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Entry of toxic ship banned

The government has directed all concerned to ban the toxic ship Probo Koala renamed Gulf Jash from entering Bangladeshi territorial waters, Department of Environment officials say. The move came after The Daily Star on Friday published an exclusive report that the Probo Koala, infamous for...
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Bangladesh poses ambitious plan to halt childhood blindness

Bangladesh, in an ambitious plan, will dispense doses of Vitamin A to nearly 19 million children below the age of 5 beginning Sunday. In a nationwide campaign, thousands of volunteers will provide life-saving Vitamin A supplements to combat chronic deficiency, which can cause night blindness,...
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Google’s Street View to map Bangalore

Google on Thursday said it will offer Street View of Bangalore city on its maps platform. In a statement Google said,” It will begin imagery collection in Bangalore for the Street View feature in Google Maps”. The Internet search engine giant will collect images of...
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Ashok Leyland bags $23m order from Bangladesh

Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland has received a $23.3m order from Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) to supply 290 double decker buses. The company said that the recent order represents its largest single order for double decker buses from Bangladesh. Ashok Leyland managing director Vinod...
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BANGLADESH: Clean brick kiln projects limit deadly emissions

The number of deaths caused by respiratory illnesses linked to air pollution, the leading cause of premature mortality and morbidity in Bangladesh, could be halved if existing forms of brick kiln technology are replaced by cleaner alternatives, according to the World Bank and UN Development...
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Bangladesh – Home schooling

Sources : This year, like in the previous years, thousands of students from different secondary schools have passed their SSC examinations with stupendous results. It has been reported that the percentage of students who have passed in this year’s SSC examinations from all the ten...
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Government of Bangladesh, US commemorate operation

Members of the Government of Bangladesh, the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka and Marines with the III Marine Expeditionary Force, participated in the 20th anniversary commemoration of Operation Sea Angel here May 12. On the evening of April 29, 1991, Cyclone Marian (Tropical Cyclone 02B) struck...
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Public Private Partnership – PPP

under this new national policy, the PPP Office was established as a separate, autonomous office under the Prime Minister's Office to support sector line ministries to facilitate identification, development and tendering of PPP projects to international standards. A PPP Unit under the Ministry of Finance was established to foster an environment of fiscal responsibility and sustainability in PPP projects.

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