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August 2020

19 deaths today, more 1604 new virus cases

The number of detected novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, according to the government, on Friday rose to 406,364 as 1,604 more cases were reported, after testing 14141,357 samples in the last 24 hours. During that time 19 more COVID-19 patients died, raising the total deaths in the country to 5,905, said a press release of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS...

Latifur Rahman

Latifur Rahman, Chairman of Transcom Group was the founding member and Vice President of ICC Bangladesh and founding Vice President of Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre until his sad demise on 1 July. He also served as a Member of the Executive Board of ICC, Paris for two consecutive three-year terms from July 2011 to June 2017. His unqualified support, contribution, guidance and active participation, since ICC Bangladesh started its journey in the 90’s, are remembrance with gratitude, according to the editorial of the current News Bulletin (July-Sept’ 2020) of International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh (ICCB) released today.

Challenges to new internet users by coronavirus

New internet users are disproportionately affected by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, according to a study recently released by Google’s Next Billion Users initiative team. Called “New Internet Users in a COVID-19 World,” the study reveals that the challenges brought on by the global pandemic has widened the gap on who benefits from the internet, compounding the challenges faced by new internet users. As essential services like commerce, education, healthcare services and other government services move online to cope with the new norm, it sets back the life quality of those who cannot afford t...

PBL donates blankets to Prime Minister’s Relief fund

Pubali Bank Limited Board of Directors’ has donated blankets to the Honourable Prime Minister’s Relief fund as a part of corporate social responsibility to distribute among the cold-hit poor people of the country. Monzurur Rahman, Chairman, Board of Directors of Pubali Bank Ltd. handed over a sample of the blankets to Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus, Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary at Prime Minister’s Office in the capital recently. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joins the donation programme virtually from Ganobhaban. Here mentionable that,...

Free bulk and foreign trade at CSE

In order to encourage the transactions in Bulk and Foreign window and aiming to intensify the numbers of foreign portfolios in Capital market, Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd. (CSE) has declared a three months promotional program between November 2020 to January 2021. During the promotion CSE Bulk and Foreign trades will be free of charge which means no commission will be charged by the Exchange to its TRECH holders for the trades executed in its Bulk/Foreign window. CSE firmly believe that the new offer would be a pioneering business opportunity fo...

Govt mulls data privacy protection law: Minister

The government is planning to formulate a law regarding data privacy protection, state minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said Thursday. He said this while inaugurating the Data Centre Disaster Recovery Site Border Guard Bangladesh-49 headquarters in Jashore in the afternoon, reports news agency UNB. Important information from different government and private institutes can easily go outside the country through Facebook or Google and some other tech companies, he said. <...