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Israel ‘admits killing Arafat deput

Testimony published in Israeli daily claims the 1988 killing of Abu Jihad in Tunis was planned by the Mossad spy agency. Israel has for the first time admitted assassinating the deputy of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a 1988 seaborne raid in Tunisia. The operation was planned by the Mossad spy agency and carried out by […]

Imran Garda examines the 40-year war that has claimed thousands of lives but been largely ignored outside of India. A 40-year long civil war has been raging in the jungles of central and eastern India. It is one of the world’s largest armed conflicts but it remains largely ignored outside of India. Caught in the […]

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Says govt 3 days after super storm The Bangladeshi expatriates living in Sandi-hit areas of the USA are safe, confirmed the Bangladesh mission in Washington. “Though the superstorm caused losses to the property of Bangladeshis living in the USA, there is no report of death yet.” said a PID handout yesterday quoting the Bangladesh mission. […]

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Mashiur returns

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The adviser attends office with Padma probe still on Prime Minister’s Economic Affairs Adviser Mashiur Rahman has returned to work, although one of the World Bank conditions for the revival of Padma bridge loan was to keep him on leave during the probe into graft allegations in the mega project. He joined his workplace at […]

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It was a mistake

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Many top BNP leaders say party shifting from anti-India stance Rashidul Hasan BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and a majority of her party policymakers are apparently making a u-turn on their years-long “anti-India” stance, party insiders observe. At the same time, some political analysts say after reaping benefits over the years, the BNP has been shifting […]

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Shamim Ahamed Senior Correspondent Dhaka, Nov 1 (bdnews24.com)—The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission are preparing for finalising the number of VoIP service providers by December. The telecom regulator will complete evaluating the applications of the local entrepreneurs for licence authorisation in the beginning of December and after that the ministry […]

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Abdur Rahim Harmachi Chief Economics Correspondent Dhaka, Nov 1 (bdnews24.com)—Expatriate Bangladeshis remitted $1.4536 billion back home in October, a record high for a month, according to Bangladesh Bank. The previous high was $1.22 billion in January. The latest amount pushed up the total remittance in the first four months (July-October) of the current fiscal to […]

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Emran Hossain Dhaka, Nov 1 (bdnews24.com)—Apparently deliberate waste of time by the defence has become a major cause of concern for both the tribunals dealing with crimes against humanity during the Independence War in 1971. Observations and decisions both the tribunals made on Thursday shed some light on their concerns, giving rise to anticipation by […]

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by Sadanand Dhume Its political class may not be up to the task of leading India toward prosperity. Just the other day, it seemed as if India could hardly put a foot wrong. Annual economic growth averaged above eight percent between 2003 and ’08, and the country was one of the world’s few major economies […]

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WASHINGTON — President Obama toured the storm-tossed boardwalks of New Jersey’s ravaged coastline on Wednesday, in a vivid display of big-government muscle and bipartisan harmony that confronted Mitt Romney with a vexing challenge just as he returned to the campaign trail in Florida. The scene of Mr. Obama greeting his onetime political antagonist Gov. Chris […]

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With commutes that took hours, half-mile lines at suburban gas stations and city buses stuffed beyond capacity, the transportation systems in most of the region slowed to a crawl on Wednesday, amid promises that some subway and commuter rail services would be restored by the Thursday morning commute. On Wednesday night, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo […]

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In New Jersey, where flooding destroyed large parts of areas like Hoboken and Mantoloking, above, over two million people were without power on Wednesday New York faced the reality of life after Hurricane Sandy on Wednesday: horror in still-waterlogged neighborhoods, where rescue workers pulled bodies from wreckage, and exasperation elsewhere as more than 3.75 million […]

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