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136th IPU assembly begins in Dhaka

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The 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly begins in Dhaka today focusing on taking decisive actions to end the rising social, political and economic inequalities and not to interfere internal affairs of states in the present global context. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the five-day long assembly at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad premises here this evening. The theme of this year's 136th IPU Assembly is-'Redressing Inequalities: Delivering on Dignity IPU Dhakaand well being for all. Nob...

In power play with China, India to pledge billions to BD

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India is likely to give Bangladesh a credit line of at least US$3.5 billion (S$4.9 billion) for infrastructure projects during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s state visit next month, as Beijing and New Delhi jostle for geopolitical influence in South Asia. The credit line, which would be India’s third to its neighbour, would go towards a variety of projects ranging from nuclear and liquefied natural gas power plants to ports, railways and the establishment of special economic zones, according to a Bangladesh government document seen by Bloomberg. New Delhi and Dhaka will also sign a defence cooperation agreement and various

Norway happiest country, Bangladesh 110th: Report

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Norway displaced Denmark as the world’s happiest country, whereas Bangladesh stood at the 110th place, in a new report released today that called on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the wellbeing of their citizens. The Nordic nations are the most content, according to the World Happiness Report 2017 produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012. Norway happiest countryCountries in ...

Textile and garment machinery exhibition starts

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International textile and garment machinery exhibition starts from February 23, 2017. The four days exhibition has been jointly organized by Bangladesh Textile Mills Owners’ Association (BTMA), Yorkers’ Trade and Marketing services of Hongkong and Taiwan’s Chan Chao International Company. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mirza Azam, Honorable State Minister for Textiles and Jute IMG_2498at Dhaka’s Bangabandhu International Convention Centre. The event was graced by the presence of Mr. Tapan Chowdhury Persident, BTMA and e...

KEPZ to create job for 3 lakh people

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Korean Export Processing Zone (KEPZ) has a prospect to create jobs for 303,000 people, of whom 100,000 directly, by bringing total foreign investment worth $1.2 billion by the year 2020, officials of the country’s first-ever private EPZ said. “With the support of the government and the people of the locality, we would soon be able to go into full operation to explore the huge potentials,” said Jahangir Sadat, president of the KEPZ. He said the KEPZ situated at Anwara in Chittagong will have total 1.0 crore square feet (sft) of

Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban

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A US appeals court has rejected president Donald Trump's attempt to reinstate his ban on visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a lower-court ruling that halted the order. Trump responded with an angry tweet saying national security was at risk and there would be a legal challenge. travel_banBut the 3-0 unanimous ruling said the government had not proved the terror threat justified reviving the ban. The ruling means that people from Iran, Iraq, ...