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PM for unity of Muslim Ummah

Mohammad Reza Nafar as the envoy paid a courtesy call on her at Ganabhaban on Wednesday. — PID
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PM for unity of Muslim Ummah Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presenting a copy of Bangabandhu’s autobiography to new Iranian Ambassador to Bangladesh .
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday put emphasis on unity among the Muslim Ummah, saying that it should remain together.
“In the event of conflict between the Muslim countries, it’s the people of those countries who suffer from it. So, if any problem arises among the Muslim Ummah, it should be resolved through discussion,” she said. The prime minister expressed this view when newly-appointed Iranian Ambassador to Bangladesh Mohammad Reza Nafar paid a courtesy call on her at her office in the city.
After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed journalists, reports BSS. Mentioning common cultural bonds between the two countries, the prime minister said Bangladesh has adopted the foreign policy -‘friendship to all and malice to none’. 
Describing the Iranian people as courageous, Sheikh Hasina said the Iranian economy is improving significantly. Highlighting Bangladesh’s tremendous socioeconomic development, the prime minister said her government is working hard to improve the living condition of the people. “We have reduced poverty rate to 21 percent and our development policy is rural based,” she said.
The prime minister noted the existing religious harmony in the country and said that the people of all faiths participate to any festival together. She welcomed the Iranian envoy in Bangladesh and conveyed her regards to the Iranian president.
Sheikh Hasina also assured the new Iranian envoy of extending all kinds of cooperation from her government during his tenure in Bangladesh. She recalled her visits to Iran in the 6th NAM  Summit in 2012 and the OIC Conference in 1997.
The Iranian ambassador congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on behalf of their president on her party’s landslide victory in the December 30 general elections. Reza Nafar described the prime minister as the wise and prudent premier of Bangladesh. “We all the people of Iran are fond of you,” he said.
The Iranian ambassador highly appreciated the prime minister’s balanced policy for the country’s socioeconomic uplift. He congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Bangladesh’s graduation to a developing country from a least developed one.
Mentioning existing traditional religious and cultural bonds between Iran and Bangladesh, Reza Nafar said “We will have to carry forward this relationship.”
The ambassador said the cooperation between the two countries at the regional and international levels is good. “Political and cultural relations remain at good level,” he said. He, however, emphasized boosting volume of trade between the countries, saying that at the moment it (trade) is not satisfactory.
The ambassador said despite Western sanction, Iran is moving forward. “We’re working on reducing tension in the region as we are not a war-monger country,” he said.
In this connection, Reza Nafar said Iran will welcome any initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to reduce tension in the region. PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan were present.

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Mohammad Reza Nafar as the envoy paid a courtesy call on her at Ganabhaban on Wednesday. — PID
Special Correspondent
 
