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Robi, Airtel in talks to be merged

Robi, Airtel in talks to be merged
Mobile phone operators Robi and Airtel are likely to see a merger as their parent companies -- Malaysia-based Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata) and India’s Bharti Airtel Limited (Bharti) -- are exploring possibilities of combining their telecoms business operations in Bangladesh. Axiata and Bharti wish to announce that they have entered into an exclusive discussion to explore the possibility of merging the business operations of their telecommunication subsidiaries in Bangladesh, namely—Robi Axiata Limited and Airtel Bangladesh Limited, according to a joint statement of Robi and Airtel received by The Independent yesterday. There is, however, no certainty that this discussion will lead into the execution of binding definitive agreements…

Unite again as during Liberation War: Ashraf

Unite again as during Liberation War: Ashraf

Mentioning that Awami League is against any national disunity, Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam yesterday said their party wants the whole nation to get united again as during the Liberation War, reports UNB. “We don’t want to see any division in the country any more. There…
Internal feud in Ctg JP resurfaces

Internal feud in Ctg JP resurfaces

The internal feud in the Chittagong city unit of the Jatiya Party is once again out in the open in the run up to its biennial council today (Thursday) at the GEC Convention Centre in the city. JP Chairman and former Prime Minister, HM Ershad, will attend the council as chief guest; while Water Resources…
Health ruining stuff we are obliged to eat as foods

Health ruining stuff we are obliged to eat as foods

Some years ago, a leading daily paper of the country  carried a box item in its front page. The contents of the report were full of the worst implications for Bangladeshis in terms of their health. It quoted a specialist doctor at Bangkok’s famous Bamrungrad International Hospital as saying…
The UKs stance on the refugee crisis

The UKs stance on the refugee crisis

Shame on your country, that’s something Germans have long lived with. The British tell only gallant tales about ourselves. Now David Cameron has shamed us all, his nasty party turning our reputation nasty. There are times when leaders need to bring out the best in people, not cravenly bend towards…
Non-coop behind failure of drive against old vehicles

Non-coop behind failure of drive against old vehicles

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday told Parliament that the drive against old vehicles fails to achieve any success due to non-cooperation from some unscrupulous transport owners, reports UNB. “These vehicles return to the city’s streets when the drive ends,”…
    Major MDG targets  achieved

    Major MDG targets achieved

    Despite taking major strides in achieving the targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Bangladesh’s poverty pockets in remote areas and char lands, reduction of income disparity along with the low economic participation of women remain as major challenges, a summary of MDG’s progress…
    India Muslim leader warns of unrest over cow protection push

    India Muslim leader warns of unrest over cow protection push

    AFP, AHMEDABAD, India: A Muslim leader in India warned Wednesday of communal unrest after a state government claimed the Quran discourages eating beef, the latest contentious effort to protect cows in the Hindu-majority country. The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat…
    Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC) stages Macbeth today

    Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC) stages Macbeth today

    Theatre troupe Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC) will stage William Shakespeare’s masterpiece tragedy ‘Macbeth’ today at 7pm at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), as a part of the ongoing Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival 2015. The play is the 34th…
    India tour to help prepare for Australia series

    India tour to help prepare for Australia series

    Nasir Hossain termed the tour of India as a perfect platform to have a practice ahead of the upcoming Test series against Australia, citing that all players would be focused to do well in India. The players are supposed to play a match in the National Cricket League (NCL) in order to have a match practice…
    Passenger trawler capsize on rise

    Passenger trawler capsize on rise

    Thousands of passengers are compelled to cross the mighty River Meghna with life risk by trawlers everyday due to suspension of ferry services on Bhola-Laxmipur route for the last one week. Two people went missing after two trawlers were capsized in the River Meghna with 27 passengers near Ilisha ferry…
    Local evil forces were behind GSP cancellation, says PM

    Local evil forces were behind GSP cancellation, says PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said it was not any superpower other than local evil forces which were behind the cancellation of the generalised system of preferences (GSP) facilities for Bangladeshi products in the US, reports UNB. “It was very regretful that one person who was the prime…
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