Dhaka blast: Security guard’s body recovered after 44 hrs

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By Sumi Khan
Dhaka, June 29 |
Fire personnel on Tuesday recovered the body of the security guard Harun-ur-Rashid, 65, from the rubble of the building which had collapsed here following a massive explosion on Sunday, said Deputy Director, Debashish Bardhan, Operation of Fire Service and Civil Defence.

The body was recovered after 44 hours.

As many as seven people died and 66 others injured in Shawrma House Chain Restaurant building collapse afer explosion in the capital’s Moghbazar area on Sunday.

The blast triggered partial collapse of a building while shattering the glass walls of dozens of nearby structures in Moghbazar.

Hundreds, including many pedestrians and commuters, are under treatment at different hospitals in Dhaka.

The explosion is believed to have been caused by a gas leak somewhere in the building.

Police have ruled out any foul play behind the incident.

Mangled pillars, glass shards and broken concrete were all over 79 Outer Circular Road.

Two heavily damaged buses were left in a heap outside the three-storey building, witnesses said.

Monirul Islam Ramna Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) said, “The caretaker had been missing since the blast.”

The deceased have been identified as Jannat, 23, and his nine-month-old daughter Sobhana, private car driver Swapan, 39, bus driver Abul Kashem Mollah, 45, private employee Ruhul Amin, 30, Sharma House restaurant chef Osman Gani Tushar, 35, and Radio Dhwani journalist Mostafizur Rahman, 26.

Earlier, police chief Benazir Ahmed said explosives experts would investigate the deadly blast in Moghbazar even though he did not believe the incident was caused by a bomb.

Meanwhile, a five-member probe body has been formed to investigate the incident. Md Asaduzzaman, chief of the police’s counter terrorism unit (CTTC) will be at the panel’s helm, assisted by the Additional Deputy Commissioner of the Bomb Disposal Branch.

On the other hand, the law enforcers have formed a seven-member committee to investigate the incident.

Besides, a seven-member panel has been tasked with inspecting the scene and handing in a detailed report on the incident within seven working days, the Police Headquarters said on Monday.

The committee members include a special superintendent of police from the forensic division of the CID, a special superintendent of police from the CTSB, an additional superintendent of police from the anti-terrorism unit, a co-commander of the APBN, and a deputy chief explosives inspector from the explosives directorate.

The panel will work in coordination with the Fire Service’s probe committee to ascertain the cause of the explosion and formulate recommendations to prevent such incidents in future.

Source: IANS

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Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal Campusutra.com  74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.

There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.

  • So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
  •  Are B schools ready to deliver and prepare the future business leaders to cope up with the disrupted market ?  

These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.

While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.

However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.

  • Management institutes should ensure that students are intellectually engaged, self motivated and adapt to changes fast. In one word ‘VUCA ready’.
  • B Schools should encourage students to participate in national and international competitive events, simulations of business scenarios.
  • Institutes should have the right mix of faculty members with industry exposure and pure academics.

The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.

It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.

After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.

Author Name : Nirmalya Pal

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