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Month: September 2022

Demand for speedy passage of revised Draft Tobacco Control Act to ban display and sale of tobacco products on passenger ships

Demand for speedy passage of revised Draft Tobacco Control Act to ban display and sale of tobacco products on passenger ships

Breaking News, National
Smoking is now permitted on many cruise ships. Apart from this, the display and sale of tobacco products continue on the boats. As there is no direct obstacle in this regard in the law, the concerned parties are not able to take necessary measures. For this reason, the leaders of Bangladesh Inland Waterways (Passenger Carrier) Association-BIWPCA strongly demanded the speedy passage of the amended draft of the Tobacco Control Act. The leaders of the organization made this demand in a joint discussion meeting with the Dhaka Ahsania Mission on 24 September held at Purana Paltan. The meeting was presided over by Senior Vice President Alhaj Md. Badiuzzaman Badal. Abdus Salam Mia, Grants Manager of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Bangladesh, Vice President of Bangladesh Inland Waterways (Passe...
US-Bangla Airlines wins “Best Domestic Airlines of the Year 2022”

US-Bangla Airlines wins “Best Domestic Airlines of the Year 2022”

Breaking News, National
US-Bangla Airlines, one of the leading country's private airlines, has been awarded "Best Domestic Airline" for maintaining stability in Bangladesh's air transport sector with in-flight service, number of passengers on domestic routes, on-time departures, number of flights and increased connectivity in the country's air routes. Award has been given by "The Bangladesh Monitor", one of the travel related fortnights of Bangladesh. Managing Director of US-Bangla Airlines Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Al Mamun received the "Best Domestic Airline of the Year-2022" award from the Chief Guest of the ceremony, Honorable Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism, Mr. Md. Mahbub Ali MP. The award was formally presented on 23 September 2022 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka. Bangladesh Monitor E...
Shirin Akhter, MP demanded the passage of draft amendments to the Tobacco Control Act for the protection of public health

Shirin Akhter, MP demanded the passage of draft amendments to the Tobacco Control Act for the protection of public health

Breaking News, National
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised to make Bangladesh tobacco-free by 2040. Shirin Akhter, Member of Parliament of Feni-1 Constituency and General Secretary of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) feel that the draft amendments to the Tobacco Control Act made by the Ministry of Health should be passed quickly for materializing the promise by the PM. He said this in a press conference at the National Press Club on the morning of September 20. The Press Conference was organized by Dhaka Ahsania Mission. Shirin Akhter also said in the speech of the chief guest in this press conference entitled "Demand for quick passing of the draft amendments to the Tobacco Control Act made by the Ministry of Health" organized by the Dhaka Ahsania Mission, that various institutions can take the initiative to...
Environment protection: ‘Amra Mali’ an exceptional idea of Durbar Tarunnow

Environment protection: ‘Amra Mali’ an exceptional idea of Durbar Tarunnow

Breaking News, National
A voluntary and social organization ‘Durbar Tarunnow’ announced the inauguration of an exceptional program called “Amra Mali” (we are gardeners) with the motto ‘I take care of my tree’. The central president of Durbar Tarunnow, Muhammad Abu Abid, started the journey of the project by planting hundreds of trees in Moghadiya Union of Mirsarai in Chattogram district on Thursday afternoon. Helal Akbar Chowdhury Babar, the inventor of the only corona prevention booth in Bangladesh, inaugurated the project by connecting virtually as the chief guest. Helal Akbar Chowdhury Babar said, there is no alternative to trees to keep the balance of the environment. So both tree planting and its maintenance are important issues. We always welcome all the exceptional ideas of Durbar Tarunnow. They w...
M Miraz Hossain won India’s Indira Gandhi Golden Award

M Miraz Hossain won India’s Indira Gandhi Golden Award

Breaking News, Literature
Bangladeshi cultural personality, lyricist and writer M Miraz Hossain has received the Indira Gandhi Golden Award at the ‘Bharat Bangladesh Sahitya Sanskriti Utsav-2022’ organized by India Bangladesh Sahitya Sanskritu Parishad in recognition of his contribution to literary works and human welfare. This golden award was handed over to him in a ceremony organized at Jadavpur University Auditorium in India on Friday evening, September 16. Former Vice-Chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University Professor Dr. Pavitra Sarkar was the chief guest on the occasion. National Human Rights Society Bangladesh chairman Md. Nazrul Islam Tamiji inaugurated the event. Member of West Bengal Rajya Sabha Subhashis Chakraborty was the special guest. In this context, M Miraz Hossain said, Indira Gandhi is a ...
Story writer Lipi Jasmine

