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Uber : Other ride-hailing services need to register with Bangladesh regulators

The Bangladesh government has green-lighted a new policy that requires Uber and other local ride-hailing services to register with the transport regulators. On Monday, the cabinet approved the ‘Ride-Sharing Service Policy’, a little over a year after Uber started operating in the country. San Francisco-based Uber, which operates in 633 cities worldwide, kicked off operations in capital Dhaka on Nov 22, 2016 ...

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Ride-apps to get govt nod

The road authorities open the door to app-based transport service providers like Uber and Pathao but on two key conditions -- fares cannot be more than that of taxi services and security cannot be compromised. The government will fix or re-fix the fares if there is any discontent among passengers over those, according to the proposed guideline for the ride-hailing services. The apps used by the service prov ...

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4G spectrum auction, licensing to go ahead as scheduled

The 4G spectrum auction and licensing will go ahead as scheduled as the Appellate Division has upheld the freeze on a court order that stalled it. On Thursday, the High Court stayed a circular by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission or BTRC following a petition. Internet service provider Banglalion Communications moved the petition, which says the circular contradicts the 2008 wireless broadba ...

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Mark Zuckerberg is fighting to save Facebook

If there's one thing Mark Zuckerberg has consistently excelled at as Facebook's CEO, it's destroying his enemies. When Google (GOOGL) launched Google Plus, a rival social network, Zuckerberg put Facebook(FB) in a state of "lockdown" and informed employees that "Carthage must be destroyed," according to one tell-all book from a former employee. After Snapchat (SNAP) began gaining traction several years ago, ...

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Main construction on Rooppur nuclear power plant begins

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the main construction of the nuclear power reactor at Pabna’s Rooppur. This begins the main phase of construction for Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant. The prime minister flew by helicopter to the location on the shores of the Padma in Ishwardi Upazila early Thursday. Hasina stood on a temporary stage at the site and used a trowel to pour the first concrete ...

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Uber breach : Cover up trigger government probes around the globe

Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber Technologies Inc after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm. Authorities in Britain and the United States, two top Uber markets, as well as Australia and the Philippines said on Wednesday they would investigate the company's respo ...

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Uber CEO says company failed to disclose massive breach in 2016

Uber Technologies Inc failed to disclose a massive breach last year that exposed the data of some 57 million users of the ride-sharing service, the company's new chief executive officer said on Tuesday. Discovery of the company's handling of the incident led to the departure of two employees who led Uber's response to the incident, said Dara Khosrowshahi, who was named CEO in August following the departure ...

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ICT export earning $800m in 2017

Bangladesh has earned $800 million in 2017 by exporting locally made software and other ICT-related products, state minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak said today. Bangladesh Bank’s export target of $1 billion by 2018 and $5 billion by 2021 will be achieved if the ICT industry maintains the growth, he said in a programme in Dhaka. He was speaking at Janata Software Technology Park sharing the plan of a four ...

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Google Doodle pays tribute to writer Humayun Ahmed on his birthday

Google has paid tribute to celebrated Bangladeshi writer Humayun Ahmed on his birthday with a Google Doodle picture. The writer was born on Nov 13, 1948. The Doodle shows Ahmed sitting with a pot of tea and a book at his estate in Nuhash Polli and meeting with Himu, a popular character from his novels. “Although formally trained as a chemist, Ahmed found his true calling as a writer. He authored over 200 bo ...

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Internet slow due to submarine cable work

Internet users in Bangladesh have been experiencing a slow internet due tomaintenance work on a first submarine cable in the Bay of Bengal. The country's first undersea cable, SEA-ME-WE-4, has been shut down at 12:30am today and will remain closed for next two days more, Md Mashiur Rahman, managing director of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL). So, internet users may face poor connectivity for ...

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