Asaduzzaman meets Amit on the sidelines of 'No Money for Terror'
Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, who is now in India's New Delhi to attend an international ministerial conference on how to deal with terror financing, including legitimate and illegitimate funding routes, met his India counterpart Amit Shah on the sidelines of the event Friday. They discussed border management and common security-related issues, Public Security Division Senior Information Officer Md Sharif Mahmud Apu, who is part of the three-member Bangladesh delegation. India's Union Home Minister Amit said his country will provide all possible assistance to Bangladesh in repatriating the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals (Rohingya), Sharif added. The third ministerial "No Money for Terror" conference, organised by the Indian government in New Delhi on Friday and Saturday, is being attended by representatives of 76 countries to discuss terrorist financing and related issues. Home ministers of about 20 countries, including Russia, France, Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore are participating in the event. The topic for Bangladesh in the programme is terror financing through money transfer service schemes and hundi networks. Read more: Home minister in New Delhi to join international conference on terror financing
Home minister in New Delhi to join international conference on terror financing
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan arrived in India's New Delhi Thursday to attend an international ministerial conference on how to deal with terror financing, including legitimate and illegitimate funding routes. The third ministerial "No Money for Terror" conference, organised by the Indian government in New Delhi on Friday and Saturday, will be attended by representatives of 76 countries to discuss terrorist financing and related issues. Home ministers of about 20 countries including Russia, France, Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore are expected to participate in the event. Asaduzzaman is leading a three-member Bangladesh delegation. Other members of the delegation are Public Security Division Joint Secretary Abu Hena Mustafa Zaman and its Senior Information Officer Md Sharif Mahmud Apu. Read more: “No single nation can address evolving tech-based crimes on its own” The ministerial conference aims to progress the discussions on combating terrorist financing held by the international community in the previous two Conferences in Paris (2018) and Melbourne (2019). "It also intends to include discussions on technical, legal, regulatory and cooperation aspects of all facets of terrorism financing. It attempts to also set the pace for other high-level official and political deliberations, focused on countering terrorist financing," the Indian home ministry said. "Discussions at the conference will focus on global trends in terrorism and terrorist financing, the use of formal and informal channels of funds for terrorism, emerging technologies in the context of terrorist financing and requisite international cooperation to address related challenges," it added. Read more: IBBL holds workshop on Prevention of Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing The topic for Bangladesh in the programme is terror financing through money transfer service schemes and hundi networks. Asaduzzaman is scheduled to return to Dhaka on Sunday.
International Conference on the Fourth Industrial Revolution to be held in city
Awami League's sub-committee on science and technology is going to organise an international conference on the fourth industrial revolution (IC4IR) in the city for the first time. The two-day conference titled ‘International Conference on 4IR for Emerging Future’ will be held on November 4 and 5 at the capital's Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB). The theme of the conference is "Journey to Build Smart Bangladesh and Implementation of Delta Plan", according to a media release ahead of the event. Engineer Abdus Sabur, member secretary of the sub-committee said this conference will create great opportunities for interaction and knowledge sharing among policy makers, industrialists, academicians, engineers, scientists and researchers from home and abroad which will contribute to building a technology and knowledge based society. Read: PM Hasina: Time to groom the labour force to face challenges of 4IR Those who are interested to participate at the conference need to submit research paper on different social and technological issues, including the 4IR, education technology, ICT, fuel and power, geo and blue technology, disaster prevention and recovery management, health and life science and applied science and emerging technologies. Interested participants are asked to submit a summary of the research topic and curriculum vitae (CV) by September 30. Shortlisted candidates will be notified on October 10 after screening of research content and CV. The participants have to submit their papers for presentation on October 25. Besides, Students can submit their own designed posters by September 30 to participate in this event. Best Paper Award and Best Poster Award will also be presented at the conference. To participate in this conference, the registration fee for Bangladeshi professionals is Tk 1,000 while $ 100 for foreign professionals. Read: Steps sought for re-skilling, upskilling of RMG workers to face 4IR challenges On the other hand, a registration fee of Tk 200 has been set for Bangladeshi students and $ 50 for foreign students. All information about the conference is available at www.4iref.org. Also interested can contact [email protected] or 01550155153.
