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Bangladesh tops 32 nations in climate risk chart

DHAKA, Oct 30, 2014-Bangladesh, Sierra Leone and South Sudan led a ranking of countries facing extreme risks as a result of climate change, exacerbating the chances of civil conflict, according to a study by UK researcher Maplecroft.

A total of 32 countries out of 196 surveyed face that level of threat, the Bath, England-based analyst said today in an e-mailed statement, the study said.

Nigeria, Chad, Haiti, Ethiopia, the Philippines, the Central African…


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Bangladesh rescuers find miracle survivor under Savar debris on 17th day

DHAKA, May 10, 2013: Rescuers retrieved a survivor who was miraculously found alive under tonnes of concrete rubble 16 days after an eight-story building collapsed at suburban Savar in Bangladesh's worst ever industrial disaster with officials so far counting 1043 deaths.

"We have safely retrieved her," Lieutenant Colonel Moazzem Hossain told newsmen coming out of the basement of the ruined structure with the young garment factory worker, Reshma. …


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Bangladesh RMG tragedy, rescuers helpless as trapped victims cry for help

Rescuers continue frantic effort to bring out those trapped inside the rubble of the Savar building that caved in Wednesday.

Rescuers continue frantic effort to bring out those trapped inside the rubble of the Savar building that caved in Wednesday. Star photo.

While there are many survivors hurt or squeezed between wrecks of the nine-storey Rana Plaza in Savar, rescuers are unable to speed up their operation due to precarious situations of the survivors.

For instance an…


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International Crimes Tribunal hands down death penalty to Bachhu Razakar

DHAKA, Jan 21, 2013: The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-2 in its maiden verdict against 1971 perpetrators of crimes against humanity today handed down death penalty to former Jamaat-e-Islami member Abul Kalam Azad alias Bacchu Razaker. The nation had to wait for 41 years for this day.

The ICT-2, set up to try those accused of committing crimes against humanity during the country's Liberation War in 1971 passed the verdict amid tight security.ICT-2 Chief Justice…


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Bangladesh govt distribute over 21 lakh tonnes of rice to RMG workers

DHAKA, Jan 20, 2013: Instable global market continued to challenge the country's food security but the government has distributed over 21 lakh tonnes of rice to readymade garment workers at lower price in the past four years.

"The present government is committed to ensure people's food security. To this end, we are supplying rice to ensure food security to readymade garment workers at lower price," Food Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque told BSS today.



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Cold-spell took 90 lives, Bangladesh PM distributed blankets and warm clothes to hit people

DHAKA, Jan 11: The recent cold spell took 90 lives over the last one week, as the mercury hit 45-year low on Thursday with the minimum temperature recorded at 3 degrees Celsius in Saidpur in Bangladesh. On Thursday, the cold snap claimed at least eight more lives.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the local administrations of the country's 64 districts to stand beside the cold-hit poor people. She also urged the well off people of the society to come forward to help…


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Bangladesh sends abroad 20.43 lakh workers, receives $ 44b in 4 yrs

By Syed Shukur Ali

DHAKA, Jan 05, 2013: The overseas employment sector witnessed a boom last year with 6,09 lakh workers going abroad despite major Malaysian market still not open to Bangladeshi workers.

"The sector witnessed a boom in the last year and we expect a massive growth in manpower export soon as Malaysian government sent demand letter for recruiting workers from Bangladesh," Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain…


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Who would win if elections are held today -- Awami League or BNP?, the Daily Star survey report

If an election is held today, AL will win more votes than its arch rival BNP. However, as the survey reveals, the gap between the two parties is now very thin although both parties have gained votes.

AL's votes increased to 42 percent from 40 percent last year. Its votes are basically hovering around its core votes as the last four surveys reveal.

BNP's votes increased to 39 percent from last year's 37 percent. It…


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Workplace accidents kill 490 in 2012 in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Jan 05, 2013: At least 490 workers were killed in workplace-related incidents across the country in 2012, including the 112 deaths in the November 24 Tazreen Fashions fire in Ashulia, says a Safety and Rights Society (SRS) report. The figure was 388 in 2011, said the report, published at the Mohammadpur office of SRS, an NGO working for promoting safety and rights of workers, in the capital on January 1, 2013. The report, based on the 2012 reports in 26 daily newspapers (15 national…


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Bangladeshi Journos` rally in capital on Monday

DHAKA, Dec 06, 2012 – The journalists rally, scheduled for Saturday in front of National Press Club in the city to press for their various demands, including arrest of the killers of journalist couple Sagar and Runi, has been put back by two days.

