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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 14 March 1-15, 2015  


KOICA, UNICEF boost partnership to cut preventable deaths
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and UNICEF- Bangladesh have signed a US$8 million (Tk 62 crore) agreement on February 22 to help reduce preventable deaths in children and women by improving maternal, newborn and child health interventions. Kim Bok-Hee, Resident Representative, KOICA Bangladesh Office, signed the agreement with UNICEF- Bangladesh Representative, Edouard Beigbeder, during a ceremony held in Dhaka. This is the second time that UNICEF-Ban. More...
Package VAT system will continue
Sylhet : Package VAT system will continue to be in place and necessary steps will be taken if any complaint on undue harassment is received from businessmen. AKM Nuruzzaman, Commi-ssioner, Customs, Excise and VAT Commissionerate gave the assurance to businessmen at a views exchange meeting held at Chamber Conference Hall in the city on February 24. Salah Uddin Ali Ahmad, President, Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) presided over the views exchange meeting, he highlighted the impac. More...
Bank Asia eases payment channel for IT freelancers
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : Bank Asia Limited has partnered with another leading Online Payment Gateway Service (OPGS) provider_ Payoneer Inc. USA- to facilitate Bangladeshi freelancers receive their payments in a quick, easier and cheaper way. Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Dr Atiur Rahman formally launched the service at a city hotel on January 8. The launching ceremony was attended, among others, by A Rouf Chowdhury, Chairman of Bank Asia, Scott H. Galit, CEO of Payoneer, Patrick De Courcy ,. More...
UCBL card holders to get free int'l SIMs from WOWtel
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : United Commer-cial Bank Limited (UCBL) Credit Card users will be able to collect a WOWtel Global SIM card from UGI Trade Co. without any cost. UCBL and UGI Trade Co. signed an agreement in this regard recently. UGI Trade Co is marketing WOWtel brand products in Bangladesh. It is offering a very cost effective Global SIM Card_ reducing roaming expenses of over 90 per cent of users. This WOWTel SIM card can be used in more than 215 countries around the world. The SIM o. More...
- Rosatom unveils popular science booklet on nuclear energy at Omor Ekushey Book Fair
- Emirates to restart flights to Baghdad from 1 March
- Canada wants Dhaka-Toronto direct air link
- Dhaka Regency Celebrated the Enchanting Valentine?s Day
- Sheer Joy of Shakrain, the kite festival
- India aims to achieve 1pc share of global arrivals this year
- Abu Dhabi named among top 10 destinations in 2015
- China is number one source of international tourists
- West Bengal Tourism reaching out to int?l tourism sectors
- Over 550,000 tourists spent more than $900m in Turkey in 2014
- Homestay programme gives authentic Indian-Myanmar experience in a remote region
- Record 56.4m tourists flocked to NY in 2014
- Cox?s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive to be completed by next year
- Watch World Cup Cricket 2015 matches live at Dhaka Regency
- Kabab and Paratha Festival on at Khazana Gulshan
- Hotels in London report 8.3pc RevPAR Increase
- UCBL card holders to get free int?l SIMs from WOWtel
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