Dhaka, Oct 20 (UNB)- The admission test results of ‘Ka’ Unit under Science faculty and ‘Cha’ unit under Fine Arts Faculty of Dhaka University for 2019-2020 session were published on Sunday with a pass rate of 13.05 and 2.50 percent respectively.
Dhaka University vice chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the results at the central admission office in the administrative building around 12:30pm.
A total of 11,207 students passed the examination among 85,879 admission seekers who contested for 1,795 seats under Ka unit. The examination which was held on September 20.
On the other hand, a total of 1511 passed the written exam among 13,075 and 343 passed the drawing test among 1202 against 135 seats under Cha unit. The tests were held on September 14 and 28 respectively.
The results are available on university website -- www.admission.eis.du.ac.bd. It can also be collected via short message service (SMS) on any mobile operator service.
For SMS notification of the results, a candidate will have to type DU KA/CHA roll number and send it to 16321.
The students who passed will have to fill the “Subject Choice Form” on the website and submit between October 22 to November 7 for Ka unit and October 21 to 27 for Cha unit.
Dhaka, Oct 20 (UNB) - A Jatiya Oikyafront delegation, led by its convener Dr Kamal Hossain, wants to meet BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at Bangabandhu Sheik Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).
The alliance is going to send an application to the Home Minister very soon seeking permission for the meeting with the imprisoned BNP chief.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Oikyafront’s steering committee at Dr Kamal Hossain’s Motijheel chamber.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, JSD president ASM Abdur Rob said, “Three-time ex-PM Khaleda Zia has been in jail. The nation is worried (over her health condition) as any bad thing can take place anytime. Her one hand has got paralysed and she’s unable to eat.”
He further said, “So, we’ve decided to send an application to the Home Minister to meet her and see her condition.”
Replying to a question, Rob said they want to meet Khaleda, led by Dr Kamal, on behalf of the Oikyafront.
He said representatives from all the Oikyafront partners will be there in their delegation.
Oikyafront office secretary Jahangir Alam Mintoo said they are likely to send an application to the Home Minister either today or tomorrow seeking permission for meeting Khaleda Zia.
Khaleda has been in jail since she was convicted in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case in February 8, 2018. She was found guilty in another corruption case later the same year, though her party claims both the cases are ‘politically motivated’.
She has been receiving treatment at the BSMMU since April 1 last.
Dhaka, Oct 20 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday received two books on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman translated into Russian language by a Russian professor.
Dr V Naumkin, a professor of the Institute of Oriental Studies under the Russian Academy of Sciences, translated the two books, 'Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Birth of Bangladesh' and the 'Unfinished Memoirs of Bangabandhu', into Russian language.
Dr Naumkin, also the publisher of the books, handed over the copies of those to Sheikh Hasina at her office.
The Russian professor also handed over a copy of the book titled 'Conversation of Professor Dr V Naumkin with Sheikh Hasina' to the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the handover ceremony.
He said the book written on Sheikh Hasina was published in four languages -- Bangla, Russian, English and Arabic.
The press secretary said Prof Naumkin apprised the Prime Minister that steps would be taken to widely distribute the Unfinished Memoirs of Bangabandhu ahead of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation next year.
He said Bangladesh witnessed impressive development under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Dr Naumkin said there are very good bilateral ties between Bangladesh and Russia, and also cooperation on development of Bangladesh’s various sectors since 1971.
Referring to the nuclear power plant being set up in Bangladesh with Russian support, Dr Naumkin said his country is providing necessary training, especially for Bangladeshi engineers and others, to create necessary manpower to run the plant on their own in the future.
Sheikh Hasina extended her thanks to Dr Naumkin for taking steps to translate and publish the books into Russian language.
The Prime Minister recalled with gratitude the support of the Russian government and the people during the War of Liberation in 1971 as well as their cooperation after the war in clearing mines from Chattogram port.
She mentioned that many servicemen of the Russian Navy sacrificed their lives while they were clearing mines.
About Bangladesh’s development, the Prime Minister said the aim of her government is to develop the country from very grassroots level and materialise the dreams of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Dhaka, Oct 20 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday put emphasis on boosting trade and commerce between Bangladesh and Vietnam for improving the status of the two countries with mutual benefits.
"We can enhance our trade and commerce to utilise the huge population of the Southeast Asia," she said.
