Daily Archives: September 18, 2014

PRIDE FOR BANGLADESH: SHEIKH HASINA TO ADDRESS UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, CO-CHAIR THE PEACE KEEPING SUMMIT

SHEIKH HASINA TO ADDRESS UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, CO-CHAIR THE PEACE KEEPING SUMMIT Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Dhaka for the US on September 21 to lead Bangladesh to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) with … Continue reading

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BANGABANDHU’S CHARISMATIC STATESMANSHIP EARNED UN MEMBERSHIP FOR BANGLADESH: PM

BANGABANDHU’S CHARISMATIC STATESMANSHIP EARNED UN MEMBERSHIP FOR BANGLADESH: PM Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s charismatic statesmanship earned Bangladesh a momentous entry into the United Nations (UN) on September 17, 1974 as … Continue reading

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UNESCO DIRECTOR GENERAL LAUDS PM FOR HER CONTRIBUTION IN WOMEN’S EDUCATION

UNESCO DIRECTOR GENERAL LAUDS PM FOR HER CONTRIBUTION IN WOMEN’S EDUCATION UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova was today all praise for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her outstanding contribution to promoting girls and women education and raising literacy rate in … Continue reading

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PM RECEIVES ‘TREE OF PEACE’ FROM UNESCO FOR HER CONTRIBUTION IN WOMEN’S EDUCATION

PM RECEIVES ‘TREE OF PEACE’ FROM UNESCO FOR HER CONTRIBUTION IN WOMEN’S EDUCATION Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today received a special memento from UNESCO in recognition of her outstanding contribution to promotion of girls’ and women’s education. UNESCO Director General … Continue reading

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POLL SHOWS 71 PERCENT BANGLADESHIS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT AL’S ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT

POLL SHOWS 71 PERCENT BANGLADESHIS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT AL’S ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT According to latest opinion polls conducted by a Washington based research organisation, the majority of the Bangladeshi voters were optimistic that the Awami League government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MOVES FOUR NOTCHES UP IN HDI

BANGLADESH MOVES FOUR NOTCHES UP IN HDI Tribune Online Report Norway has topped the list while Niger sat at the bottom, said the report.. Bangladesh has moved four notches up to 142 among 187 countries in the world in terms … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MOVES UP IN GCI

BANGLADESH MOVES UP IN GCI  News Desk, bdnews24.com Bangladesh has moved one step up in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). The country’s position has risen to 109th among 144 countries this year from 110th last year among 148 nations. However, … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH WILL EXPORT RICE TO SRI LANKA, SAYS COMMERCE MINISTER

BANGLADESH WILL EXPORT RICE TO SRI LANKA, SAYS COMMERCE MINISTER Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com Bangladesh will export between 50,000 to 100,000 tonnes of rice to Sri Lanka this year, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said. Speaking at the inauguration of the … Continue reading

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ERD UNVEILS ‘JOINT COOPERATION STRATEGY’ FOR 2015-20

ERD UNVEILS ‘JOINT COOPERATION STRATEGY’ FOR 2015-20 Economic Relations Division (ERD) yesterday unveiled a roadmap for the next ‘Joint Cooperation Strategy (JCS)’ which will be signed next year between the Bangladesh government and its Development Partners (DPs) for the period … Continue reading

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CHINA STEALS MARCH ON RIVALS TO INVEST IN BANGLADESH

CHINA STEALS MARCH ON RIVALS TO INVEST IN BANGLADESH Joseph Allchin Next year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s recognition of Bangladesh. It’s not a celebrated anniversary for many, least of all the country’s prime minister, Sheikh Hasina. The year, … Continue reading

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BEIJING TO SEND TEAM TO HELP GROW BANGLADESH’S EXPORT TO CHINA

BEIJING TO SEND TEAM TO HELP GROW BANGLADESH’S EXPORT TO CHINA Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com China is keen to send a business delegation here as it wants Bangladesh’s exports to grow, the foreign ministry has said… The outgoing Chinese Ambassador Li … Continue reading

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EXPLORE TRADE IN BANGLADESH, PM TELLS CHINESE INVESTORS

EXPLORE TRADE IN BANGLADESH, PM TELLS CHINESE INVESTORS BSS, Beijing Terming Bangladesh as a lucrative destination for foreign investment, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the Chinese entrepreneurs to visit Bangladesh to explore the possibilities of increasing trade and investment. … Continue reading

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OPT FOR BANGLADESH TO EXPAND BUSINESSES

OPT FOR BANGLADESH TO EXPAND BUSINESSES PM tells global entrepreneurs at the International Investors’ Forum Urging the investors to opt for Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged them to take advantage of the country’s open and favourable regulatory regime, … Continue reading

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SAFTA MINISTERIAL MEETING: INDIA TO PROPOSE ESTABLISHING SOUTH ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

SAFTA MINISTERIAL MEETING: INDIA TO PROPOSE ESTABLISHING SOUTH ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK NEW DELHI, India: India will propose to establish a South Asian Development Bank for financing infrastructure development in the region at the upcoming South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA) … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH TO JOIN ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK

BANGLADESH TO JOIN ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK Star Business Report Bangladesh is going to join the proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank spearheaded by China, officials said yesterday. “We want to become a member of the bank, and as part of … Continue reading

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SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH SECTOR

SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH SECTOR Maternal and child healthcare success.. AS per a global study, Bangladesh has come out as one of 10 countries that have made commendable progress in improving child and maternal health. With child mortality falling significantly … Continue reading

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NOI SOLUTIONS HAND-HOLDS GARMENT MAKERS TO GLOBAL DOMINATION

NOI SOLUTIONS HAND-HOLDS GARMENT MAKERS TO GLOBAL DOMINATION Suman Saha Saima Chowdhury’s New York-based venture generated $22.8m revenue last year.. Saima Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi expatriate who built up an impressive curriculum vitae working for large US corporations such as Nike … Continue reading

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THE NEED TO NEGOTIATE IS NOW

KNOT SO TRUE THE NEED TO NEGOTIATE IS NOW Rubana Huq It’s a condolence meet. Heads have gathered around a single figure and are seen consoling. The loss was inevitable. Whatever happened has happened. And finally the ultimate Nietzschean monologue: … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH, CAMBODIA AND SRI LANKA WEAVE A NEW FUTURE IN GARMENTS Jim Stevenson The garment and textile industry has been very important to the fabric of the national economies in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Sri Lanka. Amid major industry changes in … Continue reading

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RMG INDUSTRY OF BANGLADESH: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

RMG INDUSTRY OF BANGLADESH: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE Faruque Hassan Starting from scratch Bangladesh has come a long way and is now one of 10 new emerging countries in the world…. The readymade garments industry acts as the backbone of … Continue reading

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