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Android One initiative expands to Bangladesh

Google on Monday announced the expansion of its Android One initiative to countries beyond India, namely, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Notably, ahead of this expansion into the Indian sub-continent, Google’s Android One partner in India,Karbonn, had in November taken its first Android One smartphone (the Sparkle V) to the UK. Google in its blog […]

Bangladesh among top smokeless tobacco-using nations

Bangladesh is among the top smokeless tobacco-using nations in the world, a new global report has said. The report produces sufficient evidence to conclude that smokeless tobacco, like smoking, causes cancer and serious health harms. It also points out that the smokeless tobacco use remains an “overlooked” public health menace in the world. The US […]

‘Concert for Kombol’ to be held on December 19.

Project Kombol has organised a concert as a part of their project of distributing blankets among the deprived and poor people living in the 32 districts of Bangladesh. “Concert for Kombol” , meaning concert for blanket, will be held at the Kalabagan field from 2pm till 11pm on December 19. Renowned bands like Aurthohin, Maqsood […]

‘Russian orbital slot to be hired’ for Bangabandhu Satellite

The government has decided to procure 119.2 east longitude orbital slot from Russian company Intersputnik to launch the country’s first ever satellite, Bangabandhu Satellite-1. The cabinet committee on economic affairs yesterday approved a proposal of Post and Telecommunication Division to acquire the slot at $28m under procure from single source method. Finance Minister AMA Muhith […]

IFFI screens ‘Children of War’ to gauge audience response

In a surprise move, IFFI organisers here screened the Pakistan-Bangladesh partition drama ‘Children of War’ as a last minute addition to the festival, claiming that they wanted to gauge the response of the audience towards the critically-acclaimed movie. The film starring Victor Banerjee, Farooque Sheikh and Raima Sen, was a last minute entry in the […]

Winter GIG of Shakira, Live concert in Dhaka

Shakira, the world famous Colombian singer will come to Dhaka, Bangladesh this winter in 2014 to perform in a concert. The famous German band Scorpion will also join her in this concert. Shwapan Chowdhury, the Chairman of Antar Showbiz has confirmed it on August 1, 2014.Shakira, who has been a world famous singer and dancer, […]

World’s largest selfie snapped in Dhaka!

Youths’ active participations in social media are mostly expressed through selfie at the moment. Though it is called Selfie, it is no more limited to single person’s photo. The participation of many people in a single selfie is the trend. Bangladeshi youths now boast of the selfie record with the face of 1,151. The event […]

Apparel exports to US divert from Bangladesh

Bangladeshi apparel products are losing edge in the US market to its competitors namely Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Indonesia, as buyers cut back their orders over safety and compliance issues imposed after Rana Plaza tragedy and Tazreen Fashions fire incident. The declining trend is apprehended to be continued in the months to come unless measures […]

Google Bus launched

In an effort to extend the benefits of internet to college and university students in Bangladesh, Google has launched “Google Bus” – an educational outreach programme targeting to reach around five lakh students across the country. During the yearlong initiative, the Google Bus will travel to 480 colleges and universities at 35 locations and host […]

President wants more Bangladeshi products in China

President Abdul Hamid on Saturday sought further concession for the access of Bangladesh products to China and greater Chinese investment in Bangladesh, aiming to address the trade imbalance between the two countries. The President said this in a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held at the Great Hall of the People. “We’re […]

People N Tech makes footprint in BD

United States based Information Technology organization People N Tech (PNT) stated officially in Bangladesh. The IT Company stepped here after their successful operation in USA, Canada and India. Prominent Academician Professor Sazzad Hossain inaugurated the organization at a event at Good Luck centre located in Green Road in the capital on Friday. “The People N […]

Dishonest TMC College Targets Bangladeshi Students

There is mushroom growth of colleges and universities in Malaysia targeting the Bangladeshi students. TMC College is like that type of institution. This college is in the practice of admitting the Bangladeshi students through their agents alluring them both to part time job and studying. Next after sometime those students are returning to the country […]

Specialist leggie Jubair in for first Test

Leg-spinner Jubair Hossain has been included in the 14-member team for the first Test against Zimbabwe which begins in Mirpur on October 25. The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced the team yesterday evening. His selection goes against the recent trend of picking domestic experienced players, as Jubair has played only two first-class matches. Shahadat Hossain and […]

Bangladesh second-best performer in SDGs

Bangladesh has performed better in attaining the SAARC Development Goals (SDGs) after Sri Lanka compared to other South Asian countries thanks to its achievements in controlling fertility rate. The fertility rate (children per woman) in Bangladesh in 2011 was 2.2, followed by 2.3 in Sri Lanka and Bhutan, 2.6 in India, 2.7 in Nepal and […]