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Bangladesh observes Ekusehy February for the first time in UNESCAP.

The Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok in association with the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau has observed the Ekushey February and the International Mother Language Day.

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Political geography cannot dictate cultural practices: Lubna Mariam.

Khajuraho, Feb 22 Lubna Mariam, the artistic director of Bangladesh's cultural organisation Shadhona, says that we as artistes cannot allow politics, political geography to dictate the boundaries of cultural practices. Here on Tuesday to give a presentation on similar cultures in different countries at the 43rd edition of ...

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'Focused on our preparations'.

India are on a roll, having won a record six series in a row stretching from their tour of Sri Lanka in mid-2015 to the one-off Test against Bangladesh earlier this month. Their latest opponents Australia, too, are coming on the back of a dominant series win over Pakistan at home. However, their record in the sub-continent ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

SC to hear illegal Bangladeshi migrants' children status in May.

New Delhi, Feb 21 A constitution bench will hear in May whether the children of illegal Bangladeshi migrants to Assam born here can avail the benefit of citizenship under the existing law, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday. A bench comprising Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice S.K. Kaul said it ...

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India, Bangladesh to strengthen border management.

New Delhi, Feb 21 India and Bangladesh have decided to implement the Coordinated Border Management Plan in "letter and spirit" to curb the menace of trans-border crime, including smuggling of arms, drugs, and fake currency. In a joint press statement here on Tuesday, Border Security Force and Border Guards Bangladesh ...

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PM calls for way to stop youths from speaking Bangla in English style.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged educationists to find a way to wean the young Bangladeshis off habits of speaking Bangla in English style.

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British Muslim schoolteacher of Bangladeshi origin denied entry to US.

A British Muslim schoolteacher with Bangladeshi roots has been denied entry to the US and allegedly treated like a criminal while travelling as a member of a school party, according to UK media.

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Italian, Swiss speak of their love for the language in Dhaka.

“I saw many people observing International Mother Language day in Italy, especially in Rome. Most of them were probably Bangladeshis. But, today I feel privileged to be in Bangladesh witnessing a historical event . I see people are brimming with emotion to pay respect to their language heroes,” Franca Lina, an ...

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Bangladesh high commission joins British Parliament in observing Ekushey February.

Bangladesh High Commission in London has joined the observance of the Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day at the British Parliament.

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Bangladeshi worker killed by collapsed building structure.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — A Bangladeshi man was killed when a structure of an apartment building under construction in Bukit Jalil here collapsed today. The victim identified only as Anisur, 24, who was working on the 17th floor, died on the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Mustafizur Rahman back in hosts squad for Test series after injury lay-off.

Mustafizur has not played a Test since his debut series against South Africa in 2015 after suffering a series of injuries. He underwent surgery on his shoulder last year. The post Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Mustafizur Rahman back in hosts squad for Test series after injury lay-off appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Bangladesh calls for efforts to curb Rohingya influx

DHAKA - Bangladesh's foreign minister called on the international community on Monday to address Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, tens of thousands of whom have fled in recent months to Bangladesh from its mainly Buddhist neighbour.

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Bangladesh see off Nepal to storm into Rollball World Cup semifinals

Bangladesh have cruised into the semifinals of the Rollball World Cup with an easy win over Nepal.

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BSF seizes gold biscuits worth Rs 35.38 lakh on Bengal border

Kolkata, Feb 21 Border Security Force personnel seized ten gold biscuits weighing around 1.16 kg, valued at Rs 35.38 lakh, in West Bengal's Nadia district on Tuesday, an official said. Acting on a tip-off, the BSF personnel raided the village of Fulbari under the Banpur border outpost and confronted some people trying to ...

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Bangladesh pays tribute to language movement martyrs

, Feb. 21 : Bangladesh paid tribute to the martyrs of the language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother language Day today.The language Movement martyrs had laid down their lives on this day, while advocating the recognition of the Bengali language as an official language in order to allow ...

- Sify - IN

Mustafizur returns in Test squad for Sri Lanka tour, Kayes dropped

Dhaka, Feb 21 Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman on Tuesday made his come-back to Bangladesh's Test squad for the Sri Lanka tour, starting from March 7.Paceman Rubel Hossain also got the call while batsman Imrul Kayes has been dropped from the 16-member squad that was announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board's Chief Selector ...

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Mustafizur returns in Test squad for Sri Lanka, Imrul Kayes dropped

Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman is back in the Bangladesh squad announced for Test matches during the Sri Lanka tour next month.

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Body of man recovered in Khulna

Police in Khulna have recovered body of a youth who they suspect was beaten to death.

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Bangladesh: Foreign minister calls for 'peaceful resolution' to Rohingya crisis

BANGLADESH'S foreign minister called on the international community on Monday to address Burma's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, tens of thousands of whom have fled in recent months to Bangladesh from its mainly Buddhist neighbour. The post Bangladesh: Foreign minister calls for 'peaceful resolution' to Rohingya ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Bangladesh pays tribute to language movement martyrs

Bangladesh paid tribute to the martyrs of the Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day today.

- Zee News - IN

Think tank recommends implementation of BBIN agreement

BBIN: Even as it remains uncertain whether or not Bhutan's Parliament will ratify a motor vehicle agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal , experts and government officials from the sub-region have called for immediate implementation of the ambitious road connectivity plan.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Mustafizur returns in Test squad for Sri Lanka, Imrul Kayes dropped

Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman will be seen once again playing Test matches as Bangladesh has announced its squad for the Sri Lanka tour next month.

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International Mother language Day: Bangladesh pays homage to language movement heroes

, Feb. 21 : As the clock struck midnight, Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid led the nation in paying tributes by placing wreaths at Central Shaheed Minar to pay homage to the language movement heroes on International Mother language Day .Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other leasers also placed a wreath at the altar after ...

