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Statue of Lady Justice on SC premises removed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did not like setting up the statue Date : May 26, 2017 Reporter : Daily Star The Supreme Court authorities took down the statue of the Lady Justice on the SC premises early today amid protests. (Photo: The Daily Star)   The statue was taken away around 4:30am, five hours after some five to seven workers began hammering at the base of the statue, our staff reporter reports.   After removal of the statue, Sculptor Mrinal Haque told The Daily Star, “It could not be known immediately where it has been kept”. Mrinal who ...Full Story

POLITICS

Bangladesh PM Hasina likely to meet Trump in Riyadh

Date : May 21, 2017 Reporter : ANI Hasina-Trump expected to have their first meeting in Saudi Arabia Dhaka [Bangladesh], May21 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to have their first meeting in Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the Arab Islamic American Summit.> ANI Prime ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Bangladesh heading for fastest economic growth in FY17

Date : May 14, 2017 Reporter : BD News 24 Government Says The higher estimates by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics or BBS are based on data from the first ten months of 2016-17 (July-April).> The BBS estimated that Bangladesh’s per capita income will rise to $1,602 by the ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Bangladesh: 20 foreign suspects identified in $101 million cyber heist

Date : April 19, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network They have identified 20 foreigners involved DHAKA, Bangladesh - Senior Bangladeshi investigators have confirmed that they have identified 20 foreigners involved in one of the largest cyber heists in history.> Big News Network Officers announced in a statement that they had ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Ahmadiyya mosque imam attacked with sharp weapons

Date : May 9, 2017 Reporter : BDNews24 At a Mymensingh village The imam of an Ahmadiyya mosque at a Mymensingh village has been attacked with sharp weapons. Police have detained a man over the assault at Ishwarganj Upazila late Monday. Superintendent of Police Syed Nurul Islam said that the ...Full Story

HISTORY

Statue of Lady Justice on SC premises removed

Date : May 26, 2017 Reporter : Daily Star Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did not like setting up the statue The Supreme Court authorities took down the statue of the Lady Justice on the SC premises early today amid protests. (Photo: The Daily Star)   The statue was taken away around 4:30am, five hours after some five to seven ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Nine most populous countries meet in Bangladesh to align on Education 2030 Agenda

Date : February 4, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Global South will gather in Dhaka UNESCO: 03 February 2017 Ministers and senior representatives of nine of the most populated countries in the global South will gather in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 5 to 7 February, 2017 to renew their cooperation, aligning it with the ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

India to re-route certain petroleum goods through Bangladesh after agreement

Date : August 19, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network India has inked a short-term route agreement with Bangladesh NEW DELHI, India – India has inked a short-term route agreement with Bangladesh to facilitate transport of petroleum products through the neighbouring country, after torrential rains damaged roads between two north-eastern Indian ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Peace School in Bangladesh renamed Legend Academy

Date : July 18, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network/ IANS Legend Academy Dhaka, July 18 (IANS) The hoarding of 'Peace School and College', reportedly managed by Jamaat-e-Islami supporters at Rajshahi in Bangladesh, has been changed into 'Legend Academy'.> Big News Network Rajshahi ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Bangladesh’s first 2 submarines commissioned

Date : March 12, 2017 Reporter : BanglaNews24 Bangladesh Navy now 3D force CHITTAGONG: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh moved one step ahead as its Navy turned into a “three-dimensional force” with commencement of two submarines. Bangladesh Navy begins its journey as a ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Rs.1,000 crore approved for India-Bangladesh rail link

Date : July 26, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Track to link Agartala with Akhaura The Indian government has sanctioned around Rs.1,000 crore for a 15-km India-Bangladesh railway project, an official said on Sunday. The union government on Saturday communicated to Tripura that it had sanctioned Rs.580 crore ...Full Story

SPORTS

Bangladesh rise to sixth in ODI rankings

Date : May 25, 2017 Reporter : ANI ICC ODI Team Dubai [UAE], May 25 (ANI): Bangladesh made history in Dublin on Wednesday when they moved to sixth place in the ICC ODI Team Rankings for the first time following their five-wicket victory over fourth-ranked New Zealand.   ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Thoughts on Helena Waldmann’s Made in Bangladesh

Date : January 29, 2015 Reporter : DhakaTribune Bangladeshi dancers, deconstructed and repackaged classical Bangali dance Helena Waldmann’s dance production “Made in Bangladesh” on Monday at Shilpakala Academy was a visceral, gritty and disconcerting experience – extremely powerful and evocative. Waldmann and her Kolkata-based ...Full Story

Bangladesh Capital: Dhaka

Form: People´s Republic Independence: 26 March 1971 BangladeshiTaka 100 BDT = 1.02 EUR
Index 2010 2011 Unit
Population 159 161 Millions
Total Area 143,998 143,998 Sq.km
Export 23,860 22,768 Mill. Euro
Import 31,750 31,800 Mill. Euro
GDP 285,800 285,800 Mill. Euro
GDP per capita 1,700 1,750 Euro
GDP Grouth 6.1 6.2 Per Cent
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