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Mujib 'illegal' PM in 1972

In yet another demonstration of his creative imagination, BNP Senior Vice-chairman Tarique Rahman has claimed that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman became prime minister "illegally" in 1972. Tarique's latest discovery comes less than two weeks after he made the startling remark that his father Ziaur Rahman was the first president of Bangladesh. Quoting the declaration of independence, he said Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was to remain president and Syed Nazrul Islam vice-president until a constitution was adopted. "Sheikh Mujibur Rahman returned to the country...

Millions wasted on flu drug: Report

Millions wasted on flu drug: Report

Hundreds of millions of pounds may have been wasted on a drug for flu that works no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis has said. The UK has spent £473 million on Tamiflu, which is stockpiled by governments globally to prepare for flu pandemics. The Cochrane Collaboration claimed the drug did not prevent the spread...

Mujib was illegal PM in ’72: Tarique

Mujib was illegal PM in ’72: Tarique

BNP Senior-Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman yesterday said that “Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was an illegal prime minister in 1972 that the same way Sheikh Hasina is the illegal prime minister now by force,” according to a report by the Bangla daily Prothom Alo. His comments came when he was speaking at a view exchange function...

Windows XP users face end to Microsoft support

Windows XP users face end to Microsoft support

Support for the venerable Windows XP operating system ends this Tuesday. It means that there will be no more official security updates and bug fixes for the operating system from Microsoft. Some governments have negotiated extended support contracts for the OS in a bid to keep users protected. Security firms said anyone else using the 13-year-old...

UK submarine joins MH370 search

UK submarine joins MH370 search

British submarine HMS Tireless has joined the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The Ministry of Defence said the Trafalgar class submarine had arrived in the southern Indian Ocean and would help search for the plane's black box recorder. It will soon be joined by Royal Navy coastal survey ship HMS Echo. The aircraft disappeared...

UK, US branded 'Enemies of the Internet'

UK, US branded 'Enemies of the Internet'

For the first time the UK has been included on Reporters Without Borders’ ‘Enemies of the Internet’, an annual list produced by the press watchdog to draw attention to countries disrupting freedom of information through censorship and surveillance. The USA also made the list for the first time, alongside stalwarts including North Korea, China,...

Ukraine crisis: US and Russia in key London talks

Ukraine crisis: US and Russia in key London talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry is holding talks on Ukraine with his Russian counterpart in London, in an attempt to defuse tensions two days before a disputed referendum in Crimea. Kerry is expected to tell Sergei Lavrov that the referendum and Russia's military intervention in Crimea could trigger concerted US and EU sanctions. He...

US said to warn airlines on possible shoe-bomb threat

US said to warn airlines on possible shoe-bomb threat

US airlines have been warned by the federal Department of Homeland Security about credible threats that shoe bombs may be used to attack commercial passenger jets, an agency official said. The department told airport screeners to check passengers’ shoes for traces of explosives, said the official, who wasn’t authorized to talk publicly about an...

Princes William, Harry sandbag against UK floods

Princes William, Harry sandbag against UK floods

Prince William and Prince Harry helped flood-hit British villagers protect their homes Friday, unloading sandbags alongside soldiers in a River Thames village. The princes, who have both served in the armed forces, joined a work crew In Datchet, west of London, from about 6:00am on what aides said was a private visit. The princes were...

GSP Restoration

A long way to go, still

With less than three months to go for the final review by the Obama administration, the government is yet to fulfil many of the 16 conditions laid out to win back trade privileges to the US market. The development comes as the commerce, labour and foreign secretaries are due to meet the chiefs of missions of the US, the EU, the Netherlands, the UK and Germany today at the foreign ministry in Dhaka to brief them on the progress made...

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