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Bangladesh appears headed for more volatility: The Hindu

India could have helped by counselling Hasina to take less reckless positions Bangladesh appears headed for more volatility in the post-election period and New Delhi’s relations with a government that comes to power through a problematic process will only get more complicated, says Indian influential daily The Hindu in its editorial published on Wednesday.   […]

The foreign investment in the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) marked a significant jump in 2013 compared to 2012 as foreign fund managers considered the market lucrative for long-term investment due to low prices of fundamentally strong stocks. Net investment by foreign investors in 2013 stood at Tk 19.44 billion, which was Tk 7.92 billion in […]

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A hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC, Britain’s public broadcaster, and then launched a Christmas Day campaign to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access to the system. While it is not known if the hacker found any buyers, the BBC’s security team responded to the issue on Saturday […]

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Many know Leonardo da Vinci as the Italian Renaissance genius who painted the Mona Lisa. Few are familiar with Leonardo’s moral views. Not only was he a generous humanitarian, but he also cared deeply about animals. One of his earliest biographers, Giorgio Vasari, assures us that Leonardo was “fond of all animals, ever treating them […]

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A Dhaka court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of six people, including the owner of Tazreen Fashions Ltd., after a fire in the apparel factory left 112 people dead last year, officials said. “A senior judicial magistrate, Wasim Sheikh, today (Tuesday) accepted the charges against 13 accused and issued warrants for the arrest of six […]

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Bobby Hajjaj, special adviser to Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, has claimed that there has been no change in Ershad’s stance to boycott the January 5 polls election.   “…so, I would like to make it clear for those (a faction of JP leaders) who are joining the January 5 polls with a wrong perception […]

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Opposition BNP on Wednesday alleged that the government has exposed its worst fascist attitude and political bankruptcy by confining the opposition leader to her residence.   “Desh Netri Khaleda Zia is still in confinement. We think she has apparently been kept under house arrest,” said BNP vice chairman Selima Rahman.   The BNP leader brought […]

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The election campaign is going to come to a close at 8am on Friday, 48 hours ahead of the start of voting on January 5.   Any types of rally, procession and showdown is prohibited in the election areas from 8am on January 3 to 4pm on January 7, said an Election Commission press release […]

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A leading member of Bangladesh’s main Islamist party has been charged in connection with war crimes during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. Abdus Subhan was arrested last September and the special war crimes court conducted an inquiry before finally framing charges. The tribunal was set up in 2010 to investigate abuses committed in […]

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From Sydney to London to San Francisco, revelers welcomed 2014 with extravagant fireworks displays, giant street parties and, in a new departure, fruit-flavored mist. In New York, hordes of people, many decked out in cartoonish hats, waving balloons or ringing bells, shrugged off freezing temperatures and heightened security in Times Square for the annual New […]

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New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson scored the quickest century ever in international cricket on Wednesday, taking just 36 balls against West Indies to break the record long held by Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi. Afridi scored a 37-ball hundred against Sri Lanka in 1996 and had remained the fastest across all formats of the international game since. […]

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The National Bank of Pakistan’s Bangladesh operation is feared to have sustained Rs12 billion in losses, which, according to initial findings of bank’s Board of Directors (BoD), is a result of “lax management”, forcing the BoD to order an inquiry as it tries to minimise the damages. After administrative and financial deterioration in the state-owned […]

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