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National Committee proposes alternative master plan for power sector

Government was implementing its master plan Date : July 23, 2017 Reporter : New Age Terming the government’s Power Sector Master Plan 2016 costly, import-oriented and destructive to environment, central leaders of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resource, Power and Ports on Saturday placed an alternative draft master plan focusing on renewable power generation system. Addressing a press conference at National Press Club, member secretary of the committee Anu Muhammad said that cost-effective and renewable energy-based power generation ...Full Story

POLITICS

Bangladesh, Sri Lanka sign 14 agreements

Date : July 15, 2017 Reporter : ANI Sri Lanka - Bangladesh Joint statement Dhaka [Bangladesh], July 14 (ANI):Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Friday signed 14 agreements, including one between Shipping Corporations of the two countries in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Maithripala ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Bangladesh’s trade with Nepal, Bhutan hit due to Darjeeling unrest

Date : June 29, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ ANI Bangladesh exports cotton waste Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 28 (ANI): Bangladesh's trade with Bhutan and Nepal has been affected due to the ongoing unrest in India's Darjeeling city, as most of the trade takes place through this route.> BNN ...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

Death toll rises to 156 in Bangladesh landslides

Date : June 18, 2017 Reporter : ANI Scores of others were injured and many remained missing Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 17 (ANI): The death toll following the recent incessant downpour and landslides in Bangladesh has risen to 156, as firefighters recovered four dead bodies from different areas of Rangamati.   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

EU to restrict visas for states not taking back migrants

Date : June 25, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Countries, including Bangladesh reluctant to readmit PanARMENIAN.Net - The European Union states decided on Friday, June 23, to restrict visas for foreign countries that refuse to take back their nationals who have no right of asylum in Europe, according to Reuters. The EU is cracking ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

National Committee proposes alternative master plan for power sector

Date : July 23, 2017 Reporter : New Age Government was implementing its master plan Terming the government’s Power Sector Master Plan 2016 costly, import-oriented and destructive to environment, central leaders of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resource, Power and Ports on Saturday placed an ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Second Bangladeshi Official in US Charged With Worker Abuse

Date : June 21, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ VoA Bangladeshi economist working for the United Nations U.S. prosecutors have charged a Bangladeshi economist working for the United Nations in New York with allegedly mistreating a domestic worker. Hamidur Rashid was arrested Tuesday, becoming the second official from Bangladesh charged ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

IAEA Director General Commends Bangladesh on Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Progress

Date : July 5, 2017 Reporter : IAEA Nuclear safety, security and non-proliferation Mr Amano underscored the IAEA's commitment to assist Bangladesh in achieving sustainable development using nuclear science and technology, in particular the safe and secure use of nuclear energy He also held talks with the ...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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