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Bangladesh to re-launch Premier League

Bangladesh Premier League to return in November, two years after match-fixing scandal The lucrative Bangladesh Premier League will be revived in November, two years after the Twenty20 tournament was halted in the wake of match-fixing scandals. The BPL, which started in 2012, was suspended indefinitely after the second edition amid revelations that former Bangladesh captain […]

Bangladesh’s telecom regulator today scrapped licenses of 33 internet service providers after they failed to pay for their license renewal in time. They were operating without valid licenses, a notice issued in by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said. The regulatory body directed the internet service providers to pay their dues in 10 days or […]

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When 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, Texas took a clock he had made himself to school, he didn’t expect to be led away in handcuffs. The young engineering and robotics enthusiast had his homemade tech confiscated by an English teacher. School officials and police officers, convinced it was a bomb, or at least a hoax […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave for New York on September 23 to attend the United Nations special summit on Sustainable Development and the 70th session of the UN General Assembly. She would highlight Bangladesh’s success stories in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) implementation as well as priority areas of successfully completing the new set […]

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Saudi civil defence has evacuated 1,028 Asian pilgrims after a fire broke out at a hotel in Makkah, reports the Saudi Press Agency. The 11-storey hotel at Al-Azizyiah neighbourhood is licensed to house Hajj pilgrims. The report quoted civil defence spokesperson Col Abdullah Al-Orabi Al-Harthy as saying two persons had been injured in the incident. […]

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Public University Teachers Association stages a sit-in, during their work abstention for separate pay scale for them, at Aparajeyo Bangla of Dhaka University on Thursday. The teachers organised a sit-in which was a part of their full day work abstention and threatened to tougher movement after the Eid Ul Azha, to realise their demands. The […]

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 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called upon all to be more sensitive and extend their support to the disabled, autistic and visually and hearing impaired people, saying they are also parts of the society. “We’ll have to give special attention to the physically challenged and disabled people because they are also parts of the […]

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A Texas teenager taken away in handcuffs this week for bringing to his Dallas-area school a homemade clock that staff mistook for a bomb won a personal invitation from President Barack Obama on Wednesday to visit the White House. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was accused of making a hoax bomb, police in Irving said. The Council […]

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Bangladesh’s top mobile phone operator Grameenphone stands accused of going back on promises they made to lure customers and then refusing to explain its fraudulent act. The operator promised its tens of millions of subscribers a minute’s free talk-time to compensate for frequent call drops and then discontinued it without letting them know, regulators were […]

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With the formal launch of the Pattiseema lift irrigation scheme in Andhra Pradesh, India on Wednesday took a step forward in its ambitious but long-pending goal to interlink major rivers to form a national water grid. The Pattiseema project lifts flood water from the river Godavari and pumps it into the Polavaram right canal that […]

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The High Court on Thursday stayed for six months a government decision that imposed 7.5 per cent value added tax on tuition fees of English medium schools. The court also issued a rule upon the authorities concerned of the government to explain why the decision of imposing the VAT should not be declared illegal. The […]

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The High Court on Thursday rejected a petition filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia challenging proceedings in Barapukuria coal mine corruption case against her. The bench of Justice Md Nuruzzaman and Justice Abdur Rob pronounced the verdict that paved way continuing the case in a special judge’s court. The court observed that the […]

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