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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 ...

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

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,