Consumer advocates and trade groups representing content providers have planned a legal challenge aimed at preserving those rules. Pai has argued that the 2015 rules were heavy handed and stifled competition and innovation among service providers. Internet service providers say they will not block or throttle legal content but that they may engage in paid prioritization. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, said in a written dissent released on Thursday that the decision grants internet providers “extraordinary new power” from the FCC. The 2015 rules were intended to give consumers equal access to web content and prevent broadband providers from favouring their own content.
December 14, 2017 20:26 UTC
Monir of Tilling Drive, Stone pleaded guilty to offences contrary to VAT Act 1994 at Manchester Crown Court on Nov 6. He admitted that VAT was undeclared for the restaurant between August 2011 and January 2016. But he only declared half the business the restaurant was doing and deregistered for VAT because the restaurant was allegedly doing so badly. HMRC began a criminal prosecution as he had failed to make a full disclosure and continued to lie about his business. The investigation clearly showed how he was illegally under-declaring the true scale of his restaurant business.
December 14, 2017 20:26 UTC
North Conway, NH (03860)TodaySunny skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph..TonightCloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low around 10F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
December 14, 2017 20:25 UTC
The families of three martyrs, who were among the sharpest minds of the nation killed on Dec 14 the 1971 Liberation War, raised the allegation at a Martyred Intellectuals Day programme on Thursday. Among the a raft of programmes by social and cultural organisations and political parties, Shilpakala Academy organised the event at its National Theatre in the evening. Martyr Munier Chowdhury’s son Asif Munier said there were many people who have direct knowledge of the works and lives of the martyred intellectuals. “We can organise a big programme so that they can speak to the youths,” he advised. Prof Emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury, speaking at the event chaired by Shilpakala Academy Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky, called for more involvement of the young generations to spread the history of the martyred intellectuals.
December 14, 2017 20:15 UTC
The government is concerned about the cash-starved Farmers Bank Ltd (FBL) refusing to pay a matured fixed deposit of Tk220.70 crore that belongs to the Bangladesh Climate Change Trust Fund. When the trust fund applied to the bank to collect the money and accrued interest, the bank did not pay. Also Read- Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir resigns as Farmers Bank chairmanIn the last week of November, when the ministry sent a letter to the bank, the bank did not respond. Farmers Bank has failed to repay interbank short-term loans of about Tk700 crore to four banks over the past two months. The bank has failed to draw deposits despite offering interest rates over 12%, against the 4-8% rates offered by other banks.
December 14, 2017 19:07 UTC
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December 14, 2017 18:56 UTC
Four children were killed and seven seriously injured after a train smashed into a school bus, splitting it in two, outside the town of Perpignan in southwestern France on Thursday, the interior ministry said. “All my thoughts to the victims and their families of this terrible school bus accident,” French President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter. The interior ministry said seven people in the bus, which was carrying students aged 13 to 17, were seriously injured among the 16 aboard. In 2013, a train derailment in central France killed at least six people. One of the deadliest was in 1988, when a commuter train heading into Paris’ Gare de Lyon crashed into a stationary train, killing 56 people, after its brakes failed.
December 14, 2017 18:22 UTC
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December 14, 2017 18:11 UTC
UNICEF Representative in Bangladesh Edouard Beigbeder and Goodwill Ambassadors actor Arifa Zaman Moushumi and magician Jewel Aich were present among the guests. dhakapostbd.com’s Md Rajon Shikder won the first prize while Rabeya Borshi Anita of Dainik Bangladesh Bani became second runner-up under the category. Besides the crests and certificates, Rajon, Evan and Anita received cheques of Tk 50,000, Tk 25,000 and Tk 15,000 respectively. At the awards ceremony, Minister Inu said, “Razakars (collaborators of Pakistani forces during Liberation War) are the main enemy of our children and girls. He also said a cartoon will be made on the problems faced by the girls elder than Meena, the main character of the cartoon.
December 14, 2017 18:11 UTC
The sixth session of Dhaka University National Model United Nations (DUNMUN) conference is set to begin on December 18. The four-day event, organized by the DU Model United Nations Association (DUMUNA), will be inaugurated by DU Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Prof Nasreen Ahmad. The association made the announcement at a press conference titled “Towards Global Amity: Cooperation for Inclusive Future” that it organized with the DU Journalists’ Association on Thursday. DUNMUN is a conference sketching the procedure of the UN General Assembly,” said DUMUNA General Secretary Sharmin Akter Shakila. DUMUNA has been organizing the conference in collaboration with the UN Information Centre since 2012, with East Asia Study Centre as a strategic partner.
December 14, 2017 17:37 UTC
Some burnt tires, others hurled stones at Israeli troops, all oblivious to the surprise military move that awaited them. "The undercover personnel were posing as Palestinian protesters and were standing behind the stone-throwers," said Torokman, who has covered clashes in the region for nearly two decades. Torokman saw eight Israeli personnel, wearing masks fashioned from Arab headdresses or the Palestinian flag, leap into action and detain protesters. He kept photographing, thereby capturing the moment as an undercover agent grappling with a protester swung round, briefly pointing his gun directly at Torokman. "The level of risk was the highest this time as the personnel were aiming their weapons at me," he said.
December 14, 2017 17:15 UTC
Shamim was sent to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital to finish his internship, he said. Their families allege that law enforcers had picked them up but did not admit to doing so later. Seven of the 54 people returned home, the law enforcers showed five to have been arrested and two were found dead. DC Biplob said only ‘a little’ of the law enforcers’ anti-terrorism activities is revealed and many things happen behind the scenes. The police officer claimed the law enforcers have tamed militancy, but could not uproot it.
December 14, 2017 16:52 UTC
She went to Paris on Monday to attend the summit. On Tuesday, attending the summit, the prime minister expressed her optimism to build a safer world with combined efforts of the world leaders. British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim were among those who attended the summit. Hasina, during the bilateral meeting, urged French President Macron to keep up international pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees. She also met the leaders of business body Movement of the Enterprises of France or MEDEF in Paris on Wednesday.
December 14, 2017 15:56 UTC
The High Court has banned the uses of all types of horns in the residential and VIP areas in Dhaka after 10pm. Besides, the court set a maximum speed limit of 20 kmph for vehicles in residential and VIP areas of the capital after 10pm. On August 23, the court banned the uses of hydraulic horns in Dhaka. Later on October 8, the transport owners and drivers of Dhaka were given 15 days to deposit the hydraulic horns used in their vehicles to their respective police stations. But violating the act, different vehicles are still using hydraulic horns.
December 14, 2017 15:45 UTC