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Bangladesh Overwhelmed in Monitoring of Factories, Minister Says

By Adi Narayan Bangladesh’s government lacks the staff and the resources to oversee the country’s textile industry, which has grown at a pace that exceeded expectations, a government official said. Fresh inspections are being carried out in all of the nation’s nearly 5,000 apparel and textile factories to ensure they have sufficient safety and fire-protection […]

Tension runs high on the Dhaka University campus and its adjacent areas as BCL activists took position at different key points to prevent JCD men from entering the campus Tuesday morning. The activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, a student wing of opposition BNP, allegedly blasted at least 22 cocktails on the campus and its nearby […]

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Hong Kong will recruit around 20,000 housemaids from Bangladesh in the next six months, said Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday. “We might send female workers to Hong Kong under state arrangements after completion of the detail process very soon,” he told reporters at his ministry. The aspirants will be […]

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The International Crimes Tribunal-1 will deliver verdict on the war crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami Nayeb-e-Ameer Delawar Hossain Sayedee any day, the tribunal said after ending closing argument again on Tuesday. The date will be informed to the defence and prosecution before delivering the judgement, said ICT-1 Chief ATM Fazle Kabir after Prosecutor Syed Haider Ali […]

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AGRA: India today asked Bangladesh to allow smaller ships to operate between Vizag and Chittagong for faster movement of goods and reduction in shipment costs. The issue came up for discussion during the bilateral talks between Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and Bangladesh’s Commerce Minister, Ghulam Mohammad Quader here. An official said Sharma requested […]

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Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu says the Awami league’s student affiliate and the allegations of corruption over the Padma bridge project have affected the image of the government during the last four years. “The unruly acts of [Bangladesh] Chhatra League in educational institutions have undoubtedly undermined democracy,” he said on Tuesday. “And we are embarrassed […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says that Bangladesh’s geographic location makes it a ‘convenient connecting hub’ between the Eastern and Western countries. “It’s essential to utilise this opportunity (geographical location) properly for the country’s socioeconomic development,” she said on Tuesday while inaugurating the upgradation work of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. She also underscored the need for […]

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By Mashiur Rahaman BANGLADESH / TEKNAF:  Six months ago, 89-year-old Abdul Matin fled the sectarian riots in the state of Rakhine, in Myanmar, to a refugee camp in Bangladesh. His house was burnt down during the unrest, along with all his belongings. With nothing but cruel memories of a bleeding homeland, he and his family salvaged […]

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The second fatal fire at a Bangladesh garment factory in two months has intensified the debate over providing consumers with the latest fashions and putting lives at risk. Apparel sold by Inditex SA (ITX), a Spanish company that owns Zara and helped pioneer faster fashion cycles, was found at a factory that caught fire on […]

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With the announcement of two additional fatalities from the lethal zoonotic disease, Mahmudur Rahman, director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said this brings the total deaths from Nipah virus to eight this year, according to a bdnews24.com report Jan. 27. Dr. Rahman says the new deaths were from Pabna and Rajshahi while one 8-month […]

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