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Front Pagearrow Move to stop talks between JS body chiefs, ministries
The government high-ups have moved to stop holding open dialogues between the parliamentary body chiefs and the ministry high officials, apparently to save the ministers and secretaries from public criticism
 arrow Ex-director still exercises power
A former director of now-defunct Bureau of Anti-Corruption (Bac) yesterday transferred eight Bac officials, using a non-existing designation of a director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
 arrow Loan recovery stuck in legal maze
High Court injunctions have hamstrung Sonali Bank's efforts to recover about 39 percent of its total default loan lying with 19 government and 50 private organisations.
 arrow A native festival...


 arrow PM rejects demand for caretaker reforms
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday dismissed the opposition plea for recasting the caretaker government system and said the election would be held as per provision of the constitution.
 arrow Ex-director still exercises power
A former director of now-defunct Bureau of Anti-Corruption (Bac) yesterday transferred eight Bac officials, using a non-existing designation of a director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
 arrow Pledge to abide by border guidelines
The three-day meeting between Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Agartala in Tripura ended yesterday with commitments from both the sides to resolve different thorny issues
 arrow US keen to work with India on fundamentalism in Bangladesh
After harmonising positions on Nepal, the US is keen to work with India on Bangladesh where it sees a 'general deterioration' in security and rise of fundamentalist elements.
 arrow AL won't go to polls without interim govt reforms
The main opposition Awami League (AL) leaders yesterday said that the party will not take part in any election until necessary reforms in the caretaker government system and the Election Commission are
 arrow Kibria family, plaintiff unhappy over report
The plaintiff in the cases filed on the Habiganj grenade attack yesterday rejected the government probe for keeping the masterminds 'out of scene', while the family of slain Awami League lawmaker Shah
 arrow Move to request withdrawal of two European envoys denied
A high official at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) categorically denied any plans of the government to ask two European countries to withdraw their envoys in Dhaka and reacted sharply over a reportpublished
 arrow Bangabandhu's birthday observed
The 86th birthday of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was observed yesterday with outpourings of tribute to the leader for his outstanding contributions to freeing the country from Pakistani occupation.
 arrow Kibria family protests in rickshaws
The family of slain opposition leader and former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria yesterday brought out a rickshaw procession in the city wearing blue dress as part of their 'blue for peace' programme,
 arrow Bomb threat to Philippines embassy
Unidentified callers yesterday threatened to carry out a bomb attack on the Philippines embassy in the city's posh Gulshan area.
On information, police rushed to the embassy.

 arrow Supplier of truck held
Mohammad Yakub, one of the five prime accused in the sensational Chittagong arms and ammunition haul case, was arrested from Mirpur in the capital in the early hours yesterday.
 arrow JCD leader Idul gets 20 years in arms case
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced a Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader to 20 years' rigorous imprisonment (RI) for possessing illegal firearms and ammunition.
 arrow New home secretary appointed
Amid speculations during last few days, the government yesterday appointed Establishment Secretary Safar Raj Hossain as the new home secretary, according to an official notification.
 arrow Pakistan rule day two
Under-pressure Younis Khan and Yousuf Youhana cracked unbeaten centuries as Pakistan gave a fitting reply to India in the second Test at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
 arrow Bush for Iraq War architect to head WB
President Bush chose Paul Wolfowitz on Wednesday to head the World Bank, selecting an architect of the Iraq war whose hard-line foreign policy stance as deputy defence secretary has made him a targetof
 arrow PBCP demands Tk 2 lakh from KU pro-VC
Outlawed Purbo Banglar Commu-nist Party's (PBCP) Janajuddho faction on Wednesday threatened the pro-vice-chancellor of Khulna University with death if he failed to give the outfit Tk 2 lakh by Sunday.
 arrow Ahmadiyyas slate signboard change of mosque
Law enforcers once again hung a discriminatory signboard at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Complex on March 15 at Seuzgari area in the district, the Ahmadiyyas alleged at a press conference at the complex
 arrow Worker hurt as bomb near central jail goes off
A bomb kept beside the wall of Dhaka Central Jail went off yesterday injuring a construction worker.
