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Professor Golam M. Mathbor Elected President of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS)

Dr. Golam M. Mathbor, a tenured Full Professor in the School of Social Work and Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences has been elected as President of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) for the period 2012-2016. He previously served as vice president of AIBS from 2008-2012. AIBS is an […]

A four-star general falls from grace. The American media is buzzing with “The Petraeus Affair” (as this latest sex scandal is dubbed). The empty-headed Talking Heads are breathlessly talking about what a horrible scandal it is, what shame this scandal has generated, blah, blah! Over at the Fox News the right wingers are trying to […]

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Abul hasan as number 10 player make a brilliant century at his debut match. He teach the other batsman that how to bat in a match, as well as Mahmudullah riad support him. Century on Test debut, only the second to do that from number 10 in 135 years of Test match cricket! It was […]

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President Barack Obama dispatched Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East on Tuesday as the U.S. urgently seeks to end a conflict between Israel and Hamas that has killed more than 100 in the last week. Clinton hastily departed for the region from Cambodia, where she had joined Obama for a summit […]

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Thirteen-year-old boy with eight kilograms of explosives strapped to his chest caught by police in the city of Peshawar.   Police in Pakistan say they have foiled a bomb attack by arresting a 13-year-old boy shortly before he could explode the suicide vest he was wearing. The boy was caught by police in the northwestern city […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia exchange greetings at a reception with the invited guestson the occasion of the Armed Forces Day at Senakunja at Dhaka cantonment Wednesday. Photo: STARStar Online Report Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia avoided each other at a reception on the occasion of the […]

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The government has decided to confiscate the properties of six convicted fugitive killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Law Minister Shafique Ahmed said on Wednesday. He said this while talking to reporters after a meeting with the members of taskforce formed to bring back the fugitive convicts of Bangabandhu murder case to the country. The […]

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The High Court on Wednesday directed the government to ban import of foodstuffs treated with formalin and other poisonous chemicals. Responding to a writ petition, the court also directed the government to provide testing kits to all the sea and land ports and markets across the country in a month to ensure that adulterated food […]

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NEW DELHI — Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman from the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai that left 166 people dead, was hanged Wednesday in a surprise action that analysts in both India and Pakistan said was unlikely to derail improving ties. Mr. Kasab was one of 10 young men who hijacked an Indian […]

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A Singaporean taxi driver has been heralded as a hero after he returned $SG1.1 million ($US900,000) in cash to a vacationing Thai couple who left the money in his cab. Sia Ka Tian, 70, has told the Straits Times he was shocked to find the money in a black paper bag on the back seat […]

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By JIM YARDLEY NEW DELHI – When the right-wing Hindu political leader Bal K. Thackeray died last weekend, the city of Mumbai responded with a practiced, if anxious, efficiency. Merchants hurriedly closed their shops. Traffic thickened as people tried to rush home. India’s most populous city, a global financial center and moviemaking capital, was effectively […]

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