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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Bangladesh commemorates tragedy victims, survivors seek compensation

DHAKA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — Survivors and their loved ones on Thursday marked the six-month anniversary of Bangladesh’s worst- ever industrial tragedy, while many families express anger and annoyance due to lack of proper aid. Rana Plaza, an eight-story building housing five garment factories crumbled into a cement grave on April 24 in Savar on […]

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Primark pays more compensation to Bangladesh factory victims

Berlin, Oct. 24 (Reuters) — Primark will make another compensation payment to victims of the Rana Plaza factory disaster in Bangladesh, the discount clothing chain said on Thursday, calling on other international brands to follow suit. The collapse of Rana Plaza on April 24 that killed 1,129 people has galvanized some of the clothing industry’s […]

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Rallies banned, paramilitary soldiers deployed in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — Paramilitary soldiers have been deployed in Bangladesh’s premier seaport city Chittagong and elsewhere in the country to thwart any untoward incident over the opposition’s plans to hold rallies defying police bans. Border Guard Bangladesh(BGB, formerly known as BDR ) troops guard strategic points of Chittagong, some 242 km southeast of […]

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World Bank says Bangladesh’s GDP growth decelerates to 6 pct

The Bangladesh Development Update October 2013 notes that GDP growth in FY13 decelerated, for the second year in a row, to six percent. Disruptions caused by political strife, deepening political tensions relating to the impending political transition and the inadequate improvements in the provision of power, gas and infrastructure were the key factors in the growth […]

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Major ILO programme aims to make Bangladesh garment industry safer

DHAKA, Oct. 22 (ILO News) — The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have launched a USD $24.21 million initiative – including a new Better Work programme – aimed at improving working conditions in the ready-made garment (RMG) industry in Bangladesh. The three-and-a-half year initiative, ‘Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-Made […]

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Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserve hits all-time high

By Sheuli Akter, DHAKA, Oct. 22  (NsNewsWire) — Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserve hit an all-time high of over 17 billion U.S. dollars on the back of an increase in exports and inflow of remittances ahead of the biggest Islamic religious festival, said an official Tuesday. AFM Asaduzzaman, senior spokesman of Bangladesh Bank, told NsNewsWire that the country’s “foreign […]

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নির্বাচনকালীন সরকারের পাল্টা প্রস্তাব খালেদার

বিসমিল্লাহির রাহমানির রাহিম প্রিয় সাংবাদিক বন্ধুগণ, আসসালামু আলাইকুম। জাতীয় জীবনের এই ক্রান্তিকালে আমি আপনাদের মাধ্যমে প্রিয় দেশবাসীর উদ্দেশে কিছু কথা বলতে চাই। আজ এমন এক সময়, যখন আমাদেরকে ঠিক করতে হবে, আমরা তারা গণতন্ত্র নাকি স্বৈরশাসনকে বেছে নেবো। দেশের অবস্থা সম্পর্কে আপনারা জানেন। গত কয়েক বছরে একের পর এক ঘটে গেছে নানান মর্মান্তিক ঘটনা। রানা প্লাজা […]

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