 arrow Trade tops PM's agenda
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia leaves for Singapore on March 20 on a three-day official visit to the newly industrialised country with promotion of trade and investment high on her agenda.
 arrow Iran-India gas pipeline has safeguard steps
Indian Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar has said the Iran-India gas pipeline through Pakistan has enough safeguards against disruption in supplies and proposed its extension to China via Myanmar.
 arrow Indigenous man abducted
Criminals on Wednesday abducted an indigenous person and demanded a ransom of Tk 10 lakh in Tarachha Noapara in Roangchhari upazila.
 arrow Two more Islamist militants held
Two more activists of the banned Islamist outfit Jamaat-ul-Muja-heedin were arrested from a mosque in Sadar upazila on Wednesday night, raising the number of Islamists arrested in the district to 17.
 arrow Iran-India gas pipeline has safeguard steps
Indian Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar has said the Iran-India gas pipeline through Pakistan has enough safeguards against disruption in supplies and proposed its extension to China via Myanmar.
 arrow Rab nabs one, seizes three firearms
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday arrested an alleged extortionist and seized three firearms with ammunition in Azimpur in the city.
Businessarrow Furnace oil-run factories face closure as govt stops supply
Previously struggled with high price, furnace oil-fired small and medium industries are now heading towards closure as government has stopped supplying the cheaper fuel to the industrial units.
 arrow Tea output likely to miss target on bad weather
The country is likely to miss this year's tea production target due to unfavourable weather, industry sources said.
Tea production target has been fixed at 57.5 million kg for this season.

 arrow BoI teams up with DSE to encourage companies to offload shares
Board of Investment (BoI) has joined hands with the country's main bourse -- the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) -- to encourage companies both from home and abroad to offload their shares in stock market.
 arrow Mongla port remains idle
The country's second marine port in Mongla remains virtually idle for the last one week with no cargo ship anchoring in the problem-ridden port, officials here said Wednesday.
 arrow Malaysia's migrant crackdown backfires on economy
A crackdown which sent hundreds of thousands of illegal workers fleeing from Malaysia has left industries with crippling labour shortages which could hurt economic growth, reports and officials said Thursday.
 arrow Oil prices scale new highs
Oil prices scaled fresh highs on Thursday, forcing Opec to consider a second output increase just a day after its deal to raise supplies failed to halt crude's record-breaking advance.
 arrow Commercial Bank of Ceylon opens new branch at Dhanmondi
Commercial Bank of Ceylon Ltd opened its new branch at Dhanmondi in Dhaka on Wednesday.
 arrow South Asia Ins net premium income rises 154pc
South Asia Insurance Company Ltd's net premium income increased by 154 percent last year, says a press release.
 arrow DHL launches Oceania hub in Sydney
DHL, the world's leading express and logistic company, has inaugurated a modern Oceania hub at Sydney International Airport.
 arrow Servier receives Frost & Sullivan award
Frost & Sullivan, a world-renowned consultancy, presented Osteoporosis Therapeutics Industry Innovation & Advancement Award for the year of 2004 to Servier for the development of its new dual acting osteoporosis
 arrow Office bearers of plastic goods manufacturers' association
Jasim Uddin Khan and KM Iqbal Hossain have been re-elected president and general secretary of Bangladesh Plastic Goods Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BPGMEA) for the term 2005-2006.
 arrow G-20 ministers to focus on farm trade, nudge WTO talks forward
Trade ministers from 20 developing countries meet Friday in India to focus on hotly disputed farm subsidies and seek ways to nudge forward the World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks.
 arrow Singapore export growth slows
Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) grew at a slower pace in February as orders for key electronics products from the United States and Europe fell, the government said Thursday.
 arrow Honda to build car plant in Vietnam
Honda Motor, Japan's third-largest carmaker, said Thursday it would build an assembly plant in Vietnam to make cars for the growing domestic market there.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Ys lift Pakistan
Pakistan vice-captain Younis Khan and Yousuf Youhana stroked magnificent hundreds to lift their team against India in the second Test on Thursday.
