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Hitler’s food taster tells of poisoning fears

\They were feasts of sublime asparagus — laced with fear. And for more than half a century, Margot Woelk kept her secret hidden from the world, even from her husband. Then, a few months after her 95th birthday, she revealed the truth about her wartime role: Adolf Hitler’s food taster. Woelk, then in her mid-twenties, […]

As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay for strict nationwide factory inspections is bringing renewed scrutiny to an industry that has profited from a country notorious for its hazardous workplaces and subsistence-level wages. After a factory fire killed 112 garment […]

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t’s no surprise in 2013 to see the government media complex try it’s very best to preserve the delicate legacies of lauded members of the political establishment. Look how much effort was poured into the media eulogies for Margaret Thatcher recently, only to see the whole facade come crashing down against the real weight of […]

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Sakib al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim shared 123 runs in fifth wicket stand to give Bangladesh’s innings some respectability before they wasted their wickets on a rollercoaster opening day of second Test against Zimbabwe in Harare on Thursday. The Tigers reached 300-6 at close on the opening day, a commendable score in any circumstances but […]

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Two leaders of the ruling Awami League have criticised the comments by the Home Minister following the devastating collapse of a nine-storey building in Savar. Awami League Presidium Member and Communication Minister Obaidul Quader urged Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir to not make any loose comments about the massive crisis at Savar. Rescuers have come up with […]

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 A local BNP leader was found dead in a crop field at Horora Nasimpur in sadar upazila on Friday. The deceased was identified as Nurul Islam Nuri, 48, former joint general secretary of Jogoti union unit BNP and son of Shwarup Hossain of Chechua village in the upazila. Quoting witnesses, police said a group of […]

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Thousands of garment workers rampaged through industrial areas of the capital of Bangladesh on Friday, smashing vehicles with bamboo poles and setting fire to at least two factories in violent protests ignited by a deadly building collapse this week that killed at least 304 workers. The protests came as rescue teams spent a third day […]

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চট্টগ্রামে হেফাজত ইসলামের আমীর আল্লামা শাহ আহমদ শফীর গাড়ির বহরে হামলা হয়েছে। এতে কমপক্ষে ২০ জনের আহত হওয়ার খবর পাওয়া গেছে। আজ মহাসমাবেশ থেকে ফেরার পথে হাটহাজারীর বাসস্ট্যান্ডের কাছে তার গাড়িতে ইটপাটকেল নিক্ষেপ করতে থাকেন হেফাজত বিরোধী আলেমরা। একপর্যায়ে তা ধাওয়া পাল্টা ধাওয়ায় রুপ নেয়। পরে হাটহাজারী মাদ্রাসায় না গিয়ে ফিরে যান আহমদ শফী। বর্তমানে […]

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  Faced with arrest orders, two of the owners of the five readymade garment factories housed in the collapsed nine-storey commercial building in Savar have surrendered to police. They are Mahbubur Rahman Tapas and Bazlul Samad Adnan, owners of New Weave Bottoms and New Weave Style, respectively. They turned themselves in to police at the […]

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Awami League General Secretary believes the unity and togetherness in individuals and communities that the worst-ever building collapse has galvanised will last long. Ashraf, also the LGRD Minister, expressed the hope at a meeting with the leaders of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association (BGMEA) and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association (BKMEA) on […]

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The government has barred the owners of the collapsed nine-storey commercial building Rana Plaza in Savar and the five readymade garment factories housed in the huge structure from leaving the country. Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir on Friday said the government taken all measures to ensure that ill-constructed building owner Sohel Rana and the RMG […]

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He asks govt to arrest Rana in 24 hrs  Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Friday demanded resignation of Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir for his unguarded remarks over the Savar building crash. In a statement, the Jatiya Praty chief, now in Vietnam to attend International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), also demanded the […]

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