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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, ...

Renovations of Kuril slum under way

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Major renovations are under way in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka after a fire razed 500 homes last month, with home builders trying to ensure that a similar disaster does not strike again. The central committee of the shanty town is trying to overhaul the entire Korail slum, indexoverseeing the construction of new homes with improved electrical wiring and ventilation. The fire, which claimed one life, spread quickly because homes are crammed close to each other. An estimated 500,000 people live on less than a quarter of a squ...

Bangladesh ranks 36th in inclusive development index

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World Economic Forum’s Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017 said that India, with a score of only 3.38, ranks 60th among the 79 developing economies on the IDI (inclusive development index), despite the fact that its growth in GDP per capita is among the top 10 and labour productivity growth has been strong. China is placed 15th; Nepal is 27th, Bangladesh 36th while Pakistan is at 52nd place on the index. The report said that poverty has also been falling, albeit from a high level. On the other hand,