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‘Toxic ship’ MV Asia Union leaves Bangladeshi waters

The suspected toxic ship MV Asia Union, which last week sought to enter Bangladesh, left the country’s waters in the last few days, officials say. The ship’s agents wanted permission for the Chinese-owned vessel to be dismantled in Bangladesh. But officials last week told the...
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Bangladeshi mom, daughter to stay in US for now

The deportation letter arrived just as Nadia Habib was starting her junior year at Stony Brook University, its message straightforward and scary: Please report to our offices on Sept. 29, and be prepared to leave the country. Habib, who moved to the U.S. from Bangladesh...
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IBM beats Microsoft in tech giants ranking

For the first time since 1996 IBM’s market value has exceeded Microsoft’s. IBM’s closing price on 29 September was $214bn (£137.4bn) while Microsoft’s was a shade behind at $213.2bn (£136.8bn). The values cap a sustained period in which IBM’s share price has moved steadily upward...
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New fund to stabilise stockmarket.

The private sector comes forward to pull up the sinking stock market with a “market stabilisation fund” that also aims to give a new lease of life to the financially affected retail investors. AK Azad, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and...
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New cricket playing conditions.

The ICC’s amendments to playing conditions come into effect from October 1, meaning players will need to get their heads around the changes when international cricket resumes. Proposals made by the ICC Cricket Committee at its meeting in London in May were approved by the...
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Downturn giving microcredit second chance in U.S.: Yunus

The economic slump that has thrown millions of Americans out of work also jump-started the moribund U.S. microcredit sector, a Nobel laureate who pioneered nonprofit lending to the poor said. The idea of using small, uncollateralized loans to help the poor had failed to catch...
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An overview of the present education policy

It has been announced that the students will get the books under new curriculum by January 1, 2013. By March 2012 the writing of books on the new syllabus and curriculum will be completed. The Education Minister disclosed this at a seminar held in the...
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Role of tourism in linking together world cultures.

World Tourism Day (WTD) is celebrated annually on September 27, aiming at fostering awareness among the international community of its social, cultural, political and economic value. The theme of WTD 2011 is “Tourism– Linking Cultures.” It has been chosen with the intention of highlighting tourism’s...
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Study Says:South Asia most dangerous for sea turtles.

source: The waters around India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are home to the world’s most endangered sea turtles, according to a study released Thursday aimed at setting a blueprint for global conservation. While it was well known that almost all sea turtle species face extinction,...
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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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