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EU to restrict visas for states not taking back migrants

Countries, including Bangladesh reluctant to readmit Date : June 25, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network PanARMENIAN.Net - The European Union states decided on Friday, June 23, to restrict visas for foreign countries that refuse to take back their nationals who have no right of asylum in Europe, according to Reuters. The EU is cracking down on immigration following a spike in arrivals across the Mediterranean since 2014. Italy is now the main gateway to the bloc and most of those reaching European shores after boarding smugglers' boats in Africa are considered illegal ...Full Story

POLITICS

Bangladesh PM Hasina likely to meet Trump in Riyadh

Date : May 21, 2017 Reporter : ANI Hasina-Trump expected to have their first meeting in Saudi Arabia Dhaka [Bangladesh], May21 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to have their first meeting in Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the Arab Islamic American Summit.> ANI Prime ...Full Story

BUSINESS

EU slaps cargo curbs on Dhaka

Date : June 6, 2017 Reporter : ANI CAAB Chairman Air Vice-Marshal Ehsanul Gani Chowdhury Dhaka[Bangladesh], June 6 (ANI):The European Union has put Bangladesh on the list of high-risk countries in terms of operating cargo services by air and sea to EU countries.   The European Union has joined the league of ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Bangladesh: 20 foreign suspects identified in $101 million cyber heist

Date : April 19, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network They have identified 20 foreigners involved DHAKA, Bangladesh - Senior Bangladeshi investigators have confirmed that they have identified 20 foreigners involved in one of the largest cyber heists in history.> Big News Network Officers announced in a statement that they had ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Death toll rises to 156 in Bangladesh landslides

Date : June 18, 2017 Reporter : ANI Scores of others were injured and many remained missing Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 17 (ANI): The death toll following the recent incessant downpour and landslides in Bangladesh has risen to 156, as firefighters recovered four dead bodies from different areas of Rangamati.   The ...Full Story

HISTORY

Statue of Lady Justice on SC premises removed

Date : May 26, 2017 Reporter : Daily Star Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did not like setting up the statue The Supreme Court authorities took down the statue of the Lady Justice on the SC premises early today amid protests. (Photo: The Daily Star)   The statue was taken away around 4:30am, five hours after some five to seven ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

EU to restrict visas for states not taking back migrants

Date : June 25, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Countries, including Bangladesh reluctant to readmit PanARMENIAN.Net - The European Union states decided on Friday, June 23, to restrict visas for foreign countries that refuse to take back their nationals who have no right of asylum in Europe, according to Reuters. The EU is cracking ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

130 dead following incessant downpour, landslides overnight in Bangladesh

Date : June 14, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Heavy rains bury scores under landslides in Bangladesh Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 14 (ANI): At least 130 people, including four army men, have died in the hilly areas of Chittagong, Rangamati and Bandarban in Bangladesh following incessant downpour and landslides overnight.> ANI   ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Second Bangladeshi Official in US Charged With Worker Abuse

Date : June 21, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ VoA Bangladeshi economist working for the United Nations U.S. prosecutors have charged a Bangladeshi economist working for the United Nations in New York with allegedly mistreating a domestic worker. Hamidur Rashid was arrested Tuesday, becoming the second official from Bangladesh charged ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

World's most powerful hammer deployed for Bangladesh' 'Padma Bridge construction'

Date : June 14, 2017 Reporter : ANI Padma river in Bangladesh Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 14 (ANI): World's largest and strongest hammer has been deployed for the construction of Bangladesh's Padma bridge. The construction workers have been using the 3,000 kilojoules capacity tool since ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Rs.1,000 crore approved for India-Bangladesh rail link

Date : July 26, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Track to link Agartala with Akhaura The Indian government has sanctioned around Rs.1,000 crore for a 15-km India-Bangladesh railway project, an official said on Sunday. The union government on Saturday communicated to Tripura that it had sanctioned Rs.580 crore ...Full Story

SPORTS

Bangladesh rise to sixth in ODI rankings

Date : May 25, 2017 Reporter : ANI ICC ODI Team Dubai [UAE], May 25 (ANI): Bangladesh made history in Dublin on Wednesday when they moved to sixth place in the ICC ODI Team Rankings for the first time following their five-wicket victory over fourth-ranked New Zealand.   ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Thoughts on Helena Waldmann’s Made in Bangladesh

Date : January 29, 2015 Reporter : DhakaTribune Bangladeshi dancers, deconstructed and repackaged classical Bangali dance Helena Waldmann’s dance production “Made in Bangladesh” on Monday at Shilpakala Academy was a visceral, gritty and disconcerting experience – extremely powerful and evocative. Waldmann and her Kolkata-based ...Full Story

Bangladesh Capital: Dhaka

Form: People´s Republic Independence: 26 March 1971 BangladeshiTaka 100 BDT = 1.02 EUR
Index 2010 2011 Unit
Population 159 161 Millions
Total Area 143,998 143,998 Sq.km
Export 23,860 22,768 Mill. Euro
Import 31,750 31,800 Mill. Euro
GDP 285,800 285,800 Mill. Euro
GDP per capita 1,700 1,750 Euro
GDP Grouth 6.1 6.2 Per Cent
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