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Forces will give a befitting reply to shelling and gunfire from across the border: Rajnath Singh

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

“India will never provoke conflict by being the first to open fire across the borders but will never back off”, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Inaugurating the Border Security Force Golden Jubilee Seminar on “Border Management in India – Challenges and Options” today,  Rajnath Singh said that our forces will give a befitting reply to shelling and gunfire from across the border.

The minister said that secure borders are integral to India’s development. He said that the BSF is doing a wonderful job not only in guarding the land borders but is also taking care of the riverine and coastal borders along Bangladesh and Gujarat.

Rajnath Singh said that the Government has sanctioned six Floating Border Out-Posts (BOPs) for Bangladesh border and three for Gujarat. Assuring the BSF of Government’s commitment to provide the force with latest weaponry and equipment, the Union Home Minister lauded the BSF personnel for undertaking welfare activities and developmental works for the people residing in the vicinity of the borders.

The daylong seminar is being organized by the BSF as part of the series of events to celebrate its Golden Jubilee year.

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Mobile Phone Users in Bangladesh Cross 158 mn Mark

The total number of Bangladesh’s mobile phone subscribers reached nearly 156.989 million at the end of December 2018

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The total number of Bangladesh’s mobile phone users reached over 158 million at the end of February with the addition of 1.449 million new subscribers in the first two months of the year, statistics of the country’s telecom regulator showed on Monday.

According to the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) data, the number of subscribers in the country reached 158.438 million in February.

Bangladesh has now four mobile companies, three of whom including Grameenphone, Robi and Banglalink are foreign-backed cellphone operators.

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The number of subscribers of the mobile operators, Grameenphone, Robi Axiata, Banglalink and Teletalk stood at 73.470 million, 47.025 million, 34.022 million and 3.921 million, respectively at the end of February, BTRC data showed.

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The total number of Bangladesh’s mobile phone subscribers reached nearly 156.989 million at the end of December 2018. (IANS)