancellor (Administration) Professor Amir Hussain, Treasurer Professor Sheikh Md Monzurul Haque, teachers of different departments, representatives of different social and political and cultural organisations visited the election center during the polling.
Dhaka, Dec 18 (UNB) – An Arts and Crafts Fair, organised by ‘Society for the Welfare of Autistic Children’ (SWAC), was held in the city on Tuesday.
The programme, marking the International Day of Persons with Disability, and the Victory Day, took place at its premises.
Md Zillar Rahman, secretary of the Ministry of Social Welfare, attended the programme as its chief guest, SWAC said in a press release.
Its Chairperson Subarna Chakma presided over the event. Invited guests, students and their parents, and teachers of SWAC also took part in the programme.
Formed on February 3, 2000, by a group of parents of individuals with autism, SWAC is a non-profit, non-government, non-political and voluntary organisation, according to its website.
Its goal is to educate and train individuals with autism to develop to their fullest potential and improve the quality of their lives.
Islamic University (Kushtia), Dec 18 (UNB) – Islamic University (IU) authorities on Tuesday appointed two female provosts to Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall and Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall of the university.
Those were appointed provosts are Prof Selina Nasrin of the Accounting and Information Systems department and Prof Babli Sabina Azhar of the Applied Nutrition and Food Technology department.
IU acting Registrar SM Abdul Latif told UNB that IU Vice-chancellor Prof M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari appointed them for the next one year.
Selina Nasrin told UNB that she will work for the betterment of the hall with assistance of the teachers and students.
Islamic University, Dec 17 (UNB) – The Islamic University (IU) teacher who filed a general diary (GD) against Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain for his sharp reaction to a reporter in the capital has reportedly received death threat over his mobile phone.
Unknown persons from home and abroad called Mostafizur Rahman alias Mithun Mostafiz, a lecturer of IU Folklore Studies department and acting editor of the Daily Bangladesh Shomoy, over his mobile phone soon after he lodged the GD with IU Police Station on Friday night when callers threatened to kill him, said pro-Awami League teacher panel Shapla Forum on Monday.
A general diary over the death threat was also filed with the police station.
In a written statement, the Shapla Forum expressed grave concern over the death threat and urged the government to take necessary steps against the culprits after identifying them.
On Friday night, Mostafizur Rahman filed the general diary with Islamic University Police Station, few hours after Kamal got angry at a journalist in Dhaka following his question over the Front’s position on Jamaat-e-Islami.
Islamic University, Dec 17 (UNB) - Islamic University Journalists Association (IUJA) has condemned the attack on three journalists of Dhaka University.
A press release signed by IUJA president Abdullah Al-Faruk and its general secretary M Emran Shuvro was issued in this regard on Monday morning.
In the statement, IUJA demanded immediate punishment of the attackers who beat the journalists indiscriminately.
Such kind of crimes will happen repeatedly if the culprits are not brought to book, the release added.
Earlier on Saturday night, a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) unit carried out an attacked on Mehedi Hasan of Kaler Kantho, Kabir Kanon of Daily Ittefaq and Muntasir Zihad of Dainik Janakantha.
The journalists came under the attack when they went to Sher-e-Bangla Hall after being informed that a student of Pharmacy department of DU was picked up and being confined at the dorm by some BUET students.