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  1. Raja Muda Perlis wants Muslims to counter IslamophobiaRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Star Online

    DHAKA: The Raja Muda Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail wants Muslims to apply the principle of moderation in tackling the issue of Islamophobia. Tuanku Syed Faizuddin, who is also the president of the Perlis Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council , said Muslims should be moderate in their religious dealings.

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  2. Thousands of Rohingya refugees waiting in no man's land to enter BangladeshRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    Dhaka [Bangladesh], October 17 : The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Tuesday said that at least 10,000 to 15000 Rohingya refugees are stranded near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. Since Sunday night, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Rohingya refugees entered Bangladesh through the Anjuman Para border crossing point The Daily Star quoted UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic as saying.

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  3. Chinese dance, music performance staged in Dhaka, BangladeshRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Dancers perform during a gala event of Chinese dance and music performance in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on Oct. 17, 2017. (Xinhua/Salim Reza)

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  4. BTCL's wholesale upgrade gets green lightRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    A long pending project of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd to upgrade and modernise its countrywide network finally got the nod yesterday but with the condition that its cost has to be slashed by about Tk 700 crore. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council also formed a committee, headed by Telecom Secretary Shyam Sunder Sikder, to bargain with the supplier to bring down the price from the estimate of Tk 2,573.40 crore, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told reporters after the meeting.

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  5. Foreign minister to visit Myanmar November 19Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Rohingya refugees who crossed the border from Myanmar a day before, wait to receive permission from the Bangladesh security forces to continue their way to refugee camps, in Palang Khali under Ukhia upazila of Cox's Bazar yesterday.Photo: Reuters Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali will visit Myanmar next month to attend the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting to be held in the country's capital. The ASEM Foreign Ministerial Meeting will be held in Nay Pyi Taw on November 20-21 where the Rohingya issue will come up for discussion, a diplomatic source told UNB.

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  6. Green initiative goes slow, lacks supportRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Bangladesh needs to promote the use of improved cooking stoves as they save fuel, cut carbon emission and give a healthy kitchen environment to women and children who are mostly exposed to harmful indoor air pollution, speakers said at a roundtable yesterday. "A study should be carried out to find out why some households are using ICS [improved cooking stoves] and some are not," said Ainun Nishat, professor emeritus at Brac University.

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  7. Nestling in natureRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    There had been much talk about transforming Dhaka city parks and playgrounds into modern ones. But no time-befitting initiative was taken to make the vision a reality until recently.

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  8. Urgent need for fund, aidRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    A sick Rohingya refugee woman is carried by two men after crossing the Naf River near the no man's land on the Bangladesh side of the border with Myanmar. Border guards told them they were not allowed to leave the area and reach the refugee camps near Ukhia of Cox's Bazar yesterday.

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  9. Second ODI todayRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    The action on a punishing tour of South Africa shifts to Paarl as Bangladesh try to avoid another embarrassment after a record 10-wicket thrashing in the first ODI in Kimberley on Sunday. The second ODI is scheduled to begin today at 2:00pm at the Boland Park, but with the heavy rain lashing the mountainous region over the last two days, it is doubtful whether the match will start on time or, in the case of further rainfall, if it will get underway at all.

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  10. Probe finds Raudha was not murderedRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Maldivian model Raudha Athif took her own life out of frustration over her breakup with her boyfriend, found an investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department. The CID yesterday filed the final report in the murder case of Raudha, also a medical student, with the court of Rajshahi Metropolitan Magistrate Mahbubur Rahman.

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  11. Rural people live beyond their means: surveyRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    People living in rural areas spend beyond their means every month, according to the preliminary report on the Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2016 unveiled by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics yesterday. The HIES, which is one of the core report of BBS published every five years, also showed that the overall monthly expenditure of a family increased more than its income between 2010 and 2016.

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  12. Latifur Rahman wins lifetime achievement award from UKBCCIRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Third from right, Latifur Rahman, chairman and CEO of Transcom Group, receives the UKBCCI Lifetime Achievement Award from George Freeman MP; A Rouf Chowdhury, chairman of Rangs Properties; Bajloor Rashid, president of UKBCCI; Iqbal Ahmed, chairman, and Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL. The event took place at the London Hilton on Park Lane on October 15. Photo: UKBCCI Latifur Rahman, chairman and CEO of Transcom Group, has been honoured with the UKBCCI Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the economy and the society.

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  13. Inflation creeps up on rice price hikeRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Inflation accelerated for the second consecutive month in September thanks to the rise in food prices backed by the staple rice. Last month, inflation stood at 6.12 percent, up 23 basis points from August, according to data from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

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  14. Why suspended DA official doing his jobRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    The High Court yesterday asked the government to explain how an official of the drug administration was carrying out his job even after a HC directive ordering his suspension. Assistant Director Shafiqul Islam of the Directorate of Drug Administration was suspended for negligence in dealing with a case filed for manufacturing toxic Paracetamol that killed 28 children in 2009.

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  15. Dhaka seventh worst megacity for womenRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Dhaka has been ranked the seventh worst megacity for women in an international perception poll, conducted by Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, a news and information provider. The poll panel comprised of women rights experts answering questions to assess safety and security of women in 19 megacities under four criteria -- sexual violence, access to healthcare, cultural practices and economic opportunities.

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  16. Portraying the picturesque beauty of BangladeshRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Apart from some parts of the hilly landscape of Chittagong Hill Tracts, the world's longest sea beach of Cox's Bazar and urbanised areas; Bangladesh is largely a land of bucolic beauty. Two colours -- blue and green -- have prominently adorned the nature and landscape of this part of the world.

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  17. Hockey: Red-hot India take on South Korea in Asia Cup Super 4sRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Under new chief coach Sjoerd Marijne, the Indians rose to the occasion and have displayed beautiful one-touch hockey. Photo - PTI Under new chief coach Sjoerd Marijne, the Indians rose to the occasion and have displayed beautiful one-touch hockey.

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  18. A Dark Chocolate-Topped Indian Mithai That Breaks from TraditionRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... is currently recruiting a new class of trainees. Sabera Begum, who immigrated to the United States from Dhaka, Bangladesh, in October 2015 and now lives in the Bronx, was a member of The Tiffin Project's inaugural class. She values Sahni's expertise ...

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  19. Fashion brands in The Hague's dock over factory safety in BangladeshRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Reuters

    FILE PHOTO: Workers sew clothes at a garment factory near the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar June 16, 2013. The April 24 collapse of the Rana Plaza complex, built on swampy ground outside Dhaka with several illegal floors, killed 1,132 workers and focused international attention on sometimes lax safety standards in Bangladesh's booming garment industry.

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  20. Restricting Trade after Factory Explosion Would Hurt Bangladeshi WomenRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Cato Institute

    A tragic boiler explosion killed 10 Bangladeshi garment workers over the summer, an incident reminiscent of the catastrophic 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse, which focused public attention on working conditions in that developing country. In the wake of such disasters, many people in rich countries assume the compassionate response is to impose trade restrictions and stop buying clothes made in Bangladesh.

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