Preparedness needed for disaster risk reduction

Claudia Amaral speaks at a workshop on 'Disaster risk reduction and lessons learned' at the auditorium of Dhaka Ahsania Mission in the city yesterday. PHOTO: STAR

17y ago

Training course on disaster risk reduction ends

Participants of a three-day training course for the personnel of Oxfam-GB partner organisations working in the River Basin Project (RBP) pose for photograph in the city yesterday. Padakhap Manabik Unnoyan Kendra (PMUK) organised the training with the assistance of Oxfam-GB. PHOTO: STAR

17y ago

Convocation of Dhaka Int'l University July 15

The first convocation of Dhaka International University will be held on July 15 at the Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre, says a press release.

President and Chancellor of the university Iajuddin Ahmed has consented to preside over the convocation ceremony.

Students who have completed their graduate and postgraduate degrees from the university have been invited to attend the convocation.

They have requested to collect their registration form by June 10 from the information office.

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A man was killed allegedly by his son as he refused to allow a female worker to continue her job at his factory at Lalbagh in the city yesterday, police said....

17y ago

BSMMU signs agreement with Malaysia university

A letter of intent was signed between Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) on Tuesday, says a press release.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof MA Majid and Registrar Muhammad Abdul Gafur of BSMMU and Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Md Noh Dalimin and Registrar Hela Ladin Mohd Dahalan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah signed the letter of intent from their respective sides.

Upon signing the agreement, faculty members and students of both universities will be able to exchange knowledge and share experiences relating to health research, training and publications.

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Expat woman found dead in drum

A young expatriate woman was found dead in a drum at Jatrabari in the city on Tuesday night....

17y ago

ACC asks Chandpur BNP leader, civil surgeon to submit wealth statement

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has asked Advocate Dulal Mia Patwari, vice-president of Chandpur district BNP, and Dr Abdul Mannan, civil surgeon of Chandpur, to submit the statements of their wealth to the ACC in Comilla within seven days.

Two notices in this regard were sent to them on Monday and Tuesday, said Comilla ACC Deputy Director Shafiqur Rahman yesterday.

The ACC sent the notices after a preliminary inquiry, he told this correspondent over phone.

BNP leader Dulal Mia Patwari was arrested by joint forces about three months ago on various charge.

17y ago

Law and order under control

Law and order situation in the capital remains under control at present and the number of certain types of crime has fallen, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Naim Ahmed said yesterday....

17y ago

Gaibandha road crash kills one

A rickshawpuller was killed and two others were injured when a speedy truck dashed his rickshaw from behind at Dhanghara on Gaibandha-Palashbari highway yesterday.

Police said the rickshaw skidded off the road, leaving Nurul Islam, 45, a rickshawpuller and inhabitant of village Ramchandrapur under Gaibandha Sadar upazila dead on the spot and two passengers injured seriously. The injured were rushed to hospital.

17y ago

'More coordination needed to combat HIV/AIDS'

A three-day workshop on 'HIV/ AIDS Mainstreaming at NGOs in Bangladesh' began in the city yesterday with a view to combating HIV/ AIDS in a coordinated way to yield better results....

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