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[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Wendy Wu in South China Morning Post, Aug 10, 2017 at 11.17pm
A rare run on a bank has occurred in eastern China, with hundreds of depositors trying to withdraw their cash from a local branch, reflecting the fragility and risks in the nation’s financial system.
Linshang Bank, a lender with 61 billion yuan (US$9.1 billion) in deposits, said in a brief statement on its website that the spate of withdrawals at one of its branches in Linyi in Shandong province on Monday was caused by “a few individuals spreading rumours” …

Headline, Pakistan »

[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Washington: Pakistan has built a “hardened, secure, underground” complex in a remote mountainous region in the restive Balochistan province that could serve as a storage site for nuclear warheads, an American think tank said.
The Institute for Science and International Security, a nonprofit and non-governmental institution, said its observation is based on satellite imagery and investigation.
It said in a report that the underground complex in the southwestern province “could serve as a ballistic missile and nuclear warhead storage site”.
The purpose of the complex is not yet available publicly.
But, the report authored …

Bangladesh, Featured »

[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

In Bangladesh, a Bachelor or Master’s degree certificate is usually the result of 16 to 18 years of education.
Then again, as the old saying goes, in Dhaka city you can get tiger’s milk if you have the money. Certificates that are as good as the original may not even cost as much, as this correspondent has found.
For as little as Tk2,000, one can skip the hard work of attending schools, thanks to a number of fake certificate manufacturers across Dhaka.
In most cases the counterfeit will be practically indistinguishable from the …

Bangladesh, Featured »

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by Sheikh Shahariar Zaman in Dhaka Tribune, August 10, 2017, at 11PM
Canada’s Immigration Court and Supreme Court had initially rejected Bangabandhu’s murderer Noor Chowdhury’s application for political asylum and wanted to send him back, but the then BNP government let the opportunity go by.
Canada even sent a letter in this regard to the Bangladesh government in 2006. But because of the BNP government’s lack of interest in the matter, Noor Chowdhury was able to take advantage of Canada’s pre-removal risk assessment clause to remain in Canada. Law Minister Anisul Huq, …

Bangladesh, Featured »

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by Nuruzzaman Labu in Dhaka Tribune, August 11, 2017
Ahmed Azwad Imtiaz Talukdar aka Omi, an A Levels student at Sunbeams School in Dhaka, spent 372 days at various militant hideouts, waiting for his call to “hizrat.” He wrote a letter to his parents and broke his mobile phone before leaving. He was finally arrested by police on March 7.
Omi left his house on the instructions of an unknown contact. He went to Mohammadpur, where he was instructed by a person to get on a bus without asking questions. He then …

Bangladesh, Headline »

[11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

report on bdnews24.com, Aug 11, 2017
US investigators have uncovered a global financial network run by an Islamic State leader from Britain to Bangladesh, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The network also funnelled money to an alleged ISIS operative in the US through fake eBay transactions, according to a recently unsealed FBI affidavit.
The alleged recipient of the funds was an American citizen in his early 30s who had been arrested more than a year ago in Maryland after a lengthy Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance operation that found the first clues to …