Dhaka, April 8 (UNB)- Walton, one of the best local brand has recently extended the tenure of its ‘AC Exchange Offer’ until April 30 witnessing huge customers’ response.
Under this offer, customers have to submit their old or used air conditioner of any brand to any Walton Plaza or branded outlet and can purchase Walton’s new AC at 25 percent discount. Earlier, the offer was valid till March 31 while a large number of customers across the country exchanged their used ACs with Walton’s new ones.
Apart from the exchange offer, customers will get free electricity bill for a year under the nationwide ongoing Walton Digital Campaign Season 4.
Engineer Ishaque Rony, Chief Operating Officer of Walton Air Conditioner, said Customers of Walton brand 1-ton, 1.5 ton and 2 ton ACs are getting Tk 14,600, Tk 18,000 and Tk 21,600 as one year electricity bill through registering their newly purchased AC.
Moreover, all the customers of Walton ACs are now enjoying free installation facility.
Walton is now manufacturing and producing 15 models of 1 ton, 1.5 ton and 2 ton split air conditioners in the local market. Prices of these ACs are between Tk 35,900 and Tk 76,400. Walton is also producing 4 ton and 5 ton cassette and ceiling type ACs.
Dwelling on the extension of AC exchange offer’s deadline, Walton Group’s Executive Director Uday Hakim said the prime objective of this offer is to give the customers a chance to enjoy the benefits of locally made air conditioners.
Walton is providing 10 years guaranty on the compressors of inverter AC, 6 months replacement guaranty, easy installment facility up to 36 months and swift post sales services through more than 70 service centers all over the country.
Washington, Apr 6 (AP/UNB) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says "significant work remains" in trade talks with China, and officials from both nations will be in continuous contact to resolve outstanding issues.
The White House issued the statement Friday after three days of talks in Washington.
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin met with the Chinese delegation led by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.
China and the U.S. are working to end a standoff that has shaken financial markets and darkened the outlook for the world economy.
Sanders says topics the two parties discussed included the protection of intellectual property, non-tariff barriers to trade, agriculture and enforcement.
Sanders describes the negotiations as "productive" and says the two sides made progress on "numerous key issues."
London, April 5 (AP/UNB) (AP) — The British government and senior opposition figures tried Thursday to overcome intractable differences and forge a new plan for departing the European Union, as the bloc warned of dire consequences if the U.K. leaves the EU without an agreement next week.
Prime Minister Theresa May was trying to avert a chaotic "no-deal" Brexit — and also tamp down divisions within her Conservative Party inflamed by her shift toward compromise.
May faced fury from anti-EU Conservatives after she agreed to talks with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who favors a softer form of Brexit than the plan advocated by the government. Two junior ministers have resigned, and more could follow.
Senior government and Labour officials held four and a half hours of talks Thursday, after an initial two-hour session between May and Corbyn the day before.
Both sides gave little away about what progress was made, but said the talks would continue Friday.
Treasury chief Philip Hammond said both parties needed to be flexible to break the Brexit impasse.
"When you enter into a negotiation like this to find a compromise way forward, both parties have to give something up," he told broadcaster ITV. "There is going to be pain on both sides."
The political paralysis over Brexit has left Britain facing a possible chaotic departure from the EU in just over a week.
After U.K. lawmakers three times rejected May's agreement with the bloc that was struck late last year, the EU gave Britain until April 12 to approve a withdrawal plan, change course and seek a further delay to Brexit, or crash out of the EU with no deal to cushion the shock.
Economists and business leaders warn that a no-deal Brexit would lead to huge disruptions in trade and travel, with tariffs and customs checks causing gridlock at British ports and possible shortages of goods.
"Let there be no doubt whatsoever: A no-deal scenario would be extremely costly and disruptive," said European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen, who warned "a no-deal scenario is highly likely."
Worries about a no-deal Brexit are especially acute in Ireland, the only EU member state to share a land border with the U.K. Any customs checks or other obstacles along the currently invisible frontier would hammer the Irish economy, and could undermine Northern Ireland's peace process.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar visited the border area Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, meeting residents and businesses who would face disruption from the return of a hard border. They also met victims of Northern Ireland's decades of violence.
