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The son of a bus driver who grew up in a housing project is now running the world’s financial capital. Sadiq Khan was elected mayor of London on Friday. The 45-year old son of Pakistani immigrants becomes the first Muslim mayor of a major Western capital city, following Boris Johnson into the post he occupied […]

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Bangladesh export earnings have seen a 9.22% rise to $27.63 billion in first ten months of the current fiscal year, riding on the ready-made garment sector. RMG sector, the life line of the country’s export and highest foreign currency earner, however, posted over 10% growth to $22.64, which was $20.56 a year ago. According to […]

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Rahman Mizanur, who has been recently arrested in Singapore for forming an assassin squad and militant group Islamic State in Bangladesh,  had arrived in Singapore nine years ago for work. He last went to Singapore in December last year as he worked there on and off as a draftsman in a local construction company, on […]

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Investigators looking into the Bangladesh Bank heist have found clues that suggest that one or more individuals in Egypt might have been involved in stealing the $101m in February. Sources close to the investigation told the Dhaka Tribune that their probe has revealed that an Egyptian IP address was sent an “OK notification” from Bangladesh […]

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Subir Bhaumik India wants to get ULFA leader Paresh Barua to the table to expedite the Assam peace process after having brought in most of the rebel top guns, including Anup Chetia. Sri Sri Ravishankar was recently involved in an effort to bring Barua to the table and there was optimism among many in Delhi […]

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Bangladesh’s current account on foreign trade has recorded a massive Balance of Payments (BOP) surplus at the end of the first nine months of the current fiscal. According to Bangladesh Bank data released on Thursday, the BOP surplus grew to $2.93 billion during this period (July-March) of FY 2015-16. At this time last year, it […]

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The finance ministry in a frantic move to rescue the scandal-hit public sector banks has tilted to the World Bank for developing charters for bank boards, criteria of eligibility for becoming board members, and appointment regulations for potential bank directors. The move to be carried out in the form of a WB project styled ‘Bangladesh […]

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Climate change will emerge as a great threat to the country’s development in the days to come, warned environmental experts at a discussion here on Saturday. ‘By the time, the height of the Padma bridge project has increased by one meter, considering impact of the future sea-level rise to be caused by climate change,’ said […]

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Four people were killed and scores injured as voting in the 4th phase election to over 700 union parishads in 87 upazilas of the country’s 46 districts began on Saturday morning amid sporadic violence and stuffing. The balloting began at 8:00am and continued till 4:00pm without any break. Meanwhile, 33 chairman, 227 member and 98 […]

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The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed in the country on May 22 as the Shaban moon was not sighted in Bangladesh sky yesterday. The National Moon Sighting Committee made the decision at a meeting at the Islamic Foundation office at Baitul Mukarram in the evening, said a handout. Joint […]

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