Metropolitan

BTRC withdraws 4 SMP conditions on GP

Staff Correspondent Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Tuesday withdrew the four conditions it imposed in February on leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone marking it as significant market power. Earlier, on February 18 this year, the commission barred GP from making any kind of market communication, allowed its customers to change operator within 30 days […]

Editorial

EDITORIAL

Reprehensible terrorist attack on Muslims in NZ: A few home truths The reprehensible ghastly terrorist attack by a self-described xenophobe racist on Muslims at their Juma prayers at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand (NZ), leaving 50 people dead and dozens of others injured, was unforgivably deplorable, to say the least. The youngest […]

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VIEW POINT

Promoting privatisation: ‘Neo-liberal’ counter-revolution Jomo Kwame Sundaram Privatization has been central to the ‘neo-liberal’ counter-revolution from the 1970s against government economic interventions associated with Roosevelt and Keynes as well as post-colonial state-led economic development. Many developing countries were forced to accept privatization policies as a condition for credit or loan support from the World Bank […]

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US regime change blueprint in Venezuela

Max Blumenthal The US-funded CANVAS organization that trained Juan Guaido and his allies produced a 2010 memo on exploiting electricity outages and urged the opposition “to take advantage of the situation…towards their needs” A September 2010 memo by a U.S.-funded soft power organization that helped train Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaido and his allies identifies […]

Infotech

GREEN LEAF ON EARTH’S SATELLITE

China has sprouted cotton seed on the moon COTTON seeds that traveled to the Moon with China’s spacecraft Chang’e-4 have sprouted, according to CGTN, the global arm of state broadcaster CCTV. The news came after the lander and rover touched down on the Moon’s far side to conduct a series of experiments including testing the […]

Infotech

New ECG uses signals from ear, hand

A NOVEL electrocardiogram (ECG) method which uses signals from the ear and hand to check heart rhythm was revealed at EHRA European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. The ECG does not require two hands and could be used by drivers, athletes, and the military. Study author Dr Raffaele De Lucia, of the University Hospital of […]