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Indian Speaker Meira congratulates Dr Shirin

Indian Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has congratulated newly elected Bangladesh Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury. “Please accept my warm felicitations on your assumption of office as Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh,” the Indian Speaker said in a message to Dr Shirin Sharmin on Wednesday. The message reads: “Your appointment to this august office […]

  Sohel Rana was taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday night, but he was released after half an hour. Physicians found no problem after he was taken there at around 11:30pm. Dr Rabiul Islam of the Emergency Department told bdnews24.com that Rana was sent to the Cardiology Department after he complained of […]

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“Some very old aircrafts will be sold off because they are not in a condition to run flights,” Managing Director of the airlines Kevin Steel told bdnews24.com. “They will be sold after calling tenders. Some of the aircrafts listed for sale are already decommissioned.” Sold carriers will be used as ‘scrap’ and ‘spare parts’, he […]

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The European Union has threatened to suspend Bangladesh’s preferential trading status unless it improved safety standards in its readymade garment factories. “This is about firing a shot across the bows of Bangladesh to get them to engage on the issue,” an EU official told Reuters News agency. “We want to turn up the diplomatic heat […]

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 Warmer temperature prompts trees to release aerosols which in turn stimulate cloud formation. And that can help to cool the temperature, at least modestly. Trees may provide the Earth with a little shade from global warming – indirectly. European and Canadian researchers report that they have found what engineers like to call a negative feedback […]

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Speaking at a rally on Wednesday, she said, “The dead bodies are still buried under there. I have heard that 900 people are still missing. There is no count to how many people were killed after being buried under the debris. “The official count by the government is a reduced number.” The BNP Chairperson said […]

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Officials examine tea leaves to check quality prior to an auction at Agrabad in Chittagong. Bangladesh, a country steeped in the tradition of tea plantation, is on the verge of losing its status as a tea-exporting nation. “The tea industry once enjoyed the status of being a foreign currency earner for the country. Now, it’s […]

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Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said she will try to broker a dialogue between the Awami League and BNP to end the political crisis. The call for dialogues between the two major parties bickering over the nature of the government that will oversee the general elections. Chaudhury told journalists at Bangabandhu Museum in Dhanmondi on […]

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  The coordinator of the rescue operations in Savar on Wednesday claimed that only 149 people were still missing in the country’s worst ever industrial disaster. General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 9th Infantry Division Major General Chowdhury Hasan Suhrawardi, who is leading the operation, disclosed the figure at a press conference. The disclosure comes […]

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Bangladesh factory collapse: Rescuers carry a survivor out from the debris of a building that collapsed in Savar, near Dhaka, on April 24, 2013. ONE week ago an eight-storey garment factory near Dhaka collapsed with horrific loss of life. Did these poor workers die so Westerners can wear cheap t-shirts? More than 400 bodies have […]

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 International Labour Organization (ILO) on Wednesday assured Bangladesh of extending its all-out support for capacity building to protect the interests of the workers, including the rehabilitation of the Savar tragedy victims. ILO Deputy Director General Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo gave the assurance during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the VIP room of Osmani […]

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The Gonojagoron Mancha has demanded death penalty to Sohel Rana, the owner of Rana Plaza in Savar that collapsed a week ago leaving over 400 dead and scores injured. The Mancha youths also vowed to keep providing humanitarian support to the injured in the collapse as they did by donating blood. Hundreds of people gathered […]

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