Chattogram South Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organised views-exchange meeting with clients at a Convention Hall of Chakaria, Cox's Bazar on Friday.
At the meeting, Mohammed Monirul Moula, newly-appointed Managing Director and CEO of the bank was given floral reception by Zafar Alam, Member of Parliament, Cox's Bazar-1 constituency.
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Former MP HM Salahuddin Mahmud, Chairman of Cox's Bazar Jila Parishad, former and current mayors of Chakaria municipality and Chairmen of Union Parishad were present there.
Md Mosharraf Hossain, Deputy Managing Director, Mohammed Shabbir and GM Mohd Gias Uddin Quader, senior executive vice presidents and Miftah Uddin, Executive Vice President and Head of Khatunganj Corporate Branch of the Bank addressed the meeting.
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Mohammad Yakub Ali, Head of Chattogram South Zone, presided over the function where head of three branches and clients were present.
US-Bangla, the largest private airline in Bangladesh, is going to start flights from February 1, 2021 to Dubai. US-Bangla will operate seven flights in a week from Dhaka to Dubai.
Initially seven flights will be operated for Dubai from Dhaka. Every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday the flight will start for Dubai from Dhaka at 06.30pm and will reach there at 10.00pm. The flight will start for Dhaka from Dubai at 11:30pm on every scheduled day and will reach Dhaka at 06.00am on next day. Every Tuesday the flight will start for Dubai from Dhaka at 05.30pm and will reach there at 09.00pm. The flight will start for Dhaka from Dubai at 10:30pm on every scheduled day and will reach Dhaka at 05.00am on next day. Every Wednesday the flight will start for Dubai from Dhaka at 03.55pm and will reach there at 07.25pm. The flight will start for Dhaka from Dubai at 08:55pm on every scheduled day and will reach Dhaka at 03.25am on next day. Every Saturday the flight will start for Dubai from Dhaka at 05.00pm and will reach there at 08.30pm. The flight will start for Dhaka from Dubai at 09:55pm on every scheduled day and will reach Dhaka at 04.25am on next day. All mentioned timings are local.
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For Economy Class the minimum one-way fare BDT 54,999 and return fare BDT 73,000 has been fixed in Dhaka-Dubai route. Also the minimum one-way fare AED 1,670 and return fare AED 2,753 has been fixed in Dubai-Dhaka route. For Business Class the one-way fare BDT 79,200 and return fare BDT 153,526 has been fixed in Dhaka-Dubai route. Also one-way fare AED 2,620 and return fare AED 4,453 has been fixed in Dubai-Dhaka route. The fares include all taxes and surcharges.
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US-Bangla Airlines plans to operate flights to various destinations in the Middle East to serve new destinations, especially to expatriate Bangladeshis. It has been decided to operate flights to Abu Dhabi in addition to Dubai soon. Apart from tourists, there are more than one million expatriate Bangladeshis in different cities of UAE including Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
US-Bangla Airlines currently operates flights to Muscat, Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Kolkata, Chennai and Guangzhou. US-Bangla also plans to operate flights to Male and Colombo, shortly.
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Besides, US-Bangla operates flights to all domestic routes of Bangladesh especially from Dhaka to Cox's Bazar, Chattogram, Sylhet, Saidpur, Jashore, Rajshahi and Barishal.
US-Bangla Airlines has a total of thirteen aircrafts in its fleet, including 4 Boeing 737-800, 6 brand new ATR 72-600. There are plans to add four more new aircraft to the fleet soon.
Khulna zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) held view exchange meeting with its clients at Tiger Garden International Hotel in Khulna on 14 January.
Mohammed Monirul Moula, Managing Director and CEO of the Bank addressed the meeting as the chief guest while Md Mahbub ul Alam, former Managing Director and CEO of the Bank was present as the guest of honor.
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Muhammad Qaisar Ali & Md Omar Faruk Khan, Additional Managing Directors and Md Anowar Hossain, Managing Director of Dubai Bangladesh Cement Mills Ltd addressed the meeting as the special guests.
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Abu Reza Md Yeahia, JQM Habibullah, FCS and Md Mosharraf Hossain, Deputy Managing Directors, Md Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan and Miftah Uddin, Executive Vice Presidents of the Bank were also present there among others.
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Md Abdus Salam, Head of Khulna zone presided over the programme.
The unique shopping-fest will be active from January 17—23 on the Daraz’s mobile application and website.
Dabur, Esquire Electronics, Focallure, Nestle, Puma, and Ribana are the Campaign Co-Sponsors for the DarazMall Festival, said a press release.
Motorola, Wild Stone, Germnil, and Dettol Bodywash are also facilitating Daraz as the Brand Partners. Payment Partners for the festival are City Bank and South East Bank.
Vouchers; Flash Sales; Deals under BDT 499, BDT 999 and BDT 1999; Review and Win; Celebrity Live Giveaways; Brand Free Shipping are the key attractions of the DarazMall Fest.
Brand lovers of the country can utilize this special opportunity to grab their desired top-brand products in their original quality at a much lower price range with the exciting offers and prizes, it said.
