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College admission to begin from August 9


MNA Career & Education Desk: The government is set to start the process of enrolment to grade 11 in colleges on August 9 after deferring its plans to do so in June due to a worsening coronavirus epidemic. Students who have passed the SSC and equivalent examinations can apply for college admission online until September 15, the education ministry said in a statement on Sunday. Details about the admission process will be published on Dhaka Education Board’s website, it added. Schools and educational institutions across the country have been closed from March 17 amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, reports ...

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BB brings simplification in online transactions

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MNA Business Desk: The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has waived the formalities of online transaction authorisation form (OTAF) for online payments through international cards. The central bank issued a new notice on Sunday over the matter after it came under intense criticism for introducing the OTAF, report BSS and bdnews24.com. “To bring further simplification in online transactions, it has been decided to waive OTAF formalities for online payments abroad through international cards,” according to the BB circular. Authorities had introduced the online transaction authorisation form to stop illegitimate online payments to participate in gambling or stock trading. In this context, Sunday’s ...

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Online transactions hampered by new credit card rule


MNA Business Desk: A new rule requiring customers to obtain a certificate before completing a transaction online is causing people a lot of grief with businessmen in the IT sector suffering in particular. Bangladesh Bank (BB) issued the circular last week according to which, customers must seek authorisation to make online purchases using foreign currency by filling up a form and submitting it to their respective banks. The measure was adopted to prevent the purchase of cryptocurrency online, lottery tickets, gambling and misuse of the international credit card, according to the central bank. But bankers and customers have slated the ...

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Malaysia arrests 680 suspected members of Chinese online fraud gang


MNA International Desk: Malaysian authorities have arrested 680 Chinese nationals suspected of operating an extensive online fraud operation cheating people in their homeland, officials said on Thursday. A team of 150 Immigration Department officers raided the suspects’ well-guarded headquarters in the town of Cyberjaya on Wednesday, the director general of the Immigration Department, Khairul Dzaimee Daud, said in a statement. About 100 suspects managed to escape, and some were hurt in the melee, Khairul said. The gang was believed to have operated from the premises for about six months, Reuters reports. “The modus operandi of this syndicate is to target ...

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Daraz holds seller summit in Chattogram


MNA Business Desk: Country’s largest online shopping platform Daraz Bangladesh (daraz.com.bd), for the second time, organised a seller summit in Chattogram. The main purpose of the event was to inform all the merchants about the latest technological advances that were incorporated after Daraz joined Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company last year, said a media release. Chattogram city Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin was present as the chief guest of the ceremony held on Saturday at Hall 24 Convention Center. Syed Mostahidal Hoq, Managing Director, Khondoker Tasfin Alam, Chief Operating Officer and Fuad Arefin, Chief Commercial Officer of Daraz Bangladesh Limited were ...

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Community Bank signs agreement with BB for access to CIB Online System


MNA Business Desk: Community Bank Bangladesh Limited has signed an agreement with Credit Information Bureau (CIB) of Bangladesh Bank for registration in CIB Online System. Ms Mansura Parvin, general manager of CIB, Bangladesh Bank and Mr Masihul Huq Chowdhury, managing director & CEO of Community Bank recently signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides, says a press release received on Wednesday. Through this agreement Community Bank will get access to online credit information of the borrowers in Bangladesh which will help the bank to assess credit risk information towards selection of good borrower. Mr Ahmed Jamal, deputy governor ...

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GP, UNICEF team up for child online protection


MNA Science & Technology Desk: Grameenphone, Telenor Group and UNICEF joined forces to boost Child Online Safety programme by empowering 1.2 million children and adolescents across Bangladesh by 2021. To this end, Grameenphone, Telenor Group and UNICEF on Thursday signed a partnership agreement setting out an ambitious strategy to further strengthen and scale online protection for children in Bangladesh. The internet is a powerful tool for children that can support their development through access to information, education, empowerment and participation. But the internet may also expose children to violence, exploitation and abuse through inappropriate content and behaviour online. The project ...

