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Asia Today ISSN 1861-4604 Thursday, November 23, 2017


Mayhem over Facebook post

1 killed as police try to contain violence Date : November 11, 2017 Reporter : The Daily Star A man was killed and 20 others were hurt after police fired rubber bullets and teargas shells as violence flared up in Horkoli Thakurpara village of Rangpur yesterday over an alleged Facebook post “demeaning Islam”, reports the  daily Star. At least 30 Hindu houses were burned and vandalised as religious zealots ran riot in the village in the afternoon and staged demonstrations blocking Dinajpur-Rangpur highway. Law enforcers took action triggering a clash ...Full Story


Myanmar Blames Bangladesh For Delays in Rohingya Repatriation Process

Date : November 2, 2017 Reporter : BNN/ RFA More than 600,000 ethnic Rohingya fled northern Rakhine state A Myanmar government spokesman on Wednesday accused Bangladesh of delaying efforts to repatriate Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled a recent crackdown in northern Rakhine state because of a dispute over certain terms of an agreement ...Full Story


Social Islami Bank faces ‘hostile’ takeover

Date : October 31, 2017 Reporter : Dhaka Tribune Removal of top three senior management The decision to remove the top three of the senior management and the announcement on their replacements was made at a closed door meeting of the bank’s board of directors   After the top level management of Islami ...Full Story


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


Myanmar Agrees to Allow UN Food Distribution Operations

Date : October 28, 2017 Reporter : VOA Children Emergency Fund reported The United Nations said Friday the Myanmar government has agreed to allow it to resume its food distribution operations in northern Rakhine State after a two-month suspension. The agreement was announced as the United Nations ...Full Story


Aung San Suu Kyi – the Defiant Lady

Date : November 11, 2017 Reporter : Abdul Mannan Myanmar Bangladesh Relation Bangladesh is reeling under a catastrophic Rohingya crisis since last September when a new exodus of Rohingya population began from neighbouring State of Arakan in Myanmar because of the reign of terror and genocide let loose by the ...Full Story


Mayhem over Facebook post

Date : November 11, 2017 Reporter : The Daily Star 1 killed as police try to contain violence A man was killed and 20 others were hurt after police fired rubber bullets and teargas shells as violence flared up in Horkoli Thakurpara village of Rangpur yesterday over an alleged Facebook post “demeaning Islam”, reports ...Full Story


HC imposes restriction on scrapping toxic ship MT Producer

Date : August 29, 2017 Reporter : Daily Star Bela submitted the petition The High Court today imposed restrictions on scrapping MT Producer, an imported scrap vessel at a ship-breaking yard in Chittagong, till October 5 this year, for suspected presence of radioactive material in one of its pipes. The court ...Full Story


Five DU teachers accused of plagiarism

Date : October 2, 2017 Reporter : Dhaka Tribune DU authorities levelled the plagiarism allegations against Samia Rahman Dhaka University (DU) authorities have formed two separate committees to look into allegations of plagiarism levelled against five teachers of three departments.   Both committees will submit their findings within four ...Full Story


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


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


Indian mens hockey team meet Japan in Asia Cup opener

Date : October 10, 2017 Reporter : ANI Asia Cup Hockey Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct 10 (ANI): The Indian men's hockey team will take on Japan as they open their campaign in the Asia Cup 2017 here at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday. Though India are clear ...Full Story


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
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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