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Polash Moni Das to Direct Four Dramas for Eid Celebrations

Polash Moni Das to Direct Four Dramas for Eid Celebrations

Breaking News, Entertainment
Just as viewers have an increased demand for good dramas during Eid, directors also strive to present stories that are different. Keeping in mind the audience's expectations, Polash Moni Das tries to highlight these aspects in his direction. Therefore, for the upcoming Eid celebration, 3 dramas have been produced, written by Rajib Moni Das and directed by Polash Moni Das. Each of the 3 dramas is arranged with different characters and plots. In contrast to conventional stories, Rajib's dramas tend to be somewhat different. Along with new twists in the stories, they also portray aspects of cultural heritage. The dramas produced for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr are ‘Moner Moto Bou Chai’ (Looking for a Wife of My Choice), ‘Khan Barir Jamai’ (Son-in-Law of the Khan Family), ‘Ailsa’, and ‘Hothat ...
Poor Allocation Contradicts a Rising NCD Death Toll

Poor Allocation Contradicts a Rising NCD Death Toll

Breaking News, Health
Bangladesh is witnessing an alarming surge in deaths attributed to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). However, the budgetary allocation to combat NCDs remains significantly inadequate. Against this backdrop, public health experts have called for increased allocation in this sector in the upcoming FY 2024-25 national budget. Such recommendations were highlighted at a webinar titled "Budgetary Allocation to Combat NCDs: Bangladesh Perspective" held on 6 April 2024 on the occasion of World Health Day. The research and advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) organized the webinar with support from the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI). This year the day will be observed under the theme "My Health, My Right". It was informed at the webinar that NCDs, such as hypertension, ...
UCB Asset Privilege Card launched with special benefits

UCB Asset Privilege Card launched with special benefits

Breaking News, Business
UCB Asset Management Limited, in association with its parent company, United Commercial Bank PLC, has launched a Loyalty Program —UCB Asset Privilege; the first-ever initiative in the investment management industry for specific high-valued investors. UCB Asset Privilege investors will enjoy exceptional convenience while traveling - its esteemed investors will enjoy exclusive visitation privileges at UCB's International and domestic Airport Lounges. The launching ceremony took place by handing over the first Privilege card to one of its valued investors, Mr. Sajal Datta Gupta by Mr. Arif Quadri, Managing Director & CEO of United Commercial Bank PLC. UCB Asset Management's Managing Director & CEO S M Rashedul Hasan was present during this special moment. Mr. ATM Tahmiduzzama...
Essential Drugs Company Ltd. to get insurance services from MetLife

Essential Drugs Company Ltd. to get insurance services from MetLife

Breaking News, Business
Essential Drugs Company Limited (EDCL), a renowned Bangladeshi pharmaceuticals company penned a contract with MetLife to provide insurance facilities to their employees in Bangladesh. As part of this contract, around 4,500 employees of EDCL will receive insurance support for Death & Disability Coverage. The company has chosen MetLife as their employee insurance provider because of the insurer’s customized solutions, faster payment of insurance claims and financial strength. EDCL is a leading producer of various antibiotics and other lifesaving medicines with its state-of-the-art plants in Gopalganj, Manikganj, Khulna, Tangail and Bogra. In Bangladesh, MetLife provides insurance protection to over 300,000 employees and their dependents of more than 900 organizations. In the year 2...
Professor Yunus Visits Social Enterprises in London

Professor Yunus Visits Social Enterprises in London

Breaking News, National
Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus recently concluded a visit to London from March 22 to March 25, 2024, at the invitation of Social Enterprise UK. Social Enterprise UK was founded to create social businesses following the concept developed by Professor Yunus. The visit was marked by engaging discussions, receptions, and meaningful exchanges with various dignitaries and leaders across civil society and government. The visit began with a reception held in honor of Professor Yunus by Social Enterprise UK in London on March 23rd. The event was attended by esteemed dignitaries including Baroness Helena Kennedy, Member of the House of Lords, Lord Victor Adebowale CBE of the Houses of Parliament, and Professor Pamela Gillies, former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow Ca...
ICT industry associations demand tax exemption until 2031