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Online platforms to release Eid programs


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Online streaming platforms are providing more budget which help directors produce quality content. Many young directors are leaning towards streaming platforms as they find it easier to release programs online unlike TV channels which often follow lengthy and controversial program selection procedures. Besides, streaming platforms are providing directors with more budget than TV channels. Due to the rise in popularity of live streaming platforms, many talented young directors are looking forward to release Eid special dramas online in lieu of private TV channels on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. ‘The young makers have new ideas and ...

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Mistakes to be avoided while setting up an online business


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Starting an online business begins with filling a need and building credibility, but the factors that go into making your online business a smashing success don’t stop there. While the barriers for setting up a company are low, the majority of people starting an online business fail largely due to mistakes that seem obvious in hindsight — such as overestimating profits or trying to be too many things to customers from the onset. But there are many more mishaps business owners experience. To enhance your shot at success, try and avoid these 10 common mistakes when starting ...

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Bangladesh 10th at First time online users


MNA Science & Tech Desk: Bangladesh is one of the top 10 economies considering the number of people that went online for the first time between 2012 and 2015. This list was prepared by the Information Economy Report 2017 and released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), where this encouraging scenario was portrayed. The report revealed that between 2012 and 2015 some 15 million people went online for the first time in Bangladesh. India got the highest number of new online entrants during the period under the review. Some 178 million Indian went online for the ...

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Keep eyes on your children’s online activities


MNA Life Style Desk: As with the real world, the Internet has its seamy side — and it’s all too easy for children to stray into online. Children learn through exploration and natural curiosity, and it is part of our job as parents to encourage that. However, as our children grow up, develop and discover new experiences, we have to take more and different steps to ensure their safety, especially on online activities. Here are some tips to keep eyes on your children’s internet activities. Step into their cyber world Parents have to get involved. Just as they know every ...

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Indian online train ticket booking from Bangladesh


MNA Editorial Desk: The Indian Railways is now planning to provide online train ticket booking facilities to the neighboring countries, including Bangladesh, reported The New Indian Express. While the NDA government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been focusing on increasing cooperation with SAARC countries, the ministry of Railways is mulling to start the process with Bangladesh. Talks have been initiated informally at Indian High Commission level in Bangladesh to start the process. ‘We are in the process of moving a proposal to provide online ticketing platform to Bangladesh, so that people can book their tickets for inbound trains without ...

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Bangladesh will remove obstacles in online money transfer


MNA Business Desk: Finance Minister AMA Muhith, in a program in Dhaka, said that Bangladesh will remove the obstacles existing in online money transfer very soon. “Many e-payment and e-receipt systems, including foreign ones, exist in the country.” he told to media on Friday. “But many of us may not know about them. The obstacles in the e-payment sector are going away very soon.” He later added. “PayPal had shown interest (to start business in Bangladesh), but later backed off. They have renewed interest. I think we will be able to make the system simpler. It will be done widely ...

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PayPal scheduled for entry in Bangladesh


MNA Business Desk: World renowned money transfer organization PayPal is scheduled for entry in Bangladesh. Famous online money transfer agency is scheduled to sign a MoU with state-owned Sonali Bank, clearing the decks for its debut in Bangladesh. Md. Abdur Rob, Sonali Bank Director-in-charge told to the media on Friday that PayPal had replied with optimistic signs to an offer made by the bank to sign a MoU. “We hope the service will start in Bangladesh from next month.” he said. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) told to media that, “Under the leadership and ...

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Microsoft joined the fight against terrorism online


MNA Technology Desk: Microsoft has finally joined the ranks of technology giants committed to fight against terrorism online. The company admitted that ‘terrorist content’ has been posted to its consumer services, which include Xbox Live and Outlook web mail. “Terrorism is one of the truly urgent issues of our time,” said Microsoft. “We are committed to doing our part to help address the use of technology to promote it or to recruit to its causes.” It is not exactly clear what Microsoft’s anti-terrorism strategy involves, but the company stressed that it would not censor results on its search engine Bing. ...

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