4th edition of BR Summit in Hongkong set for next month

HONG KONG, Aug. 16 (NsNewsWire) — Thousands of officials and businesses are set to exchange insights on multilateral co-operation and explore concrete business opportunities as the 4th edition of Belt and Road Summit in Hongkong kicks off next month. The mega event will bring together about 80 renowned scholars to speak at the summit events […]

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Bangladesh observes National Mourning Day

With the national flag down at half-mast, Bangladesh is observing the National Mourning Day on Thursday, marking the 44th anniversary of the assassination of the country’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.    The day began with President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paying homage to the father of the nation by placing wreaths […]

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Fire guts Bangladesh plastic factory

A major fire gutted a plastic factory in the old part of Bangladesh capital Dhaka on late Wednesday night, no casualty has been reported yet.    The fire broke out in a single-storey tin-shed house in old Dhaka’s Lalbagh Posta area at round 11:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday night, reports Xinhua.    “Sixteen units of fire […]

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Bangladesh Embassy in Hanoi observes National Mourning Day

Bangladesh Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam has observed today the National Mourning Day of Bangladesh & 44th Martyrdom Anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with due solemnity and manner. To pay tribute to this Day, National Flag was flown in a half-mast. A discussion programme took place where Guest of Honour was […]

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Bangladesh to Brooklyn, a Clothing Exchange Inspires Climate Action

by Nandita Ahmed When the saris return from the Bangladeshi village of Katakhali to the United States, they are well worn: They smell of smoke, from time their owners spent cooking over open fires, and small burns dot their fronts. Mud from unpaved streets stains the hems. And the soft cotton has become more so—thinner, […]

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Bull boasts record price for sacrifice in Bangladesh

by Naim-Ul-Karim Hundreds of people have been clicking selfies with Juboraj, or Prince, a giant bull that is being offered for sacrifice on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at a record price of 4 mln taka, or about 50,000 U.S. dollars reports Xinhua. Juboraj is drawing extra attention of customers and visitors at the market. […]

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Israel must stop harassing Palestinian journalist and grant him permanent residency

Israeli authorities have been detaining Palestinian journalist Mustafa Al-Kharouf since 22nd January and tried to deport him to Jordan on 21st July. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) have condemned the actions as serious violations of Al-Kharouf’s fundamental rights and called on Israel to stop obstructing Palestinian […]

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Dengue claims 29 lives, infects nearly 35,000 in Bangladesh

In the span of less than 8 months, the mosquito-borne Dengue fever has claimed 29 lives and infected some 35,000 persons across Bangladesh. Based on the latest record of the the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), dengue prevalence has reached an alarming situation, with a total of 34,666 cases and 29 deaths from Jan. 1 to […]

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World breastfeeding week: supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workplace through Mothers@Work initiative

DHAKA, Aug. 8 (NsNewsWire) — To mark World Breastfeeding Week 2019, the International Labour Organization (ILO) reiterates its strong commitment to supporting and promoting breastfeeding in the workplace. The occasion also gives an opportunity to look back at how garment factories in Bangladesh are making a real difference to nursing mothers in the workplace, supported by […]

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