A press release of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ), issued on today, said, the rally will now be held at 11am on Monday at the same venue.

Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), DUJ,…

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Sudden storm takes 23 lives, 1000 fishermen missing, injured many at coastal areas in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Oct 11, 2012: At least 23 people were killed and over 1,000 fishermen missing and many injured when a sudden cyclonic storm hit the coastal areas in Noakhal, Bhola, Hatiya, Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Swandip in Bangladesh last night.

Among the deceased, 12 people were killed in Noakhali, seven in Bhola and four in Chittagong districts.

The storm that lasted at least 20 minutes starting from 2 am also destroyed more than 2000 thatched houses and mosques and…


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None finds any urge to send a seriously injured minor boy to hospital

DHAKA, Sept 28, 2012: You will simply be astonished to hear a real life drama of inhuman in nature centring a seriously injured minor boy, who has to remain on the spot of occurrence at least for an hour senseless following a train accident adjacent to the Kamalapur railway station in the city. But, none came either to rescue the ill-fated boy or felt any urgency to send him immediately to hospital.

Such an inhuman incident has been noticed in the country's main railway…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on September 28, 2012 at 18:28 — No Comments

37 journalists were killed globally

DHAKA, Sept 16, 2012: At least 37 journalists were killed in this year globally. Out of them nine journalists were killed in Syria. After this country maximum journalists killed in Somalia. In Somalia there at least 8 journalists killed. Media specialists are very upset with this figure. They are wanting serious action against this kind of violation and brutal killing.

They think that freedom of media were seriously hampered by this type of killing of media people. They are demanding…


Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on September 16, 2012 at 16:32 — No Comments

Govt sets poverty reduction targets

DHAKA, 10, 2012: The government has targeted to reduce extreme poverty rate to 25 percent by 2013 and 15 percent by 2021 from the existing 31.5 percent through continual implementation of different poverty alleviation and social safety net programmes in a more effective way across the country.

To implement the target, the cabinet on Monday approved some suggestions of the Central Monitoring Committee on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Net Programmes.

Cabinet Secretary M…


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Govt plans to build a railway bridge involving Taka 8,200 crore over Jamuna river

DHAKA, Sept 1, 2012: The government has decided to construct a railway bridge involving Taka 8,200 crore over the mighty river Jamuna aimed at meeting the regional traffic growth and improving the flow of goods and passengers.

Railway officials said they proposed construction of the dual gauge double-track bridge for completing the structure by 2017 beside the existing Bangabandhu Multipurpose Bridge to establish a strategic railway link between the eastern and western…


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ADB, JICA extend Padma loan effectiveness

DHAKA, August 30, 2012: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) extended the time limit for their Padma Bridge loans effectiveness by a month to September 30, according to official sources.

The Economic Relations Division (ERD) today (Thursday) held a meeting with the visiting ADB Director General for South Asia region, Juan Miranda, on extension of the loan effectiveness. After the meeting, ERD officials confirmed the extension of the…


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Canada to continue climate assistance to Bangladesh

DHAKA, July 30: Canadian government would continue its cooperation on climate issues in Bangladesh.

Heather Cruden, Canadian high commissioner in Dhaka, said this while he called on Environment and Forest Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud at his secretariat office here today.

During the…

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Journos file cases against DMCH staff

DHAKA, July 26: The journalists injured at the hands of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital internees have filed two cases and three general diaries against 150 of the hospital's staff.

The cases were filed at the Shahbag Police Station at around 11.30pm on Wednesday, Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh's President Akhteruzzaman Lablu said.

The Surgery Department head Prof Shaheed Hossain, hospital's Deputy Director Mushfiqur Rahman, doctors Sudip Ranjan Deb,…


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Bangladesh PM for inclusion of migration issue in CW strategic plan

LONDON, July 26: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the Commonwealth Secretary General to give emphasis on migration and development issues and include those in the Commonwealth strategic plan.

"Bangladesh wants to see progress on the issue of migration and development placed in the agenda of the last Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)," she said when Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma called on her at her hotel suite.

Prime Minister…


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CCCI to donate Tk 1 crore in Padma Bridge fund

CHITTAGONG, July 23: Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) has decided to donate Tk 1 crore for the fund to construct Padma Bridge.

“The Board of Directors of the Chamber has decided to donate Tk 1 crore for the Padma Bridge Fund,” said an official release on Monday.

The CCCI President Murshed Murad Ibrahim has already written a letter seeking permission from the Prime Minister to hand over the cheque at her…


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