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Myanmar amasses BGP, troops along border

Myanmar amasses BGP, troops along border
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members were put on high alert as additional forces of Myanmar Border Police (BGP) and army took position along the Tumru border at Naikhongchhari in Bandarban with heavy weapons yesterday. Dhaka has protested the Myanmar deployment along the border summoning the country’s envoy. Hours after the protest, BGP members fired a shot in the air along the border near no man’s land where over 5,000 Rohingyas are currently living fleeing atrocities by the Myanmar forces in the Rakhine State. Deputy commanding officer of BGB Battalion-34 Major Iqbal Ahmed said the Myanmar Army men tried to cross the border around 7:50pm. "As the Rohingyas stranded on the no-man's land started shouting, they returned…

Contempt rule issued as family yet to get Tk 20 lakh

Contempt rule issued as family yet to get Tk 20 lakh

The High Court yesterday issued a contempt of court rule against the government for not complying with its order that asked the Bangladesh Railway and Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense to pay Tk 10 lakh each to the family of four-year-old Jihad, who died after falling into a deep shaft in Dhaka’s…
Low budget affects research work at JnU

Low budget affects research work at JnU

Jagannath University’s (JnU's) budgetary allocation for research in the last few years has been almost zero, resulting in the lack of much-needed equipment in the laboratories of the different departments of the Science Faculty.  Moreover, there has been no allocation  for the development…
Rohingyas threatened on no-man’s land

Rohingyas threatened on no-man’s land

While the repatriation of the Rohingyas residing in Bangladesh camps seems uncertain with a justifiable sense of fear among the terrified masses, a new development has seen the Myanmar army intimidating people living on a thin strip of no-man’s land between Bangladesh and Burma. Reportedly, in…
Blockchain applications in business—the next big disruptive game changer

Blockchain applications in business—the next big disruptive game changer

Anyone who thinks blockchain is all about cryptocurrencies is actually undermining its true potential. Blockchain application can be far more robust in businesses than cryptocurrencies and make things transparent, democratic, decentralised, efficient and secure. For business, it enables you to exchange…
Quality of service guideline finalised: BTRC chief

Quality of service guideline finalised: BTRC chief

Bangladesh Telecommuni-cation Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has finalised the quality of service guideline, said BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood. “The quality of service guideline has been finalised and it will be implemented very soon, BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood told The Independent last…
Solo art exhibition ‘Smoron 71’ begins at AFD today

Solo art exhibition ‘Smoron 71’ begins at AFD today

A two-week solo art exhibition titled ‘Smoron 71’ (Remembrance: 1971) by artist Shah Mainul Islam Shilpu will begin today at the La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi of the capital. Speaker of the parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will attend the inaugural…
Tigers to attend two more days in practice session

Tigers to attend two more days in practice session

The Bangladesh squad for the Nidahas Trophy Tri-nation T20 International tournament will have two-day practice session ahead of their departure to the Colombo. The practice camp with the available players will kick-off today with the players training on the center wicket. The team will depart for Colombo…
Sale of rice at Tk 10 per kg begins

Sale of rice at Tk 10 per kg begins

The government started selling rice at Tk. 10 per kg to 50 lakh ultra-poor families across the country yesterday (Thursday), to keep the rice market stable and help vulnerable people with a food-friendly programme. Besides, the Open Market Sale (OMS) of coarse rice will begin on Sunday, food minister…
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