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Paris attacks a failure of intelligence, ISIS may attack United States: CIA Director

The Paris terror attacks in November that killed 130 people were an intelligence failure, America’s top spymaster has said, warning that the ISIS is planning an attack on the US. “Paris was a failure of intelligence. All but one of the eight terrorists were French citizens, trained by ISIS in Syria. They returned, unnoticed, and attacked six locations killing 130 ...

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75th birthday of Dr MA Wazed Miah Tuesday

The 75th birthday of eminent nuclear scientist and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s husband Dr MA Wazed Miah is tomorrow (Tuesday). On February 16 in 1942, Wazed Miah popularly and affectionately called “Sudha Miah” was born at a respectable Muslim family of Laldighi Fatehpur village under Pirganj upazila in Rangpur district. He breathed his last on May 9 in 2009. Different ...

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Reinstate visa processing from Bangladesh, President to UK

President Abdul Hamid on Sunday urged the UK government to take steps so that British visa can be processed from Bangladesh. The President made the call when a delegation of Labour Friends of Bangladesh (LFB) in the UK, led by Sir Keir Starmer MP, made a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban. Mentioning that the United Kingdom is the home ...

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Legalisation of illegal immigrants in Malaysia begins on Monday

The Malaysian government is set to begin legalisation process of undocumented foreign workers from Monday. The decision, which was made on Friday, was announced by Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, New Straits Times reported. Meanwhile, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Kuala Lumpur Md Shahidul Islam said that about three lakh Bangladeshi migrant workers who have been staying in ...

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Central Bank identifies forgery at six ATMs

Bangladesh Bank (BB) identified forgery at six ATM (Automated Teller Machine) booths from where money was withdrawn from the clients’ accounts of Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) by some unscrupulous people. “As far the information received, money had been withdrawn from six ATM booths by installing skimming devices and video cameras,” the central bank said in a statement after its initial ...

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Two cases filed against Mahfuz Anam in Sylhet

Three defamation cases were filed against The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam in Sylhet on Monday for carrying ‘confusing’ and ‘defamatory’ reports in his English daily about Awami League president Sheikh Hasina during the 2007-08 military-backed caretaker regime. Syed Abul Kashem, former organising secretary of London unit of Awami League, filed the Tk 1.0 billion defamation lawsuit with the court ...

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Two houses looted in Sylhet

Robbers looted gold ornaments, cash and other valuables worth about Tk 20 lakh from two houses from the city’s Dakkhin Surma area on early Sunday. Victims and locals said a gang of armed robbers numbering 10 to 12 stormed the house of Sahedul Islam in Mohammadpur area of Dakkhin Surma at around 3:00am breaking open the door and held the ...

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Sylhet CNG strike withdrawn

The indefinite CNG strike, imposed in Sylhet division on Sunday morning has been withdrawn in the evening considering the sufferings of commuters. The decision of withdrawal was made at a meeting held at Depudy commissioner office in Sylhet district around 5:30pm. Sylhet Additional deputy commissioner (ADC), Md. Shohidul Islam Chaudhury, ASP Suggan Chakma, Additional Police Commissioner Nikulin Chakma, administration officials ...

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Lord Avebury passed away

By Ansar Ahmed Ullah :: Lord Avebury has passed away on the morning of 14 February. Lord Avebury, his full name Eric Reginald Lubbock, passed away peacefully at his home in south London, at the age of 87, attended by his wife, Lindsay, and other family members. He was suffering from myelofibrosis, a form of blood cancer, for more than ...

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Syria crisis largest since Second World War

By Ansar Ahmed Ullahv :: The conflict in Syria has had a terrible human cost and is now considered the largest humanitarian crisis since the World War II. By January 2016, 13.5 million Syrians were in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the European Commission. The European Union and the member states have allocated more than €5 billion in funding ...

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