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Mobile jammers on illegal sale

Mobile jammers on illegal sale
Mobile jammers are being openly sold in many electronics shops across the country. This is causing disruption in the mobile network in several areas, sources have told the Independent. Mobile operators have submitted a list of users to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), claiming that some garments and ceramic manufacturers and mosques are the main users of the device. It is apparently common for some mosques to use mobile jammers to ensure peaceful prayers. It is easy to buy the radio device from electronics shops at Baitul Mokkaram. The law says that nobody can import the device without the BTRC’s approval. The mobile phone jammer is a device used to block cell phones from receiving signals from base stations.…

Child abducted in capital rescued

Child abducted in capital rescued

Detectives rescued a six-year-old boy, who was kidnapped from a shopping mall in the city's Gulshan area on Friday, from Maddhya Kunipara early yesterday, reports UNB. The law enforcers also arrested three alleged kidnappers known as Rubel Rana, Shipon Sheikh and Mohammad Sagar. Briefing reporters…
Police drive to mute horn menace on city roads

Police drive to mute horn menace on city roads

Following a High Court (HC) ban, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have cracked down on the use of high-volume hydraulic horns on city roads by filing a record number of cases against offenders. Sources said the DMP’s traffic department filed more than 1,100 such cases just between October 1…
Saving the Rohingyas

Saving the Rohingyas

We obviously want an acceptable and compassionate solution to this crisis and we obviously want to build future for Rohingyas       Shaokat Ara, a two months old kid, has been living in the Balukhali makeshift Rohingya Camp-1, Ukhia, Cox's Bazar since she was born.   To…
Addressing overpopulation problem

Addressing overpopulation problem

Overpopulation is aggravating the forces behind global warming, environmental pollution, habitat loss etc.         “Excessive population growth may reduce output per worker, repress levels of living for the masses and engender strife.”    (Confucius) During…
Land ports record steady rise in revenue earnings

Land ports record steady rise in revenue earnings

The land ports run by the Bangladesh Land Port Authority (BLPA) generated revenue worth Tk 89.09 crore in FY2016-17, up from Tk 64.05 crore the year before. According to the BLPA, this growth has been largely possible due to the increase in the trade volume with neighbouring countries. It has happened…
‘IS attack killed 75 displaced Syrians’

‘IS attack killed 75 displaced Syrians’

BEIRUT: A car bombing by the Islamic State group killed at least 75 displaced people in eastern Syria, a monitor said yesterday, as the cornered extremists appeared to target fleeing civilians, reports AFP. Saturday’s attack in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor killed “at least 75 displaced…
‘Surya Sen’ to be staged on Day III today

‘Surya Sen’ to be staged on Day III today

Today, on the third day of the weeklong theatre festival titled ‘Itihaser Mohanayokera’, Chittagong Shilpakala Academy Repertory Natyadal will stage its play ‘Surya Sen’ at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital. Featuring seven much-acclaimed…
Tharanga steers Sylhet to second win in a row

Tharanga steers Sylhet to second win in a row

Sri Lankan recruit Upul Tharanga brought up his second half-century in as many matches as Sylhet Sixers clinched its second straight victory in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) by securing a thrilling four-wicket win over Comilla Victorians yesterday at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Tharanga…
Students face accommodation problem

Students face accommodation problem

Most of the students of Mawlana Bhashani University of Science and Technology (MBUST) in Tangail reportedly have not found any accommodation on the campus. They are compelled to stay outside the campus, paying a hefty rent. The public university was established in 2001 on the outskirts of Tangail city.…
CPA members condemn violence against Rohingyas

CPA members condemn violence against Rohingyas

Members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) yesterday strongly condemned the violence against Rohingyas, killing of innocent people and the ruthless operation of the Myanmar army. The CPA also demanded immediate return of these people to their homeland. The world leaders proposed the…
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