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Economic Relations Division Additional Secretary Md Zahidul Haque and China Exim Bank Vice-President Sun Ping put pen to paper in Beijing on Friday, Bangladesh Railway said in a statement. Zahidul is heading a six-member delegation that is in China now for signing the contract. Officials of ...
Bangladesh has surprised the world with an unexpected run of economic success in recent years, which has seen the country transformed from one of South Asia's poorest to a rising star. Little more than a decade ago, the situation was so dire that when the country reported faster economic growth ...

Street ear-cleaning was once a lucrative trade in Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital. But the trade is dying out. 4h ago. Share this with Facebook · Share this with Twitter · Share this with Messenger · Share this with Messenger · Share this with Email; Share. Share this with. These are external links and will open ...
Noting that Bangladesh needs greater human capacity as it is moving to the next stage of development through graduation from the LDC, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday sought Australian cooperation to this end. "As Bangladesh is going to the next stage of development through graduation ...
A United Nations Security Council delegation is visiting Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. The team will then travel to Myanmar's Rakhine State from which around 700,000 Rohingya fled a military crackdown last year. Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Kutupalong refugee Camp before ...

Warning: This article contains graphic content. It is disturbing and not suitable for children. It's late at night in Cox's Bazar, and the normal slow pace of business in this beach town has picked up recently. International Aid groups have been pouring into the neighboring refugee camps to help with ... Rohingya
Over in Bangladesh, motorbike-taxi hailing service Pathao has announced that it raised a "pre-Series A" investment led by Go-Jek. The Indonesian firm first invested in Pathao last year, and it is leading this new deal which includes participation from existing backers Openspace Ventures -- which ...
"Godda would lock Bangladesh into expensive electricity with high emissions at a time when cleaner, cheaper alternative sources of energy are rapidly being deployed across India," Buckley said. The deal with Adani has prompted protests in Dhaka on environmental grounds that have had to be broken ... coal-fired power plant
The speakers pointed out that malaria, being one of the major public health problems of Bangladesh, plague its 71 upazilas of 13 districts, namely Rangamati, Khagrachari, Bandarban, Cox's Bazar, Chattagram, Sunamganj, Moulvibazar, Sylhet, Habiganj, Netrokona, Mymensingh, Sherpur and Kurigram. coal-fired power plant
"A protocol is expected to be signed on the basis of the delegation's report for launching a regular and direct bus service between Dhaka and Kathmandu," Bangladesh's road transport and highways division secretary Nazrul Islam said, adding "This marks a good beginning of sub-regional connectivity". coal-fired power plant
Although the satellite was expected to be launched on May 4, the date may be postponed to May 7, Telecom and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar said on Wednesday. He spoke at a roundtable, titled 'Bangabandhu Satellite: A potential outer space' organised by Bangladesh ... coal-fired power plant
UNFPA and partners are working around the clock to ensure the safety of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in the sprawling camps of southern Bangladesh, as they brace for monsoon cyclones, wind and rains that tear across the country for around four months each year. Over 700,000 ... coal-fired power plant
Bangladesh emerged from its struggle for independence in 1971 as a war-ravaged and impoverished nation. With a broken bureaucracy, fragile education system, and dismal health conditions, many termed it a “basket case”. Today, Bangladesh's rapid strides in improving its health outcomes over the last ... coal-fired power plant
Bangladeshi garment-makers continue to face "life-threatening" conditions in thousands of factories, five years after the collapse of a workshop that killed 1,134 people. That's according to a study by New York University's Centre for Business and Human Rights, which found that 3,000 of Bangladesh's 7,000 ... coal-fired power plant
Energy hungry Bangladesh has become the latest country to begin importing LNG with the arrival of an Excelerate Energy floating storage and regasification unit this week. The FSRU Excellence (built 2003) anchored near Moheshkhali Island, near Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh on Tuesday with the ... coal-fired power plant
The Memorandum, signed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and Bangladesh Foreign Secretary, Md. Shahidul Haque, established a framework of cooperation between UNHCR and Bangladesh on the safe, voluntary, and dignified returns of refugees in line with international ... coal-fired power plant

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - It is a hot, chaotic morning at Kutupalong, the world's largest refugee camp located on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. Rohingya women, men and children, uprooted from Myanmar, form long queues outside the offices of various aid organisations and wait to receive clothes, ... coal-fired power plant
