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June 2015

3 Bangladeshi workers die, 2 hurt in Bahrain fire

Three Bangladeshi workers died of smoke inhalation on Friday after a fire broke out in their room in Manama, the capital of Bahrain. fire1 Two more Bangladeshis suffered injuries in the fire incident that took place around 3:30am in a residential building in Manama. Around 50-60 tenants — all Bangladesh nationals — were living in the building.   Confirming the incident, Shameem Ahsan, Director General (External Publicity Wing) at the Foreign Ministry, said two of the victims were identified while the officials were trying to ascertain the identities of...

India Sahara chief Subrata Roy arrested


One of India's most flamboyant tycoons, Subrata Roy, has been arrested after he surrendered to the police.

_73226490_73226040 The Supreme Court had ordered the arrest of the Sahara group chief on Wednesday after he failed to appear before judges in a case of fraud. Two Sahara firms are accused of raising 240bn rupees ($3.9bn; £2.3bn) through bonds that were found to be illegal. Market regulators say Mr Roy failed to refund the money to millions of investors despite a court order. He is expected t...

Robi 3.5G Internet Mela held in Comilla

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Mobile phone operator Robi Axiata Ltd organized the ‘Robi 3.5G Internet Mela’ at VictoriaCollege in the Sadar upazila of Comilla district on Thursday. Robi, in partnership with multiple government ministries, launched the ‘3.5G Internet Mela’ on November 16, 2013 from the Tongi Govt. College of Tongi upazila in Gazipur. The 3.5G Internet Mela, the first private-public partnership (PPP) initiative of its kind, with support from the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MoICT), the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Health & Family Planning, will be cover 500 colleges in 429 thanas across Bangladesh.

Govt to buy more rice locally to boost reserves

The government  will buy more rice locally in an effort to replenish reserves while it has no plan to import the grain this year, the head of the state grains buyer said on Wednesday. Such procurement is crucial for the South Asian nation to feed its poor and keep domestic prices stable at a time when government reserves are at five-year lows. "We are buying 400,000 tonnes of rice from local farmers this harvesting season, double from the earlier purchase target," Ahmed Hossain Khan of the Directorate General of Food, the state grains buyer, said.

Airtel Service Center Meet held in Chittagong

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Airtel Bangladesh Limited, one of fastest growing telecom operators of the country, organized an event called ‘Airtel Service Center Meet’ for their valued Airtel Service Center (ASC) owners at Asian SR Hotel, Station Road in Chittagong. Airtel has 1700 ASCs in Bangladesh out of which 475 are located in Chittagong. Soumen Mitra, Zonal Business Manager of Chittagong zone, Jafry Shamim, Head of Zonal Experience, A.H.M. Golam Kibria, Zonal Customer Service Manager and Anupom Kumar Dey, Senior Manager, Engineering of Airtel Bangladesh Limited, were present at the event along with invited ASC owners of Airtel Bangladesh Limited.

Coca-Cola, UPPR dedicate sanitation facilities in Tangail

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Coca-Cola and Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction (UPPR) dedicated the first water and sanitation project , completed under the ‘Every Drop Matters’ initiative in Tangail. The project titled ‘Bangladesh-School-Led WASH Initiatives in Urban Slums’, is one of Coca-Cola Bangladesh’s efforts towards improving water and sanitation facilities in schools together with UPPR. The project has been implemented by SPACE, a national NGO, with technical assistance from Concern Universal Bangladesh. Picture 1