Thursday, April 18, 2024

Tea workers return to work after 15 days

Many of them say Tk-50 hike inconsistent with current prices of essentials Mintu Deshwara After a 15-day work abstention, tea workers resumed work for a daily wage of Tk 170 yesterday morning. Majority of them expressed their dissatisfaction over the Tk 50 pay hike and said they resumed work as they had no alternative. “My ... Read more

HSBC recognised as market leader in corporate banking, CSR and ESG

Business Desk : The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd (HSBC) Bangladesh was named as the market leader in Bangladesh in the highest three categories for corporate social responsibility (CSR), environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and corporate banking in a survey done by Euromoney. This survey is an independent assessment conducted by Euromoney, a ... Read more

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

Transcom unveils ROWA TV brand

Business Desk : Transcom Electronics Limited (TEL), a leading retailer and distributor, has launched a new branded television in Bangladesh in partnership with Chinese electronics company TCL. The two companies unveiled “ROWA Television” at an event in the Radisson Blu hotel in Dhaka on Thursday in presence of distributors and dealers, according to a ... Read more

RFL offers kitchen sinks

Business Desk : RFL Group recently launched three new kitchen sink models, made of stainless steel and designed to cut use-generated noise, priced between Tk 1,400 and Tk 4,200. Md Moniruzzaman, director of Rangpur Metal Industries, a subsidiary of the RFL, unveiled the products named “Popular”, “Premium” and “Luxury” at the RFL’s head office ... Read more

Actor Sohel Chowdhury murder trial finally begins

News Desk : After 24 years, the formal trial of the sensational murder case of actor Sohel Chowdhury in the city’s Gulshan area began with the deposition of prosecution witnesses. Judge Md Zakir Hossain of Dhaka’s Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 recorded the statement of Towhidul Islam Chowdhury, brother of the victim and also the plaintiff, ... Read more

Seminar on FLTA Programme held at IML, DU

News Desk : On August 24, 2022, at the Institute of Modern Languages (IML), University of Dhaka, the American Center in Dhaka presented a lecture on the Fulbright FLTA (Foreign Language Teaching Assistant) program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and its application process. The Institute of Modern Languages coordinated the event in ... Read more

PM sets tea workers’ wage at Tk 170

News Desk : The daily wage of tea workers has been fixed at Tk 170. Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus briefed the media after a meeting of tea garden owners with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The meeting began at 4:00pm at Gono Bhaban. After the meeting, Ahmad Kaikaus said, “The prime minister has ... Read more

National Poet Nazrul’s 46th death anniversary today

Cultural Desk : Today is the 46th anniversary of the death of the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. The death anniversary of Nazrul, widely known as the rebel poet, is observed in Bangladesh on Bhadra 12 according to the Bangladeshi Bangla calendar. Different government and socio-cultural organisations, television channels and radio stations have chalked ... Read more

Finland PM tests negative for drugs after party video uproar

Marin’s urine sample was tested for the presence of various drugs such as cocaine, amphetamines, cannabis, and opioids, Iida Vallin, a special adviser to the prime minister, said on Monday. “Drug test taken from Prime Minister Sanna Marin on 19 August 2022 did not reveal the presence of drugs,” Marin’s office said in a statement, ... Read more

First ever, South Asia rally of Int’l Inner Wheel to be held in Dhaka

News Desk : The 5th South Asia Rally of International Inner Wheel, one of the largest women’s service voluntary organisation, will be held on 26-27 August at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka. The two-day rally, hosted by Inner Wheel Districts 345 and 328, is being held for the first time in Bangladesh and ... Read more

CUET inaugurates SCIP Plastics Project

News Desk : The Department of Civil Engineering of the Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology inaugurated a SCIP Plastics Project under the Sustainable Capacity Building to Reduce Irreversible Pollution by Plastics research project. Vice-chancellor Mohammad Rafiqul Alam was chief guest at the event held in the seminar room of Civil Engineering Department on ... 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

Bangladesh most vulnerable of ransomware Trojan attacks

Tech Desk : Bangladesh tops the list of nations vulnerable to ransomware Trojan attacks, according to a recent Kaspersky survey. At a press conference on Monday, Tarique M. Barkatullah, project director of the Bangladesh Government’s e-Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-GOV CIRT) and director (operations) of Digital Security Agency, disclosed that the survey ... Read more

StanChart ‘Market Leader’ for CSR

Business Desk : Standard Chartered Bangladesh was recently named “Market Leader” in Bangladesh for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in a survey key banking categories and markets by financial publication Euromoney. CEO Naser Ezaz Bijoy said the true impact of CSR and community activities cannot be quantified. “It is about the lives that we can ... Read more

United States donates Bangladesh another 1 crore doses Pfizer Covid vaccine

News Desk : The United States has contributed an additional 10 million (1 crore) doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine through the COVAX facility in order to aid the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in continuing to expand its immunization programs for adults and teenagers throughout the nation With the most recent delivery, ... Read more

Britney Spears and Elton John’s new cover for upcoming duet “Hold Me Closer” delights fans

Entertainment Desk : Fans were mesmerized when Britney Spears unveiled a stunning cover for her upcoming track ‘Hold Me Closer’ with music legend Elton John. The two musical legends collaborated on the highly anticipated tune Hold Me Closer, which Universal Music will release on August 26. The 40-year-old singer revealed a glimpse of the ... Read more