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589,000 Rohingyas Have Fled to Bangladesh Since August 25

It calls for $434 million to help 1.2 million refugees Date : October 20, 2017 Reporter : VoA/ BNN A spokesman for the United Nations refugee agency says some 589,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since August 25. At a news conference Friday, Farhan Haq told reporters that just over half of them are staying at a large site known as the Kutupalong Expansion, where aid partners are working to improve basic services, infrastructure and road access. A conference is set for Monday to discuss the relief plan for the Rohingya crisis. It calls for $434 ...Full Story

POLITICS

Bangladeshs chief justice accused of corruption

Date : October 15, 2017 Reporter : ANI/ News24 Forced to take leave Dhaka - Bangladesh's chief justice has been accused of serious crimes, including corruption, by the country's government, it emerged on Saturday, as he departed for Australia expressing his fears for judicial independence in the ...Full Story

BUSINESS

UNDP’s ‘Build Bangladesh Fund’ to help achieve SDGs: PM

Date : September 20, 2017 Reporter : UNB/SU Build Bangladesh New York: Extending her thanks to the UNDP for launching the 'Build Bangladesh - UNDP Impact Fund' and creating the UNDP Social Impact Finance (UNSIF), Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said this could be a critical tool ...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

589,000 Rohingyas Have Fled to Bangladesh Since August 25

Date : October 20, 2017 Reporter : VoA/ BNN It calls for $434 million to help 1.2 million refugees A spokesman for the United Nations refugee agency says some 589,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since August 25. At a news conference Friday, Farhan Haq told reporters that just over half of them are staying ...Full Story

HISTORY

Uprooted and divided

Date : August 25, 2017 Reporter : Meghna Guhathakurta Family histories of the 1947 Partition of Bengal Meghna Guhathakurta is an Executive Director, Research Initiatives, Bangladesh and a Member, National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh. This is a family histories of  Mrs Guhathakurta during the  1947 Partition of ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Bangladesh Government to Build Camp for 400,000 Rohingya Muslim Refugees

Date : September 17, 2017 Reporter : BNN One million Rohyngya into Bangladesh The Bangladesh government plans to construct a large camp to house some 400,000 Rohingya Muslims who have poured in from neighboring Myanmar over the past three weeks, officials said. Authorities said 14,000 shelters, each able to ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

HC imposes restriction on scrapping toxic ship MT Producer

Date : August 29, 2017 Reporter : Daily Star Bela submitted the petition The High Court today imposed restrictions on scrapping MT Producer, an imported scrap vessel at a ship-breaking yard in Chittagong, till October 5 this year, for suspected presence of radioactive material in one of its pipes. The court ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Five DU teachers accused of plagiarism

Date : October 2, 2017 Reporter : Dhaka Tribune DU authorities levelled the plagiarism allegations against Samia Rahman Dhaka University (DU) authorities have formed two separate committees to look into allegations of plagiarism levelled against five teachers of three departments.   Both committees will submit their findings within four ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

IAEA Director General Commends Bangladesh on Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Progress

Date : July 5, 2017 Reporter : IAEA Nuclear safety, security and non-proliferation Mr Amano underscored the IAEA's commitment to assist Bangladesh in achieving sustainable development using nuclear science and technology, in particular the safe and secure use of nuclear energy He also held talks with the ...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

Indian mens hockey team meet Japan in Asia Cup opener

Date : October 10, 2017 Reporter : ANI Asia Cup Hockey Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct 10 (ANI): The Indian men's hockey team will take on Japan as they open their campaign in the Asia Cup 2017 here at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday. Though India are clear ...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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