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White House debt meeting postponed

A White House meeting for congressional leaders from both parties has been postponed as lawmakers continue talks on raising the nation’s debt limit.   The talks were to take place between President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden and leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives, reports BBC.   A shutdown of the US government, […]

Nine years after the mysterious death of Yasser Arafat, Swiss toxicologists and radiation experts have revealed that they have found traces of polonium on the Palestinian leader’s clothes. This almost confirms that the Palestinian leader was poisoned to death in 2004 while in France.   The case report of the findings, published in the British […]

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The prices of sacrificial animals registered an upward growth in the city markets from Monday noon after experiencing a significant fall over the past two days. Traders, however, hinted at little possibility of a further fall in cattle prices ahead of this Eid. The market price of each cattle increased by Tk 5,000 – Tk […]

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Some 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims thronged Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia on Monday for the high point of the annual Hajj, praying for an end to disputes and bloodshed. Helicopters hovered overhead and thousands of troops stood guard to organise roads flooded with men, women and children. Chanting ‘Labaik Allahum Labaik’ (I am responding to […]

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The country’s overall imports grew by nearly 7.0 per cent in the first two months of the current fiscal year (FY), 2013-14, following a 96.81 per cent increase in import of food gains, particularly rice and wheat, officials said. “The overall imports increased during the period under review mainly due to higher import of food […]

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Holidaymakers head for village homes Lit up faces were all around at launch terminals, and bus and railway stations. The people heading home for holidays were abuzz as they waited to be reunited with their loved ones. As tomorrow is one of the biggest religious festivals of the country, thousands were heading home to celebrate […]

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Khoka urges party leaders to get ready to resist any attack on Oct 25 rally   As the current regime’s tenure nearing completion, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said now there will be the final round game as the quarter final and the semifinal are already over.   “Only seven […]

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A Malaysian court ruled on Monday that a Christian newspaper may not use the word “Allah” to refer to God, a landmark decision on an issue that has fanned religious tensions and raised questions over minority rights in the mainly Muslim country. The unanimous decision by three Muslim judges in Malaysia’s appeals court overturned a […]

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Bangladesh is the second stop on the journey of the Queen’s Baton Relay around the 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. The baton will spend a few days in the capital Dhaka before moving on to Pakistan. If you would like to know more about Bangladesh, visit the BBC’s country profile page. Baton Weather […]

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World Bank and IMF have promised $1.8 billion aid to Bangladesh. The assurance was given at the annual conference of the multi-lateral lending agencies at Washington. Economic Relations Division (ERD) Secretary Abul Kalam Azad told bdnews24.com on Sunday that Bangladesh would get the loan at an easy interest rate this year. They promised $500 million […]

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Vietnamese garment makers are strengthening their foothold in key markets, putting new pressure on the Bangladesh apparel sector. Competition will further intensify if the United States awards Vietnam the generalised system of preferences (GSP), a trade privilege scheme, as negotiations are currently underway for garment products. Bangladesh exported nearly $18 billion in the nine months […]

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  Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on Wednesday.   Well-off Muslims will sacrifice animals commemorating Hazrat Ibrahim’s devotion to Allah as illustrated by his readiness to give up his beloved son Hazrat Ismail.   All preparations for holding the Eid congregations and celebrations have been […]

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