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Month: May 2023

Exclusive healthcare convenience for GPStar users at Apollo Imperial Hospitals, Chattogram

Exclusive healthcare convenience for GPStar users at Apollo Imperial Hospitals, Chattogram

Breaking News, Health
Grameenphone has recently signed an agreement with Apollo Imperial Hospitals in Chattogram to provide its GPStar customers in the commercial capital with special healthcare privileges. The agreement signing ceremony took place at the Apollo Imperial Hospital premises on May 22, 2023, further solidifying Grameenphone’s dedication to enhancing the lives of its most prestigious subscriber base. Dr. Ananth Rao, Chief Executive Officer, Apollo Imperial Hospitals, and Samrine Bokhari, Circle Business Head of Grameenphone’s Chattogram Business Circle, formalized the remarkable alliance. Manas Majumder, Head of Business Development, Apollo Imperial Hospitals and other senior officials from both organizations were also present at the ceremony. Following the agreement, GPStar customers can now...
Keep cool amidst the scorching heat with realme GT Master Edition

Keep cool amidst the scorching heat with realme GT Master Edition

Breaking News, Technology
As we walk along the streets for long hours under the scorching heat of summer, the draining feeling of a sweaty discomfort seems to kick in. Adding a few notches to that very discomfort, using mobile phones during such a time can get quite tough – reason being its heating up issue. Using a heated-up smartphone can not only become uncomfortable to hold, but can also give rise to performance issues, like lags, jitters or phone crashes. Hence, realme came up with a solution – GT Master Edition. An overheating smartphone can become a major cause of concern, be it while charging or simply during use. Adding to that, rising temperatures also contribute to heated devices, especially when used in the outdoors. To tackle this very problem, realme had introduced GT Master Edition, equipped with a ...
What kind of tobacco company campaign!

What kind of tobacco company campaign!

Breaking News, Feature
To promote the use of vape and e-cigarettes and to thwart the ongoing amendment of tobacco control law, Voice of Vapers (VoV) and Asia Harm Reduction Alliance recently organized a summit and roundtable in Dhaka on Saturday (27 May 2023). A number of grantees and representatives of the Foundation for Smoke-free World (FSFW), a front organization of multinational tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI), are behind these events. What's frustrating is the participation of representatives of a number of ministries and government bodies including the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) in these events. With a view to realizing the Prime Minister's vision of a tobacco-free Bangladesh, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recently taken the initiative to prepare a d...
SDG Brand Champion Awards 2023: Bonayan triumphs as the SDG Brand Champion in Climate & Environment

SDG Brand Champion Awards 2023: Bonayan triumphs as the SDG Brand Champion in Climate & Environment

Breaking News, National
Bonayan has been honored with the prestigious SDG Brand Champion Award in Climate & Environment category at the SDG Brand Champion Awards 2023 for its impactful nationwide afforestation initiative. It is also the largest private sector-driven afforestation program in the country. A total of 24 initiatives were celebrated at the gala night, with 11 winners and 13 honorable mentions. The event took place on May 26, 2023, at the Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden. The accolade was received by Mr. Golam Mainuddin, alongside him, Mr. Jorge Luis Macedo, Mr. Ahmed Raihan Ahsanullah, and Mr. Sazzad Hossain on behalf of Bonayan. Bonayan started in 1980, responding to the call for mass plantation from the Forest Department of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Since the...
MoU signing between UIU and AIUB for Research Collaboration

MoU signing between UIU and AIUB for Research Collaboration

Breaking News, Education
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between United International University (UIU) and American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) for research collaboration yesterday at UIU Campus, United City, Madani Avenue, Dhaka- 1212. Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman, Vice Chancellor (In-Charge), American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) was present as the Chief Guest in the ceremony. Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Kashem Mia, Vice Chancellor (In-Charge), United International University (UIU) was present as the Special Guest. Prof. Dr. M. Rezwan Khan, Executive Director of IAR & Former VC of UIU presided over the ceremony. Vice Chancellor of UIU and Vice Chancellor of AIUB signed the MoU on behalf of their respective universities. Prof. Dr. Raqibul Mostafa, Dean, School of Science...
Bangladesh E-Commerce Summit 2023 hosted by Bangladesh Brand Forum Concludes Successfully

