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    Textile mill catches fire in Gazipur

    Our Correspondent . Gazipur | Updated at 12:57am on September 29, 2018

    A fire broke out at a textile mill in Gazipur on Friday afternoon while all 150-workers inside managed to escape unhurt. The fire originated from...

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    Soil condition largely ignored in Dhaka dev plans

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:54am on September 29, 2018

    Subsurface condition, the most important issue for building construction, has largely been ignored in the capital’s development plans so far, making Dhaka city vulnerable to...

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    Tsunami hits Indonesian city after earthquake

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 03:30am on September 29, 2018

    A tsunami up to two metres high hit a small city on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday after a major 7.5 quake struck...

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    UN expresses full solidarity with Bangladesh government

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New York | Updated at 12:05am on September 29, 2018

    The United Nations expressed full solidarity and cooperation with the government and the people of Bangladesh. ‘The UN expresses full solidarity and full cooperation with...

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    Bangladesh PM receives two international awards for hosting Rohingyas

    United News of Bangladesh . New York | Updated at 12:05am on September 29, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has received two international awards — the IPS International Achievement Award and the 2018 Special Distinction Award for Leadership — for...

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    PM proposes three actions to advance women empowerment

    United News of Bangladesh . New York | Updated at 11:14am on September 28, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasised the need for three actions, including working for overcoming gender stereotypes regarding women's ability, to advance women empowerment. The...

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    PM for effective implementation of UN deal with Myanmar

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New York | Updated at 12:05am on September 29, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday insisted immediate and effective implementation of a UN agreement with Myanmar over the Rohingya crisis accusing the country of...

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    Find out reason behind repression of Muslims, PM urges OIC

    United News of Bangladesh . New York | Updated at 12:16am on September 28, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the OIC member states to find out why Muslims across the world were being subjected to repression, torture...

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    Yunus made co-convenor UN financial commission on slavery

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 28, 2018

    Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus said on Monday that financial sector leaders needed to build supporting financial system for the new entrepreneurs coming from bottom-most...

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    Bangladesh needs sustained support for Rohingya: WB VP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on September 28, 2018

    Visiting World Bank vice-president for South Asia region Hartwig Schafer on Thursday said that the world needed to provide sustained support to Bangladesh to meet...

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