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Police Commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police   Md. Iqbal Bahar, BPM, PPM and Managing Director of UCB   A E Abdul Muhaimen along with other guests at the “E-trafficking Prosecution and Fine Payment System” signing between United Commercial Bank Limited and Chittagong Metropolitan Police.  					Photo: Courtesy

UCB signs agreement with Chittagong Metropolitan Police 

UCB signs agreement with Chittagong Metropolitan Police 

  United Commercial Bank Ltd (UCB) signed an agreement with Chittagong Metropolitan Police on 3 December 2017 on “E-trafficking Prosecution and Fine Payment System”. As per the agreement, payment of traffic case fine of Chittagong Metropolitan Police would be easily initiated through mobile financial service of UCB, UCash, says a press release. SVP & Company […]


Hero and Pathao Signs Partnership Agreement

To make ride sharing more convenient in Bangladesh, Pathao has signed a partnership agreement with ‘Hero’ at Niloy Motors Headquarters. This agreement will allow both existing and potential Pathao riders and users to avail attractive offers through Hero Bikes, a press release said. The agreement was signed by Hussain M. Elius, Chief Executive Officer, Pathao […]


Charles Dickens as a man of new thinking

Charles Dickens (Charles John Huffam Dickens) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, on February 7, 1812. Charles was the second of eight children to John Dickens (1786–1851), a clerk in the Navy Pay Office, and his wife Elizabeth Dickens (1789–1863). The Dickens family moved to London in 1814 and two years later to Chatham, Kent, where […]


Nestle to close its DR Congo factory

KINSHASA: Swiss food giant Nestle announced Sunday that it would close its factory in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a potential market of 80 million people but one beset by poverty and political instability, reports BSS. “We will close our factory and offices by the end of January and continue developing our […]


Standard Chartered wins The Banker’s Bank of the Year Bangladesh Award 2017

Standard Chartered Bank Bangladesh has been awarded the prestigious “Bank of the Year 2017 for Bangladesh” by The Banker.  Naser Ezaz Bijoy, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bangladesh received the award on behalf of the Bank, at The Banker Awards 2017 Gala ceremony held recently in London. This is the sixth time Standard Chartered Bangladesh […]


Fox ‘resumes sale talks’ with Walt Disney

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is reported to have resumed talks with Walt Disney over a sale of “most” of its business, including its Sky stake, reports BBC. Talks between the two companies were believed to have ended last month. But according to reports, including the Wall Street Journal – in which the Murdoch family […]


Facebook creates 800 jobs as it opens new London office

Facebook is opening a new London office that will allow it to create 800 new UK jobs in 2018.By the end of next year about 2,300 people will work for the social media company in the UK.The office will be Facebook’s biggest engineering hub outside the US, and opens during its tenth year in the […]


Islami Bank opens 329th branch at Ranishankail

Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd opened Ranishankail Branch as its 329th Branch at College Road of Ranishankail Upazila of Thakurgaon District on December 3, 2017, Sunday. Professor Md. Yeasin Ali, Member of the Parliament from Thakurgaon-3 constituency inaugurated the branch as chief guest. Presided over by Md. Abdul Hamid Miah, Managing Director and CEO of the […]

Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated

The world’s largest lithium ion battery has begun dispensing power into an electricity grid in South Australia, reports BBC. The 100-megawatt battery, built by Tesla, was officially activated on Friday. It had in fact provided some power since Thursday due to demand caused by local hot weather. South Australia has been crippled by electricity problems […]


Grameenphone Star Customers to get special discount at Regent Airways

STAR subscribers of Grameenphone flying to Bangkok, Singapore, Kulalampur, Calcutta, Kathmandu, Mascot and Doha will get 15% discount on business class and 12% discount on economy class on Regent Airways flights from December 1, 2017. Apart from international flights, , STAR subscribers of Grameenphone will get 12% discount on both business and economy class for […]


Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated

  The world’s largest lithium ion battery has begun dispensing power into an electricity grid in South Australia, reports BBC. The 100-megawatt battery, built by Tesla, was officially activated on Friday. It had in fact provided some power since Thursday due to demand caused by local hot weather. South Australia has been crippled by electricity […]


