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Vitamin-Fortified Safe Edible Oil A Must for Public Health: Speakers at Journalists’ Workshop

Vitamin-Fortified Safe Edible Oil A Must for Public Health: Speakers at Journalists’ Workshop

Breaking News, National
Ensuring the access to vitamin-fortified safe edible oil for all is a must to safeguard public health. According to the National Micronutrient Survey 2011-12, every one out of five pre-school aged children suffers from Vitamin 'A' deficiency while every two out of five children suffer from Vitamin 'D' deficiency. In order to deal with the precarious situation, the government has already formulated and implemented the Vitamin  'A' Fortification in Edible Oil Act. However, bulk edible oil marketed in drums is still working as a hindrance to ensuring the proper implementation of the law. Panelists have shared these views today at a two-day workshop for journalists titled "Safe Vitamin Fortified Edible Oil for All: Progress, Challenges, and Way Forward", held at the BMA Bhaban in Dhaka on 23-2...
NUB Drives Environmental and Health Awareness in Cox’s Bazar

NUB Drives Environmental and Health Awareness in Cox’s Bazar

Breaking News, Education
The Department of Public Health at Northern University Bangladesh (NUB) made a significant impact in Cox's Bazar this week, promoting environmental safety, EPI vaccination, and climate action awareness. From January 20-22, students engaged in intensive community campaigns, educating residents about proper sanitation, vaccination importance, and tree planting as a symbol of environmental commitment. They also gathered crucial data on climate change perceptions within the community. NUB's initiative aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically targeting climate action and public health. Their dedication to educating and empowering local communities showcases their commitment to a healthier and more sustainable future for Cox's Bazar.
English Olympiad held at UIU

English Olympiad held at UIU

Breaking News, Education
The Grand Finale & Prize Giving Ceremony of the English Olympiad 2024 was held at the UIU Campus yesterday. Prof. Dr. Md. AbulKashem Mia, Vice Chancellor of UIU was present as the Chief Guest in the Prize Giving Ceremony. Mr. Syed Ismail, Country Director, Archroma, S M Arifuzzaman, Professor & Head, School of Business of the Canadian University of Bangladesh, Col (Retd) Abu NaserMdToha, Principal at Leaders’ School & College, Chattogram, TanvirShahriarRimon, Executive Director & CEO, Real Estate & Sea Fishing at Rancon, Mr. Abu Sadat, Director (PR)ofUIU and Mr. Zia Uddin Mahmood, COO, Creative Business Group were present as Guest of Honorsin the ceremony. The Olympiad is led by Mohammad Aman Ullah, Founder and CEO of English Olympiad. More than 800 students from ...
Daffodil International University celebrates 22nd Founding Anniversary

Daffodil International University celebrates 22nd Founding Anniversary

Breaking News, Education
22nd Founding Anniversary of Daffodil International University was observed with day long gala events with great enthusiasm and in a colorful manner & festive mood at university campus at Birulia, Savar, Dhaka. To mark the Founding Anniversary day long programs included Colorful Rally, Cake Cutting, Discussion, Forming Human Logo, Games & Sports, Fun Events and dance performance by the university students based on the theme song of the university. On the occasion of the event, the campus of the university was decorated in vernal decorations. Ignoring the heavy fog of winter, 22,000 students, teachers and officials dressed up in colorful costumes and gathered at the university campus at 9 am. Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University was p...
Apollo Clinic now in Dhaka

Apollo Clinic now in Dhaka

Breaking News, Health
India’s renowned hospital chain brand Apollo joins hands with the country’s pioneer healthcare brand JMI for ensuring access to world class treatment for patients in Bangladesh. JMI Group will establish and operate Apollo Clinic in Dhaka. A license agreement has been signed in this regard between JMI Specialized Hospital Limited and Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited. JMI Group Founding Managing Director and Chairman of JMI Specialized Hospital Limited Mr. Md. Abdur Razzaq and Head of Franchise Business at Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited Mr. Tarun Gulati has signed the license agreement in a signing ceremony held at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon on Tuesday (23 January, 2024) afternoon. JMI Specialized Hospital is a subsidiary of one of the JMI Group’s sister concern and publicly...
The government has given utmost priority to the cyber security of the land service system

