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Month: October 2021

MetLife’s premium can now be paid at over 5,000 DBBL Agent Banking Centers

MetLife’s premium can now be paid at over 5,000 DBBL Agent Banking Centers

Breaking News, Business
MetLife Bangladesh continues to expand accessibility for its customers with the signing of an agreement with Dutch-Bangla Bank (DBBL) through which MetLife customers can pay their premiums at over 5,000 DBBL agent banking outlets. Premium payment at agent banking outlets is completely free of charge, and customers will receive money receipt and SMS confirmation on their premium payment. Alongside paying premiums at DBBL Agent Banking outlets, MetLife customers can also use MetLife service centers, online payment facilities, mobile financial services (Rocket, bKash, Nagad and NexusPay), and ATM, branches, and more than 8,000 agent banking outlets of various MetLife authorized banks to pay their premiums. More information about MetLife Bangladesh’s premium payment channels can be f...
SHAREit Amongst the Top 10 Fastest Growing Apps Globally

SHAREit Amongst the Top 10 Fastest Growing Apps Globally

Breaking News, Technology
SHAREit Group, a global technology company, today announced that its file-sharing, content streaming and gaming app SHAREit, has been recognized amongst the Top 10 fastest growing apps globally due to a high volume of downloads during Q3 2021. The rankings of the Top Breakout Apps in Q3 are provided by App Annie, which is the industry's most trusted mobile data and analytics platform. In the recently released edition of the Performance Index report by AppsFlyer, SHAREit has been ranked highly across multiple categories and regions, spotted #4 globally after Google, Facebook and TikTok in the non-gaming volume rankings for IAP index across all categories. SHAREit also emerged as the #1 fastest-growing publisher in North America and #2 in Latin America, after TikTok. “The pandemic ...
BIAC’s 10th Anniversary

BIAC’s 10th Anniversary

Breaking News, Business
Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) as the country’s first and only Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) institution has been, over the first decade of its operation, playing a vital role to resolve commercial disputes amicably. BIAC celebrated its 10th founding anniversary on 30 October 2021 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka and a seminar themed “Dispute Resolution in the Virtual World: the Impact of Covid-19’’ was held on this occasion. Minister for Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Huq, MP was the Chief Guest at the seminar. Mahbubur Rahman, Chairman of BIAC moderated the seminar. Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq, MP mentioned that appreciating the recent initiatives and efforts by ...
Toffee Creators’ Platform launched as first-ever Bangladeshi Digital Platform

Toffee Creators’ Platform launched as first-ever Bangladeshi Digital Platform

Breaking News, Technology
Toffee, the top digital entertainment app in Bangladesh, has officially launched Toffee Creators’ Platform today. It is the first-ever User Generated Content (UGC) platform introduced by a homegrown app in the country. Erik Aas, Chief Executive Officer, Banglalink made the announcement at a launching ceremony today. Honorable Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar joined the event as the Chief Guest. Md. Afzal Hossain, Secretary, Posts and Telecommunications Division, Subrata Roy Maitra, Vice Chairman, BTRC, Anjan Chowdhury, President, Association of Television Channel Owner, Mozammel Haque Babu, President, Editor's Guild, Upanga Dutta, Chief Commercial Officer, Banglalink and Taimur Rahman, Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Banglalink along with other Ban...
Samsung Launches Neo QLED 8K TV in Bangladesh

Samsung Launches Neo QLED 8K TV in Bangladesh

Breaking News, Business
At a glorious event today, the leading electronics brand Samsung launched its top-of-the-line Neo QLED 8k TV for the Bangladesh market. Innovation and improvisation, according to the consumers’ convenience, has been a specialty of Samsung Electronics since the very beginning. As part of it, the new generation Neo QLED 8K TV promises pristine audio and visual quality through cutting-edge technology for a marvelous cinematic experience for customers. The launching event was attended by top officials from Samsung and its partners. Among them were Hwansung Woo, Country Manager, Samsung Bangladesh, Ruhul Alam Al Mahbub, Chairman, Fair Electronics, Arshad Huq, Managing Director & CEO, Transcom Electronics Limited, Shahid Ahmed Abdullah, Executive Director, Electra International Limite...
iPhone 13 hit Bangladesh market

