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Day: October 19, 2014

What makes a good leader?
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What makes a good leader?

News Desk: Leaders in every sphere of life must work with integrity to make organisations successful, APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th president of India, said yesterday. “Leaders must succeed with integrity.” “The quality of leadership will certainly empower the people of the world with the most potent and incisive approach to rural development and empowerment,” the famed scientist said, adding that a creative leader can be of any age. Kalam, who served as the president of India between 2002 and 2007, focused on leadership traits: “Apart from these, what is needed is the spirit among the youth that 'I can do it, we can do it and the nation can do it'.” He spoke at a discussion styled “Sustainable Development System for a Peaceful and Prosperous Global Society”, organised by the Metropolitan...
Tarique sued for calling Sheikh Mujib ‘Pakbandhu’
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Tarique sued for calling Sheikh Mujib ‘Pakbandhu’

In this file photo, BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman addresses a programme in London. Photo: Courtesy News Desk: A sedition case was filed against BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman today for terming Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as “Pakbandhu (Friend of Pakistan)”. Advocate Moshiur Rahman Malek, president of Bangabandhu Foundation, filed the case with the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka. After hearing the charges brought against Tarique, Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur ordered Detective Brach of police to submit a probe report on the issue on October 30 after investigation. In the meantime, it also asked the complainant to seek home ministry permission to file the case as it is a mandatory for bringing any sedition charge. In his complain...
Ebola: Liberia deaths ‘far higher than reported’ as officials downplay epidemic
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Ebola: Liberia deaths ‘far higher than reported’ as officials downplay epidemic

The Guardian © AP A medical worker sprays people being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, LiberiaThe true death toll from the Ebola epidemic is being masked by chaotic data collection and people’s reluctance to admit that their loved ones had the virus, according to one of west Africa’s most celebrated film-makers.Sorious Samura, who has just returned from making a documentary on the crisis in Liberia, said it is very clear on the ground that the true number of dead is far higher than the official figures being reported by the World Health Organisation. Liberia accounts for more than half of all the official Ebola deaths, with a total of 2,458. Overall, the number of dead across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea has exceeded 4,500. Samura, a televi...