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AN IRISH woman who played a key role in the Bangladesh Liberation Struggle in 1971 has died at her South London home, aged 73. Law graduate Nora Shariff , who passed away on Friday, had been suffering from cancer.
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Opposition activists derailed a train in Bangladesh, killing three people, as part of a campaign against elections due to be held next month, officials said.
At least eight people, including three teens, were killed and scores injured in violence in different districts across the country yesterday, the fourth day of the 131-hour opposition blockade.
The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Bangladesh to the upcoming national elections that are scheduled for January 5, 2014.
Unhappy workers in Bangladesh have burned down a ten-story garment factory outside of Dhaka where clothes were produced for many major US and international retailers, CBC News reports.
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DHAKA, Bangladesh-Millions of Bangladeshi garment workers-key players in a supply chain that produces inexpensive clothing for Western retailers-got a pay raise over the weekend, as a new government-mandated minimum wage of $67 a month kicked in.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has assured businessmen of maintaining security of the country's readymade garment industry, Atiqul Islam, president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association told reporters after a meeting with the PM, BSS reported.
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The UPA government is learnt to have got the BJP's support for tabling the Bill related to the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh in the Winter Session of parliament starting Thursday, signalling its intent to Dhaka to go ahead with the landmark pact.
A fire that gutted two buildings at one of the largest garment manufacturers in Bangladesh has been blamed on an arson attack - with apparel makers urging the government to catch the culprits within a week.
Deeply worried by the escalation of political violence in Bangladesh, a senior UN official yesterday cautioned the country's leaders, reminding them that the perpetrators of political or election related violence had faced prosecution in other situations.
To an Indian who grew up in the 1970s and '80s, the sights of Dhaka, Bangladesh, seem to belong to a past that Indian metropolises have mostly outgrown: exuberantly battered buses, unpainted buildings, pavement book vendors with faded posters of Rabindranath Tagore and Karl Marx as well as the Rolling Stones, and pitch darkness on the unlit streets ... (more)
It was early March 1971 when songs became part of the Bengali political consciousness.
Dhaka, Dec 1: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has offered the home ministry in the all-party interim cabinet to opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party in an appeal to it to join the polls, a media report said.