iPhone 13 hit Bangladesh market

Breaking News, Technology
The Apple’s new sensational innovative and elegant iPhone 13 lineup with new camera innovation today hit Bangladesh market in four models and five colours. Compustar PVT Limited (CPL), the only authorized distributor of iPhone in Bangladesh, formally launched the latest iPhone series - iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro max - in a ceremony at their head office in the capital. Apart from the iStore and other outlets, the CPL has also started selling new model of iPhone through the first ever Apple authorized e-commerce site in Bangladesh – www.istorebangladesh.com - since many unauthorized handset traders sell fake or refurbished iPhones. Union group director Alvee Rana formally launched the new tech wonder while CPL business head Md Moniruzzaman and bus...
PM’s interference is sought in a human chain to rescue the evicted lands of 180 landowners

PM’s interference is sought in a human chain to rescue the evicted lands of 180 landowners

Breaking News, National
The real owners of the land made the demand in a human chain in front of the National Press Club in the capital on October 28, 2021, demanding the arrest of the land grabbers and the return of the evicted lands and fish farms in the Khalishakhali area of Debhata Upazila in Satkhira district. On behalf of the landowners, Rokhsana Nahid said that some local terrorists had taken over the fish farms and lands of 160 poor people in collusion with some police administration officials and land terrorists. They said that landless armed terrorists have taken 1320 bighas of privately owned land and employees hostage at gunpoint occupying all the houses in the area, looting fish and vandalizing the houses in the area on September 11 midnight. Debhata police station immediately informed the ...
Designer Rumana Chowdhury Awarded JCI Young Entrepreneurs Award

Designer Rumana Chowdhury Awarded JCI Young Entrepreneurs Award

Breaking News, Feature
Rumana Chowdhury, the Founder & Chief Designer of Warah was awarded the JCI Young Entrepreneurs Award for her outstanding contributions to the Bangladeshi Fashion Industry, as a young entrepreneur. For the very first time in history, the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Bangladesh recently organized the Entrepreneurship Summit and Young Entrepreneurs Awards at the Le Meridien Hotel Dhaka, said a press release. JCI is a non-profit international non-governmental organization of young people between the ages of 18 to 40 years old and it has members in about 124 countries. “I am so honored to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. I hope this inspires other entrepreneurs, to follow on their dreams and to make something of themselves” Rumana said and thanked JCI Banglade...
BSOA Wants to Ban the Display of Tobacco Products at POSs and Single Stick Sales

BSOA Wants to Ban the Display of Tobacco Products at POSs and Single Stick Sales

Breaking News, National
Despite the current ‘Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act, 2005’ prohibiting the advertisement and promotion of tobacco products, there is no specific prohibition on the display of tobacco products in point of sales (POS). By misusing this loophole of the act, the tobacco companies are promoting and expanding tobacco products through product displays in the sales centers. That is why the leaders of the Bangladesh Supermarket Owners’ Association (BSOA) demand amendment of the existing tobacco control (TC) law.  They made the demand at a joint exchange meeting of the Dhaka Ahsania Mission with the leaders of the association on October 27, 2021, at Mohakhali, Dhaka. Md. Zakir Hossain, General Secretary of BOSA chaired the meeting where Md. Niaz Rahim, Executive Member and C...
Hi-speed rail heralds a new beginning in Bangladesh

Hi-speed rail heralds a new beginning in Bangladesh

Opinion
M. A. Monayem Bangladesh is all set to add another feather to its cap as it prepares to step into the era of a high-speed train. The whole world, especially developed countries, is reaping the benefits of a fast transportation system like a high-speed train to spur growth in multi-faceted ways. Bangladesh is also working towards the same goal. This country is going through a development spree. The recent one is the project to introduce a high-speed train. To accelerate growth in the country, Bangladesh has undertaken several mega projects. Some of them include Padma Bridge, Metro Rail, Payra Bridge, and Bangabandhu Tunnel, many of which are nearing completion. The next one in the queue is the high-speed rail project. Japan is considered to be the birthplace of high-speed rail....