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Bangladesh RMG industry braces for worker protests for minimum wage

The garment factory workers’ organisations backed by the leftist parties have rejected their representative’ and owners’ offers and announced protest programmes demanding Tk 16,000 minimum wage. The leaders of the organisations announced the programmes at separate news conferences in Dhaka on Tuesday, a day after the third meeting of the wage board formed to fix […]

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal addresses a press briefing at the Sagar-Runi auditorium of Dhaka Reporters Unity in the capital on Tuesday; July 17, 2018 Focus Bangla The minister made this remark at a program, Meet the Reporters, at Sagar-Runi auditorium in Dhaka Reporters Unity in Dhaka on Tuesday Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said […]

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Bangladesh national football team players stretch during a training session at the Al-Mesaimeer Club training ground in Qatar on Tuesday. — BFF photo Englishman Jamie Day will be baptised as the Bangladesh national football team coach when his charges will take on Qatar’s Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club in their lone practice match in Qatar today. Bangladesh […]

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Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees PHOTO: PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS Saleemul Huq In the run-up to the negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in its 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in December 2015, one of the most politically contentious issues was whether the limit of the long-term global temperature rise […]

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At Least 22 Rohingya Slain in Refugee Camps in 11 Months: Bangladeshi Police By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Jul 16, 2018 At least 22 Rohingya people were slain through “internal” disputes at refugee camps in Bangladesh during the past 11 months, according to police, but members of the uprooted community allege that ARSA insurgents were […]

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Bangladesh Bank Official Disputes Customs Report about Gold Tampering Pulack Ghatack Dhaka     2018-07-17 The Bangladesh Central Bank in Dhaka is seen in this 2007 file photo. A Bangladesh Central Bank official on Tuesday challenged a claim by customs officials that confiscated gold deposited in its vault had been tampered with to lower its value. […]

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A file photo shows the National Board of Revenue headquarters in Dhaka. The NBR has asked all banks not to allow double taxation avoidance benefits to any non-resident taxpayers without NBR certificate. — New Age photo National Board of Revenue has asked all banks not to allow double taxation avoidance benefits to any non-resident taxpayers […]

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