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Exploring Alternative Fuels: A Path to Economic Stability Without Price Hikes
Exploring Alternative Fuels: A Path to Economic Stability Without Price Hikes

Power and Energy

Exploring Alternative Fuels: A Path to Economic Stability Without Price Hikes

The current economic crisis and mounting stress in Bangladesh are deeply concerning. A significant portion of the population, particularly the lower middle class and impoverished communities, are experiencing stagnant income levels while facing a surge in expenditures. Balancing income with expenses has become increasingly challenging. Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a noticeable escalation in the prices of essential goods. This trend has been exacerbated by fluctuations in international fuel prices. While global fuel prices have experienced a decrease, this reduction has not been reflected in the local market, leading to a disproportionate burden on consumers across various sectors.

Why the price of fuel and electricity increased ahead of Ramadan!
Why the price of fuel and electricity increased ahead of Ramadan!

Power and Energy

Why the price of fuel and electricity increased ahead of Ramadan!

In various countries around the world, discounts are often offered on goods before Ramadan. However, the opposite scenario is observed in our country. Such incidents have deeply concerned us. It is assumed that this time around, we will witness a normal scenario where prices of goods will follow the usual trend. Furthermore, the increase in electricity and fuel prices will exacerbate inflationary pressures. The electricity and fuel sector authorities have announced that starting from March, there will be an increase in the prices of electricity and fuel. Now the question arises, why did such measures need to be taken just before Ramadan?

BTRC chairman attends Mobile World Congress
BTRC chairman attends Mobile World Congress

Telecom

BTRC chairman attends Mobile World Congress

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman engineer Md Mohiuddin Ahmed is attending the Mobile World Congress-2024 (MWC), the largest international exhibition of the telecommunication sector, being held in the Spanish city of Barcelona.

Huawei just retasked a factory to prioritize AI over its bestselling phone
Huawei just retasked a factory to prioritize AI over its bestselling phone

Telecom

Huawei just retasked a factory to prioritize AI over its bestselling phone

Reuters reports that Huawei will focus on increasing the manufacturing of its AI chip, the Ascend 910B, at the expense of production of its Mate 60 phones in at least one facility.

Address the root of problem
Address the root of problem

Telecom

Address the root of problem

For almost a decade now, it has been observed that whoever takes on the role of Minister or State Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, their initial pledge is to make the state-owned telecom companies profitable. Once again, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, assuming the position of state minister, has reiterated the same promise. Particularly, there has been a surge in focus on the three companies: BTCL, Teletalk, and TSS¬–indicating significant reforms in their management if they fail to become profitable. Simultaneously, there's a clear indication of welcoming private investment in these state-owned companies.

YouTube experimenting with red, blue, and green video feeds
YouTube experimenting with red, blue, and green video feeds

ICT

YouTube experimenting with red, blue, and green video feeds

YouTube is testing a new feature that allows users to filter videos on their home feed by color, creating a more visually cohesive and pleasing experience when browsing.

Crafting control in illicit mobile handset markets
Crafting control in illicit mobile handset markets

Telecom

Crafting control in illicit mobile handset markets

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, the Minister of State for the concerned Ministry, has conveyed a strong message underscoring the imperative need for mobile handset registration in the country. The scope of his responsibilities has broadened following the recent oath-taking ceremony. Formerly occupying the position of Minister of State for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department, he currently serves as the Minister of State for the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications, and Information Technology in the present government.

Silent Revolution in Agriculture
Silent Revolution in Agriculture

Others

Silent Revolution in Agriculture

The English equivalent of the Bengali word "Krishi" is "agriculture." The word is derived from the Latin words azero and cultura. Its literal meaning is tillage while the Bengali word is agriculture. According to the literal meaning, the cultivation of crops and tree planting are directly included in agricultural activities. Animal husbandry and fish farming are closely related to this. Therefore, by agriculture sector we understand crops, fisheries, forestry and livestock sub-sectors together.

Building Smart Bangladesh through year-round innovative-a2i initiatives
Building Smart Bangladesh through year-round innovative-a2i initiatives

ICT

Building Smart Bangladesh through year-round innovative-a2i initiatives

The implementation of Digital Bangladesh has laid the foundation for building a Smart Bangladesh. This initiative has successfully transformed information, services, transactions, and government systems into a technologically advanced and timely framework. However, Smart Bangladesh aims to take this progress even further by embracing more modern technology, inclusivity, and integration.

Abundant job opportunities in the startup industry!
Abundant job opportunities in the startup industry!

ICT

Abundant job opportunities in the startup industry!

Case Study 1 After finishing my office work in Mohakhali, I am waiting downstairs for a bus. Seeing severe traffic on the road, I decide to use a ride-sharing app to call a motorcycle rider. Quickly, a middle-aged biker arrives. He looks quite smart and fit, riding the bike without any hesitation. Politely, I requested him to ride the bike calmly without hurrying and sat behind him and left for the destination of Indira Road. As we navigate through the streets, taking advantage of the various traffic signals that force other vehicles to stop, the driver engages in conversation with me. Curious about his background, I inquire about his name and profession.

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