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AL Council: Leaders to ask Joy to be future leader

  The ruling Awami League will focus on electing the party’s future leadership and the next parliamentary elections in its national council next week. The AL leaders will push for new leaders from Bangabandhu’s family so they can take the party’s helm in future, party insiders said. Leaders will demand that prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, a US-educated software ...

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UNESCO urges Bangladesh to scrap Sundarbans plant

  Bangle Mirror Desk: The Sundarbans near Khulna, Bangladesh, is the world’s largest mangrove forest and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 The United Nations has urged Bangladesh to halt construction of a huge coal-fired power plant near the Sundarbans, warning of a serious threat to the delicate ecosystem of the world’s largest mangrove forest. The UN’s ...

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Bangladesh’s Sonali Bank UK branch fined £3.3 million for anti-money laundering failings

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined the Bangladesh government-owned Sonali Bank 3.25 million pounds ($4.04 million) for failing to control its British clients for possible money laundering, media reports say. The FCA on Wednesday said Sonali Bank (UK), 51 percent owned by the government, had “serious and systemic weaknesses” at almost all levels of its anti-money laundering control structure, ...

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Bangladesh, China firms seal $13.6 billion business deals

Bangladesh businesses have inked $13.6 billion worth of business deals with as many as 15 Chinese companies. The agreements were entered into after a Bangladesh-China joint business forum met at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Friday evening. Some 19 trade deals were signed between 15 Bangladeshi companies and as many Chinese firms at the event in ...

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BNP hails AL’s upcoming national council

BNP on Tuesday hailed Awami League’s upcoming national council and hoped that it will pave the way for the ‘restoration’ of democracy in the country. ‘Awami League is the oldest traditional party in Bangladesh. We welcome their council and wish its all-out success,’ said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam. He further said, ‘We also hope that they (AL) will ...

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Bangladesh ‘eager to join’ India-Myanmar-Thailand highway

  15th October, 2016 Bangladesh ‘wants to join’ India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) trilateral highway to boost regional connectivity for greater economic gains. The IMT trilateral highway is a highway under construction that will connect Moreh, India with Mae Sot, Thailand via Myanmar and likely to be completed by 2020. The ambitious three-nation highway that will connect India with Thailand through Myanmar is ...

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Khadiza to get justice quickly: Home Minister

 15th October, 2016 08:17:14 Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday said that stern actions will be taken against the culprit who attacked college student Khadiza Akhter Nargis recently. “Not only charge-sheet but also the trial would be held quickly of the attacker, who attempted to kill Khadiza,” he said while addressing a function as the chief guest at University of ...

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President for more effective steps for dynamic South Asia

 15th October, 2016 President Abdul Hamid has underscored the need for taking more effective and coordinated steps for establishing a more dynamic and emerging South Asia, saying that there is unexploited potential to reap benefits through intra-regional economic cooperation, reports BSS. “As this region is looking outward to benefit from the increasing global flows of capital and trade, there is ...

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Bangladesh-China ties strengthen: Syed Ashraf

15th October, 2016 06:05:04 Public Administration Minister and Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam today said Bangladesh-China relation is being strengthened for the development of economy and infrastructural advancement.   “Bangladesh has very close relations with India . . .we are strengthening ties with China as well,” he told newsmen after seeing off visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at ...

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Relation with WB to reach a new height: Muhith

   15th October, 2016 Bangladesh’s relations with World Bank (WB) will reach a new height, with the top official of this global development partner visiting Dhaka this week to recognise the country’s significant success in poverty reduction and mark the “End Poverty Day”.   Jim Yong Kim, the WB group president is arriving in Dhaka tomorrow to participate in high-level ...

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