 arrow Football: Season's first big show
The big guns of local football will be in action in the first competitive tournament of the season when the Independence Gold Cup kicks off today.
 arrow Cricket: 'Job not even half done'
Pakistan's century-makers Younis Khan and Yousuf Youhana on Thursday vowed to keep India under pressure in the second Test here, saying their task was not finished yet.
 arrow Cricket: No tax waiver, no tourneys in India
India's future as a venue for major international tournaments was under threat as the International Cricket Council's (ICC) powerful Executive Board began a two-day session here on Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: Aussies going for the kill
Australia named an unchanged team Thursday for the second cricket Test against New Zealand as they attempt to compound the misery of their hosts by taking an unassailable lead in the three-Test series.
 arrow Football: Brothers thumped in Beirut
Al Nijmeh opened their 2005 AFC Cup campaign with a comfortable 4-1 win over Bang-ladesh champions Brothers Union here on Wednes-day.
 arrow Cricket: Ctg's walking wounded
Chittagong's struggle to field a team continued as they prepare for the sixth round of the National Cricket League which starts tomorrow.
 arrow Cricket: Akhtar again?
Pakistan's fiery pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar is likely to return for a one-day series in India after missing Test matches due to a hamstring injury, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said here Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: Lanka touring India in April
Sri Lanka will tour India to play five one-day internationals immediately after their rescheduled tour of New Zealand in April, officials said on Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: MSC cricket
Motijheel Government High School's Day shift won their match in the Mohammedan Dhaka Metropolis School Cricket Tournament yesterday but the Morning shift were not so lucky.
 arrow Cricket: Milan's stunning exit
AC Milan's hopes of winning three trophies this season were ended after they were unceremoniously dumped out of the Italian Cup by Udinese on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Bundesliga's surprise predator
When the contenders for the Bundesliga Golden Boot were being discussed at the start of the season Bayern Munich's Dutch international Roy Makaay and Schalke's Brazilian star Ailton topped most people's
 arrow Tennis: Federer Express rolls on
Swiss superstar Roger Federer kept his quest alive for his second consecutive Indian Wells title by beating Ivan Ljubicic in a battle of the two hottest players on the ATP Tour.
 arrow Football: Vintage Shearer
A double from Newcastle captain Alan Shearer inspired his side to a 4-0 humbling of Greek outfit Olympiakos and handed them a place in the UEFA Cup quarter-finals here on Wednesday with a 7-1 final aggregate
 arrow Cricket: Second-rate Liverpool
Rafael Benitez admitted Sunday's Merseyside derby has become a "must-win" fixture for Liverpool after a lacklustre display in a goalless draw with Blackburn at Anfield on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Fergie foresees Cristiano at the top
Manchester United's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo is already among the ten best footballers in the world and with more experience will become the globe's top player, his manager Sir Alex Ferguson
 arrow Football: Kaiser eyeing UEFA boss' positon
West Germany's 1974 World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer admits he is willing to step up his bid to become the next UEFA president after the German Football Federation (DFB) gave him their backing.
 arrow Cricket: Big win for AIUB
Star-studded hosts American Inter-national University of Bangladesh (AIUB) recorded a thumping nine-wicket win over BGMEA-Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT) in yesterday's AIUB Cup match at the
 arrow Chess: Women's nat'l chess
International Woman Master Rani Hamid and Shamima Akhter Liza continued to share top spot in the 26th National Women's Chess Championship at the end of the sixth round yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Yuvraj released
India reserve Yuvraj Singh was on Thursday released from the ongoing second Test against Pakistan here to play an important domestic match.
 arrow Cricket: BCCI at a loss over Kotla
Cricket authorities were left in an awkward dilemma Thursday after India said Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf would watch a one-day cricket match in New Delhi next month.
 arrow Athletics: Navy athletics
The annual athletics championship of Bangladesh Navy concluded at the Area Sports Complex at BNS Issa Khan here on Wednesday.