The government has given utmost priority to the cyber security of the land service system

Breaking News, National
Land Minister Narayon Chandra Chanda stated that the government is placing the utmost priority to cyber security of land service system while concurrently simplifying land services. The minister said this while addressing a project briefing meeting of the Ministry of Land as the chief guest at the meeting room on the second floor of Bhumi Bhaban in the capital. Land Secretary Md Khalilur Rahman chaired the meeting. Among others, the Chairman of the Land Appeal Board AKM Shamimul Haque, Chairman of the Land Reform Board Md. Abdus Sabur Mondal, Director General of Land Record and Survey Department Anis Mahmud, Additional Secretary (Development) of the Ministry of Land Md. Ziauddin Ahmed, Project Directors of all the projects and other officials concerned of the ministry and projects were ...
Saber Hossain Chowdhury has promised to support strengthening the tobacco control law

Saber Hossain Chowdhury has promised to support strengthening the tobacco control law

Breaking News, National
In a meeting with a delegation from the Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Saber Hossain Chowdhury, declared a commitment to addressing the environmental impact of cigarette waste. The minister asserted that a thorough analysis of the effects of cigarette waste on the environment would be conducted, and necessary measures would be implemented to mitigate its adverse effects. During the meeting at the Secretariat on January 23, 2024 morning, Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury also expressed his determination to actively contribute to the process of amending laws aimed at strengthening tobacco control measures in the country. Iqbal Masud, director of Dhaka Ahsania Mission Health & Wash Sector, conveyed floral wishes and greetings to the minister, ...
To facilitate farmers in gathering their produce and ensuring fair crop prices introducing The very first Procurement Hub

To facilitate farmers in gathering their produce and ensuring fair crop prices introducing The very first Procurement Hub

Breaking News, National
iFarmer has inaugurated their first Procurement Hub to facilitate farmers by collecting their produce and ensuring fair crop prices. The inaugural event took place today in the Birganj area of Dinajpur district. During the post-harvest period in Bangladesh, farmers face various obstacles in selling their crops. Farmers are forced to sell their hard-earned crops at a nominal price to avoid the risk of the harvest getting rotten if the buyer refuses to purchase them later. Now, farmers can conveniently sell their crops to iFarmer's Procurement Hub without worrying about incurring losses. The hub has storage facilities of around 20,000 tons. It is located in the middle of the local markets where farmers can easily reach. The procurement hub will ensure farmers make more profit by elimin...
Diabetics patients have ways to fast safely: ACEDB

Diabetics patients have ways to fast safely: ACEDB

Breaking News, Health
Modern medical methods have made fasting easy and safe. By following some rules, diabetics patient can fast easily. On Friday (January 19, 2024) Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and Diabetologists of Bangladesh (ACEDB) informed this info in an event organized at National Press Club. The event was organized on the occasion of Dia-Ramadan Awareness Month program announced by ACEDB for the month of Rajab. In addition to the month-long program of the organization, some programs were highlighted to safely observe the fasting of diabetic patients. According to ACEDB, fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. So, fasting is a must for every adult Muslim. Research has shown that about 80 percent of diabetic patients in Bangladesh maintain fast. According to a statistic, around 50 mil...
Bowler’s Hunt by University of Scholars and Rangpur Riders

Bowler’s Hunt by University of Scholars and Rangpur Riders

Breaking News, Education
One of the private universities of Bangladesh, University of Scholars and Rangpur Riders have jointly taken the initiative to find new bowling talent. This initiative called Bowlers Hunt has started from the current BPL. Through this hunt, five students of the University of Scholars will get an opportunity to bowl at the nets of Rangpur Riders. 30 students participated in this campaign held on January 14 and 15 at Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. Five of them were elected. Selected students will get bowling tips from the professional cricketers of Rangpur Riders and get a chance to bowl with them. In this context, the Vice Chairman of the University of Scholars. Ariful Haque Sohan said, we want to encourage students not only in studies but also in sports. Through this hunt we want to inc...