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Source: Arab News

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-08 19:34:51 -0700 | political-news

Bangladesh and India on Tuesday welcomed an international court ruling which established their new sea border, ending a decades-long dispute over the resource-rich area. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali hailed the ruling announced Tuesday by the Permanent Court of Arbitration...
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Source: Kuwait Times

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-14 11:47:11 -0700 | political-news

Bangladesh's oldest brothel has been shut down following pressure from local clerics and politicians amid rising conservatism in the Muslim-majority country, police said yesterday. More than 750 prostitutes in Tangail city were forced out of a cluster of houses that...
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Source: Arab News

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-12 00:20:07 -0700 | political-news

A Bangladeshi receptionist in a hotel was brutally murdered by an Egyptian resident pilgrim for advising him against using the cold drinking water for ablutions. According to official sources, Mohammed Imran, a Bangladeshi expatriate hailing from Lucckypur district in Bangladesh,...
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Source: Guardian Unlimited

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-23 12:13:59 -0700 | political-news

Andrew Biraj/Reuters Retailers and clothing brands are being asked to pay an extra $6.8m (£4m) towards factory inspections and worker education following the collapse last year of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh . In its first annual report,...
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Source: The Guardian

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-22 11:25:20 -0700 | political-news

A worker sews plaid shirts on the production line of the Fashion Enterprise garment factory. Photograph: Zeppelin/Sipa/Rex Work to bring Bangladeshi factories used by north American retailers, including Walmart and Gap, up to fire and building safety standards will cost...
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Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-04 02:37:36 -0700 | political-news

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) congratulated Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan having been awarded prestagious the 31st Annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. The AHRC trusts this recognition will inspire rights defenders working at a critical time in Bangladesh,...
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Source: Toronto Star

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-04 18:02:42 -0700 | political-news

Foreign Minister John Baird says the troubling practice of forced marriages is a violation of human rights and it also hinders economic development...The agency's plan involves supporting efforts in those countries to strengthen programming and political support to end the...
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Source: Arab News

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-22 16:59:04 -0700 | political-news

There are usually many iftar parties hosted by expatriates during Ramadan, but some believe these gatherings have lost their religious significance and are only used for self-promotion and entertainment. In Jeddah, there is not a single day that passes without...
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Source: BBC South Asia

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-16 15:31:55 -0700 | political-news

A strong critic of fundamentalist Islam, the 52-year-old feminist writer was forced to leave Bangladesh in 1994 after receiving death threats from radical Muslim groups who condemned a number of her writings as blasphemous...She came to India initially but left...
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Source: Arab News

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-17 14:41:40 -0700 | political-news

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should take up the matter of stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh, as the issue involves its two important member-states Pakistan and Bangladesh, argued Francis Lamand, a lawyer of international repute and the president of Paris-based...
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Source: Daily News & Analysis

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-09 01:14:16 -0700 | political-news

The announcement caused the the UN Women's website crashed early on Tuesday morning. The exciting announcement of @EmWatson 's appointment as our Goodwill Ambassador crashed our website!...UN Women (@UN_Women) July 8, 2014 On her part, Emma Watson was honoured.
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Source: IRIN

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-21 07:06:39 -0700 | political-news

When we see that the police backed the attackers, who will save us? The recent violent attack on Urdu-speaking Biharis in the Bangladeshi capital highlights this minority's ongoing protection needs: Community leaders allege political collusion in the attack.
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Source: The Daily Telegraph

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-09 22:59:59 -0700 | political-news

DO you have a problem with the fact that Woolworths owns poker machines?...Whatever your ethical concerns, would you let them get in the way of your profits? Investor and author Kassia Klinger says you don't have to choose between your...
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Source: Asian Tribune

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-25 19:10:01 -0700 | political-news

54 — editor The following is a success story in Bangladesh in water purification, which may have a promising application in Sri Lanka. The filter is made from readily available local materials, the apparatus is affordable, and the cost free...
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Source: Asian Tribune

Dhāka :: Bangladesh | updated 2014-07-29 06:35:30 -0700 | political-news

Albert Spratte, a spokesperson for National Border Patrol Council said One group of our agents apprehended individuals from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, and Everyone in this group was an adult male...Our agents apprehended them, they did not turn themselves...
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