Metropolitanarrow 'Many social promises remain unfulfilled due to corruption'
Many social promises cannot be fulfilled in due course because of corruption, deprivation and lawlessness, said founder-President of East West University Dr Mohammed Farashuddin yesterday.
 arrow Strains on foreign ties lamented
Two lawmakers from ruling BNP and the main opposition Awami League (AL) at a parliamentary committee meeting yesterday observed that Bangladesh is becoming a friendless country due to diplomatic failures
 arrow 'Raise awareness to save rivers'
Speakers at a seminar yesterday called on the media to play a vital role in raising awareness about protection of rivers as well as environment.
 arrow Call to stop discrimination against female UP members
Speakers at a seminar yesterday demanded an end to all sorts of discrimination against the female UP members.
 arrow 'Unplanned habitation responsible for illness'
Unplanned habitation in the city is causing people, especially the children, physical and mental illness, said speakers at a round table organised by Save Environment Movement yesterday in the city.
 arrow 'Develop country strategy for attaining MDG '
Speakers at a workshop yesterday called for developing a country strategy for attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), including poverty alleviation and access to education and healthcare for
 arrow 12,000 die a year from pregnancy-related complications
An estimated 12,000 women die each year in the country from pregnancy and delivery-related complications which is said to be one of the highest in the world.
 arrow Abul Mansur's 26th death anniversary today
The 26th death anniversary of Abul Mansur Ahmad, a renowned litterateur, journalist and statesman of the sub-continent, will be observed today, says a press release.
 arrow Exhibition of traditional boats begins tomorrow
A unique exhibition of traditional boats begins at the National Museum tomorrow for the city dwellers to have a glimpse of the water transports plying in different regions of the country.
 arrow Hemayetuddin takes over as FS
Hemayetuddin yesterday formally took over as Foreign Secretary.
Earlier, he was the Bangladesh High Commissioner to India.

Culturearrow " I sort of gambled with my life" --- Bulbul Ahmed
Bulbul Ahmed is one of the few names equally popular with viewers of both small and silver screen. He has played lead roles in movies like Devdas and Shimana Periye during the golden era.
 arrow Dhaka Drama Natyadal presents
The title of the play Nana Ranger Dinguli clearly indicates that it deals with the emotion of a person who is unhappy presently but has a rich past.
 arrow Andaleeb's combos of paint and pixel
Nazia Andaleeb Prema , who has been working in abstract expressionism, has worked on simple forms, using colours, lines and shapes in her recent exhibit at Alliance Francaise.
 arrow The Sardar with a Sufi soul-- Rabbi
When you hear his name, it sounds like one of those Punjabi DJs trying to make it big with some stereotypical bhangra song but if you follow the satellite music channels, chances are you probably
Generalarrow Razakers being rewarded
Speakers at a discussion yesterday called upon people from al walks of life to wage a tougher movement for establishing the spirit of Liberation War.
 arrow CCC polls campaign begins
Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury and State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin yesterday started campaign for mayoral polls, a day after the
 arrow Plan to release over 500 child prisoners
The government has decided to bring down the number of the children in prison to 500 from its existing over 1000 in different prisons.
 arrow 'Adolescents still get married at early age'
Despite vigorous campaign to raise social awareness, adolescents are still getting married at an early age.
The mean age at marriage for female was 14.3 years while for male it was 22.

