10 sentenced to death over 2001 Bangladesh political rally attack

A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced 10 militants to death over a bomb attack at a political rally of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) in 2001 that killed at least five people, reports Xinhua.    Judge Md Robiul Islam of the Metropolitan Session Special Tribunal announced the verdict in a packed courtroom amid tight security, […]

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Bangladesh holds cultural event to celebrate Chinese New Year

A Chinese dance and music show was held on Thursday in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year.    Dozens of artists from China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region performed in the event to greet the upcoming Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Jan. 25.    The spectacular […]

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Bangladesh’s main bourse sees biggest gain

Bangladesh’s main bourse skyrocketed with the key index surging more than 5 percent Sunday, the biggest gains since 2013.    Statistics available on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) website showed the main gauge of the market (DSEX), which was introduced in January, 2013, surged Sunday 232.23 points, or 5.596 percent to close at 4,382.06 points […]

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Annual conference of Chinese Hexing held in Bangladesh

Annual Conference of Hexing Bangladesh held at Dhaka with the spirit of working for the development of Bangladesh. Simon Ye, Regional CEO; Leo Xu, Regional Director; Peter Pan, Project Director, and high officials from power distribution utilities like BPDB, DPDC, DESCO were present at the conference. The objective of the Annual conference of Hexing has […]

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Telenor Group announces CEO changes in Asian subsidiariesTGTelenor Group

      Telenor Group today announces new Chief Executive Officers in three of its Asian subsidiaries; Telenor Myanmar, dtac in Thailand and Grameenphone in Bangladesh. Sharad Mehrotra, CEO of Telenor Myanmar, has been appointed the new CEO of dtac, Telenor Group’s mobile operator in Thailand. He replaces Alexandra Reich, who is seeking new leadership opportunities. […]

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Chinese New Year celebration held in Bangladeshi capital

A Chinese New Year celebration ceremony was held in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Wednesday night with artists from China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region giving performance to entertain the audience, reports Xinhua. Dignitaries including Bangladeshi Education Minister Dipu Moni and Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming, among others, attended the ceremony. The Chinese embassy in collaboration […]

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No corporal punishment would make Bangabandhu proud

by Sir Frank Peters 2020 is the year of Bangabandhu. A year to be celebrated, cherished, and remembered by all. On March 17, 100years ago, the umbilical cord to his loving mother was severed and the baby destined to achieve international notoriety and greatness as a man drew his first breath on the soil of […]

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Int’l expos on garment, packaging, printing industry kick off in Bangladesh

Four concurrent exhibitions on garment, packaging and printing industry kicked off on Wednesday in the Bangladesh capital with the aim of bringing the sector insiders under one roof, reports Xinhua on Jan. 15.    Organizers said the exhibitions — 19th GARMENTECH Bangladesh 2020, 11th Garment Accessories and Packaging Exposition (GAPEXPO), 11th Int’l Yarn & Fabric […]

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50 die as cold spell continues in Bangladesh

A total of 50 people died in parts of Bangladesh due to the ongoing cold spell accompanied by chilly wind and drizzles since November, reports Xinhua.    The figure was reported by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health on Thursday.    Ayesha Akhter, assistant director at DGHS, told Xinhua […]

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