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Local news for Dhaka, Bangladesh continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Bangladeshi youth falls to death in Paris

A Bangladeshi expatriate in France died at a hospital in Paris on early Monday, hours after he was found lying beside his building.

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7 hrs ago | Sierra Club Compass

Bangladesh 'Long March' to save Sundarbans featured in a new documentary

Dhaka, to the city of Rampal to protest a proposed new coal-fired power plant. Now you can join the walk in a new documentary, " Long Live Sundarban ," available on YouTube.

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7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

BB directives defied in fresh loan deals

The Gulshan branch of BASIC Bank allowed fake and defaulter companies to swindle another Tk 1,000 crore in 2013, defying Bangladesh Bank's instructions to rectify its irregularities in disbursing around Tk 1,300 crore a year ago.

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10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Tuba salaries within 7 days: BGMEA

Garment workers of Tuba Group chant slogans demanding their outstanding salary and bonus at the factory premises in capital's Badda on Thursday.

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14 hrs ago | North-West Evening Mail

National photo competition gets woodland gallery airing

The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2014 exhibition is touring the forest venues nationally and will be at Grizedale's visitor centre until November.

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19 hrs ago | Asia News Network

DHAKA: Acquittal of Greek farmers who shot Bangladeshi workers sparks outrage

A Greek court's decision to acquit local farmers who admitted shooting 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers when they dared to ask for months of back pay has sparked outrage in the country, The Guardian reports.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Daily Star

6 killed in road crashes

At least four people were killed in a road accident as a private car plunged into a roadside ditch in Shiddhirganj upazila of Narayanganj.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Nerve News

Bangladeshi plane catches fire at Nepal airport, passengers safe

A Bangladeshi aircraft caught fire while landing at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport Monday afternoon, officials said.

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Global Voices Online

Bangladesh Authorities Shut Down a 200-Year-Old Brothel, Evicting Hundreds of Sex Workers

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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The Telegraph

Andhra rice takes a 1300km short cut to Tripura as Dhaka allows use of its rivers

Agartala, July 28 : Food Corporation of India expects huge savings in time and money after Bangladesh allowed the use of its Ashuganj river port 37km from here for a consignment of food grain meant for the north eastern state of Tripura.

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Merinews

Development of 320 MW Maitree Super Thermal Power Project: NTPC...

The 9th meeting of Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company Limited , a joint venture of NTPC Limited and Bangladesh Power Development Board was held here under the chairmanship of Monowar Islam, Secretary, Power, Government of Bangladesh.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Muslims World-Wide Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Bangladeshi Muslims sit on the engine of an overcrowded train ahead of Eid al-Fitr at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sunday.

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India Gazette

Dhaka lets FCI ship food to NE using its key port

India has begun using a new trade route via a Bangladeshi port as well as land terrain to ship foodgrains to the North-east, as the NDA government steps up ties with the neighbour on the back of foreign minister Sushma Swaraj's recent successful visit.

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The Daily Star

Save Buriganga from grabbing

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the authorities concerned to take effective measures to reclaim illegally occupied parts of the Buriganga river and free it of pollution.

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The Daily Star

Eid joy all around

Happy faces at the windows of a train at Airport Railway Station in the capital yesterday.

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The Daily Star

Biman sitting idle with large planes

All six Boeing 777s of Biman remain underutilised for lack of long-haul flights and pilots, causing the national carrier to lose crores of taka every year.

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The Daily Star

Solution must come from AL, BNP: UN official

UN Resident Coordinator in Dhaka Neal Walker today said leaders of the two main political parties -- Awami League and BNP -- can agree on conditions that would create way for free and fair elections, asserting that no outsiders can do it.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Daily Star

With joy, Eid home rush at peak

A launch leaves Dhaka with hundreds of people on board, eager to meet family members and spend the Eid holidays.

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Express India

Polishing a nautilus shell

Summary At the centre of Mirror City is an old-fashioned love story in an age of rapid-fire extramarital adventures CHITRITA BANERJI has been a writer of cookbooks, in which she conjures fragments of her childhood in Kolkata, leaving the reader open-mouthed, waiting for the next morsel.

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The Daily Star

BB aims to rein in inflation

Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman attends a press conference at his office in Dhaka yesterday to announce the central bank's half-yearly monetary policy.

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