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Ex Russian spy offers marriage to Snowden

Russian ex-spy Anna Chapman has proposed marriage to US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who is stuck without documents in a Moscow airport, in an increasingly bizarre turn of events that unleashed excitement in Russia. “Snowden, will you marry me?!” the undercover spy turned media celebrity asked the world’s most famous refugee on Twitter late Wednesday. […]

India has offered a few venues in the east of the country to the ICC for the 2014 T20 World Cup which is to be hosted in Bangladesh. This is because the ICC is not sure whether Bangladesh will be able to complete the venues in Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar on time. Bangladesh is to […]

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The US Congress last week announced that the office of President of the United States of America will be outsourced as of November 1, 2013 to save the President’s $500,000 yearly salary. Jewel Chowdhury, a freelancing management consultant from Dhaka will assume the office of President on that day. Chowdhury was born in the United […]

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A few months ago, I found myself sitting inside the office of a Bangladeshi investment company I will not name. I was accompanying a relative of mine who went to claim funds she had invested in this “e-commerce” company two years ago. Needless to say, she never got more than one interest repayment, and now […]

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An eerie calm prevails in Gazipur streets as over 10 lakh voters are set to vote on Saturday amid both enthusiasm of electing their first city mayor and the fear of violence as both the rival camps engaged in war of words hours ahead of the voting.   Many voters fear that the supporters of […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated that the next general elections of Bangladesh will be held in such a manner which is followed by the United Kingdom and other democratic nations across the world. “Our government would hold next general polls like in the UK and other democracies,” she said. The […]

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Financial Intelligence Unit is now part of Egmont Group; Governor Atiur Rahman keeps mum on BASIC Bank scam Atiur Rahman, central bank governor, announces Bangladesh’s membership of Egmont Group, a global network of financial intelligence units, from a press conference at the BB headquarters yesterday. Photo: BB Bangladesh has become a member of Egmont Group, […]

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  Rejecting the reported decision by election officials concerned to announce the results of Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls on Sunday, 18-party alliance-backed mayoral candidate MA Mannan on Friday demanded declaration of the results by Saturday, the day of voting. “We don’t accept the decision taken by the (local) Election Commission (office) over announcement of […]

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The National Board of Revenue has received a huge response in online registration for taxpayer identification numbers, officials said. The number of online TIN registration by individual taxpayers and companies hit 10,572 in three days since the revenue authority launched a portal on July 1 to reduce taxpayers’ hassles. Of the TINs, 3,224 are newly […]

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Egyptian security forces have opened fire on supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, killing three people. The incident occurred as crowds gathered outside the officers’ club of the Presidential Guard, where Morsi is believed to be held. The Muslim Brotherhood has been demanding his reinstatement. The army, which removed Morsi in response […]

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The US announcement it would suspend long-term trade benefits for Bangladesh has triggered heavy criticism in the South Asian nation. Experts examine the impact the move might have on the country’s economy. US President Barack Obama recently announced he intended to suspend Bangladesh’s trade benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) that allowed zero […]

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  BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged that the government is against the deployment of army in the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls as they are out to manipulate it. “The government does not want troops-deployment in Gazipur (City Corporation Elections) since they have planned to rig the polls,” he […]

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