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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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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