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Agora to get its food items tested by a government research organisation before selling to customers Ahmad Ismail Mustafa, chairman of Bangladesh Council of Scientific Research (BCSIR), and Niaz Rahim, managing director of Rahimafrooz Superstores, shake hands after signing a deal in Dhaka yesterday. Rahimafrooz’s chain superstore Agora will use BCSIR’s technology to ensure safe […]

Mr Obama praised David Petraeus, who he said had given exceptional service to the US and made the country safer US President Barack Obama says he has seen “no evidence” that former CIA director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair compromised national security. Gen Petraeus’ resignation should be a “sidenote” to his distinguished career, Mr Obama added […]

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President Obama said his approach was that ”the wealthiest Americans pay a little bit more” US President Obama has reiterated his call for high earners in the US to pay more in taxes, in his first news conference since winning re-election. He called for quick legislation to rule out tax rises on the first $250,000 […]

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Zillur too merciful

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President Zillur Rahman has granted mercy to 21 convicts awarded death sentence in different cases in three years from 2009, Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir told parliament yesterday. Four others sentenced to death in different cases got presidential clemency during the period 1972 to 2008, he said in reply to lawmakers’ queries. He, however, did […]

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Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir men attack policemen at several places in the country this month injuring at least 200 law enforcers. Even though police were the apparent target, 300 civilians were also injured. The attacks were carried out at a time when trials of a few Jamaat leaders accused of crimes against humanity were […]

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Roundtable urges private companies to introduce job quota for challenged women Private companies should introduce a quota system for recruiting physically challenged women, opening a door to them to show their potential in the corporate sector, social activists said at a discussion yesterday. Given proper financial support and training, they can also thrive and be […]

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Confusion over ransom

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Family gives no figure; Rab speaks of Tk 50 lakh; IGP differs Bullet-hit Parag’s mother, middle, was admitted at another hospital but she moved to Square Hospitals in the capital yesterday so that she could be beside the six year old, who was abducted Sunday morning and abandoned by the kidnappers early yesterday.Photo: STAR A […]

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WB says the country should cash in on its low-cost edge over the competitors From left, Ahsan H Mansur, executive director of Policy Research Institute; Zahid Hussain, a senior economist of World Bank in Bangladesh; AMA Muhith, finance minister; Ellen Goldstein, WB country director; Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue, and […]

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Dhaka, Nov 14 (bdnews24.com)—Former central bank Governor Salehuddin Ahmed on Wednesday alleged that a part of the private sector credit was diverted to some other areas where it was not meant to go. “I conducted a study on 18 branches in Cox’s Bazaar, Netrokona and other areas recently and I found some businessmen took SME […]

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This October 24 photo shows three Libyans and one Bangladeshi woman who were arrested by detectives along with money and other materials at a city hotel. Libyan Chargé D’affaires to Dhaka MS Kamel Al Mahjoub on Wednesday refuted a media report that he had connection with three Libyan nationals who were arrested for their involvement […]

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Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir on Wednesday said the government has information that opposition BNP was involved with the recent countrywide violence and attacks on police by Jamaat-Shibir activists. “The state will resist such anarchic movement by Jamaat-Shibir activists with utmost strength,” the minister told newsmen emerging from a meeting […]

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Khaleda Zia A day after a meeting with her party’s policymakers, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will sit with the top leaders of the 18-Party Alliance Wednesday night to discuss the country’s latest political situation and finalise the next course of action. The meeting will begin at about 8:30pm at the BNP chief’s Gulshan office. Party […]

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