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Stamford University holds virtual freshmen orientation

English Department from Stamford University Bangladesh organized virtual welcoming program on July 8 Country's leading private educational institution Stamford University Bangladesh welcomed the new students for English Department admitted into undergraduate program for Summer 2020 amid the current pandemic crisis. The department organised a virtual "Freshman Orientation" program on 8 July at 4

Capital’s northern part to be smart city: Atiqul

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on July 13 said the northern part of the capital would become a smart city as his office is working on this, according to BSS. “Areas like Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara and Niketon get bicycle ride sharing system and as part of that

Elon Musk became richer than Warren

The fortune of Tesla Inc.’s chief executive officer Elon Reeve Musk zooming past Warren Buffett became the seventh richest person of the world rising $6.1 billion on July 10., according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, after the carmaker’s stock surged 11%. Musk owns 20.8% of Tesla's stock making his stake worth just under

NBR to launch e-payment system

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is going to launch VAT e-payment system since the business establishments make VAT payments every month alongside submitting their returns and so the business entities would now be able to make VAT payments to the government exchequer directly from their bank accounts through online. VAT e-payment system

‘Cashless Pay’ launched in the country

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak on July 12 inaugurated the program of cashless payment-on-delivery solution ‘Cashless Pay’ through a video conference from his residence office. He put emphasis on ‘virtual currency’ as Bangladesh is going to cashless society soon as the banks are implementing digital payment systems

90pc natives to be brought under internet by 2021: Palak

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak on July 8 said, a plan has been devised to bring 90 per cent citizens under internet facilities and provide 90 per cent of important services digitally to people by 2021. With a target of creating 20 lakh jobs in

TransferWise sets to launch an investments feature

A London-based online money transfer service startup company TransferWise has obtained a license from the U.K. markets watchdog to offer retail investment services to clients. Started in 2010 as a means of sending money internationally online, TransferWise in 2018 made a deeper push into banking by offering a “borderless” multi-currency account tied to a

Free registration started for cattle sellers at “Food for Nation” platform

Eid Ul Adha this year will be different since the outbreak of deadly COVID-19 pandemic prevails over the country. Besides, maintaining social and physical distance is important to prevent its spread. City corporations of the country are already decreasing the number of cattle markets compared to other times. However, the role of

Actions to be taken against vicious web contents

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said, legal actions will be taken against illegal and immoral web contents by the government. The minister made this remark while talking to reporters at the secretariat on Wednesday over a report titled “objectionable scenes in some local web series.” He said, “Vicious or pornographic contents should not

‘Uber Connect’ as package delivery service starts rolling in city

Uber on June 16 announced the launch of a new package delivery service ‘Uber Connect’ that will allow Dhaka's residents to send and receive parcels from each other and also order items from shops within city limits while staying within the safety of their homes. Uber Connect allows users to send

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