The prime minister said this when outgoing Vietnamese Ambassador in Dhaka Tran Van Khoa made a courtesy call on her at her office.
PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
He said Sheikh Hasina said Vietnam has a special place in the hearts of Bangladeshis and both the nations struggled for their national independence.
"The people of Bangladesh always extended support to the Liberation War of Vietnam," she said.
The prime minister recalled that a delegation of youths from Bangladesh visited Vietnam after its independence. "Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of the Father of the Nation, was one of the members of that team," she said.
Sheikh Hasina conveyed her regards to the Vietnamese premier through the ambassador. She also recalled her visit to Vietnam in 2012.
The Vietnamese envoy laid emphasis on bolstering cooperation in the fields of trade, tourism and people-to-people contact between the two countries. "We can learn from each other in this regard," he said.
Tran Van Khoa mentioned that the existing annual trade volume between the two countries is US dollar 800-900 million. "We want to take the amount to $1-billion mark," he said.
He highly appreciated Bangladesh's tremendous and impressive development under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the last three years when he was discharging his duties.
"Bangladesh has made its strong position in the international arena due to this development," he added.
Referring to the existing bilateral ties between the two countries, Van Khoa said Vietnam attaches the highest priority to its relations with Bangladesh.
Both the prime minister and ambassador expressed the hope that the relations would be deepened further in the days to come.
Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office Sajjadul Hassan was present at the meeting.
Bhola, Oct 20 (UNB) – Four people were killed and about 200 others were injured on Sunday in a clash between police and demonstrating locals in Borhanuddin upazila, demanding punishment of a youth for allegedly hurting religious sentiments on Facebook.
Dr Abul Kalam Azad, medical officer of Bhola Sadar Hospital, named the deceased as Mizan, Mahfuz Patwari, Shaheen and Mahbub Patwari.
Police said two of them had been hit in their heads with blunt weapons.
Thirty people, who suffered gunshot wounds, were admitted to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital, said Dr Abul Hasnat Russell of the hospital’s emergency department.
They were hospitalised between 1:30pm and 5pm, he added.
Police and locals said messages containing derogatory remarks about Allah and Prophet Muhammad were sent to several persons from the Facebook ID of Biplob Chandra Shuvo. Screenshots of the messages went viral on Facebook, triggering condemnation and protests.
Md Enamul Haque, officer-in-charge of Borhanuddin Police Station, said Biplob came to them on Saturday to file a general diary claiming that his Facebook account had been hacked.
“Biplob claimed the hackers had demanded money from him over phone,” he said, adding that two persons – Hasnine Sharif and Shakil – were detained over the hacking.
Bhola police chief Sarkar Mohammad Kaisar said they held a meeting with locals, public representatives, Imams and Islamic scholars who had promised not to go ahead with Sunday’s protest programme.
But preparations to hold the programme were underway, prompting police to visit the scene, the SP said.
“When we were leaving the place after the rally, some people started throwing brick chips at us, forcing us to take shelter in an adjoining building and fire blank shots,” the SP said.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Shafiqur Rahman blamed “outsiders” for the clash, saying that there has been no report so far to indicate the public were armed.
Constable Arif, who suffered a gunshot wound during the clash, is currently being treated at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka, he said.
Meanwhile, one platoon of border guards was sent to the spot by helicopter while three more platoons were on their way by road, said Md Shariful Islam, public relations officer at Border Guard Bangladesh headquarters.
That would be in addition to the platoon dispatched by the Coast Guard already deployed at the spot, said Lt Hayat-Ibne-Siddique, media officer at Coast Guard headquarters.
Protest rally called; probe bodies formed
A protest rally was called for Monday at Bhola Government High School under the banner of All Party Muslim Unity Council, said Maulana Ataur Rahman, secretary of Islami Andolan Bangladesh’s Bhola unit.
He said a meeting was held with the authorities at Borhanuddin Police Station at night where they demanded justice for the victims, compensation to their families, and steps against the perpetrators.
Local parliamentarian Ali Azam said the families of the victims will receive financial assistance.
Barishal Divisional Commissioner Md Yamin Chowdhury said a three-member investigation committee was formed to look into the incident.
The committee has been asked to file a report within three working days.
In a statement, police headquarters said it formed a five-member committee, headed by the Barishal range DIG. Representatives from police headquarters, Special Branch, PBI and district police will be included in it.
The committee has been asked file its report within seven working days.