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Highest 20 SIMs against one NID card: Tarana

  

Pns: State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Thursday said a person will now be allowed to register maximum 20 mobile SIM cards against his/her national identity card. The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Secretariat where Prime Minister's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy was present, Tarana said while talking to UNB.Earlier in September, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) revised its previous decision allowing a person to...

PayPal launched in Bangladesh

  

Pns: Global online payment system PayPal today (Thursday) launched its cross broader payment service 'Xoom' to enable freelance remittance earners to receive their payments in 40 minutes from overseas. Prime Minister's Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy launched the operation expecting the service to benefit expatriate Bangladeshis through legal channels and boost the remittance sector."Around 1.18 crore expatriate Bangladeshis sent about...

Khaleda’s lawyers scuffle to emerge before cameras

  

Pns: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyers on Thursday were involved into a fight as they were competing to take the center stage in front of TV cameras on the court premises in the capitals’s Bakshibazar area. The scuffle took place shortly after Khaleda left the court premises around 1:30pm after recording her self-defense statements in graft cases.The incident occured when Dhaka Bar Association President Khorshed Alam, a lawyer representing Khaleda, and his associates started...

21 SC lawyers appointed as assistant AGs

  

Pns: The government on Thursday appointed 21 lawyers of the Supreme Court as Assistant Attorney Generals. The Law and Justice Division of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs issued a gazette notification to this effect, said Dr. Rezaul Karim, Public Relations Officer of Law and Justice Division.PNS/Tamanna Khan

IOM allocates Tk 200 cr for Rohingya people

  

Pns: Director General (DG) of International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing today said Taka 200 crore has been allocated for the Rohingya people who entered Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar. The IOM DG made the disclosure when he called on Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzel Hossain Chowdhury Maya in a city hotel, an official release said.William Lacy Swing said the allocated money would be spent for shade construction, sanitation, health...

No plans to arrest Khaleda Zia: Obaidul

  

Pns: Awami League's General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said that the government did not issue arrest warrants issued againt BNP's chairperson Khaleda Zia and government has no plans or intention to arrest her either. Obaidul Quader said this after paying his respect to the grave of Sheikh Russel on the occassion of Sheikh Russel's birthday. He also said that the court has issued the arrest warrant over the graft case against her and her arrest will be dealt by the law...

EU wants Myanmar’s reply before going for tougher actions

  

Pns: The European Union (EU) on Wednesday said it wants to see Myanmar's reply before taking any toughest measures like imposing economic embargo or other restrictive measures against the country. EU Ambassador in Dhaka Rensje Teerink said this while interacting with diplomatic correspondents at ‘DCAB talk’ in a city hotel. She, however, said the EU does not see any goodwill from Myanmar to come forward. The European Union (EU) and its member states earlier decided to suspend...

Dhaka seeks effective international role over Rohingya issue

  

Pns: Bangladesh has sought an effective role from the international community and the United Nations in finding a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis. “We want an urgent solution to the crisis so that the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals can go back to their homeland safely and with dignity,” said Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at a function in the UN Headquarters on Monday.She said the root cause of the problem lies in Myanmar and solution to the crisis also lies...

36th BCS final result published, 2323 qualified

  

Pns: The final results of the 36th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Examinations were published on Tuesday. Some 2,323 examinees have been recommended for various cadre positions, Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC) Dr Mohammad Sadiq told UNB.The results of the 36th BCS written examination were published on February 7, this year. A total of 5,990 examinees came out successful in the examination.The PSC published a circular for the 36th BCS examination seeking...

WB halts $200m loan to Myanmar

  

Pns: The World Bank has held back $200 million development policy loan to the Myanmar government due to the persecution of Rohingyas of Rakhine State, reports UNB. "We also assessed the conditions of our recently approved development policy loan and concluded that further progress is needed for the loan to be made effective," the World Bank said in a statement. As an institution dedicated to the fundamental principles of non-discrimination, social inclusion and economic opportunity for all,...

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