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Grameenphone employees joined hands to support Dakche Abar Desh

Grameenphone employees joined hands to support Dakche Abar Desh

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Over 33,300 families have been financially facilitated with efforts from Grameenphone as a first respondent to the cause "Dakche Abar Desh", a Covid response initiative by BRAC. In addition, Grameenphone employees also stepped forward in solidarity with this cause and contributed individually from their monthly salary on top of GP's contribution. The initiative is a part of a series of Grameenphone's "COVID-19 Response", which plans to tackle the grave impact of the pandemic and help societies, primarily to aid the deeply impacted segment due to lockdown. "Dakche Abar Desh" (translated as "Bangladesh Calls Again") has been one such activity designed to stand beside the vulnerable families living in poverty and surviving on daily wages since the inception of the outbreak. Tech...
BIAC Chairman Mahbubur Rahman reappointed as Arbitrator of CIETAC, China

BIAC Chairman Mahbubur Rahman reappointed as Arbitrator of CIETAC, China

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Mr. Mahbubur Rahman, an eminent businessperson of the country and the founding Chairman of Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) has recently been reappointed as an Arbitrator to continue for another 5 years to the prestigious Panel of Arbitrators of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), a well known arbitral institution in the world. He is the first and only Bangladeshi Arbitrator on the CIETAC Panel since July 2017. BIAC is Bangladesh’s first and only registered ADR institution. Apart from facilitating arbitration and mediation, BIAC also provides training courses and awareness programs on ADR. Since its inception, BIAC has received international recognition by signing Cooperation Agreements with 21 international ADR institutions ...
CGA Bangladesh is providing food assistance affected by the Corona epidemic

CGA Bangladesh is providing food assistance affected by the Corona epidemic

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On 14 August, 2021 the Institute of Certified General Accountants of Bangladesh (CGA Bangladesh) provided food aid to the families affected by the Corona epidemic on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. As part of its humanitarian assistance program, CGA Bangladesh distributes daily necessities to about 200 families on the premises of East Basabo, Kadamtala School and College. Mr. Chitta Ranjan Das, Commissioner, 5th Ward, East Basabo was present as the Chief Guest, Mr. CGA Bangladesh President CGA Zahirul Qayyum, Senior Vice President CGA Abu Naem Mohammad Mr. Yahya Sohail, Chairman, East Basabo School and College and President, Rotary Club of Dhaka Dhaka North East, Md. Saiful Alam, Principal, East Basabo School an...
Specific proposals by eminent persons to amend the tobacco control law

Specific proposals by eminent persons to amend the tobacco control law

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MPs and doctors made specific proposals to amend the tobacco control law. In particular, the negotiators emphasized the need to amend the existing tobacco control law. Barrister Shamim Haider Patwary, MP, Gaibandha-1 and Member, Standing Committee on the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Advocate Syeda Rubina Akhter Mira, MP, Women's Seat-24 and Member, Standing Committee on the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Professor Dr. Pran Gopal Datta, former Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Professor Dr. Sohel Reza Choudhury, Head of Department, Department of Epidemiology and Research, National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute took part in the live discussion program organized by Dhaka Ahsania Mission on the evening of ...
4 more women entrepreneurs received eSheBee and Edinburgh University Research Fellowship

4 more women entrepreneurs received eSheBee and Edinburgh University Research Fellowship

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eSheBee Enterprises, a research organization working for grassroots women entrepreneurship development in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, Scotland had launched Research Entrepreneurs Fellowship. The main goal of the Fellowship is to expand a network of Local Research Assistants (RAs) in rural Bangladesh and increase the capacity of research assistants through pilot projects. Under the fellowship, in the first phase, scholarships are being given to 6 women entrepreneurs from 6 divisions of Bangladesh. In the second phase, scholarships are being given to 4 more women entrepreneurs of Bangladesh. With this, a total of 10 women entrepreneurs got the opportunity of this fellowship. 4 new women entrepreneurs who received fellowships are-Julia Mardi (Rajshahi), Afrin Akther...
‘The role of Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah in the establishment of Dhaka University is evident’- Speakers at the discussion

