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Day: December 19, 2014

Switching between mobile networks possible in 3 years
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Switching between mobile networks possible in 3 years

Abdullah Mamun: Mobile operators said they will be able to let users switch from one operator to another without changing their numbers within two to three years. Bangladesh Telecommu-nication Regulatory Commi-ssion is now taking opinions of stakeholders, including subscribers and operators, to introduce the service -- mobile number portability (MNP). More than 70 countries have MNP, which increases competition among operators in terms of service quality, said Md Sarwar Alam, BTRC secretary and spokesperson. The process of taking the opinions on whether the service would be viable for Bangladesh, when it should be introduced and how it will benefit users started a month ago and will run till tomorrow, he said. TIM Nurul Kabir, secretary general of Association of Mobile Telecom Oper...
’71 campaign that never really worked
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’71 campaign that never really worked

Shamim Ashraf: With the Pakistan army facing defeats at East Pakistan war fronts one after another in December 1971, there were attempts to use religion to cover up the mindless genocide, boost their morale and raise funds for them. Terming the Pakistan troops mujahid or those who struggle for the sake of Islam, people were asked through newspaper adverts to stand by them and donate for the military occupation. Different banks and some businesses were at the forefront of the campaign and its main aim was to exploit the religious sentiments of Muslims and encourage the Pakistan military to “exterminate the enemy” -- those fighting the occupation forces for the independence of Bangladesh. The Dawn, Pakistan's oldest English daily, has reproduced 11 such advertisements that it ran on Decem...