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The role of National Bank in advancing the agricultural sector of the nation

The role of National Bank in advancing the agricultural sector of the nation

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Md. Touhidul Alam Khan As the first generation private commercial bank of the country, National Bank Limited (NBL) has been at the forefront of a four-decade-long journey, marked by pivotal contributions such as fostering the growth of the country's garment industry, pioneering partnerships with Western Union for foreign currency collection, and spearheading Bangladesh's introduction to credit card business through Mastercard. Moreover, NBL has consistently played a vital role in disbursing agricultural loans, a core aspect of its operations. The bank's extensive involvement in the agricultural sector at the national level often goes unnoticed by many. This article aims to shed light on NBL's active participation in agricultural loan disbursement programs.  Agricultural and S...
Agile Communication: A new era of communication

Agile Communication: A new era of communication

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Md. Ishaque Faruquee Communication is the greatest portion of the entire world. It's not what it implies for IT, transportation, or language abilities. Communication is bigger than that. In many places, traditional communication theories and practices are lessening due to personal, social, economic, environmental, cultural, mental, scientific, industrial, geological, hydrological, digital, beneficial, intellectual, and methodological changes. From home to market; government to non-government; proprietorship to corporate; mass media to digital; organic to artificial; national to international—the viability of communication stands on agility or fragility. What do we do now to get good results? Agile communication or what? This is the perfect time to assess our needs. Communication ...
Dreaming requires the help of others – private airlines

Dreaming requires the help of others – private airlines

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Md. Kamrul Islam For the past twenty-five years, private airlines have been struggling to survive in Bangladesh's aviation industry. The actual picture in this fight is by no means pleasant. 8 to 9 private airlines from inception till the moment before it became history many demands were unfulfilled. Hangar facilities for private airlines were among the many demands. After almost 25 long years, the regulatory authority civil aviation has fulfilled that expectation. Private airlines expressed their gratitude. Hangar facilities have been provided to passenger airlines for smooth execution of aircraft maintenance activities with ultimate emphasis on passenger safety. But airlines that have been shut down in the past days have also bid many times to get hangars but were forced to go ...
Nourishing Women: The Imperative of Menstrual Nutrition

Nourishing Women: The Imperative of Menstrual Nutrition

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Raisa Mehzabeen Menstruation is a natural and vital aspect of a woman's reproductive health, yet it remains a topic shrouded in silence and stigma in many parts of the world. One critical dimension of menstrual health that often goes overlooked is menstrual nutrition. The food we consume plays a pivotal role in not only maintaining overall well-being but also in ensuring a smooth and healthy menstrual cycle. In this editorial, we shed light on the significance of menstrual nutrition and call for a more open, informed, and supportive approach to this crucial aspect of women's health. The Menstrual Cycle and Nutritional Needs: The menstrual cycle is a complex interplay of hormonal changes that prepares the body for potential pregnancy. During this cycle, the body undergoes various p...
The Rise of Nutraceuticals: Balancing Hype and Scientific Evidence

The Rise of Nutraceuticals: Balancing Hype and Scientific Evidence

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Raisa Mehzabeen In recent years, the health and wellness industry has witnessed a surge in interest and consumption of nutraceuticals – a term coined from "nutrition" and "pharmaceutical." These products, often marketed as dietary supplements or functional foods, claim to provide various health benefits beyond basic nutrition. While the potential for improved health outcomes is enticing, it's essential to examine the underlying science and navigate through the marketing hype that sometimes surrounds these products. Nutraceuticals encompass a wide range of products, from vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts to probiotics and specialized dietary supplements. They promise benefits such as enhanced immunity, improved cognitive function, better joint health, and more. The allure of...
Ongoing cholera pandemic shows need to go back to basics for healthier today and safer tomorrow

Ongoing cholera pandemic shows need to go back to basics for healthier today and safer tomorrow

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Amanda McClelland & Dr. Tom Frieden A pandemic emerges. It spreads around the world, claims lives and devastates economies for decades. Climate change makes it even deadlier. It infects hundreds of millions of people and kills millions, especially in areas with limited resources. Is this a future scenario? A tabletop exercise? No. It’s cholera today, a pandemic that has been circulating around the world for more than 60 years. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the urgent need to strengthen our protection against microbial threats. We can end the cholera pandemic as well as others currently circulating and, in doing so, make the world healthier and safer. Measures to prepare for the next pandemic are essential, but controlling the many deadly diseases spreading today is the bes...
Bank accounts without maintenance fees and charges

Bank accounts without maintenance fees and charges

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Dinu Pramanik Generally, service charges and government fees are to be paid at fixed rates annually and semi-annually for opening and maintaining bank accounts. But some banks’ accounts have no operating expenses at all. It is no longer a new thing for bank deposit customers to be able for opening and operating bank accounts without incurring operating charges or expenses. Bangladesh Bank is introducing no-frills accounts to open and operate bank accounts without incurring costs. As per FID Circular Letter No. 01/2022, March 27, 2022, of Bangladesh Bank framed for opening and operating no-frills accounts of Tk.10/50/100 account holders of marginal/landless farmers, low-income professionals, school banking account holders, small traders and freedom fighters accounts are no service...
Need effective Youth Friendly Health Services corner for Adolescents

Need effective Youth Friendly Health Services corner for Adolescents

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Md. Ishaque Faruquee Today is world health day. We are celebrating this day with the theme `Health for all.’ A very attractive and enthusiastic message for all people. This year world health organization is also celebrating their 75th birthday. Happy birthday WHO! Earlier World Health Organization (WHO) mentioned that, 30% of the global population is not able to access essential health services. In Bangladesh, we are suffering a lot. Adolescents are more vulnerable these days. We can say that, Health is Wealth, a good book to read but not for memorize. On Sexual & Reproductive Health issue, Proper healthcare services from health corners are golden bear somewhere. Who knows that how many days can be waited by the girls and women. Sustainable Development Goal indicated that By 2...
Banking Diploma- Pros and Cons

Banking Diploma- Pros and Cons

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Dinu Pramanik A banking diploma is a new requirement for bank officer advancement. According to the circular of Bangladesh Bank, there are new conditions in the promotion policy of the bank officers. The completion of a banking diploma is now required for the advancement of bank officers. Since the issuance of this policy, various kinds of discussion and criticism have been going on through social media. Those who have already passed say it is good as well as it was required & the reality step taken by Bangladesh Bank. And those who have not been able to pass until now are putting forward different arguments. Even the Bankers' Welfare Association, a bankers' organization, opposes making the banking diploma pass mandatory for banker advancement. Actually, I had no intention of...
Child Education & Age Investment

Child Education & Age Investment

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Md Abdur Rahim Children need one investment most for receiving proper & smooth education & that is to confirm they're proper ages to start their educational career. Investment of age & love is the best of investments in a child's life for their best growth. I have nursed five of my younger brothers' educational lives though they have grown to face acute poverty. I have taught students for about 16 years from 1987 to 2003 as a tutor. I was a teacher at a college. I have also taught & nursed primary school students in my village Jaigeer under Singair Upazila, Manikganj during my DU student life. So, I have had the opportunity to know why students don't grow themselves. Why do most of them leave their study lives in the early or middle paths of their study lives? This i...