Dhaka, June 20 (UNB) - Search engine giant Google has created a new Doodle on its homepage celebrating the life of Bangladeshi poet and political activist Sufia Kamal on her 108th birth anniversary.
It posted a doodle on its homepage showing Sufia Kamal’s image.
Born on June 20, 1911, Sufia Kamal was instrumental in naming the first women's dormitory of Dhaka University as Rokeya Hall.
During the Liberation War, she helped women hurt during the war and campaigned for bringing Pakistani war criminals to justice.
For her works, she was awarded the Bangla Academy Award for Literature (1962), Lenin Centenary Jubilee Medal (1970) from the Soviet Union, Ekushey Padak (1976), Czechoslovakia Medal (1986), Jatiya Kabita Parishad Award (1995), Begum Rokeya Medal (1996), Deshbandhu CR Das Gold Medal (1996) and Independence Award (1997) for her works.
Poet Sufia Kamal died on November 20, 1999.
Dhaka, Jun 19 (UNB)— The Bangladesh Mobile Phone Business Association (BMBA) has demanded withdrawal of additional 15 percent customs duty on smartphones proposed in the new budget.
BMBA President Md Nizam Uddin Jitu said the proposed duty will be an obstacle towards achieving the goal of ‘Digital Bangladesh’ and encourage illegal imports.
“We fear that about Tk 6,000 crore will be laundered if the new customs duty is enforced. And the government will lose almost Tk 2,000 crore in revenue every year,” he told the media at the Jatiya Press Club.
The BMBA said an increased duty will discourage people from getting smartphones.
In 2018-19 financial year, tax on smartphone was 31.75 percent but it has been raised to 57.31 percent in the proposed budget. The BMBA said the amount will be higher than any other country.
The businessmen urged the government to reconsider its decision.
Dhaka, June 16(UNB)-Ren Zhengfei, Founder and CEO of Huawei- a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, will come on Facebook Live to discuss the contemporary crisis of Huawei on Monday.
The duration of the live discussion will be more than one and a half hour where he will answer the questions of two prominent thinkers; one is author, and venture capitalist George Gilder and the other is co-founder of the MIT Media Lab Professor Nicholas Negroponte.
The Facebook live program will begin at 12 pm at Huawei headquarter in Shenzhen of China. In that live program, he will clarify the misconceptions about Huawei’s recent crisis and explain his stance to the world.
The program will be telecast live on Huawei Bangladesh Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/HuaweiTechBD/) and Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) ltd. page.
Dhaka, June 15 (UNB)- Robi has launched a women focused digital lifestyle service, Ichchedana. Combining safety and security features, Ichchedana provides complete lifestyle solution for the women. Any Robi prepaid customer can register for this service by just dialing the USSD code: *123*80# for free of cost.
The launching programme was held at the Robi Corporate Office located in Gulshan-1, Dhaka. Robi’s Managing Director, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Chief Commercial Officer, Pradeep Shrivastava along with senior members of the Robi management team were present at the event.
Eminent Dermatologist and noted singer, Dr. Jhumu Khan was present at the programme as the special guest. She shared her story of rising to fame at the programme to inspire the women to chase their own dreams. GSMA representative in Bangladesh, Ferdous Mottakin also spoke at the programme.
The service has security features like emergency alert through which women can send their current location alert to three pre-registered contacts set by them. For this, they just need to dial *555#. This is intended to provide a vital safety lifeline to all the women who feel vulnerable to move about.
Ichchedana users can enjoy 10 minutes as emergency minutes for free up to twice in a month to support communication with their near and dear ones in case of emergency. However, the users need to have voice usage of 65 taka every-time the user wants to use the emergency minutes.
Using the private number recharge feature, women can ensure privacy of their phone numbers at retail outlets while recharging their mobile phone number. A 12-digit dummy number provided to them will safeguard their number from people calling with malicious intent.
Ichchedana subscribers will have access to an exclusive counter in all the Walk-In-Centers of Robi across the country. Besides, Robi’s call centers will be routing the calls from the Ichchedana users to special agents.
People registering for Ichchedana will enjoy 50paisa/min to any local number for the first 30 days, one exclusive FnF with 50 paisa/ minute call-rate to any local number for unlimited period, 1GB data at only 17 taka for using Facebook once in a month for two months and enjoy free subscription to Robi’smHealth solution, Health Plus for 30 days.
Speaking at the launching programme, Robi’s Managing Director and CEO said: “Mobile phone numbers of an individual has become an identity of a person, thanks to the growth of digital lifestyle. Be it accessing various digital lifestyle services to accessing public services, the mobile number is essential. In this backdrop, Ichchedana comes with the promise of safety and security for our women in using the mobile phone. Using this package they can in true sense ignite their power within to shine in life.”
Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed and Chief Commercial Officer, Pradeep Shrivastava handed over flower bouquet to the surfer girl from Cox’s Bazar, Rifa and international award winning shooter, UmmeyZakia Sultana Tumpa. Both of them worked in the TV commercial made for Ichchedana.
Dhaka, Jun 14(UNB)- Huawei's 5G intelligent and simplified core network solution won "Best 5G Core Network Technology" Award at the 5G World Summit-2019 held in London recently.
5G will bring many changes to industries and promote new industry applications and business models. Huawei's 5G intelligent and simplified core network supports all-cloud-based key technologies, such as three-layer decoupling, stateless design, cross-DC deployment, micro-services and A/B test.
This network is built on leading cloud native, connectivity and edge computing technologies. Huawei's 5G intelligent and simplified core network is the industry's first core network that supports 2G/3G/4G/5G NSA/5G SA in-depth convergence.
Ma Liang, director of the Huawei Cloud Core Network Product Mgmt. Dept., remarked, "We are honored to win this award. Huawei has continuously been investing in 5G core network R&D and has gained expertise in 5G technology. Huawei collaborates with carriers and industry partners to continuously develop 5G applications in vertical industries, enable a thriving industry ecosystem, and make full preparations for the mature commercial use of 5G.”
By June 2019, Huawei has won 46 5G commercial contracts globally and has launched a series of cross-industry collaboration based on network slicing and MEC in smart grid, VR/AR, IoV, remote surgery, smart manufacturing and other fields, greatly promoting 5G ecosystem prosperity.
Huawei will keep pursuing technological advances to better serve our customers with better solutions.