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Head of govt probe body on $81m BB fund heist describes how SWIFT made the payment system vulnerable to cyber attack A government committee probing the Bangladesh Bank heist has held SWIFT responsible for weakening the payment system which allowed cyber thieves to steal $81 million from the central bank’s account with the New York […]

Roger Cohen Columnist,  The New York Times   Trump has not won any kind of political office yet, but Khan, the Labour Party candidate, crushed Zac Goldsmith, a conservative, to take charge of one of the world’s great cities, a vibrant metropolis where every tongue is heard. In his victory, a triumph over the slurs […]

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Sadeq Khan Bangladesh executed the septuagenarian leader of its largest Islamist political party, Jamaat-e-Islami. He was executed for crimes against humanity during the country’s bloody 1971 struggle for independence from Pakistan, after his conviction in a long drawn trial in an “International” Crimes Tribunal set up under a home-made law. The controversial hanging of Motiur […]

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Faruque Ahmed The unemployment situation has been worsening in Bangladesh particularly over the past two years, as per estimates by various research organizations, at a time when about two million new faces are joining the country’s work force annually. Some estimates suggest that nearly one-third of Bangladeshi youth are either unemployed or underemployed, leaving a […]

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Saudi Arabia’s decision to replace its once-influential oil minister is being viewed widely as the latest effort of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to consolidate power and pursue what one analyst has called a “brutal battle for market access against arch regional rival Iran.” In a far-reaching government shake-up, Saudi Arabia issued a royal […]

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It should not matter who they are or where they are from The IS versus home-grown debate started around late September last year, after the killing of Italian aid worker Tavella Cesare in Dhaka’s Gulshan diplomatic zone, considered one of the safest areas in the city. Cesare was gunned down on September 28, 2015 by […]

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Having made his debut in the Twenty20 in April, 2015, Mustafizur Rahman has claimed his 50th wicket in the shortest format at the turn of the year. The young Bangladesh sensation, who is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, reached the milestone in the match against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on […]

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A Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal leader has died in a clash between two factions of the group in front of the BNP’s Dhaka metropolitan unit office, near the party headquarters in the capital’s Naya Paltan. Police have identified the deceased as Babul Sardar, 48, organisational secretary of metropolitan unit (south) of the BNP’s workers’ front and […]

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The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry has informed prime minister Sheikh Hasina that the business community is in fear that there could be attempts to create political instability in the country if the new VAT law is implemented. In a letter sent to the prime minister on Saturday, the FBCCI also expressed […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party joint secretary general Aslam Chowdhury was arrested at Khilkhet in the capital Sunday evening, hours after the government imposed a ban on his travelling abroad over an alleged meeting with an agent of Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. ‘Aslam along with his two associates were arrested by a team of detective branch at […]

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The police’s counter-terrorism and transnational crime unit on Sunday claimed to have arrested a militant suspect in connection with the hacking to death of LGBT magazine editor Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Khandaker Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy in Xulhaz’s Kalabagan house in the capital on April 25. The investigators claimed the 37-year-old Ansarullah Bangla Team commander […]

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According to US-based cyber security website Data Breach Today, a Turkish hacker collective has leaked data belonging to three Bangladeshi banks. Hacking group Bozkurtlar has leaked data belonging to Bangladeshi banks Dutch Bangla Bank, The City Bank, and Trust Bank. It is highly concerning that the data leaked might have contained confidential account information and […]

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