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Charitable trust graft verdict date set on govt orders to punish Khaleda: BNP

The date for the verdict on Zia Charitable Trust graft case against BNP chief Khaleda Zia has been set “on the government orders”, the party has alleged. Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the allegation while speaking to the media after a meeting of the newly formed Jatiya Oikya Front in Dhaka on Tuesday. […]

Some 1,200 garment factories have closed down in Bangladesh over the last four years because of their lack of compliance and falling behind in the competitive landscape. It is feared falling profits will lead to the closure of some more factories. Bangladesh’s garment products have been losing competitiveness because of longer lead time, poor productivity […]

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Why internet access is not enough Bangladesh has a long way to go in terms of digital literacy Nahela Nowshin Bangladesh is now among the top five countries in Asia when it comes to internet usage, according to Internet World Stats, a website that compiles international population, travel, and internet market research statistics. The country […]

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Bangladesh national cricket team players pose with the ICC World Cup trophy at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday. — New Age photo The arrival of the ICC World Cup trophy in the country has made Bangladesh dreaming as players, officials and fans anticipate the Tigers winning the most prestigious global cricket tournament […]

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Till August, at least 48,000 workers have returned from the Middle East – most of them from Saudi Arabia Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Meanwhile, more than 1,500 Bangladeshi female workers—who used to work as domestic help—have returned from the country this year, facing difficulties in the workplace including sexual abuse, physical torture and wage related […]

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Image Credit: AP Photo/Anupam Nath Bhutan’s Elections Demonstrate Continued Democratic Progress Increased voter turnout for Bhutan’s parliamentary elections points to healthier democracy. By Karma Dema September 21, 2018 As vote counts results began trickling in toward the end of election day on September 15 in Bhutan, expectant families and neighbors gathered to watch election results over shared […]

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The “new cold war,” censorship, and the future of the Internet by International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) 17 October 2018 On Tuesday, the New York Times published a major editorial statement warning about the “breakup of the web” amid the rise of internet censorship and international geopolitical conflicts. “If things continue along this path,” […]

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