PM for unity of Muslim Ummah Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presenting a copy of Bangabandhu’s autobiography to new Iranian Ambassador to Bangladesh .
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday put emphasis on unity among the Muslim Ummah, saying that it should remain together.
“In the event of conflict between the Muslim countries, it’s the people of those countries who suffer from it. So, if any problem arises among the Muslim Ummah, it should be resolved through discussion,” she said. The prime minister expressed this view when newly-appointed Iranian Ambassador to Bangladesh Mohammad Reza Nafar paid a courtesy call on her at her office in the city.
After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed journalists, reports BSS. Mentioning common cultural bonds between the two countries, the prime minister said Bangladesh has adopted the foreign policy -‘friendship to all and malice to none’. 
Describing the Iranian people as courageous, Sheikh Hasina said the Iranian economy is improving significantly. Highlighting Bangladesh’s tremendous socioeconomic development, the prime minister said her government is working hard to improve the living condition of the people. “We have reduced poverty rate to 21 percent and our development policy is rural based,” she said.
The prime minister noted the existing religious harmony in the country and said that the people of all faiths participate to any festival together. She welcomed the Iranian envoy in Bangladesh and conveyed her regards to the Iranian president.
Sheikh Hasina also assured the new Iranian envoy of extending all kinds of cooperation from her government during his tenure in Bangladesh. She recalled her visits to Iran in the 6th NAM  Summit in 2012 and the OIC Conference in 1997.
The Iranian ambassador congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on behalf of their president on her party’s landslide victory in the December 30 general elections. Reza Nafar described the prime minister as the wise and prudent premier of Bangladesh. “We all the people of Iran are fond of you,” he said.
The Iranian ambassador highly appreciated the prime minister’s balanced policy for the country’s socioeconomic uplift. He congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Bangladesh’s graduation to a developing country from a least developed one.
Mentioning existing traditional religious and cultural bonds between Iran and Bangladesh, Reza Nafar said “We will have to carry forward this relationship.”
The ambassador said the cooperation between the two countries at the regional and international levels is good. “Political and cultural relations remain at good level,” he said. He, however, emphasized boosting volume of trade between the countries, saying that at the moment it (trade) is not satisfactory.
The ambassador said despite Western sanction, Iran is moving forward. “We’re working on reducing tension in the region as we are not a war-monger country,” he said.
In this connection, Reza Nafar said Iran will welcome any initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to reduce tension in the region. PM’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman and PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan were present.

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Polls questionable, controversial: TIB

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TIB Trustee Board Chairman Advocate Sultana Kamal addressing a press conference in the city yesterday. -AA
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has stated that the eleventh parliamentary election was questionable and controversial. According to TIB, there was no level playing field for all candidates. Such polls are not a positive sign for democracy, TIB added.
TIB officials put forward their observations about the eleventh parliamentary election at a press conference in the capital on Tuesday. They demanded a judicial probe into the electoral irregularities which allegedly took place.
Awami League and its Grand Alliance partners won 288 seats in the election while Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies won only 7 seats in the election held on 30th December 2018. BNP leaders did not take oaths as members of parliament (MPs) discarding the election results. BNP and Jatiya Oikya Front have urged the government to hold reelection.
TIB prepared a special report on the election scrutinizing information gathered from 107 candidates. TIB blamed Election Commission (EC) for not being able to carry out its duties properly. Election Commissioners had disagreements with each other over the existence of level playing field, TIB said.
Most of the candidates spent more money than the amount stipulated by EC during campaign, according to TIB. This is a breach of electoral code. TIB Executive Director Dr. Iftekharuzzaman said that the electoral regulations were violated every now and then while all voters did not have equal opportunity to cast their ballots. Election Commission was not neutral enough, Dr. Iftekharuzzaman further said.
Sultana Kamal, President of TIB Trustee Board said that the eleventh parliamentary election was a questionable and controversial one because all candidates could not avail equal privileges. She further said that there were lots of anomalies in the election which need to be rectified to hold better polls in days to come.

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TIB Trustee Board Chairman Advocate Sultana Kamal addressing a press conference in the city yesterday. -AA
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has stated that the eleventh parliamentary election was questionable and controversial. According to TIB, there was no level playing field for all candidates. Such polls are not a positive sign for democracy, TIB added.
TIB officials put forward their observations about the eleventh parliamentary election at a press conference in the capital on Tuesday. They demanded a judicial probe into the electoral irregularities which allegedly took place.
Awami League and its Grand Alliance partners won 288 seats in the election while Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies won only 7 seats in the election held on 30th December 2018. BNP leaders did not take oaths as members of parliament (MPs) discarding the election results. BNP and Jatiya Oikya Front have urged the government to hold reelection.
TIB prepared a special report on the election scrutinizing information gathered from 107 candidates. TIB blamed Election Commission (EC) for not being able to carry out its duties properly. Election Commissioners had disagreements with each other over the existence of level playing field, TIB said.
Most of the candidates spent more money than the amount stipulated by EC during campaign, according to TIB. This is a breach of electoral code. TIB Executive Director Dr. Iftekharuzzaman said that the electoral regulations were violated every now and then while all voters did not have equal opportunity to cast their ballots. Election Commission was not neutral enough, Dr. Iftekharuzzaman further said.
Sultana Kamal, President of TIB Trustee Board said that the eleventh parliamentary election was a questionable and controversial one because all candidates could not avail equal privileges. She further said that there were lots of anomalies in the election which need to be rectified to hold better polls in days to come.

