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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...

1st ever Tea Expo from Jan 12

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Bangladesh is known for its artistic heritage and hospitality of the local people. Hospitality starts with social interaction and that’s when a warm cup of tea adds its charm. 2017 has already arrived and its first month is going to kick off with a three day tea expo starting from January 12 till 14 at the International Convention City Bashundhara, Hall-2 (Pushpogusso). A press conference was organized on December 18, 2016 at the Ministry of Commerce where Tofail Ahmed, MP, Commerce Minister, along with Major General Md. Shafeenul Islam, Chairman, Bangladesh Tea Board confirmed the three day tea expo. Entry for visitors will be free but pre-registration is required. The expo will have 30 pavilions and 16 stalls. Bangladesh is popular as a festive country, starting from cricket to con...

DSCC Mayor opens another public toilet in city

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WaterAid Bangladesh in association with Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has launched another modern public toilet at Muktangon Park of the capital. Honorable Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Mohammad Sayeed Khokon inaugurated this modern sanitation facility today (5 January, 2017, Thursday) funded by H&M Foundation. Mostoba Zaman Popi, counselor, ward- 13, DSCC; Syeda Roksana Islam Chamely, counselor, img_5691ward- 13, 19 and 20, DSCC and Md. Liakath Ali, Director- Programmes and Policy Advocacy, WaterAid Bang...

UN General Assembly grants observer status to ICC

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In an unprecedented move, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly has today granted Observer Status to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) — the world’s largest business organisation representing more than six million members in over 100 countries. The decision—taken by 193 members of the UN General Assembly during its on-going 71st session in New York—is the first time that a business organisation has been admitted as an Observer at the UN General Assembly. The list of UN observers is highly restricted and features principally intergovernmental organisations. The new role for ICC means that business will for the first time have direct voice in the UN

Indian Defence Minister due tomorrow

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Indian Defence Minister Shri Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar arrives in the capital tomorrow on a two-day official visit. He will lead an 11-member high-powered Indian delegation comprising deputy chiefs of three services during his Dhaka tour, a press release of Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate said here today. Principal Staff Officer of Bangladesh Armed Forces Division Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur idmRahman and officials concerned of various ministries will receive the Indian minister and members of his ...

10pc female constables victims of sexual neglect: Study

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Over 10 percent female police constables are being victimised of sexual harassment in their working places, according to study. Besides, three percent sub-inspectors and assistant sub-inspectors of police have also been women policebecoming the victim of sexual harassment while high officials in police cadre are not out of the harassment, said the study by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). The study was unveiled at a programme on “The difficult path to equality for women police in Bangladesh” jointly orga...