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New York Times And Disinformation On Iran

By Kaveh L. Afrasiabi Over the years, the New York Times has accommodated itself to the incessant propaganda against Iran by occasionally recycling the calibrated disinformation on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program, even to the point of sheer factual errors that, normally, ought to be quite embarrassing to its publishers. Case in point, in a recent […]

Staff Correspondent Grameen Bank was ranked 12th on Fortune’s inaugural “Change the World List” in recognition of its contribution to creating economic opportunities for those in poverty and bringing unbanked people under financial services. This adds to the list of feats achieved by Grameen Bank Founder Muhammad Yunus who set up the microfinance institution in […]

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Cattle smuggling stops, new crisis begins The almost empty cow sheds in Bakher Ali area near the Bangladesh-India border late last month. Even a few months ago, the sheds were full of cattle brought from India. The illegal supply of cows dried up recently after Border Security Force stepped up security along the border. Md […]

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The Election Commission will introduce ‘Citizen Identification Information’ services from next week to issue ‘temporary’ identity cards to about 4.7 million voters who do not have national identity cards (NIDs). NID wing’s chief Brig Gen Sultanuzzaman Md Saleh Uddin confirmed bdnews24.com the EC approved the matter in principle at its Tuesday meeting. He hoped the […]

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RAB has confessed to ‘being misled by false information’ while arresting Ganabhaban protester Abul Kalam Azad’s cousin Sohel Mahmud in a drugs bust. Narayanganj-based RAB-11 handed over Bappi Poddar of Metro Knitting and Dyeing and two others to police on Monday night accusing them of giving ‘false information’ to frame Sohel. Bappi, who was overseeing the setting […]

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Ittefaq Report, The visiting Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Huchen while meeting the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday informed that China will invest around $350 million in various sectors of Bangladesh. The investment will aim for product diversification, value addition as well as boosting exports for the mutual benefits of China and Bangladesh. The Chinese […]

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Visiting UK minister Desmond Swayne briefs newsmen on TuesdayThe United Kingdom maintains that the reported extra-judicial killings in Bangladesh cannot be tolerated for the sake of democracy. Desmond Swayne, the UK minister for international development, reiterated the UK’s position while addressing the media at the British High Commission Staff Club on Tuesday. “I’m not in a […]

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Illegal occupiers and criminals are plundering freely across Bangladesh under government protection, alleges Hasanul Haq Inu. “The fight against militancy and terrorism is on under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership. Cliquism and illegal occupancy have increased in the midst of this battle when we are nearing victory,” the information minister said. Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal chief […]

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Bangladesh is one of the world’s most populous countries. It is also home to about 66 million children, who constitute around 45 per cent of the country’s total population. But sadly, Bangladesh’s abundance of youth has little to celebrate. A total of 4.5 million children in Bangladesh work as child labourers. Up to 40 per cent of those younger than […]

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BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and 31 others have been named in a charge sheet in a Gazipur arson attack case. Police today filed a charge sheet before a Gazipur court naming BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and 31 others in an arson case. Tarique’s Personal Assistant Lutfor Rahman Badal and Monjurul Ahsan Roni, son […]

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The logo of Oriental Bank A Dhaka court today sentenced seven former officials of Oriental Bank, which has later been renamed as ICB Islamic Bank Limited, to life term imprisonment for misappropriating Tk 1.7 crore in the name of disbursement. Judge Dr Akhtaruzzaman of the Special Judge’s Court-5 handed down the punishment in absence all […]

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