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  • Kewkradong and Coca-Cola against sea pollution

    Kewkradong Bangladesh, Ocean Conservancy’s country coordinator, in partnership with Coca-Cola Bangladesh, has recently concluded a coastal clean-up and marine conservation drive in St Martin’s island, as part of their global commitment to create a “World Without Waste” by 2030.

  • Cyprus Food Festival

    Food lovers in the capital were treated to an extraordinary affair that represented Cypriot cuisine earlier in December. Held at Royal Park Residence Hotel from 7 December to 9 December, 2019, “The Cyprus Food Festival” brought together the tastes of this unique cuisine.

  • Winner announced for ‘Ke Hobe Apex Rewards Millionaire’

    In the quest to find new shoes this wedding season, Shibli Rahman Pavel from Cumilla won Tk 5 lakh from Apex in their ‘Ke Hobe Apex Rewards Millionaire’ campaign. Apex’s CEO, Rajan Pillai, handed the cheque to him at the capital’s Jamuna Future Park. Before him, Shahjahan Sujon, from Dhaka, won Tk 1 lakh.

  • Cyprus Food Festival held at Royal Park Residence

    Food enthusiasts had a chance to enjoy the taste of Middle Eastern flavours at Royal Park Residence Hotel from 7 December to 9 December, 2019. The CEO of the hotel, Keerthi Weragoda, warmly welcomed all the guests. The hotel’s Executive Chef, Rajeeva Mendis presented his culinary excellence in Cypriot cuisine to the guests.

  • Help to Heal Fighting Breast Cancer together

    BRAC University Natural Sciences Club (BUNSC) arranged their day-long fund-raising event, ‘Help to Heal,’ on 18 November, 2019 at their Mohakhali campus. The main objective behind this event was to create awareness on breast cancer and to help fight it at the same time.

  • Platinum Lounge Sylhet wins International Curry Life Award

    Platinum Lounge, a one-of-its-kind world class lounge and restaurant set in the budding metropolitan of Kumar Para, Sylhet, has won the prestigious Curry Life Award in the category of “International Hospitality Award 2019-20.”

  • End of season price cuts from Kay Kraft

    Celebrate with a variety of new clothes befitting the season with special discounts from Kay Kraft. Up to 50 percent discount can be enjoyed on clothing items, as well as ornaments, gift items, and home décor items.

  • Letting and renting properties become easier in Uttara

    The country’s first and largest real estate marketplace, Limited, has inaugurated its second marketplace in Uttara to provide specialised services to tenants and landlords. They will be using both online and offline features, to make renting and letting in Uttara easier.

  • Fourth Cotton Day-Bangladesh held in Dhaka

    Recently, COTTON USA held a seminar, and an eye-catching fashion show in Dhaka, to celebrate the fourth Cotton Day- Bangladesh.

  • Royal feast with Pizza Hut

    The beginning of October held a pleasant surprise for pizza fans. Pizza Hut Bangladesh launched one of their most anticipated and unique pizzas at the start of the month — The CheeseBurger Crown Pizza.

  • Promoting mental wellbeing

    The Counselling Unit of BRAC University had organised a round-table discussion on 12 October, 2019, at the conference room, of BRAC University, Mohakhali.

  • Jamdani Festival 2019 ends on a high note

    The month-long Jamdani Festival, which was organised by Bangladesh Jatiya Karushilpa Parishad - National Crafts Council of Bangladesh (NCCB), in collaboration with the Bengal Foundation, and held at Bengal Shilpalay, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, ended on 12 October, 2019.

  • Affordable Autumn: First Edition

    As part of the effort to make art mainstream, beginning 18 October, 2019 Galleri Kaya promises ‘Affordable Autumn’ — a new series of exhibitions designed to target young professionals who love art, but mistakenly consider possession of artworks beyond their means.

  • Dhaka Kendra’s latest additions

    With a view to make the denizens of Dhaka aware of the history and culture of the city, as well as to preserve the almost lost traditions of the capital, Dhaka Kendra (a project of Maula Buksh Sardar Memorial Trust) had started its journey back in 1997.

