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The British Council to host ‘Khatak: Unveiling the Story of an Unknown Giant’- documentary premiere and ‘Rays of Hope’ exhibition

The British Council to host ‘Khatak: Unveiling the Story of an Unknown Giant’- documentary premiere and ‘Rays of Hope’ exhibition

Breaking News, Education
The premiere of the documentary on sawfish, "Khatak: The Story of an Unknown Giant," and the inauguration of a three-day-long exhibition titled "Rays of Hope," celebrating the marine megafauna of the Bay of Bengal by Bengal Elasmo Lab, University of Dhaka, is set to take place on Thursday, 18 July 2024, at 4 PM at the British Council premises in Dhaka. As part of the knowledge dissemination of evidence-based studies, Bengal Elasmo Lab, in collaboration with the British Council, urges everyone, especially youth, to come, learn about and help protect marine ecosystems and species while building community resilience. Alifa Bintha Haque, the Founder of Bengal Elasmo Lab and an Associate Professor for the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, is the British Council's Study UK Alumni...
Toffee Premiers Original Web Series ‘Roilo Baki Dosh’

Toffee Premiers Original Web Series ‘Roilo Baki Dosh’

Breaking News, Entertainment
Toffee, the country’s largest digital entertainment platform, has premiered its latest original web series, ‘Roilo Baki Dosh’, a thrilling murder-mystery that promises to captivate audiences with its intense storyline and stellar cast. ‘Roilo Baki Dosh’ offers viewers a gripping narrative that explores the depths of suspense. The web series has been directed by Masud Zakaria Sabin based on the screenplay written by Shahzada Shahid. The 10-episode series stars renowned actors FS Nayeem, Orchita Sporshia, Ziaul Roshan, and Shatabdi Wadud, whose performances bring the complex characters to life. With a combination of suspenseful twists and high-stake drama, ‘Roilo Baki Dosh’ is set to become a must-watch sensation. This premium content on Toffee is accessible to viewers across all mobile ne...
BASIS Launches BASIS America Desk to Expand Bilateral Business in ICT

BASIS Launches BASIS America Desk to Expand Bilateral Business in ICT

Breaking News, Business
Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) has launched BASIS America desk to facilitate and strengthen ICT business collaborations between Bangladeshi ICT and software companies and their counterparts of the United States of America. In this connection, a launching ceremony was held on Sunday at a city hotel in the capital. at the ceremony, Salman F Rahman, and the Private Industry and Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister, was present as the chief guest while Peter D. Haas, U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh, was present as guest of Honor at the ceremony. Additionally, the event was attended by officials from various embassies in Bangladesh, former presidents of BASIS, members of the BASIS executive committee, BASIS members, and senior o...
Monash Foundation orientation at UCB

Monash Foundation orientation at UCB

Breaking News, Business
Orientation session for the Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) program’s 9th intake was held by Universal College Bangladesh (UCB) on July 14, 2024. This has been the second batch of 2024 after the successful orientation of the first intake in January, 2024. The orientation gave students and their parents a thorough introduction to the world-famous MUFY program and introduced them to international standards of teaching and learning applied by Monash and UCB. Alongside the student orientation, there was also a dedicated parent orientation to explain the various MUFY program options and explain how students who complete MUFY can study at Monash and a range of world class universities. On behalf of UCB, Prof. Muhammad Ismail Hossain, Dean of Academic Affairs; and Prof. Hew Gill, P...
Goofi and Pupil School Bus Partnered to Teach Children about Personal and Road Safety

Goofi and Pupil School Bus Partnered to Teach Children about Personal and Road Safety

Breaking News, Feature
Children in Bangladesh are facing serious safety threats from accidents on roads and injuries at home. Every year, 14,000 children die from drowning, and 7,000 from accidents on their way to school. To deal with these problems, Goofi, a top brand for children’s education from Light of Hope, and Pupil School Bus, a company providing safe school transportation, are joining forces for three years to promote personal and road safety for children. This partnership brings together the knowledge and resources of both organizations to address safety issues that children in Bangladesh are facing. The partnership agreement was signed on July 13th at Light of Hope’s Office in Dhanmondi by Waliullah Bhuiyan, Founder & CEO of Light of Hope, and Md. Abdur Rashid Sohag, Founder & CEO of Pupil Sc...
Saber Chowdhury meets UN Deputy Secretary General in UNHQ

