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3 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Bangladesh court commutes top Islamist's death sentence

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a top Islamist preacher whose sentencing last year triggered the deadliest political violence in the country's history. Delwar Hossain Sayedee emerges from the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka on Aug 18, 2011.

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3 hrs ago | Asia News Network

DHAKA: Foreign agencies reach consensus on factory inspection in Bangladesh

After a long-running dispute, two foreign inspection agencies have finally decided to avoid repetition in the inspection of 300 common garment factories in Bangladesh. The breakthrough came as Europe-sponsored Accord, a platform of 186 retailers and brands, responded to a call by Alliance, another inspection agency representing 26 US-based garment retailers and brands, to avoid the overlap in initial inspection.

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3 hrs ago | Asia News Network

DHAKA: Trade confidence rises sharply in Bangladesh

Bangladesh's trade confidence rose sharply, by 38 points in six months, which is the second highest among 23 countries globally. The jump was due to growing demand for its garments from Western buyers and the recent initiatives aimed at making the country's apparel factories safer, according to a survey.

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4 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Teenage siblings commit suicide

Two teenage siblings allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves at their residence in the capital's Uttara on Monday night. The deceased are Chirasree Zaman, 18, an A-level student and her ninth-grader brother Mohammad bin Alim, 14. They were found hanging from the window grills in their respective rooms with their feet touching the ground.

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8 hrs ago | The Daily Star

25 hurt in cop action

A doctor visits Manikganj municipality Mayor Ramjan Ali and his wife Afroza at a hospital after they were injured in police action yesterday during an agitation for uninterrupted gas supply. Ramjan was baton-charged, and his wife Afroza hit with rubber bullets.

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Theatre is still not a profession in Bangladesh-- Tabibul Islam Babu

Tabibul Islam Babu is among those theatre activists who closely witnessed the evolution of Bangladeshi theatre and played active role in the movement. He has been involved with theatre since the 1960s when Bangladeshi theatre scene lacked an organised shape.

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Indonesia warms up to microcredit

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus meets Jusuf Kalla, vice president-elect of Indonesia, at his residence in Jakarta on Sunday. Photo: Yunus Centre The newly elected Indonesian government was full of praise for Prof Muhammad Yunus's microcredit and social business concepts when the Nobel laureate toured the country earlier this week.

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

A citizenship sea change

THIS week in The Netherlands, Bangladesh's little-known Urdu-speaking minority often referred to inaccurately as 'Biharis' will be centre stage at the world's first ever Global Forum on Statelessness. The conference, hosted by Tilburg University and the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees , will hear how an innovative new program in Bangladesh is helping to turn the tide on years of discrimination and impoverishment.

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16 hrs ago | MLive.com

Hamtramck police chief, officer flying to Bangladesh to train cadets, learn culture

Hamtramck Police Chief Max Garbarino said he's "extremely" excited about a new venture his department is embarking upon to send officers to Bangladesh to train police there, while also learning about the culture though immersion. The only thing he's not excited about is the 20-hour overseas flight in coach, which he expects to be "brutal."

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16 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Ecnec clears much-awaited satellite launching project

In the May 21 photo, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council at capital's NSC auditorium. Photo: BSS The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council today approved the much-awaited 'Bangabandhu Satellite Launching' project with an outlay of Tk 2967.95 crore, aiming to launch the country's first satellite in the orbit.

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18 hrs ago | The Daily Star

'Shootout' kills key accused

Shah Alam, also known as Kailla Babu, was killed in a "gunfight" in Dhaka between his cohorts and Detective Branch of Police yesterday, 18 days after he and his gang members allegedly killed three people. Interestingly, even though the DB claims he was killed in a gunfight, Babu's wife said he was picked up by DB almost six hours before he was killed.

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22 hrs ago | The Daily Star

a Serenade for saris

Derived from the Sanskrit word "sati", which essentially means a strip of cloth, modern day saris have come a long way. Evolving from basic everyday wear, the sari has established itself as a predominant piece of clothing in every South Asian woman's wardrobe.

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Yesterday | The Daily Star

DESHAL

Have you ever decided to wear a sari and walk the streets of the Western world? For those who have, it must have been like a few minutes' celebrity walk down the road because of all the 'heads-turning-towards-you' reaction and the double takes. For Bengali women, this unique one of a kind, five-nine yards of drape is one of their most iconic traditional attire.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Daily Star

NBR felicitates top taxpayers

Finance Minister AMA Muhith presents crests to top taxpayers at a ceremony organised by the National Board of Revenue at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka yesterday. Ghulam Hussain, chairman of NBR, and Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, were also present.

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The Daily Star

Cold chain can save food supply chain

When Brazil, the Philippines and the Caribbean countries have been supplying banana, a highly perishable fruit, to the other corners of the world, Bangladesh cannot do so even within its small boundaries without using toxic preservatives. Also, countries like the US, Canada, Brazil, China and Australia, which are much bigger than Bangladesh, ensure safe food for their people.

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The Daily Star

DESH belongs to Bangladesh...Akram Khan

Just three days in the countdown to his grand show, internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer Akram Khan, at a press conference, said, "DESH belongs to Bangladesh." A press conference focusing on DESH was held yesterday at Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi, Dhaka.

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The Daily Star

300 more illegal shops demolished in Tejgaon

Bangladesh Railway destroying illegal structures built beside rail lines in Moghbazar area on September 12, 2014. The move comes after four people got killed by a train at an illegal fish market set up on the train lines in Karwan Bazar on Thursday.

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The Daily Star

Govt gets 72-hr to withdraw illegal human hauliers in 5 dists

The High Court today directed the government to stop the plying of illegal three-wheelers on the highways of five southern districts within 72 hours. Deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of Barisal, Khulna, Madaripur, Faridpur and Rajbari have been asked to comply with the order and submit a report before it by two weeks.

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Newkerala.com

Dhaka wants time-frame to resolve Teesta, land issues

Bangladesh will seek "specific time-frame" from India to settle the Teesta water sharing and implement the land boundary agreement at the upcoming foreign ministers' meeting. The third Joint Consultative Commission meeting to be held in New Delhi Sep 20 will be the first after Narendra Modi became the Indian prime minister.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Asia News Network

DHAKA: Govt rolls out project to make economic plans pro-poor

The government has launched a project to give a pro-poor bent to key state institutions responsible for formulating economic policies. Called the Support to Inclusive and Sustainable Planning Project, the $4.7 million-worth scheme is meant for implementation between June 2013 and December 2016.

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