Int’l seminar on global shipping Aug 27

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PV Desk : An international seminar on ‘Strategies for Professional Development of Seafarars in Global Shipping’ will be held at Hotel Redisson Blue in the city on August 27.

To be organized by Department of Shipping, the seminar will be attended by Kitack Lim, secretary general of International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, as the guest of honour.

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan disclosed this at an inter-ministerial meeting held at the meeting room of his ministry today, said an official release.

The speakers, in the seminar, will focus on how to increase employment opportunities for Bangladeshi sailors by improving their skills, Khan said.

BRAC University has cancelled classes for two days in the face of protests over an alleged assault on a law teacher by university officials.

All classes for Wednesday and Thursday have been cancelled, said a notice issued by BRAC University Vice-chancellor Syed Saad Andaleeb around 3pm Wednesday.

But exams will continue on schedule, according to the notice.

Law teacher Farhaan Uddin Ahmed said he was assaulted by Registrar Sahool Afzal and two others at the university for refusing to accept his termination papers on Sunday.

Many students have since been boycotting classes to take part in protests.

A committee formed by the university to probe Farhaan Ahmed’s assault claim has been rejected by students.

A new committee has now been announced with AFM Yusuf Haider, chairman of the Department of Mathematics and Natural science, as its head.