Monica Lewinsky breaks decade-long media silence

The one-time White House intern whose affair with President Bill Clinton led to his impeachment in the US Senate has broken her long silence in the media. In Vanity Fair magazine, Monica Lewinsky, 40, writes that she deeply regrets the fling. The president “took advantage” of her, she writes, though she describes their relationship as […]

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Hasina concerned over Modi’s remarks on Bangladeshi infiltrators

NEW DELHI, May 6 (NsNewsWire) — Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed concern over the BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi’s statement that Bangladeshi infiltrators in India must go back to their country, telling her close aides in a private meeting that the comment was unnecessary and unwarranted. Such statements do not contribute to […]

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Solar home systems lighting up rural homes and shops in Bangladesh

DHAKA, April 27 (Xinhua) — The Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development II (RERED II) Project is continuing to provide access to electricity in rural areas of Bangladesh through renewable energy sources. The project has provided access to electricity to over 377,000 households in remote rural areas where grid electricity cannot reach easily. Every month […]

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Bangladesh becomes new customer for Saskatchewan potash

Saskatchewan has a new customer for the province’s potash. A contract with Bangladesh worth US$40 million will see Canpotex Ltd. supply 120,000 metric tonnes of potash to the Asian country in the next year. There’s also an option worth another US$20 million for an additional 60,000 metric tonnes of the pink mineral used in fertilizer. […]

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Rana Plaza Victims Urgently Need Assistance, says Human Rights Watch

Bangkok, April 23 (NsNewsWire) — Survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income, Human Rights Watch said today. International companies that sourced garments from five factories operating in the Rana Plaza building are not contributing enough to the financial trust fund […]

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PM invited to join China-South Asia Expo

DHAKA, March 30 (NsNewsWire) — Visiting Yunnan Province Governor Li Jiheng has invited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to join the China-South Asia Expo to be held in Kunming in the first week of June this year. Yunnan Governor Jiheng , who is currently on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh, handed over an official invitation […]

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China deploys satellites as search area expands for missing Malaysian jet

DHAKA, March 11 (NsNewsWire) — The search area for a missing jetliner expanded on Tuesday with Malaysian Airlines saying the western coast of the country is now the focus of the hunt, as China deployed 10 satellites to help in the massive multinational effort to find the Boeing 777. In a statement Tuesday, Malaysian Airlines […]

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