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Bangla Ballots – Be Part of History in this Presidential Election

Join us at the Kabob House in Hamtramck on Nov 6 – ALL DAY   Presidential Election Day this year arrives with a special significance for the Bangladeshi Americans.  Hamtramck—a city in one of the oldest democratic countries in the world, will now have its ballot in Bangla as well—a historic first, outside of Bangladesh […]

–          F R Chowdhury We all know Buddhism is based on “hatred to none and no revenge”. So much so that even killing an ant is also prohibited. We always considered Buddhists as very peace loving people until the Second World War when we were shocked by the atrocities of the Japanese troops, most of […]

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Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States on the “audacity of hope” but four years on, the great orator – fuelled by such bold optimism and grand promises – appears to have been replaced by a very different man, says Andrew Marr. Who would have thought it? Who – left or […]

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Congress stalwarts, wary of voter backlash, seek to defend moves to liberalise retail, insurance and aviation sectors. Sonia Gandhi, India’s ruling Congress party chief, and Manmohan Singh, the prime minister, have addressed a major rally in New Delhi to gather support for contentious economic measures in the run-up to the 2014 parliamentary elections. Gandhi, the head of the Congress, […]

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An American hospital will help Bangladesh to establish the country’s first-ever bone marrow transplantation unit under an agreement signed here on Sunday. The unit will be installed by Massachusetts General Hospital-MGH of USA at Dhaka Medical College Hospital by June next year. The health and family welfare ministry and the US hospital signed the memorandum […]

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Four Bangladeshi cattle traders were shot by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Agrovulot border under Benapole port early Sunday. The injured were identified as Amir Hossain, 25, son of Rabiul Islam, Sarif Hossain, 22, son of Abdul Kuddus, Raja Mia, 30, son of Abdul Ohab and Sawkat Ali, 34, son Akber Ali. They were […]

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Gen Harun interrogated Mashiur Rahman, adviser for economic affairs to the prime minister, appears at Anti-Corruption Commission office at Segunbagicha in the capital around 3:00pm Sunday. Photo: Palash Khan  Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Ghulam Rahman said they did not find till Sunday any evidence of corruption in Padma bridge project based on which they can file […]

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The Economic Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister, Mashiur Rahman, on Sunday said he will have no qualms about going on long leave for the sake of the agreement for the World Bank funding in the multi-billion dollar Padma bridge project. He made the comments after emerging from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) headquarters, where he […]

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