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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Dhakeshwari temple, Ramakrishna Mission in Dhaka

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Dhaka: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited the Dhakeshwari temple in Lalbagh in the city and offered prayers and also visited the Ramkrishna Mission.

“An early morning temple visit. PM@narendramodi worships at the Sree Sree Dhakeshwari Temple in Dhaka,” Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the the ministry of external affairs, tweeted.

The Sri Dhakeshwari National Temple is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh’s “national temple”. After offering prayers at the temple, Modi met members of the temple committee and other senior members at the temple.

Modi was offered a memento by the temple authorities.

Modi then visited the Ramkrishna Mission nearby and was greeted by the monks at the mission. (IANS)

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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)