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15 Organizations Call to Stop Tobacco Use during Election Campaign

In order to safeguard public health, 15 anti-tobacco organizations have jointly issued a statement appealing parliamentary election candidates to refrain from the distribution and use of all kinds of tobacco products including cigarettes, bidis, gul and jorda in the ongoing 12th parliamentary election campaign. The statement read that in the past, distribution or use of   Read More…»

55th year of Bangla programs in Chinese media celebrated

The 55th year of broadcasting Banglaprograms in China’s state media was celebrated in Dhaka on Monday evening. Minister of State for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid and Charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh Yan Hualongjoined the event titled ‘Hello China’ on the office premises of Deepta TV as the guests of honor. A New Year concert was held as part of the celebration, where famed musician Tahsan (Tahsan Rahman Khan) and popular rock band Chirkut performed. Director of Africa and Asian Center   Read More…»

‘Public Hearing’ and ‘Special Consular Services’ in Montreal, Canada

Bangladesh High Commission, Ottawa, Canada organized “Public Hearing” and “Special Consular Services” in Montreal, Canada to celebrate the National Expatriates Day. His Excellency the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Canada, Dr. Khalilur Rahman personally attended to the valuable opinions, suggestions and concerns voices by the Bangladeshi expatriates residing in Canadaduring the Public Hearing. Hon’ble Prime   Read More…»

Bangladesh: Rohingya youth trapped in violence and despair

By Ashok Ramsarup :: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – the Geneva-based humanitarian organisation – released a documentary entitled ‘Out of Fear’ focusing on the Rohingya youth trapped in violence and despair in Bangladesh. This is a 28-minute documentary based on testimonies of Rohingya youth, highlighting, what the MSF described, the blatant despair and   Read More…»

MSF closes HIV/TB operation in Northern KwaZulu-Natal

Ashok Ramsarup :: The Geneva-based charity that provides humanitarian medical care -Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – has closed its HIV/TB operation in the South African town of Eshowe situated in the Northern KwaZulu-Natal Province.  The non-governmental organisation (NGO) which operates in conflict zones and countries affected by endemic diseases, ended the groundbreaking initiative   Read More…»

The 2-day long National Entrepreneurship Summit 2023 concluded

The 5thNational Entrepreneurship Summit 2023 concluded with the participation of students from different universities of the country with different innovative ideas. The 2-day long summit was held on 1st and 2nd December 2023 at East West University in the capital Dhaka. The Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) Project of the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the   Read More…»

UN’s Science Advisory Body for Food Security unveils members to its renewed Steering Committee 

FAO, Rome Italy

The United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has unveiled the eminent members of the Steering Committee of its High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE-FSN).  Today, in their inaugural meeting, the Steering Committee elected Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann as the Chairperson and Iain Wright as the Vice-Chairperson of the Panel. This leadership   Read More…»

Eye screening of U5 children in slums begins

Piloting of eye screening among under-five children living in slums in capital Dhaka has begun for the first time to determine the extent of their eye problems and ways to address them. On the first day of the screening, the eyes of around 50 children were examined at the Korail slum on Monday. Dr Md AshiqurRahman Akanda, Associate Professor at the National Institute of Ophthalmology & Hospital (NIO&H) led the screening held at BRAC Maternity Centre in the slum. The screening is being conducted under a joint initiative of Orbis International, the National Eye Care, and BRAC Health Programme. Organisers said they would conduct similar screening among children living in other slums in the   Read More…»

The iDEA project startup of the ICT Division

The iDEA project portfolio startup “Skoot Limited,” under the ICT Division’s BCC, has begun operations in Sylhet. On Saturday, November 25, 2023, in the afternoon, Abu Ahmed Siddique, NDC, the Sylhet Divisional Commissioner and Additional Secretary, officially opened the “Skoot” station at Chowhatta point, Sylhet. The Chairman of Skoot Limited Kazi Masud Ahmed and the   Read More…»

DIU Job Utshob 2023 Kicks offat Daffodil International University

“One of the main objectives of higher education is to contribute to the national economy by producing skilled and qualified human resources who are employable and can gainfully be hired by the corporate and development sectors. With this aim, Career Development Center of Daffodil International University organized a Big Bang Career Events “DIU Job Utshab   Read More…»

OSB, Orbis join hands to fight avoidable blindness

Ophthalmological Society of Bangladesh (OSB) has partnered with global non-governmental organisation Orbis International to fight avoidable blindness in Bangladesh. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the two entities at a ceremony held at the Orbis International Bangladesh Country Office at Gulshan in the capital on Tuesday. OSB Secretary General Prof Dr Dipak Kumar   Read More…»

Conference on Health Promotion Held

Conference on Health Promotion HeldExperts Stressed on Strengthening Preventive Measures. The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart diseases, cancer, and diabetes, is on the rise at a concerning rate. Currently, NCDs account for 70 percent of the country’s total deaths. Against this backdrop, strengthening the preventive measures through robust health promotion activities will,   Read More…»

Community Clinic to provide anti-hypertensive medicine

In order to safeguard the hypertensive population in Bangladesh, the government has recently taken a decision to include the medicine for hypertension in the drug list of Community Clinic. Speedy implementation of this decision can play an important role in ensuring free anti-hypertensive medicine for the marginalized population along with controlling the growing prevalence of   Read More…»

Bangladesh Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week, Empowering Startups with BDT 40 Million Funding

Global Entrepreneurship Week is in full swing, and in Bangladesh, the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Bangladesh and Bangladesh Venture Capital Limited joined hands to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs throughout the country. The week-long celebration, held at the prestigious Daffodil Plaza, brought together innovators, investors, and business leaders to promote economic growth and support dynamic startups.   Read More…»

Durban scientist leads research into generating value from waste

Dr Viren Chunilall

By Ashok Ramsarup :: South African scientists are making a formidable impact on the waste management scenario by developing technologies that valorize organic waste into higher-value chemicals and products.  Dr Viren Chunilall, the Research Group Leader of the Bio-refinery Industry Development Facility (BIDF) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) based in the port city of Durban, leads a team of scientists that develops,   Read More…»