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Daraz set to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022

Daraz set to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022

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Daraz Bangladesh, the country’s largest online marketplace, is gearing up to observe International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022. On this occasion, Daraz will be launching exciting offers which will run till 12 March 2022. Also, to celebrate this day, Daraz will be joining the Women’s Day theme “Break the Bias” by changing the entire theme of Daraz app and website to purple - the color of justice and dignity. During the Women’s Day Campaign, customers vising Daraz app and website will be able to find product deals with up to 70% discount along with voucher discounts up to BDT 6,500. Also, Daraz customers making transactions through Bkash can avail of 15% cashback up to BDT 100. Apart from these, brands like Freedom, Parachute, and Trendz are partnering with this special occasion and o...
MPs demand two tire cigarette price and increasing tobacco taxes

MPs demand two tire cigarette price and increasing tobacco taxes

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Members of parliament demanded the introduction of a specific tax system instead of ad-valorem and increase in prices of all tobacco products, reduction of the existing price tire of cigarettes from 4 to 2 and increase in taxes and prices of low tire cigarettes to protect public health. These issues came up during a discussion on 'Increasing tax on tobacco products in the national budget for the fiscal year 2022-23' at a virtual discussion meeting of the 'Bangladesh Parliamentary Forum for Health and Wellbeing' on Thursday, 24th February 2022. In the meeting, Aparajita Haque MP said, 'The current tax structure on tobacco products is very complex. There is not much profit due to the ad-valorem tax system and 4 price tires of cigarettes. We need to come up with a specific tax system. ...
Dettol & Harpic ensuring hygiene protection during Ekushey Book Fair

Dettol & Harpic ensuring hygiene protection during Ekushey Book Fair

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Ekushey Book Fair is to commemorate the historic language movement of 21 February 1952 for the establishment of Bangla as the mother language. February 1st usually marks the beginning of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair as a tradition, but this year the book fair started on February 15th due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic threats. The decision was taken, prioritizing the people's health safety, and applauding this decision, the world's leading hygiene brands Dettol and Harpic have come forward as the book fair's hygiene partners. In her speech at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2022 inauguration, Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated her call to further enrich cultural practices across the country. She also requested everyone to adhere to the health safety guidelines. Hon'ble...
If tobacco tax is increased, additional revenue of Tk 9,200 crore will be collected

If tobacco tax is increased, additional revenue of Tk 9,200 crore will be collected

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  ‘The current tobacco tax structure is extremely complex which is a major obstacle in the way of discouraging tobacco use. And for that, we have to simplify this tax structure. In that sense, it is possible to reduce tobacco use by increasing tobacco taxes in an effective way"- The speakers expressed their views in a virtual exchange meeting with the members of the Executive Committee of the Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) organized by the Dhaka Ahsania Mission on 15 February on the issue of the tobacco tax. The meeting was presided over by Shafiqul Alam, vice-president of Economic Reports Forum. Iqbal Masud, Director, Health and Wash Sector, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Md. Mostafizur Rahman, Former Chairman, Bangladesh Chemical Industry Corporation (BCIC) and Lead Policy Adviser...
Demand to ban smoking zones for making public places 100% smoke free

Demand to ban smoking zones for making public places 100% smoke free

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  Journalists and dignitaries have demanded that the law must be amended to make all public places, including restaurants and tourist areas, 100% smoke-free. The demand was made at a virtual meeting on January 25. The meeting was attended by members of the Executive Committee of Aviation and Tourism Journalists Forum of Bangladesh (ATJFB), officials of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Bangladesh and the tobacco control project of Dhaka Ahsania Mission. Md. Mukhlesur Rahman, Assistant Director, Health Sector, Dhaka Ahsania Mission delivered the welcome address at the meeting presided over by ATJFB President and ATN Bangla News Editor Nadira Kiron. Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Bangladesh's Lead Policy Advisor Md. Mostafizur Rahman and Tanzim Anwar, General Secretary of ATJFB a...
MPs recommend concerned ministries to amend TC law and increase taxes

MPs recommend concerned ministries to amend TC law and increase taxes

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Representatives of the 'Bangladesh Parliamentary Forum for Health and Wellbeing' (BPFHW) have recommended the concerned ministries and directorates to accelerate the amendment of the existing Tobacco Control Act and increase of tax and price of tobacco products. On Tuesday, January 04, 2022, the forum expressed their suggestions during a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance, and the National Tobacco Control Cell. The Prime Minister has announced to make the country tobacco-free by 2040 to protect public health from the effects of tobacco. Following this, a letter signed by 152 MPs was sent to the Hon'ble Health Minister last year at the initiative of the Parliamentary Forum, demanding the amendment of the existing Tobacco Act. In the previous b...
Grameenphone wins award for the most loved telecom brand of the country

Grameenphone wins award for the most loved telecom brand of the country

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Tech service leader and connectivity partner to Digital Bangladesh Grameenphone have been awarded as The Most Loved Brand of 2021 under the mobile phone service provider category by Bangladesh Brand Forum (BBF) in partnership with Nielsen IQ at the Best Brand Award event. The organization also won prestigious recognition as the fifth most overall loved brand in the nation at the gala event held on December 29, 2021, at the capital’s Le Méridien Dhaka. This has been the 13th time that Grameenphone won the award by BBF for the most loved telecom brand. BBF has been inspiring the brands in the country by honoring them with recognition as they relentlessly strive to give their best for the customers and the industry. This year, it was the 13th arrangement, where BBF had the objective to...
Let’s work together to empower the industry: Md. Manjurul Hoque

Let’s work together to empower the industry: Md. Manjurul Hoque

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Dhaka 19/12/2021: Md. Manjurul Hoque is a prominent and astute entrepreneur who chooses to serve Bangladesh's healthcare sector by facilitating technology and automation. He engaged with BASIS as Co-Chair in the local market standing committee and contributed extensively to software product development in the local market. He always believes that we need to be focused on product development in the local and international software markets, saying that doing so would create world-class IT products. His vision is to contribute more for BASIS member organizations regarding product marketing and branding in the local and international markets. In this regard, he is participating BASIS Executive Committee Election 2022-23 in the Affiliate Member category (MID: AF-18-01-611) from the ‘Synergy ...
Dhaka University wins the City Bank BIAC International Inter-University Arbitration Contest 2021

Dhaka University wins the City Bank BIAC International Inter-University Arbitration Contest 2021

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As a part of the first-ever international arbitration contest for students held in Bangladesh, Finals of the "City Bank BIAC International Inter University Arbitration Contest 2021" was held online on 18 December 2021. The University of Dhaka, the last year’s Champion of the national level Contest acted as the Claimant team and the University of Chittagong acted as the Respondent team. The two teams competed against each other and the University of Dhaka won the Contest. Speaking on the occasion BIAC Chairman Mahbubur Rahman said that the upcoming legal professionals should be aware of the skills and learning that is required to resolve commercial disputes outside the court. So BIAC has taken a stance for students of Law from home and abroad to learn the characteristics of the arbit...
Yunus Receives Champion of Global Change Award From United Nations Foundation

Yunus Receives Champion of Global Change Award From United Nations Foundation

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The United Nations Foundation gave this year’s Champion of Global Change Award to two winners, Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization. on December 9, 2021. The Award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of individuals and organizations striving to further the work of the UN and advance its goal of a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world for everyone, everywhere. The Awards were presented in New York at “We The Peoples” event, named after the inspiring opening words of the UN Charter, and to honour the profound vision of the UN’s founders — to save future generations from the scourge of war, reaffirming the faith in human rights and equal rights, ensure justice and international law, and promote so...