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Time magazine's top ten 2013 news stories
One significant story which did not make the list was the death of Anti-Apartheid leader and former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, who passed away at his home in Johannesburg on December 5. 10) Supertyphoon Haiyan -- The deadliest storm to hit the Philippines since at least Typhoon Tehlma in 1991, Haiyan smashed into the archipelago ... (more)
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Bangladesh: Human Dignity Denied
Human Rights Day is being observed in Bangladesh, amidst extreme forms of humiliation and denial of human dignity.
The Daily Star
Bangladesh set to execute opposition leader
Supporters of the Bangladesh Awami League hold an effigy of opposition leader Khaleda Zia as they form a human chain to protest against the ongoing blockade organised by Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists and Islamist allies in Dhaka on December 10, 2013.
Bangladesh set to execute opposition leader
Abdul Qader Mollah, a Bangladeshi political leader convicted of war crimes committed in 1971, will be executed by hanging this evening, making him the first person ever to be executed after being convicted for crimes committed during Bangladesh's war for independence, authorities say.
The Times of India
Bangladesh Islamist leader to be hanged tonight
A special tribunal signed an execution order on Sunday for 65-year-old Mollah, infamous as the "Butcher of Mirpur".
Alliance for worker safety opens office in Bangladesh
"It is an honor to formalize our presence in Dhaka, which will help speed the achievement of our ambitious goals for garment factory safety," said Jeffrey Krilla, President of the Alliance, in a press release.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
10 Things to Know for Today, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
Bangladeshi residents hold candles during a vigil for late South African leader Nelson Mandela in front of a poster bearing his image in Dhaka on December 9, 2013.
Jamaat-e-Islami taking advantage of political unrest in Bangladesh: Expert - Indiatalkies.com
Dhaka, Dec.9: Bangladeshi economist and political activist, Anu Muhammad has said the Jamaat-e-Islami is propagating its agenda and taking advantage of the political turmoil that has led to violent protests.
Upstart Malindo Air adds India to...
Malindo Air, which made its maiden flight just nine months ago in Malaysia, has managed to get its hands on some lucrative routes in the highly competitive airline industry of India.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Asia News Network
DHAKA: All talks lead to polls schedule
The Jatiya Party, the country's third largest party and a key ally of the ruling Awami League in Bangladesh, and civil society members have also called for deferring the polls scheduled for January 5. In efforts to help the feuding parties to reach a consensus, visiting UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco ... (more)
Bangladesh orders execution of death row...
A Bangladesh court Sunday ordered prison authorities to hang an Islamist leader months after he was sentenced to death, raising fears of a new wave of clashes in the unrest-plagued nation.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Low minimum wage a global worry, not just in U.S.
Bangladeshi garment workers walk out from a factory in Gazipur, a garment manufacturing hub outside Dhaka in protest over poor wages and working conditions.
Today South Asians will be celebrating the 29th Charter Day of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation .
Bangladesh declares three-day state mourning for Mandela
Dhaka, Dec 6 : Bangladesh has declared a three-day state mourning from Saturday to pay tribute to former South African president Nelson Mandela, who passed away Thursday night.
Dhaka On A Drip
The latest faultline to surface in Bangladesh's fractious politics is on the modalities of conducting the next general elections, scheduled to be held on January 5, 2014.
Bangladesh: Does it really matter that Khaleda Zia is not contesting elections? - Indiatalkies.com
Dhaka, Dec.7: December 2, 2013 was the last date for the filing of nominations for the tenth parliamentary elections being held on January 5, 2014.
UN emissary on visit to Dhaka to resolve political crisis - Indiatalkies.com
Dhaka, Dec 7: UN Assistant Secretary General Oscar FernA ndez-Taranco has arrived here in an apparent last-ditch effort to broker a deal between Bangladesh's ruling Awami League party and the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party over the issue of conducting Jan 5 parliamentary polls.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Former sweatshop worker urges Canada to improve Bangladeshi working conditions
A year ago, Kalpona Akter stood inside a still-smouldering garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, looking for clues amid a scene of horror.
VIEW : East PPakistan: nostalgia evokes a rejoinder - D Asghar
Suppppose you are a law maker in ppresent day PPunjab and have zero reppresentation in, let us say, Balochistan, how can you helpp your constituents in Quetta? How can a song bring back so much nostalgia? PPhotos, ppoetry, music and songs contain that mysterious, magical characteristic that one just cannot resist at all.
Will Bangladesh ever have a future?
SAD STATE: A survivor of Rana Plaza garment factory building collapse in April, marches during a demonstration near Dhaka on November 24, demanding compensation and punishment for factory owners To an Indian who grew up in the 1970s and '80s, the sights of Dhaka, seem to belong to a past that Indian metropolises have mostly outgrown: exuberantly ... (more)