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WikiLeaks Documents Reveal Apollo Program Was A Fraud, Moon Landings Never Happened

New documents scheduled to be released this week by Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, could reveal damaging information about NASA’s Apollo …

Central Banks
Digital Forensics
Digital Forensics
Digital Forensics
Digital Forensics

India-U.S. interests are aligned in Bangladesh, says Ambassador

<i>The U.S. is not concerned about China’s growing economic role in Bangladesh as infrastructure development is a “good thing”, the U.S. Ambassador in</i> …

An empty life – a Bangladeshi migrant's heart-wrenching story

Bangladeshi asylum seeker Abdur Zahar Basir collects empty bottles and cans to save money for his daughter's wedding. It took him several years to …

North Africa

Donald Trump’s Post-Cold War Vision of U.S. Foreign Policy

“The day of the chess player is over,” the businessman once wrote.<p>In 2000, as Donald Trump toyed with the idea of running for president on the Reform Party ticket, the businessman co-authored a campaign book with the writer Dave Shiflett. It’s a long-forgotten work, vastly overshadowed by <i>The Art of</i> …

Immigration Reform

মোদী-মমতার লড়াইয়ে থমকে তিস্তা চুক্তি, চাপ বাড়াচ্ছে ঢাকা

পশ্চিমবঙ্গের মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়ের সঙ্গে নরেন্দ্র মোদী সরকারের চলতি সংঘাতে আটকে যাচ্ছে তিস্তার জল।<p>এক দিকে রাজ্য সরকারের সূত্র জানাচ্ছে, …

পিছিয়ে গেল শেখ হাসিনার ভারত সফর

এখনই হচ্ছে না বাংলাদেশের প্রধানমন্ত্রী শেখ হাসিনার ভারত সফর। বাংলাদেশ সরকারের একাধিক উচ্চ পর্যায়ের সূত্র বলছে, অনিবার্য কারণবশত সফরটি পিছিয়ে গেল। ১৮ …

Muhammad Yunus: Bangladesh probes Nobel laureate's tax

<b>Dhaka, Bangladesh -</b> Authorities have launched a new investigation into the financial affairs of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, his family, and the micro-credit agency Grameen Bank which he founded.<p>Last week, the Central Investigation Cell of the National Bureau of Revenue sent notices …


US, allies want independent, non-partisan EC in Bangladesh: Marcia Bernicat

She also said that bilateral relations between the US and Bangladesh would remain as strong as they are today even after the new administration of …

North Africa

For Bangladeshi banks, social responsibility means loyalty to the ruling family

In many countries, banks are encouraged to demonstrate their ethical credentials by self-regulating and giving money back to various causes. This is …

Bangladesh to fence its borders with India, Myanmar

In context: The Indo-Bangladesh border barrier<p>Border issues<p>The Indo-Bangladesh border is used as a route for smuggling food, livestock, drugs, …


Can cash transfers and training reduce intimate partner violence? Learning from Bangladesh

<i>This blog post draws on material from "Can cash transfers prevent intimate partner violence?" which was published on the International Food Policy</i> …

World Economy

PH seeks Bangladesh help on $81-M heist

MANILA -- The Philippines has asked Bangladesh to share details of its investigation into an $81-million cyber-heist from the Bangladesh central bank …

Unique relations with India will flourish further with PM’s visit: Foreign Minister

“We can expect newer efforts and fruitful discussion of issues of bilateral interests to deepen the existing good relations further,” AH Mahmood Ali …

Child Labor
Child Labor

Bangladeshi slum kids work over 60 hours a week to make clothes - research | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One third of children living in the slums of Bangladesh’s capital spend more than 60 hours a week making clothes for the garment sector, well beyond the legal working limit, a London-based thinktank said on Wednesday.<p>Bangladeshi children dryi yearns near a …

United Nations