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A missionary sex scandal in Bangladesh

Kim James (foreground) and her younger sister, Anne. Courtesy of the James Family The Silence of the Lambs Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal? The New Republic, July 2017 By Kathryn Joyce June 20, 2017 It was a hot day in July, a Saturday afternoon, and Kim James was bored. Her older sisters […]

Muslims across the country are celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, amid much enthusiasm and religious fervour. The main Eid congregation was held at the National Eidgah in the capital at 8:30am. President Abdul Hamid, cabinet members, government high-ups, diplomats and non-government officials, among others, attended the Eid prayers. […]

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Currently, the country’s export earnings are highly dependent on RMG products, which account for over 82% of the earnings Bangladesh is likely to miss the export target of $37 billion for the outgoing fiscal year as it has to earn $5.20 billion more by this month that is soon coming to an end next Friday. […]

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The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association on Saturday said that there would be no need to extend the tenure of EU retailers’ group the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh beyond 2018 as the ongoing remediation work under the supervision of the platform at the readymade garment factories in the country would […]

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Bangladesh’s current fiscal year is set to end on Friday. As of July-May of FY’17, Bangladesh earned $31.79 billion against the target of $37 billion. Dhaka Tribune’s Ibrahim Hossain Ovi talked to stakeholders to learn why export earnings fell short of target Mohammad Hatem Senior vice president, Exporters Association of Bangladesh (EAB) A good number […]

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The people of Bangladesh cannot celebrate Eid happily because of the destruction, disaster and rising inequality in the country, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has said. “You all know that Eid is a time of celebrations for all Muslims,” she said at an Eid event on Monday. “But there is no joy in our hearts this […]

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President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday greeted countrymen as well as the Muslims across the world on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitr. In separate messages, they prayed for continued peace, progress and prosperity of the country and the Muslim Ummah. President Abdul Hamid in his message extended his greetings and good […]

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The World Bank has approved $47.50 million to improve the water, sanitation and drainage infrastructure of Chittagong. The additional finance to the Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project will help 650,000 of the city’s residents, it said in a press release. The funds were allocated to “build water treatment plant, transmission and distribution networks […]

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Organisers at Dinajpur’s Gor-e-Shaheed Maidan claim nearly 400,000 devotees came to attend Eid prayers at the location on Monday. Though the grounds have previously held various smaller Eid congregations, this is the first large congregation to attend Eid prayers at the location since renovations. Organisers had previously stated that renovations on the location had expanded […]

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