Archive for: October 2014

Siddique to be ‘expelled’ from Awami League

REF:  After expulsion from the Cabinet over controversial remarks on Hajj, Abdul Latif Siddique is now likely to lose his party membership in the Awami League, says a central leader of the party.


The Prime Minister stopped at Sylhet for an hour on Thursday before heading to Dhaka after her flight from the UK landed in Bangladesh. She met senior leaders of the party at the international airport in Sylhet.


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Taliban bombs hit Afghan army vehicles, killing at least seven

REF:  Two Taliban suicide bombers attacked an army bus and another army vehicle in the Afghan capital on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, the government said, a day after Afghanistan and the United States signed a long-delayed security agreement.


“An Afghan army bus and another car carrying Afghan army personnel were targeted by two suicide bombings,” deputy interior minister General Ayoub Salanghi said in a statement.

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Obama, Modi work to deepen improving US-India ties

REF:  US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen US-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China’s naval muscle-flexing in Asia.


The agreement emerged from two days of talks between Obama and the new Indian prime minister as they worked to revitalize a relationship hurt by a heated diplomatic dispute at the turn of the year and flagging optimism about India as a place to do business before the reform-minded Modi came to power in May.


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Decision on Siddique after PM’s return: Quader

REF:  A minister has said the government will take a decision on Post, Telecom and ICT Minister Abdul Latif Siddique after the prime minister returns to the country.


Speaking to journalists at an event in Savar on Tuesday, Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader said, “It is wrong for someone occupying high-level government position to say or do something that tarnishes the government’s image.”


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