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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Professor Yunus lectures students on social business

DHAKA, Oct. 23 (nsnewswire) — Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus during his recent visit to Poland has spoken  at a workshop on Social Business where 100 university students from around the world participated. News and Photo Courtesy:Yunus Center

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Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Anderson ton steers visitors

DHAKA, Oct. 23 (nsnewswire) — Young all-rounder Corey Anderson hit a patient maiden Test century in demanding conditions to steer New Zealand towards a good position on the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka Wednesday despite a five-wicket haul for Shakib al-Hassan. Strongly-built lefthander Anderson hit 116 runs to becom the […]

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ADB Provides Additional Financing for Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection

DHAKA, Oct. 23  (nsnewswire) —  The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh today signed a loan agreement for $12 million in additional financing for a cross-border electricity initiative between Bangladesh and India. Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD) and M. Teresa Kho, Country Director for ADB’s Bangladesh Resident Mission, […]

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SIGNING OF THE BANGLADESH-US COUNTERTERRORISM COOPERATION INITIATIVE

DHAKA, Oct.  22 (nsnewswire) — Today, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan Mozena and Ministry of Home Affairs Senior Secretary C. Q. K. Mustaq Ahmed signed the Bangladesh-US Counterterrorism Cooperation Initiative at the Ministry of Home Affairs. The objective of the initiative is to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation between the United States and Bangladesh as an important […]

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বাংলাদেশ-যুক্তরাষ্ট্র সন্ত্রাসবিরোধী সহযোগিতা উদ্যোগ স্বাক্ষর

ঢাকা, ২২শে অক্টোবর – আজ বাংলাদেশে যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের রাষ্ট্রদূত ড্যান মজীনা ও স্বরাষ্ট্র মন্ত্রণালয়ের ঊর্ধ্বতন সচিব সি.কিউ.কে. মুশতাক আহমেদ স্বরাষ্ট্র মন্ত্রণালয়ে বাংলাদেশ-যুক্তরাষ্ট্র সন্ত্রাসবিরোধী সহযোগিতা উদ্যোগ স্বাক্ষর করেন। এই উদ্যোগের লক্ষ্য হলো যুক্তরাষ্ট্র ও বাংলাদেশের মধ্যে সন্ত্রাসবিরোধী সহযোগিতার উন্নয়ন করা যা আমাদের দ্বিপাক্ষিক অংশীদারিত্ব ও সম্পর্কের এক গুরুত্বপূর্ণ অংশ। সহযোগিতা উদ্যোগের মূল প্রতিপাদ্য নিম্নে প্রদান করা হলো। […]

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