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Biswal likely to visit Dhaka 4 May

The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Desai Biswal, is likely to arrive in Dhaka on 4 May to discuss ways how the counterterrorism cooperation between Bangladesh and the United States can be taken forward further, reports UNB news agency. Biswal wants to meet the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, […]

Kamla Bhasin. Aasha Mehreen Amin Meeting Kamla Bhasin is like getting a booster shot of energy and optimism. Her vivacity and enthusiasm will catch you unawares and force you out of whatever cynicism is afflicting you. And cynicism in a world so full of injustice and superficiality is a comfort that is hard to let […]

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the World Bank does not need to turn over documents sought in a case against former employees of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc accused of bribery. The four accused had been charged with bribing foreign public officials in relation to the SNC’s bid for a construction supervision contract for […]

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The Hall of Fame auditorium of Bangabandhu International Conference Centre buzzed with glitzy showbiz celebrities as the 18th edition of Meril Prothom Alo Award saw its grand finale on Friday night. This year’s lifetime achievement award went to veteran actress Sarah Begum Kabori. Anchored by singer-turned-actor Tahsan, the award giving ceremony was full of fun, […]

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Admittedly, these are extremely early days in Mustafizur Rahman’s cricket career: it is only two years since he made his first-class debut, and he is one year old in international cricket. (His first international game was a T20I against Pakistan in April 2015.) Even so, he has showcased his extraordinary bowling skills so often on […]

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The BNP has got permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police to hold a rally at the city’s Suhrawardy Udyan tomorrow. BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed yesterday at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office said that they got the permission on Thursday for the rally to be held to mark May […]

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Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Friday said the investigation into the killing of USAID staff Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahbub Tanoy has been on the right track. Xulhaz Mannan, who is an editor of lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) magazine Roopbaan, and Tanoy, an activist of theatre group Loknatya Dal, were hacked to death by miscreants at […]

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According to Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the Malaysian government will announce a decision on the intake of foreign workers soon. “I am very concerned about the issue of foreign workers, and I am aware that many sectors are affected. Employers are urging the government to open our doors to more foreign […]

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Four fire fighting units and forest officials have been trying to put out the blaze but continuous heat wave and rough wind are making it difficult, Bagerhat fire service deputy director Md Maniquzzaman says The Forest Department has banned entry to the Sarankhola Range, a day after suspending entry to Chandpai following a devastating fire […]

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Social networking platform Facebook has provided information to Bangladesh government about users for the first time. Facebook’s “Global Government Requests Report” shows the Bangladesh government made 12 requests about 31 users’ accounts in between July and December last year. According to the report, Facebook provided 16.67% information to the Bangladesh government . “We restricted access […]

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Two vessels carrying over 1,00,000 tonnes of wheat, yellow maize and yellow peas from Argentina and Canada arrived at the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port in the middle of this month. Before the water transport workers started a wildcat strike since April 20 midnight demanding a pay hike, just about 5,000 tonnes of goods could […]

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Salman Khan. In the year 1998 at MIT, Khan achieved 3 BSc in mathematics, electrical engineering, and computer science where after he completed 2 MSc in electrical engineering and computer science. He also holds an MBA from Harvard. He left his job as a hedge fund analyst after discovering educating millions of people—through his paragon […]

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