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Month: July 2023

Demand for Speedy Pass of the Revised Tobacco Control Act

Demand for Speedy Pass of the Revised Tobacco Control Act

Breaking News, National
An average of 442 people die every day in Bangladesh due to tobacco use. To prevent this death and to build a tobacco-free Bangladesh by the year of 2040 announced by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, the revised draft of the Tobacco Control Act must be passed very quickly. The longer the amendment of the law is delayed, the more these deaths will continue to increase, and the Prime Minister's vision of a tobacco-free Bangladesh will also be hampered. Speakers expressed this opinion at a press conference on Monday (July 31) at the National Press Club, organized by the Dhaka Ahsania Mission, to demand the speedy passage of the amended Tobacco Control Act. Md. Shariful Islam, Coordinator of Tobacco Control Project read the keynote at the press conference while Iqbal Masud, Director of Health...
ULAB Hosts a Book Talk on “The Great Padma”

ULAB Hosts a Book Talk on “The Great Padma”

Breaking News, Education
The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) recently organized a book talk on the publication, "The Great Padma." Authored by the Architect Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, the event took place on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at the ULAB campus. The engaging discussion featured the editor and author, Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, in conversation with Prof. Shamsad Mortuza, Special Adviser to the ULAB Board of Trustees. The event commenced with the opening remarks by ULAB Vice Chancellor, Prof. Imran Rahman. "The Great Padma" encapsulates a compelling narrative of the majestic river that not only defines the landscape of the Bengal Delta but also profoundly influences the lives and cultures of the people residing alongside it. Architect Kazi Khaleed Ashraf's expertise and deep insights into the subject have ...
Social Business Day 2023 Commences at Malaysia

Social Business Day 2023 Commences at Malaysia

Breaking News, National
Thirteenth Social Business Day 2023, organized by Yunus Centre and Albukhary International University was inaugurated today at Pelangi Beach Resort in Langkawi attended by 600 plus influential global and national leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates, Social Business practitioners, enthusiasts, and change-makers from 31 countries. The picturesque Langkawi Island in Malaysia provides a stunning backdrop for this transformative two-day conference, centered around the theme "War, Peace, and Economics - Future of Human Beings." Social Business Day 2023 brought together renowned visionaries and thought leaders who are committed to making the world a better place through innovative social business practices. The highlight of the inauguration was the keynote address by Professor Muhammad Yunus, th...
FinLab BD awarded the best 3 innovations in the financial sector with crores of taka

FinLab BD awarded the best 3 innovations in the financial sector with crores of taka

Breaking News, National
FinLab BD has awarded three organizations with Tk crore awards for innovative ideas to develop women-friendly solutions to increase institutional participation of women in the country's financial transactions and to protect micro, small, cottage and medium (CMSME) entrepreneurs. FinLab BD is a joint venture between a2i, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and MicroSave Consulting (MSC). The winners of the 'Women's Financial Inclusion Challenge 2022' and the 'CMSME Innovation Challenge 2022' were awarded in a ceremony organized at the auditorium of the Bangabandhu Military Museum in the capital on Monday. Mr. Md. Mezbaul Haque, Executive Director and Spokesperson of Bangladesh Bank, as the Chief Guest, handed over the prizes to the winners. Mr. Ala Uddin Ahmed, Chief Executi...
Sisimpur’s Halum and Tisha together on International Tiger Day

Sisimpur’s Halum and Tisha together on International Tiger Day

Breaking News, Entertainment
International Tiger Day is observed on July 29th every year. For this occasion, UNESCO’s Dhaka Office, IUCN, and The Asia Foundation have come together to support a special new campaign through Sisimpur, the popular children’s program produced by Sesame Workshop Bangladesh. The campaign focuses on creating awareness among children about the importance of tigers, their safety concerns, and the need to preserve tigers in Bangladesh. Titled “Shobar Priyo Bagh, Bagh ra Bhalo Thak', the campaign features an educational and entertaining YouTube original video for children, where the popular Sisimpur character Halum will star alongside the superstar actress Nusrat Imroz Tisha. In the video, Tisha and Halum discuss important aspects related to tigers, including their importance in nature, safet...
ULAB and Climate Strategies publish new research