‘The role of Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah in the establishment of Dhaka University is evident’- Speakers at the discussion

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Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah, a prominent twentieth-century academic, Sufi saint and social reformer, obtained his MA in Philosophy from Calcutta University in 1895. Then for 34 long years, he kept himself engaged in teaching and education service and tried to make the backward people of Bengal interested in education especially in English education. Through his diligent efforts, several educational institutions were established in different parts of Chittagong, Cumilla and Brahmanbaria. From 1914 to 1928 he was a member of the Senate, Syndicate, other important committees and councils of Calcutta University. He was nominated a member of an important sub-committee of the Nathan Committee formed in 1912 to formulate the Dhaka University Scheme. Later, Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah was no...
Sombhabona’s tree planting program

Sombhabona’s tree planting program

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With the aim of planting lakhs of trees across the country Sombhabona's tree planting program has been started. The program started on August 2 with the planting of more than 300 trees in the open space of two shelter projects, Union Parishad and Gopalpur Azgar Ali School in Sujanagar Police Station, Kathalbaria, Mozaitpur village in Pabna district. The tree-planting program on August 2 was attended by the chairman, secretary, potential volunteers and residents of the area concerned. The overall maintenance of the trees will be assisted by the District Forest Department, concerned Union Parishads, local volunteers of Sombhabona Youth for Bangladesh and residents of the concerned areas. In this regard, Ariful Islam, co-founder of Sombhabona, said that as a volunteer, there are som...
Online Orientation on “Gender Policy”

Online Orientation on “Gender Policy”

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On 2 August 2021, staff of various institutions and projects of the Health and WASH sector of Dhaka Ahsania Mission completed the online orientation on the gender policy of the organization. Dr. SM Khalilur Rahman, General Secretary of Dhaka Ahsania Mission and Chairman of Gender Cell of Dhaka Ahsania Mission gave a welcome speech on the objectives of the Orientation Program and Gender Policy. In his welcome address, he said that this orientation is a commendable initiative of the health sector of Dhaka Ahsania Mission. Dhaka Ahsania Mission is always aware of gender and is working for its further development. I believe that today's orientation will take this work further. The orientation program was conducted by Focal Md. Amir Hossain, Co-Focal- Sammia Sakin and Mahfida Dina Rub...
Yunus receives Olympic Laurel at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Yunus receives Olympic Laurel at Tokyo Olympics 2020

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Economist, civil society leader and Nobel Peace Prize awardee Professor Muhammad Yunus became the second recipient of the Olympic Laurel. He officially received the trophy during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on 23 July 2021. The distinction was created by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to honour outstanding individuals for their achievements in education, culture, development and peace through sport. In his acceptance speech Professor Yunus said, “I am honoured and overwhelmed to receive this Olympic Laurel. And so sad I can’t be there with you. The IOC is taking the social dimension of sports very seriously. You, athletes of the world, can provide the leadership in transforming this world and create a world of three zeros: zero net carbon emission, ze...
Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated in Bangladesh

Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated in Bangladesh

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Rezaur Rahman Rizvi The holy Eid-ul-Adha was celebrated across the country on July 21 with due religious solemnity. The main Eid Jamaat was held at Baitul Mukarram Mosque in Dhaka on this day. Besides, Eid prayers have been held locally in every mosque and many Eidgah of the country. At the end of the prayers, prayers are offered in the court of Allah for the welfare of the country and the nation and for protection from the outbreak of Corona virus. At the end of the prayers, the worshipers who bought the animals for sacrifice became busy with the sacrifice. The butcher crisis is seen in many parts of the city as many animals are sacrificed at the same time. For this reason, many people have been seen sacrificing animals even after noon. Besides, according to the custom of som...