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Eminent journalist Amanullah Kabir passes away

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Veteran journalist Amanullah Kabir passed away at a hospital in Dhaka early Wednesday. He was 71.
The Senior Editor of bdnews24.com had been undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) where he breathed his last around 12:45am. 
Amanullah Kabir was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the BSMMU on January 2 with various complications including diabetes, reports UNB.
Earlier on January 5, he was admitted to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases after suffering a massive heart attack. He was later shifted to the coronary care unit from the emergency unit.
He served as executive editor of the Independent, news editor of The Daily Star, editor of Bangla Daily Amar Desh, and chief editor and managing director of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS).
Born on Jan 24, 1947 in Jamalpur, Kabir worked with both Bangla and English news outlets over the course of his career.
A 1968 MA from Dhaka University, Amanullah Kabir rose through ranks to head the newsroom at The New Nation, then a major newspaper, in the 1980s and became the first news editor at The Daily Star founded by the late SM Ali.
In late 1991, he joined The Telegraph as Executive Editor, was part of the launch team as executive editor at The Independent, owned by Beximco, before becoming the Managing Director and Chief Editor at state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha when BNP was in power.
He was founding Editor of Amar Desh, then owned by the BNP’s Mosaddek Ali Falu.
The last leg — more than five years — of his nearly five-decade career was spent at bdnews24.com.
In the 1980s and 90s, he was elected president and secretary general of undivided unions of journalists, serving both the Dhaka Union of Journalists and the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists.
He was arguably the strongest voice for media freedom during the rule of military dictator Lt Gen HM Ershad.
Amanullah Kabir authored books such as ‘The Struggling Democracy of Bangladesh’, ‘Nodi o Ondhokarer Roop’, ‘Mukhoshbarhi’, ‘Nistabdhatar Matam’, and ‘Zilay Zilay Bhasa Andolan o Onyanyo Tothyo’.

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Veteran journalist Amanullah Kabir passed away at a hospital in Dhaka early Wednesday. He was 71.
The Senior Editor of bdnews24.com had been undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) where he breathed his last around 12:45am. 
Amanullah Kabir was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the BSMMU on January 2 with various complications including diabetes, reports UNB.
Earlier on January 5, he was admitted to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases after suffering a massive heart attack. He was later shifted to the coronary care unit from the emergency unit.
He served as executive editor of the Independent, news editor of The Daily Star, editor of Bangla Daily Amar Desh, and chief editor and managing director of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS).
Born on Jan 24, 1947 in Jamalpur, Kabir worked with both Bangla and English news outlets over the course of his career.
A 1968 MA from Dhaka University, Amanullah Kabir rose through ranks to head the newsroom at The New Nation, then a major newspaper, in the 1980s and became the first news editor at The Daily Star founded by the late SM Ali.
In late 1991, he joined The Telegraph as Executive Editor, was part of the launch team as executive editor at The Independent, owned by Beximco, before becoming the Managing Director and Chief Editor at state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha when BNP was in power.
He was founding Editor of Amar Desh, then owned by the BNP’s Mosaddek Ali Falu.
The last leg — more than five years — of his nearly five-decade career was spent at bdnews24.com.
In the 1980s and 90s, he was elected president and secretary general of undivided unions of journalists, serving both the Dhaka Union of Journalists and the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists.
He was arguably the strongest voice for media freedom during the rule of military dictator Lt Gen HM Ershad.
Amanullah Kabir authored books such as ‘The Struggling Democracy of Bangladesh’, ‘Nodi o Ondhokarer Roop’, ‘Mukhoshbarhi’, ‘Nistabdhatar Matam’, and ‘Zilay Zilay Bhasa Andolan o Onyanyo Tothyo’.

