Brac Bank opens 800th agent banking outlet

Business Desk : Brac Bank has achieved a milestone of opening the 800th agent banking outlet recently. Nazmur Rahim, head of alternate banking channels of the bank, inaugurated the outlet at Kaziganj Bazar in Habiganj on Monday. The bank serves around 2.10 lakh unbanked people in rural and semi-urban areas through its agent banking … Read more

55-year-old Balayet gets chance to study journalism in Varendra University

News Desk : The 55-year-old, Md Balayet Sheikh, has qualified in the admission test of Varendra University for the academic session — Fall-2022. Balayet proved that age cannot be a barrier to education as he got the successful passed the entry test of Journalism, Communication and Media Studies at the Varendra University. Balayet said, … Read more

BADC, IRRI hold workshop on Sustainable Crop Production

News Desk : Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation and the International Rice Research Institute jointly organised a workshop on ‘Sustainable Crop Production’ at a hotel in the capital on Sunday. The agriculture secretary Md Sayedul Islam was present as chief guest in the workshop presided over by BADC chairman AFM Hayatullah. Higher officials from agriculture … Read more

BTRC to disable additional SIMs under one NID by November 30

News Desk : BTRC (Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission) will disable more than 15 SIMs registered to a single national identity (NID.) There are a total of 3.13 million such SIM cards under 7.24 million NIDs, according to the telecom regulator, and they will all be terminated by November 30. A user may register a … Read more

Hong Kong currently one of the top investors in Bangladesh

DCCI President Rizwan Rahman says Business Desk : Hong Kong has risen to the position of one of the top 10 foreign investors in Bangladesh, investing $1.8 billion to date mainly in the textile and energy industries, said Rizwan Rahman, president of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (DCCI). Bangladesh’s trade with the … Read more

Beza, Fire Department to set up fire stations in economic zones

With this, the fire Service and civil defense will provide full support to Beza to ensure the safety of industrial facilities and property in the economic zones Business Desk : The Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (Beza) has partnered with the Fire Service and Civil Defense Directorate to set up fire stations and conduct rescue … Read more

Nagad opens 11 new service points

Business Desk : Nagad, a mobile financial service provider of the Bangladesh Postal Department, launched a new 11 Nagad-Sheba points at different districts across the country. The districts are Dinajpur, Jhenaidah, Brahmanbaria, Feni, Bhola, Patuakhali, Netrakona, Sirajganj, Narsingdi, Rangamati, and Chandpur. Its total service points stand to 45, a press release said. With the … Read more

Notre Dame Univ welcomes freshers

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Notre Dame University Bangladesh welcomed its freshers of the fall semester in an orientation programme on the campus in the capital on Monday.

Addressing the event as chief guest, professor Mesbahuddin Ahmed, former chairman of the Bangladesh Accreditation Council, said, ‘Notre Dame is a place which established based on discipline. From my experience, freshers will learn discipline from the university.’

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Uber made BDT 45 billion in economic contributions to Bangladesh Last year: report

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Public First, a UK-based policy research firm, conducted the research and produced the Ubers 2021 Bangladesh Economic Impact Report, which was released today at a ceremony in the capital. The study shows how Uber is helping to transform the on-demand economy for users, driver partners and the general public by producing 45 billion BDT for Bangladesh’s economy in 2021.

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Snowtex Group receives ‘Bangladesh Business Award-2019’

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The Snowtex Group, an export-oriented company in the apparel industry, has received the Bangladesh Business Award 2019.

The company previously earned the award in the category for “Best Business Entrepreneur of the Year,” and on Friday, it was officially awarded to it at the “Bangladesh Business Award-2020” ceremony held at the Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel in Dhaka.

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Uttara Motors brings Suzuki XL6

Business Desk : Uttara Motors Ltd, sole distributor of Suzuki vehicles in Bangladesh, recently launched the new Suzuki XL6, a premium sports utility vehicle, at its Uttara Centre in Tejgaon, Dhaka. Nayeemur Rahman, head of business planning of Uttara Motors Ltd, and Chiranjeev Roy, chief operating officer of Suzuki Car Bangladesh, jointly unveiled the … Read more

UNDP, UNCDF collaborate to improve Bangladesh’s digital financial system

Business Desk : The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have joined hands to strengthen Bangladesh’s digital financial ecosystem through interventions in policy and regulation, innovation, infrastructure, and skills to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). a2i will play a strategic role in implementing the activities of … Read more

Tea workers to join work at the current daily wage of Tk 120

News Desk : Workers in the tea industry, who had been on a nationwide, indefinite work stoppage in favor of a pay raise, have decided to resume their jobs at the Tk 120 daily rate that they are currently earning. Following a meeting between district officials and representatives of the Bangladesh Tea Workers’ Union … Read more

Job offered to Santosh following emotional Facebook post about tea labourer mother

News Desk : Sifat Uddin, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Kamalganj, said Santosh Ravi Das of Kamalganj in Moulvibazar district who gave an emotional post about his tea-worker mother, would obtain a part-time job at a public high school. “Santosh has been assigned a part-time teaching position at Kamalganj Government Model High School. On … Read more

Countrywide “DDoS” cyberattack warning issued

News Desk : A government agency has informed all significant organizations, including information infrastructures, to take the required precautions to prevent Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) cyberattacks. The attacks were discovered during routine monitoring by the Bangladesh e-Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-Gov CIRT), which is in charge of safeguarding cybersecurity in the country, according … Read more

New MD appointed to state-owned Sonali, Agrani, Rupali banks

Business Desk : The government appointed new Managing Directors to Sonali Bank, Rupali Bank and Agrani Bank. The Ministry of Finance’s Financial Institution Division issued three separate circulars regarding the appointments on Sunday. Afzal Karim, managing director of Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation, has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) and managing … Read more

National Mourning Day today

The nation is set to observe National Mourning Day today.

The government and numerous political, socio-economic and cultural organisations have chalked out programmes to mark the 47th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members.

On this day in 1975, Bangabandhu was brutally assassinated by a group of conspiring army officers.

Bangabandhu’s wife, sons, daughters-in-law and other relatives were also killed in the massacre, one of the most heinous in world history.

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Conservationist organization hosts three-day art camp in Khagrachhari

Cultural Desk :

A nonprofit organization named Pittachhara Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Initiative works to protect Bangladesh’s biological diversity and raise community awareness of how to coexist peacefully with nature in some of the country’s most isolated and rural areas.

A three-day art camp with a focus on saving the environment has been organized by the group in Utitila, East Khedachhora, Matiranga of Khagrachhari.

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