Saber Chowdhury meets UN Deputy Secretary General in UNHQ

Breaking News, National
Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury Minister Chowdhury called upon the United Nations to be more responsive to the needs of the developing countries, especially the most vulnerable ones in addressing those challenges. He said for Bangladesh, issues like sea level rise, salinity intrusion and glacial melt are matters of survival. Time is running out. That’s what science tells us. Minister for Environment said this during his meeting with Amina J Muhammad, the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations at a bilateral meeting held at the UN Headquarters in New York today. The Deputy Secretary-General acknowledged Bangladesh’s significant progress under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in achieving the global goals, particularly in th...
Dettol partnered with ToguMogu Parenting App to promote better health for new mothers and children

Dettol partnered with ToguMogu Parenting App to promote better health for new mothers and children

Breaking News, Business
Dettol has partnered with ToguMogu Parenting App to promote better health for new mothers and children. Dettol, the leading household name in Bangladesh, recently announced its partnership with ToguMogu, the largest Bangladeshi parenting app. Yesterday, the signing ceremony took place at Reckitt's corporate office in Gulshan. This collaboration aims to leverage the strengths of both organizations to provide essential health information, resources, and products to new parents, ensuring a healthier start for families across Bangladesh. Under the partnership, a new initiative for pregnant and newborn mothers called ‘New Mom Academy’ will be launched. New Mom Academy is a platform that will help pregnant and newborn mothers with essential health information, hygiene, mental health, and well...
Light of Hope and Lily Charities partnered to establish school libraries for underprivileged children

Light of Hope and Lily Charities partnered to establish school libraries for underprivileged children

Breaking News, Feature
A school library plays a crucial role in encouraging lifelong learning and supporting students' academic success. It improves children's access to books and educational resources, fosters a love for reading, and nurtures future leaders. Lily Charities, a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping underprivileged children in Bangladesh, has partnered with Light of Hope to establish school libraries. This collaboration aims to enhance reading skills, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and moral values among underprivileged primary school children, with the mission of equipping them with foundational future skills. Through strategic partnerships such as the one with Lily Charities, Light of Hope aims to reach all 100,000 primary schools in Bangladesh. The Porua progra...
Infinix announces 3K discount on Note 30 Pro

Infinix announces 3K discount on Note 30 Pro

Breaking News, Technology
Trendy tech brand Infinix announced a special discount offer on the Infinix Note 30 Pro, designed specifically to empower the youth to get more for less. Starting this month, young consumers can purchase the 8GB+256GB variant of this game-changing smartphone for just BDT 21,999, down from its previous price of BDT 24,999. This represents a significant saving of BDT 3,000, making it easier than ever for the youth to stay connected, productive, and entertained. The Infinix Note 30 Pro, which first launched in July 2023, became a favorite among young users for its revolutionary charging solution, the All-Round Fast-Charge. This smartphone is engineered to keep up with the fast-paced lives of today's youth, offering exceptional charging capabilities, smart technology, and an unparalleled...
Display of Tobacco and Alcohol in OTT Endangers Teenagers

Display of Tobacco and Alcohol in OTT Endangers Teenagers

Breaking News, National
A recent study by MANAS has revealed alarming statistics about the portrayal of smoking and drug use in OTT platforms. Out of 60 dramas and movies analyzed, 28 heroes, 14 heroines, and 8 villains featured smoking and drug use scenes. Notably, the Bengali movie "Toofan" displayed smoking scenes over 60 times through its main characters. This trend blatantly violates the Smoking and Tobacco Control Act and the National Broadcasting Code, posing a significant threat to the nation's youth. Experts raised these concerns at a workshop titled "Necessity and Reality of OTT Policy to Protect Public Health," held today at the Biliya Center in Dhanmondi. The workshop featured notable speakers including Prof. Dr. Arupratan Choudhury, Heroic Freedom Fighter and founder president of MANAS; public hea...