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NJ 7 District: South Asians – Please go out and vote for Upendra Chivakula for Congress. Upendra is a champion of causes for the mainstream Americans as well as our South Asian Community. The U.S. Congress should have as many representatives from the South Asian community as possible. It is time, we go out in […]

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    BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger brother Syed Iskandar passed away during treatment in a New York hospital on Sunday. Khaleda Zia’s press secretary Maruf Kamal Khan Sohel told UNB that Syed Iskandar had been suffering from cancer.

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Open-up window to stop 30 percent yield loss in jute                                              Dr Maqsudul Alam  Bangladeshi researchers have successfully decoded the genome of a most deadly fungus that cause havoc in global jute and soybean productions. Macrophomina phaseolina – the fungus – also causes seedling blight, root rot, and charcoal rot of more than 500 crop […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Economic Affairs Adviser Mashiur Rahman was sent on leave for a month on Monday to pave the way for the government to convince the World Bank to revive its loan for Padma bridge project. Earlier on Sunday, Mashiur applied for the leave to the premier, PMO sources said. On September 15 […]

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US 7th Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Escott H SwiftStar Online Report US 7th Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Escott H Swift on Sunday assured that they have no intension to set up any permanent or temporary base in the Bay of Bengal. “We are more interested to assist Bangladesh army and navy to enhance their ability […]

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Seeking to simplify its visa processing system, the US embassy announced a slew of new measures to standardize procedures, including fee payment and scheduling of appointments which will now be facilitated through a new website. Minister counselor for consular affairs, Julia Stanley, announced at a press conference that beginning September 26, US visa applicants will […]

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has stopped issuing visas to workers from Bangladesh, recruiting companies said Monday (August 27th), in a move that threatens to strangle vital remittances for the impoverished country.  The UAE has emerged as the biggest recruiter of Bangladeshi labourers in recent years, accounting for about 50% of all overseas employment opportunities […]

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Prominent physician Narayan Chandra Dutta, a central leader of BMA and pro-government Swadhinata Chikitshak Parishad (Sachip), was stabbed to death by raiding assailants at his residence in Mahakhali area of the capital early Thursday. Dr Narayan Chandra Dutta alias Nitai, 48, was an assistant professor at the National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and […]

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ALIPHA KHAN Print Edition On behalf of the new generation of lawyers in Bangladesh, I would like to take this opportunity to issue a public apology to Professor Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank. In a country where corruption at every realm is the norm and everyone is simply concerned with personal gain, we have […]

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By: Chaitanya Chandra Halder A top metropolitan policeman in court yesterday accused former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar of destroying evidence of the August 21, 2004, grenade attack on an Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue. SM Mizanur Rahman, who had become the acting commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police just three hours prior to […]

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KUVERA CHALISE   KATHMANDU: Bangladesh today informed that it is providing ‘visa on arrival’ facility to Nepalis, apart from duty free access to around 100 primary commodities that are mainly agriculture products like fruits and vegetables. During the fourth secretarial level talks today between Nepal and Bangladesh in Kathmandu, Dhaka informed that it has already […]

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(Reuters) – The World Bank on Friday canceled a $1.2 billion credit for a Bangladesh bridge project with immediate effect, saying it had “credible evidence” of a high-level corruption conspiracy among Bangladeshi government officials. “In light of the inadequate response by the government of Bangladesh, the World Bank has decided to cancel its $1.2 billion […]

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