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Day: June 11, 2024

National Bank Launches Bangla QR Code Services

National Bank Launches Bangla QR Code Services

Breaking News, Business
National Bank Limited officially launched the Bangla QR services at its head office on June 11, 2024. The "Bangla QR Acquiring and Bangla QR Issuing" launching program was officially inaugurated by Md. Touhidul Alam Khan, Managing Director & CEO of the bank as chief guest. Present at the event were Deputy Managing Directors of the Bank namely, Syed Rois Uddin, Sheikh Akhter Uddin Ahmed, Imran Ahmed, Md. Abdul Matin along with Osman Haider, Director and Zubair Ahmed, CSO from ITCL, and other senior officials from both organizations. With this launch, National Bank customers will be able to easily make purchases using Bangla QR through NBL Apps. Additionally, customers of other banks can also shop safely using the Bangla QR code at various merchant points acquired by National Bank Lim...
BPCCI President Humayun Rashid calls on Philippine Ambassador to Bangladesh

BPCCI President Humayun Rashid calls on Philippine Ambassador to Bangladesh

Breaking News, Business
The newly elected President of Bangladesh Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BPCCI), Humayun Rashid along with Vice President Imran Ahmed has recently called on His Excellency Leo Tito L. Ausan, Jr, the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Bangladesh. The insightful meeting took place at the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Bangladesh on Monday and lasted for approximately one hour. During the meeting, on behalf of the newly elected committee, Humayun Rashid and Imran Ahmed met the Philippine Ambassador to Bangladesh and exchanged ideas on effective trade strategies, explored promising business opportunities, and discussed potential challenges that may arise. The BPCCI President and Vice President also presented their organization’s goals for the year...
TOAB demands continuation of existing VAT exemption

TOAB demands continuation of existing VAT exemption

Breaking News, National
The Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh (TOAB) today called for the continuation of the existing VAT exemption on tour operator services, which is planned to be withdrawn in the proposed national budget announced on June 6. TOAB came up with the demand at a press conference held at the Nasrul Hamid Auditorium, Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU). In this context, TOAB President Md. Rafeuzzaman, also the chairman of the FBBCI Travel, Tour and Hospitality Standing Committee, demanded the continuation of the existing VAT benefits for tour operators to further develop the tourism industry. Rafeuzzaman said VAT is provided while renting a hotel room, purchasing a transport ticket, paying a meal bill at a restaurant, and purchasing tickets for various tourist attractions and amusement parks. I...
Call for ensuring trans-fat-free safe food- Speakers at World Food Safety Day Webinar

Call for ensuring trans-fat-free safe food- Speakers at World Food Safety Day Webinar

Breaking News, Health
Excessive amount of trans fat in food is increasing the prevalence of heart diseases and various other non-communicable diseases along with the overall fatality risk in Bangladesh. Safe food must be ensured by controlling trans fat levels in food to protect public health. The government has passed the "Controlling Trans-Fatty Acid in Foodstuffs Regulation 2021" to curb the use of trans fats in food. However, not much progress has been noticed in terms of its implementation. Comprehensive implementation of the regulations is required to reduce the risk of trans-fat-induced heart diseases. Speakers highlighted this information at a webinar titled "Implementation of Trans Fatty Acid Control Regulations: Progress and Way Forward", organized by research and advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowled...
UIU Team 3rd Place in Asia at CanSat Competition 2024

UIU Team 3rd Place in Asia at CanSat Competition 2024

Breaking News, Education
The UIU ASTRO team from United International University (UIU) won 3rd place in Asia and 11th place in the world at the CanSat Competition 2024 organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS). The competition was held on June 6-9, 2024 in Virginia, USA. The Competition was sponsored by NASA, US Naval Research Lab (NRL), Siemens among others. CanSat is an annual student design-build-launch competition for space-related topics that involves designing a satellite capsule (container and probe). This satellite needs to be launched and deployed at a height of about 670 to 725 meters, and demonstrate successful deployment and landing sequences till the probe lands successfully. A total of 80 teams (5 from Bangladesh) participated in the first round out of which 31 teams (20 teams outsi...
Xiaomi Launches Redmi 13: Gateway to Style and Performance

Xiaomi Launches Redmi 13: Gateway to Style and Performance

Breaking News, Feature
Xiaomi has officially launched the highly anticipated Redmi 13, designed for young, trendy, and cool individuals ready to make their mark on the world. With its innovative features, stylish design, and powerful performance, the Redmi 13 truly tagline "Style banai, Dunia kapai," setting a new standard for smartphones aimed at trendsetters. The Redmi 13 is not just a phone; it's a statement. Imagine capturing your precious moments with a powerful 108MP super-clear main camera, ensuring every shot is a masterpiece. Whether you're an influencer, a content creator, or just someone who loves to share their life with the world, the 3x in-sensor lossless zoom will give you stunning clarity every time. Even in low-light conditions, the rear camera shines, producing ultra-clear night photos and v...