Dhaka, Oct 26 (UNB)- A meeting of the Board of Directors of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) was held at Islami Bank Tower on Saturday.
Presided over by Professor Md Nazmul Hassan, PhD, Chairman of the bank, the meeting was attended by Yousif Abdullah Al-Rajhi and Md Shahabuddin, Vice Chairmen, directors, Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director & CEO and JQM Habibullah, FCS, Deputy Managing Director and Board Secretary of the Bank.
The meeting approved the third quarter unaudited financial statements and also took some important business decisions.
Dhaka, Oct 24 (UNB) – Daraz Bangladesh, known as the country’s biggest online marketplace and shopping hub, is going to host biggest sale campaign “11.11” for the second time in the country on November 11 next.
The daylong campaign will create the most worthy vibe of 24-hour online shopping experience when lots of fascinating deals will be unblocked.
The campaign was first launched by Daraz’s parent company Alibaba Group in 2009 worldwide.
Daraz first hosted the international campaign in Bangladesh in 2018 - on both its website daraz.com.bd and their official app.
Daraz Bangladesh arranged a press conference at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on the sale campaign on Thursday.
“During the last year’s “11.11” campaign, Bangladeshi customers bought products worth Tk 45 crore with 1.20 lakh orders. This year, we’ll be celebrating the campaign with even bigger arrangement with the collective efforts of our 3,500 employees and 15,000 sellers,” said Daraz Bangladesh Managing Director Syed Mostahidal Hoq while speaking at the event.
He said the mega sale event will provide a great shopping experience with more than 70 lakh products and lucrative offers. The special attraction includes Tk 11 Deal, Pre-sale Discount, Tk 1 Game, Double Tk Voucher, Shake-Shake Voucher, Happy Hour Voucher, Big Sale Time from 9pm to 12am and free deliveries on specific products.
Besides, a pre-sale campaign will be held on November 1-10 keeping customers’ satisfaction in mind, Mostahidals said, adding that they can purchase selected products during the period at even a lower price than the “11.11” campaign.
Dhaka, Oct 24 (UNB) - Local handset manufacturer Walton has launched its new smartphone ‘Primo G9’ which features octa-core processor with 4G VoLTE network support. Priced at only 6,399 BDT, the attractively designed device comes in three different colours- Blue, Purple and Red and is available at all Walton Plaza, brand and retail outlets across the country.
Customers can also purchase the device through its own online shop eplaza.waltonbd.com, said a press release.
Asifur Rahman Khan, Chief of Walton Cellular Phone sales department, said the newly released smartphone features a 5.45-inch full-view HD+ IPS display with 1440X720 pixel screen resolutions. It sports a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor, 2GB DDR4 RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 64 GB) and PowerVR Rogue GE8322 GPU along with 2,500 mAh battery.
Runs on Android 9 Pie operating system, the new device features a 8-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash. It also sports another 8-megapixel front facing selfie camera. Some attractive camera features of the device are BSI sensor, AI face detection, digital zoom, face cute, HDR, Panorama, QR code and mirrored selfie.
The dual 4G-SIM supported phone has face unlock, wireless display, auto call recording, OTG support, and full HD video playback. Customers will get instant replacement warranty for 30 days for the phone along with one-year regular service warranty.
Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNB) - Public involvement is a must to ensure the success of the government's sustainable development efforts. Free flow of information is one of the most effective means of ensuring public involvement in the development process.
Therefore, effective implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2009 is a must for sustainable development, opined speakers at a roundtable discussion on Wednesday held in Barisal on the occasion of 10 year-celebration of the RTI Act-2009, said a press release.
COAST Trust, an NGO, has organised the round table. ‘Manusher Jonno Foundation’ provided support for the event. The roundtable was moderated by Mostafa Kamal Akand, Deputy Director of COAST Trust.
Mostafa Kamal Akand, Deputy Director of COAST Trust, said that the RTI Act 2009 is a rare form of law, that can be used as a powerful tool for mass people to enforce human rights. According to a recent report, under this law, on an average 7,000 applications are being submitted.
Due to various reasons, the number of requests for information is decreasing. In order to increase this and to ensure the free flow of information, government officials as well as the common people have to be made more aware, he added.
Anwar Zahid, Divisional president of BD CSO-NGO Coordination Process, said that the Right to Information Act has created opportunities for getting information, despite many others have created hostility in this regard. If the adversities are not removed, the law will not bring benefit, Zahid said.
Abul Kalam Azad, President of the Barisal Metropolitan Press Club, said that the digital security act needs amendments to ensure public participation in the development process through the Right to Information Act.
Shubhankar Chakraborty, Executive Director of MAP Barisal, said that “We have to come out of our long-standing culture of keeping information secret or not to provide information. For this, the initiative must be taken by both the public and private parties”.
Gopal Sarker, President of the Barisal Journalist Union, said that to ensure sustainable development, grassroots people have to give an idea about the importance of information. In this case, the Union Parishad and the Union Digital Center can play important role. But due to various limitations, digital centers are not able to provide desired services. Allocation of adequate fund is required for the centers.
Israt Jahan Lovely, Barisal City Corporation Councilor, Rehana Rehman Yasmin, Barisal Metropolitan correspondent of Bangladesh Betar, Human rights activist Syed Habibur Rahman, freedom fighter Mohiuddin Manik Bir Pratik, President of the Barisal Metropolitan Press Club, Gopal Sarker, President of the Barisal Journalist Union, Monirul Islam, and Upazila Education Officer Jahangir Hossain spoke among others.
Dhaka, Oct 23 (UNB)- Local brand Walton has been providing up to 200 percent cash vouchers to its refrigerator customers under the ongoing Digital Campaign Season-5.
Many of the customers have already received the cash vouchers.
Recently, popular Bangladeshi actors- Mamnun Hasan Emon and Symon Sadik handed over cash vouchers to Nurul Amin, a farmer in Noakhali and Abdul Mozid Sheikh, a tailor in Bogura.
Walton is conducting the digital campaign across the country to provide faster and best after-sales service through online. The details of the customers and their purchased products including name, phone number and model and purchase date of product are being stored on Walton's server.
As a result, customers can easily get after sales service from any Walton service center even if the warranty card is lost. Cash vouchers with sure cashback are given to encourage the customers to take part in the digital registration process.
Nurul Amin, a resident of Bahadurpur village of Noakhalii Sadar Upazila, received the 200% cash voucher after purchasing a 252-ltr refrigerator from Walton distributor showroom ‘Maya Electronics Sales and Servicing’ at Kabirhat of the district.
Earlier, Mozid Sheikh, a resident of Kahalu upazila of Bogura, bought another 352-ltr refrigerator from Dupchanchia Walton Plaza and got 200 percent cash voucher.
On October 15, actor Symon Sadik and Chairman of Dupachania Upazila Alhaj Fazlul Haque handed over the cash voucher to him.
Sources said, at present there are more than one hundred and half models of direct cool and non-frost Walton refrigerators and freezers in the market with the price range of 10,000 BDT to 69,900 BDT. Customers can buy those fridges with installment facilities. Customer can make the purchase of Walton products by online order at eplaza.waltonbd.com.
Walton, provide 12 years guarantee for compressors along with one-year replacement facilities.