Barack Obama asks officials to ramp up talks with India on Bangladesh

WASHINGTON: Taking seriously the concerns raised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his recent White House meeting, US President Barack Obama has instructed his officials to “ramp up consultations” with India on the political crisis in Bangladesh. Even though US officials have told New Delhi that they are “more comfortable” with Khaleda Zia-led opposition BNP, such a direction from Obama […]

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Over 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers in the central Philippines counted at least 100 dead and many more injured Saturday a day after one of the most powerful typhoons on record ripped through the region, wiping away buildings and leveling seaside homes in massive storm surges, then headed for Vietnam. With communications and roads still cut […]

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বিএনপির স্থায়ী কমিটির ৩ সদস্য আটক, জিয়া সেনার নিন্দা ও প্রতিবাদ

 ঢাকা ,  নভেম্বর ০৯ (জিয়া সেনা প্রেস বিজ্ঞপ্ত)  — আজ এক বিবৃতিতে জিয়া সেনা কেন্দ্রীয় কমিটির সভাপতি আবদুর রহমান তপন ও সংগঠনের সাধারন সম্পাদক মোঃ মঞ্জুর হোসেন ঈসা, গতকাল শুক্রবার রাত ৮:১০ মিনিটে বিএনপির স্থায়ী কমিটির সদস্য এম.কে আনোয়ার, ব্যারিষ্টার মওদুদ আহম্মেদ এবং ব্যারিষ্টার রফিকুল ইসলাম মিয়াকে আটক, দেশনেত্রী বেগম খালেদা জিয়ার বাসায় পুলিশী ঘেরাও এবং বিরোধী দল ও […]

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Violence emerging for crackdown on Bangladeshi opposition

DHAKA, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) — Demonstrators and police have clashed in Bangladesh capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country after six senior opposition figures were arrested late Friday night and early Saturday. The arrested include Moudud Ahmed, MK Anwar and Rafiqul Islam who are members of standing committee, the highest policy-making body of the main […]

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Malaysia announces 6.5 mln USD fund for promoting social businesses

DHAKA, Nov. 9 (Yunus Center Press Release) — Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, addressed the closing session of the second day of the Global Social Business Summit in KL on Friday. In his address at the Summit, he said that social business, developed by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, was a […]

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Jamaat criticizes Election Commissioner’s statement

DHAKA, Nov. 7 (Jamaat Statement) — Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan, the acting Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has delivered a statement today (7thNovember, 2013) protesting the comment of the Election Commissioner M Shah Newaz in which he stated that, following the High court verdict, the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami became void and invalid. Detail of the […]

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Global Social Business Summit 2013 Opened Today in Malaysia

DHAKA, (Yunus Center Press Release) — The Global Social Business Summit 2013 opened today at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in KL, Malaysia. This is  first time that the Summit has been organised in Asia, and is being attended by 600 delegates from all over the world. The program began with an electrifying performance  by […]

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Airtel launches innovative 3G packs including ‘3G for the price of 2G”

DHAKA, Nov. (Airtel Press Release) — Airtel Bangladesh Limited, one of the fastest growing mobile service providers of the country, today announced their products and prices of 3G services in Bangladesh. Airtel 3G will be available to customers in Dhaka and Chittagong and will offer world-class 3G experience at high speed. Speaking at the press […]

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BJP meets Bangladesh envoy over attacks on Hindus

New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party delegation Wednesday met Bangladesh High Commissioner Mahbub Hassan Saleh and lodged a protest over attacks on Hindus in that country. The delegation was led by BJP’s convenor of overseas affairs Vijay Jolly. “He (Jolly) pointed out that the minority Hindu community in Bangladesh today lives in the shadow of […]

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