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Bangladesh President, PM pay homage to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 42nd death anniversary

Paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Date : August 15, 2017 Reporter : ANI Dhaka [Bangladesh], Aug.15 (ANI): Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today led the nation in paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his 42nd death anniversary. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed wreaths before the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum on Dhanmondi Road No. 32 in Dhaka this morning. The day is being observed as the National Mourning ...Full Story

POLITICS

Bangladesh President, PM pay homage to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 42nd death anniversary

Date : August 15, 2017 Reporter : ANI Paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Dhaka [Bangladesh], Aug.15 (ANI): Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today led the nation in paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his 42nd death anniversary. ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Bangladesh’s trade with Nepal, Bhutan hit due to Darjeeling unrest

Date : June 29, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ ANI Bangladesh exports cotton waste Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 28 (ANI): Bangladesh's trade with Bhutan and Nepal has been affected due to the ongoing unrest in India's Darjeeling city, as most of the trade takes place through this route.> BNN ...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

Bangladesh arrests journalist over dead goat Facebook post

Date : August 2, 2017 Reporter : News24 Section 57 of ICT law Dhaka - Bangladesh police on Tuesday arrested a journalist in the country's south for allegedly defaming a minister in a Facebook post about a dead goat. Abdul Latif Morol, a reporter at a regional Bengali-language daily, was ...Full Story

HISTORY

Straight Talk: Change of heart? Not quite

Date : August 10, 2017 Reporter : Abdul Mannan Review 1971 I would have never known Mr. Yasser Latif Hamdani had it not been for the so called information technology revolution. Mr. Hamdani is a practicing lawyer in the Lahore High Court of Pakistan and runs his own blog and also writes for the ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

High Court issues verdict in Biswajit murder

Date : August 7, 2017 Reporter : Dhaka Tribune Student League have got involved in criminal activities The two convicts are former leaders of Chhatra League (Student Group of Government Party) in Jagannath University Rafiqul Islam Shakil and Rajon Talukdar The High Court has upheld death for two out of eight Bangladesh Chhatra League ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Peoples' master plan for a livable future

Date : July 28, 2017 Reporter : Anu Muhammad National Committee to protect oil, gas, mineral resources, power and port is proposing Since early 1980s, successive regimes in Bangladesh have been undertaking pro-corporate, neo-liberal economic reforms guided by the World Bank, IMF and ADB. Along with education and healthcare, the environment, energy and power sectors ...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

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

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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