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Child Pornography

Interpol on trail of foreign buyers

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is assisting Interpol to identify and apprehend the foreigners who had bought child pornography from Bangladesh. The move to nab the international clientele was initiated following the arrest of Tipu Kibria, an author of children's literature, and three of his associates on June 12 for using street children in pornographic shoots and selling those to foreign buyers. "So far we have identified 13 customers and dealers from eight countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Saudi...

Switzerland, China agree swap boosting role of yuan

The Swiss and Chinese central banks signed a currency swap agreement in Beijing on Monday, marking an important step in the development of a market for yuan in Switzerland, the Swiss central bank BNS said. The agreement, highlighting steps towards international use of the yuan, ensures that Swiss francs will be available in China and that yuan, also known as renminbi, will be supplied to financial centres in Switzerland. The BNS statement said that the agreement was "an important step" for...

WORLD CUP ROUND OF 16: ARG VS SUI

Di Maria sees Argentina through

Di Maria sees Argentina through

Argentina booked their place in the World Cup quarter-final after Angel Di Maria struck in the dying minutes of injury time to secure a 1-0 win over Switzerland. Not for the first time this tournament, Alejandro Sabella's men struggled to make their presence felt in attack for large spells, with the Real Madrid midfielder...

Brazuca-fest 24

Try Bilardo tricks

Try Bilardo tricks

It was too much to take for Argentine fans. No match is easy and no opponents are weak in a World Cup. Yet, it may seem unfair for Argentine fans to go through a nerve-wracking, nail-biting win once more against a not-so-fancied opponent. The game came so close to penalty kicks! Switzerland missed twice...

Bill Clinton's Earning In 12 Yrs

$105m from 542 speeches!

$105m from 542 speeches!

Over seven frenetic days, Bill Clinton addressed executives in Switzerland and Denmark, an investors' group in Sweden and business and political leaders in Austria. The former US President wrapped up his European trip in the Spanish Hall at Prague Castle, where he shared his thoughts on energy to a Czech business summit. His...

Govt to bring back money sent abroad

Govt to bring back money sent abroad

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government would take steps to bring back money deposited with Swiss banks by some Bangladeshis. Referring to recent media reports about deposition of money into Swiss bank accounts by Bangladeshis, she noted, “We've already taken initiatives to get the list of the depositors. We'll also take steps...

Shaqiri hat-trick takes Switzerland to knockout stage

Shaqiri hat-trick takes Switzerland to knockout stage

  Group Match Group E, Match 5 Xherdan Shaqiri struck a superb hat-trick as Switzerland secured a place in the World Cup knockout rounds with a 3-0 win over Honduras on Wednesday, reports Goal.com. He may not be a regular starter at Bayern Munich, but the young winger remains the focal point of a Swiss side that...

Honduras V Switzerland

Swiss want to win now

Switzerland have a chance to put right their dramatic failure of 2010 on Wednesday when they again face bogey team Honduras for a place in the World Cup knockouts. The situation is eerily similar to four years ago, when the Swiss were in contention for the last 16 but missed out when they drew their last group game with the Central American minnows. This time around, having scaled the FIFA rankings to a dizzying sixth place, expectations are high for Ottmar...

ABB shows ways of reliable power

ABB shows ways of reliable power

The power sector should have compact substations equipped with state-of-the-art switchgear technology to save significant space and execution time in offering technical solutions, analysts said. They spoke at a recent seminar organised by a leading power and automation company—ABB—in Dhaka. Over 125 customers and stakeholders from Bangladesh and ABB delegates from different countries, including Switzerland,...

Last-minute Seferovic goal earns Switzerland three points

Last-minute Seferovic goal earns Switzerland three points

A pair of inspired substitutions from Ottmar Hitzfeld earned Switzerland a 2-1 comeback World Cup win over Ecuador in Group E, reports Goal.com. The in-form Enner Valencia scored his fifth goal in the past five international appearances to give the South Americans the lead after 22 minutes but Admir Mehmedi levelled three minutes after...

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