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Hillary’s Visit to Bangladesh: Trade, defence cooperation top agenda

By: Rezaul Karim The USA is likely to push for a framework for defence cooperation between Dhaka and Washington during US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s May 5-6 visit to Bangladesh. It will press for signing the much-talked-about Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (Ticfa) and strategic partnership deals with Bangladesh. Dhaka, however, wants to […]

33 hours that shook Dhaka

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  Liton Haider Chief Crimes Correspondent bdnews24.com Dhaka, Feb 25 (bdnews24.com)— It was barely past 9 am on Feb 25, 2009 when gunshots rang out of the then BDR’s Peelkhana headquarters. While many people thought the firings were part of some programme in ‘BDR Week’ celebrations ongoing on at the time, the mutiny was on. […]

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Haider Hussain's masterpiece on BDR

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Oscar Award to a Documentary by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: “Saving Pakistan’s face”

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made Oscar history late Sunday, as she became the first Pakistani to win the coveted award for her documentary film Saving Face. Chinoy’s triumph is, rightly, being celebrated with much vigour and the country’s prime minister has announced the highest civilian award for the filmmaker. The film, which beat competition in the form […]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs sources in Dhaka though confirms that United States’ secretary of states, Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to visit Bangladesh in May 5, 2012 it is clearly signaled by other sources that the US administration may call of the visit considering prevailing volatile political situation Bangladesh as well as international outcry on […]

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Bangladeshi journalists observes pen-down strike to demand arrest of colleagues' murderers

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Journalists across Bangladesh observed Monday afternoon a one-hour pen-down strike in their respective newspapers, news agencies, televisions, radios and online media to demand the arrest of the killers of a journalist couple who were murdered two weeks ago. The token pend-down strike started at 12:00 noon and ended after at 1:00 p.m. local time. Journalist […]

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After around two and a half months of the murder of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi, the remains of their bodies were exhumed on Thursday for fresh autopsies to reveal the mystery surrounding the homicide. Following a court order, the bodies were exhumed at Azimpur Graveyard and taken those to Dhaka Medical College […]

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Police claim they are ‘sure’ about the motivate behind Sagar-Runi murder

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By Nazmus Saquib Police said they are ‘almost sure’ of the motive behind the killings of the journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi. “We are almost certain about the motive but cannot disclose it for the sake of the investigation,” Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s ADC Mohammad Monirul Islam told the journalists at his office today. […]

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BASIS honours IT innovators

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A platform for software and ICT developers, BASIS, yesterday awarded 31 companies, professionals and students for their innovations and extraordinary performances in their respective fields. Of the awards, 26 were given on the basis of competition and five were awarded in recognition of the winners’ contribution to software development and the ICT sector. Bangladesh Association […]

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Pakistan demolishes bin Laden compound

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Sultan Mehmood / EPA Workers on Saturday demolish the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed, in Abbottabad, Pakistan. By NBC News and news services Updated at 1:26 p.m. ET: ABBOTTABAD,Pakistan — Crews on Saturday began demolishing the compound where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed byU.S. forces in May, eliminating a concrete reminder […]

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Sonia refuses to disclose income tax returns

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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has declined to disclose details of her income tax returns under the RTI Act, citing personal freedom and security risk. In her reply to the Income Tax (I-T) department, she said there was no public interest involved in disclosing such information, reports Indian daily The Times of India. Chennai-based RTI activist […]

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