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No foreign channel shut by govt: Information Minister

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Tuesday said the government has not shut the transmission of any foreign channel but served notices on two distributor companies for airing Bangladeshi commercials on downlinked foreign television channels.   The two distributors — Nationwide Media Limited and Jadoo Vision Limited — have been asked to respond to the notices within the next seven days.  ...

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Pathao’s Elius, cartoonist Morshed in Forbes 30 under 30 list

Two Bangladeshis — Pathao cofounder Hussain Elius and cartoonist Morshed Abdulla Al — have been listed in Forbes 30 under 30 list. Picked from over 2,000 entries, heavily researched by a team of reporters and vetted by an A-list of judges, Forbes presented this year’s edition of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. Hussain Elius Hussain Elius and Shifat Adnan ...

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Venezuelan judge moves to strip opposition leader’s immunity

Photo: Juan Guaido, Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president, is greeted by a supporter as he leaves a meeting at a university in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 1, 2019. Caracas, Apr 2 : Venezuela’s chief justice on Monday asked lawmakers to strip opposition leader Juan Guaido of immunity, taking a step toward prosecuting him for alleged crimes as he ...

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Firefighters contain fire in China’s mountains where 30 died

Photo: In this aerial photo released by Xinhua News Agency, smoke can be seen from a forest fire in Yalongjiang township of Muli County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province on Monday, April 1, 2019. Beijing, Apr 2 : Firefighters on Tuesday had contained a blaze high in the rugged forested mountains of western China that claimed ...

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Obaidul Quader recovering at Mount Elizabeth Hospital

The health condition of ailing Obaidul Quader, general secretary of Awami League, is recovering gradually at a Singapore hospital. Now he can move normally as the endotracheal tube was removed from his body.   Sheikh Walid Foyez, an official of Bridge department, who has been staying with the ailing minister in Singapore, told about the present condition of Obaidul Quader ...

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Urvashi Rautela attacks report claiming Boney Kapoor touched her inappropriately

Actor Urvashi Rautela recently slammed a report that claimed producer Boney Kapoor was seen touching her inappropriately at an event. The actor shared a screenshot of the video and commented on the news piece, “Presumably one of the India’s ‘SUPREME’ newspaper and this is ‘NEWS’!!?? Please dont talk about GIRL POWER or WOMEN’S LIBERATION when YOU don’t know how to ...

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Pakistan, India trade fire in disputed Kashmir: 7 people die

Islamabad, Apr 2 : Pakistan and India traded fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, leaving seven people dead — three Pakistani soldiers, a Pakistani villager, an Indian woman and a girl and a member of the Indian paramilitary troops, officials said Tuesday. The fatalities were some of the highest since tensions flared between the rival nuclear-armed nations after ...

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Google shuts failed social network Google+

Google+, the search giant’s failed social network, will finally be laid to rest on Tuesday morning. Launched in 2011 and competing with Facebook and Twitter, it was Google’s fourth attempt at a social network. But the platform failed to win people over, even after Google pushed it upon the thriving YouTube community. By the end of 2011, analysts were already ...

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UK accountancy giants ‘should be broken up’

The UK’s Big Four accountancy firms should be separated into audit and non-audit businesses, says an influential committee of MPs. Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC conduct 97% of big companies’ audits while also providing them with other services.   They are under review by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which has proposed an internal split between the two functions. ...

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Gono Forum’s Mokabbir takes oath as MP

Gono Forum’s lawmaker Mokabbir Khan is taking oath on April 2, 2019. Photo: Jatiya Sangsad Sylhet Office : Gono Forum’s another MP-elect Mokabbir Khan (Sylhet-2) took oath as a member of the 11th Parliament on Thursday, violating his party decision. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the swearing-in around 12:15pm at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury and ...

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