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Saudi prince’s anti-corruption sweep ends with $106B netted

Photo: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman adjusts his robe as leaders gather for the group at the G20 Leader’s Summit at the Costa Salguero Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Riyadh, Jan 31 : Saudi Arabia’s unprecedented anti-corruption sweep that saw top princes, businessmen, military officers and officials detained at the Ritz-Carlton hotel has concluded after netting the government ...

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2 siblings death: Students block Dhaka-Mawa highway; demand truck driver’s arrest

Photo: Students and local people staging demonstration demanding arrest of the truck driver over two siblings death in Keraniganj. Keraniganj, Jan 31 : Students of different schools and colleges formed a human chain and blocked Dhaka-Mawa highway at Rejendrapur in South Keraniganj here on Thursday, demanding immediate arrest and capital punishment of the truck driver responsible for the death two ...

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Sixers eliminated as Kings win by 5 wickets

Dhaka, Jan 30 : Sylhet Sixers have been eliminated from the play-off race of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after losing to Rajshahi Kings by five wickets on Wednesday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. With the match, the Chattogram phase of BPL came to an end. The Sixers posted 189 for five wickets in their innings where Nicholas Pooran ...

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Criticism of govt is welcome, says PM

Parliament formed through successful election, she says Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks while taking floor in the first sitting of the opening session of the 11th Parliament on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 30 : Mentioning that criticism is important in a democratic process, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday assured that the opposition will be able to ...

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British MPs back baby leave proxy voting

British lawmakers have approved a year-long trial of proxy voting for MPs on parental leave from Tuesday. MPs have been discussing the idea for several months but matters came to a head when one of their number postponed a Caesarian section in order to vote in Britain’s long-running Brexit saga.   The motion was passed late Monday. It will allow ...

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Facebook paid teenagers to mine device data

Facebook has been conducting research that gathers highly personal data from paid volunteers, a report has revealed. TechCrunch said participants – including those aged 13-17 – have been paid up to $20 (£15.30)-a-month to open up their phone to deep analysis. Facebook is said to have created an app that the report said appears to breach Apple’s privacy protection policies. TechCrunch ...

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Shirin Sharmin becomes Speaker again

Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has been re-elected as the Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad for the third term.   Chaudhury, a lawmaker from Rangpur-6 constituency, was made Speaker at the beginning of the first session of the 11th parliament on Wednesday evening.  She was the Speaker of the ninth parliament after speaker Abdul Hamid became president following the demise of President ...

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Bangladesh Bank filing lawsuit with NY Court over $81 million cyber heist

Bangladesh Bank will file a lawsuit against Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation of Philippines and multiple unidentified persons over $81 million cyber heist from the central bank’s account at the New York Federal Reserve. The lawsuit will be filed by Bangladesh Bank representatives at the New York court on Wednesday. BB governor Fazle Kabir said that the central bank aims to ...

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Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury named parliament chief whip

Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury Liton has been named the chief whip of the 11th parliament on Wednesday before the maiden session of the national parliament following the December 30 election. Noor was elected MP from the Madaripur-1 constituency. President Md Abdul Hamid approved his new role in the parliament on Wednesday. The new chief whip is a nephew of Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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PM seeks int’l community’s support again to send back Rohingyas

Photo : Special Envoy of Prime Minister and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Dzung calls on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban on Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 30 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday renewed her call to the international community to force Myanmar to take back its over one ...

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