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                              Democracy is a popular sovereignty; i.e. the rule of the people. The main objective is to the pursuit of liberty.  It is not just winning elections but an avenue to good governance, organizing relations between the rulers and the ruled […]

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Bangladesh, being the top contributor of female police officers to the United Nations peacekeeping operations, has playing commendable role, said Ann-Marie Orler, the highest ranking police official in the UN system, reports BSS. “Bangladesh’s contri-bution of 211 women officers is helping the organization make progress towards is goal of having women make up 20 per […]

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Modernising its armed forces along the borders with China and Pakistan, India has emerged as the world’s largest importer of arms, a global think tank report said. The report pointed out that China, which was the largest importer of arms in 2002-2006, fell to fourth place in 2007-11 due to decline in the volume of […]

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A Dhaka court on Sunday framed charges against BNP senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman and 29 other new accused in the two cases filed in connection with the August 21 grenade attack on Awami League rally in the city in 2004. Judge Shahed Nuruddin of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 passed the order in the morning. The […]

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    THE launch accident on Tuesday, which, according to latest count, has claimed more than 100 people, provides yet another reminder of the hapless state of our communication services and systems, be it road, rail or water, which continue to claim the lives of commuters and ordinary people in huge numbers. According to a […]

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                  BERLIN— A United Nations court Wednesday laid down a new sea border betweenBangladeshandMyanmar, ruling on a complex dispute in a resource-rich area that has been a frequent flashpoint for the two nations. In a two-hour ruling at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea […]

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An MOU was signed between Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka and Kelley School of Business, Indiana University at 11:00 a.m. on 1st March at IBA Conference Room. The MOU establishes the Herman B Wells- M.O. Ghani Faculty Fellowship program. The fellowship has been named after Dr. M. Osman Ghani, former Vice Chancellor, […]

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HSBC is planning to sell or shut its branches in Bangladesh and several other weaker Asian markets, a news report has said. The bank has now decided to focus on six core Asian markets outside of Hong Kong, the London-based Financial Times newspaper has quoted Peter Wong, chief executive of HSBC in Asia, as saying. […]

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Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed a roundtable meeting in Luxembourg with top executives of European Investment Bank (EIB) and exchanged ideas with them. The meeting took place at the office of Werner online cialis soft Hoyer, president of the European Investment Bank at his office recently. Professor Yunus elaborated the concept of social business […]

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The Malaysian government has decided to provide employment to a number of Bangladeshis, who were trafficked for labour exploitation through various channels in the country. Thirty-two Bangladeshis victims of human trafficking, who are currently interned in Malaysian shelter homes, would be the first to benefit from the decision, Malaysian national news agency Bernama reported on […]

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President Barack Obama says the US “will not hesitate” to use force to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons, but says diplomacy could still succeed. Addressing an influential pro-Israel lobby group, Mr Obama also warned against “loose talk” of war in the dispute with Tehran. At the core was his bullish assertion that the United States […]

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By Staff Reporter US ambassador Dan W Mozena has refuted media reports about US bases in Bangladesh. “There is no question of (US) bases in Bangladesh,” he said while replying to a question on US Special Forces at a programme at the Detective Branch of police headquarters in the city this morning. US Pacific Command […]

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