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Scientists prove earth can “absorb” subatomic particles for first time

Scientists prove earth can “absorb” subatomic particles for first time

CANBERRA, – Australian scientists have observed how earth stops high-energy neutrino particles in their tracks for the first time. The international study, led by University of Adelaide scientists, marked the first time that the earth’s absorption of neutrinos has been observed, reports BSS. Because neutrinos are so small and have no discernable charge they are able […]


ICT Expo-2017 begins tomorrow

DHAKA,  – Bangladesh ICT Expo-2017 will begin tomorrow at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) for letting the people know about the remarkable successes achieved so far in ICT sector, reports BSS. Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division and Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) are jointly organising the three-day event. Planning […]


Submarine cable repair shifted to Oct 22

DHAKA,  – Maintenance work of country’s first international submarine cable has been shifted to October 22, but the overhauling would not pose any internet disruption, said officials, reports BSS. “Now the maintenance work would begin on October 22 and run for the next three days,” Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) Managing Director Mashiur Rahman […]


NASA captures images of strong solar flares

WASHINGTON, – Two high-intensity solar flares were emitted Wednesday, the second of which was the most intense recorded since the start of this sun cycle in December 2008, NASA said, reports BSS. These radiation flares, which can disrupt communications satellites, GPS and power grids by reaching the upper Earth atmosphere, were detected and captured by […]

Sustainable waste management: Mobile app coming to help you

Dhaka – A Bangladeshi youth has come up with an innovative idea to ensure sustainable waste management the lack of which remains a major health and environmental concern in urban areas of the developing countries, including Bangladesh, reports UNB. Shougat Nazbin Khan, now playing a role as ‘Young Leader for Sustainable Development Goals’ at the […]


Dubai to test run world’s first automated flying taxis by year end

DUBAI – Trial runs of the world’s first automated aerial taxis (AAT) are expected to start by the end of this year, local media reported Wednesday, reports BSS/XINHUA. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is collaborating with German firm Volocopter, which specializes in manufacturing Autonomous Air Vehicles (AAV), on the AAT project, the website reported. […]

BTRC rejects Banglalink’s plea for direct spectrum assignment

DHAKA,  – Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has rejected the appeal of mobile phone operator Banglalink for direct assignment of 5MHz spectrum in 2100MHz band without any auction, reports BSS. The telecom regulator has termed the appeal as “illogical” and “unwanted” saying that the operator has sought direct spectrum assignment when the process of auction […]

Bangladesh leads major SAARC nations in internet access

DHAKA,  – Bangladesh has advanced significantly in internet connectivity and effectively led major SAARC nations, with nearly 42.0 percent of total population using internet for various purposes, according to official sources, reports BSS. The latest data from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) shows that the total number of internet users has reached 67.245 million […]

Mobile app stopping early marriage

DHAKA : Sultana Begum used to live at Dangapara village in Joldhaka upazila of Nilphamari district. She is the second among her three sisters and two brothers. Her father is a farmer by profession. Sultana’s father, who was experiencing hardship in running his seven-member family, was in tension with the marriage of his daughters, reports […]

BTCL opens call centre for UIC

DHAKA, – Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has introduced call centre “16402” to hear any query regarding internet of Union Information Centre (UIC), reports BSS. “The call centre has been opened to offer modern and time-befitting services to the UIC entrepreneurs,” said a BTCL statement today. As part of building “digital Bangladesh” by the government, […]