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Train Fares to rise

August 30, 2012
Train Fares to rise

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader said train fares will be raised as there has been no fare hike over the last 20 years. He   said this while talking to the journalists during his visit to the Rajshahi railway station. He also said the railway would be turned into a profitable concern within the next two...
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Bangladesh attracts Chinese factories due to low labour costs

August 30, 2012
Bangladesh attracts Chinese factories due to low labour costs

full story by BBC: “In my factory in China, the salary of workers has been increasing steadily over the last few years,” she told me during her recent visit to Bangladesh to look for opportunities here. “It has reached around $400 to $500 (£250 – £315) a month per worker. If I continue to...
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Prisoners of Eid – Largest number of Bangladeshi VIP’s in prison

August 20, 2012
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Since the event of the so called “one-eleven”, the day when the army intervened to give the troubled democracy in Bangladesh a break from rivalry of the two leading parties, there has never been so many political elites in prison than the numbers held today. The prisoner’s held in prison range from members and...
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Dhaka ranked ‘least desirable’ city

August 16, 2012
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A recent report by Global Liveability Survey has ranked Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka the least desirable place to live.  The Australian city of Melbourne has kept its spot as the best urban place to live in the world, according to the Global Liveability Report. Australia and Canada both fared well with, respectively, four and three cities making...
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Russia to provide 10200 to 12750 crore towards setup of Nuclear Plant in Bangladesh

August 13, 2012
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Russia has agreed to provide as credit 85 percent of the estimated Tk 12,000-15,000 crore needed for setting up the first-ever nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. It will initially provide $500 million for conducting necessary studies and preparing the design for the 1,000 MW nuke plant.  This was agreed at a two-day meeting between...
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Medical Schools to select students on existing GPA results: Follow Up

August 13, 2012
1 doctor for 20,000 people

Bangladesh Government introduces a major change in an old system of recruiting students at the medical and Dental colleges by scrapping the old admission test.  Therefore from now on there will be no admission tests for public and private medical colleges this year as students will be enrolled on the basis of their SSC...
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Roads & Drivers are Now part of the “Death Trap” – Can Minister Reshape This? – Mission Impossible

August 10, 2012
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(BanglaNews.com) Road Accidents along with Boat/Ferry accidents in Bangladesh have become a major factor in loss of life. This is a great challenge for the Minister responsible for that department. Last Thursdays figures alone shows how dangerous the roads in Bangladesh are. Statistics show that the roads and highways of Bangladesh are among the...
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News on 156 Fire Stations to be built over 3 years

August 6, 2012
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www.banglanews.com staff reporter The government is to construct 156 new fire stations across the country in next three year under a master plan which also aimed at providing training to ordinary people for protecting the community from blazes and other disasters. This would to the current 216 fire stations that are already in place...
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Government plans to lease land in South Sudan & Kenya

August 6, 2012
Government plans to lease land in South Sudan & Kenya

Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said that Bangladesh would lease huge amount of farmlands in South Sudan and Kenya for cultivating rice, wheat, maize and other crops. He told the journalists at a press briefing at Shahjalal International Airport after a weeklong visit to the African nations. Bangladesh has signed...
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Malaysian delegation arrived in Dhaka with final draft to construct Padma Bridge

August 5, 2012
Malaysian delegation arrived in Dhaka with final draft to construct Padma Bridge

A Malaysian delegation arrived in Dhaka yesterday to submit its final draft agreement with a proposal to construct Padma Bridge. Led by Malaysian Special Envoy to India and South Asia Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, the delegation will hand over the draft copy to Communications Minister Obaidul Quader at his secretariat office today. The...
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