Int’l expos on garment, packaging, printing industry kick off in Bangladesh

Four concurrent exhibitions on garment, packaging and printing industry kicked off on Wednesday in the Bangladesh capital with the aim of bringing the sector insiders under one roof, reports Xinhua on Jan. 15.    Organizers said the exhibitions — 19th GARMENTECH Bangladesh 2020, 11th Garment Accessories and Packaging Exposition (GAPEXPO), 11th Int’l Yarn & Fabric […]

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50 die as cold spell continues in Bangladesh

A total of 50 people died in parts of Bangladesh due to the ongoing cold spell accompanied by chilly wind and drizzles since November, reports Xinhua.    The figure was reported by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health on Thursday.    Ayesha Akhter, assistant director at DGHS, told Xinhua […]

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China’s governance system, modernization process offer lessons for other countries: Bangladeshi politicians

Bangladeshi veteran politicians have praised China’s governance system and modernization process, saying China’s development strategies offer lessons for other countries, reports Xinhua.   Praises have poured in from Bangladeshi Planning Minister MA Mannan while speaking at the event titled “Modernization of System and Capacity for Governance – A Chinese experience” here on Sunday.    The Bangladesh-China […]

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Australia announces Jermy Bruer new High Commissioner in Bangladesh

The following is the full and unedited text of a media release which was received here Tuesday from Australian Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women: “Today I announce the appointment of Mr Jeremy Bruer as Australia’s next High Commissioner to Bangladesh. Mr Bruer will arrive in Bangladesh in […]

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Pakistani experts see great economic potential of SAARC

   Pakistani experts are of the view that a regional grouping has a great potential for economic cooperation if political issues are not allowed to affect its working, reports Xinhua.    They argue that rivalry between Pakistan and India has hindered activities of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), which was launched in […]

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Bangladesh Needs Climate Smart Investments for Higher Agricultural Growth: World Bank

Climate change and sea-level rise pose a serious threat to Bangladesh’s impressive growth in agricultural productivity. To address impacts of climate change on agriculture as well as to prioritize investments to improve productivity, resilience and mitigation in the agriculture sector, the government of Bangladesh and the World Bank today launched the Climate Smart Agriculture Investment […]

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13th South Asian Games concludes as India tops table with 174 gold

The 13th South Asian Games (SAG) 2019 concluded here on Tuesday evening with India gaining the top spot with 312 medals including 174 gold, reports Xinhua.   Sending a video message on Tuesday, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli extended gratitude to all for making the 13th SAG a grand success. He said that the event […]

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Legislation guaranteeing citizenship to immigrants evokes protests in India

  Protests were reported from India’s northeastern states of Assam and Tripura on Tuesday against the “Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB)” which was passed in the parliament’s lower house  Lok Sabha on Monday night, reports Xinhua.   The protesters, who set ablaze a number of vehicles and a market in Tripura, demanded withdrawal of the bill.   A […]

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China brushes aside U.S. concerns over BRI

The following is the full and unedited text of a statement which Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming issued here in capital Dhaka on Tuesday:  “Proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) has been a trending word that frequents news headlines all around the globe, even more so […]

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