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150 doctors demand strengthening tobacco control laws and increasing prices and taxes on tobacco products

150 doctors demand strengthening tobacco control laws and increasing prices and taxes on tobacco products

Breaking News, National
Prominent cancer specialists, along with the 150 doctors from Ahsania Mission Cancer and General Hospital, have urged the government to strengthen tobacco control laws and increase taxes on tobacco products for the sake of public health in a joint statement. The statement, signed by notable experts such as Professor Dr. M. A. Hai, Director of Bangladesh Cancer Society Hospital and Welfare Home; Professor Dr. Golam Mohiuddin Faruque, President of Bangladesh Cancer Society; Professor Dr. Syed Akram Hossain, Senior Consultant of Clinical Oncology and Radiotherapy at Square Hospital; and Professor Dr. A. M. M. Shariful Alam, Senior Consultant and Department Head of Clinical Oncology at Ahsania Mission Cancer and General Hospital. According to the statement, tobacco use is linked to various ...
Oxfam’s Workshop to Prevent Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Oxfam’s Workshop to Prevent Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Breaking News, National
Oxfam in Bangladesh organized a workshop today to prevent money laundering (ML) and combating terrorism financing (TF) in the NGO sector who are working at Cox’s Bazar with the technical support of the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU). The workshop was chaired by Ashis Damle, Country Director of Oxfam in Bangladesh and the Chief Officer of BFIU Md. Masud Biswas participated as chief guest. Chief Guest Masud Biswas said, ‘Terrorist groups are hiding inside the country and abroad easily incite the helpless marginalized people into terrorist activities with the lure of money. Therefore, it is important for NGOs who work with marginalized people to be careful about this. Cox's Bazar is an important border area of the country, which is known as one of the drug smuggling route...
Workshop on ‘Recovery & NPL Management’

Workshop on ‘Recovery & NPL Management’

Breaking News, Business
On May 4, 2024, the National Bank Training Institute hosted a day-long workshop on 'Recovery & NPL Management.' Participants included personnel from the Special Asset Management Division and Branch Managers of NBL. Md. Touhidul Alam Khan, NBL's Managing Director & CEO, graced the event as the chief guest, joined by Deputy Managing Directors Sheikh Aktar Uddin Ahmed and Md. Abdul Matin as special guests. The workshop primarily focused on strategies for recovering defaulted loans in banking institutions.
The youth must come forward as agri-entrepreneurs: Simeen Hussain

The youth must come forward as agri-entrepreneurs: Simeen Hussain

Breaking News, National
The government is extending all-out support to the agri-entrepreneurs and providing with all sorts of stimulus packages, Minister of State for Women and Children Affairs Simeen Hussain (Rimi) MP said on 3 May 2024, in a day-long training program organized for agricultural entrepreneurs at Barun High School located in Kapasia of Gazipur district. She added that young people should take this opportunity to be the agents of change in the transformation of agriculture. United Commercial Bank PLC (UCB) has held this training under the agricultural support scheme, titled 'Bhoroshar Notun Janala', which is being implemented as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project in accordance with the directive of the Bangladesh Bank. State Minister for Women and Child Affairs Simeen Hussain (Ri...