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Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits. Hedge fund JANA Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) pension fund said on Saturday that iPhone overuse could be hurting children’s […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a news briefing at the party’s central office at Naya Paltan in Dhaka on Monday. Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said that they were ‘shocked’ by the speech of President Abdul Hamid in parliament for it had ‘no mention of […]

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INDIA’S high-handedness to its neighbours, especially Bangladesh, is conspicuously evident in that the issue of border control regime, marked by New Delhi’s rhetoric of asking its border guards not to use lethal weapons yet the Border Security Force’s shooting unarmed Bangladeshi civilians, picking them up from the frontiers and even intruding, sometimes aiding Indian civilians […]

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BNP Standing Committee Member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain addressing a protest program at National Press Club in Dhaka on Sunday, organized by the Agriculturalist Association of Bangladesh, protesting a recent attack by police on its leader Jafir Tuhin Focus Bangla BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain also said their party would join the next election only after […]

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Increase the number of guards to combat them The report by a news agency that the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, is turning into a ‘sanctuary for poachers’ is indeed terrifying. The forest is supposed to be a sanctuary for its vast flora and fauna. Instead, it has become a safe haven for the […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC has quizzed six directors of the AB Bank and called Chairman MA Awal and another director to appear before the commission to face questioning as part of the investigation to the alleged money laundering. The six directors quizzed by the ACC on Sunday were: Shishir Ranjan Bose, Mesbahul Hoque, Md […]

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Bangladesh cricketer Taskin Ahmed Alongside Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed and Liton Das, the selectors also axed batsman Mominul Haque and paceman Shafiul Islam. The BCB announced the 16-man Bangladesh squad Sunday afternoon for the tri-nation ODI series against visiting sides Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, changing five players from their last squad that took part in […]

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Rescuers recover bodies of victims of a road accident in Jizan town, 1,200 kilometres off Riyadh in Saudi Arabia early Sunday.– UNB photo At least 10 Bangladeshi migrant workers were killed and 10 more workers were injured in a road accident at Jizan province of the Saudi Arabia on Saturday as they were travelling to […]

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This handout picture from the South Korea Coast Guard released on Sunday shows the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker ‘Sanchi’ on fire after a collision with a cargo ship off the coast of east China. Thirty-two people were missing after the collision. — AFP photo A tanker carrying oil from Iran to South Korea was ablaze and […]

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Political scientist and distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Rounaq Jahan spoke to Prothom Alo about the country’s political situation, the coming election and the future of politics in Bangladesh. AKM Zakaria took the interview. Prothom Alo: The new year also ushers in a new year for the government at the helm. Everyone has some […]

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Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes who protested against the kingdom’s austerity measures and who could face trial, a news website close to the government reported on Saturday. Sabq said the princes, who were not named, were protesting at a historical Riyadh royal palace, Qasr al-Hokm, against a government’s decision to stop paying the water […]

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The port under construction for the coal-based power plant in Cox’s Bazar’s Moheshkhali will be converted into a deep-sea port. State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid made the announcement during an inspection of the construction site in Matarbari on Friday. “The area is to be dredged and a deep-sea port built here,” Hamid said. “A […]

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