Bangladesh E-Commerce Summit 2023 hosted by Bangladesh Brand Forum Concludes Successfully

Breaking News, National
Bangladesh Brand Forum hosted the second edition of Daraz presents Bangladesh E-Commerce Summit 2023 powered by E-commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-Cab), in collaboration with Aspire to Innovate (a2i), in association with Mastercard, The Daily Star, and Women & e-Commerce (WE) at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden on May 28, 2023. The day-long summit brought together industry professionals, decision-makers, and thought leaders from the e-commerce sector to discuss and share insights on the profoundly emerging e-commerce industry in Bangladesh. Themed "Reinventing E-Commerce for the Modern Era," the summit aimed to unleash the hidden potential of the e-commerce industry in Bangladesh. It provided a platform for important players in the sector to address crucial concerns and collabor...
Bahria University, winner of City Bank-BIAC International Inter University Arbitration Contest 2022

Bahria University, winner of City Bank-BIAC International Inter University Arbitration Contest 2022

Breaking News, National
Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) organised the City Bank-BIAC International Inter University Arbitration Contest 2022 for university level students with an objective to provide the students of Law an opportunity to acquire practical knowledge on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and develop articulation skills in this field. The Contest, has been held for the third consecutive year. The City Bank was the Title Sponsor of this Contest and International and National Arbitrators served as Judge Arbitrators. The eight leading National and International universities who participated in this Contest are: Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan, Kathmandu University School of Law, Nepal  Bhuiyan Academy, North South University (NSU), London College of Legal Studies (LCLS) S...
IFIC Bank’s Khagrachari Branch got inaugurated

IFIC Bank’s Khagrachari Branch got inaugurated

Breaking News, Business
IFIC Bank's new branch has been opened at Khagrachari district with the aim of including people from every part of the country into the largest banking network with the largest number of branches and uposhkhas. Now, the number of branches and uposhakhas of IFIC Bank reached the number of 1268 including this branch. On 23rd May, 2023 (Thursday), Honorable Member of Parliament of Parbatya Khagrachari, Mr. Kujendra Lal Tripura has inaugurated the branch at Narikel bagan road in Kotwali Police Station of Khagrachari District. Mr. Jiten Barua, President of press club was present as the special guest on this occasion. IFIC Bank’s Agrabad branch manager Iqbal Parvez Chowdhury, respected customers, prominent businessmen and dignitaries of the area were also present on the occasion.
Reducing spatial inequality in WASH budget allocation needs priority in the upcoming National Budget 2023-24

Reducing spatial inequality in WASH budget allocation needs priority in the upcoming National Budget 2023-24

Breaking News, National
At a joint press conference held by WaterAid, PPRC, UNICEF, FANSA, BAWIN, FSM Network, Sanitation and Water for All, and End Water Poverty, WASH Alliance International and MHM Platform, speakers shared the need for allocation of funds for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) focusing on spatial inequalities in the upcoming national budget for the fiscal year 2023-24. Eminent economist and Chairman PPRC - Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman at his keynote speech on behalf of WASH sector stakeholders highlighted, “spatial inequality and community engagement should get priority in ADP Allocation in the WASH sector for the upcoming fiscal year. He stressed focusing two key dimensions – the underserved areas, including chars, climate vulnerable areas, haors, and hilly regions, and the intra-urban ine...
Rupali Chowdhury named CIP once again

Rupali Chowdhury named CIP once again

Breaking News, Feature
Rupali Haque Chowdhury, Managing Director of Berger Paints Bangladesh Ltd (BPBL), has been prestigiously recognized as a Commercially Important Person (CIP) (Industry) by the Government. She has received this for her commendable leadership as the President of FICCI for the year 2021. The accolade celebrates the remarkable performance and invaluable contributions of industry pioneers, who have played a significant role in the nation's economic growth. The grand ceremony, held at the InterContinental Dhaka on recently, witnessed the presentation of the award to Rupali Chowdhury by Dr. Muhammad Abdur Razzaque MP, the Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture. The event was graced by Dr. Muhammad Abdur Razzaque MP, the Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, who attended as the Chief Guest. Nu...