  • Changing the scene with Chaldal and Cookups, Bangladesh’s leading groceries platform, and Cookups, Bangladesh’s leading platform for homemade food, has announced a partnership that heralds a stunning comeback for Cookups after a month-long hiatus.

  • Annual orchid show

    Beguiling lost hearts and charming old souls, orchids have blessed the earth for the longest time among all other species of flowers. A true championship of orchids, Dhaka’s Annual Orchid Show, held at Gulshan 2, therefore, aims to unite orchid enthusiasts from all parts of the city to indulge in nothing but the floral stunners of nature.

  • KFC Bangladesh celebrates Colonel Sanders’ birthday

    Colonel Harland Sanders is a name directly associated with fried chicken. His secret recipe of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) still remains a secret. Col. Sander’s 129th birthday was this year, on 9 September.

  • Kona by Farnaz Alam lights up New York Fashion Week

    Exuberance was the call of the day for this year’s New York Fashion Week, featuring the Spring-Summer 2020. While the runways were highlighted with fashion houses and their latest lineups, the backstage was busy as ever with prepping the right look.

  • Maheen Khan receives ATHENA Certificate of Excellence

    ATHENA International, a globally recognised organisation based in the US, has honoured nearly 7,000 exemplary leaders since its inception in 1982 worldwide. In their latest list of recipients,

  • Amari Dhaka’s general manager wins Bangladesh’s Best General Managers (Hospitality) Award 2019

    The 14th Employer Branding Awards was held on 8 September, 2019. The recognition sought to identify and celebrate outstanding brand building and marketing deserving individuals in Bangladesh.

  • Marriage Solution BD gears up for the upcoming wedding season

    The marriage scene has transformed altogether. But finding the right person to share a life with has just become more difficult than ever.

  • BNDF turns one!

    Bangladesh Nutrition & Dietetic Forum commemorated their first anniversary on 5 September, 2019 at Spectra Convention Centre, Gulshan.

  • Four Point Sheraton’s latest crowning glory

    Noeke Kusuma, General Manager at Four Points By Sheraton Dhaka, was recently presented with the prestigious Bangladesh’s Best General Managers (Hospitality) award. This is endorsed by CMO Asia & World Federation of Hospitality Professionals.

  • A taste of Indonesia at Pan Pacific Sonargaon

    There is perhaps no better way to represent a country and its culture than its food— a cuisine created by the amalgamation of centuries of civilisation and the influences that shaped the nation.

  • Bibi Russell announced as Earth Day Network Bangladesh’s Ambassador

    Earth Day Network, the global environmental organisation that engages with over 50,000 organisations in around 195 countries, has announced Bibi Russell, the internationally renowned Fashion Designer and peace promoter, as their ambassador in Bangladesh.

  • Signing ceremony of The Grand Wedding Expo 2019 held

    Violet Incorporation is going to arrange the fourth “The Grand Wedding Expo 2019,” to be held on 18 and 19 October, 2019.

  • Dan Cake introduces new Marble Cake

    One of Bangladesh’s leading snack brands, Dan Cake has been constantly introducing new products for the mass market. In an event held on 31 August, 2019, at the Hotel Tropical Daisy, Minhaj Hossain, Head of Marketing of Dan Foods Ltd., introduced their newest product, “Marble Cake.”

  • A night of positive VIBES

    VIBES is a nationally and internationally well renowned beauty and fitness clinic, offering services in weight management, beauty, and laser treatments. It is an international chain which thrives on providing the best services in care and devotion, coupled with the use of the latest technology when tending to their clients.

  • The Eatery’s Brazilian affair

    Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka was the place to be for an unforgettable Brazilian gustatory evening last week.

  • Uber launches road safety campaign in Bangladesh

    With an aim to raise awareness around this critical issue, Uber has launched a road safety campaign in Bangladesh. The month-long campaign was kicked off through a video post by brand ambassador and number one all-rounder in the world of cricket, Shakib Al Hasan.