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Remittance Rises Ahead of Eid Season to $1.02 Billion

August 1, 2012
Stack of Money

The inflow of remittance is on the rise ahead of Eid as the country received a total of US$102 crore or 1.02 billion in remittance up to July 27. If the trend continues, remittance would cross $120 crore or 1.20 billion in July, said BB’s Executive Director Md Ahsanullah to the reporters yesterday.
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Prime Minister: Government did not step back from constructing the Padma Bridge with its own funds

July 27, 2012
sheikh hasina with Ed Milliband

The Prime Minister is now in London on a five-day official visit to attend the inaugural ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. During a meeting she disclosed her plans to undertake the task of building Padma Bridge with it’s own fund. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made it clear that the . She said,...
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US$ 2.03 billion worth of foreign assistance received

July 27, 2012

The government has received a US$ 2.03 billion worth of foreign assistance in the last fiscal year (FY 2011-12), officials said yesterday. Bangladesh’s multilateral and bilateral donors disbursed $ 1.77 billion in assistance in FY 2010-11, $ 260 million down from the $ 2.03 billion aid received in the just concluded fiscal (FY 2011-12),...
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Garment Workers to be Cleared of Payments before Eid

July 27, 2012
Garment Workers to be Cleared of Payments before Eid

Garment factory owners have agreed to pay workers their bonus and arrears before Eid holidays.  Home Minister Shahara Khatun said this to the reporters after a meeting with the leaders of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufactures & Exporters Association, Bangladesh Textile Mills Association and workers unions at her secretariat office...
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BPDP enters an MoU with INC to build two 225 MW capacity combined cycle power plants

July 27, 2012

Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), established in 1972, is the authority for planning, construction and operation of power generation and transmission facilities throughout Bangladesh and for distribution in urban areas except metropolitan city of Dhaka and its adjoining area. BangladeshPower Development Board inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Energy Holdings International INC and...
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DHAKA: Four suspects arrested accused of killing a Saudi diplomat in Dhaka

July 25, 2012
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DHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladesh police announced Wednesday that they have arrested four suspects accused of killing a Saudi diplomat in Dhaka earlier this year and it appears the incident was a street crime gone wrong. Khalaf bin Mohammed Salem al-Ali, a 45-year-old official in the Saudi Embassy’s consular section, was shot and killed 30...
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Bangladesh Information and Communication Technology Minister resigns

July 23, 2012
Syed abul hossain

Syed Abul Hossain resigned as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister on Monday. In an open letter to the public published through different newspapers on Saturday, Syed Abul Hossain indicated this outcome. The events unfolded in the following manner; At around 7:30am, Syed Abul Hossain left his Gulshan residence in a an ordinary vehicle...
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Bangladesh writer Humayun Ahmed: Dhaka crowds pay last respects

July 23, 2012
Bangladesh writer Humayun Ahmed: Dhaka crowds pay last respects

Thousands of people have gathered in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, to pay their last respects to the writer Humayun Ahmed, who died last week. His body arrived in Dhaka from New York early on Monday and was taken to the city’s Central Shaheed Minar monument. Political leaders, officials and fans thronged to get a...
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Humayun Ahmed Dies in Hospital

July 19, 2012
humayun

Humayun Ahmed, born on November 13, 1948 – July 19, 2012,  author, dramatist and film director, emerging in the Bengali literary world as the most popular fiction writer of the country died in Bellevue Hospital in New York on the 19th of July, 2012 at 11.30 PM BST. After a nine-month struggle against colorectal cancer and after 12 sessions of chemotherapy, he had...
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Bangladesh to set up dedicated tourist zone at Cox’s Bazaar

July 15, 2012
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KOLKATA, JULY 15: Bangladesh has been seeing a steady increase in tourist numbers over the last couple of years. The country reported nearly 8 lakh international travellers in 2011-12. Of this, Indian tourists formed the largest number, with neighbouring West Bengal accounting for 25 per cent of the 8-lakh travellers who visited the country...
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