Sheikh Rehana's 1979-speech first global call for trying Bangabandhu's killers: Speakers
In the first international call for justice against the assassins of Bangabandhu and four national leaders, Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Rehana raised the demand at an international conference in 1979 in Sweden's Stockholm, a historic beginning that culminated in success, long after, during the Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League government, said speakers. On May 10, 1979, she turned the global attention to the darkest chapter in the country's history through a speech at an all-European Bakshal conference, participated by European country heads, the UN chief, and international NGO high-ups in Stockholm. That incident goes down in the annals of history as the voice for global pressure on the then-Bangladeshi government was raised through that emotion-choked rendition, they added. Speakers reflected on the event at a virtual meeting, organized by all-European Awami League on Tuesday night. Also read: Animation film on Bangabandhu screened in New York
International conference on professional military education commences at Mirpur Cantt
The two-day international conference on "Professional Military Education" began at the Sheikh Hasina Complex in the Mirpur cantonment here on Tuesday. Commandants of the Staff College of the Armed Forces of South Asian countries participated in the conference jointly organised by Joint Services Command and Staff College of the United Kingdom and the Bangladesh armed forces Command and Staff College. Lieutenant General Waker-Uz-Zaman, Principal Staff Officer, Armed Forces Division, inaugurated the conference as Chief Guest, according to a media release of Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR). Commandants of the Staff Colleges of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, U. K and observers from Maldives Staff College participated in the conference. READ: Gen Shafiuddin vows to bridge the gap between military & media The aim of the conference was to discuss and exchange views on various aspects of recent professional military education and to enhance mutual cooperation in matters related to military education. The commandants of the participating countries exchanged their ideas on Delivering Education in the 21st Century, Critical Thinking, Blended Learning, Leaders of the 21st Century, Human Dimensions, Information Operations, Cyber and Research Hubs followed by plenary sessions.
CPD starts 4-day international conference on 50 years of Bangladesh Monday
The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a think tank, begins a four-day international virtual conference on Monday to mark the 50 years of Bangladesh's independence and 100 birth anniversary of Bangabandhu’s Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The conference will illustrate the socio-economic changes along with the challenges of Bangladesh through 20 papers in 8 sessions. Scholars, researchers, university teachers, development workers from the UK, Norway and other European countries will join the Bangladeshi scholar conference and present papers. Also read: CPD for reinstating previous fuel prices CPD’s executive director Dr. Fahmida Khatun in press briefing disclosed the program schedule. CPD’s distinguished fellow Professor Dr. Rounaq Jahan also spoke in the virtual briefing. The South Asia Programme of Cornell University will co-sponsor the virtual conference titled "Fifty Years of Bangladesh: Retrospect and Prospect." Also read: Demographic data very important in vaccination efforts: CPD
FM to join global conf on South, Central Asia connectivity in Tashkent
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will attend an international conference titled “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity - Challenges and Opportunities” which will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on July 15-16. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev is hosting the global forum to strengthen regional connectivity in the context of the new open foreign policy strategy of Tashkent. The idea is aimed at further deepening economic cooperation in Central Asia, with access to South Asia, which has historically been closely linked to this region in economic, social, cultural and civilizational dimensions. Dr Momen will hold a meeting with the President of Uzbekistan during his stay there. “I’ll thank the President of Uzbekistan on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.” The Foreign Minister will also hold a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the conference, including meetings with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr Jaishankar, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Read: FM reassures on adequate vaccine supply from multiple sources Dr Momen said he will discuss vaccine and Rohingya issues during his engagements in Tashkent. “Repatriation remains our number one priority. We’ll seek additional efforts.” He said China will give 10 lakh doses of Sinopharm vaccine as a gift to Bangladesh and he will discuss vaccine issues