bKash, a mobile financial service, recently launched online ticket booking for water, road, railway and air routes for commuters across the country.
Customers need to select ‘Ticket’ option from the main menu of bKash app to purchase ticket of air, bus, launch or train easily, said a press release.
Tickets from Bangladesh Railway can be bought directly through bKash app by tapping on ‘Train’ option users can find travel route, date, number of seats, etc for purchasing tickets.
Besides, bus tickets can be bought from bdtickets.com microsite through bKash app where 45 bus operators are available.
Air Tickets of Bangladesh Biman, Novoair and US-Bangla can be bought through bdtickets platform for available domestic flights currently.
Tickets for intercity launch services are also available at bdtickets platform in the bKash app.
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Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) has revoked the licenses provided against 8 products of six companies.
The companies concerned were asked to refrain from sales, distribution, storing and commercial advertising of the products without collecting valid licenses, while the consumers were requested to refrain from buying the products.
The licenses against the 8 products were cancelled at a meeting of BSTI certification committee, held on Monday, said a press release on Tuesday.
The products are ‘Basmati’ fortified edible rice bran oil of Green Oil and Poultry Feed Industries in Rangpur Kotwali, ‘Ifad Solid Gold’ fortified edible rice bran oil of Ifad Multi Products Limited at Ashulia in Savar, ‘Puriva’ and ‘Ripe’ fortified edible rice bran oil of Agrotech at Shamvuganj in Mymensingh, ‘Testi’ fortified palm olein of Green Trade House at Shibpur in Narsingdi, ‘OK’ fortified soybean oil and fortified palm olein at Chandgaon in Chattogram, and ‘RD Juicila’ and ‘RD Fazlee’ mango fruit drink at Mithapukur in Rangpur.
Chattogram South Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized special business development conference virtually on Monday.
Md. Mahbubul Alam, managing director and CEO of the bank addressed the conference as chief guest.
Mohammed Monirul Moula, Muhammad Qaisar Ali and Md. Omar Faruk Khan, additional managing directors of the Bank addressed the conference as special guests.
Abu Reza Md. Yeahia, A A M Habibur Rahman, Md. Siddiqur Rahman and Md. Mosharraf Hossain, deputy managing directors, Mohammed Jamal Uddin Mazumder, Abul Faiz Muhammad Kamaluddin, Mohammed Shabbir, Md. Mahboob Alam, Muhammad Sayeed Ullah and G M Mohd. Gias Uddin Quader, senior executive vice presidents also addressed the conference.
Presided over by Mohammad Yakub Ali, Head of Chattogram South Zone, the conference was attended by Head of Branches under the zone.
The conference expressed satisfaction over the overall activities & advancement of the zone and provided instructions for continuing the growth of success.
The Chamber Judge of Appellate Division on Tuesday felt embarrassed to hear bail petition of Rashedul Haque Chisty, son of former chairman of Farmers Bank’s audit committee Mahbubul Haque Chishty, in a money laundering case.
Chamber Judge Md Nuruzzaman declined to hear two petitions filed by the state and the Anti-Corruption Commission seeking cancellation of his bail and a petition filed by Rashedul’s lawyer seeking his bail.
The court also said that now the case documents will be sent to the Chief Justice. The next hearing will be held as directed by the Chief Justice.
AM Amin Uddin stood for Rashed Chishti and Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the state.
Meanwhile, the High Court today upheld his bail in another case filed in Tangail.
Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder passed the order during virtual hearing.
At the same time, the court asked the ACC to file its petition seeking cancellation of his bail in a regular bench of the High Court.
Deputy Attorney general A K M Amin Uddin Manik said that the court had granted bail to Rashedul Haque as per the bail conditions of the previous three cases. The conditions are: submission of passport, not going abroad without the permission of the court, not entering Padma Bank, not interfering in the investigation.
Earlier, in 2016, the ACC filed 16 cases against Mahbubul Haque Chishty, former chairman of the audit and EC committee of Farmers Bank and his son Rashedul Haque Chishty, the shareholder of the bank.
Five cases were filed against Rashedul.
He got bail from lower court in the five cases within 10 days of last month showing corona situation.
Farmers Bank was established in June 2013 while investigations of Bangladesh Bank found massive irregularities in the bank’s loan disbursement along with a huge amount of default loans in 2017.
The bank’s chairman and a former home minister MK Alamgir and Audit Committee chief Mahabubul resigned following the scandal while the central bank in December also removed the bank’s managing director.
Uber on Tuesday announced the launch of a new package delivery service called ‘Uber Connect,’ for Dhaka residents amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Residents will be able to send and receive parcels from each other and also order items from shops within city limits, while staying within the safety of their homes,” said a press release.
All packages should be transportable on a two wheeler vehicle, be under 5kg in weight, securely sealed and not include prohibited items such as alcohol, recreational drugs, or dangerous and illegal items.
The new delivery service can only be used for transporting goods and not ferrying passengers.
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Similar to on-demand trips, customers will be able to continue monitoring the trip’s progress prior to pickup, en route, and at the drop off.
Customers can also share the delivery status with the recipient of the package.
Ratul Ghosh, Head of Bangladesh and East India, Uber, said, “We’re thrilled to be launching Uber Connect which will help users send and receive essential items to their friends and family or order items from shops during this crisis, without having to step out of their homes.”
Leveraging its global experience, technology expertise and network of drivers, Uber is committed to supporting authorities in containing the spread of COVID-19 by enabling users to move what matters without leaving their home, he added.
All driver partners have been given virtual training to maintain strict health and hygiene standards and to avoid direct contact with customers during delivery.