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Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Monday took oath as member of the Rajya Sabha making it clear that his focus would be cricket and hinting at concentrating on Parliament work after he stops playing the game. However, he hastened to add that he does not want rumours to swirl that he has stopped playing cricket for […]

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Two people were killed and 15 others injured in a fatal bus-truck collision at Choigoria in Chandina upazila early Monday. Among the deceased one was identified as the supervisor of the bus Shapan while identity of another victim could not be ascertained immediately. Police said the Chittagong-bound bus of Hanif Paribahan collided with the truck […]

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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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They are the people who inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world. Meet the breakouts, pioneers, moguls, leaders and icons who make up this year’s TIME 100 Full List TIME 100: The List Christian Marclay Salman Khan E.L. James Rihanna Ali Ferzat Kristen Wiig Novak Djokovic Jessica Chastain Raphael Saadiq Samira Ibrahim […]

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The BNP on Tuesday asked the government to reveal the whereabouts of Ali Azam, the driver of assistant personal secretary to railway minister Suranjit Sengupta who resigned over cash scandal. “Three persons caught with Tk 7 million of unaccounted cash by the BGB were released on the minister’s intervention. However, the vehicle’s driver Ali Azam […]

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One of Britain’s most important Muslim leaders is to be charged with war crimes in Bangladesh, Britain’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported on Sunday, reports UNB. Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin, director of Muslim spiritual care provision in the NHS, a trustee of the major British charity Muslim Aid and a central figure in setting up the Muslim Council […]

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by William Gomes Source: SRILanka Guardian (April 12, 2012, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) On April 12, 2012 at around 11:30pm, railway ministry car pulled over at the main entrance to the Pilkhana BGB headquarters in the capital and its driver Ali Azam hollered that there were stashes of bribe money in the vehicle. BGB personnel […]

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Bangladesh’s future depends on a world-class seaport and a technology savvy young generation who would drive the country into a new global order in less than two decades, said Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus yesterday. Bangladesh must be prepared for 2030 when the world order would change dramatically, he said. He said China and India would […]

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