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TIB report on polls untrue, echo of BNP-Jammat: Hasan

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Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday termed the report of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on the 11th parliamentary election as untrue, prejudiced, politically motivated and an echo of BNP-Jammat led Oikyofront demand.
“TIB’s report is not an outcome of precise research work, rather it is a report only fabricated and concocted,” Dr Hasan Mahmud said this in a press conference at his Dewanzipukurpar residence in the city this morning.
He said TIB report is defective, motivational and very much identical to the statement of BNP-Jammat.
“TIB is gradually losing its credibility and reliability as an anti-graft watchdog and now found to be indulged in smearing the image of the country,” the Minister asserted.
He said TIB earlier raised corruption allegation on Padma Bridge, later it was not proved in Canadian court.
Dr Hasan Mahmud, also publicity and publication secretary of Awami League, said the 11th national polls, held amidst festivity and fair manner, was accepted in home and abroad.
He said the poll observers from home and abroad also found the election atmosphere enthusiastic and world leaders have continued to greet the newly formed government headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Hasan said the debacle of BNP-Jammat led Oikyofront in election was caused by nomination business. The front sold nearly 800 nomination papers against 300 seats.
He urged TIB to work for brightening the image of the country and abstain from making untrue and incredible report in future.
CEC rejects TIB report
Mean while, UNB adds: Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda yesterday trashed the Transparency International Bangladesh’s (TIB’s) report over vote fraud in the 11th general election saying that it is not authentic.
“I’m rejecting it completely. It’s not an authentic report,” he told reporters after a programme at Election Training Institute in the city’s Agargaon area.
The commission did not receive any such allegation from the media on the voting day, the CEC said when his attention was drawn to the TIB report published on Tuesday.
In its report, TIB labeled the December-30 general election as ‘controversial’ saying that there had been polls irregularities in 47 out of 50 constituencies it surveyed during the election.
About the criticism of the EC’s role by TIB, the CEC said, “These are indecorous and inappropriate. It shouldn’t have said these.”
He, however, said the commission will not take any step against such remarks.
Claiming that no such election irregularity take place, he said the EC gleaned information from media, its own officials, electoral inquiry committees and magistrates.
The CEC said there is no authenticity of the allegations brought by TIB.

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Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday termed the report of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on the 11th parliamentary election as untrue, prejudiced, politically motivated and an echo of BNP-Jammat led Oikyofront demand.
“TIB’s report is not an outcome of precise research work, rather it is a report only fabricated and concocted,” Dr Hasan Mahmud said this in a press conference at his Dewanzipukurpar residence in the city this morning.
He said TIB report is defective, motivational and very much identical to the statement of BNP-Jammat.
“TIB is gradually losing its credibility and reliability as an anti-graft watchdog and now found to be indulged in smearing the image of the country,” the Minister asserted.
He said TIB earlier raised corruption allegation on Padma Bridge, later it was not proved in Canadian court.
Dr Hasan Mahmud, also publicity and publication secretary of Awami League, said the 11th national polls, held amidst festivity and fair manner, was accepted in home and abroad.
He said the poll observers from home and abroad also found the election atmosphere enthusiastic and world leaders have continued to greet the newly formed government headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Hasan said the debacle of BNP-Jammat led Oikyofront in election was caused by nomination business. The front sold nearly 800 nomination papers against 300 seats.
He urged TIB to work for brightening the image of the country and abstain from making untrue and incredible report in future.
CEC rejects TIB report
Mean while, UNB adds: Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda yesterday trashed the Transparency International Bangladesh’s (TIB’s) report over vote fraud in the 11th general election saying that it is not authentic.
“I’m rejecting it completely. It’s not an authentic report,” he told reporters after a programme at Election Training Institute in the city’s Agargaon area.
The commission did not receive any such allegation from the media on the voting day, the CEC said when his attention was drawn to the TIB report published on Tuesday.
In its report, TIB labeled the December-30 general election as ‘controversial’ saying that there had been polls irregularities in 47 out of 50 constituencies it surveyed during the election.
About the criticism of the EC’s role by TIB, the CEC said, “These are indecorous and inappropriate. It shouldn’t have said these.”
He, however, said the commission will not take any step against such remarks.
Claiming that no such election irregularity take place, he said the EC gleaned information from media, its own officials, electoral inquiry committees and magistrates.
The CEC said there is no authenticity of the allegations brought by TIB.

