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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 […]

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DU VC rules out DUCSU re-election

Special Correspondent Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor (VC) professor Akhteruzzaman on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of holding the Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) re-election, adding that stern action would be taken if anyone tried to create anarchy on the campus over the issue. DU VC told journalists after the members of five panels met him […]

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Bangladesh faces a ‘North Korea-like situation’: Fakhrul

Special Correspondent BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday alleged that a North Korea-like situation has been prevailing in Bangladesh for lack of democracy. “There’s no democracy and independence of expression in the country. Overseas media are comparing Bangladesh’s existing situation with that of North Korea as people have no freedom here,” he […]

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Latin American women programme their world against the digital divide

Fabiana Frayssinet Entrepreneurs and beneficiaries of Chicas en Tecnología, an Argentine organisation that encourages the participation of teenage girls in the creation of programmes and digital applications. Credit: Chicas en Tecnología BUENOS AIRES/RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 5 2019 (IPS) – Designed mostly by men, many digital applications are not suitable for women, but some initiatives […]

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Rohingya crisis: UN chief’s envoy emphasizes political solution

Special Correspondent The humanitarian envoy of the United Nations secretary-general has laid emphasis on a political solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis, which has been a serious problem for Bangladesh. The chief of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) expressed concern about inadequate funding to handle the crisis which began in August 2017 […]

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Bangabandhu International Medical Olympiad (BIMO) held in Rangpur

From A Correspondent Speakers underscored the need for developing communication and collaboration on learning issues with international partners and faculties to ensure Quality and Sustainable education. They made the call in a daylong WORKSHOP on organizing First ever Medical Olympiad Bangabandhu International Medical Olympiad (BIMO] held at a posh Hotel in the capital on Friday. […]