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Teletalk ties up with Huawei for network expansion

DHAKA: State-owned cellular phone operator Teletalk on Monday struck a $39.2 million deal with Chinese firm Huawei for its 2G and 3G network up-gradation and expansion, reports BSS. Teletalk Managing Director Gias Uddin Ahmed and Huawei Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Colin Shi put pen on the agreement paper at Posts and Telecommunications Division (PDT) in […]

DNCRP fines 29 business houses Tk 4.62 lakh

DHAKA: Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) on Monday realized Taka 4.62 lakh as fines from 29 business establishments on charges of different offences, like selling of date-expired goods, packaging without MRP, preparing foods in unhygienic condition and adulteration of food items, reports BSS. DNCRP in Dhaka, Khulna, Kishoreganj and Natore inspected different markets […]

Nahid visits injured teacher at Orthopedic Hospital

DHAKA: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Monday visited an injured college teacher at Orthopedic Hospital (Pangu Hospital) in the city, reports BSS. He inquired about health condition of injured teacher Prof Golam Mawla and asked on-duty doctors to provide better treatment for his early recovery, an official release said. Prof Golam Mawla, teacher of […]

Khaleda Zia is militant kingpin: Nasim

DHAKA : Awami League presidium member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday said a militant kingpin has now been residing in the country and she is BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, reports “Peace will be restored in the country if she could be restrained,” he said. Mohammad Nasim said this while speaking […]

Babul picked up to facilitate quizzing of suspects : Asaduzzaman

DHAKA : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said Superintendent of Police (SP) Babul Akhter was taken to DB office for facilitating the interrogation of the suspects arrested in connection with the murder of his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, reports BSS. The Home Minister came up with the remarks at a press briefing arranged on […]

Class V public exam to be held this year

DHAKA : The Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinations will be held this year as usual as a proposal of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education seeking cancellation of the PEC examinations of class V did not get the Cabinet nod, reports UNB. The regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet […]

FBCCI to take part in BBIN Business Expo in Siliguri

BBIN Business Forum launching in Kolkata on Jul 14

DHAKA : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) Business Forum will formally be launched in Kolkata on July 14 which is expected play a vital role in boosting trade and investment among the four countries. Meanwhile, a three-day expo titled ‘BBIN Business Expo’ will be held in the Indian city of Siliguri on July 15-17, reports […]

Deal signed with Santos for gas exploration in Bay

DHAKA : State owned Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Ltd (Bapex) and Australian oil company Santos on Monday entered into a deal to explore gas in Magnama field in the Bay of Bengal in a joint venture, reports UNB. The gas field, discovered a few years ago, is located within block 16 in the […]

Cabinet okays draft Telecom Policy

DHAKA : The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of ‘The National Telecommunications Policy, 2016’ aimed at boosting teledensity, internet penetration and expanding broadband facility, reports UNB. The approval came from the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing reporters after […]

4 non-resident envoys present credentials to President

DHAKA : Ambassador-designates of Czech Republic, Mali, Mongolia and Portugal to Bangladesh separately presented their credentials to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Monday, reports UNB. The all non-resident envoys are Milan Hovorka of Czech Republic, Niankoro Yeah Samake of Mali, Gonchig Ganbold of Mongolia and Joao da Camara of Portugal. Welcoming the ambassadors, the […]

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Learn from Cameron and step down, says Khaleda to govt

DHAKA : BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday urged the government to step down following the example set by British Prime Minister David Cameron, reports UNB. “We would like to ask Awami League to quit. You (AL) please look at Britain and learn. You’re hanging onto office usurping power illegally without people’s mandate when an […]

2 ‘ABT men’ put on 5-day remand

DHAKA : A court here on Monday put two suspected members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) on a five-day remand each in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act, reports UNB. Those remanded are Maolana Md Naim alias Saiful Islam Saad and Sohel Ahmmad alias Sohel. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sharafat Ali Ansari […]

