Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Tag Archives: Bangladesh

Lightning strikes kill dozens across Bangladesh

DHAKA: Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday. Farmers harvesting rice in open fields made up the majority of victims, Iftekharul Islam, a director at Bangladesh’s disaster management department, told AFP. “In the last 24 ...

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Bangladesh foreign exchange reserves rise to $33.11bn at end-April

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves rose to $33.11 billion at the end of April, $709 million more than one month earlier, the central bank said on Sunday. The reserves were nearly 2 percent higher than one year earlier. They are sufficient to cover about 10 months’ of imports for the ...

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Bangladesh marks 5 years after garment factory collapse

DHAMRAI: A few hundred workers, activists and relatives of victims of a 2013 garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people and left thousands injured held a rally Tuesday as the country marked the fifth anniversary of the disaster. Protesters placed flowers at a makeshift monument near the abandoned ...

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Anti-Rohingya Myanmar monk’s Facebook page removed

MYANMAR: Facebook has removed the page of a Myanmar monk once dubbed the “Buddhist Bin Laden” for his incendiary posts about Muslims, the company confirmed, as it faces pressure to clamp down on hate speech. Wirathu, a prominent face of Myanmar’s Buddhist ultra-nationalist movement, had amassed hundreds of thousands of ...

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Mendis drives Sri Lanka to Twenty20 series sweep

SYLHET: Opener Kusal Mendis hit a blazing half-century as Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh by 75 runs in the second Twenty20 to complete a 2-0 series sweep. Sri Lanka rode on Mendis ‘ 70 off 42 deliveries to post 210-4 and then bowled out the hosts for 135 in Sylhet. Skipper ...

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After Dhaka now Mirpur pitch rated below average by ICC

MIRPUR: For the second time in as many Tests, pitch preparation in Bangladesh has come under the microscope after another ‘below average’ rating from the International Cricket Council. Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium has received a ‘below average’ rating from the ICC for the pitch used in the second Test between ...

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China, India battle for Bangladesh bourse

DHAKA: China and India have launched rival bids for a large stake in Bangladesh’s stock exchange, officials said Thursday, as the Asian powers jostle for strategic influence in the region. Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) chief executive Majedur Rahman confirmed India ‘s National Stock Exchange had offered 15 taka ($0.18) per share ...

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Violent protests in Bangladesh after Khaleda Zia verdict

DHAKA: Violent protests have taken place across Bangladesh after former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years in jail. She was found guilty of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, a charge she had consistently dismissed as politically motivated. The Bangladesh Police have detained at ...

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Verdict in Bangladesh Former PM Graft Case: Dhaka to be Delinked

DHAKA: Law enforcers have taken a series of measures to prevent BNP supporters from entering the capital so they cannot gather on the streets centring on tomorrow’s expected verdict in a corruption case against Khaleda Zia. Bangladesh braced for possible unrest ahead of a court verdict in the corruption trial ...

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ICC criticises Bangladesh Test pitch

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) penalised the “below average” pitch in Chittagong after batsmen plundered more than 1,500 runs during last week´s Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Five centuries and six half-centuries were smashed over five days at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium before the teams accepted a ...

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