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Subhash Dutta passes away

Subhash Dutta, an icon of evocative Bangla movies, died at his residence in the capital Friday morning due to old age complexities. The great filmmaker breathed his last at his RamKrishna Mission Road house.   He is one of those few great filmmakers who dedicated themselves in establishing cinema as an eloquent medium of art […]

By John J. Brandon On November 19, Barack Obama will visit Burma (also known as Myanmar). History will be made as Mr. Obama will be the first U.S. president to ever visit the country. But he won’t be the first Obama. Obama’s visit to Burma will be the first by a U.S. president, and comes […]

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WASHINGTON — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) issued one of the more pointed post-election public criticisms of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign Tuesday, saying that the Republican nominee did too little to set out an inspiring vision for governance. “Mitt Romney is an honorable man. He’s a good honest man. He deserves our respect, and our […]

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As Muslim-Americans continue to navigate an often-hostile political terrain in the United States, a few recent victories have given cause for optimism. Three Congressional races resulted in the defeat of some of the country’s most vocal political Islamophobes.Republican Congressmen Allen West of Florida and Joe Walsh of Illinois lost their reelection bids, and Republican congressional-hopeful […]

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CounterPunch – It is astounding to find that one of the handful of prospects being floated to become CIA director following the fall of General David Petraeus is a person reportedly implicated in a 2005 Israeli spy scandal. CNN, Politico, and others  have all listed former Congresswoman Jane Harman as a potential new CIA head. Oddly, […]

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Bangladesh has objected to the new rules of the UK Border Agency on the financial statements required for British visa applications. The UK government named only 14 banks in Bangladesh to issue financial documents to support visa applications, which the Bangladesh foreign ministry said was a violation of international rules. “Picking only 14 banks out […]

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Dhaka, Nov 15 (bdnews24.com)—Internet users in Bangladesh will face a pause in their service on Friday for three hours from 2am for repairs of the undersea cable, according to Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company which operates the country’s segment of the network. BSCCL Managing Director Monwar Hossain told bdnews24.com on Thursday the router in the cable […]

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Dhaka, Nov 15 (bdnews24.com)–Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir on Thursday ruled out dialogues with the ‘killers’, hours after the US Embassy in Dhaka, concerned over the recent countrywide violence by the Jamaat-e-Islami supporters, stressed on dialogue. When his attention was drawn to the statement of the American Embassy, the minister told reporters: “No dialogue with […]

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Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man to lead China for the next decade. Xi led the new Politburo Standing Committee onto the stage at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, signalling his elevation to the top of China’s ruling Communist Party. The party faced great challenges but would work to meet […]

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BP Plc is expected to pay a record US criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster through a plea deal reached with the Department of Justice (DoJ) that may be announced as soon as Thursday, according to sources familiar with discussions. Three sources, who spoke to Reuters on […]

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World Bank Vice President Isabel Guerrero will not come to Dhaka this month as she has postponed her South Asia visit in November. “Initial plans for a South Asia tour in November have been postponed due to senior management meetings in Washington this month,” said Mehrin A Mahbub, communication officer of the WB in Dhaka. […]

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Rapid Action Battalion produces six alleged abductors of Parag at a press conference at its headquarters in Uttara on Thursday. Photo: Palash Khan Law enforcers Wednesday night arrested seven suspects of a gang of 10 involved in the abduction of six-year-old Parag Mondol a day after the boy was rescued by paying a huge ransom. […]

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