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Siddika Kabir Passes Away

Siddika Kabir, a noted nutrition expert and culinary artist, died at a city hospital on Tuesday, report Daily Star. A famous TV face who used to run the show ‘Siddika Kabir’s Recipe’, Prof Kabir was 80. She also worked as the consultant of consumer brands Dano, Nestlé and Radhuni. In 1966, Siddika started attending different […]

Bangladeshi illegal workers held in UK

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25 Bangladeshi illegal workers were arrested in the last 7 weeks in several enforcement operations at businesses across the UK. The UK Border Agency is now working to remove them from the UK as soon as possible, said a press release of British High Commission in Dhaka on Tuesday. It said they had committed immigration […]

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Marketing of Tk 10,000 `Doel’ laptop suspended, Minister tells JS

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The marketing of much-talked-about low-cost ‘Doel’-2102 notebook at Tk 10,000 has been kept suspended since it does not support the windows operating system used by most users, Parliament was told on Tuesday. Replying to M Subid Ali Bhuiyan (Awami League-Comilla), Posts and Telecommunication Minister Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju said spare parts of this model are not […]

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Indian Outsourcing Market: Old image dies hard

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India’s biggest outsourcers remain fast-growing businesses. TCS, for instance, the largest of the three, saw revenues shoot up 24% to USD 8.2bn in 2011 – a near fourfold increase since 2005. But while revenue growth still resembles the stellar performance of a decade ago, the companies, operations are now starkly different. Moving beyond the call […]

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Jamaluddin Ahmed Mahfuz Anam the editor of The Daily Star commented on February 24th “This is for the first time we have heard anything positive from the PM about Yunus since she took power this time. Is Sheikh Hasina’s change of heart for real? Or is it a mockery, with the underlying message, ‘Take him away […]

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From left, Brendan Smialowski/AFP-Getty; Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters; David Mercado/Reuters From left, Jim Yong Kim of Dartmouth College, expected to head the bank; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s finance minister; and José Antonio Ocampo, the former Colombian finance minister. By ANNIE LOWREY WASHINGTON — For the first time, the World Bank is considering more than one candidate for its […]

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        March 28, 2012   By JIM YARDLEY NEW DELHI — With President Hu Jintao of China arriving here for a diplomatic summit meeting, the Indian authorities sought on Wednesday to prevent Tibetans from staging anti-China protests, as paramilitary officers closed down the city’s Tibetan neighborhoods. Tibetan activists said more than 250 […]

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Where Bangladesh democracy went wrong….

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By Bangladesh Chronicle staff   Effective democracies do not emerge overnight. With 40 years of democratic elections punctuated by few dictatorial governments, Bangladesh has to configure how to steer their country forward. This should come from he people and not from a few people who steer the respective parties. The concern is that only two […]

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Bangladesh, being the top contributor of female police officers to the United Nations peacekeeping operations, has playing commendable role, said Ann-Marie Orler, the highest ranking police official in the UN system, reports BSS. “Bangladesh’s contri-bution of 211 women officers is helping the organization make progress towards is goal of having women make up 20 per […]

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By Nazmus Saquib ‘Shomoyer Songlap’ — a very popular television talk show by satellite channel ATN News has been banned upon the directives of the government high-ups, confirmed the channel sources while talking with the Bangladesh Chronicle today. “We had to cancel our regular show on Thursday and the ‘influential quarter’ has directed us to […]

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Jakir Shah of Kutub Bagh Darbar Sharif talks about purifying people’s souls but encroaches on busy streets with cows and camels A M Hussain If you have been to the city’s busy Farmgate intersection lately, you must have come across the giant arches, standing tall and proud, inviting its viewers to the urs or religious […]

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