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6047 accused got bail in the virtual hearing in 5 days

Through virtual presence, 6,046 more accused have been granted bail in various cases in the last five working days from all lower courts across the country. A total of 73,116 bail applications have been heard in a total of 25 working days since the start of the virtual court proceedings across the country on May 11. Of these, 39,202 accused have been granted bail by the virtual court.Mohammad Saifur Rahman, spokesperson of the Supreme Court and special officer of the High Court Division, told reporters on Saturday.According to him, 536 children have been granted bail through virtual courts in 25 working days. In the meantime, 481 children have been informed to their parents.Saifur Rahman further said that 6,047 accused have been granted bail in 12,697 bail applications disposed of in a virtual hearing in the lower court last week. Of these, 1,353 accused have been granted bail in Dhaka division. In the second-highest Mymensingh division, 1,190 accused have been granted bail.Besides, 938 accused in Chittagong division, 354 in Rangpur division, 195 in Barisal division, 714 in Rajshahi division, 805 in Khulna division and 381 in Sylhet division were granted bail last week. Incidentally, on May 10, the Supreme Court administration directed to hold a bail hearing only in the virtual court of the lower court. There is also a chamber court in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court and multiple virtual benches in the High Court Division. From then on, the bail hearing started in the virtual court in the lower court


Grameenphone launched Volti service

After Robi, Grameenphone has launched Volatile (Voice over LTE) service across the country. Grameenphone subscribers will get this LTE network facility only if they have a Volt-enabled handset, Forge SIM and coverage.Regarding the launch of the new service, Grameenphone's Chief Marketing Officer Mohammad Sajjad Hasib said, "Grameenphone customers will be able to enjoy this facility at regular call rates."He said that Grameenphone's website has a list of Volt-enabled handsets and if the new handset is updated on the network, the website information will be updated accordingly. If the customer has a Volti handset (listed on Grameenphone's website) with Forge SIM, Forge coverage and necessary settings, they will be able to enjoy Volta service automatically.In the case of calls through Vonti technology service, two customers get 50% faster call connection time and HD quality voice call experience.


AI will teach Innovation and Entrepreneur Development Academy Establishment Project

On Thursday, June 18, a training on "Artificial Intelligence" or Kritris Intelligence is going to be organized online under the Bangladesh Computer Council of the Department of Information and Communication Technology "Innovation and Entrepreneur Development Academy Establishment Project." The training will start at 10 am after the inauguration ceremony through video conferencing under the project "Education for Nation".The resource person for the training will be Associate Professor of Osaka University, Japan and Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), University of Dhaka. Md. Atiqur Rahman Ahad, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at BUET. M Sohail Rahman and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at United International University. Mohammad Nurul Huda.According to the organizers, the whole event will be broadcast live on the official Facebook page of "Startup Bangladesh" (https://www.facebook.com/LetsStartupBD/) from 10 am on Thursday, June 18. More than 60 trainees from Sylhet Division will take part in the training through the online platform Zoom. The day-long training will cover "Artificial Intelligence" and Machine Learning, AI-based research on Covid-19 and Computer Vision and IoT Sensor-based Activity Recognition (Health Care and other applications). Project Director (Additional Secretary) Syed Mojibul Haque said the training would provide participants with an opportunity to learn about "artificial intelligence" through experts.


Bangladesh is the second in the world to use renewable solar power

To meet the demand for electricity, 8% of the total population of the country now uses renewable solar power in their homes. As a result, Bangladesh ranks second in the world in the use of solar power jointly with Mongolia. And Nepal is the first in the list of 11 percent of the total population using solar power or solar home system in their homes.This information has been published in the Global Status Report-GSR report on global renewable energy published by REN21 on Tuesday.According to the report, 1,500 irrigation pumps in Bangladesh are providing irrigation through solar power.However, Bangladesh is not in the list of countries that use or produce renewable energy in the world.Japan is on the list of Asian countries using per capita renewable energy out of a total of 47 countries. However, China and India are on the list of top wind and solar power generation. Iceland is the first country in the world to use renewable energy per capita.


Half of the voters got smart cards

At present there are 10 crore 98 lakh 19 thousand 112 voters in the country. Of these, 5 crore 7 lakh 90 thousand people have been provided with Chip Enriched National Identity Card (NID) or smart card.Mohammad Shafiq, a communication consultant in the NID section of the Election Commission, said NID was also working online in the lockdown. So far 6 crore 1 lakh smart cards have been delivered to the Upazila level. A total of 5 crore 7 lakh 90 thousand cards have been distributed. It has been reported that at present a total of 1 crore 2 lakh blank cards are being inserted. The Election Commission has taken these 73 million cards from French companies. The EC has to go to the Machine Tools Factory (BMTF) to produce and distribute the remaining 3 crore 95 lakh 19 thousand 111 cards.


Prime Bank launches unsecured loan facility in ICT sector

Prime Bank will provide unsecured loans up to Tk 50 lakh in the ICT sector. In the current financial market of Bangladesh, loans will be given to this sector considering the ICT MSME sector. Two months grace period will be given on the loan payable.The service was inaugurated on Tuesday, the silver jubilee of the establishment in the belief of providing exceptional service. State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak inaugurated the service, referring to it as a "friend in difficult times".Raheel Ahmed, Managing Director, Prime Bank, Syed Almas Kabir, President, BASIS, Syed M Omar Tayyab, Head, MSME Banking, Prime Bank, and Nazmul Karim Chowdhury, Head, Brand & Communications, Shoaib Ahmed Masud Prom, Vice President (Administration) were present on the occasion.State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak said, "We are making maximum use of technology." I am using technology in testing, tracing."We have huge potential in the software sector in the next six months," he said. For this, we have to work with innovative ideas.Calling on Prime Bank to follow other banks, the state minister said the BASIS and ICT divisions are jointly working on five issues - ideas, models, finance, technology and collaboration. This initiative of Prime Bank has shown the friendship of hard times for the ice sector.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Prime Bank Limited and Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) to provide all banking services including financing to ICT entrepreneurs. The agreement provides ICT companies with working capital (CC, OD, and demand loans), term loans for fixed asset purchase and capital expenditure, financing of international trade solutions (LC, LATR, IDBP), bank guarantees, work orders, etc. Get Internet Banking - Altitude - service for deposit facility and e-transaction. The loan will require two years of business experience and a letter of recommendation from BASIS. Prime Bank has appointed a Relationship Manager so that BASIS members can avail of all banking services including loan applications at home or at home.

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