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Homegrown auto major Tata Motors has launched an automatic (AMT) version of its hatchback Tiago in Bangladesh. Equipped with 1.2-l petrol engine, the Tiago AMT will be available at over 20 Tata Motors showrooms in Bangladesh at a starting price of 14.95 lakh taka, the company said in a statement ...
Singapore-based FranGlobal is set to expand its Asia Pacific footprint by entering Bangladesh with 50 global brands. FranGlobal, the worldwide business augmentation of Asia's largest franchising solutions company - Franchise India Holdings Limited (FIHL), will enter Bangladesh and make an investment ...
UNHCR and its partners have begun operations to help relocate more than 9,400 Rohingyas who have been living in border locations in Bangladesh for the last few months. The refugees are being relocated to give them more easily access assistance and basic services, said a statement issued by the ...
Dhaka, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladeshi government has been closely monitoring the withdrawal of French-made Lactalis infant milk products from market shelves in the country that have been found contaminated with bacteria. A senior official of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) said JS ...
The government is planning to raise 15 new battalions in the country's two important border guarding forces -- the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Indo-Tibetan Border police (ITBP) -- to fortify defence along the strategic frontiers with Pakistan, Bangladesh and China. A senior official in the Union ...
Dhaka: Former president Pranab Mukherjee today arrived in Bangladesh where he would be conferred upon an honorary doctorate degree by a prestigious university. Foreign Minister AH ... Bangladesh in 2013 honoured Mukherjee for his contribution to the Liberation war in 1971 as a "foreign friend".
With hundreds of thousands of devotees from Bangladesh and other countries praying to Allah for global peace, prosperity and fraternal harmony, the three-day second largest annual Muslim congregation after holy Hajj, called Biswa Ijtema, ended Sunday afternoon. For about half an hour the Ijtema venue ...
Bangladesh will join as a member of the International Energy Charter soon to get cooperation in the energy sector, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said. The International Energy Charter is a declaration of political intention aiming at strengthening energy ...
Bangladeshi captain Saif Hassan tosses the coin while Namibian captain Lohan Louwrens looks on. Photo: icc-cricket.com. NAMIBIA crashed to a 87-run defeat against Bangladesh in their opening match at the u19 Cricket World Cup in Lincoln, New Zealand on Saturday. The match was reduced to 20 ...
... the UN children's Fund (UNICEF) and other health partners are working with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to establish fixed locations for immunization in the Rohingya camps to continue to provide life-saving vaccines to children, in line with Bangladesh's childhood immunization programme.
This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation. The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society ...
Members of Rapid Action Battalion guard a street during an operation in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Jan 12, 2018. Officials say three suspected Muslim militants have been killed inside a building after security officials cordoned it off and opened fire in Bangladesh's capital. Officials say they recovered the ...
In response to the urgent need for rapid emergency support, Airlink and the Emirates Airline Foundation are delivering three MTI team members to Cox's Bazar (the southern Bangladesh district bordering Myanmar). More than 655,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh as refugees in the past four ...
A youth from Bangladesh, who regained his memory after undergoing treatment at the Hyderabad-based State-run Institute of Mental Health (IMH), is yearning to be reunited with his family in the neighbouring country. Hakeem, 30, was admitted in the home run by the Annam Seva Foundation here on ...

Since 25 August 2017, an estimated 655,500 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, increasing the total Rohingya population in Cox's Bazar to 868,000. New arrivals are living in spontaneous settlements with an increasing need for humanitarian assistance; ...
The interrogation of three members of a gang accused of carrying out robberies in Kochi last month seems to have fed the police with solid leads about the mastermind. The police are now after one Noorkhan, a Delhi resident, who is suspected to have escaped to Bangladesh. According to the police, it was ...
Then after a four day break, the second phase will begin on Friday January 19 and end on Sunday January 21 on the banks of the river Turag. In 2016 around two million people attended the festival which is held on the banks of the Turag river near Dhaka in Bangladesh. The main gathering point is about ...
As of 6 January 2018, a total of 3 523 cases clinically suspected with diphtheria and 58 laboratory confirmed cases (out of 185 cases tested) have been reported. 104 clinically suspected cases were admitted at diphtheria treatment facilities on 6 January 2018. A total of 30 deaths have been recorded so far.
WaterAid UK Chief Executive Tim Wainwright is set to arrive in Bangladesh on Saturday on a week-long visit. This will be his first visit to Bangladesh after assuming his responsibility as the chief executive of WaterAid UK in 2017, said a press release issued on Thursday. The visit is believed to carve ...
He came up with the remarks on Thursday while addressing the launching ceremony of TVS King Deluxe three-wheel auto-rickshaws in Bangladesh at the International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka. IFAD Motors Limited of IFAD Group is launching the CNG-run three-wheelers of TVS Motors in ...
Dhaka, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- The first phase of the second largest annual Muslim congregation called "Biswa Ijtema" after holy Hajj will begin Friday morning in Bangladesh capital Dhaka with religious sermons for millions of devotees from home and abroad. The grand prayer at the congregation at Tongi, ...
Laila has come to the community center set up by the Danish Red Cross and the Bangladesh Red Crescent at the Tanzimakola camp for those displaced from Myanmar. It is just across the path from a tented field hospital, set up by the Iranian Red Crescent Society a few days ago to treat the displaced from ...
Speaking at a seminar on Bangladesh's foreign policy on Wednesday, Md Shahidul Haque said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was invited to attend the Davos forum this month again. According ... Hasina was the first elected Bangladesh leader to have been invited to attend the forum last year. The foreign ...
