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Ambassador Tasneem awarded


Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia Saida Muna Tasneem has received prestigious Atish Dipankar Peace Gold Award.  She was awarded in the category of promotion of interfaith dialogue and peace, UNB reported quoting a press release on Friday. Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah handed over her the award on behalf of Bangladesh Buddha Krishti Prochar Shongho in Dhaka on Thursday. ... Read More »

Multilateral trade deals to benefit poor countries


The International Chamber of Commerce believes in multilateral trade agreements as it deems them to be fair and balanced. “We absolutely favour and prefer multilateral agreements over bilateral ones, because it allows weak countries to participate in the same level,” Philip Kucharski, chief operating officer of the ICC, told The Daily Star in an interview last week. Kucharski, who was ... Read More »

NRB wins Singapore poetry contest

NRB Desk           Every day, as Bangladeshi supervisor Bikas Nath scrambles in and out of vessel holds at the shipyard where he works, all he sees around him is sweat and grime. But in his mind’s eye, the 22-year- old glimpses the vistas of his homeland: dust storms, bright mustard flowers, the heady scent of jackfruit in ... Read More »

BWCCI gets local chamber award at CACCI confce

BIWAC Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI ) has been awarded the 7th Local Chamber Award in the big category. BWCCI President Selima Ahmad received the award at the 30th Conference of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) held during 23-25 November, in Taipei, Taiwan, said a press release here today. The conference was ... Read More »

Jamdani gets GI registration certificate The Bangladesh government gave a certificate of proprietorship to Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) recognizing Jamdani as a registered geographical indication (GI) product. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, on behalf of Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT) handed over the certificate to BSCIC chairman Mushtak Hasan Muhammad Iftikhar at a programme at the ministry on Thursday. ... Read More »

Bangladesh gets ASOCIO Digital Govt award

IT Correspondent The Information Communication Technology (ICT) division of Bangladesh government received ‘Digital Government Award 2016’ on Tuesday.   Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) announced the award in a ceremony at Yangon in Myanmar, according to a press release.   ASOCIO, an alliance of IT industry associations representing economies in Asia and Oceania, handed over the award to State Minster ... Read More »

NBR to felicitate 141 top taxpayers The National Board of Revenue is set to honour 141 taxpayers, including 76 individuals with tax cards later this month, for their exemplary compliance. “We are going to honour more taxpayers so that more people feel encouraged to be compliant,” said a senior official of NBR seeking to remain unnamed. The tax cards will be given in 18 categories ... Read More »

Bangladeshis get bulk of high-powered expat jobs

manpowerpic Bangladeshis form the majority of the 166,817 foreigners working in Malaysia in managerial positions and at jobs requiring technical skills, reports Malaysian newspaper, Free Malaysia Today. Bangladeshis account for 62,110 expatriates or 37 percent of the total expatriate workforce in the country, according to a report of the Malaysian home ministry. There are also high numbers of expatriates from ... Read More »

British trio win Nobel Prize in physics

BBC Online Three British-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics for their work that “revealed the secrets of exotic matter,” the Nobel academy announced Tuesday. David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz were awarded the prize for their “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.” All three researchers work at universities in the United States. ... Read More »

Japan`s Ohsumi wins Nobel Prize in medicine

BBC Online Japanese microbiologist Yoshinori Ohsumi on Monday won the 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his work on cell autophagy, a process that helps the body remove unwanted proteins but can also lead to conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Ohsumi, 71, of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, is credited with discovering the mechanisms that allow cells to ... Read More »