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The certificate awarding ceremony of three courses on ‘Television Journalism & News Presentation’ organised by Bangladesh Institute of Journalism and Electronic Media (BIJEM) was held on Friday, 21 May at the conference room of the institute. Information Minister Abul Kalam Azad, MP, distributed certificates among the participants as Chief Guest. BIJEM Executive Director Mirza Tarequl Qader presided over. Mohammed Nurul Amin, Managing Director & CEO, NCC Bank. Ltd. and M. A. Hashem, Chairman Shajeeb Corporation were present as Special Guests.

Fourth Annual Photography Exhibition

THE four-day 4th Annual Photography Exhibition has begun at Drik Gallery, Dhanmondi from 28-31 May. The programme is organised by Dhaka University Photographic Society (DUPS). The selected photographs illustrate the historical War of Liberation of 1971 of Bangladesh. Abul Kalam Azad, Minister of the Ministry of Information and Culture Ministry was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the exhibition and A.A.M.S Arefin Siddique, Vice Chancellor of University of Dhaka and Rashid Talukder, renowned photographer of the country were present as special guests. The Daily Star is the media partners for the programme.

Debate Premiere League of Bangladesh Debate Warriors

BANGLADESH Debate Warriors organized a national debate premiere league and workshop in Dhanmondi Bilia auditorium on 13-14 May 2010.Best debaters from six divisions of Bangladesh participated in this programme. M.A Nahiyan, President of Debate Warriors and Mahbabur Rahman, Moderator, directed the workshop. Around six debate teams: Dhaka warriors, Chittagong warriors, Khulna warriors, Sylhet warriors, Barishal warriors and Rajshahi warriors, participated in the programme. In the 1st and 2nd round they competed against each other. Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi and Khulna warriors were promoted to the final round. Chittagong warriors were the champions and Khulna warriors were the runner's up of the final competition. Jahid from Chittagong warriors was the 'best speaker'. The Vice Chairman of People's University and the Producer of 'radio today' were the Chief Guests of this programme. Debate warriors thanked Masud Bakul of 'Drishti' and 'Radio Today' for helping them.

ABC International School -
A brand name in Narayanganj

M. Abdul Hai

ABC International School is introducing A' level courses from July' 2010. Initially the following courses will be offered Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Business Studies, Accounting, English Literature, Law and Art. The British Council has honoured the school by making it the O' and A' levels exam venue from May 2010. With 930 students and as many as 85 teachers, ABC International School is trying hard to materialise its promise of offering highest quality education.

Orientation Ceremony at PUB

The Orientation Ceremony of the fresher students of 27th Batch, SBA, of The People's University of Bangladesh was held on 29April 2010 at the PUB premises. The Chairman of SBA department, Prof. Manik Kanti Mazumder presided over the programme. The Chief Guest of the event was Md. Shirajul Islam Mollah, Chairman, Board of Governors, PUB. Among others the faculty members, the students were present.

Fresher reception at Jagannath University

Rahad Jannatul Islam

DEPARTMENT of Marketing, Jagannath University (JNU) arranged fresher reception programme for 4th batch. Internal Forum Business Club arranged the party for the 4th batch fresher in University Central Auditorium on 20 instant. In the programme Prof. Mesbah Uddin Ahmed, Vice Chancellor and Dr. Mosharof Hossain, the Dean of the Business Administration were present as special guests. Dr. Bakhtiar Rana, Chairman of the department chaired the first session of the function. Then the seniors of first three batches presented a cultural programme. For the first time in Bangladesh, Campus Mobile News Service has been initiated by the Marketing Dept of JNU. Any student can get updates of their Dept through a simple sms. The service is called MKT,Live ! It is an initiative by Rahad & Anisul from 4th Batch. Download MKT, Live! Simple text: info<space>mkt Send to 7171 from any operator, from anywhere.

Opening Ceremony of Manush NUB Unit

A H M Shamim Tuhin

The opening ceremony of Voluntary Blood Donation organisation 'MANUSH NUB Unit' was held at the Dhaka campus, Northern University Bangladesh on May 20 in association with the student affairs division of NUB.
National Professor and renowned child specialist Dr. M R Khan was the chief guest on the occasion and Anisul Haque, Sub Editor, The Daily Prothom Alo, Lt. Col. (Rtd) Aqtedar Ahmed Siddiqui, registrar and proctor, in-charge, NUB, advocate Shafiqul Islam, executive director, Initiative for Peace, Mr. Rashidul, President, MANUSH were also present as special guests. Dr. A W M Abdul Huq, Dean, Faculty of Law, chaired the programme. Dr. M R Khan was happy to see that young people are now doing so many things to help others. Anisul Haque encouraged young students to donate blood for the sake of the distressed. Dr. AWM Abdul Huq thanked the distinguished guests for taking out their valuable time for the students of NUB.
In the second session a workshop was arranged to create awareness about blood donation. Dr. Mustaque Ahmed, Director, Embryologist, United Harvest Infertility Care Center conducted the workshop. Dr. Sadruddin Ahmed, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities was present as the chief guest and Shahnoor Wahid, Sr. Assistant Editor, The Daily Star, and Dr. Harun Ar Rashid, Head, Dept. of Pharmacy were present as special guests. Dr. Mustaque gave a power point presentation on “After donating blood”. He encouraged students to donate blood frequently to save lives.
The programme ended with a cultural event. Eminent singer Pritom Ahmed, Shafiq Tuhin and NUB students performed in the event.

News Flick

Scientist 'Infected' With Computer Virus!!

DR Mark Gasson, a cybernetics expert at the University of Reading, has had a computer chip implanted in his hand. The chip is programmed to open security doors to his lab - and ensure only he is able to switch on and use his mobile phone. But Dr Gasson deliberately infected the chip with a computer virus, which was then automatically transmitted to the lab security system.

"Once the system is infected, anybody accessing the building with their passcard would be infected too," he told Sky News. The virus on his chip is benign. But malicious computer code could give criminals access to a building.

Dr Gasson says his experiment also exposes the vulnerability of chips now routinely implanted in patients. Heart pacemakers contain mini-computers that control the heartbeat, and communicate with doctors via a special reader held against the skin. But if a virus was transmitted to the device which stopped it working properly, the consequences for the patient could be fatal. "The devices will have to start to use security encryption," said Dr Gasson. "Medical devices should have some kind of password protection as well. They're basic security precautions. It's surprising these devices don't have them already."

(Source: Sky News)

News Snap

Alternative to traditional education by BAC

Star Campus Desk

WITH the slogan “Alternative to Traditional Education”, BAC, a concern of British American Education Group started its journey with the mission to provide high quality international higher educational qualifications through various alternative routes. An approved center of Edexcel International and Association of Business Executives (ABE), BAC aims to provide alternative systems to traditional education based on unique pathways of doing A-level and diploma level studies leading to overseas degree/undergraduate to up programs from world class institutions. Moreover, BAC has affiliation with various UK and US based universities. Under the School of Law, BAC is offering LLB (Hons.) external program of London University and LLB (Hons.) open learning program of Northumbria University, UK. BAC also provides certificates and diplomas of Association of Business Executives (ABE), another highly reputed and worldwide recognized UK based examining body.
Web: www.bacbd.org

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