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Around two months after the country’s worst industrial fire in Ashulia, a blaze yesterday killed at least seven female workers at a garment factory in the capital’s Mohammadpur. The cause of the fire at Smart Export Garment Ltd near Beribandh could not be known. Witnesses said it began around 2:40pm in the storage space with […]

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Beef is a delicacy in Bangladesh, but Hindu-majority India refuses to sell their sacred cows. The demand is so high, however, that a dangerous $920 million cow smuggling trade has popped up. In Muslim majority Bangladesh beef is in high demand. More than 90 percent of the 160 million people who live there are Muslims and for them […]

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For the second year running, two doctors from Kingston Hospital’s Royal Eye Unit are travelling to Bangladesh to perform life changing eye surgery. For the second year running, two doctors from Kingston Hospital’s Royal Eye Unit are travelling to Bangladesh to perform life changing eye surgery. Consultant lead clinician Hooman Sherafat and ophthalmologist Dr Ziaul […]

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Dhaka: In a chilling reminder of the horrific Delhi gang-rape, an 18-year-old girl was raped in a moving bus in the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital. The alleged culprits were immediately arrested and they confessed to their guilt before a judge at suburban Manikganj district, the scene of yesterday’s rape, a top police official said. […]

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Move seeks to enhance military might in Bay of Bengal Dhaka: Bangladesh has commissioned its first domestically-produced warship in bid to enhance its military might in the Bay of Bengal. Dedicating the BNS Padma at the port city of Khulna to the nation, Prime Minister Shaikh Hasina said the Navy will be equipped with submarines […]

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Kailash Sarkar Anwar Hossain drove covered vans of SA Paribahan for about a year and dreamed two twisted dreams. He would marry a second time and own a bus. Call it a luck if you may, the 37-year-old found a shortcut to riches, with a little help from his buddy Ali Hossain. On the night […]

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DHAKA — Bangladesh is to acquire its first submarines to boost its naval power in the Bay of Bengal, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced, only days after she signed the country’s largest defense deal. “We have made a decision to add submarines with base facilities to Bangladesh’s navy very soon to make it a deterrent […]

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AGARTALA: All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) chief Ranjit Debbarma has been arrested in Bangladesh and “pushed back” to India through the Meghalaya border. The rebel leader was produced before a court in Agartala on Wednesday and was remanded in police custody. Intelligence sources said Ranjit was arrested by Bangladesh officials in Dhaka on December 22. He was “pushed […]

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DHAKA, Bangladesh –  When a fire at a Bangladeshi garment factory killed 112 workers, dozens of their families did not even have a body to bury because the remains were burned beyond recognition. Two months later, they have yet to receive any of the compensation they were promised — not even their relatives’ last paychecks. […]

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Floodwaters that used to create fertile ground for rice crops have become violent and random – with catastrophic consequences Majeda Begum lays out the food that has to keep her and her two young children going for the next 10 days. It is an illustration of a life led close to disaster. There are a […]

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“I found misdiagnosis of pneumonia … I found misuse of antibiotics,” Prof M S Akbar, a lawmaker and Chairman of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, said at the inauguration of a workshop in Dhaka on Tuesday. He said pneumonia was ‘over diagnosed and mixed up with the bronchiolitis’. The comment came at a time when […]

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PATUAKHALI, JAN 21: Vehicle movement at Kawarchar road of Kalapara upazila under the district has been hampering for the bad shape of the road. The road links Alipur fish port to Kawarchar sea beach. For this hundreds of tourists including 20, 000 people of five villages under Dhulasar UP of the upazila have been suffering. […]

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