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Govt swallows Tk 265cr losses by giving benefits to IGWs

BTRC proposes extension of int’l call termination rate cut despite loss  Ahmed Shawki The government has suffered a revenue loss of around Tk 265 crore in five months after it cut the rate for international call termination by the international gateway (IGW) operators patronising the politically licensed IGW operators, said telecom ministry officials. Despite the […]

Politicians, academics and journalist leaders on Sunday called on the government to restore the voting rights of people by holding a free, fair and participatory general election. The voting right of people was seized through the general elections held on January 5, 2014, they said at the discussion meeting organised by Bangladesh Civil Rights Society […]

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by F R Chowdhury   The political unrest in the country is almost going out of hand. It is not possible to count the exact number of people so far killed. Lot of them died because of political violence when lots of other people died in the hands of law enforcement agencies. They are extra […]

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Arnold Zeitlin i may have glimpsed the future of pakistan — it is chilling. the occasion came during two discussions about pakistan at washington DC think tanks. worrying about pakistan is a favorite pastime in DC among foreign policy thinkers who insist on believing that the united states can do something (but what?) to set […]

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Kalpona Akter, one of the best-known labor leaders in Bangladesh, has visited 16 American college campuses over the past three weeks, urging students to press two major retailers – The Children’s Place and Benetton – to contribute millions of dollars to help the families of those who died in the Rana Plaza factory building collapse. […]

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Pakistan grabbed a World Cup quarter-final berth on Sunday following their seven-wicket victory against Ireland that also cleared West Indies’ last eight passage from Pool B. Sarfraz Ahmed (101 not out) hit Pakistan’s first century at this year’s World Cup and added 120 runs with Ahmed Shehzad (63) to give the team their best start […]

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Dr. Kalam Azad   Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, has explained his current advocacy for Social Business in an article entitled “Redesigning economics to redesign the world” published in The Daily Star and the Prothom Alo recently. In the article, he characterises his Grameen Bank’s contributions to society as part of the success story […]

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UK-based PwC warns political instability, natural disasters to act as headwinds Bangladesh is projected to become 23rd biggest economy in the world in next 35 years, joining for the first time a list of newly emerging and established emerging economies, said a study. The country, now in 31st in the ranking, is seen to move […]

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A helpline has been introduced on a pilot basis to record garment workers’ complaints about their workplace safety, security and rights so steps can be taken to resolve them. The government launched the pilot project yesterday for six months in Ashulia, and if it is successful, such helplines will be set up across the country. […]

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At least 17 people, including four soldiers, were injured in a clash between hill people and law enforcers at Dighinala in Khagrachari on Sunday after military had obstructed amarch towards Babuchara demanding the relocation of a Border Guard Bangladesh battalion and rehabilitation of evicted hill people from there. The military adjutant at Dighinala zone Captain […]

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Bombs outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed 14 people and wounded nearly 80 during Sunday services, and witnesses said quick action by a security guard prevented many more deaths. A Pakistani Taliban splinter group claimed responsibility. The blasts went off minutes apart in a majority Christian suburb of the eastern city. […]

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A statement released on Sunday said West Bengal police informed their Bangladesh counterparts about the arrest. It said Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal police have arrested Masud and charged him with illegal trespass. Masud had a ‘red corner notice’ from Interpol hanging over him. The statement said police in Bangladesh were trying to bring the listed […]

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