World Bank to support 4.5 million Bangladeshi poor students to continue secondary level education

DHAKA, Febr. 26 (NsNewsWire) — The Government of Bangladesh signed today a US$ 265 million additional financing agreement with the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s concessional arm, for the ongoing Secondary Education Quality and Access Enhancement Project. The financing will help annually 4.5 million poor rural children in 215 upazilas across the country […]

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Divided Thailand faces warnings of civil war

DHAKA, Feb. 26 (NsNewsWire) — Thailand risks sliding into civil war after a wave of political violence in which 22 people have been killed, officials warned Tuesday, as the unrest claimed the life of a fourth child. Near-daily gun and grenade attacks in protest-hit Bangkok have raised concerns that a nearly four-month-old political crisis is […]

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Aarong chief receives international women’s leadership award

DHAKA, Feb. 25 (NsNewsWire) — Tamara Hasan Abed, senior director of BRAC Enterprises, was honoured with the Outstanding Women Leadership Award by the World Women Leadership Congress on 14 February in Mumbai, India. “I am truly privileged to receive this award and to be considered among successful women leaders. I would like to accept this […]

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India and Bangladesh Discuss Textile Sector Cooperation

DHAKA, Feb. 25 (NsNewsWire) — The first meeting of the Joint Working Group for Textile Cooperation will be held in Dhaka on 27th February 2014. An MOU on Textile Sector collaboration was signed between India and Bangladesh in August, 2013 when Mr. Abdul Latif Siddique, the then Hon’ble Minister for Textiles and Jute of Bangladesh […]

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Militant killed in shootout with Bangladesh police hours into recapture

DHAKA, Feb. 24 (NsNewsWire) — The condemned militant, who was recaptured hours after escaping from police van, was killed in a shootout with law enforcers in central Tangail district early Monday. Rakib Hasan of the banned Islamic militant group — Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) — was on death row for murdering a medicine trader, reports Xinhua. […]

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Virat Kohli-led Team India arrives in Bangladesh for Asia Cup

DHAKA, Feb. 24 (NsNewsWire) — The Indian cricket squad, led by Virat Kohli arrived in Dhaka on Sunday for the Asia Cup cricket tournament which begins at Fatullah on February 25. The Indian team arrived in Dhaka this afternoon from Mumbai, reports NDTV. Kohli is leading the side in the absence of regular skipper Mahendra […]

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China Overtakes India as Top Gold Consumer

DHAKA, Feb. 18 (NsNewsWire) — Gold’s wild ride has shaken investors. But in China, buyers just keep stepping up to the plate. Chinese demand for gold bars, coins and jewelry soared by 32% to record levels in 2013, even as the price of gold slumped 28%, reports The Wall Street Journal. The surge in buying […]

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SKorean roof collapse kills 10 at college meeting

GYEONGJU, Feb. 18 South Korea (NsNewsWire) — Emergency staff worked through the night in snow and sleet to pull survivors from the debris of an auditorium whose roof collapsed under the weight of snow, killing 10 people and injuring 100, most of them recently enrolled freshmen of a South Korean university, officials said Tuesday. The […]

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US to shift Bangladesh aid away from politicians

The United States said Tuesday it will curtail aid that benefits Bangladeshi politicians and redirect it to address labor and other concerns amid frustration over the country’s prolonged political infighting. Nisha Biswal, the assistant secretary of state for South Asia, reiterated US calls for new elections after a January 5 vote boycotted by the opposition. […]

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