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By: Udayan Namboodiri Laila Khan has not been seen since February 2011. The Bollywood actress, born in Pakistan, was working on a new movie when she went missing, together with her mother, sister, a family friend and a domestic servant. The disappearance has puzzled investigators, who have also noticed the apparent discrepancy between the starlet’s […]

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By: Tariq Alhomayed Whilst talking to Egyptian delegates in Iran, the Iranian president said that he did not see any reason why not to visit Egypt, after the departure of those who do not want him there. In Tehran, Ahmadinejad said: “In Cairo, officials used to reject our presence in Egypt, and now they have […]

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Indian and Pakistani defence officials held a fresh round of talks Monday (June 11th) seeking to end decades of dispute over the Siachen Glacier in the Himalayas. “The two sides will discuss Siachen and other matters related to defence affairs,” Sohail Aftab, a spokesman for the defence ministry, told AFP. The two days of talks […]

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By: Udayan Namboodiri India’s reigning sporting hero, Sachin Tendulkar, was sworn in as a Member of Parliament on Monday (June 4th), one of 12 distinguished citizens appointed by the president to the Upper House (Rajya Sabha) for six-year terms. Spared the rough-and-tumble of electoral politics, these eminences are supposed to “enrich” the Parliamentary process with […]

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By: Tarek Mahmud Six out of 12 stations of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) have long been in poor condition, due to which service there has lost much of its quality. Halishahar, Bayezid, Karnaphuli, Bakalia, Khulshi and Pahartali police stations have various problems like inadequate workspace, lack of accommodation for policemen, and water and transportation crisis. […]

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By: Sajjadur Rahman Owing to what the finance minister called a gradual decline in international trade-based revenues, the government is making all-out efforts to boost revenue from domestic sources, thereby forcing people to carry a heavy tax burden. Income tax and Value Added Tax (VAT) seem to have caught the government’s eyes. Even though the […]

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Bangladesh, powered by its economic growth, has decided to join the $7.5 billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, which enjoys the backing of the United States and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). According to sources, Bangladesh has approached Turkmenistan, expressing the desire to import gas through the TAPI pipeline, which will start from the Daulatabad […]

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A mobile court yesterday fined an ice cream factory in Chittagong city Tk 50,000 and sealed it for two months on charge of using textile dye and harmful chemicals. It also destroyed the leftover raw materials and ice creams worth around Tk 2 lakh and disconnected the power supply to the factory. Based on a […]

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Nearly seven months after beheading eight Bangladeshis over murder charges, Saudi Arabia executed two more on Tuesday for killing and theft, the local media said. The duo, Najoum Mohammad Amin Abdul-Sharif and Abdul-Majid Abu Bakr Hamza, were accused of killing another Bangladeshi national Mohammed Shaheen Mohammad Kabir and stealing his money and mobile phones, Saudi […]

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Khadiza Hossain, youngest sister of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, died of old-age complications at LabAid Hospital here early this morning. She was 82. Khadiza Hossain, also paternal aunt of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, left behind three daughters and a son to mourn her death. Her one of the daughters was Roji […]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs sources in Dhaka though confirms that United States’ secretary of states, Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to visit Bangladesh in May 5, 2012 it is clearly signaled by other sources that the US administration may call of the visit considering prevailing volatile political situation Bangladesh as well as international outcry on […]

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Salman Amin ‘Sal’ Khan (Bengali: সালমান খান) is an American educator and the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and nonprofit organization. From a small office in his home, Khan has produced over 3000 videos elucidating a wide spectrum of academic subjects, mainly focusing on mathematics and the sciences. As of […]

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