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Month: August 2022

‘Steps will be taken to eliminate cigarettes from list of essential products’: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi

‘Steps will be taken to eliminate cigarettes from list of essential products’: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi

Breaking News, National
Cigarettes are included as an essential commodity in the Essential Commodities Act of our country. It is quite surprising how cigarettes are on this list despite being a harmful product. I will try my best to eliminate cigarettes from this list said Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, MP. The minister said this in the speech of the chief guest at a discussion program organized by the Dhaka Ahsania Mission at CIRDAP Auditorium in the capital on Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 11:00 am. He also said, 'I am ready to work 100% to make the country tobacco-free by 2040. Because this is the declaration by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Therefore, it is possible to build a tobacco-free Bangladesh through the implementation of a strong tobacco control law. I applaud and support the initiative taken by the ...
Sayeed Ahmed & Shawket Reza has RE-ELECTED

Sayeed Ahmed & Shawket Reza has RE-ELECTED

Breaking News, Business
The Board of Directors of Global Insurance Limited (GIL) in its recent Board meeting has unanimously re-elected Sayeed Ahmed as the Chairman and Shawket Reza as the Vice Chairman of the Company. Sayeed Ahmed, a promising entrepreneur and industrialist, has achieved tremendous success in the business arena quickly. He is the Chairman of Bangladesh Check Technology Limited. & Purity Foods Ltd.; Managing Director of Vantage Securities Ltd., City Homes Ltd. & Al Taiyer International Ltd.. He is the sponsor shareholder & former EC Chairman of Padma Bank Ltd. Besides, he is also the Proprietor of Ahmed Shipping lines, Ahmed Inland Shipping Agency, A K International and Ahmed Airways Services. He is also the Senior Vice President & member of the Executive Council and former Gen...
Edinburgh International Culture Summit organized in partnership with British Council

Edinburgh International Culture Summit organized in partnership with British Council

Breaking News, Education
The British Council has partnered with the sixth Edinburgh International Culture Summit, is being held on the occasion of Edinburgh’s 75th anniversary as a Festival City at the Scottish Parliament from August 26-28, 2022. K M Khalid, Minister of State, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, is representing Bangladesh at the grand cultural exchange. The summit aims to offer a unique and global opportunity to inspire a positive change and lasting impact through cultural policy and investment. The event’s overarching theme reflects one of the major concerns of our time - Culture and a Sustainable Future. Partners of the event, including the British Council, Edinburgh International Festival, Scottish Parliament, and the Scottish and UK Governments, have welcomed artists, Culture Ministers, and gl...
UIU received the ‘World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies’ Innovation Award 2022

UIU received the ‘World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies’ Innovation Award 2022

Breaking News, Education
A research Project “SirriS- Smart Solar Irrigation System” developed by the Centre for Energy Research of United International University (UIU) received the ‘World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies’ Innovation Award 2022 on August 17, 2022, in Istanbul, Türkiye. The Team leader and principal investigator of the research pilot project Mr. Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury, Director, Centre for Energy Research of United International University received this award. Smart Solar Irrigation System (SirriS) is a smart, automated field water irrigation system based on solar energy. The system consists of smart field parameter sensors like soil moisture, water level, PH sensors, bi-directional communication system, IoT and artificial intelligence-based decision-making system along with a mobile...
Enjoy Asia Cup cricket matches live on MyGP

Enjoy Asia Cup cricket matches live on MyGP

Breaking News, Technology
Grameenphone, the tech service leader and connectivity partner to Digital Bangladesh, has brought Asia Cup cricket matches through MyGP with the users’ mobile balance. “MyGP” a digital lifestyle solution on the go, aspires to become the digital home of cricket for its users. This service will enable GP users to experience cricket fever through Rabbithole subscription using mobile balance. The excitement of the Asia Cup is coming back to life after four years due to the pandemic in the United Arab Emirates on August 27, 2022, in T20 format where India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and the winner of the qualifier round HongKong will fight for the glory of the Asian supremacy of cricket. A few simple steps will take MyGP users to the cricket frenzy through the sports sec...
Banks urged to make banking open to drive financial inclusion

