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2.4 crore SIMs remain unregistered

Airtel network problem not related to biometric registration Some 2.4 crore SIMs still remain unregistered after the deadline for re-registration under the biometric method expired on Tuesday midnight. Some 10.81 crore SIMs were registered under the biometric method within the deadline, which is 82 percent of the country’s 13.80 mobile phone subscribers. A total of 108,108,000 subscriber identification modules (SIMs) ...

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Arrest warrant issued against Tarique

A Bangladesh court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman in a case filed for his derogatory remarks against Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2014. Parvez Ahmed Chowdhury Porag, a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League in Dinajpur, filed the defamation case accusing Tarique on December 23, 2015. The court of Additional ...

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Hasina seeks global support for women empowerment

28 May, 2016 Stating various components of socioeconomic development model, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday called upon the global leaders to ensure women empowerment, quality of infrastructure development and mitigate climate change impacts. She also urged the developed countries to be more generous in technology transfer, resource mobilisation and capacity building of other countries for overcoming the challenges towards ...

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Bangladesh relief team goes to Sri Lanka

Bangla Mirror Desk : 27 May, 2016 At the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has decided to extend emergency humanitarian support to Sri Lanka as a quick response to the need of its flood and landslide affected people. In view of that a 19-member relief support team organized by Bangladesh Armed Forces Division left Dhaka for Colombo today ...

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Six Bangladeshis indicted in Singapore

Bangla Mirror Desk : 27 May, 2016 A Singapore court indicted six Bangladeshi nationals today for armed violence and financing militants. The investigation revealed that several members of the group had considered carrying out armed violence overseas. 27 Bangladeshis were arrested in November and December. Twenty-six were deported, while the last one was jailed for attempting to leave Singapore illegally. ...

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PM joins G7 outreach meeting

Bangla Mirror Desk : 27 May, 2016 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today attended the Outreach Meeting of the G7 countries, representing world’s seven major advanced economies.   Bangladesh premier joined the event at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinjo Abe, host of the G7 Summit 2016.   Japanese Prime Minister received Sheikh Hasina at the banquet hall of Shima ...

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Cyclone Roanu hits Ctg business

Cyclone Roanu that struck the country’s coastline on May 21, severely affected the business sectors in the port city of Chittagong, known as the country’s commercial capital, causing a loss worth over Taka one billion, trade body leaders and business circles said. The cyclonic storm whipped up tidal surge forcing seawater to enter the warehouses and godowns located at Khatungonj ...

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EU: Break the cycle of violence

European Union envoys have urged the government to break the cycle of violence by bringing the perpetrators behind the recent attacks in the country to justice and ensure the protection of all citizens at risk. “These attacks constitute an unprecedented threat to human rights and freedom of expression and belief,” they said in a joint statement after their meeting with ...

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Teachers face humiliation by MPs, ruling party men

Teachers are being subjected to humiliations and physical abuses by MPs and other politicians belonging to the ruling Awami League and its allies across the country. The incidents public humiliation and beatings of teachers that took place at different places since January reinforce the public perception about the ruling political class. At least five incidents of abject public humiliation to ...

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Weekly ‘Begum’ was Nurjahan Begum’s life’s passion

It was an extraordinary journey. Nurjahan Begum became the editor of the magazine ‘Begum’ at the age of 22 soon after finishing her studies, and was with it for 69 years. “I never tried to work for anything other than Begum. It has been my life’s work,” Nurjahan Begum, considered a pioneer among women editors in Bangladesh, had once said ...

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