Dhaka, May 16 (UNB)- Beximco Communications Limited has launched a world standard Direct to Home (DTH) service in the country under the brand name- ‘AKASH’ on Thursday.
AKASH, is the first and only legal DTH operator in the country aiming to change the game and take the Pay TV industry of Bangladesh to a new era of excellence.
It was launched in a programme at The Westin Dhaka hotel on Thursday where Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, was present the chief guest and Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi as special guest.
Private Industry and Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Vice Chairman of Beximco Communications Salman F Rahman, was also present there.
AKASH will be commercially available from May 19 at authorised retails in 20 Districts – Dhaka, Mymensingh, Tangail, Kishoreganj, Narsingdi, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Manikganj, Cumilla, Noakhali, Feni, Cox's Bazar, Chattogram, Khagrachari, Rangamati, Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Brahmanbaria, Sunamganj.
According to the Beximco Communications, DTH is the superior technology in Pay TV industries worldwide. AKASH has a large bouquet of popular and relevant Bangladeshi and foreign TV channels to cater to the need of Bangladeshi consumers. It is going to change the TV watching experience in the country.
With supreme quality picture and sound, the bouquet includes more than one hundred channels. Currently all the channels will be available for only BDT 399 monthly (including VAT).
The AKASH Connection will cost BDT 6,499 (all inclusive). This connection includes state of the art HD Set Top Box, user friendly multi-function Remote Control Unit, heat & rain resistant AKASH branded Universal KU band Dish, necessary cable & connectors & other accessories. For a limited period, installation will be completely free & whoever purchases the connection shall receive one month free subscription.
Dhaka, May 14 (UNB) - Bangladesh has urged India to withdraw the anti-dumping duty imposed on Bangladeshi products in its market.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi raised the issue during his meeting with Indian counterpart Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday in New Delhi.
He also sought support for importing more apparel products from Bangladesh and more investment from India to Bangladesh to further deepen economic partnership.
The Bangladesh Commerce Minister attended a two-day event titled ‘WTO Ministerial Meeting of Developing Countries 2019’ held in New Delhi on Monday and Tuesday.
On the sidelines of the event, he met Indian Minister Prabhu, according to the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.
The Indian minister assured that he will take all necessary measures to address the requests from Bangladesh.
Both the ministers expressed satisfaction over the “excellent relationship” between the two countries.
Tipu Munshi, as a freedom fighter, expressed his heartfelt gratitude for the support India extended during the 1971 Liberation War.
The Indian minister noted that India is keen to keep the momentum of the existing, the best-ever relations between the two countries.
Indian minister Prabhu inaugurated the WTO event where representatives, including ministers, from 23 developing countries took part and presented their position regarding the challenges the multilateral rule-based-trading system WTO is facing.
The Commerce Minister during his intervention sought WTO’s support to address the trade-related challenges which Bangladesh may face after graduation from LDCs club.
He stressed that the WTO needs to address those challenges in post-graduation phase in line with the General Assembly resolution adopted in 2004.
The minister said any decision, provision and agreement negotiated within the WTO must direct towards increasing trading opportunity for developing countries and LDCs.
Also, it is important that decision making process should be open, transparent and inclusive, he said.
Dhaka, May 13 (UNB)- The electronics giant Walton witnessed about 150 percent growth in the sales of its air conditioners during January to April of the current year.
The sale rate of Walton air conditioners has exceeded the entire sale rate of 2018, said a press release of Walton.
Walton officials noted that under AC Exchange Offer, users of any brand air conditioner can change their used ACs with the brand new ACs of Walton at 25 percent discount and already, a large number of customers across the country exchanged their used ACs with the Walton’s new ones.
Apart from this exchange offer, customers of Walton brand 1-ton, 1.5 ton and 2 ton ACs are getting Tk 14,600, Tk 18,000 and Tk 21,600 as one year electricity bill through registering their newly purchased AC from any Walton Plaza or distributor outlet across the country under the ongoing digital campaign season 4.
In addition, customers may get sure cash vouchers up to Tk 1 lakh or free products like motorcycle, laptop, fridge, television etc.
Along with these facilities, customers are now offered instant cashback of Tk 1000 for setting their mobile caller tune by Walton AC tune and uploading the picture of installed AC of Walton in facebook.
Moreover, all the customers of Walton ACs are now enjoying free installation facility.
Walton is now manufacturing and producing 15 models of 1 ton, 1.5 ton and 2 ton split air conditioners in the local market. Prices of these ACs are between Tk 35,500 and Tk 76,400. Walton is also producing 4 ton and 5 ton cassette and ceiling type ACs.
Every air conditioner of Walton is released in the market after obtaining quality control certification from international standard testing lab NUSDAT-UTS.
Dhaka, May 12 (UNB)- The corporate branch of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) held a discussion on ‘Siam, Taqwa, Sadakah and Waqf’ and Iftar Mahfil recently at a hotel in the city.
Md Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of the bank addressed the program as chief guest while Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director of the Bank addressed it as special guest.
Shah Wali Ullah, Khatib of Sobhanbag Jame Masjid addressed the program as chief discussant.
Presided over by Md Omar Faruk Khan, Senior Executive Vice President, Taher Ahmed Chowdhury and Hasne Alam, Deputy Managing Directors, Md Abdul Jabbar, Taher Ahmed and Mostafizur Rahman Siddiquee, Senior Executive Vice Presidents of the Bank were present on the occasion.
Head office executives, clients and employees of corporate branch attended the programme.
Dhaka, May 11, (UNB)-The local electronics and electrical appliances manufacturer 'Marcel' declared new offer of cashback on buying its air conditioners and posting selfies with the brought AC on Facebook and setting caller tune as well.
Under the new offer, customers who buy any Marcel AC, get registered on digital campaign and post a selfie with the AC on their Facebook and set it as profile picture, they will get a cashback of Tk 500. If they set the Marcel AC’s caller tune on their mobile phones, they will also get another Tk 500, Marketing Department sources of the local brand said.
While posting the photo on Facebook and setting the caller tune, the customers have to write one of the few specific sentences describing the photos. After that, a screenshot of the post will have to send to 01686694797 through Viber, WhatsApp or Imo. The customers will get Tk 500 cashback which they can instantly collect from the seller, the Marcel high-officials informed.
Meanwhile, there is a chance of getting Tk 500 cashback more by setting the caller tune of Marcel AC’s on cell phones. Airtel subscribers have to dial *788*571# and press 1 while Robi subscribers can set the caller tune by dialing *8466*131#.
Marcel high-ups also said that the customers have to follow both mentioned procedures to get Tk 1,000 cashback immediately after buying brand’s AC. Following any one of the instructions, the buyers will get a cashback of Tk 500 only.
Besides, the company offers more benefits on ACs. Customers also get free installation service with chance to receive one-year free electricity bill.
Moreover, they can avail 25 percent discount on buying new Marcel ACs in exchange of their old one of any brands.
The authorities concerned also said, the customers can also get laptops, refrigerators, TVs and home and electrical appliances including cash vouchers for maximum Tk 100,000 under the ongoing Digital Campaign Season-4. Customers can buy any Marcel AC on 36-month easy installment facility.
A total of 26 models of Marcel ACs weighing 1-ton to 2-ton are available in local market with the price range from Tk 35,500 to 78,000. Marcel provides 6-month replacement guarantee along with 10-year guarantee on Inverter AC compressors.