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Tk26bn in unpaid fees: Telcos to see legal action

The unpaid revenues include spectrum fee, revenue sharing and annual licence fee Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said it would take legal action to recover Tk26bn outstanding revenues from different telecom service companies. If the companies continue to default, the regulator may even propose the government cancel their licences, said BTRC sources. The unpaid revenues […]

Ustad Rashid Khan A child prodigy, the immensely gifted Rashid Khan, was born in 1966. He joined ITC-SRA with his grand uncle Ustad Nisar Hussain Khan, one of the greatest maestros of the Rampur Sahaswan Gharana. The long and arduous training under his guru made Rashid a perfect exponent of the gharana. Rashid is also […]

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Mohammad Jamil Khan, Ashif Islam Shaon The four critical patients have already been shifted to Intensive Care Unit of the burn unit He was heading for Mirpur without the slightest shadow of doubt about the lurking danger on his way but as the bus reached near Shahbagh the unthinkable happened. Something flew in and the […]

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Speeding vehicles trying to escape arson attacks cause deaths of three At least six people were killed and over 200 others injured on the first day of 72-hour blockade enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance, only 25 hours after the completion of a similar three-day programme. On Saturday’s blockade, which started at 6am demanding cancellation […]

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The body charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons has confirmed some will be “neutralised” aboard a US Navy ship.   The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said the US was contributing technology and financing.   The chemicals will be diluted to safer levels using a process called “hydrolysis”.   […]

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4 killed on first day

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Announced all of a sudden the night before, the opposition’s three-day blockade left at least four people killed and put tens of thousands of travellers across the country in peril on its first day yesterday. Many people were bewildered after reaching inter-district bus terminals early in the morning having no idea of the fresh blockade, […]

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Bangladesh will focus on four key issues at the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) ninth minister-level meeting of Least Developed Countries (LDC). “We’ll seek duty and quota-free access for goods from the LDC countries into the markets of the developed and developing countries,” Commerce Secretary Mahbub Ahmed told bdnews24.com on Saturday night before leaving for the […]

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The hacktivist pro-Assad group known as the “Syrian Electronic Army” (SEA) briefly hijacked the Twitter feeds of TIME magazine in response to a critical description of President Assad’s candidacy for its ‘Person of the year’ award. The SEA has tweeted from TIME’s official account: “Syrian Electronic Army was here via @Official_SEA16. Next time write a […]

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The FBCCI has expressed serious concern over the current political unrest, saying in the Saturday statement that neither wanton violence nor large scale arrests offered a solution to the country. “The country is headed for economic ruin at least in the immediate future unless this politics of destruction is stopped,” the FBCCI statement said. It […]

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BNP joint secretary general Salaudin Ahmed on Saturday said the government got unnerved and panicked seeing the intensity of the mass people’s movement.   “Being extremely panicked in the face of the intensity of the mass movement, the government wants to hang onto power by resorting to repressive acts, attacks, killing of opposition leaders and […]

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged Bangladesh’s two major political parties – Awami League and BNP – to reach a mutually agreed consensus through ‘constructive dialogue’ to hold a ‘non-violent’ election in Bangladesh with the participation of all parties.   Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Dr AK Abdul Momen shared the […]

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Four people were killed and over 170 others injured in violent incidents at different parts of the country on the first day of the nationwide 72-hour rail-road-waterway blockade sponsored by the BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance.   The BNP-led combine enforced the blockade programme at 6am on Saturday demanding cancellation of the schedule of the 10th […]

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