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Day: May 11, 2024

Letter to 296 MPs for tobacco tax and price increase in the budget

Letter to 296 MPs for tobacco tax and price increase in the budget

Breaking News, National
Kazi Rafiqul Alam, President of Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM), has recently written a request letter to 296 MPs to take a role in formulating and implementing a strong tobacco tariff policy for the upcoming 2024-25 fiscal year budget to increase the price of all tobacco products including cigarettes and to build a tobacco-free Bangladesh 2040 as announced by the Hon'ble Prime Minister. In a letter addressed to each Member of Parliament separately, Kazi Rafiqul Alam said, "Since 2009, the current government has carried out massive socio-economic development, as well as tobacco control activities, has been strengthened." Tobacco use has decreased by 18.5 percent in 2017 (relative reduction) as compared to 2009. Although this reduction in tobacco use in a short period is a sign of the govern...
Tahsan to Host ‘Family Feud’ in Bangladesh

Tahsan to Host ‘Family Feud’ in Bangladesh

Breaking News, Entertainment
Bongo, the leading OTT platform in Bangladesh, is set to bring the internationally acclaimed American television game show "Family Feud" to Bangladesh! This is the first time the popular family show, which has seen multiple regional adaptations in over 50 international markets, will be introduced to the Bangladeshi audience. In this riveting game show, two families go head-to-head, attempting to guess the answers to survey questions asked to 100 people. The objective is to guess the most popular responses. Points are awarded based on the popularity of the answers. The first team to accumulate 300 points wins the game and earns the opportunity to play the bonus round, known as "Fast Money". In Bangladesh, the show will be hosted by celebrity musician and actor Tahsan Rahman Khan, further...
ISD Fair to Build Community Bonds

ISD Fair to Build Community Bonds

Breaking News, Education
Celebrating the true sense of belonging within our school and the wider community, International School Dhaka-ISD is back with its colorful ISD Fair 2024. This fun-filled whole-day event held at the school campus on May 11, 2024, was open to everyone to enjoy. It was an excellent opportunity to build long lasting connections within the immediate school community as well as the wider community. The Zimbabwe National Cricket Team joined the event and engaged in a range of activities with students, parents and ISD staff. All guests enjoyed the amazing lineup of stalls from delectable dishes to handmade crafts. To conclude the event on a high note, renowned musician Shawon Gaanwala and his team presented a captivating band performance, playing for the cheering crowd! Unimart was the T...
Once again BASIS President Russell T. Ahmed

Once again BASIS President Russell T. Ahmed

Breaking News, Business
The Executive Council 2024-2026 of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) has been formed with the determination to achieve self-sufficiency in indigenous software in implementing Smart Bangladesh. Team Creative CEO Russell T. Ahmed elected president for the second term in the absolute victory of 8 members of 'One Team' in the executive council of 11 members and M Rashidul Hasan, Managing Director of Systech Digital Limited, elected as Senior Vice President. Syed Mohammad Kamal, Country Manager of MasterCard Singapore Holding Pte. Ltd., elected Vice President (Admin) and Iqbal Ahmed Fakhrul Hasan, Managing Director of Divine IT, elected Vice President (Finance). Besides, the newly elected Director of BASIS is Md. Mostafizur Rahaman Sohel, Managing Directo...
NBL holds Discussion Meeting with the Branch Managers of Chattogram Region

NBL holds Discussion Meeting with the Branch Managers of Chattogram Region

Breaking News, Business
A discussion meeting took place at the Regional Office Chattogram of National Bank Limited on Saturday, May 11, 2024, bringing together all branch managers from the Chattogram Region. Alhaj Khalilur Rahman, Chairman of National Bank graced the occasion as the chief guest. Joining him were Vice Chairman Professor Md. Helal Uddin Nizami and Directors namely, Moazzam Hossain, Md Reazul Karim, Ersham Mahmud, Professor A K M Tafzal Haque, and Dr. Ratna Datta. Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Md. Touhidul Alam Khan and Deputy Managing Directors Sheikh Akhter Uddin Ahmed and Md. Abdul Matin were also in attendance. During the meeting, Chairman Alhaj Khalilur Rahman, representing the new Board of Directors, encouraged all employees to approach their duties with renewed dedication...
Polash Moni Das gets TRUB Award

Polash Moni Das gets TRUB Award

Breaking News, Entertainment
Polash Moni Das has got Television Reporters Unity of Bangladesh (TRUB) Award-2024 in the best director category. The award ceremony was held at the Ballroom of hotel InterContinental Dhaka in the capital’s Shahbagh area on Wednesday. Minister for Land Narayan Chandra Chanda graced the occasion as the chief guest while former shipping minister Shajahan Khan inaugurated the ceremony. Polash Moni Das is a playwright and director. He started his media career as a stage artiste. Since 2009, he has been directing drama for television drams. Regarding the award, Polash Moni Das said, “It is always nice to get award. Any recognition at work increases responsibility towards the work. Please keep me in your prayers so that I can present more quality plays to the audience in the coming days.”...