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International Mother Language Day Date : February 21, 2018 Reporter : The Daily Star / BNN Mentioning that one of the world's languages disappears in every two weeks, the Unesco has urged all countries to promote multilingualism to help stop this programmed extinction. "Every two weeks, one of the world's languages disappears, and with it goes part of our human history and cultural heritage. Promoting multilingualism also helps to stop this programmed extinction," said Unesco Director General Audrey Azoulay said in a message on International Mother ...Full Story

POLITICS

UN expects free and fair polls in Bangladesh

Date : February 18, 2018 Reporter : BNN Situation ahead of polls in Bangladesh DHAKA: The office of the UN secretary general expressed hope that Bangladesh will reach into an environment to hold a free and fair election. UN Secretary General’s spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said in the UN regular ...Full Story

BUSINESS

China outbids India for stake in DSE

Date : February 21, 2018 Reporter : BNN/ The Hindu Dhaka Stock Exchange to sell 25% to Chinese consortium Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said on Tuesday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political sensitivities. The Dhaka Stock Exchange on February ...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

Drug use, terrorism "critical challenges" for South Asia-Bangladesh Envoy

Date : January 9, 2018 Reporter : ANI Concerning Rohingya refugees New Delhi [India], Jan.9 (ANI): Emphasising the strong bilateral relations between New Delhi and Dhaka, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Syed Muazzem Ali, has identified drug use, extremism and radicalisation of youth as ...Full Story

HISTORY

Bangladesh pays homage to 1971 Liberation War casualties

Date : December 16, 2017 Reporter : ANI Celebrate Victory Day Dhaka [Bangladesh], Dec 16 (ANI): Bangladesh is paying tributes to the 1971 Liberation War soldiers as the country is celebrating the 47th Victory Day. According to The Daily Star, Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Date : February 21, 2018 Reporter : The Daily Star / BNN International Mother Language Day Mentioning that one of the world's languages disappears in every two weeks, the Unesco has urged all countries to promote multilingualism to help stop this programmed extinction. "Every two weeks, one of the world's ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Bangladesh records lowest temperature in 50 years

Date : January 8, 2018 Reporter : Dhaka Tribune 2.6 degree C Bangladesh experienced its lowest recorded temperature in 50 years on Monday as the mercury dropped to 2.6°C in Tetulia upazila in Panchagarh.   The previous all-time low was 2.8°C, recorded in 1968 in Srimangal upazila ...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

Dhaka Police bans rooftop parties on New Year eve

Date : December 31, 2017 Reporter : ANI All sorts of gatherings, playing loud music, dancing strictly prohibited Dhaka [Bangladesh], December 31 (ANI): Briefing the media about "extensive security measures" for New Year's Eve on December 31, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Khan has said, "People can ...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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