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REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS FREEDOM INDEX RANKED BANGLADESH 146 WITH ABUSE SCORE OF 53.3

REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS FREEDOM INDEX RANKED BANGLADESH 146 WITH ABUSE SCORE OF 53.3 The World Press Freedom Index score of 146 puts Bangladesh into another least developed democracy in the world and more towards an autocratic regime. Press freedom is worse than Pakistan and little better than Congo. While we pride ourselves with the economic […]

Mad rush begins today as 80 lakh people set to leave Dhaka Amid growing concerns of tailbacks on highways, holidaymakers have started leaving the capital for homes to celebrate Eid with their loved ones, and the rush is expected to gain momentum today. Today will be the last working day before the Eid vacation and […]

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A group of workers are seen leaving country for working abroad. File photo: Abdus Salam Parliamentarian Caucus on Migration and Development chairman M Israfil Alam on Wednesday said thousands of Bangladeshi workers have been faffing around on the streets in Bahrain without jobs as they were sent there without any demand. Huge number of Bangladeshi […]

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The Government has signed a $300 million loan deal with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for building a dual-gauge railway connecting Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar. Economic Relations Division Secretary Kazi Shofiqul Azam and Jyotsana Varma, principal country specialist of ADB, signed the loan agreement in Dhaka on Wednesday. This assistance forms the first tranche of […]

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Noman Group, the first Bangladeshi textile and garment manufacturing company to cross the $1 billion mark in exports, is set for massive expansion to meet the growing demand from Western buyers. “Expansion is in our DNA,” said Md Shahidullah Chowdhury, executive director of Noman Group, which counts retail giants like IKEA, H&M, Kmart, Walmart and […]

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Wednesday June 21, 2017 BNP Chairperson’s past foreign Spokesperson Zahid F Sarder Saddi arrested again (Excerpts from Daily Thikana Friday 16 June 2017) By breaking his probation, Mr. Zahid F Sarder Saddi (42) was arrested by the order of the Middle District Federal Court in Orlando Florida on May 17, 2017. He was picked by […]

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Huddled at different shelters in Rangamati, with inadequate food, water, medicine and other amenities, landslide-affected people find it hard to imagine what the coming days would be like for them, with their homesteads buried deep into mud. Some 2,900 affected people from 643 families are currently living in 19 shelters, opened by the Rangamati district […]

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The ITUC Global Rights Index 2017 has ranked Bangladesh among 10 countries from the bottom in the world for workers’ rights. The report, published by International Trade Union Confederation on June 13, said that the number of countries experiencing physical violence and threats against workers rose by 10 per cent (from 52 to 59 countries […]

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64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup New documents reveal how the CIA attempted to call off the failing coup — only to be salvaged at the last minute by an insubordinate spy. By Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian June 20, 2017 Declassified documents released last week shed light on the Central Intelligence Agency’s central role […]

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Bangladesh’s per capita income would be around US$ 12,000 by 2041, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the parliament, adding that the country’s economy would be 2.5 trillion dollars by then. The premier said this in a written reply to a question from treasury bench member Didarul Alam (Chittagong-4) during parliament sessions on Wednesday. The […]

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The link road from Rangamati to Chittagong that gave away during the recent series of landslides in Satchhari area has been partly repaired and will be opened today. Bangladesh Army worked for a stretch of 72 hours and managed to create a temporary solution, said Satchhari camp army spokesperson Lt Col Mashfiqul Alam. For now, […]

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Sources said most of the popular Awami League leaders who won in their constituencies in 2014 would get party tickets for 2019 The Awami League has started its groundwork for the 11th general elections in 2019, and the nation might see an unprecedented set of changes in the party nominations as a number of existing […]

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