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TIB report caused heartburn to govt, EC: BNP

UNB
 
BNP on Thursday alleged that the TIB report on “vote robbery” in the December-30 election has caused heartburn both to the government and the Election Commission.
“The government and the EC cannot hide their faces as TIB has unveiled the absolute truth of vote robbery,” BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he said,” Now they (EC and govt) are making abortive efforts to hide the facts with their screams “
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) labeled the December-30 general election as ‘controversial’ saying that there had been polls irregularities in 47 out of 50 constituencies it surveyed during the election.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda and Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday trashed the TIB report over vote fraud, saying it is not authentic.
Rizvi said people know what happened the night before the election day and international credible organisations also published their reports on vote robbery.
“Different democratic countries of the world termed the election questionable . They didn’t recognise this election of fake vote. The global community also termed the election worst one in Bangladesh history,” he said.
The BNP leader said the ruling party deprived voters of exercising their right to franchise to hang onto power and maintained their absolute authority.
He warned that people will restore democracy and their voting right even by sacrificing their lives, if necessary.
He alleged that ruling party men are continuing attack and repression on the BNP leaders and activists throughout the country.

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BNP on Thursday alleged that the TIB report on “vote robbery” in the December-30 election has caused heartburn both to the government and the Election Commission.
“The government and the EC cannot hide their faces as TIB has unveiled the absolute truth of vote robbery,” BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he said,” Now they (EC and govt) are making abortive efforts to hide the facts with their screams “
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) labeled the December-30 general election as ‘controversial’ saying that there had been polls irregularities in 47 out of 50 constituencies it surveyed during the election.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda and Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday trashed the TIB report over vote fraud, saying it is not authentic.
Rizvi said people know what happened the night before the election day and international credible organisations also published their reports on vote robbery.
“Different democratic countries of the world termed the election questionable . They didn’t recognise this election of fake vote. The global community also termed the election worst one in Bangladesh history,” he said.
The BNP leader said the ruling party deprived voters of exercising their right to franchise to hang onto power and maintained their absolute authority.
He warned that people will restore democracy and their voting right even by sacrificing their lives, if necessary.
He alleged that ruling party men are continuing attack and repression on the BNP leaders and activists throughout the country.

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Quality of service is key focus in 2019: BTRC

BSS
 
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has concentrated on ensuring quality of services (QoS) for mobile phone users in 2019 as it has attained significant achievements in last year.
Bangladesh stepped in 4G era and member of elite satellite owners’ club, introduced much awaited mobile number portability (MNP), conducted successful test of 5G and many more but the regulator has to do lot for consumer’s satisfaction in terms of call drop, mute call, unwanted promotional activities and data connectivity disruption.
BTRC Chairman Md Jahurul Haque said: “Ensuring QoS for the satisfaction of the mobile phone users is our key focus in this year. We must ensure it and to do so, if necessary, legal action would be taken.”
Mentioning that BTRC has achieved tremendous success in last year, he said:
“Rather than talk, BTRC shows everything in works. That’s why we have taken the QoS as challenge for this year.”
Stating that BTRC has set some parameters for the QoS, he said: “A consultancy firm with our own equipment is running a survey to know the actual scenario across the country.”
“Based on the result on those parameters, we will set next course of action to ensure the QoS. . .there will be no mercy for the case of QoS,” added the chairman.
Jahurul Haque also hinted that they would introduce ranking system for the mobile network operators on the basis of the parameters of QoS.
Turning on the achievements in 2018, he said BTRC has launched country’s first satellite Bangabandhu-I, introduced 4G services and MNP, boost revenue earning by Taka 2,378 crore, conducted successful test of 5G, issued tower sharing license, QoS regulation, significant market power (SMP) and incorporation of Bangla Domain as well.
“Anyone can judge in terms of works what BTRC has done last one year,” added the chairman.
On the other hand, BTRC opened complain received cell and introduced short code number to hear complain.
Jahurul Haque revealed: “In 2018, we received a total of 2,947 complains and solved 2,848 immediately.”

