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PLAINSBORO — The exactly official yet, but incumbent Neil Lewis is celebrating an early victory for himself and incumbent Nuran Nabi. Together, the Democratic duo won by a landslide by nabbing more than 70 percent of the votes on election night. While the mail-in and provisional ballots are still being added, the large margin makes […]

Washington, Nov 9 — Ami Bera, a Los Angeles-born physician son of Indian immigrants, is tantalisingly close to making history as the third Indian-American to be elected to the US Congress. Running for the second time for California’s 7th Congressional District around Sacramento, Bera is ahead by a razor-thin 184 votes against Republican incumbent Dan […]

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No less a person than our finance minister has accused Prof Yunus, our only Nobel Laureate and the most well known and well regarded Bangladeshi in the world today, of carrying out, “with his wonderful publicity machinery”, anti-Bangladesh propaganda worldwide. “He is the single major reason for Bangladesh’s failure to project its positive image”, Muhith […]

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Urges him to withdraw wrong attribution made to him Nobel laureate Prof Amartya Sen has expressed surprise at Finance Minister AMA Muhith’s comments that he made on Thursday attributing to him about Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus. In a written reply to a query from The Daily Star, Sen hoped that Muhith would withdraw his […]

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CONTACT A SENATOR  REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT ROHINGYA CITIZENSHIP IN MYANMAR The UN human rights chief called on Myanmar today to allow Muslim Rohingya to become citizens after deadly sectarian violence in recent months in the western state of Rakhine. The group’s statelessness is at the heart of two major outbreaks of unrest […]

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The UK is to end financial aid to India by 2015, international development secretary Justine Greening has said. Support will be phased out between now and 2015, saving about £200m ($319m), and the UK’s focus will then shift to offering technical assistance. Greening said the move, which will be popular with Tory MPs, reflected India’s […]

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Social businesses plan to create 22.14m jobs around the world by 2015 THE HEARTBEAT: Queen Sofia of Spain, right, and Prof Muhammad Yunus, left, beat drums with a group of artists who played an African drumming ensemble to open the Global Social Business Summit at the Austria Centre in Vienna yesterday. Photo: Nasir Ali Mamun […]

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By PETER BAKER WASHINGTON — President Obama will make Asia his first overseas destination since his re-election, with a trip this month that is to include a historic visit to Myanmar and underscore his desire to reorient American foreign policy more toward the Pacific during his second term. The White House announced on Thursday that […]

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London, Nov 9 (bdnews24.com/Reuters)—Tens of thousands of Britons called on the government on Friday to nominate Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls’ education, for the Nobel Peace Prize. The 15-year-old is receiving specialist treatment in the English city of Birmingham after gunmen shot her on October […]

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Dhaka, Nov 9 (bdnews24.com)—BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia left for Cox’s Bazaar on Friday afternoon to visit Ramu Upazila where Buddhist monasteries and houses were damaged in the Sep 29 communal attacks. The leader of the Opposition in Parliament started her journey from her Gulshan office by road around 4pm, her Press Secretary Maruf Kamal Khan […]

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Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who arrived here on Friday morning on a brief visit, formally invited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to attend the 8th D-8 Summit to be held in Islamabad on November 22. Hina handed over the invitation letter on behalf of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina […]

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A MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft in an undated photo. Photo: Reuters. Iranian warplanes fired at an unarmed US drone in international airspace last week but did not hit the aircraft, the Pentagon said on Thursday, disclosing details of an unprecedented incident that triggered a formal warning to Tehran through diplomatic channels. The November 1 intercept […]

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