Assaulting reporters must be condemned

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/8/14 20:10:42 Fu Guohao, a reporter from Global Times’ website, was illegally seized by radical demonstrators at the Hong Kong International Airport around midnight Tuesday while performing reporting tasks. After being subjected to violent treatment, including being tied and beaten, Fu was rescued by the Hong Kong police and sent to the […]

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Bangladesh observes National Mourning Day

With the national flag down at half-mast, Bangladesh is observing the National Mourning Day on Thursday, marking the 44th anniversary of the assassination of the country’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.    The day began with President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paying homage to the father of the nation by placing wreaths […]

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Fire guts Bangladesh plastic factory

A major fire gutted a plastic factory in the old part of Bangladesh capital Dhaka on late Wednesday night, no casualty has been reported yet.    The fire broke out in a single-storey tin-shed house in old Dhaka’s Lalbagh Posta area at round 11:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday night, reports Xinhua.    “Sixteen units of fire […]

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Bangladesh Embassy in Hanoi observes National Mourning Day

Bangladesh Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam has observed today the National Mourning Day of Bangladesh & 44th Martyrdom Anniversary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with due solemnity and manner. To pay tribute to this Day, National Flag was flown in a half-mast. A discussion programme took place where Guest of Honour was […]

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Bangladesh to Brooklyn, a Clothing Exchange Inspires Climate Action

by Nandita Ahmed When the saris return from the Bangladeshi village of Katakhali to the United States, they are well worn: They smell of smoke, from time their owners spent cooking over open fires, and small burns dot their fronts. Mud from unpaved streets stains the hems. And the soft cotton has become more so—thinner, […]

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AIIB, EBRD and BSTDB co-finance expansion of Turkey’s largest geothermal plant

Three major development banks are helping Turkey diversify its energy mix with an investment adding close to 100 MW in capacity to EFELER, the country’s largest geothermal power plant.  The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) are contributing to […]

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Bangladesh allows exports of rawhide

Rawhide and skins from animals sacrificed during Eid al-Adha can now be exported, Bangladeshi Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said Wednesday. The development comes after prices have dropped significantly this year after the Muslim religious festival when people sacrificed millions of animals such as sheep, cows, goats and camels on the sacred day here on Aug. 12, […]

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Bull boasts record price for sacrifice in Bangladesh

by Naim-Ul-Karim Hundreds of people have been clicking selfies with Juboraj, or Prince, a giant bull that is being offered for sacrifice on the occasion of Eid al-Adha at a record price of 4 mln taka, or about 50,000 U.S. dollars reports Xinhua. Juboraj is drawing extra attention of customers and visitors at the market. […]

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Israel must stop harassing Palestinian journalist and grant him permanent residency

Israeli authorities have been detaining Palestinian journalist Mustafa Al-Kharouf since 22nd January and tried to deport him to Jordan on 21st July. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) have condemned the actions as serious violations of Al-Kharouf’s fundamental rights and called on Israel to stop obstructing Palestinian […]

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