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bKash Offers Mobile Banking for Bangladesh, a Country With Few Bank Accounts

Fewer than 10 percent of the people in Bangladesh have bank accounts, but bKash, a joint Bangladeshi-American venture, says its mobile banking and payments platform fills the gap. BKash’s CEO Kamal Quadir made the case for the e-commerce company at D: Dive Into Mobile, during the last of three “Global Voices” sessions. Quadir said the […]

A Bangladeshi man out for dinner at a Bronx restaurant was viciously beaten hours after the Boston Marathon bombing by thugs who called him “a f–king Arab” before pummeling him to the ground, sources said. Abdullah Faruque, 30 — a native of the South Asian country who grew up in The Bronx — was at […]

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Journalists will hold a grand rally in the capital on Monday (April 22) demanding the release of Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman. Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) will jointly organise the grand rally in front of the National Press Club. On April 11, Detective Branch (DB) of […]

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“Who will ever suspect then that ALL THESE PEOPLES WERE STAGE-MANAGED BY US ACCORDING TO A POLITICAL PLAN WHICH NO ONE HAS SO MUCH AS GUESSED AT IN THE COURSE OF MANY CENTURIES?” Protocol of the Elders of Zion —13, para 6 Origins of Al-Qaeda For about two years after 9/11, whenever the subject of 9/11 […]

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WASHINGTON, DC – House and Senate leaders presented Professor Muhammad Yunus with a Congressional Gold Medal today in a ceremony held in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol.  The medal, awarded to Yunus in 2010, recognizes his contributions to the fight against global poverty.  Prior to the presentation, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) made the following […]

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Robiul Islam is the first Bangladeshi to take the first six wickets in an innings for Bangladesh. No one else had taken the first five before.  Bangladesh are the fourth team to lose five wickets on the same total in Tests. Bangladesh’s 134 is their lowest Test score in Zimbabwe. After two days of sedate […]

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Eyeing the upcoming national election, the government accelerated its development expenditure, especially on the power sector and construction and repairs of rural roads, bridges and culverts, in the first nine months of the fiscal year. Between July and March, some Tk 27,219 crore was spent, which is 49 percent of the fiscal year’s allocation for […]

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Investigators claim to have evidence against the Jamaat leader; report this week The investigation agency’s probe into war crimes committed allegedly by Jamaat-e-Islami leader AKM Yusuf, historically known as the founder of the Razakar force, is almost done and it is planning to submit a report this week. Agency officials said they found evidence of […]

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In four years since the Awami League-led government took office in January 2009, 156 citizens disappeared and 462 persons were allegedly killed by law enforcement agencies, civil rights leaders said on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity they were presenting the country’s human rights picture from January 2009 to September 2012. […]

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The BJP will oppose the proposed land swap agreement between India and Bangladesh. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting at the residence of BJP parliamentary party chairman L K Advani in New Delhi on Thursday, reports The New Indian Express. The meeting was attended by L K Advani, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun […]

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Overloaded trucks cross Jamuna in exchange for bribes The Bangabandhu Multipurpose Bridge, which plays a vital role in the country’s economy, commerce and communications, has become a hub of corruption and making quick bucks. The toll plazas and weighing machines of the 4.8-kilometre-long bridge are the two main sources of illegal income for some officials […]

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A senior BNP leader on Friday claimed the recent ‘mass resistance’ in several parts of the country eventually scared Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Awami League-led incumbent government. BNP Standing Committee member MK Anwar made the remark, apparently in response to a comment by Hasina over an attack on Awami League’s anti-shutdown procession in […]

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