Government declares July 4 public holiday

DHAKA : Government by an executive order declared July 4 of the current calendar year a public holiday and decided to keep the public institutes open on July 16 instead, reports BSS. But the offices, whose time schedule and vacations are regulated by their own rules, and the offices, organizations, and institutes, whose works have […]

Biren Sikder visits Ramkrishna Mission

DHAKA : State Minister for Youth and Sports Dr Biren Sikder yesterday called upon law enforcers to ensure overall security of the temple and its priests while visiting Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, reports BSS. “The government is determined to protect the country’s existing communal harmony at any cost as it taken all-out measures to […]

Fast track courts to try drug related crimes: Khan

DHAKA : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday said the government has planned to constitute fast track courts to try drug related crimes in view of huge stockpile of cases involving narcotics, reports BSS. “Nearly 50,000 drug related cases are now pending in (ordinary) courts for disposal,” he told a press conference marking the International […]

Purbachal New Town to accommodate 1 crore people: Minister

SANGSAD BHABAN : Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain yesterday said the implementation of Purbachal New Town Project would create accommodation facilities for about one crore people, reports BSS. The housing and public works minister said this in the Jatiya Sangsad while replying to a scripted question of treasury bench member Begum Pinu […]

Mostafa Jabbar elected new BASIS president

DHAKA : Mustafa Jabbar has been elected as the president of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) for 2016-2019 tenure, reports BSS. Besides, Russell T Ahmed was elected as senior vice-president while M Rashidul Hasan and Farhana A Rahman as vice-presidents, said a BASIS press release yesterday. The election of the trade body […]

Envoys present credentials to President

DHAKA : Ambassadors-designate of Czech Republic, Mali, Mongolia and Portugal to Bangladesh separately presented their credentials to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban yesterday. The all non-resident envoys are Milan Hovorka of Czech Republic, Niankoro Yeah Samake of Mali, Gonchig Ganbold of Mongolia and Joao da Camara of Portugal. Welcoming the ambassadors, the President assured them […]

Legal notice seeks judicial probe into Fahim killing

DHAKA : A legal notice was served on the government on Monday seeking a judicial inquiry into the killing of alleged militant Golam Faizullah alias Fahim in a reported gunfight between his associates and police while on remand, reports UNB. Supreme Court lawyer adv Julfiker Ali Junu sent copies of the notice to the Home […]

Md. Azizul Islam is the New Chairman of Eastern University

The 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Eastern University (EU) Foundation was held recently, says a press release. Md. Azizul Islam has been elected the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Eastern University (EU) for 2016-17.  Md. Azizul Islam is a founding member of the EU Foundation and Chairman of Alif Group. […]

Online Eid shopping gains popularity

DHAKA, June 27, 2016 (BSS) – Online Eid shopping has now gained huge popularity as buyers can purchase their suitable products staying at home without facing any travel hassle or traffic tailback on the city street. Businessmen and traders familiar to the online shopping process across the country told BSS that the response of the […]

Cabinet clears draft deal on Rooppur nuke plant

DHAKA: The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the inter-governmental state credit agreement to be signed between Bangladesh and Russia for constructing the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, reports UNB. The approval came from the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing […]

Youth representatives unite to work against drug abuse

DHAKA : A signature campaign was launched in the city on Monday to create awareness among the youth about drug abuse and illicit trafficking, reports UNB. The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Dhaka, LIFE and UNYSAB jointly organised a campaign on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. This year’s theme […]

Japan hails inauguration of MRT, BRT works

DHAKA : Japan has greeted Bangladesh for inaugurating the construction work on the first-ever metro rail service in the capital and the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Gazipur, reports UNB. Masato Watanabe, ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, in a statement issued on Sunday said, “I wish to express my sincere […]

Khaleda sends Eid card to Hasina

DHAKA : BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday sent an Eid greetings card to Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, wishing her a happy Eid-ul-Fitr, reports UNB. A BNP delegation, led by party’s Social Welfare Affairs Secretary Abul Khaiyer Bhuiyan, handed the card to the Awami League president’s Dhanmondi office around 12 noon. […]

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