The World Bank has termed the economy of Bangladesh stable in the recently published Global Economic Prospect report. According to the international financial institution, the GDP growth of Bangladesh came down to 6.4% in 2017, compared to the 7.2% achieved in the previous fiscal year. However, the ...
India's rice exports likely jumped 22 percent in 2017 to a record 12.3 million tonnes as neighbouring Bangladesh ramped up purchases after flooding hit its crops, industry officials told Reuters. The boost in shipments from the world's top exporter of the grain is set to extend into 2018 as Bangladesh and Sri ...
Mentioning that many Bangladeshis regularly watch Hindi soap operas and movies on TV, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said the language has a bright future in Bangladesh. "These people understand the Hindi language although they can't write or read," he said ...
Can a day of celebration in Bangladesh also be a portent of concern? On 10 January that country, run by the Awami League party since 2009 by virtue of an opposition that boycotted parliamentary elections in 2014, celebrated the 'Homecoming Day' of one of its greatest sons, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Dhaka, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The International crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced two to death and three others to life in prison for their crimes committed during the country's war of independence in 1971. The death-row inmates are Ujayer Ahmed Chowdhury, 63, and Nesar Ali, 75, while Yunus ...
Bangladesh set to implement SDGs: BD official. By Mir Afroz Zaman Dhaka Jan 10 ( UNI) Dr SM Munjurul Hannan Khan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Forest of Bangladesh, said that Bangladesh has taken necessary steps for implementing of the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He made the ...
Bangladesh is not an aid-dependent country anymore and it has already started dictating the donor agencies, speakers said at a seminar on Wednesday. They also emphasized that Bangladesh should transform its aids from grants to concessional loans through building partnership with the foreign parts.
A court in Bangladesh has upheld a law which bans Rohingya Muslims from getting married in the country. The 2014 law forbids registrars from officiating at unions with Bangladeshi nationals and between Rohingya couples, after the government said it was being abused to obtain citizenship. More than ...
After joining his new job on Wednesday, he attended a reception hosted by the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information or BASIS-- the trade body of IT entrepreneurs. Speaking to media there, he said, "After my one-day experience (as the minister), I would say the IT- related avenue of the ...
Adventist leaders in the predominantly Muslim country of Bangladesh are looking back on 2017 with gratitude to God for His leading in their community work this year. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and other non-profit groups have diligently responded to the plight of the more than ...
Bangladesh has the necessary forms to begin the process of repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya to Myanmar and will start collecting data next week, the nation's refugee relief commissioner said on Wednesday. Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam said he had received the forms earlier this ...
At Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, unclean water, cramped living quarters and squalid conditions create a prime environment for outbreaks of preventable diseases among the estimated 650,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled strife in neighboring Myanmar. While 900,000 doses of oral cholera ...
Concerned officials also believe that lack of dedicated legal guidelines and social stigma has made it difficult to fully implement the family planning services throughout Bangladesh. The Health and Family Planning Service Week, that started on December 30, 2017, is being observed till today [January 4, ...
Dhaka, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- With about a year left of her government's second consecutive term, in a major cabinet reshuffle, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inducted three new faces into her cabinet and promoted a junior minister as full minister and redistributed the duties and ...
ICIMOD has prepared flood inundation maps in view of the floods and landslides that this year's monsoon has triggered in Bangladesh. The maps have been prepared using Advanced Land Observing satellite 2/ Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (ALOS-2/PALSAR) and Sentinel-1 satellite ...
Bangladesh has welcomed 2018 amid fears of political unrest ahead of a crucial general election. Anxiety over a possible return to political instability is growing as the country prepares to elect its 11th Parliament at the end of the year. Most political observers express the view that the 2018 elections are ...
Just around midnight on December 31, Assam released the first draft of its National Register of citizens (NRC), a list of its legal citizens. Many experts say they think this list threatens to derail its friendly relations with neighbour Bangladesh. Various groups and communities have long been running political ...
A cold and two mild cold waves may sweep over Bangladesh in January, according to the monthly outlook of Bangladesh Meteorological Department. The temperature may go below 8°C in some parts of the country during the period. According to the Meteorological Department, night temperature may fall ...
Primary and Mass education Minister Mostafizur Rahman said if he were the home minister, he would set an example by rooting out the problem of drug addiction by "shooting the addicts at sight". "Some people say that drug abuse may be far worse a problem than militancy. They are right - drug abuse is ...
State Minister Narayon Chandra Chanda, MP AKM Shajahan Kamal and IT entrepreneur Mustafa Jabbar have taken oath as ministers while MP Kazi Keramat Ali as a state minister. With a little more than a year left of the government's term, President Md Abdul Hamid swore the three in at a ceremony at the ...
Difference is certainly conspicuous when you compare the present state of Bangladesh with that of in 1971 when the country was born with a promise of prosperity for her citizens. Since her independence, Bangladesh has come a long way and is now a lower-middle income country with an expanding ...
Some 500 more Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh over the last few days bringing the total number of refugees at 655,500, the UN Migration Agency said on Tuesday. The IOM Needs and population Monitoring Report said that there have been 628 new arrivals since the weekly situation report on ...
Dhaka, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- The 23rd version of the Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF), the biggest annual event in Bangladesh, began here on Monday. Like previous years, the fair is being held at the west side of Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), also known as Bangladesh-China ...
A Japanese doctor who treated Rohingya people in Bangladesh says measures are urgently needed to stop the spread of diphtheria. Nobuhiro Komiya was sent to southern Bangladesh by the Japanese Red Cross Society. He spoke in an interview with NHK after his return to Japan on Wednesday.


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