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1 hr ago | The Daily Star

Judges' impeachment move - not in people's interest': Dr Kamal

In this file photo taken on August 31 last year, eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain speaks at a meeting at Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs auditorium in Dhaka.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Reuters

Fitch Teleconf: Bangladesh Assigned Inaugural International Rating by Fitch

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, August 31 Fitch Ratings has for the first time assigned international ratings to the Bangladesh sovereign and invites market participants to join a teleconference on Bangladesh's rating outlook at 4pm HK/Singapore on Wednesday, 3 September 2014.

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Newsday

How do you break up an 'old lady'?

What's the best way to dispose of an "old lady"? Should she be dumped on a beach and broken up by rough hands in terrible conditions or should she be taken in a more sedate fashion to a reputable place to be dismantled in an orderly fashion? The question is being debated in the shipping industry where an "old lady" is the usual term for a vessel ... (more)

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The Daily Star

Hundreds of thousands enjoy boat race on Chitra

As many as two lakh people enthusiastically watched a traditional boat race on the River Chitra under Narail municipality, on Saturday.

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The Daily Star

Shirshendu captivates fans in Chittagong

Through his spell with words, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, one of the most popular writers of Bangladesh and West Bengal , India, captivated his readers and fans who gathered at a bookshop in Chittagong city on Saturday evening, to listen to their favourite writer.

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The Daily Star

Chaos at BCL rally venue

Two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League threw chairs to each other following an altercation over seating arrangement just before its rally began at Suhrawardi Uddyan in Dhaka this afternoon.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Islamists' strike hits Bangladesh over gruesome murder

Transport services in Bangladesh ground to a halt on Sunday as Islamists enforced a nationwide strike to protest at the murder of a television star who presented popular Islamic shows.

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Express India

Bangladesh hit by strike over murder of liberal Islamic cleric

The mysterious murder of a liberal Islamic cleric and popular TV host in Bangladesh triggered an eight-hour nationwide strike today bringing the capital city to a standstill with most transport services off the road and schools shut.

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The Daily Star

Alim's body handed over to family after autopsy

The body of convicted war criminal Abdul Alim, who died of cancer yesterday, was handed over to his family members after his autopsy this afternoon.

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The Daily Star

Pickets halt train for 1hr in Chandpur

Office going people wait for vehicles on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in capital's Farmgate area, which used to be a busy neighbourhood in working days, during eight-hour shutdown called by Islami Chhatra Sena on Sunday.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Post-gazette.com

In Bangladesh's garment factories, workers face an uphill battle for better safety

Labor organizer Tuhin Chowdury got a call from a woman he knew only as "Lovely" in April 2013.

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Times of Oman

Jailed former Bangladesh minister dies

Dhaka: An elderly former Bangladesh minister who was sentenced to life in prison for war crimes during the 1971 independence struggle died on Saturday after a prolonged illness, an official said.

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The Daily Star

Bangladesh to seek time frame from Myanmar

Dhaka will seek a specific time frame from Nay Pyi Taw for repatriation of over 30,000 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh living in two refugee camps in Cox's Bazar during a foreign secretary level meeting in Dhaka today.

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The Daily Star

Safe roads or highway to death

MOST roads in Bangladesh have evolved rather than designed and purpose-built; consequently hazards are mounting.

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Newkerala.com

Bangladesh seeks to supply rice to northeast India: Tripura minister

In one more sign of warming cross-border ties, Bangladesh says it is keen to supply rice to food-deficient northeastern states and can allow all its ports, in "mutual interest", to ferry goods bound for the region, a Tripura minister has said, quoting the Bangladeshi prime minister.

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The Daily Star

Nepal win frenetic Sylhet friendly

Nepal U-23 goalkeeper Alan Neupane catches the ball under pressure from Bangladesh U-23 striker Wahed Ahmed during their international friendly match at the Sylhet District Stadium yesterday.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Hindustan Times

Saradha links with Bangladeshs JamaateIslami probed

This is the second time that the consortium's overseas money trail has come under the ED's scanner.

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The Stamford Daily Voice

Stamford Cabbie's Friends Call For Justice As Accused Killer Goes To Court

Mourners, including fellow taxi drivers, gather at the funeral Friday for Mahomed Kamal, 47, that was held at the Stamford Islamic Center at 10 Outlook St. Kamal was stabbed to death early Wednesday and a city man has been arrested.

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CPJ Press Freedom Online

TV presenter for religious programs murdered in Bangladesh

The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Bangladeshi authorities to investigate the murder this week of a TV host, and to identify the motive and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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The Daily Star

The colours and grace of Bangladesh

"True Colors - Rediscovering Bangladesh", is a distinctive painting exhibition that was inaugurated on August 25 at Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel, Dhaka , held in collaboration with Dhaka Art Centre.

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