Student lost eye to police brutality


ShahbagAt least 10 students were injured as police charged batons and fired tear gas shells to disperse students of seven colleges newly affiliated with Dhaka University as they staged protests at Shahbagh in Dhaka on Thursday demanding schedule for examinations. Of them, Titumir student Siddiqur Rahman sustained serious injuries at his eyes. Law enforcers also detained 12 students from the demonstration, although they were released on Friday.

Several hundred students from Dhaka College, Eden Mahila College, Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Kabi Nazrul Government College, Begum Badrunnessa Government Girls’ College, Government Bangla College and Government Titumir College gathered in front of National Museum at about 10:00am.

They formed a human chain in front of the museum before moving to Shahbagh intersection for a sit-in, demanding announcement of schedules for their examinations, as the academic activities were in a reshuffle process after their affiliation with Dhaka University in February. The students said that they wanted complete schedules of examinations.


Seminar on US-Bangladesh Environmental Policy held at IUB

IUBThe School of Environmental Science and Management of Independent University, Bangladesh organized a Seminar on `Alternative Facts on Environmental Policy: A Discussion on US-Bangladesh Perspective’ on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at IUB campus in Bashundhara, Dhaka. Dr AHM Ali Reza, Associate Professor, Delta State University, USA, was the keynote speaker of the seminar.

The program started with a brief introduction of the keynote speaker given by Dr Md Abdul Khaleque, Dean, School of Environmental Science and Management, IUB. Prof M Omar Rahman, Vice Chancellor attended the Seminar as the Chief Guest and gave his welcome speech.

In his speech Dr Reza discussed on major US environmental laws, environmental policy and policy structure in the US, differences between public and environmental policy and its implementation. He also focused on Bangladesh perspective of environmental policy.

Following the presentation, the floor was opened for question-answer session where both students and faculties participated enthusiastically.


TT Time organised by ORWA

TTOld Remians Welfare Association-the only organization for former students of Dhaka Residential Model College organized a table tennis competition for the former students in last week (on July 14) for ex-students.

The tournament, where 32 teams participated from 20 different batches under three groups, was organized with an aim to reunite the former students. The first session of the yearly tournament was held at ORWA’s office at Banani.

At group A, 1985 batch became champion defeating runner up team from 1975 batch, while in group B the champion was 1992 batch and at group C the champion was batch 2003.


Canadian University of Bangladesh signs MoU with LCU, China

Photo_MoU_LCUCanadian University of Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Liaoning Communication University, China (LCU). This MoU was singed at Canadian University of Bangladesh on 20 July, 2017. Prof William H Derrenger, Vice Chancellor, Canadian University of Bangladesh and Ms Xu Ying, Vice President, Liaoning Communication University, China signed the MoU on behalf of their respective University. Dr Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat, Founder and Chairman, Canadian University of Bangladesh was the Chief Guest and Prof Emeritus Dr A K Azad Chowdhury, former Chairman, UGC and former VC, University of Dhaka and Honorary Adviser of Canadian University of Bangladesh was special guest in the MoU signing ceremony. LCU is one of the best universities in China for Communication, Film, Media, Journalist, Animation and related studies.

Under this MoU, the representatives of both universities agreed to exchange students, faculties, academic activities, joint research and publications from October, 2017. In addition, both the universities will send students for summer camp starting from September, 2017 and internship will start from 2018 for the students of both universities.


UAP presents Rabindra-Nazrul’s works

UAPThe Cultural Club of the University of Asia Pacific organized a cultural progromme titled ‘Monsoon in the works of Rabindra-Nazrul’ on July 20, 2017. The programme was held at UAP Plaza to celebrate the monsoon.

The programme included songs of these two great poets performed by the members of the club. It also featured music, dance and recitation of poems which students performed individually and in groups.

UAP Vice Chancellor Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhruy was present as the Chief Guest. The programme also attended by BOT Chairman Qayum Reza Choudhury and Senior Vice-Chairman Anhar A Chowdhury, Registrar Sarwar R Chowdhury and a large number of students and faculty members of the university.

The event was coordinated by Layeqa Bashir, Convener of UAP Cultural Club, and supported by Isfaq Ilahid Choudhury, Director, Directorate of Students’ Welfare.



Comments are closed.