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Killers will be arrested anyhow, Shahara

Dhaka, Feb 12 (bdnews24.com)—Declining to disclose the status of investigation into the murders of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Nahar Runi, home minister Shahara Khatun on Sunday said the killers will be arrested within the time she promised. In line with her comments, inspector general of police (IGP) Hassan Mahmood Khandker also expressed his […]

By: Tariq Alhomayed Whilst talking to Egyptian delegates in Iran, the Iranian president said that he did not see any reason why not to visit Egypt, after the departure of those who do not want him there. In Tehran, Ahmadinejad said: “In Cairo, officials used to reject our presence in Egypt, and now they have […]

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Was Israel behind Iran nuclear scientist's assassination?

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Was Israel behind Iran nuclear scientist's assassination? While yesterday's assassination of an Iran nuclear scientist may risk an escalation of hostilities, analysts say the calculation would make sense for Israel. By Josh Mitnick, Correspondent / January 12, 2012 Tel Aviv Israel has emerged as a key suspect in the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist in […]

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By: The Daily Star Diplomatic Correspondent Dhaka has decided not to allow any refugee from Myanmar and directed the administration and law enforcement agencies to beef up vigilance and resist intrusion. On the other hand, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in a briefing yesterday urged the Bangladesh government to allow the people […]

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By: Rejaul Karim Byron The government has formed a high-powered committee to tackle a fund crisis in the power sector. The government has also decided to continue tax breaks for the power plants that will come into operation after 2013. The committee led by Finance Minister AMA Muhith will also examine various proposals of the […]

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By: Pradeep Seneviratne

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By:  B.Raman I found during my recent interactions in New Delhi that our strategic thinking continues to be largely enchained to ground-based perceptions and that we are unable to reach for the skies and the seas. The skies and the seas have realities of their own distinct from ground realities. Unless we are able to […]

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A tense situation prevailed in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday following the sectarian violence between Rohingya Muslims and majority Buddhists in neighbouring Myanmar. Residents at Rakhine neighborhoods are living in apprehension of possible attacks by the dominant Rohingyas in the area, our correspondent reports from Teknaf after visiting the area. Parents stopped sending […]

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Indian and Pakistani defence officials held a fresh round of talks Monday (June 11th) seeking to end decades of dispute over the Siachen Glacier in the Himalayas. “The two sides will discuss Siachen and other matters related to defence affairs,” Sohail Aftab, a spokesman for the defence ministry, told AFP. The two days of talks […]

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India's nuclear materials among least secure in world: Study

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India along with China, North Korea and Israel has low levels of transparency on nuclear materials and security, an independent report has said. “Four countries have particularly low levels of transparency, specifically Israel, North Korea, India and China, on materials and materials security,” said Page Stoutland, vice president for nuclear materials at the Washington-based independent […]

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