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British Council hosts Bangladesh-UK Alumni Network Gala Night

The British Council has hosted the Bangladesh-UK Alumni Network (BUKAN) Gala Night 2018 yesterday at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the capital. The event was a follow-up to the month long digital campaign by the British Council to reach out to UK alumni residing in Bangladesh to include them in BUKAN and utilize their collective expertise to contribute to ...

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Location tracking introduced to curb VoIP

With the aim to curb the illegal international call termination commonly known as “VoIP” to minimum level, the telecom regulator has introduced location tracking system. The new technology “Telecommunication Traffic Measurement and Anti-Fraud System” is able to detect any kind of illegal call termination along with the accurate call volume, call sources and location. The regulator, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission ...

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Students to hold computer-tab, not books, in future: Mustafa Jabbar

Minister for Telecommunications and Information Technology Mustafa Jabbar today said that students would hold computer and tab instead of books and bags in future. “Students will use computers and tabs instead of books, note books, pens and school bags in the educational institutions in future. Thus, there will be an end to the burden of heavy schoolbags on their shoulders ...

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Death toll in India’s forest fire rises to 17

The death toll in last Sunday’s forest fire in the southern state of Tamil Nadu has risen to 17, with three more critically injured trekkers succumbing to their burn injuries in the hospital in the past 24 hours, police said Monday. The massive fire broke out last Sunday evening when a group of nearly 40 people, mostly college students, went ...

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Putin wins fourth term with record vote

Vladimir Putin was Monday set for another six years in power after his landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election but so far only close allies have congratulated him as Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, recorded his best election performance with 76.67 percent of the vote but rejected the possibility of ...

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Five killed in 24-hour Philippine hotel blaze

Five people have perished in a raging inferno that tore through a hotel and casino complex in Manila, authorities said Monday, after firefighters battled more than 24 hours to douse the flames. Rescuers said billowing smoke, sometimes so dense it obscured the 22-floor Waterfront Manila Pavilion, had hampered their efforts to contain the blaze which started Sunday morning. The dead ...

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Pun re-elected as Nepal’s vice president

Nanda Bahadur Pun was re-elected as the vice president of Nepal for a second term, the Election Commission announced on Sunday. Pun was declared the unopposed winner of the vice-presidential election since he was the only candidate for the post, a spokesman from the Election Commission said in an official press statement. Nepal’s Election Commission said on Friday that the ...

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Saudi’s crown prince in his own words

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday.   Mutual rival Iran will be high on the agenda, but the 32-year-old strongman prince will also be looking to showcase his sweeping changes to Saudi society and an increasingly assertive foreign policy that includes the war in Yemen and ...

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Chemical weapons experts head to Britain in Russia spy case

International chemical weapons experts were due to arrive in Britain Monday to collect samples of a nerve agent used to poison a former Russian spy as London accused Moscow of stockpiling the toxin used in the attack. The poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury on March 4 has triggered a crisis with ...

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Boy’s fingers severed for trifle

Sunamganj Correspondent  :  An influential local stabbed a child’s hand and severed his fingers after he mistakenly damaged a portion of a dam at the Moynakhali embankment of Tahir upazila’s Mohalia Haor yesterday afternoon. The child, Yahin Miha, of the upazila’s Sulemanpur village in Sunamganj, and a class two student of Sulemanpur Dakhil Madrasah, went to collect fodder and mistakenly ...

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