Bangladesh has an intricate and overarching structure of quotas in government jobs meant to favor disadvantaged sections like tribal groups, minorities, and the disabled. In addition to that, there is a reservation of places for the families and descendants of those who fought for independence during the ... coal-fired power plant
Staff Reporter. Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad organized a session of discussion on 'Socio-Economic Development of Bangladesh: A People's March Forward' at prestigious Marriott Hotel in the capital city of Islamabad. The venue was tastefully decorated with a banner and a good number of ... coal-fired power plant
Bangladesh and the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) signed a memorandum of understanding Friday that establishes a framework of bilateral cooperation for the voluntary, safe and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, United Nations officials said. The memorandum (MoU), signed in ... coal-fired power plant
The UNHCRand the Bangladesh government have finalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the voluntary return of Rohingya refugees once conditions in Myanmar are conducive. The MoU, signed by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and Bangladesh Foreign Secretary, ... coal-fired power plant
It was business as usual in Rana Plaza in Bangladesh's Dhaka District on April 24, 2013. Hundreds of garment workers reported to work like always. But the day before, they'd noticed an unsettling sight: cracks in the walls of the multi-story building. Still, the laborers were told to return to work the next ... coal-fired power plant
On April 24, 2013, a garment factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, altered the fashion industry forever. The deaths of 1,134 garment makers and the injury of 2,500 more made the Rana Plaza collapse the worst accident in fashion history. And since they were making clothing for a variety of well-known ... coal-fired power plant
University head Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman said Khan defamed Bangladesh's first post-independence president and Hasina's father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in the controversial article published in a Bengali daily. The professor of marketing was also accused of "distorting the history" of Bangladesh's war ... coal-fired power plant
ZKTeco also impressed during the seminar its ability to provide passenger, vehicle, and freight management solutions based on hybrid biometric verification. The international company is based in Shenzhen, China and the premiere seminar in Bangladesh focused on highlighting the importance of the ... coal-fired power plant
Chandra Shekhar (not his real name), an Indian expert of the apparel industry, joined a Gazipur-based ready-made garment (RMG) factory in 2013. In order to continue working in Bangladesh, Chandra was required by law to renew his work permit from the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority ... coal-fired power plant
A recent article published by British newspaper the Telegraph named Bangladesh as the “most vegetarian country in the world”. The report cited a 2009 study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations which showed that only four kilos of meat are consumed by each Bangladeshi in a ... coal-fired power plant
On a recent morning, Bangladesh woke up to the 'news' that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been selected the “world's second best prime minister” by an “internationally reputed' research organisation”. The 'news' was broken not by any local or international source, but by the government itself, when ... coal-fired power plant
The container train will take around eight hours to reach Bangladesh and can carry 60 containers with a maximum net weight of 12.247 kg in each. While passenger trains and goods train have been running between the two countries, container train service has begun for the first time. It is expected to ... coal-fired power plant
•In week 12, a total of 77 alerts were triggered – a comparable number on previous weeks (74 alerts in week 11). •A “health facility guide to reporting through EWARS” and a poster informing Event Based Surveillance (EBS) reporting requirements and case definitions are currently being finalised and ... coal-fired power plant
Dhaka: A prominent Hindu lawyer in Bangladesh who fought the state's case in high-profile murder trials against Islamist extremists has disappeared, prompting authorities to launch a massive search operation to trace him. Ratish Chandra Bhowmik, a leading minority rights activist, went missing after he ... coal-fired power plant
His disappearance comes a fortnight after seven militants from the Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh were sentenced to death for murdering the caretaker of a Sufi shrine in November 2015. Bhowmik led the case that saw nearly a dozen hardliners from the home-grown extremist group convicted for ... coal-fired power plant
Members of the research team, accompanied by local villagers, examine erosion along the Lower Meghna River in Bangladesh during a January 2018 field visit. Pictured are, left to right in center of photo, Munshi Khaledur Rahman (in black jacket), Tom Crawford (in blue shirt and gray slacks), and Scott ... coal-fired power plant
