Monthly Archives: September 2015

PM SHEIKH HASINA RECEIVES ‘CHAMPIONS OF THE EARTH’ AWARD

PM SHEIKH HASINA RECEIVES ‘CHAMPIONS OF THE EARTH’ AWARD Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at gala reception here on Sunday evening received the highest environmental accolade “Champions of the Earth” award of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for her outstanding … Continue reading

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BY SELF-FUNDING THE PADMA BRIDGE, DHAKA HAS GOT THE WEST OFF ITS BACK

BY SELF-FUNDING THE PADMA BRIDGE, DHAKA HAS GOT THE WEST OFF ITS BACK Subir Bhaumik After three years of uncertainty, Sheikh Hasina’s government has finally cleared Bangladesh’s most ambitious infrastructure project so far. It has finally awarded the contract for … Continue reading

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CHINA, BANGLADESH PLEDGE CLOSER COOPERATION

CHINA, BANGLADESH PLEDGE CLOSER COOPERATION United Nations, Sep 27: China and Bangladesh at the UN agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various areas. Calling Bangladesh “a good neighbour, good friend and good partner”, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing regards … Continue reading

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FACING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS CHALLENGE: THE BANGLADESH STORY

FACING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS CHALLENGE: THE BANGLADESH STORY  MDG 1: ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER -Poverty rate has been reduced from 56.7% in 1991-92 to 31.5% in 2010 -Current government further brought it down to 22.4% in 2015 -Government … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH MAY ACHIEVE 6.7 PERCENT GDP GROWTH

BANGLADESH MAY ACHIEVE 6.7 PERCENT GDP GROWTH IN THE ONGOING FISCAL YEAR, SAYS THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB) In its outlook for 2015 released on Tuesday, the lending agency said a stable political environment, public and private sector investment as … Continue reading

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WORLD BANK TO PROVIDE ‘STRONG SUPPORT’ FOR BANGLADESH’S MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRY STATUS

WORLD BANK TO PROVIDE ‘STRONG SUPPORT’ FOR BANGLADESH’S MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRY STATUS News Desk, bdnews24.com The World Bank says it will continue to support Bangladesh to help it to achieve the middle-income country status. Its Vice President for the South Asia … Continue reading

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WORLD BANK WILL PROVIDE BUDGET HELP AGAIN IF ENERGY SECTOR PROPOSALS ARE IMPLEMENTED

WORLD BANK WILL PROVIDE BUDGET HELP AGAIN IF ENERGY SECTOR PROPOSALS ARE IMPLEMENTED, MUHITH SAYS   Staff Correspondent bdnews24.com The World Bank has promised to provide help with budget again if Bangladesh implements the proposals it gave to improve the … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH WANTS TO INVEST $8 BLN IN INFRASTRUCTURE

BANGLADESH WANTS TO INVEST $8 BLN IN INFRASTRUCTURE Bangladesh’s government wants to invest $8 billion over the next few years in infrastructure to improve the economy and sought help from private sector to share the cost which the government could … Continue reading

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CONGRESSMEN APPRECIATE BD’S SUCCESS IN POVERTY REDUCTION

CONGRESSMEN APPRECIATE BD’S SUCCESS IN POVERTY REDUCTION A delegation of three US Congressmen called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Hotel Waldorf Astoria in New York on Saturday. The premier met with the Congressmen right before her meeting with the … Continue reading

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OPPORTUNITY TO WORK TOWARDS BUILDING PROSPEROUS WORLD DOES NOT COME OFTEN, IPU PRESIDENT SABER HOSSAIN TELLS UNGA

OPPORTUNITY TO WORK TOWARDS BUILDING PROSPEROUS WORLD DOES NOT COME OFTEN, IPU PRESIDENT SABER HOSSAIN TELLS UNGA News Desk, bdnews24.com Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) President Saber Hossain Chowdhury, while emphasising implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has said the opportunity … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH, SWEDEN SIGN DEAL TO IMPROVE RMG WORKING CONDITIONS

BANGLADESH, SWEDEN SIGN DEAL TO IMPROVE RMG WORKING CONDITIONS Following the disastrous incident of Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, Bangladesh’s reputation as a leading RMG export country suffered a huge blow. Almost 80% of Bangladesh’s export earnings is brought in … Continue reading

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SKYPOWER GLOBAL TO INVEST $4.3 BILLION IN BANGLADESH’S SOLAR POWER SECTOR

SKYPOWER GLOBAL TO INVEST $4.3 BILLION IN BANGLADESH’S SOLAR POWER SECTOR Canadian solar-energy developer Skypower Global has announced that it will invest $4.3 billion in Bangladesh’s solar power sector. Its President and CEO Kerry Adler made the announcement in a … Continue reading

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PM URGES PROMOTION OF SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR CORPORATION

PM URGES PROMOTION OF SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR CORPORATION To ensure shared prosperity, sustainable development and a life of dignity for all promoting South-South and triangular cooperation is extremely important. The statement has been made by Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina while … Continue reading

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UN-NEW YORK-CHINA-XI JINPING-SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION-ROUNDTABLE

SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION FEATURES EQUALITY, WIN-WIN COOPERATION: CHINESE PRESIDENT UN-NEW YORK-CHINA-XI JINPING-SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION-ROUNDTABLE Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks while co-hosting the High-level Roundtable on South-South Cooperation at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States, Sept. 26, 2015. (Xinhua/Li Xueren) … Continue reading

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PM HASINA PROMISES END OF CHILD MARRIAGE BY 2041

PM HASINA PROMISES END OF CHILD MARRIAGE BY 2041 Lovlu Ansar, New York, bdnews24.com Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised to put an end to child marriage in Bangladesh by 2041, pointing to major strides in female education. “Already we … Continue reading

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HASINA ASKS WORLD LEADERS TO REVIEW STRINGENT IPR REGIME

HASINA ASKS WORLD LEADERS TO REVIEW STRINGENT IPR REGIME Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon world leaders to review Intellectual Property Rights law so that crucial technology can be reached to people. The prime minister made the appeal at … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH STANDS 2ND IN GLOBAL RANKING FOR SMART PHONE SCORE

BANGLADESH STANDS 2ND IN GLOBAL RANKING FOR SMART PHONE SCORE Faruk Ahmed Bangladesh has been ranked 2nd among 21 countries in terms of smart phone capacity scored, according to the 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) report published … Continue reading

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PM RECEIVES ICT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD

PM RECEIVES ICT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD In recognition of her contributions towards developing Information Communication and Technologies for Sustainable Development, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received ‘ICT Sustainable Development Award’. The Award has been presented by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) … Continue reading

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BANGLADESH RECEIVES ITU AWARD FOR ICT USE IN IMPROVING PEOPLE’S LIVES

BANGLADESH RECEIVES ITU AWARD FOR ICT USE IN IMPROVING PEOPLE’S LIVES Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ‘dedicated’ the ICTs in Sustainable Development Award she received from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to “all our young people”. “For us, this is … Continue reading

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PM RECEIVES ‘ICT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD’

PM RECEIVES ‘ICT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD’ Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received “ICT Sustainable Development Award” from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao formally handed over the award to the prime minister at a Gala Dinner programme … Continue reading

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