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US court documents ‘clear’ arrested British-Bangladeshi editor of plot to kill prime minister’s son, lawyers claim

by David Bergman Lawyers representing a leading British-Bangladeshi pro-opposition journalist arrested for involvement in an alleged plot to kill the prime minister’s son claim that US court documents show he is the victim of a politically motivated smear campaign. Shafik Rehman, 81, one of the original founders of Spectrum radio in north London in the […]

Minar Rashid অত্যন্ত গুণী পুত্রধন তো বেজায় খুশী । উচ্ছসিত হয়ে বাবাকে জানায়, ‘ গত বছর স্যারেরা আমাকে এক ক্লাস উপরে না তুলে আরেক ক্লাস নিচে নামিয়ে দিয়েছিল । এবছর অনেক ভালো করেছি । শুধুই ফেল , কাজেই আগের ক্লাসটিতেই থাকা যাবে , বাবা । ‘ এই ধরনের উচ্ছাস নিয়ে দৈনিক যুগান্তর , ইত্তেফাক , […]

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Tree at my window

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Amitava Kar Kartik Pramanik has had an irresistible desire to plant trees since he was ten—enough to turn the char areas of Chapainawabganj, once desolate and barren, into a lush green land. Like Elzeard Bouffier in The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono, he was not interested in whose land it was. All he […]

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Bangladesh is among 30 countries listed by the UK that have shown no improvement in matters of human rights. The annual report for 2015, also looking at democracy and the rule of law, was released by its Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Thursday. It focuses on ‘unresolved tensions’ between Bangladesh’s two major political parties – the […]

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An inter-agency task force formed to recover stolen Bangladesh Bank funds from the Philippines is reviewing legal issues pertaining to both countries. Bank and Financial Institution Division Secretary Md Eunusur Rahman spoke to journalists about the initiative after a meeting on Thursday. “Legal advice is needed to return the money from the Philippines. The Attorney […]

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The treasurer of Yuchengco-led Rizal Commercial Banking Corp has resigned from his post amid the ongoing probe on the $81million money laundering case that slipped through the bank’s Jupiter branch. Raul Victor Tan, treasurer and executive vice-president, resigned effective April 20, RCBC said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Thursday. The reason […]

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Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday yesterday with a family gathering and a cake baked by a Bangladeshi-born reality television star. The longest-serving British Monarch greeted thousands of well-wishers from across Britain and beyond as she celebrated her the special occasion, demonstrating the world’s oldest monarch’s intent to keep doing the job she has […]

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Garment workers face daunting challenges to unionization, and remain at risk of interference and threats by factories three years after the Rana Plaza building collapse, Human Rights Watch said today. The Bangladesh government should urgently remove legal and practical obstacles to unionization. Fatema holds a picture of her son, Nurul Karim, one year after both […]

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Bangladesh’s central bank was vulnerable to hackers because it did not have a firewall and used second-hand, $10 switches to network computers connected to the SWIFT global payment network, an investigator into one of the world’s biggest cyber heists said. The shortcomings made it easier for hackers to break into the system earlier this year […]

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Bangladesh rejects two cargoes of Russian wheat on concerns over the quality of grains. Bangladesh rejected two cargoes of Russian wheat totaling 100,000 tonnes, on concerns over the quality of grains, officials and traders said today. Russian grain experts are in Bangladesh to carry out tests and discuss reported problems concerning Russian wheat shipments, Russia’s […]

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