Banks urged to make banking open to drive financial inclusion

Breaking News, National
A roundtable dialogue on API and Open Banking: Way for New Service Innovation for Banks and Fintech companies was Organized by the BASIS Standing Committee on Fintech, the roundtable was held on 24th August 2022 at Lakeshore Hotel Gulshan. High officials of 20 leading commercial banks and over 30 fintech entrepreneurs attended the roundtable. Bangladesh Bank Executive Director Md. Khurshid Alam chaired the roundtable. Selim Hossain, Chairman of the Association of Bankers (ABB) was the Special Guest. In Lakeshore Hotel Gulshan moderated by Fahim Mashroor, Chairman of BASIS Committee on Fintech and CEO of Bdjobs.com in collaboration with BASIS. Discussants make suggestions for introducing API-based Open banking so that more people can be brought under banking services. Open and API bankin...
OPPO cuts the price of 2 lucrative smartphones for users

OPPO cuts the price of 2 lucrative smartphones for users

Breaking News, Business
OPPO Bangladesh has come up with an exciting discount offer for its customers. Smartphone buyers can now buy OPPO A54 at BDT 19,990 (original price BDT 22,990), and OPPO A95 at BDT 25,990 (original price BDT 27,990). OPPO A54 is powered by a 2.3 GHz Octa-core processor OPPO A54 houses a long-lasting 5000 mAh battery that lets the user enjoy video streaming without worrying about battery drainage. Moreover, 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM so that users can store more apps and videos and enjoy a seamless performance while accessing multiple applications at the same time. The device comes with an 18W fast charge to enjoy the convenience of recharging on the go while the type-c connector makes charging easier than ever. Besides, the premium back cover designs of both the colors - starry blue and crysta...
Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Breaking News, Feature
Raisa Mehzabeen Coffee is a drink that we drink every day. Every day we do not want to start without coffee. There are different types of coffee beans but the most popular among them is "Arabia" which has a better taste and quality. Its seeds are slightly longer. Next in popularity is “Robusta”. These beans are round in shape. The coffee we drink is eaten or served in different ways. Some of the most popular coffees are- 1/ Black Coffee: It is usually prepared by steeping coffee beans in hot water. This is a very simple coffee. It is also called "café noir". 2/ Latte: It is an Italian coffee drink. It is also known as latte or latte, from the name cafe-e-latte. Made with espresso and steamed milk. Served hot or cold with light milk foam on top. 3/Cappuccino: The difference ...
Daraz: A celebration of eight year-long unbound joy!

Daraz: A celebration of eight year-long unbound joy!

Breaking News, Business
Transforming shopping experiences for Bangladeshi people over the past eight years, the country’s largest online marketplace Daraz Bangladesh celebrates its 8th anniversary! Daraz rejoices in the success of preserving its streak of outstanding business excellence for eight consecutive years with a special anniversary campaign dedicated to its loyal customers and their consistent love and support. Fashioning the slogan “8 years of Unbound Joy Thank You, Bangladesh!” the campaign is a commemoration of an eight-year-long adventurous journey and will continue from September 4-11, 2022. In 2014, exactly eight years ago, Daraz began its journey with just five employees and a website. Today, the company has transformed into the leading e-commerce platform as it shares its success with over ...
realme Pad Mini available at amazing offer on Daraz

realme Pad Mini available at amazing offer on Daraz

Breaking News, Business
realme has lots of offers during “realme Fan Festival 2022” this August! To commemorate its 4th anniversary, the brand has come up with a lot of surprises and offers lined up for the dedicated realme fans throughout the whole month. As part of the celebration, newly launched realme Pad Mini will be available on Daraz at a special discounted price along with 0% EMI facility up to 12 months. During the “realme Fan Fest 2022” realme fans can enjoy many lucrative discounts, offers and activities. Users can buy realme Pad Mini from Daraz at BDT 20,141 (original price Tk. 21,349) only. This special discount offer will remain valid till 28 August, 2022 on Daraz. realme Pad Mini comes with a 7.6mm Ultra-Slim touchscreen display with an 84.59 screen-to-body ratio offering a resolution of 800x1340...