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Former asylum seeker sets up alternative to Uber in Zurich.

A migrant from Bangladesh has set up a new ride-sharing service in Zurich that aims to rival Uber and conventional taxi companies.

- The Local - INT

Monsoon floods affect more than 16 million in Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Bangladesh, India, Nepal One of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years is unfolding. Millions of people across large areas face food shortages and diseases, IFRC warned.Kuala Lumpur/New ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Ramanayake to seek out young talents from around Bangladesh.

The Tigers were having a practice match with the coaching staff keeping a close eye from near the dressing room when another appeared among them.

- BDNews24 - BD

Emboldened Bangladesh a challenge: Hussey.

Mike Hussey and Habibul Bashar, who played in the 2006 Test made famous because of Jason Gillespie's epic double ton, say Bangladesh have since improved a lot.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Farid Uddin Ahmed appointed SUST Vice-Chancellor.

President Md Abdul Hamid has appointed Dhaka University economics department's Professor Farid Uddin Ahmed Vice-Chancellor at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet.

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Documentary on life and works of Bangabandhu screened in 250 schools.

A 20-minute documentary on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been screened in 250 schools throughout Bangladesh on Wednesday and Thursday commemorating the National Mourning Day.

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Bangladesh militants not capable of attacks like 2005 series bombings, counterterror police chief says.

JMB militants could carry out simultaneous bomb attacks throughout Bangladesh 12 years making the most of ill-equipped security agencies, police's Counterterrorism and Transnational Crimes unit chief Monirul Islam has said.

- BDNews24 - BD

Power supply reaches remote Bangladesh village Khansama.

A remote northern village in Bangladesh has received electricity for the first time.

- BDNews24 - BD

Bangladesh is ramping up its border patrols to stop the influx of Rohingya muslims from Myanmar.

Thomson ReutersCOX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON - Bangladesh has stepped up patrols on its border with Myanmar, following reports that about 1,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into the country in the past two weeks, amid fresh tension in its neighbor's northwestern Rakhine state. Security forces in Buddhist-majority Myanmar ...

- Business Insider - US

Fortified rice holds promise for combating malnutrition in Bangladesh: WFP.

A new study has shown that consuming fortified rice can significantly reduce anaemia and zinc deficiencies among the poorest women in Bangladesh.

- BDNews24 - BD

Former asylum-seeker sets up alternative to Uber in Zurich.

A migrant from Bangladesh has set up a new ride-sharing service in Zurich that aims to rival Uber and conventional taxi companies.

- The Local - INT

Bangladesh ramps up border patrols to deter fresh Rohingya inflow

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON - Bangladesh has stepped up patrols on its border with Myanmar, following reports that about 1,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed into the country in the past two weeks, amid fresh tension in its neighbour's northwestern Rakhine state.

- Reuters - US

Two Bangladeshis die taking flood selfies as crisis worsens

Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug 17 - Two Bangladeshi teenagers have died taking selfies in raging floodwaters, officials said Thursday, as the death toll from fresh monsoon downpours reached 56 with nearly five million affected. Police said the 15-year-old boys were snapping selfies at a flooded road in the northern town of Melandah ...

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Bangladesh has highest trade deficit since 2010

The trade deficit at the end of fiscal 2016-17 stood close to $9.5 billion, the largest in seven years, according to data released by Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday.

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PM Hasina to visit flood-hit northern districts of Dinajpur, Kurigram

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit the flood-hit region in northern Bangladesh as the onrush of upstream waters amid monsoon have left millions marooned.

- BDNews24 - BD

Investigation report on Bangladesh LGBT rights activist Xulhaz murder delayed

Police have again failed to meet the deadline for the report into the 2016 murders of LGBT activist Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy.

- BDNews24 - BD

Two Bangladeshis die taking flood selfies as crisis worsens

Police say teenagers were snapping selfies at flooded road in Melandah when they were swept away by powerful currents The post Two Bangladeshis die taking flood selfies as crisis worsens appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

India sees 15% growth in foreign tourist arrivals

The highest number of tourists arrived from Bangladesh , followed by the US , the UK and France , said the statement which was released on Wednesday.

- Times Of India - IN

Deadly Floods in Bangladesh, India and Nepal Wreak Havoc

At least 6 million people were affected by the floods in Nepal's Terai region and more than 48,000 homes were submerged.

- Global Voices - US

Dhaka lauds Ambassador Mayaudon’s role in strengthening EU-Bangladesh relations

Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque has thanked the outgoing EU Ambassador in Dhaka for his “constructive role” in taking EU-Bangladesh relations to a “newer height”.

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Aide says Dhaka North Mayor Annisul Huq 'stable' at London hospital

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq is in 'stable' condition after being diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis at a hospital in London.

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Flooding affects an estimated 1.7 million people in Bangladesh

Source: UN Resident Coordinator for Bangladesh Country: Bangladesh This is the second round of monsoon floods to hit the country this year. Affected communities require shelter, access to food and safe drinking water, as well as emergency medical services.August 16, 2017: An estimated 1.7 million people in 20 districts of ...

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More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Central African Republic, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Iraq, Madagascar, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, World Of the 9.1 million new ...

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No worries over Bangladesh rice prices, says food minister 

Rice prices are not worrying for Bangladeshis, Food Minister Qamrul Islam has claimed, saying it was within their purchasing power.

