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Bangladesh wishes to solve Rohingya issue amicably, says Army Chief

We are maintaining good relations with Myanmar Date : December 10, 2017 Reporter : ANI Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], December 9 (ANI): Bangladesh Army chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq on Saturday said the country wishes to solve issues with neighbouring Myanmar over the outpour of Rohingya refugees into the country, in an amicable manner. "We are maintaining good relations with Myanmar. There is an issue that has come up recently but we would like to solve it amicably," General Huq told media here. The issue pertains to the large ...Full Story

POLITICS

‘People disappear not only in Bangladesh, but also in US, UK’

Date : November 23, 2017 Reporter : Dhakatribune PM said some 275,000 British citizens went missing Citing data from 2009, the prime minister said some 275,000 British citizens went missing, 20,000 of whom still remain without trace Disappearance of people is a common phenomenon not only in Bangladesh, but also in developed ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Bangladesh Asks NY Fed to Help it Recover Stolen Millions

Date : December 9, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ VoA One of the worlds biggest cyber-heists DHAKA, BANGLADESH - Bangladesh's central bank has asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to join a lawsuit it plans to file against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world's biggest cyber-heists, several sources ...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

Myanmar Agrees to Allow UN Food Distribution Operations

Date : October 28, 2017 Reporter : VOA Children Emergency Fund reported The United Nations said Friday the Myanmar government has agreed to allow it to resume its food distribution operations in northern Rakhine State after a two-month suspension. The agreement was announced as the United Nations ...Full Story

HISTORY

Bangladesh wishes to solve Rohingya issue amicably, says Army Chief

Date : December 10, 2017 Reporter : ANI We are maintaining good relations with Myanmar Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], December 9 (ANI): Bangladesh Army chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq on Saturday said the country wishes to solve issues with neighbouring Myanmar over the outpour of Rohingya refugees into the ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Mayhem over Facebook post

Date : November 11, 2017 Reporter : The Daily Star 1 killed as police try to contain violence A man was killed and 20 others were hurt after police fired rubber bullets and teargas shells as violence flared up in Horkoli Thakurpara village of Rangpur yesterday over an alleged Facebook post “demeaning Islam”, reports ...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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