Bangladesh customs seizes 170 gold bars

By Sheuli Akter DHAKA, Oct. 30 (NsNewsWire) — Just one day after seizing 146 gold bars, customs officials in Bangladesh’s main airport in capital Dhaka Wednesday morning again seized 24 gold bars weighing about 3 kilograms from an arriving passenger from Saudi Arabia, an official said. Nazma Zabin, assistant commissioner of the Customs Intelligence Department, […]

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Bangladesh makes notable progress in reforms for easy business start:WB

DHAKA, Oct. 29 (nsneweswire) — A new World Bank Group report says that Bangladesh has made notable progress in reforms that make it easier to start and run a business in the country.  The report, Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises,released today from Washington analyzes regulations that apply to businesses during their life cycle, […]

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Three dead, scores injured in Bangladeshi hartal violence

DHAKA, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) — At least three politicians were dead and scores including cops injured in stray incidents of violence in the early hours of Bangladesh’s opposition enforced countrywide 60-hour non-stop strike which began on Sunday morning, sources said. They said a leader of ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) was killed […]

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Online ‘Halal’ sex shop opens in Turkey

By James Reynolds and Zeynep Erdim BBC News, Istanbul. The front page of the Helal Sex Shop website is designed not to give fright. It features separate, generic silhouettes of a man and a woman in a headscarf. Browsers are directed to different pages for men and women. They are offered a range of condoms, […]

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Bangladesh politics focused on 2 moms, and 2 sons

By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press, DHAKA, Bangladesh—The future of Bangladesh depends on two men who don’t live there, both heirs apparent to the South Asian nation’s most powerful political dynasties. One is a technology consultant who lives in the U.S. with his American wife and young daughter. The other is reportedly studying for a law […]

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Bangladesh PM calls opposition for dialogue, withdrawal of 60-hour strike

DHAKA, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasian and her arch rival Khaleda Zia held phone talks on Saturday, the first direct conversation between the two leaders of the South Asian country’s politics since January, 2009 when her cabinet took oath of office. They held talks to pave the way for dialogue between […]

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Bangladesh’s ruling, opposition chiefs likely to talk on phone

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called Opposition leader Khaldea Zia this afternoon to invite her to a dialogue over polls-time government “but failed to reach”, PM’s press secretary said. “The prime minister called the opposition leader at her red phone at 1:15pm but could not talk with her as no-one picked up the phone for […]

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Bangladesh opposition calls three-day hartal, violence leaves 3 dead

DHAKA, Oct. 25 (nsnewswire) — Ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia party has  called a three-day nationwide dawn-to-dusk  non-stop strike form Sunday morning to press home its demand for restoration of a non-party caretaker government system to oversee the national elections slated for early 2014. Khaleda Zia, main opposition party chief, announced the strike at a grand rally in capital Dhaka Friday evening,  slapping […]

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