Speaking later in Dublin, Varadkar said the EU was determined to prevent the return of a hard border in the event of a disorderly Brexit.
But he acknowledged that because of all the uncertainty, "it's not possible, quite frankly, to have a clear plan."
Merkel added: "I'll simply say we have to succeed. Where there's a will, there's a way."
It was unclear whether the cross-party talks in London would produce a breakthrough. They are risky for both the Conservatives and Labour, with each party split down the middle over Brexit.
Labour is formally committed to enacting the voters' decision to leave the EU, but many of its lawmakers want a new referendum that could keep Britain in the bloc. They will be angry if the party actively helps bring about the U.K.'s departure.
Others in the party — especially those from areas that voted strongly to leave the EU — are adamant Brexit must not be halted.
Pro-Brexit Conservatives, meanwhile, are angry at the prospect of a softer Brexit that keeps Britain bound closely to EU trade rules and standards.
Meanwhile, British lawmakers desperate to avoid a chaotic exit have seized control of the parliamentary agenda to pass a hastily drafted bill that compels May to ask for an extension to the Brexit deadline if a no-deal departure is looming.
The bill was approved by the House of Commons late Wednesday by a single vote and moved Thursday to Parliament's upper chamber, the House of Lords, where anti-EU politicians tried to use delaying tactics to slow its progress.
Despite the opposition, most members of the Lords are pro-EU. It's likely they will approve the bill and it will become law by early next week. May will then have to go to a special EU Brexit summit in Brussels on April 10 to seek a delay.
The EU is not compelled to agree. Leaders of the bloc, exasperated by the chaos in London, say they will only grant a delay if Britain comes up with a workable plan.
French President Emmanuel Macron, one of the leaders most resistant to a further Brexit extension, has warned that the bloc can't be held "hostage" to Britain's crisis.
With British passions running high both inside and outside Parliament, police warned politicians to tone down their rhetoric.
Martin Hewitt, chairman of the National Police Chiefs' Council, said the mood was "incredibly febrile."
He said individuals with a public platform had a responsibility to speak in a way "that is temperate and is not in any way going to inflame people's views."
The crisis has produced a week of high — and sometimes surreal — drama in Parliament. On Monday, climate change protesters stripped almost naked in the public gallery as lawmakers debated Brexit.
On Wednesday, a vote in the House of Commons ended in a tie, for the first time in a quarter of a century.
And on Thursday, debate in the Commons was suspended after water from a leak began pouring through the ceiling into the chamber below. Lawmakers were later sent home for the day as maintenance staff assessed the damage.
Dhaka, Apr 4 (UNB) –United Commercial Bank Limited has donated Taka one crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
Chairman of Executive Committee of United Commercial Bank Limited and Vice-Chairmen of Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB) Anisuzzaman Chowdhury handed over the cheque to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Gonobhaban on Wednesday, said a press release.
Dhaka, April 3 (UNB)- Electronics giant ‘Walton’ is offering 14.26 percent cash discounts on all models of its LED and smart televisions on the occasion of ‘Pahela Baishakh-1426.
Under the ongoing nationwide ‘Walton Digital Campaign Season 4’, customers of Walton televisions are likely to get 14.26 percent cash discounts or sure cash back of different values through registering their televisions just after the purchase from any Walton plaza or distributors’ outlet all over the country until April 15.
In addition, customers will enjoy free home delivery and 5 to 10 percent discounts on the online purchase of Walton televisions from E-Plaza. Now, the online customers can buy 32-inch LED televisions at Tk 16,625 and the same size’ smart television, featured with ‘Android 7’ operating system at Tk 21,755 from Walton E-plaza.
At present, prices of Walton brand 39-inch and 43-inch smart televisions are set at Tk 33,900 and Tk 36,900 respectively. Now, prices of Walton 49-inch and 55-inch smart TVs were set at Tk 65,900 and Tk 69,900 respectively.
Walton set the price of its 20-inch LED TV at Tk 11,900; 24-inch at Tk 12,990; 28-inch at Tk 17,200; 39-inch at Tk 27,900; 43-inch at Tk 29,900; 49-inch at 49,900 and 55-inch at Tk 59,900.
‘Made in Bangladesh’ product Walton televisions are now exported to different countries of Asia, Middle East and Africa continents.