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Security forces in Bangladesh have stopped opposition leader Khaleda Zia from leaving her party offices and banned all protests in the capital. Police said the ban, which began in Dhaka at 17:00 local time (11:00 GMT) on Sunday, was to prevent violence. Both Ms Zia’s party and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s party had planned to […]

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In Bangladesh, around 4.5 million children are working under hazardous conditions. DW has captured their lives in photos.     Around the world, an estimated 215 million children work on a regular basis. The prevailing view is that child labor must be abolished. But child workers in several countries – for example, in Bolivia – […]

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AGARTALA: The first border ‘haat’, or market, along the Tripura-Bangladesh frontier will be inaugurated at Srinagar in south district of the state on January 13. “The decision was taken at a recent meeting of the chairpersons of the border haatmanagement committees of south Tripura district and Feni district of neighbouringBangladesh in the Chhagalnaiya sub-division of […]

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SHANGHAI –  People unable to contact friends and relatives streamed into hospitals Thursday, anxious for information after a stampede during New Year’s celebrations in Shanghai’s historic waterfront area killed 36 people in the worst disaster to hit one of China’s showcase cities in recent years. The Shanghai government said 47 others received hospital treatment, including […]

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Bangladesh is comfortable with its economy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said and promised to make it stronger   “The activities to pull the poor out of poverty will continue in 2015,” she said, while inaugurating the Dhaka International Trade Fair at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Thursday. “We don’t want to beg anymore. We […]

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Hanif warns that Khaleda may be dropped from politics too Senior Awami League leader Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya yesterday claimed that many BNP leaders and activists were switching the side being disgruntled with the destructive political practices of their party. Maya, also the disaster management minister, said they were scrutinising the BNP activists’ political records […]

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Looking beyond rising political tensions in the dying days of this past year, Bangladeshis have welcomed in the year 2015 noisily with fireworks and parties. Firework display lit up the capital’s sky at the stroke of midnight on Wednesday when people came out to celebrate amid heightened security and Jamaat-e-Islami’s two-day general strike. Dhaka University’s […]

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NEW DELHI: Bangladesh will take stringent measures to thwart any attempts by the Bodo militants of Assam or any other insurgent group from India’s Northeast to enter the country to take shelter, and will launch operations to flush out terrorists if need be, as it did in 2009 within months of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s […]

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F. R. Chowdhury Indonesia was a Dutch colony. During the World War II Holland  itself was occupied by the Germans. At the end of the War, Netherlands never got the opportunity to re-establish their authority over Indonesia as on 17-August-1945 President Soekarno (also written as (Sukarno) read the proclamation of independence. Holland eventually recognized Indonesia […]

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