Robi aid for gov’t Labour Welfare Fund

DHAKA, Nov. 11 (Robi Press Release) — Chief Human Resources Officer of Robi Axiata Limited Matiul Islam Nowshad Monday handed over a cheque to Minister, Ministry of Labor & Employment, Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju, as the company’s contribution to the Labour Welfare Fund. Robi paid out 5 percent of its gross profit to the employee of […]

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China worried over Bangladesh political brawl

 DHAKA, Nov. 11 (nsnewswire) — China has expressed its worry over Bangladesh political brawl. In a statement issued on Saturday, Li Jun, ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Bangladesh, said: “The same as Bangladesh people, I am deeply worried about the recent development of the political situation.” “I hope that the two prominent political parties […]

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Bangladesh Violence Closes 100 Garment Factories

DHAKA, Bangladesh November 11, 2013 (AP) –Garment workers demanding higher pay have clashed with police and attacked factories in an industrial belt on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital. The workers have rejected a proposed 5,300 takas ($66.25) monthly minimum wage, a raise by 77 percent. They demand 8,114 takas ($100) instead. Industrial Police Director Mustafizur […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines destruction ‘absolute bedlam’

”We are so very hungry and thirsty” one survivor told the BBC’s Jon Donnison in Tacloban The head of the Red Cross in the Philippines has described the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan as “absolute bedlam”. Up to 10,000 people are believed to have died in Tacloban city and hundreds elsewhere. Hundreds of thousands of […]

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বাংলাদেশী, যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের বৈমানিকগণ কোপ সাউথ ১৪-এর জন্য দলবদ্ধ হলেন

ঢাকা, ১১ই নভেম্বর — আঞ্চলিক দুর্যোগে আরো ভালোভাবে সাড়া দিতে যুক্তরাষ্ট্র ও বাংলাদেশ বিমান বাহিনী নভেম্বর ৯ – ১৩, ২০১৩ বাংলাদেশ বিমান বাহিনী ঘাঁটি বঙ্গবন্ধুতে অনুষ্ঠিতব্য কোপ সাউথ ১৪ অনুশীলনে একসংগে প্রশিক্ষণ করবে। এ বছর নিয়ে তৃতীয় বারের মতো যুক্তরাষ্ট্র ও বাংলাদেশ কোপ সাউথের জন্য একসংগে প্রশিক্ষণ করবে এবং এ বছর বাংলাদেশ সরকারের আমন্ত্রণে যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের […]

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BANGLADESHI, U.S. AIRMEN TEAM UP FOR COPE SOUTH 14

DHAKA, Nov. 11  (U.S. Embassy Press Release)  The U.S. and Bangladesh Air Forces will train side-by-side to better respond to regional disasters during exercise “Cope South 14” at Bangladesh Air Force Base Bangabandhu, Bangladesh, November 9 – 13, 2013. This is the third year that United States and Bangladesh have trained together for Cope South […]

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Siddikur survives nervous finish to win Indian Open

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) — Bangladeshi Siddikur claimed a nerve-wracking one-stroke victory over local hopes S.S.P. Chowrasia and Anirban Lahiri at the 50th Indian Open golf tournament here Sunday for his second career title on the Asian Tour. Leading by four overnight, Siddikur made life difficult for himself with a wobbly final round of […]

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China: Better Friends with Bloomberg News than Reuters

China has better relationships with some news organizations than others, because the restrictive country doesn’t hesitate to toss out the ones that defy it. For example, Bloomberg recently killed two stories for fear of getting evicted, and a Reuters journalist was denied a visa over his past misgivings. So things go in China. The New York […]

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