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Tag Archives: Bangladesh

Bangladesh film star sorry after India election expulsion

DHAKA: A Bangladesh film star has apologised after he was expelled from India for taking part in election campaigning, but found support in his country’s foreign minister who said the giant neighbour had overreacted. Ferdous Ahmad has starred in more than 200 films, and was kicked out of India on ...

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Bangladesh schoolgirl burned to death on teacher’s order

DHAKA: A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said on Friday. The death of the 19-year-old, Nusrat Jahan Rafi, last week sparked protests across the country, with the prime minister promising to prosecute ...

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Uncapped Jayed, recalled Mosaddek in Bangladesh World Cup squad

DHAKA: Rookie swing bowler Abu Jayed earned a spot in Bangladesh’s World Cup squad on Tuesday while batsman Mosaddek Hossain also made the cut for the showpiece tournament in England and Wales. Right-arm paceman Jayed, who has played five tests but has yet to debut in ODIs, was picked for ...

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Bangladesh to call Shakib back from IPL

DHAKA: Bangladesh will ask star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to return from Indian Premier League and join the team’s World Cup preparation camp next week, the nation’s Cricket Board said. Shakib is currently in India with his IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. “Our camp is beginning. I have asked to send ...

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Garment boom boosts Bangladesh exports to $31 bilion

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s export income in the first three quarters of the current 2018-19 fiscal year (July 2018-June 2019) surged 12.57 percent to nearly 31 billion U.S. dollars, an official said. The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) official told Xinhua that the country earned a total of 30,903.02 million U.S. dollars from ...

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19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk: United Nations

UN: The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children’s agency released Friday. The UNICEF report said the estimate includes ...

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Jailed Bangladesh opposition leader shifted to hospital

DHAKA-AA: After months of opposition outcry, three-time prime minister of Bangladesh and imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia was shifted to hospital. Zia was referred to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University upon the suggestion of jail authority, Anadolu Agency reported. According to ABM Mahbubul Alam, the director of the university hospital, ...

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Bangladesh tower inferno death toll rises to 25

DHAKA: The death toll from a terrifying blaze that ripped through a Bangladesh tower rose on Friday to 25, as authorities vowed tough action to improve lax safety standards. The latest deadly blaze to hit Bangladesh´s congested capital Dhaka tore through the 22-storey FR Tower on Thursday, leaving some of ...

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At least 4 killed in Bangladesh 22-storey building fire

DHAKA: At least four people were killed in a deadly fire that broke out in a 22-storey building in Dhaka’s Banani area on Thursday, in the latest blaze to hit the Bangladeshi capital. The incident happened on Thursday afternoon in the building that houses several garment shops and internet service ...

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Detained Bangladeshi FIFA official released from jail

DHAKA: A FIFA official detained for allegedly defaming the Bangladeshi prime minister has been freed, her lawyer said on Wednesday, in a case closely watched by football’s governing body and rights groups. Mahfuza Akhter, a FIFA council member since 2017 and the national chief of women’s soccer, was arrested on ...

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