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3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Cleaning Up Our Act

A friend, in Dhaka after several years, waxed lyrical about the rickshaw rides, the krishnachura blooms, the food, and fascinating conversations he was having with people in the city.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Daily Mail

The harrowing plight of the ship breakers of Bangladesh

The wages of fear: The harrowing plight of the ship breakers of Bangladesh - one of the most dangerous jobs in the world The sad beauty of these incredible images cast a light on the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, where workers face death and injury from accidents and environmental hazards for just a few dollars a a day.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Star

No bargaining chip in govt's hands

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said the incumbent government would not be able to realise its due share of the Teesta water, as it had given "everything" to India, and did not have any bargaining chip left.

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The Daily Star

Of April, of God in heaven

IN April, you remember TS Eliot. Memory and desire come together in something of a volatile mix.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Daily Star

Honouring icons of Bangladeshi cinema

Marking the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh Chalachchitra Sangsad Andolon , a yearlong golden jubilee festival wrapped up through honouring iconic film personalities of Bangladesh in a programme held on April 18 at National Art Gallery auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy .

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Daily Star

Pahela Baishakh today

Child artistes performing a dance move at a cultural programme, organised by the Sammilito Pahela Baishakh Udjapon Parishad, to bid farewell to the outgoing Bangla year at DC Hill premises in Chittagong yesterday.

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The Daily Star

BOISHAKHI treats from other lands

The first day of the Boishakh month heralds the New Year on the Bengali calendar.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Telegraph

History is the new battleground

A furious war of words continues between the BNP and the Awami League, with each contesting the other's version of history, writes Subir Bhaumik Ziaur Rahman was the first president of Bangladesh, and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman an 'illegal prime minister' - with an Awami League government in power since January 2009, such claims sound like blasphemy.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

ETaiwanNews.com

Professor Muhammad Yunus, Annette Lu on empowering women

Dr. Muhammad Yunus of Grameen Bank and former Vice President Annette Lu discussed their experiences in working for equal rights and equal opportunities for women in business and society during a dialogue Sunday evening in the Council Chamber of the Taipei City Council.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Standard

Bangladesh closes more garment factories due to safety reasons

Bangladesh authorities have closed four garment factories and partially shut down two others after engineers hired by Western retailers detected major structural flaws in the plants, an official said Wednesday.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Daily Star

Priority changed for an ex-minister

The government, under the influence of a former minister, has changed its priority list of some Chinese-funded development projects, leaving the financier baffled.

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The Daily Star

Now BCL beats up AL leader in Ctg

A group of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists of Chittagong University unit puts a garland of shoes around the neck of Nasir Haider Babul, assistant secretary of a central sub-committee of the Awami League, after beating him up on the campus in the presence of police yesterday.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

Room 8

Microcredit loan for poor peoples

Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Younus, the founder of Grameen Bank, which is mainly considered the first modern microcredit institution.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Breitbart.com

Bangladeshi-American Writer Censored, Threatened by Islamist

An online Bangladeshi bookseller has pulled the books of an American writer after receiving death threats from a radical Islamist.

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The Telegraph

Focus on rivers and aquatic animals

R.K. Sinha, popularly known as Dolphin Man for his contribution to the welfare of the mammals, spoke on Gangetic dolphins, smooth coated otters, gavialis, turtles among other aquatic animals.

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The Daily Star

4 killed by toxic gas

Jashim's father in tears at a clinic in Chittagong yesterday after seeing his son's body.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Fibre2Fashion

BGMEA Chittagong finalizes Kalurghat for Garment Village

The Chittagong branch of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association has arrived at a consensus on setting up a Garment Village on a proposed site in Kalurghat, located several miles north of the port city of Chittagong, reports Daily Sun.

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Asian Correspondent

Venice: The Bangladesh of the West

A tourist sits outside a cafe in a flooded St. Mark Square during floods in Venice in 2012.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Straits Times

Bangladesh detains students for 'defaming Prophet'

Two students were detained in Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong after they were attacked by a mob over allegations they defamed the Prophet Mohammed on Facebook, police said on Tuesday.

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Sun Mar 30, 2014

The Telegraph

Tripura voters out of shadow of guns

Chief electoral official Ashutosh Jindal today said of 3,095 polling stations spread across the state's two Lok Sabha seats, only 25 have been notified as 'hyper sensitive' and 350 as 'sensitive'.

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