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BSS
 
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has concentrated on ensuring quality of services (QoS) for mobile phone users in 2019 as it has attained significant achievements in last year.
Bangladesh stepped in 4G era and member of elite satellite owners’ club, introduced much awaited mobile number portability (MNP), conducted successful test of 5G and many more but the regulator has to do lot for consumer’s satisfaction in terms of call drop, mute call, unwanted promotional activities and data connectivity disruption.
BTRC Chairman Md Jahurul Haque said: “Ensuring QoS for the satisfaction of the mobile phone users is our key focus in this year. We must ensure it and to do so, if necessary, legal action would be taken.”
Mentioning that BTRC has achieved tremendous success in last year, he said:
“Rather than talk, BTRC shows everything in works. That’s why we have taken the QoS as challenge for this year.”
Stating that BTRC has set some parameters for the QoS, he said: “A consultancy firm with our own equipment is running a survey to know the actual scenario across the country.”
“Based on the result on those parameters, we will set next course of action to ensure the QoS. . .there will be no mercy for the case of QoS,” added the chairman.
Jahurul Haque also hinted that they would introduce ranking system for the mobile network operators on the basis of the parameters of QoS.
Turning on the achievements in 2018, he said BTRC has launched country’s first satellite Bangabandhu-I, introduced 4G services and MNP, boost revenue earning by Taka 2,378 crore, conducted successful test of 5G, issued tower sharing license, QoS regulation, significant market power (SMP) and incorporation of Bangla Domain as well.
“Anyone can judge in terms of works what BTRC has done last one year,” added the chairman.
On the other hand, BTRC opened complain received cell and introduced short code number to hear complain.
Jahurul Haque revealed: “In 2018, we received a total of 2,947 complains and solved 2,848 immediately.”

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No conflict in AL-led grand alliance: Obaidul

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Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said there is neither any conflict nor tension in the AL-led Grand Alliance.
Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, came up with the remark while speaking at a preparatory meeting on Saturday’s grand rally of Awami League to celebrate its victory in the 11th general election.
“The grand alliance is a unity forged to participate in elections while the 14-party is a political alliance which will prevail and there’s no chance of collapse,” said the minister.
There is no infighting, tension and disturbance in the alliance, said the senior AL leader adding, “If there’s any misunderstanding, we’ll solve it through discussions.”
“If the political alliance plays a role of the opposition in parliament and holds constructive discussions, it’ll be better for the government to correct its mistakes, if any,” said Obaidul.
Comparing BNP with a ‘reckless driver’, the Awami League leader said, “The government has its patience, no matter how wilder the defeated BNP is.”

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UNB
 
Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said there is neither any conflict nor tension in the AL-led Grand Alliance.
Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, came up with the remark while speaking at a preparatory meeting on Saturday’s grand rally of Awami League to celebrate its victory in the 11th general election.
“The grand alliance is a unity forged to participate in elections while the 14-party is a political alliance which will prevail and there’s no chance of collapse,” said the minister.
There is no infighting, tension and disturbance in the alliance, said the senior AL leader adding, “If there’s any misunderstanding, we’ll solve it through discussions.”
“If the political alliance plays a role of the opposition in parliament and holds constructive discussions, it’ll be better for the government to correct its mistakes, if any,” said Obaidul.
Comparing BNP with a ‘reckless driver’, the Awami League leader said, “The government has its patience, no matter how wilder the defeated BNP is.”

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