Adidas joins European-led effort on Bangladesh factories

DHAKA, Nov. 1 (nsnewswire) — Sporting goods maker Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) has signed a pact to promote the safety of garment workers in Bangladesh, picking a European-led initiative over a rival U.S. drive, it said on Tuesday. Adidas said although it had only limited production in Bangladesh, it thought that signing the Accord on Fire […]

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Amidst new violence in Bangladesh, UN chief urges restraint, respect for rule of law

DHAKA,  Oct. 31 (nsnewswire) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned about the latest wave of deadly violence in Bangladesh ahead of parliamentary elections due by January. “He calls on all concerned to respect the rule of law, exercise restraint and to express their views peacefully,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement. Mr. Ban is hopeful that the recent […]

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PM lays foundation stone of first-ever metro rail project

DHAKA, Oct. 31 (nsnewswire) — Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid the foundation stone of the country’s first-ever metro rail project  scheduled to be implemented in three phases by 2022. The foundation laying ceremony took place in Gazipur on the outskirts of capital Dhaka on Thursday evening. Bangladesh in February this year signed a loan […]

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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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