Arjun Kapoor to team up with Sanjay Dutt in a historical film

Ashutosh Gowariker is known for making period dramas and was particularly lauded for his film ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, reports Times of India. Now, it looks like the filmmaker will be playing to his strengths for his next project also. According to reports, his next film will be based on a fierce historical battle and actors Arjun […]


Tauquir’s ‘Haldaa’ to be released Dec 1

DHAKA : National Award winning film ‘Haldaa’, directed by Tauquir Ahmed, will be released on December 1 across the country, reports UNB. Marketing and promotion team coordinator Monjurul Islam Megh said the movie will be released in 100 cinema houses in the country on December 1 while in 16 countries on December 8. Film director […]


Without any warning came the proclamation that the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was shutting down its New York City operations. The argument made was that the expenses incurred by PIA on flying to New York did not make financial sense to the company anymore. Five weekly flights would fly to New York and three other […]

Egypt gets condolences but needs global cooperation

Linda S. Heard World leaders were quick to send sympathetic messages to the Egypt’s government and people following the monstrous terror attack on worshippers in the northern town of Al Arish, eliciting the greatest single death toll in the country’s modern history.   The heartless creatures planted explosive devices outside the mosque before turning their […]

Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd organized a workshop

Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd organized a workshop on ‘Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing’ with the participation of representatives of all scheduled banks of Barisal District on 25 November 2017 in Islami Bank Barisal Zonal Office. Mijanur Rahman Joddar, Executive Director of Bangladesh Bank and Deputy Head of Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) addressed […]

Considering better options in the energy policy

    According to a  press report, the government of Bangladesh (GOB) is drafting  a new energy policy. The  Adviser in charge of Energy, Power and Mineral Resources, told a workshop meeting on energy  reporting that the government is now engaged in completing at  the earliest a comprehensive energy policy for the country. This is, […]

Bad loans are alarming for entire economy

  Continuous increase in bad loans is very alarming not only for the banking sector but also for the entire economy. Because of bad loans banks are faced with capital deficit.  We have observed that the government has been providing recapitalization funds to the nationalized banks to meet capital adequacy ratio set by the Bangladesh […]

IPDC Finance Ltd wins the Second Position of 17th ICAB National Award

    IPDC Finance Ltd the first financial institution of Bangladesh established in 1981, has been awarded the second position under the category Financial Services Sector for Best Presented Annual Report 2016 by Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). The award giving ceremony was held on Saturday, 25 November 2017 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel […]

Darkest Hour: Gary Oldman on the ‘challenge’ of Churchill

  Michael Gambon, Brian Cox, John Lithgow – we’ve seen several actors take on the role of Winston Churchill in recent years. Could Gary Oldman’s portrayal land him an Academy Award? On the evening of 11 September, as the credits rolled on wartime drama Darkest Hour, the audience in Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall rose to […]

Tumhari Sulu’ box-office collection Day 8

Tumhari Sulu’, starring Vidya Balan and Manav Kaul, minted Rs 1.15 crore on its second Friday at the domestic box office, taking its total to Rs 19.18 crore, according to a report on, reports Times of India. Vidya and Manav’s stellar performance raked in good numbers during the first week of the film’s run […]

Standard Chartered launches Signature Lounge

Standard Chartered has launched the new Signature Lounge at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka yesterday. This is the Bank’s first dedicated airport lounge facility for its clients, a press release said. The new lounge is designed to offer guests the ultimate in luxury and convenience. The lounge features modern architecture, plush interiors, high speed WiFi […]

Inauguration of Joyjatra Medical Camp

Joyjatra have started free of cost medical camp for underprivileged people. Helena Jahangir who is the Director of FBCCI and Chairperson of Joyjatra foundation have started this medical campaign on last saturday in Vatara at Fashertak, après release said. Joyjarta medical camp decided to provide medical assistant for underprivileged people in free of cost. People […]

Textbooks – kudos to Punjab

Pervez Hoodbhoy MANY think that our education rot is irreversible. Among countless other problems one stands out — school textbooks written and produced in Pakistan. These are probably the world’s worst. For decades, children have studied from books printed upon smudgy newsprint replete with mistakes, stuffed with materials containing hate against other peoples and religions, […]