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BNP to hire members from 1 July

report in Prothom Alo, June 23, 2017 at 23.43hrs
As part of its move to strengthen the party’s organisational capacity, Bangladesh Nationalist Party will start a two-month-long membership collection and renewal programme on 1 July.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the announcement at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.
He said though their party used to take programmes every year to collect new members and renew the primary membership, the party could not do it for a few years for various reasons, including the …

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Report in The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2017.
KARACHI: The Chinese government has been requested to review its business visa policy by the Pakistan Soap Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry President Abdullah Zaki.
The request stems from a complex process for obtaining visas to China which are rarely issued for more than three months. Zaki suggested granting multiple visas to the business community for a period of at least one year.
Acknowledging the close relationship between the business communities of the two countries, coupled …

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by Stephen Chen in South China Morning Post, June 24, 2017
Chinese scientists claim to have made a major breakthrough in magnetic detection technology that could bring unprecedented accuracy to the process of finding hidden metallic objects – from minerals to submarines.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences, the country’s largest research institute, said in an article on its website on Wednesday that a “superconductive magnetic anomaly detection array” has been developed in Shanghai and passed inspection by an expert panel.
The experts were quoted as saying that the device, which works from the …

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by Mohiuddin Ahmad in Prothom Alo, June 23, 2017 at 22:10 hrs
The author is a writer and researcher
23 June is a significant date for Awami League. This is the day it was founded 68 long years ago in 1949. Political parties crop up like mushrooms in this country and then suddenly burst like bubbles into nothingness. And parties have been split into factions time and again. Even Awami League has had its share of splits. But the mainstream Awami League remains alive and active. Birthday greetings to the innumerable …

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report in Prothom Alo, June 23, 2017 at 23.43hrs
As part of its move to strengthen the party’s organisational capacity, Bangladesh Nationalist Party will start a two-month-long membership collection and renewal programme on 1 July.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the announcement at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.
He said though their party used to take programmes every year to collect new members and renew the primary membership, the party could not do it for a few years for various reasons, including the …

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Report in Dawn, June 23rd, 2017
KARACHI: The National Tariff Commission (NTC) on Thursday imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty of 24.04 per cent on continuous casting (CC) steel billets imported from China for a period of five years effective from June 22.
However, the CC billets imported from other countries shall not be subject to the definitive anti-dumping duty, said Amreli Steels Limited in a notice sent to Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) along with a letter of the NTC.
Amreli being a party with other producers of CC billets lodged an application …