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BTRC orders GP not to hinder audit process

The Bangladesh Tele-communication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Tuesday ordered the country’s leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone (GP) not to hinder the ongoing audit of the company. This move came following complains from auditing firm Toha Khan Zaman & Co that GP has not been helping the audit to run smoothly, although the work started three months earlier. The auditors will ...

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HC orders emergency services for injured persons at all hospitals

The High Court on Wednesday directed the government to take necessary steps for providing emergency medical services to all critically injured persons in government and private hospitals across the country In response to a writ petition, the court ordered the government to submit a report on the progress of ensuring emergency medical services for traffic accident victims under the National ...

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Bangabandhu portrait distorted by graphic designer, says Latif

MA Latif, Awami League lawmaker from Chittagong-11 constituency, on Monday held a graphic designer responsible for distorting a portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The picture of Bangabandhu that the MP had sent to the designer did not have enough resolution to make a large portrait, and therefore, to find an alternative way, they had distorted it, he said. Referring ...

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Leopard beaten to death in Sherpur after injuring one

A leopard is beaten to death by the villagers after it attacked the mayor of Sribordi municipality at Shait Kakra village in Sribordi upazila of Sherpur on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Photo Courtesy: Prothom Alo UNB, Sherpur Villagers beat a leopard to death after it attacked the mayor of Sribordi municipality at Shait Kakra village in Sribordi upazila of Sherpur ...

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Undermining opposition fuels rise in terrorism : US intel chief tells Senate committee about Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government is continuously making its efforts to undermine the political opposition that is likely to help the trans-national terrorist groups to expand their presence in Bangladesh, United States National Intelligence chief has said. Bangladesh government’s continuing efforts to undermine the political opposition in Bangladesh will probably provide openings for trans-national terrorist groups to expand their presence in the ...

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Padma bridge ‘conspirators’ to be tried: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the parliament today that the ‘conspirators’ of the Padma bridge project will be tried under the country’s existing laws. “The Anti-Corruption Commission has carried out an investigation against those who were involved in a conspiracy to create obstacles towards implementing the Padma bridge project,” the PM said. In a reply to lawmakers’ queries, the PM ...

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President asks EC to work with people’s confidence

President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday asked the Election Commission to work with people’s confidence and maintain its reputation as it is a constitutional body. The President said this when Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad and commissioners Mohammad Abdul Mobarak, Mohammad Abu Hafiz and Brigadier General (retd) Md Zabed Ali met him at Bangabhaban, UNB reports. During the meeting, the ...

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The sisters indomitable

Refusing to be written off by blindness since birth, four sisters from Patia of Chittagong defied all odds and went on to pursue higher education at Chittagong University. Three of them are now primary schoolteachers. They recently had training on digital content development. The photo was taken at Teachers Training College in the capital last month. Photo: Amran Hossain Wasim ...

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Surgery for Bangladesh’s ‘tree man’ to remove warts

Abul Bajandar, a father of one, said he tried cutting the warts when they first appeared, but it was extremely painful. (AFP photo) Dhaka, Bangladesh:  A Bangladeshi father dubbed “Tree Man” for massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet will finally have surgery to remove the growths that first began appearing 10 years ago, a hospital said today. Abul ...

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Work hard to push Bangladesh ahead, President asks students

The President has made the call as he addresses the 4th convocation of the Chittagong University President Abdul Hamid on Sunday said there must be relentless efforts, self criticism and cooperation to turn Bangladesh into a middle income nation by 2021 and a developed nation by 2041. “Bangladesh is advancing towards prosperity. Significant advancement has been made in education, women ...

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