Attractive and useful products from various categories such as computers, mobile phones and home appliances as well as fashion, health & beauty and daily accessories will be available at the festival.
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It is to be mentioned that DarazMall is the premium channel of Daraz from where customers get to purchase world-famous brand products with complete authenticity assured. Daraz holds a collection of 100% genuine accessories and maintains a 14-Days Return Policy for the customers’ convenience.
To provide an easy shopping facility, Daraz is also offering various types of bank discounts and cash back facility with their payment partners. City Bank customers can avail 10% discount up to BDT 500 per user for a single transaction in the DarazMall Fest. 10% Cashback up to BDT 500 applies for each Prepaid and Credit Card user of SouthEast Bank for a single transaction.
Daraz Mall Team Lead Monica Kabir said, “Customers often face difficulty validating the authenticity of the products due to lack of credibility of the sellers. But in our e-commerce landscape, Alibaba’s long-established commitment and Daraz’s credibility gives the brand lovers in Bangladesh a chance to grab their desired items from DarazMall without worrying if they are handed over a defective product or a replica. DarazMall Festival has been immensely successful for us in the past, and we are confident regarding the ongoing one as well.”
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Daraz is the leading online marketplace in South Asia, empowering tens of thousands of sellers to connect with millions of customers. Daraz provides immediate and easy access to 10 million products in more than 100+ categories and delivers more than 2 million packages every month to all corners of its countries.Daraz is a mall, a marketplace and a community for its customers. It is also a university for entrepreneurs, and every month it educates more than 5,000 new sellers on e-commerce operations. To overcome the logistics challenge in its markets, Daraz has built its own logistics company specifically designed for e-commerce operations - Daraz Express (known as DEX) - to raise the standards for the industry. Daraz is also helping existing and new logistics providers digitize.In 2018, Daraz was acquired by Alibaba Group, and is proud to carry its part of the mission to 'make it easy to do business anywhere in the era of the digital economy'. As part of the Alibaba ecosystem, Daraz is leveraging Alibaba’s global leadership and experience in technology, online commerce, mobile payments and logistics to drive growth in its markets.
Nagad, the fastest growing digital financial service of the country, and another mobile financial service provider bKash will disburse government’s allowances under various social safety net programmes among 76.13 lakh beneficiaries out of a total of 88.50 lakh.
In order to pay out the allowances, the government carried out demos in eight unions under eight divisions towards the end of last year.
Based on the demos, the government has decided to give out 75 per cent of the allowances through Nagad.
The beneficiaries who will receive the payment through the network of Nagad come from 40 districts.
In a reflection of the government's trust in Nagad, the MFS operator is being entrusted with distributing three-fourths of the allowances put aside for the poor.
The beneficiaries will not have to spend any additional money to cash out the funds from the government.
The government will pay Tk 7 in cash-out charge to Nagad for every Tk 1,000 withdrawal. Nagad will bear the rest.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday officially inaugurated the disbursement of 75 percent of the government’s allowances through Nagad, the digital financial service of Bangladesh’s Postal Department.
The program was presided over by the Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed MP, while state minister Md. Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru was present as special guest.
Prime Minister's Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus moderated the event and secretary of the Social Welfare ministry Mohammad Jainul Bari deliver the welcome speech in the inaugural event.
The government of Bangladesh distributes thousands of crores of taka among the poor and the destitute under the social safety programmes every year.
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Under the government to person (G-to-P) method, the government has already disbursed the funds among 12.37 lakh beneficiaries in 77 upazilas under 21 districts through agent banking.
Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar termed the disbursement of the allowances of the social safety net programmes through the mobile financial services, especially Nagad as a prominent example of the digitalization of the financial industry, said a media release.
“Nagad is proof of the deep trust and confidence that the government services have created. Nagad is technologically so efficient that it can deliver all of the government's financial services to the people. I want to thank Nagad for making the government self-sufficient in at least one area," he said.
Nagad Managing Director Tanvir A. Mishuk said, “For us, this is a historic moment. We have always designed all of our services, keeping in mind the country and the people of the country. As a result, we have earned the love of the government and the people in a very short time. We believe that the day is not far off when Nagad will digitalize the whole government allowance distribution system, and the people will also get what they are entitled to receive without any hassles."
Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed MP said, “We noticed during the demos on the disbursement of allowances under the social safety net programmes that Nagad’s technology is state-of-the-art and the sphere of its service is wide. Hopefully, the government’s allowances will reach the right persons within the shortest possible time under this process.”
The government will distribute the allowances under four programmes in the current fiscal year.
The government has set aside Tk 5,885.64 crore in the budget for the four programmes. Under the schemes, Tk 2,940 crore has been allocated for 49 lakh elderlies eligible for old-age allowances.
The allocation for 2.50 lakh widows and destitute women stands at Tk 1,230 crore.
Tk 1,620 crore has been allocated for 18 lakh insolvent people with disabilities. Besides, the government will pay Tk 95.64 crore to 1 lakh physically challenged students as stipends. In total, the government will distribute Tk 5,885.64 crore among 88.50 lakh beneficiaries.
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