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Bangladesh army officers to get frontier training

Army officers transferred to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on deputation from now on must undergo a mandatory training course at the frontier as part of a massive reform of the border force since the 2009 rebellion, officials and reports said yesterday. “The 20-day training for...
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Tripura varsity to confer honorary D.Litt to Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would be conferred honorary Doctorate of Literature by the Tripura Central University in its ninth convocation to be held here on January 12. “Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has consented to participate in the convocation and receive the honorary D.Litt,”...
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Bangladesh Festival from December 16

A five day Bangladesh Festival with focus on music, culture and food will be held in the city from December 16 to celebrate 40 years of the country’s Liberation War. A group of around 30-35 artistes from Dhaka will be in the city to perform...
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BANGLADESH: “Invisible hazard” of groundwater depletion

DHAKA, 13 December 2011 (IRIN) – Experts warn rapid depletion of Bangladesh’s underground water table could jeopardize food and water security for millions throughout the country and also endanger the biodiversity of one of the world’s largest mangrove forests within the next two decades. “We...
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Oil spill seen in the Bay

A 10-kilometre oil slick was reported in the Bay off the district’s Sitakunda upazila yesterday. Boatmen and passengers crossing the area in the morning said they had noticed the strip which was around 50 feet wide and spreading to Kadam Rasul from Kumira coast. Both...
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Bangladesh to stage first transgender reality TV show

Bangladesh looks set to get its first TV reality show for transgender people, which programme makers hope will end taboos associated with gender and sexual issues. The show will go out on ATN Bangla, a Bengali-language digital cable channel, which transmits from Dhaka. According to...
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Bangladesh Air Force inducts air defence missiles

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked members of the Bangladesh Air Force to remain always ready imbued with patriotism to safeguard the country’s independence and sovereignty. She gave the directive while addressing the induction ceremony of surface-to-air missile system and Bangabandhu Aeronautical Centre at Kurmitola...
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Bangladesh Power Generation to Hit 8,000 MW by 2013

The most thirsty sector of Bangladesh -Power is growing towards satisfaction of Nation .Minister of Finance AMA Muhith said the government wouldensure supply of electricity for 60 per cent citizens of the country by the end of the tenure of Awami League ledalliance rule in...
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Bangladesh clothing industry hit by European woes

China’s current willingness to help the European economy is down to one factor – trade issues. And with the European economy in trouble other Asian countries may also be feel the squeeze. In Bangladesh the clothing industry is already facing problems. It depends heavily on...
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BANGLADESH: State appears bankrupt in protecting rights

Sources : A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the Occasion of the International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2011 International Human Rights Day is going to be ‘observed’ in Bangladesh amidst numerous victims facing gross abuses of human rights without an access...
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BD-Myanmar to embark on a new phase of bilateral ties

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to embark on a new phase of bilateral ties for resolving outstanding refugee issue and enhancing cooperation in the fields of energy, trade and investment, and regional connectivity, reports BSS. “Bangladesh and Myanmar are going to enter a new phase...
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Public Private Partnership – PPP

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