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GP ordered to pay BTRC Tk1000 cr within Feb 24

The Appellate Division on Thursday ordered private mobile operator Grameenphone to pay Tk 1,000 crore to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) within February 24 (Monday). Seven-member Appellate bench led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain issued the order. Lawyer AM Amin Uddin and Barrister Mehedi Hasan Chowdhury stood for Grameenphone while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Barrister Khandaker Reza-e-Raquib represented ...

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Flights on Sylhet-Cox’s Bazar-Ctg route to be introduced by June: Mahbub Ali

Sylhet Office :  State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali today said the government has taken an initiative to introduce flights on Sylhet-Cox’s Bazar-Chattogram route by June next. He came up with the announcement while speaking at a view-exchange meeting with leaders of the Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry at a city hotel here this evening. ...

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Maintain transparency in public procurement: Planning Minister

  Planning Minister MA Mannan on Wednesday asked all government officials, especially those engaged in public procurement, to discharge their duties sincerely by maintaining transparency and accountability. He made the call at a workshop on “How Senior Government Officials Can Support Achieving Value for Money Outcomes in Procurement” at a city hotel. “Public procurement means spending money collected from public ...

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New Pakistan High Commissioner presents credential to President Hamid

Photo: PID Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui presented his credential to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Wednesday afternoon. Welcoming the envoy to Bangladesh, the President said the country always maintains good ties with all countries following its foreign policy – “Friendship towards all, malice towards none” – adopted by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur ...

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Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans

Britain’s government on Wednesday faced a backlash over its new post-Brexit immigration plans, which are designed to cut “cheap Labour from Europe” in favour of high-skilled English speakers. The points-based system is due to start on January 1, 2021, and was billed as “taking back control” of Britain’s borders — a key demand of anti-EU campaigners in the divisive Brexit ...

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Food habit key reason behind cancer: Expert

Renowned scientist and Fellow of Royal Society Sir Walter Bodmer on Wednesday said unhealthy food habit is one of the key reasons behind cancer diseases followed by genetic marital relationship. “The main reason of cancer disease is food habit, especially taking massive junk food frequently. The second cause is genetic marital relationship (blood related relationship),” he told the ‘Cancer Genetics ...

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UK flood-hit communities brace for more heavy rain

Flood-hit UK communities are braced for further heavy rain as river levels continue to threaten to breach barriers. Hundreds of properties have been flooded and at-risk areas evacuated across England and Wales after the downpours brought by Storm Dennis. Kate Marks of the Environment Agency (EA) said that while Storm Dennis had passed “we’ll be feeling the impacts for a ...

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Bong happy ‘Parasite’ succeeded despite disparity it showed

Oscar-winning “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho said Wednesday the film’s “biggest pleasure and the most significant meaning” to him is that it succeeded even though the audiences might feel uncomfortable with his explicit description of bitter wealth disparity in modern society. Bong’s dark comic thriller about two families on the opposite ends of South Korea’s social spectrum is a history-making film. ...

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Dhaka’s five more areas likely to get prepaid gas metres from July

Representational image.Photo:Collected The household consumers of five more areas in the capital are going to get prepaid gas metres within this year as Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has approved an additional funding for an ongoing project of Titas Gas. “We’ve already received JICA approval for funding installation of  120,000 additional prepaid gas metres of the project,” Ali Mohammad Al ...

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Walking 10,000 steps each day not enough to prevent weight gain: Study

No amount of walking can prevent weight gain by itself, according to a study which suggests that the widely practised standard of pacing 10,000 steps a day to lose weight may not be solely effective. Researchers, including those from Brigham Young University in the US, studied 120 college freshmen over their first six months of college as they participated in ...

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