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Many questions, few answers await Obama on Mideast visit

President Barack Obama is due to make his first official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories this week, looking to improve ties after sometimes rocky relations with both sides during his first term in office. Obama is not expected to come with any new Palestinian peace initiative and will spend most of his time […]

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), the world’s biggest retailer, can be a demanding customer. Its relations with clothing manufacturers in Bangladesh are especially fraught. A fire in a garment factory there left more than a hundred workers dead in November; a supplier had subcontracted work to the factory without Walmart’s knowledge, the company said. In January, Walmart […]

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মিনা ফারাহ। মানবাধিকার সংগঠক ও সুলেখিকা। জন্ম বাংলাদেশে হলেও এখন আমেরিকাপ্রবাসী। নুরেমবার্গ ট্রায়ালস, সিয়েরালিওন ও কম্বোডিয়ার যুদ্ধাপরাধ বিচার নিয়ে তিনি গবেষণা করেছেন। বাংলাদেশেও যুদ্ধাপরাধ বিচারের পক্ষে শুরু থেকে সোচ্চার ভূমিকা পালন করেছেন। বর্তমানে যুদ্ধাপরাধের অভিযোগে অভিযুক্ত জামায়াতে ইসলামীর অন্যতম সহকারী সেক্রেটারি জেনারেল মুহাম্মদ কামারুজ্জামানের বিরুদ্ধে তিনি রাষ্ট্রপক্ষের একজন সাক্ষী ছিলেন। তবে পরে তিনি নিজেকে প্রত্যাহার […]

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The Agrabad Branch of Mercantile Bank Ltd. (MBL) in Chittagong city has approved a loan of Tk 120.37 crore to a director of the bank in the name of his company breaking the rules of the central bank, officials said. A special inspection team of Bangladesh Bank (BB) found the irregularity in a recent spot […]

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BGMEA asked to return money M Moneruzzaman The High Court on Monday released its full verdict asking Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association to return money to all buyers of floor space in the BGMEA Bhaban within 12 months. The court asked the government to demolish in 90 days the 15-story BGMEA Bhaban built on […]

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William Gomes Salem-News.com The Shahbag movement is moving towards its next victory, wherebJamaatbwill be banned from politics (YORK, UK) – With elections looming at the end of this year, escalating violence and political confrontation has left democracy in Bangladesh at a crossroads. In truth, democracy in modern Bangladesh has always been precarious: military takeover, political […]

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Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said the government is considering with priority the Malaysia’s proposal to construct the much-hyped Padma Multipurpose Bridge. He said this while speaking at a views-exchange meeting with leaders and activists of district Awami League and its front organisations at the local Circuit House. The minister also said the government […]

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 Kevin John Steele, the new Managing Director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd, joined his new assignment on Monday. Tasmin Akhter, assistant manager of Public Relations of the national flag carrier, confirmed this to UNB over phone. Kevin John Steele who has an experience of over 30 years in aviation industry will also act as the […]

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The implementation progress of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) in the first eight months (July-Feb) of the current fiscal (2012-13) reached 44 percent, 6 percent higher than the rate achieved during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal (2011-12). According to the Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED), the expenditure during the eight-month period was, […]

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প্রধানমন্ত্রীর বক্তব্যকে ‘শিষ্টাচার বিবর্জিত’ আখ্যা দিয়ে বিএনপির ভারপ্রাপ্ত মহাসচিব মির্জা ফখরুল ইসলাম আলমগীর বলেছেন, প্রধানমন্ত্রীর বক্তব্য জাতিকে নতুন কিছু দিতে পারেনি। বরং হতাশায় নিমগ্ন করেছে। আজ সোমবার বিকেলে রাজধানীর নয়াপল্টনে বিএনপির কেন্দ্রীয় কার্যালয়ে আয়োজিত এক সংবাদ সম্মেলনে ফখরুল এ কথা বলেন। এর আগে আজ বিকালে সোহরাওয়ার্দী উদ্যানে আওয়ামী লীগ আয়োজিত এক সমাবেশে প্রধানমন্ত্রী অভিযোগ করেন, […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday warned that the government would deal with strong hand any attempt of the opposition party for further destruction of public life and property. “I don’t want any further loss of life and public property. But if anybody try to continue the killing of people, destroy property, we are pledge […]

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Detained war crimes accused BNP lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury was sued Monday for sodomy in Kashimpur jail. Abdus Salam Mia, father of lifer Alal Mia who is serving his term in Kashimpur Jail, filed the case with the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court here. Taking cognizance of the case, Magistrate Ahsan Habib asked the officer-in-charge of […]

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