during his meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister. “This is also very good news.” Dr Momen said Bangladesh is a leader in terms of seeking wider connectivity and he will discuss with the Civil Aviation Minister of Uzbekistan to introduce direct Dhaka-Tashkent flight. The Foreign Minister is scheduled to leave Dhaka for Tashkent around 6:35am on Wednesday as part of his five-day visit, a senior official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told UNB. The Foreign Minister will return home on Monday (July 19) morning. Read: Dhaka to host World Peace Conference Dec 4-5: FM Conference Highlights The conference will be attended by the President of Uzbekistan, the President of Afghanistan, foreign ministers and high-profile representatives of the central and south Asian countries, other foreign states, heads of authoritative international and regional organizations, global financial institutions and companies, leading research and analytical centres. The high-level international conference is intended to form a political and expert platform for multilateral discussion of the mutually beneficial strategic model - Central Asia - South Asia -in transport and logistics, energy, trade, industry, investment, technological, cultural and humanitarian domains. The conference will consist of an opening ceremony, a plenary session, three breakout sessions and a final part. The conference will be attended by more than 250 participants from over 40 countries and international organizations who have confirmed their participation. Read: FM mourns loss of lives in Japan’s Atami The opening ceremony of the International Institute of Central Asia (IICA) will take place in Tashkent on July 15 which will be attended by the ministers of foreign affairs of the Central Asian states and experts. On July 16, the conference will start by the plenary session on Central and South Asia: Regional connectivity. During the meeting, Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, as well as the heads of state and government, and ministers of foreign affairs and international financial organizations will deliver their speeches. The session will also consider the state of affairs and prospects of interregional cooperation in Central and South Asia, successful examples of cooperation, promising interconnected infrastructure projects.
BUBT to host International Conference on Science and Technology next August
The International Conference on Science and Contemporary Technologies (ICSCT) 2021 will be held at the International Conference Center of Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) Permanent Campus in Dhaka on 5 -7 August 2021. With the motto of “Sustainable Development for Optimum Growth, the ICSCT 2021 delightedly welcomes the researchers, industry professionals and academicians to present their scientific achievements and the significance of sustainable industrial developments in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Industry 4.0 applications, Business informatics, Robotics, and Cyber-physical Systems. Professor Dr. Shafique Ahmed Siddique, Chairman of BUBT Trust is expected to be the Chief Patron of the conference while other patrons are AFM Sarwar Kamal, Member of BUBT Trust, and Prof. Md. Abu Saleh, Adviser of BUBT. Read BUBT, Robi sign MoU for low-cost internet data pack Vice-Chancellor of BUBT Prof. Dr. Md. Fayyaz Khan is one of the patrons of the conference and he will be present at the conference as General Chair, according to a statement on Tuesday. Dr. SaifurRahman, Joseph Loring Professor, Department of ECE, Virginia Tech, USA, Dr. Poompat Saengudomlert, Associate Professor, CROCCS, Bangkok University, Dr. Bikash Pal, Professor, Department of EEE, Imperial College London, Dr. KhondkarKarim, CPA, Accounting Department Chair, Professor, Accounting, UMass Lowell, Dr. BiplabSikdar, Associate Professor, ECE, Vice-Dean (Graduate Programmes), NUS, Dr. Engr. AyubNabi Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor, BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT) consented to be present at the conference as the keynote speakers. Read Huawei to invest $220 million in cloud ecosystem for 2021 Dr. Nowshad Amin, Professor of Renewable Energy and Solar Photovoltaics, Institute of Sustainable Energy (ISE), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia is one of the Invited Speakers. BUBT is the sponsor of the conference and Bangladesh section of the IEEE is the technical co-sponsor of the conference. Important conference dates are- Full paper submission: 15 May 2021 (Final), Acceptance notification: 15 June 2021, Camera ready submission: 30 June 2021, Registration deadline: 5 July 2021, conference dates: 5-7 August 2021. Detailed information regarding the paper submission and registration of the International Conference can be found here: https://icsct.bubt.edu.bd/ Read Islami Bank Dhaka Central, corporate branches hold business conference
CoU: Int’l conference on journalism Sunday
A day-long international conference on journalism is going to be held at Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) on Sunday.