ICT industry associations demand tax exemption until 2031

Breaking News, Technology
Information and communication technology (ICT) sector will play the most important role to implement Smart Bangladesh. For the vision of implementing a Smart Bangladesh, enabling growth of the local software and IT services industry, and increasing foreign currency earnings from this promising sector, it is essential to extend the tax exemption period for the IT sector. The leaders of ICT trade organizations said this at a press conference in a budget reaction on at BASIS Auditorium in Dhaka. Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS), Bangladesh Association of Contact Center & Outsourcing (BACCO), Internet Service Provider Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) and E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (E-CAB) jointly organized t...
United Commercial Bank PLC & Zaytoon Business Solutions LTD forge digital collaboration to empower marginalized communities and foster rural financial development

United Commercial Bank PLC & Zaytoon Business Solutions LTD forge digital collaboration to empower marginalized communities and foster rural financial development

Breaking News, Business
United Commercial Bank PLC (UCB PLC) and Zaytoon Business Solutions have recently announced a transformative digital collaboration aimed at uplifting financial literacy among marginalized communities and driving growth in the rural areas so that people can have access to financial services at a minimal cost, contributing to the vision of a Smart Bangladesh. Mr. Arif Quadri, Managing Director and CEO of UCB, and Mr. Arfan Ali, Chairman of Zaytoon Business Solutions Ltd. signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organization at UCB Corporate Head Office in Dhaka, on 4 April, 2024. Mr. Quadri said, "This collaboration epitomizes our shared vision of a Smart Bangladesh, where digital innovation uplifts financial literacy among marginalized people, contributes to the growth of vi...
Discussion sessions held on death, dying, suffering, and palliative care at the Bandar

Discussion sessions held on death, dying, suffering, and palliative care at the Bandar

Breaking News, National
Discussions on death, dying pain, and palliative care were held by AYAT Education under the 'Compassionate Narayanganj' project. The discussion meeting was held on Sunday (March 24) at 11 am in the premises of North Noadda Community Clinic in Bandar Upazila of Narayanganj. Community Clinic Treasurer Haji Md. Tamiz Uddin presided over community health care provider Manzur Murshed was conducted the meeting and Upazila Social Service Officer Md. Faisal Kabir was the chief guest at the discussion meeting. AYAT Education Project Coordinator Sumit Banik presented the keynote speech on the importance of death, suffering, and Palliative Care. In his speech, he said, 'In our society, it is generally considered an uncomfortable subject to talk about death and dying. However, research shows that o...
DAM Calls for Higher Tobacco Tax in Next Budget

DAM Calls for Higher Tobacco Tax in Next Budget

Breaking News, National
Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) rallied in front of its head office in Dhanmondi on Monday morning, urging for an increase in tobacco tax rates in the upcoming fiscal year 2024-25 budget. This demand aims to safeguard the health of women, children, and youth. Speakers at the event highlighted the critical importance of imposing a higher tax on tobacco products. They emphasized that such a measure could prevent approximately 1 million young individuals from taking up tobacco use and save about 500,000 young lives from premature death. Additionally, it is estimated that enforcing higher taxes could generate an extra revenue of around 10 thousand crore taka. Moreover, it was noted that if the existing tax structure on tobacco products is reformed as recommended in the next budget, cigarette co...
Smart Technologies Employees Receive Award

Smart Technologies Employees Receive Award

Breaking News, Business
The prominent Tech Company, Smart Technologies (BD) Limited, honored its employees for their exceptional contributions to official duties. Recently, during an exclusive event held at Jahir Smart Tower Dhaka, recognition was given to the employees of the smart corporate team. Mohammad Zahirul Islam, Managing Director of Smart Technologies (BD) Limited, S M Mohibul Hasan, Deputy Managing Director of Smart Technologies (BD) Limited, Abu Mostofa Chowdhury Sujon, Director, Software and Enterprise Solutions, Zafor Ahmed, Director, Distribution Business and Muzahid Al Beruni Suzon, Director, Channel Sales, along with other top executives of the organization were present at the event. Mohammad Zahirul Islam, Managing Director of Smart Technologies (BD) Limited stated at the event that, Smart T...