** People rescuing an injured passenger from inside a passenger bus hit by a truck on Dhaka-Mawa Expressway in Shologhar area of Shreenagar upazila in Munshiganj on Thursday. ** Motorcycles allowed on Padma Bridge after 10 months ** Commuters charge extra fare, passengers disappointed ** 78 people killed in Yemen stampede ** Moon sighting committee meets today to ascertain Eid day ** 9 killed in road accidents in 3 districts ** US announces new $325 m military aid package for Ukraine ** Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia today ** Eid exodus begins ** LPG price cut illusive ** 15 hurt as bus overturns in capital ** New interbank cheque clearing timings set for Eid holidays ** Four women hit by a train die in Tangail ** 12.28 lakh SIM users left Dhaka on Tuesday ** Sylhet engineer threatened over power outage ** People rush to village homes to spend Eid holidays with their near and dear ones. This photo was taken from Sadarghat Launch Terminal on Tuesday. NN photo ** Surge in cases of dehydration, diarrhoea amid summer heat wave ** Padma Bridge construction cost increases by Tk 2,412cr ** PM gives Tk 90m to Bangabazar fire victims ** Textile workers block highway demanding wage, Eid bonus ** Attack on PM's motorcade Ex-BNP MP, 3 others get life term ** Load-shedding increases for demand of electricity during heat wave ** Motorbikes to be allowed on Padma bridge from Thursday ** 5-day Eid vacation begins from today ** Take Nangalkot train accident as a warning about negligence of govt functionaries **

JU Prof co-chairs in int'l conference on sustainable dev

26 June 2021

JU Correspondent :
Professor Sheikh Tawhidul Islam, Director, Institute of Remote Sensing and GIS-Jahangirnagar University served as session Co-Chair at  the the second International conference on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development.
The conference was arranged virtually by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) with the association of globally renowned academic institutions on June 25. The Ambassador of Bangladesh in Thailand, Mohammed Abdul Hye launched the conference.
Two Volumes of "Bangabandhu Chair Special Issue" of the double peer reviewed International Energy Journal titled "Energy, Disaster and Climate Change: Sustainability and Just Transitions in Bangladesh" were unveiled before more than 300 international experts and professionals.
Professor Tawhid along with Bangabandhu Chair at AIT Professor Joyashree Roy, Indrajit Paul was the editor of the Journals during the Mujib Year.
"The conference was successful where Bangladesh was highly featured. I am proud of my institutions for representing my beloved country before the citizens of various countries of the world," said Professor Tawhidul Islam.
The  second day of the symposium featured an special session titled 'Bangabandhu Chair Dialogue Panel' where nine experts from different national and international  institutions shared vibrant opinion regarding climate change, disaster management and sustainable development  in Bangladesh.
Professor Tawhid completed PhD from Durham University, UK with the funding of Commonwealth Scholarship. More than 60 national and international research projects were headed by the professor. Professor Tawhid has published 40 research articles in peer review journal. He is the Adviser of Jahangirnagar University journalists's Association (JUJA).

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