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Putin calls Internet 'CIA project'

Putin calls Internet 'CIA project'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a "CIA project" and warned Russians against making Google searches. Putin assured a group of young journalists that the Internet was controlled from the start by the CIA and its surveillance continues today. Media Forum of Independent Local and Regional Media http://t.co/FNrHyBzJpG— President of Russia (@KremlinRussia_E)...

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Dimension of Bangla-US security dialogue in Dhaka

THE 21st century is as exciting as it is full of unpredictable events and dangers. Most of the dangers arise from global changing pattern of security, both traditional and non-traditional. Given the background, the third dialogue on security with the US which was held yesterday (22nd April) in Dhaka assumes importance.  The main purpose such dialogue is to increase cooperation with the US in the areas of, among others, counter-terrorism, border security, joint military exercises and training including preparedness for...

US for improving worker safety

The US is continuing to press the Bangladesh government to fulfil a labour-related action plan designed to restore the country's eligibility for the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), administration officials said on Monday. Some progress has been made but more needs to be done, the US officials in Washington said in a conference call with reporters in advance of the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse on April 24. New labour laws have been promulgated but regulations are yet to...

US threatens more Russia sanctions

US threatens more Russia sanctions

The US Secretary of State has warned of further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in Ukraine. In a phone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, John Kerry expressed "deep concern over the lack of positive Russian steps". Russia blames Kiev's leaders for the collapse of last week's Geneva accord. Ukraine's acting...

Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit

Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit

US President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted his imminent arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower. Obama's remarks, aimed...

The insignificant idolatry of the big

The insignificant idolatry of the big

ONLY last week, Raghuram Rajan, the Chief of the Reserve Bank of India blasted US measures on its global dollar supply and complained that the emerging economies like India often go into a “tailspin” when this happens as a country like India has to then resort to rapidly building up its foreign exchange reserves to keep its rupee stable. Ben Bernanke, Chairperson of the Federal Reserve, hit back by saying that the US had always been a part of a global system and that American policy makers had always not turned Nelson's eye to the emerging economies and believed that recovery of US economy would help the emerging markets...

Teen survives 5-hr Hawaii flight in jet wheel well

Teen survives 5-hr Hawaii flight in jet wheel well

A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on...

US, Russia wrangle over stalled deal

Russia was under US pressure yesterday to convince pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine to cease occupying eastern towns, after Washington warned the situation in the former Soviet republic was in a "pivotal period". But with the separatists' refusal to budge throwing a deal to defuse the crisis into doubt, and US sanctions looming large, Russia warned that its military was massed on Ukraine's border, ready to act. In the nearly dozen Ukrainian towns the pro-Kremlin rebels were holding, the stalemate dragged yesterday. In...

Obama cautious over Ukraine deal

Obama cautious over Ukraine deal

US President Barack Obama has cautiously welcomed a deal to calm tensions in Ukraine, reached at multi-party talks in Geneva. He said the US and its allies were ready to impose new sanctions on Russia if the situation failed to improve. Russian, Ukrainian, EU and US foreign ministers agreed that illegal military groups in Ukraine...

US for greater political inclusion in Bangladesh

US for greater political inclusion in Bangladesh

The United States said it kept pressing Bangladesh for greater political inclusion, without which, a more stable and prosperous future is put at risk. Nisha Desai Biswal, US assistant secretary of Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, said this while addressing a programme on US foreign policy in South Asia at Harvard University in Boston yesterday. Appreciating Bangladesh for being on track to achieve its Millennium Development Goals related to child and maternal mortality, she said, “Bangladesh is the only country where we’re implementing all three of President Obama’s development initiatives – on health, food security, and climate change – and with US assistance. “. In Bangladesh, over the past twenty...

Rana Plaza Collapse: A look into Bangladesh RMG sector 1 yr after the deadliest workplace tragedy
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Huge turnout in sixth phase

Huge turnout in sixth phase

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Gujarat model a myth

Gujarat model a myth

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Modi vows to put away corrupt politicians

Modi vows to put away corrupt politicians

Narendra Modi yesterday ....

Rana Plaza Collapse: A look into Bangladesh RMG sector 1 yr after the deadliest workplace tragedy
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