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‘Bangladeshis among 20 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean’

Migrants on a wooden boat are rescued by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) in the central Mediterranean. Reuters file photo A total of around 20 migrants are feared to have died trying to cross the Mediterranean on Saturday, the United Nations refugee agency said, citing testimony from survivors arriving in Italy. Seven […]

At least 30 users in Bangladesh have reported being affected by a ransomware that recently caused havoc across the globe. The risk of falling prey to the rogue software is high because majority of individuals and companies in Bangladesh use pirated softwares, security experts say. Virus WannaCry spread across more than a 100 countries, shutting […]

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Mangoes, harvested before their maturity, are on display for sale at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka on Monday, triggering fear that chemicals may have been used to ripen the fruit. — Sanaul Haque Low quality mangoes, harvested long before their maturity, flooded the capital’s fruit markets, making horticulturists concerned about the possibility of application of chemicals […]

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Stung By Chikungunya Disease: Know the Signs A serious case of the tropical disease “chikungunya” has now been found in Bangladesh. Chikungunya is a debilitating, mosquito-borne virus typically found in hot, tropical areas. It is not deadly but can leave victims unable to function in a normal way for days or even weeks on end. […]

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The four state-owned banks have made a new record for default loans with a rise in bad loan of Tk 110 billion in a single year 2016. Now, the total amount of default loans of Janata Bank, Agrani Bank, Sonali Bank and Rupali Bank increased to Tk 264.86 billion, according to their annual reports. The […]

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday upheld its earlier verdict that had handed convicted war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee life-term imprisonment for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. The five-member bench led by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha dismissed two separate petitions of Sayedee and the government seeking review […]

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Governments and computer experts girded today for a possible worsening of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries, as Microsoft warned against stockpiling vulnerabilities like the one at the heart of the crisis. European policing and security agencies said the fallout from a ransomware attack that has already crippled more than 200,000 […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina receives a bouquet of flowers from finance minister AMA Muhith and planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on the occasion of achieving record 7.24 per cent GDP growth, as per a BBS provisional estimate, by Bangladesh in the financial year of 2016-17 at a National Economic Council meeting in Dhaka on Sunday. […]

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