ULAB and Climate Strategies publish new research

Breaking News, Education
Climate Strategies and the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) in a research published on July 24 concludes that Bangladesh’s climate policies must integrate Just Transitions to build resilience to increasingly severe climate hazards, boost green employment and decrease inequality. Bangladesh is one of the world’s most climate-vulnerable countries and faces a future of rapidly accelerating climate disasters. The country’s GDP is expected to decline by up to 9% due to severe flooding, tropical cyclones are costing the nation an annual economic loss of $1 billion, and water scarcity and rising sea levels may lead to 13.3 million internal migrants over the next 30 years. Just Transitions offer a sustainable solution for Bangladesh, leveraging a low-carbon economy to uplift comm...
Marufa Haque Mouli was honored in the United States

Marufa Haque Mouli was honored in the United States

Breaking News, Feature
Marufa Haque Mouli is a woman entrepreneur. He has been working tirelessly for more than a century for the advancement of women. He has taken himself to unique heights in online business. In the meantime, he has been awarded numerous awards and honors. This time, crossing the country's borders, he has also enlightened himself in the international arena. Molly has been honored with the prestigious award 'Certificate of Excellence Award' from Los Angeles, USA. Recently Bangladesh American Association of Los AngelesOn the last day of the organized Anand Mela program, awards were presented to the best who contributed in different sectors of Bangladesh. Jamkalo was awarded Maulik as a successful woman entrepreneur at the event. The award was presented to him by US Congresswoman Jody Chew....
BASIS-SEIP project: Daylong IT Job Fair, 35 companies offering jobs

BASIS-SEIP project: Daylong IT Job Fair, 35 companies offering jobs

Breaking News, National
BASIS-SEIP organized IT Job Fair, Career Counseling and Certificate distribution program at Daffodil Plaza premises in Dhaka on Monday. Md. Mahfuzul Alam Khan, Joint Secretary, DEPD (Public) was present as the chief guest, Md. Ruhul Amin, Deputy Secretary, AEPD (Private-4) was present as a special guest while BASIS President Russell T. Ahmed presided over the program and BASIS Vice President (Admin) Abu Daud Khan delivered the welcome speech. In the career counseling session, BASIS Senior Vice President Samira Zuberi Himika, Corporate Trainer Don Sumdany, Founder and CEO of Brain Station23, Raisul Kabir addressed the job aspirants. In this fair, 35 companies collect resumes from candidates to fill more than 200 vacancies. The fair started from 10 am till 3 pm. Job aspirants go to ...
realme brings in C53 from its Champion series

realme brings in C53 from its Champion series

Breaking News, Technology
Youth-favorite brand realme has brought in yet another fabulous phone from its Champion series C53, which is expected to disrupt its market segment owing to the several segment-first features including 128GB storage (along with up to 12GB dynamic RAM) and 7.49mm body. It was launched in the Bangladeshi market on 23 July. realme C53 will be a game-changer for this segment. Flaunting a Shiny Champion design, the users can enjoy a seamless smartphone experience by buying this phone at a price of BDT 17,999 only. Inspired by C Series’ strategic upgrades, realme C53 features segment-leading features in charge, storage, and design. With the help of 33W SUPERVOOC charge, users can charge their phone to 50% in just 31 minutes. Compared to its 10W charge predecessor, C33, this device has grea...
JDS Scholarship Holders are Going to Study in Japan for Masters and Ph.D.

JDS Scholarship Holders are Going to Study in Japan for Masters and Ph.D.

Breaking News, Education
A send-off ceremony was arranged for the 22nd JDS (Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship) Master Batch and 6th JDS Ph.D. Batch at the Embassy of Japan on the night of July 19 for a total of 33 scholarship holders. Among them, 30 will do masters and three will do Ph.D. They will leave Dhaka for Japan next August. The JDS project supports human resource development by offering young government employees with scholarships for graduate degrees in top Japanese universities. The project is part of the Grant Aid scheme of JICA that works under a government-to-government framework. The participants in the project are expected to contribute to the socio-economic development of the nation by purposefully engaging in policy formation and execution when they accomplish the pr...