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Alliance applauds Bangladeshs work safety progress - garments business

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a group of North American retailers, yesterday applauded Bangladesh for its progress in improving working conditions in garment factories.

 “We have seen amazing commitments from the government, factory owners and buyers to ensure work


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Yunus wins another award from Saudi Arabia

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has been picked up for the 2nd Global Entrepreneurship Award (GEA-2014), a Saudi Arabian English daily reported yesterday.

Yunus was selected for the award under the umbrella of the Centennial Fund (CF) chaired by Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabi


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Indian police arrest woman suspected of plotting to kill Bangladesh PM

Woman is charged with collecting arms with intention of waging war against India, police say

Members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen are accused of plotting to assassinate Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh's prime minister. Photograph Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images

Indian police have arrested a 36-year-o


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Bangladesh Islamist leader spared death sentence

Delwar Hossain Sayedee convicted by war crimes tribunal for mass killings, rape and atrocities during 1971 Pakistan war. 

Report by Associated Press in Dhaka; theguardian.com.

Picture - Delwar Hossain Sayedee emerges from the Bangladesh war crimes tribunal in Dhaka in 2011. Photograph


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In Bangladesh, another rice variety enriched with Zinc is ready for release

Agricultural scientists in Bangladesh have had invented huge numbers of rice varieties for long. A year after releasing the world's first zinc-enriched rice variety, Bangladeshi breeders have come up with another rice variety with higher zinc content and greater yield potentials. Report - Re


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