Bangladesh seal ODI series whitewash over New Zealand with Fatullah win

DHAKA, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) — Bangladesh clinched a 3-0 whitewash in the their one-day series against New Zealand after after a thrilling four-wicket victory in Sunday’s final match.    Batting first, the visitors (Black Caps) set a target of 307 runs in their allocated 50 overs losing five wickets at the Fatullah Stadium in  Narayanganj […]

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Bangladesh’s October forex reserves reach 17.35 bln USD

DHAKA, Nov. 3 (nsnewswire) — The country’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of the last month reached 17.35 billion U.S. dollars, a Bangladesh Bank (BB)  said Sunday.   The BB official said that foreign exchange reserves stood at 17,345.40 million U.S. dollars at the end of the last month after reaching 16,154 million U.S. […]

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Al-Badar leaders sentenced to death for war crimes

DHAKA, Nov. 3 (nsnewswire) — A tribunal has issued death penalty verdict against two Al-Badar leaders,  who had masterminded the massacre of  intellectuals during the country’s war of independence in 1971.    The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 pronounced the verdict  in absentia Sunday afternoon on a crime against humanity case, awarding death sentences to Chowdhury Moinuddin and Ashrafuzzaman […]

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Robi launches 3.5G internet mela across the country

DHAKA, Nov. 2 (Robi Press Release) — Robi Axiata Limited, in partnership with multiple government ministries, announced the launch of the Robi 3.5G Internet Mela today at a press briefing in a city hotel. The internet mela will kick off from 16 November and conclude by December. The 3.5G Internet Mela, which is the first private-public […]

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Bangladesh opposition calls another three-day strike

DHAKA, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) — Bangladesh’s main opposition on Saturday called another round of nationwide non-stop 60-hour strike from Monday morning to press its demand for a non-party caretaker government to oversee the national elections slated for early 2014. Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, acting secretary general of the main opposition party, in a press briefing […]

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Bangladesh’s golfing icon all set for world cup

DHAKA, Nov. 1 (nsnewswire) — Bangladesh’s golfing icon Siddikur Rahman is all set for the Melbourne world cup. The first professional golfer of the South Asian country is leaving Dhaka on Saturday to participate in the 8 million U.S. dollars ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf  that will be held in Melbourne, Australia. “I’ m ready for […]

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3.5G Internet Mela

A Press Conference will be held in the city on Nov. 2 to announce the launch of  3.5G Internet Mela, which is being organized, in association with Ministry of Information & Communication Technology (MoICT), Ministry of ICT, Ministry of Health & Family Planning, across 500 colleges in 429 thanas. Mr. Mostafa Faruque Mohammad, MP Hon’ble […]

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World Wushu Championship kicks off in Malaysia

ALL eyes will be on Malaysia for the next five days starting Friday, as a record 1,500 martial artists from 80 countries will be battling it out for 48 gold medals contested at the World Wushu Championships in Kuala Lumpur. The 12th edition of the biennial meet, themed ‘Wushu for All’, is the biggest championships to […]

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Rohingya Using Larger Boats to Flee Burma, Bangladesh

  BANGKOK — Activists in Southeast Asia say thousands of people are fleeing Bangladesh and Burma by sea, resuming a seasonal migration that has seen many head south in recent years. Nearly all are attempting to illegally enter Malaysia via Thailand.Monitors along the Burma-Bangladesh border estimate that 17,000 people have already left the area since August, […]

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