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Business Desk : The Annual Development Programme (ADP) registered a record low of 27.11% progress in the first seven months of the current fiscal year, owing to a sluggish economy and the national election held during the period. The implementing agencies managed to spend Tk74,464 crore during the July-January period of FY24 against the Tk2.75 lakh crore ADP allocation, according to the latest report from the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Department (IMED), released on Tuesday. Even in the previous fiscal...
Reuters : Alibaba-owned e-commerce platform Daraz Group has announced layoffs across the group to “adopt a more streamlined and agile structure”, acting Chief Executive Officer James Dong said on Tuesday in an internal memo to employees reviewed by Reuters. The memo did not mention the number of people affected by the layoff. Daraz declined to comment on the percentage or absolute number of employees impacted across its operations in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. “Reluctantly, we will bid...
Business Desk : Daraz Group, Alibaba’ s South Asian e-commerce arm that operates in five markets including Bangladesh, has announced that it is letting go of “many” employees but stopped short of disclosing the number. “After much deliberation, we collectively arrived at the decision to adopt a more streamlined and agile structure. Reluctantly, we will bid farewell to many valued members of the Daraz family,” Darwz said in a statement. Officials of Daraz Bangladesh, wishing anonymity, said many employees in...
Business Report : The National Board of Revenue (NBR) on Tuesday extended the deadline for tax return filing by companies by two months to April 30, according to an order. The announcement comes just a day before the deadline for the submission of income tax returns by firms expires. Earlier, the NBR extended the time from January 15 to February 28. “We have extended the deadline in response to the request from businesses so that companies can comply properly,” said...
Reuters : After surviving on bitter loaves made from animal feed instead of proper flour, three young brothers who fled their home in Gaza City for a tent further south were tucking into a tub of halawa, a sweet crumbly paste. Seraj Shehada, 8, and his brothers Ismail, 9, and Saad, 11, said they had run away in secret to take refuge with their aunt in her tent in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza, because there was nothing to eat in...
AP : More than two-thirds of the UN Security Council’s members demanded Monday that the Taliban rescind all policies and decrees oppressing and discriminating against women and girls, including banning girls education above the sixth grade and women’s right to work and move freely. A statement by 11 of the 15 council members condemned the Taliban’s repression of women and girls since they took power in August 2021, and again insisted on their equal participation in public, political, economic, cultural...
Agencies : A day after Kartik Aaryan welcomed the ‘OG Manjulika’ Vidya Balan to the threequel of their superhit horror comedy franchise ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’, there seems to be another exciting...
Agency : The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan Papon has issued a cautionary statement suggesting that the BCB may seek explanations from Bangladesh National Cricket team Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha if he is found to have breached any Code of Conduct. Hathurusingha’s recent interview with ESPNcricinfo, where he expressed strong criticism towards the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL),...
Sports Reporter : Fortune Barishal will take on Rangpur Riders in the second Qualifier match of the Ispahani Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Cricket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the capital’s Mirpur today. The winning team of the do-or-die match will take place in the final. The crucial match will start at 6:30pm. Private satellite channel GTV, private satellite...
Sports Reporter : The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has appointed BCB’s High Performance (HP) Head Coach David Hemp as the National Men’s team Batting Coach. Hemp had been working as the HP Head Coach since May 2023 and had toured with the national team as its batting coach in New Zealand last year. The BCB has also announced former New Zealand all-rounder Andre Adams as the National Team’s Bowling Coach. Both are joining on two-year contracts and will start their...
Sports Reporter : The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Tuesday the itinerary for Australia Women’s Cricket team’s tour, which includes three One Day International (ODI) matches and three T20 International (T20I) matches . The ODI series is a part of the 2022-25 ICC Women’s Championship. The tour marks the first meeting in a series between Bangladesh and Australia. The teams have previously only faced each other in ICC events. All the matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National...
IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman emerged as champion in the Elegant International Chess Academy Grandmaster Aspirant 2 Chess Tournament that concluded at Elegant International Chess Academy hall-room in the city’s Uttara on Tuesday. IM Mohammad Fahad Rahman earned six points out of nine matches to clinch the title. FM Panesar Vidant of India became runner-up with the same points. IM Fahad and FM Panesar Vidant’s though collected the same points, but their tie was broken by the number of win games...
Campus Life : Jointly organized by the NSU School of Health Science and the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, USA, a certificate course titled “Analytics & Machine Learning Techniques for Maternal and Health Interventions” was held at the NSU campus on 17 July, 2023. The event aimed to explore the applications of machine learning in improving maternal healthcare and brought together renowned experts and professionals in the field.The lead speaker at the event was Dr. Javed Mostafa, an...
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Campus Report : The UAP Law Orators Debating Club (UAPLODC) is committed to the development of a debating community among the students of the Department of Law and Human Rights at the University of Asia Pacific (UAP). In addition to fostering creativity via debating, the club’s objectives include sharing and critiquing the work of peers; develop excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent critical thinking skills, and effective tools for research, organization and presentation. Debate helps students become more interested...
Campus Desk : Over 20 students of ULAB Radio CampBuzz of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) took part in a workshop on creating successful podcasts.Oleg Dmitriyev, an advisor at the Sputnik International News Agency and Radio, held the latest session of the SputnikPro project for future journalists in the online format, says a press release issued on Sunday.The participants thanked Sputnik for the relevant and diverse content.The students were interested in various issues, such as picking a subject,...
Campus Desk : A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Geography and Environment of Dhaka University (DU) and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) was signed today January 31, 2023 at the VC’s Lounge to share knowledge through research, innovation and training. Vice-Chancellor of DU Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman presided over the signing ceremony. Treasurer of DU Prof. Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed and Secretary General of BDRCS Kazi Shofiqul Azam signed the MoU on behalf of their respective institution. Chairman of...