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OP-ED: The future of online business in Bangladesh

While there is a lot of opportunity, an integrated business plan is needed

I was almost tempted to caption this article as “e-commerce.” Then I decided to go with the popular term “shopping online.” While Covid-19 has forced me to try this with purchasing mangoes from Chapai Nawabganj, imported dry fruits, superior dates, fresh fruits from Rangamati, original and famous sweets from Comilla and Jessore, honey from the Sundarbans, blended tea from Sylhet, fitness equipment, and books online, my friends and cousins have even bought clothes and boutique products online. 

Some of my friends even asked for a few reliable online companies’ names, where they can invest as angel investors. Online food business has also seen a spike during Covid. While we used to know about Chaldal.com, Bikroy.com, Rokomari.com, hungrynaki.com, and Foodpanda, I am sure you all know, there are so many that came up over the last six to

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Scientist Bijon Kumar Sil returns to Singapore after work visa troubles in Bangladesh – bdnews24.com

Sil, a microbiologist, left Dhaka at 7.30 am Sunday by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, said Jahangir Alam Pradhan, spokesman for Gonoshasthaya Kendra.

Sil needs a work permit to work in Bangladesh after he adopted the citizenship of Singapore. He has been working as the head of the microbiology department of Gono Bishwabidyalay.

After his work permit expired in July, he sought an extension, but his application ran into complications.

“He had to fly to Singapore due to a visa trouble but hoped that he could come back to Bangladesh soon,” said Jahangir.

Earlier, Sil had shared his concern over the work permit extension.

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“Gono Bishwabidyalay submitted all necessary documents needed for my work permit extension. I assume it will take some time,” he said.

“I am a Singaporean citizen. But Bangladesh is the land of my birth. I can’t imagine being denied a work permit here. It’s not that

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