Towards Resilient Livelihoods and Disaster Preparedness

DHAKA, March 11 (NsNewsWire) — The World Bank is supporting the Government of Bangladesh through the Emergency Cyclone Recovery and Restoration Project (ECRRP) to help restore the lives and livelihoods of people in the coastal belt of Bangladesh affected by the Cyclone Sidr and Cyclone Alia in 2007 and 2009 respectively and build long-term disaster […]

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BSF gives list of 66 terror camps to Bangladesh

DHAKA, March 10 (NsNewsWire) — The BSF has handed over a list of 66 camps of north-east insurgents to the Border Guard Bangladesh, seeking actions against them. “We have requested our counterparts in Bangladesh for cooperation in dismantling the camps of insurgents from the region. We have handed over a list of 66 camps that […]

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Bangladesh all ready to host World T20

DHAKA, March 10 (NsNewsWire) — The roads leading to the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium are unfailing reminders that the World T20 — set to be held in Bangladesh between March 16 and April 6 — is upon us. There are billboards, arches, and a countdown-clock outside the Stadium emblazoned with the logo of the mega event. According […]

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Russia ready to continue dialogue with Ukraine, West abuzz over sanctions

MOSCOW, March 9 (NsNewsWire) — Russia said Saturday it was willing to continue dialogue with the current Ukrainian authorities, while western countries were abuzz over forming alliance against Russia and threatening to resort to sanctions. “We are ready to continue the dialogue on the understanding that the dialogue must be honest, partnership-like, without attempts to […]

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Missing Malaysia Airlines plane ‘may have turned back’

DHAKA, March 9 (NsNewsWire) — Radar signals show a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than 24 hours may have turned back, Malaysian officials have said. Rescue teams looking for the plane have now widened their search area, reports BBC. Investigators are also checking CCTV footage of two passengers who are believed […]

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Bangladesh accused of crimes against humanity

Dhaka, March 8 (NsNewsWire) — Bangladesh – Allegations of murder, torture and forced disappearances are being levelled at Bangladesh’s government in a case under review by the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. With violence escalating around the widely criticised January 5 election , European human rights group the International Coalition for […]

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H&M creates a new paradigm for skilled labour in Bangladesh

DHAKA, March 8 (NsNewsWire) — H&M has announced its commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) as part of its goal to make continuous and lasting improvements for the garment industry in Bangladesh. The company will invest in skills training that will benefit an estimated 5000 individuals by 2016. H&M plays an important role […]

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Remittances hover around 10 percent of GDP

DHAKA, March 5 (Xinhua) — Remittances in Bangladesh now stand around 10 percent of GDP, rising from 5.0 percent of GDP in the beginning of 2000s, said the central bank chief. Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman said Tuesday in a conference that over the past 4 years (FY 2009-13), remittance inflows in Bangladesh have grown […]

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