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  • Pro-active measures are the best approach to security

    Pro-active measures are the best approach to security

    It is welcome to see the government and Dhaka Metropolitan Police taking extra advance security precautions ahead of tomorrow’s Pohela Boishakh celebrations. A pro-active approach to improving security is the best way to ensure celebrations run smoothly and increase assurance for the public. With Dhaka University as the focal point of national celebrations for the

  • Bangladesh needs its own Linux operating system

    Bangladesh needs its own Linux operating system

    After the Bangladesh Bank hacking, the media was full of questions as to how IT security could be ensured. Initially, the hacking was reported as the result of a “zero-day” exploit, which means it was possibly enabled by using pirated versions of Microsoft Windows on Bangladesh Bank computers, as pirated versions of MS software can’t

  • IMF retains economic growth outlook for Bangladesh

    IMF retains economic growth outlook for Bangladesh

    The International Monetary Fund has also kept economic forecast for Bangladesh unchanged at 6.8% for this fiscal year after a same type of forecast by Asian Development Bank. The IMF made in its latest World Economic Outlook released yesterday, that comes a day after the World Bank has downgraded this fiscal year’s outlook for Bangladesh’s

  • A day at the Smithsonian Air and Space museum

    A day at the Smithsonian Air and Space museum

    It’s not an easy task to explore the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC on a single day, especially for a World War-II enthusiast like myself who have the scope to see all the models of the aircrafts used in the Second World War with all the information and simulated videos. Interestingly

  • Mahmudullah hopes for fans’ continuous support

    Mahmudullah hopes for fans’ continuous support

    Bangladesh’s most dependable batsman in recent times, Mahmudullah has come a long way ever since making his international bow nine years ago. The 30-year old stylish right-hander transformed himself as an integral part of the Tigers set-up in the 2015 World Cup when he smashed back-to-back hundreds. With the forthcoming Dhaka Premier League season 2015-16

  • Mossack Fonseca docs show tax dodging trend like a cancer

    Mossack Fonseca docs show tax dodging trend like a cancer

    Global leaders are scrambling to tighten rules on tax evasion this week as the Panama Papers data dump continues to cause political shockwaves around the world. David Cameron, the UK’s prime minister, has announced measures to combat tax avoidance on Monday and meanwhile Germany and France’s finance ministers have vowed to tighten rules against tax

  • Missing Shohag home after 16 days

    Missing Shohag home after 16 days

    After staying missing for 16 days, Mizanur Rahman Shohag – the friend of Tonu’s brother – has turned up in a safe but disoriented state near his home in Comilla’s Narayansar village. Shohag said he had no clue about where he had been kept during this time as his captors blindfolded him as soon as

  • No Ilish in PM’s Pohela Boishakh menu

    No Ilish in PM’s Pohela Boishakh menu

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has decided not to include Ilish in her menu for celebrating Pohela Boishakh this time, aiming to save the national fish during its breeding season. According to a press release signed by PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim, the prime minister’s Pohela Boishakh menu has Khichuri, brinjal fry and chicken curry. Currently,

  • Biometric SIM registration legal

    Biometric SIM registration legal

    The High Court yesterday declared the ongoing biometric SIM registration with fingerprints legal. An HC bench of Justice Sayed Mohammad Dastagir Hossain and Justice AKM Shahidur Rahman gave the verdict, rejecting a writ petition that challenged the legality of collecting fingerprints of mobile phone users in the process. The court also ordered the country’s mobile

  • RCBC found BB requests normal priority

    RCBC found BB requests normal priority

    The Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) of the Philippines has said that they could have immediately held the stolen $81 million if only the Bangladesh Bank sent “high priority messages’’ instead of “stop payment requests,” reports ABS-CBN News. Macel Estavillo, head of legal and regulatory affairs of the RCBC, claimed that although Bangladesh Bank had

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