 arrow 'Set up more legal aid clinics'
Participants at a view-sharing meeting with Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA) urged the organisation to increase the number of its legal aid clinics for the rights-deprived women and
 arrow Mob gouges out eyes of 6 robbers
An angry mob gouged out the eyes of six robbers on Wednesday noon while they were trying to run away after committing armed robbery on an air-conditioned coach of Eagle Paribahan at Khajura on Jessore-Magura
 arrow US-Bangladesh joint military exercise ends
A month-long US-Bangladesh joint military exercise ended in the border areas of Cox's Bazar and Bandarban districts yesterday.
 arrow Govt plans separate housing zone for journalists in city
State Minister for Housing and Public Works Alamgir Kabir yesterday said the present government is keen to ensure residential facilities for the journalists.
 arrow 120MT rotten wheat seized at Benapole
Benapole customs house has seized 120 tonnes of rotten wheat imported from India on Tuesday.
 arrow Air Defence System Automation inaugurated
Chief of Air Staff Air Vice Marshal Fakhrul Azam inaugurated the Air Defence System Automation (ADSA) at the Air Defence Operation Centre (ADOC) of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) in the Dhaka Cantonment yesterday.
 arrow Dr Gias Uddin takes over as VC of Primeasia University
Prof Dr Gias Uddin Ahmad, former dean, faculty of engineering, and head of the physics department, Buet, took over as vice-chancellor of Primeasia University recently.
He did his M.Sc.

Editorialarrow Editorial: Ordeals faced by journalists
Areport of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says that Bangladesh is the most dangerous place for journalists in South Asia.
 arrow Editorial: A pat on the back
The government has a clean chit from the US State Department for its recent successes in fighting off trafficking in persons (TIP).
 arrow True colours
Does anyone really believe that the government is sincere when it comes to cracking down on religious extremism?
In a speech to parliament earlier this week, the PM herself made it clear that religious

 arrow Of one and many
Nobody is guilty until proven, and people can be proven guilty when they are innocent. Moral upsets do happen when the innocent suffer and the guilty walks free.
 arrow America's effortful fence mending with Europe
Still it is premature to make any positive assessment on President Bush's first ever visit to European countries since assumption of presidency for the second term on January 20 in an effort to mend relations
Letters to Editorarrow Clever, not intelligent
We have ingenuity of the negative kind. We can stall politics and make money out of it. We should be good in the laundry business turning black money into white. Grab land and water bodies.
 arrow "Hartal a thing of the past"
It was very interesting to see one of the columns titled "Hartal a thing of the past".
 arrow Bus ride
I could never have imagined that bus ride could be so nightmarish if I didn't board a bus the other day. It was a bright sunny morning and the weather was beautiful too.
 arrow Wild life
Man is destroying forests in order to meet daily needs. This way we misappropriate foods of different kinds of wildlife and we also snatch away their shelters.
 arrow Betrothal of Camila
The betrothal of Camila to Prince Charles took place on February 11, confirming the speculations of all that they had an extramarital relationship.
 arrow Textile deal
After years of knowing this would happen, are we as a country prepared to deal with a drastic change in one of our most profitable industries? The end of the deal will in turn allow other countries to
 arrow Corrupt Rab men
I am not surprised with your front page news under the heading "Rab Man Held For Bribery" on 09 March. Rumours were adrift for quite sometime that "Rab is getting corrupt".
 arrow Traffic jam in front of PM's office
The traffic jam every day almost round the clock in front of the PM's office is very frustrating. It becomes worst every day at around 2:00pm and again at round 5:00pm.
 arrow History repeats itself?
During AL rule, there were reports about the activities of the son of the then chief whip. Similar reports have been published recently also.
 arrow New pay scale
I would like to draw the attention of the government specially the finance ministry as regards implementation of the new pay scale. It is already eight months (i.e.
 arrow Insensitive
We are rebuked often by the western people for our lack of social consciousness. We seem to be unable to distinguish between what is right and what is not.
 arrow PSC's failure
The leakage of BCS questions has shattered our hopes. A general diary was filed with Ramna Police Station at 9.30am on the exam day, but no action was taken against the culprits.
 arrow University education and reality
A university, the highest seat of learning, is taken for granted as the breeding ground where a galaxy of talents is produced.
 arrow Hartal
Since the first government, elected under the caretaker system, took office in 1991, hartal has become a controversial political issue in the country.
Environmentarrow Bangladesh and the challenge of global warming
Global warming is now a grim reality.
 arrow CHT: Wildlife in jeopardy
As dawn was breaking in the picturesque hill tracts of Rangamati, Langdut, a tribal hamlet by the forest, was so quiet as if the time has stood still there.
