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Fire service hotline 102 ‘inactive’

Fire service hotline 102 ‘inactive’
The emergency helpline dialling short code 102, which was allocated only to the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence (BFSCD), is currently ‘inactive’. For a long time, the emergency short code 102 was used only for the BFSCD. It was active till the integrated national emergency dialling code 999 was launched in December 2017. The BFSCD’s director (training, planning and development), Lt. Col. SM Zulfiker Rahman, told The Independent that he does not know whether or not the short code 102 has been closed. The senior BFSCD officer, however, claimed that the short code 102 was officially not inactive. “The short code 102 may be inactive because of a technical fault,” he stated. However, he said the BFSCD does…

Bangladeshi girl
takes part in UN
edn confce

Bangladeshi girl takes part in UN edn confce

Like every year, the Global Classroom International Model United Nations Programme (GCIMUN) was held at the United Nations Headquarters from March 28 to March 30 where Swastika Gargi Chakraborty represented Bangladesh for the first time in Mid-Level (Class V-VIII) section, according to a press release.…
835 families to be 
evacuated from hills

835 families to be evacuated from hills

About 835 families living in the foothills of Chattogram are going to be evacuated by May 15 to avert landslide-related casulties. The utility connections to vulnerable hills will be disconnected on April 30. The announcement was made at the 19th Hill Management Committee meeting  at circuit house…
Entente cordiale 
with Bhutan

Entente cordiale with Bhutan

The visit of Bhutanese Prime Minister, Dr. Lotay Tshering, generated a special interest in Bangladesh for several reasons. Firstly, Bhutan was the first country to recognise Bangladesh on 6 December, 1971, and secondly, because the visiting prime minister has spent a formative part of his younger days…
Safety management for public protection

Safety management for public protection

The lives and health of human beings, the growth and prosperity of the economy, and the increasing need for safety are immediate concerns which provided the original momentum for the progress of safety management. In recent years there has been a realisation that the reliability of complex work systems…
3 phases for implementing 
5G in Bangladesh

3 phases for implementing 5G in Bangladesh

5G can be implemented in Bangladesh in 3 phases and government would have to ensure policy support for this, the infrastructure supporting organisations have said.      After launch of 4G service, government has planned to rollout the 5th generation (5G) service by 2020 in Bangladesh…
Workers questioned over fire as donations pour in

Workers questioned over fire as donations pour in

French investigators probing the devastating blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral questioned workers who were renovating the monument yesterday as hundreds of millions of euros were pledged to restore the historic masterpiece. As firefighters put out the last smouldering embers, a host of French billionaires…
‘Thikana’ to be staged 
at BSA tomorrow

‘Thikana’ to be staged at BSA tomorrow

Loko Natyadal (Banani), one of the most prominent theatre troupes in the country, will stage its Liberation War-based play titled ‘Thikana’ tomorrow at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Written by proverbial playwright-actor-director…
Tigers target top four

Tigers target top four

Ending all the speculations and anticipations, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu announced Tigers’ squad for the ensuing ICC Cricket World Cup with an expected surprise. It’s expected because speedster Taskin Ahmed was supposed to name in the 15-member final…
Balu Char in Chandpur can become an attractive tourist spot

Balu Char in Chandpur can become an attractive tourist spot

Balu Char’, popularly known as mini-Cox’s Bazar for its sandy nature and scenic beauty’, could be turned into an attractive tourist spot by developing it with modern facilities. This char (shoal) has emerged barely six years back on the western bank of the Meghna River near the district…
51pc Rana Plaza survivors still unemployed: Study

51pc Rana Plaza survivors still unemployed: Study

Some 51 per cent survivors of the deadly Rana Plaza building collapse are still unemployed six years after the tragedy, says a recent report by ActionAid. The findings were unveiled at a programme titled ‘Four million making 50 billion—Where the RMG sector stands six years after Rana Plaza’,…
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