Thursday, 4 June 2020

Tag Archives: Bangladesh

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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Bangladesh cricket team escapes Christchurch mosque shooting

CHRISTCHURCH: Forty people were killed and 20 more were seriously injured in armed assaults on two Christchurch mosques Friday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. “It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,” she said. “From what we know, it does appear to ...

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New Zealand declare at 715 against Bangladesh

HAMILTON: New Zealand declared at 715 for six, with skipper Kane Williamson unbeaten on 200, to lead Bangladesh by 481 on the first innings of the first Test in Hamilton on Saturday. Williamson called a halt to the innings halfway through the middle session on day three after he brought ...

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Tamim falls for 126 as New Zealand strike back

HAMILTON: Tamim Iqbal brought up his ninth Test century in a heroic one-man stand for Bangladesh before New Zealand fought their way back into the first Test in Hamilton on Thursday. After being sent into bat on a green-tinged wicket, Bangladesh were 217 for seven at tea. Tamim, Bangladesh’s most ...

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Attempted hijacking of Bangladesh plane en route to Dubai

DUBAI: A person suspected of attempting to hijack a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane has been detained and placed in custody, citing Civil Aviation Secretary Mohibul Haque. Earlier, the local police and the Rapid Action Battalion have arrived at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong, responding to reports about a ...

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