Story writer Lipi Jasmine

Breaking News, Literature
Lipi Jasmine. Although she is a banker by profession, she is a writer in her heart. And that's why maybe she sits down to write whenever she gets free time between work. But her interest in the world of writing is prose literature. By writing short stories, she highlighted the life and livelihood of the surrounding people. If that writing stirs the heart of a reader, Lipi Jasmine finds satisfaction. Her maternal grandfather Zamir Bin Ziarat was a poet. He has several publications on National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. Maternal grandfather's influence, therefore, came naturally to Lipi Jasmine. That's why Lipi Jasmine may be writing as her maternal grandfather's successor unknowingly. Lipi said, her name was originally given by her maternal grandfather. English meaning of her name is the...
OPPO joins the Open 3D Foundation to spur the development of 3D graphics on mobile devices

OPPO joins the Open 3D Foundation to spur the development of 3D graphics on mobile devices

Breaking News, Business
OPPO has recently announced that it has officially joined the Open 3D Foundation (O3DF), part of the nonprofit Linux Foundation, as a Premier member. Founded in 2021, the O3DF was created to promote cooperation and pooling of resources among developers by supporting open-source projects in 3D graphics, rendering, and game development. The O3DF's flagship project is the Open 3D Engine (O3DE) — a cross-platform, open-source engine capable of powering AAA games and cinema-quality 3D worlds. The O3DF counts 25+ other leading technology companies, including Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Intel, and Microsoft, among its supporting members. By joining the Foundation, OPPO will not only contribute to the development and adaptation of 3D graphics technology for mobile devices but will also boost the ...
ULAB organizing its Fifth ‘ULAB Literary Salon’

ULAB organizing its Fifth ‘ULAB Literary Salon’

Breaking News, Education
The Department of English and Humanities at ULAB is going to host the Fifth ‘ULAB Literary Salon’ showcasing a discussion on one of the most pressing issues of our time: freedom of expression on 17 September at the ULAB Research Building, Dhanmondi. Media persons and media houses across South Asia have, besides being bullied by censorship, come under outright attack by both state and non-state actors. Free speech and liberal opinion are threatened as never before. To discuss these issues, the fifth ULAB Lit Salon brings together a diverse group of experts drawn from the policy and its practice, publishing, and media: Khushi Kabir, coordinator of ‘Nijera Kori’, Trustee of the Centre for Policy Dialogue and among Bangladesh’s best-known advocates for human rights; Himanjali Sankar, Edi...
Deutsche Bank to open representative office in Bangladesh

Deutsche Bank to open representative office in Bangladesh

Breaking News, Business
Deutsche Bank is expanding its global network with the launch of its first representative office in Dhaka, Bangladesh. With this new market entry, Deutsche Bank’s regional footprint in Asia will soon span 15 diverse markets. Responding to strong client demand for trade finance support in this fast-growing country, Deutsche Bank will commence operations in Bangladesh shortly. The representative office will focus on supporting multinational corporate clients, predominantly exporters to Bangladesh. The bank has hired Syed Naushad Zaman, previously Deputy Head of the Commerzbank Representative Office in Bangladesh, to lead its business in the country. “We continue to grow and invest in our business in the Asia Pacific,” said Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific and ...
Free advice session for students on higher education in the UK

Free advice session for students on higher education in the UK

Breaking News, Education
Bangladeshi students will get free suggestions to prepare themselves for accessing UK education in a better way. This program will start online in November. Study Group is offering three additional weeks of life and study skills for students starting at thirteen of its International Study Centres and Colleges in January 2023 – through the introduction of an early program start date of 28th November 2022. It will support a successful progression through the illustrious pathway program and into their chosen degree programs. No extra tuition fee will be charged to the students for this arrangement. Students will benefit from an additional three weeks of teaching focused on three key areas: orientation, practical support, and academic and digital skills. Mark Cunnington, Chief Learning E...