At least eight people were killed and 23 others injured on Sunday after their vehicle plunged into a roadside ditch in Bangladesh's Gopalganj district, according to a media report. The bus plunged into the ditch after the driver lost control over his vehicle, Dhaka Tribune reported. The accident took place in ... coal-fired power plant
DHAKA: Bangladesh has begun relocating 100,000 Rohingya refugees to safer ground before the monsoon season for fear of deadly landslides and floods in the congested camps, an official said Sunday (Apr 1). The UN says about 150,000 refugees in Bangladesh's southeast - where nearly one million ... coal-fired power plant
Prominent Bangladesh lawyer disappears after Islamist trials Bangladeshi activists hold the photos of activists, writers and bloggers (L-R) Niloy Neel, Humayun Azad, Ananta Bijoy Das, Avijit Roy, Faisal Arefin Dipan, Nazimuddin Samad, Ahmed Rajib Haider and Oyasiqur Rhaman) who were murdered by ... coal-fired power plant
The government has granted citizenship to Lucy Helen Frances Holt, a British national who has lived in Bangladesh for the past 57 years. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ... Holt wishes to spend the rest of her life in Barisal and wishes to be buried in Bangladesh after her death. Holt is currently living on a Tk ... coal-fired power plant
The government honoured British woman Lucy Helen Frances with Bangladesh citizenship for her lifelong services to the people of Bangladesh over 57 years of living in the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the citizenship certificate to 87-year-old Lucy Helen at a function at her official ... coal-fired power plant
The Anti-Corruption Commission has summoned Ha-Meem Group owner AK Azad accusing him of amassing wealth illegally. Related Stories. RAJUK demolishes parts of Azad's house. The ACC issued a letter asking Azad to be present at the commission on Apr 3, the graft watchdog's spokesman Pranab ... coal-fired power plant
The UNFPA representative also congratulated Bangladesh on its success in achieving MDGs, particularly in the areas of poverty alleviation, primary school enrolment, and gender parity in primary and secondary level education. She also conveyed the “commendable” progress made in lowering the infant ... coal-fired power plant
Since August 2017, targeted violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine State has forced over 700,000 people – almost half of whom are children – to seek safety in neighbouring Bangladesh. As the number of Rohingya refugees continues to rise, this is now the world's fastest growing refugee ... coal-fired power plant
In the fastest growing refugee exodus that the world has witnessed in decades, some 671,000 refugees fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar's Rakhine State in less than six months starting in August 2017. The new arrivals joined more than 200,000 refugees from Myanmar already in the country, mainly in ... coal-fired power plant
Prior to 2010, there were about 20 small manufacturers in the sector in Bangladesh, employing some 1,500 people. Now, over 40,000 people are directly working in toy manufacturing, according to the Bangladesh Toy Merchants Manufacturers and Importers Association. Over the same period, employment ... coal-fired power plant
Healthcare and education will be available to everyone. Bangladesh will be a developed country.” The prime minister continued: “I am working to fulfil that goal. My only purpose is to ensure development and a prosperous life for the people of Bangladesh.” Sheikh Hasina also mourned her late family who ... coal-fired power plant
Colombo's partisan support for India on Sunday evening bordered on the surreal. More than 20,000 people turned up to renew solidarity with India but, really, it felt more like a vociferous protest against Bangladesh. It would've made sense if the support for India was because Bangladesh knocked Sri Lanka out. However ... coal-fired power plant
He completed the national defence course on security, strategic and development issues from the National Defence College. He also completed an Arabic language course at the University of Kuwait in 1997. He was closely associated with the publication of “Liberation War: Friends of Bangladesh” by the ... coal-fired power plant
Birth registration is the official recording of the birth of a child through a state's administrative process. It is a permanent and official record of a child's existence and establishes a child's legal identity. A birth certificate is a civil document issued by the state to prove birth registration and the information include ... coal-fired power plant
It was a winter morning in 2012 and I was visiting a school in Lahore. Teachers and students had collected in the grounds for their morning assembly. After singing the national anthem, a series of questions about Pakistan, its history and geography were posed by teachers. The children were fully prepared ... coal-fired power plant
The majhee block system represents an important aspect of communities within the Rohingya refugees settled in make-shifts, formal refugee camps and spontaneous settlements. A majhee is a community leader, belonging to the Rohingya refugee population. A block is the portion of a settlement for which ... coal-fired power plant


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