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Sahara Group set to become Bangladesh cricket sponsor

India’s business giant Sahara Group is set to become the new sponsor of the Bangladesh cricket team after offering $9.4 million over four years in a tender process that ended on Wednesday, officials said. “We are delighted to announce that Sahara has appeared the highest...
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Qatar keen to fund Padma bridge

Qatar is keen to invest in Bangladesh’s major projects, including Padma bridge construction, a power project, airport upgrade, river dredging and a manpower training institute. A 10-member delegation led by Assistant Minister for International Cooperation Affairs of Qatar Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Jabr Al...
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Sahara inks deal to build Notun Dhaka in Bangladesh

Sahara India Pariwar, a major business conglomerate in India has on Friday announced its entry into the housing & infrastructure sector of Bangladesh. The group’s, newly formed Bangladesh based company ‘Sahara Matribhumi Unnayan Corporation Limited’ has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry...
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Tough times ahead for Bangladesh banks:liquidity shortage!!

There is a liquidity shortage following a huge capital outflow that resulted in the stock market crash early last year. Bangladesh’s banking sector is undergoing a challenging phase due to a liquidity shortage, following a massive capital outflow that resulted in a stock market crash...
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Bangladesh ‘keen to join gas pipeline project’

Bangladesh has approached the Asian Development Bank to join a four-nation gas pipeline project being funded by the bank. India and Pakistan have signed a gas sale purchase agreement with Turkmenistan last week. An official source said Bangladesh has written a letter to ADB showing...
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US slates killings, torture by lawmen in Bangladesh

The US government yesterday denounced the Bangladesh government over the latter’s “most significant” human rights problems, including killing and torture by security forces and their abuses that are responsible for disappearances and custodial deaths. “An increasingly politicised judiciary exacerbated problems in an already overwhelmed judicial...
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Bangladesh seeks C-130 deal

Bangladesh is asking for the refurbishment, overhaul and modification of four C-130E aircraft through the Foreign Military Sale program. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the contract sought by Bangladesh includes spare parts, equipment and training services and is worth about $180 million. “The...
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Build Bangladesh as dreamt by Nazrul, says Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged all Bangladeshis to work for building such a Bangladesh where every citizen will enjoy equal and basic rights breaking the vicious cycle of poverty as dreamt by National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “We want...
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India to enable land exchange with Bangladesh

An amendment to the Constitution is being drafted to enable the exchange of 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh and 51 Bangladeshi enclaves in the Indian territory, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has said. “Government is committed to the earliest implementation of the Protocol and...
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Bangladesh: Family Planning for Healthier Futures

If family planning and birth-spacing services were better promoted in countries with high birth rates, 32 percent of all maternal deaths and over 1 million deaths of children under 5 could be prevented. When her first child was only three months old, Laily Begum learned...
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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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