Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Bangladesh celebrates Eid-ul-Azha

News Desk : Muslims across Bangladesh on Thursday celebrated the Eid-ul-Azha with due solemnity, a sense of sacrifice and religious fervour amid monsoon rain. On this day, the 10th day of Arabic month of Zilhajj on the lunar calendar, some 4,500 years ago, Prophet Ibrahim (AS) offered to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail ... Read more

Hanif Sanket’s political satire show on this Eid

Entertainment Desk : On the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, Hanif Sanket has made a special programme called ‘Panchphoron’. Produced under the banner of Fagun Audio Vision, the show will be aired the day after Eid on ATN Bangla at 10:30 pm. Speaking about the show, Hanif Sanket shared how most parts of the country is ... Read more

Celebrities spearhead noise pollution battle

News Desk : In a commendable initiative to combat the growing problem of noise pollution, a group of renowned stars have taken on the task of raising awareness and implementing measures to combat excessive noise levels. Led by popular actors Mosharraf Karim and Fazlur Rahman Babu, along with the talented Bijri Barkatullah, a star-studded ... Read more

EBL secures highest AAA credit rating

Business Desk : Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh (CRAB) has awarded the highest AAA credit rating to Eastern Bank Limited (EBL). The rating has been awarded on the basis of audited financials of 2022 and other relevant quantitative as well as qualitative information, reads a press release. For the first time EBL has been ... Read more

Death toll in Faridpur road crash rises to 8

News Desk : The driver of the ambulance that caught fire after hitting a flyover railing at Maligram under Bhanga upazila in Faridpur on Saturday morning, killing all seven passengers, died in Dhaka in the afternoon. As a result, the death toll in the accident has risen to eight. Faridpur superintendent of police Md ... Read more

B’baria man gets car buying Walton fridge

News Desk : A man named Hasan Ahmed in Brahmanbaria sadar, has got a Japanese car for free after he had purchased a Walton brand refrigerator. As per the customer’s benefits of the nationwide ongoing Walton’s Digital Campaign Season-18, Hasan was awarded the car, reads a press release. In this season-18, total of four ... Read more

IUB EEE students win Gold in Efficiency for Access Design Challenge UK

News Desk : A joint team of engineering students from Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) and Makerere University, Uganda, has won Gold in the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge 2022-2023 for their solar-powered automated anaerobic digestion system, which produces cooking gas and crop fertilizers from food waste. The announcement was made on 15 June, during ... Read more

Climate change causes Bangladesh loss of $3.72 billion in 20 years

The finding of the Swiss Embassy’s Bangladesh Microinsurance Market Development Program News Desk : Bangladesh has suffered US$3.72 billion in economic losses over the past 20 years from climate change, an expert at the Swiss embassy in Dhaka said yesterday. Bangladesh is the seventh-most vulnerable country in the world by climate change and ranks ... Read more

Hero Alom returns to Dhaka-17 by-polls

News Desk : Ashraful Hossain Alom, known as Hero Alom, got back his candidacy to compete for the Dhaka-17 by-elec tion. Ashoke Kumar Debnath, additional secretary of Election Commission, confirmed it while talking to reporters at the commission office in Agargaon this afternoon. “The two appeals [against EC’s decision to scrap their nominations] by ... Read more

Jennifer Lawrence, Cooke Maroney reportedly starts warming up to the possibility of second child

Entertainment Desk : Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly planning a second child with husband Cooke Maroney just a year after giving birth to their son Cy. Speaking to Us Weekly, a source revealed the couple loves the idea, although they feel that having another child takes so much work. “They’re thinking about having another child,” ... Read more

Humanitarian action must include people with disabilities: UN guidelines can promote inclusion at all levels

News Desk : Humanitarian responses in the context of natural or manmade disasters or protracted crises must ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities. In doing so, the humanitarian community encourages the Government of Bangladesh to systematically consider the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) guidelines for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action ... Read more

HSBC and DNCC continue to work together and deliver innovations for sustainable development

News Desk : The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) in collaboration with Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has organised the second edition of their climate series events titled- Together for Climate on Wednesday ( 21 June), said a press release. As a part of HSBC’s sustainability efforts, the bank urged the key ... Read more

Prime Bank signs agreement with Footstep Bangladesh

Business Desk : As part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Prime Bank recently signed an agreement with Footstep Bangladesh to establish water filtration systems in government schools and hospitals in Dhaka, Sunamganj and Kushtia. Faisal Rahman, additional managing director of Prime Bank and Shah Meem Rafayat Chowdhury, president of Footstep Bangladesh signed the agreement ... Read more

Moinuddin Masud new general manager of Rupali Bank

Business Desk : Md Moinuddin Masud has been promoted to the post of general manager of Rupali Bank through a notification of the Financial Institutions Division of the Ministry of Finance. After being promoted, he is serving the bank as the head of Cumilla Divisional Office. Before this promotion, he was working as deputy ... Read more

Teletalk signs agreement with Govt Bangla College

Business Desk : Teletalk Bangladesh signed an agreement with Government Bangla College on Tuesday (20 June). Under the agreement, Teletalk will provide various corporate service including voice and internet to the teachers, staff and employees of Bangla College, reads a press release. Prof Jahangir Hossain, principal of Bangla College, and Mostafa Kamal, senior manager ... Read more

Humble Humboldt penguins, the excellent swimmers

News Desk : Originally from South America, the Humboldt penguin lives on the coasts of Peru and Chile. Its closest relatives are the African penguin, the Magellanic penguin and the Galpagos penguin. Humboldt penguins are extremely sociable, inquisitive and communicative birds, some would even say they are the friendliest of them all. These birds ... Read more

Singapore Airlines once again named world’s best by travelers

World Desk : Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been named World’s Best Airline in the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards. It is the fifth time the company has won this prestigious accolade. SIA took the top spots in four categories at this year’s Skytrax awards, including Best First Class Airline, Best First Class Comfort Amenities, ... Read more