London, Sept 30 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left London for home after making a stopover here for several hours on way from New York to Dhaka.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister took off from Heathrow International Airport at 6:50 pm UK time.
Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Nazmul Qaunine saw the Prime Minister off at the airport.
The flight is scheduled to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 9:25 am (Bangladesh time) on Monday.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) – World Habitat Day will be observed on Monday.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate message in this regard, said a press release of Press Institute Department (PID).
Every year on October 1, the day is observed around the world demanding habitation for the people all across the world since United Nations declared it as Habitat Day in 1986.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) - Speakers at a programme on Sunday urged the government to raise awareness across the country about breast cancer and insisted on taking necessary steps to protect women from the deadly disease.
They also urged women to be conscious about the matter and breastfeed their children to reduce the risk of the disease.
The speakers came up with the remarks at a roundtable discussion organised jointly by Bangladesh Breast Cancer Awareness Forum (BBCAF) and Rotary International District at the Jatiya Press Club.
The discussion was part of their month-long nationwide campaign to create social movement against breast cancer marking the Breast Cancer Awareness Month observed in October.
The two organisations are scheduled to observe the Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 10.
Citing a report of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Dr Md Habibullah Talukdi Ruskin, convener of the programme, said around 12,764 women are affected by breast cancer in Bangladesh every year. “The number is on the rise. But the affected women remain silent due to shyness. As a result, they don’t get proper treatment.”
If anyone gets proper treatment at the primary stage, she can fully recover from the disease, he said, adding that they want to create social awareness about the disease among people of all classes so that they can take steps against it.
Dr Sabera Khatun, Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), was also present.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) - Experts at a knowledge-sharing workshop have demanded of government policy and cooperation to promote the ‘eco-village’ concept to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
They also opined that the government should adopt the eco-village development as one of their core strategies of low carbon development and ensure the long-term socio-economic development.
The workshop titled “Evidence-based Advocacy for Low Carbon, Pro-Poor Sustainable Eco-Village Development (EVD)” was held at COAST Trust conference room in the city’s Shyamoli area on Saturday.
Santosh Patnaik of CANSA (Climate Action Network South Asia) and Mahabub Alam of Grammeen Shakti presented keynote papers on the ‘eco-village’ concept at the workshop moderated by Syed Aminul Hoqueof EquityBD.
Nafizur Rahaman, Director of Renewable Energy Development Authority (Sreda), was present as an expert guest.
Dhaka, Sept 30 (UNB) - The British Council in Bangladesh hosted their first annual ‘Principals’ Forum’ at the British Council auditorium in the city on Saturday that shared ideas and views on the importance of safe and healthy environment.
Dr Ainun Nishat, water resource and climate change specialist, was present at the event, a flagship programme for senior school stakeholders, as the chief guest.
Sebastian Pearce, Director Examinations Bangladesh, British Council shared the updates on the development opportunities offered by the British Council to its Partner Schools Global Network (PSGN), said a press release on Sunday.
The networking event brought together educational leaders from the British Council’s 130+ Partner Schools Global Network (PSGN) schools in Dhaka – the schools that partner with the British Council to deliver UK school qualifications, partners from the awarding bodies Cambridge Assessment International Education and Pearson Edexcel, as well as the decision-making body of the British Council.
With the aim to promote child-safe schools and to raise awareness among the school leaders, a child protection awareness session was conducted by Tanzina Akter, Child Protection Manager, British Council.
The session covered vital child protection issues faced and addressed in the schools and emphasised on the establishment and practice of formal child protection policies and procedures in the institutions.
This year, the victory of the “Your World” global film making competition for the students of PSGN schools was celebrated and the regional winners from Maple Leaf International School, Dhaka were awarded in the evening.
In this event, PSGN school leaders who participated in the international conference “Schools Now!” held in Jordan this year had received their “Certificates of Participation”.
The British Council provides a chance for them to come together in their efforts to further their goals for academic excellence and improved learning outcomes for students of the British school system in Bangladesh, said the press release.