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B'desh's language movement was writing on the wall that Pakistan missed

, Feb. 21 : As the world celebrates International Mother language Day it would be right to say that this day holds much more significance to Bangladesh, which will today pay homage to its language movement heroes.When Pakistan was formed by the partition of India in 1947, it was composed of various ethnic and linguistic ...

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Bangladesh paying tribute to Language Movement martyrs

Bangladesh is paying homage to the Bengali heroes who gave their lives in demanding Bangla as a state language of the Pakistan in 1952.

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Dhaka board holds SSC exam with leaked question paper despite being informed

The SSC examination of Information and Communication Technology under Dhaka board has been held with a question paper leaked on the previous night, though the controller of the examination was informed at least two hours before the start of the test.

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'Printing mistake’ puts number of Language Movement martyrs at 3 million

A poster produced by an Awami League front at Chittagong on the International Mother Language Day has raised eyebrows for paying tribute to ‘3 million language martyrs’.

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Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding in the Philippines and Indonesia

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao by flooding. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives. PHILIPPINES As of 19 ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

BSF arrests two for smuggling Bangladeshi taka

Kolkata, Feb 20 The BSF on Monday seized Bangladeshi currency worth 8 lakh taka and arrested two Indians from West Bengal's Nadia district for allegedly smuggling the money to India, an official said. Acting on a tip, Border Security Force troopers in Nadia's Chapra outpost conducted a special operation in the border area ...

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Bangladesh catches Islamist convicted of blogger murder

DHAKA, Feb 20 — Bangladesh police today detained an Islamist who had been sentenced to death in his absence in 2015 for planning the gruesome murder of a secular blogger. Police said they had caught Rezwanul Azad Rana, a 34-year-old former...

- The Malay Mail - MY

UN special rapporteur on Myanmar visits Bangladesh to understand Rohingya situation

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, is visiting Bangladesh to understand the situation of Rohingya Muslims who were forced to flee their country and took shelter in Cox’s Bazar.

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Bangladesh Cabinet clears draft ‘Animal Welfare Law’ with jail term, fine for animal cruelty

The Cabinet has cleared on principle the draft of 'Animal Welfare Law' with provisions of jail term and fines for animal cruelty.

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Refugee populations drawing doctors to rural Kansas

GARDEN CITY, Kan. " Dr. Scarlett Gard's passion for humanitarian work took her to India and Bangladesh. After finishing her medical training, she set off for a place she knew had a diverse population in need of doctors: western...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bangladesh: Cops arrests absconding convict in murder of secular blogger

Dhaka: Bangladesh police on Monday arrested an absconding death row convict for the gruesome murder of a secular blogger in 2013, that set off a chain of attacks targeting liberal writers in the Muslim-majority country. The post Bangladesh: Cops arrests absconding convict in murder of secular blogger appeared first on ...

- Firstpost - IN

BNP chief Khaleda betraying 1971 martyrs: PM

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has betrayed Bangladesh’s martyrs by agreeing to ‘Pakistan’s version of history’, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. 

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RAB arrest three 'JMB operatives' from Narayanganj

The Rapid Action Battalion has claimed arresting three activists of the militant group, Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh , from Narayanganj.

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Assailants of Gaibandha MP Liton identified, IGP says

The perpetrators behind the killing of Awami League MP Manjurul Islam Liton have been identified and arrests will be made soon, says Bangladesh Police chief.

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Two World Bank cars with Bangladesh customs following probe on duty dodging allegations

The World Bank's Bangladesh office has handed over two cars used by its staff to customs officials after investigations started on 16 such cars owned by the global lender's staffers.

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Norwegian foreign minister arrives in Dhaka to pay homage to Language Martyrs

Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende has arrived in Dhaka to pay homage to martyrs of the 1952 Language Movement.

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Bangladesh FM greets his Canadian Counterpart

Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali has greeted his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland on the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries.

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Man detained with gold bars at Dhaka airport

Customs officials at the Dhaka airport have seized 12 gold bars from a man, which he had hidden in his anal passage.

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Burma: Two soldiers injured after clash with militants in Rakhine

TWO members of Burma 's security forces were injured in a clash with militants on the troubled Rakhine State border with Bangladesh, Burma's state counselor's office said, casting doubt on the government's claim that the region had stabilised. The post Burma: Two soldiers injured after clash with militants in Rakhine ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

RAB detains three suspected JMB men in Bangladesh

, Feb 20 : Three suspected members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh have been detained by Rapid Action Battalion in a drive conducted in Kachpur and Mograpara areas on Monday.The detainees have been identified as Abu Rayhan, Mostofa and Shariful."Acting on a tip-off, we conducted a drive in Kachpur ...

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Bangladesh information minister says impact of Indian TV channels on family life will be researched

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said the effects of Indian TV channels on Bangladesh’s family life will be researched, though he believes the channels have limited impact on social life.

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Hundreds of Rohingya 'return home' from Bangladesh

- Times Of India - IN

PM Hasina returns home from Munich

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned to Bangladesh after a two-day visit to Germany’s Munich.

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China wants ‘solid effort’ to address difficulties in doing business in Bangladesh

China wants “solid efforts” from the government to address “practical difficulties” their companies are facing in doing business in Bangladesh.

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Bangladesh information minister says impact of Indian TV channels on family life will be researched

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said that the effects of Indian TV channels on Bangladesh’s family life are to be assessed through research, though he believes the channels have limited impact on our social life.

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Bangladesh information minister backs controversial Section 57 of ICT Act

Though several quarters, including journalists, have demanded repeal of Section 57 of the ICT Act, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has spoken in favour of the controversial section.

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Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home

Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said Sunday, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled across the border from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine since October to escape a ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

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