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 Grameenphone Q3 revenue up nearly 10 pct

DHAKA, Oct. 26 (nsnewswire) — Grameenphone Ltd. (GP) reported BDT 25.0 billion revenues for the 3rd quarter of 2013, 9.4% increase from the same period of 2012. GP managed this growth amid competition, sluggish economic activity, apprehension of political unrest and respite from strong tailwind of EID festivity. The growth is attributed to increase in […]

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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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Second Bangladesh-New Zealand cricket Test also drawn as play abandoned

DHAKA, Oct. 25 (nsnewswire) — The second and final Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand ended in a draw on Friday on Day 5 as peristent rain since morning washed out the fifth and final day’s play without a single ball being bowled, t. The two–match Test series, however, ended 0-0 after the first Test at Chittagong also ended […]

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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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100 MEMBER BANGLADESH YOUTH DELEGATION CALL ON PRESIDENT

  DHAKA, Oct. 24 ( Indian High Commission Press Release) — A youth delegation of 100 members from Bangladesh called on the President today (October 24, 2013) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Welcoming the delegation, the President said that India and Bangladesh have a common history, heritage and culture. The bondage between the two countries is deep rooted. […]

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Poland’s Pedagogical University establishes Yunus Institute of Social Business

DHAKA, Oct. 24 (nsnewswire) — A leading Polish university will set up a Yunus Institute of Social Business. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has recently signed  an agreement with the Pedagogical University in Warsaw Poland to set up Yunus Institute of Social Business  at the university.  The agreement was signed on Oct. 23. Yunus Institute of Social […]

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