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US seeks help of Silicon Valley companies to combat terrorism

The meeting comes after Barack Obama’s call in his address on December 6 for government and technology community to work together to combat terrorism and counter violent extremism online. (AFP Photo) Washington:  Top officials of the Obama administration have met leading Internet companies in Silicon Valley in an effort to build cooperation with them in combating online radicalisation and recruitment ...

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Clinton, Trump neck-to-neck in presidential race

The front-runners for the 2016 US presidential elections from the Democratic and Republican parties, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, would be neck-to-neck if it came to a hypothetical battle for the White House between the two, a new survey says. Friday’s survey conducted by Reuters and Ipsos, looked at a hypothetical situation where these two candidates lock horns in the ...

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Israel: 2 Palestinians Who Tried to Stab Soldiers Shot Dead

The Israeli military says two Palestinians were shot dead after trying to stab soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint. Saturday’s incident is the latest in more than three months of near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers that have killed 21 people, mostly in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming assaults. At least 137 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire. ...

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Modi at Pathankot air base to take stock

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Pathankot on Saturday morning to take stock of the situation in the aftermath of the terror attack at the air base last Saturday. He is likely to conduct an aerial survey of Punjab’s border areas and address the soldiers at the air force base. Security had been tightened ahead of the PM’s visit in ...

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President puts the democracy back in development

President Abdul Hamid has said that ‘active involvement’ of the citizenry in the country’s development – in effect a democratization of the development process – can make it more effective as well as expedite it. “Development and democracy are complimentary to each other,” the president asserted, while inaugurating the Greater Mymensingh Cultural Festival on Saturday, jointly organised by the Greater ...

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Metro rail work to begin at end of February: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the work on metro rail project in the capital will begin at the end of the next month, reports UNB. “The first-phase work of the project will be completed by 2019 although the initial deadline for completing the work was 2024, said the minister at a roundtable titled ‘Padma Bridge: ...

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8,642 killed in road mishaps in 2015

A total of 8,642 people were killed and 21,855 injured in road crashes across country last year, a report of Bangladesh Passengers’ Welfare Association said today. It also stated that 6,581 road crashes took place in the country last year – taking into account reports through January to December 15 last month. The organisation at a press conference in Jatiya ...

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Land Minister’s son among 7 killed in Bangabandhu Bridge road crashes

At least seven people were killed and 45 others injured in separate road crashes, triggered by fog obscured view, on the eastern side of Bangabandhu Bridge in Bhuapur upazila of Tangail district on Saturday, UNB reported. Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Akheruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge East Police Station, said the accidents took place in separate ...

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ACC’s fresh probe against Tarique motivated, alleges BNP

BNP on Friday alleged that the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has announced to carry out a fresh investigation into the wealth of its senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman to ‘harass and malign’ him, reports UNB. “The Fakhruddin-Moyeenuddin and Awami League governments had failed to find any proof about Tarique Rahman’s corruption and illegal wealth after their vigorous search at home ...

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BD for collective role to address Rohingya problem

Bangladesh, as an active member of OIC contact group on Rohingya issue, has emphasised a collective role of international community to address the issue. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali highlighted measures taken by the government of Bangladesh to resolve the matter with a constructive dialogue with the government of Myanmar, which is expected to get due importance after the assumption ...

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