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Power Moves: Nina Ahmad has resigned as deputy mayor to run for Congress

Power Moves: Nina Ahmad has resigned as deputy mayor to run for Congress Plus, Benefit Data Trust’s DeAnna Minus-Vincent has been named to the New Jersey governor-elect’s budget transition team, Reinvestment Fund’s Don Hinkle-Brown will advise the Federal Reserve Board and five more leadership upgrades. By Julie Zeglen / STAFF Nina Ahmad at a 2015 press conference. (Photo via […]

A strong judiciary isn’t enough to keep democracy in place. Kenya’s Supreme Court decision nullifying the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta is a case in point. Reuters/Baz Ratner Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham The last twelve months have been a confusing time for African democracy. We have seen coups that didn’t look like coups and elections […]

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Akayed Ullah: What we know about New York Port Authority attacker 3 hours ago Image copyright CBS Image caption Suspected bomber Akayed Ullah The man suspected of trying to bomb New York City’s main bus terminal is 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, according to New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill. He was wearing an “improvised, low-tech, […]

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The Philippines bank through which $81 million stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank was channeled in February 2016 has accused Dhaka’s monetary authority of covering up its negligence and demanded that it stop making the bank a ‘scapegoat.’ Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) was responding to comments on Saturday by Bangladesh finance minister Abul Maal A […]

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The jewellers in Bangladesh have lowered the prices of gold by up to Tk 1,283 per Bhori (11.664 grams). In the announcement on the cut in prices on Monday, the Bangladesh Jewellers Samity or Bajus also demanded an end to ‘harassment of the jewellers’. They sought quick passage and implementation of the guidelines on trading […]

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The National Board of Revenue has awarded One World Aviation Ltd a special honourary award for paying the highest VAT amount at a national level in the service sector. Finance Minister AMA Muhith presented a certificate and a crest to the MGH Group’s sister concern at an event on Sunday, December 10. The award was […]

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Abdullah Shibli  Winter is coming, and the now more than 620,000 Rohingyas living temporarily in Bangladesh need to worry about adequate winter clothing, food, and possible firewood to burn to keep them warm for the next few months. Fortunately, the winter months, considering strictly Poush and Magh, are going to come and go, and hopefully will not leave […]

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Law enforcement officials work following an explosion near New York’s Times Square on Monday, December 11, 2017. Police said a man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in an underground passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Photo: AP/Andres Kudacki AP, New York  A would-be suicide bomber’s […]

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How long before Dhaka stops moving completely? My relationship with this great city of ours is derived from a love of my history, which is so tightly intertwined with its own, and a hatred for the little-big things which make my residence here almost unbearable. In this regard, I suspect, I am not much different. […]

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