MPs-elect to take oath tomorrow

DHAKA, Jan. 8 (NsNewsWire) — All the 292 MPs-elect belonging to the ruling Bangladesh Awami League, 10 other parties and independent category will take oath (tomorrow) Thursday. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will administer oath to the MPs-elect on Jan. 5, as per constitutional guidelines, sources said. They said all MPs-elect have expressed their eagerness to […]

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PCB concerned about team’s security in Bangladesh: Sethi

LAHORE, Jan. 8 (NsNewsWire) — Caretaker chairman PCB Najam Sethi has expressed concerns regarding Pakistan cricket team’s security in Bangladesh and is seeking advice from the foreign office on the issue. Talking to reporters at Lahore airport he said that PCB was skeptical about sending the Pakistan cricket team to Bangladesh for the Asia Cup […]

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Nearly a dozen opposition leaders detained in Bangladesh post-polls crackdown

By Naim-Ul-Karim DHAKA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) — Nearly a dozen senior leaders of ex- Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) were detained in Bangladesh post-polls crackdown on opposition in capital Dhaka on Tuesday. “The Detective Branch of Bangladesh Police picked up seven BNP leaders but later on four of them were released,” said […]

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Rural Poor in Bangladesh Empowered to Dream of a New Life

DHAKA, Jan. 7 (NsNewsWire) — The Empowerment and Livelihood Improvement “Nuton Jibon” Project is in line with Government of Bangladesh’s vision of pro-poor growth, reduced vulnerability and human development. The project aims to improve the lives and livelihoods of poor families in rural areas while building their resilience to climate variability, natural hazards and other […]

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Post-polls violence leaves 5 dead, dozens injured‏

DHAKA, Jan. 6 (NsNewsWire) — At least three people were killed and about two dozen others injured in clashes between supporters of rival candidates of Sunday’s general elections in Dohar sub-district of capital Dhaka Monday morning, police said. “Three people including father and son were killed as supporters of the rival candidates clashed with lethal […]

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Bangladesh vote begins amid opposition’s boycott calls

Polling stations in Bangladesh opened Sunday morning for controversial parliament elections boycotted by the main opposition party which enforced non-stop countrywide strike and blockade. About 18,000 polling stations set in schools and other public buildings opened at 8:00 a.m. local time and would last till 4 p.m. reports Xinhua. The election has already seen 153 […]

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“আমি দেশবাসীকে নির্বাচনের নামে ৫ জানুয়ারীর এই কলংকময় প্রহসন পুরোপুরি বর্জনের আহবান জানাচ্ছি”

ঢাকা, জানুয়ারি ৩, (এনএসনিউজওয়্যার) — ১৮ দলীয় জোটের প্রধান বেগম খালেদা জিয়া বলেন, “আমি দেশবাসীকে নির্বাচনের নামে ৫ জানুয়ারীর এই কলংকময় প্রহসন পুরোপুরি বর্জনের আহবান জানাচ্ছি। এই প্রহসনকে দেশে-বিদেশে কোথাও কেউ নির্বাচন হিসেবে বৈধতা দিবে না। এর মাধ্যমে বৈধতার খোলস ছেড়ে অবৈধ মূর্ত্তিতে আবির্ভূত হবে আওয়ামী লীগ সরকার।” সংবাদপত্রে প্রকাশ ও সংবাদ-মাধ্যমে প্রচারের জন্য বিএনপি […]

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U.S. to inquire whether Khaleda under house arrest

Washington, Jan. 3 (NsNewsWire) — The U.S. government will inquire into the whereabouts of the leader of the opposition in Bangladesh to make sure whether the ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia really remained under house arrest since the last week. “I don’t think that I do. I can check with our team and see – I […]

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374 workers die in workplace accidents in 2013 (excluding Rana Plaza)

by Jasim Katabi DHAKA, Jan. 2 (NsNewsWire) — At least 374 workers died at workplace accidents excluding Rana Plaza collapse that killed 1134 people (officially confirmed) in the country in 2013 (1 January to 31 December), says a survey report of Safety and Rights, an NGO, today. The survey shows that during the year, 374 […]

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