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55 min ago | 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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1 hr ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | India Gazette

Tripura to get rice from Andhra Pradesh via Bangladesh Thursday

Rice from southern India to Tripura via Bangladesh is likely to reach here Thursday, bringing to fruition a three-year-long diplomatic and strategical endeavour between New Delhi and Dhaka.

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9 hrs ago | 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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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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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 Telegraph

Assam move on asylum invites Paresh scorn

Security personnel inspect a bike in Guwahati on Sunday in the run-up to Independence Day.

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The Telegraph

Toll 111, Deb blames count error

Pigs on Sunday roam free on the Eastern Bypass of Siliguri, where a dumping ground is a stone's throw from five educational institutions - Don Bosco School, Salesian College, Nirmala Convent, Auxilium Convent and Goodricke School for Special Education.

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The Daily Star

Urdu speakers in Bangladesh urge permanent ceasefire

Minority Council of Urdu Speaking People of Indian Origin in Bangladesh has urged the UN to intervene and lift the siege on Gaza and broker a permanent ceasefire.

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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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The Daily Star

2 killed in Cox's Bazar road crash

Two persons were killed and four critically injured when a microbus skidded off the Chittagong-Cox's Bazar highway in Chokoria upazila of Cox's Bazar this morning.

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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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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Telegraph

NTPC Bangla plant on track

Calcutta, July 26: NTPC Ltd is looking to start electricity generation from its thermal power project in Bangladesh by December 2018.

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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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India.com

Bangladesh Nationalist Party has missed train, will have to wait till next polls: Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka, July 26 : The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has missed the "electoral train" this year, and will have to wait till the next polls in 2019 to attempt to get back to power, said Prime Minister and ruling Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina on Saturday.

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The Daily Star

Baby Moudud passes away

Eminent journalist and former Awami League lawmaker AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Moudud died at a city hospital yesterday afternoon.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Daily Star

Through the Eyes of Subir Nandi

Nothing was going according to plan as I set out on my mission of interviewing Subir Nandi, the star singer.

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