Worldarrow South Asia: Rice pledges support for Pak, Afghan democracy
A bomb blast in southern Afgha-nistan killed at least five people yesterday as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a one-day trip, pledging long-term US commitment to support Afghanistan's transition
 arrow South Asia: Chinese FM to visit Nepal for talks on arms sale
Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing is to visit Nepal at the end of March during which the possible sale of arms to the Himalayan country by Beijing will be discussed, a foreign ministry official here
 arrow South Asia: Climate of fear exists in Nepal, jurists say
Human rights are grossly violated, the rule of law has been abandoned and the media is under attack in Nepal after King Gyanendra seized power last month, the International Commission of Jurists saidWednesday.
 arrow South Asia: Trans-Kashmir bus to be fortnightly service
The first bus service in decades connecting the Indian and Pakistani zones of Kashmir will run only once a fortnight, an official said yesterday, dashing hopes of thousands that they would soon be able
 arrow South Asia: Musharraf's mother visits ancestral home in Delhi
Hundreds of people crowded onto rooftops and thronged the narrow lanes of Old Delhi yesterday as Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's mother paid her first visit to her ancestral home in more than 20
 arrow South Asia: Two Sikhs acquitted in Air India bombing
A Canadian judge on Wednesday acquitted two Sikh men of massacring 329 people in a 1985 Air India jet bombing, the worst single airborne terror strike prior to September 11, 2001.
 arrow South Asia: Security not compromised: Manmohan
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday asserted in Rajya Sabha that the special entry permit system for the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus, to be flagged off on April 7, will in no way compromise India'sposition
 arrow South Asia: Nepali editor grilled for report
The editor of Kantipur, Nepal's biggest daily, said he was grilled by police yesterday for a report in which the number of protestors arrested by police during countrywide anti-monarchy demonstrations
 arrow South Asia: Oxford Union to unveil Lankan FM's portrait today
The Oxford Union of the University of Oxford will unveil the portrait of Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, the honorary fellow of Balliol College 2004, today, says a press release issued
 arrow South Asia: Lanka struggles under deluge of tsunami aid
Tonnes of drinking water and used clothes are clogging Sri Lanka's main sea port and slowing the distribution of other tsunami relief aid, a government official said yesterday.
 arrow Militants link ME truce deal with guarantee of their political role
The future shape of Palestinian politics stole the spotlight from wrangling over a truce with Israel in factional talks in Cairo, as Islamists conditioned a ceasefire on guarantees of a role in the national
 arrow Iraq insecurity rife two years after invasion
Violence and insecurity hold sway over much of Iraq two years after the US-led invasion, despite burgeoning Iraqi security forces and the continued presence of 150,000 foreign troops, mostly Americans.
 arrow Red Cross warns states practising torture
"Nobody is above the law" which bans torture, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned Wednesday at the UN commission on human rights.
 arrow Powerful blasts kill 29 in China
At least 29 people were killed when a double-decker bus collided with a truck loaded with firecrackers and explosives and exploded in eastern China's Jiangxi Province early yesterday.
 arrow 'Bush, Blair force Berlusconi to backtrack on Iraq pullout'
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlus-coni was forced by Washington and London Wednesday to backtrack on his surprise announcement that Italian troops would start leaving Iraq in September, the Italian
 arrow Syria completes first phase of pullback
Syria completed the first phase of its troop pullout from Lebanon yesterday, bringing Damascus closer to meeting US and Lebanese opposition demands that it quit the neighbour it has dominated for three
 arrow US won't slam China on HR at UN meet
For the first time in more than a decade, the United States is not to propose a motion criticising China at this year's session of the UN human rights commission, a member of the US delegation said yesterday.
 arrow Uk foils high-tech bank robbery attempt
Police foiled what could have been one of Britain's biggest bank heists ever, after a gang tried to hack into computers at the London branch of the Sumitomo Mitsui bank group to steal 220 million pounds
 
   
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