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Over 3.3 million marooned in floods; death toll rises to 107

The death toll from floods in the northern and northeastern regions of Bangladesh has risen to 107, according to the Directorate General of Health Services or DGHS.

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Sunamganj Juba League leader lands in jail on Haor dam corruption charges

A court in Dhaka has ordered the authorities to send a leader of the ruling Awami League's youth front in Sunamganj on charges of corruption and irregularities in constructing the dams in backswamps or Haor.

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Two former MIST trainers die in US road crash

Two former trainers of the Bangladesh Military Institute of Science and Technology or MIST have died in a road traffic accident at Georgia in the United States.

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UPDATE 1-Bangladesh to cut duty on rice imports to cool local prices

* Second cut in rice duty in less than two months * Duty cut to 2 pct from 10 pct * Bangladesh now major rice importer after floods cut output * Govt seeks 1.2 mln T of rice for reserves DHAKA, Aug 16 - Bangladesh will slash the duty onrice imports to cool high local prices of the staple grain, thecountry's food minister ...

- Sify - IN

US report lists attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan

 A US government report on religious freedom lists attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan and elsewhere as well as restrictions on Sikhs in France and Denmark.

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Lehmann says batsman Warner recovering from neck blow

Australia opening batsman David Warner is recovering well after being struck in the neck by a bouncer from team mate Josh Hazlewood and should be fit for the upcoming two-Test series in Bangladesh, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday.

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Bangladesh sees fresh influx of Rohingya from Myanmar

Community leaders said at least 500 Rohingya had made the difficult journey into Bangladesh, some claiming they had been abused by soldiers in Myanmar. The latest influx follows a months-long bloody military crackdown on the mainly Muslim minority in Myanmar last year that led tens of thousands to flee across the border.

- Times Of India - IN

Daily briefing: Trump defiant, America's biggest creditor, Bangladesh's partition nightmare

US president says he did nothing wrong by failing to initially condemn white supremacist groups for the Charlottesville violence

- Financial Times - US

Deadly floods hit South Asian states

The death toll from torrential rain in Northeast India, Nepal and Bangladesh continues to rise.

- Al Jazeera - QA

US report lists attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan

A US government report on religious freedom lists attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan and elsewhere as well as restrictions on Sikhs in France and Denmark.

- Zee News - IN

Bangladesh allows polygamy for Hindus, but bans divorcee remarriage

The International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 released in Washington on Tuesday examined the marriage laws governing religious groups in various countries and said that polygamy is permitted for Hindu men in Bangladesh. "Buddhists are covered under Hindu law and divorced Hindus and Buddhists may not legally remarry." ...

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US report lists attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan

The State Department's International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 released on Tuesday in Washington by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that mentioned growing attacks on minorities in India, some ascribed to cow-protection activists, also chronicled attacks against Hindus in several countries. It said that in ...

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Two months on, Mizoram's local communities still to overcome havoc caused by flash floods

Lunglei , Aug 16 Even two months after flash floods caused by heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in many villages at Tlabung here in this district, the local communities are struggling to return to normalcy. Cyclone Mora hit Bangladesh and parts of Northeast India destroying houses and lives in the region between June 13 and 15. ...

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Dhaka North Mayor Annisul Huq hospitalised in London

Dhaka North Mayor Annisul Huq is being treated at the intensive care unit of a London hospital.

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Bangabandhu's portrait vandalised in Chittagong City

A portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been vandalised in Chittagong.

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Bangladesh to cut rice import duty further to boost supply amid floods

Bangladesh moves to boost rice supply amid floods as it has decided to cut the import duty for the second time in two months.

- BDNews24 - BD

Bangladesh allows polygamy for Hindus, but bans divorcee remarriage

Some aspects of marriage laws for Hindus in Bangladesh mirror those for Muslims in India, according to a US government report.

- Zee News - IN

Bangladesh to cut duty on rice imports to cool local prices

DHAKA, Aug 16 - Bangladesh will slash the duty onrice imports to cool high local prices of the staple grain, thecountry's food minister said on Wednesday, the second cut inless than two months. The import duty on rice will be lowered to 2 percent from 10percent, Food Minister Kamrul Islam told reporters, that is downfrom 28 ...

- Sify - IN

Bangladeshi Journalist’s Case Casts Spotlight on Controversial Law

It all started with the death of a goat. When Bangladeshi journalist Abdul Latif Morol was arrested two weeks ago, his case made headlines because of the absurdity of the circumstances. A senior official had donated livestock to residents in a rural part of Khulna, southwest of the capital, Dhaka. But one of the goats died. ...

- Voice of America - US

39 dead, thousands displaced after monsoon floods hit Bangladesh

At least 39 people have died and more than 2.6 million have been affected after monsoon floods engulfed vast areas of northern Bangladesh.

- IOL - ZA

Bangladesh signs big rice deal with Cambodia

Bangladesh has signed a deal to buy 250,000 tonnes of milled rice from Cambodia, two weeks after the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding.

- BangkokPost - TH

Seasonal employment, child marriage make women vulnerable to trafficking

Seasonal employment, child marriage and school drop out rate are among the reasons making women and girls vulnerable to trafficking on the Indo-Bangladesh border, according to a study. The study Adolescence at the Border by anti-human trafficking NGO Justice and Care in association with Border Security Force said human ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Zia regime 'stopped' British jurists entering Bangladesh to probe Bangabandhu murder

British jurists, who set up the first enquiry into the murder of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders, were barred from entering Bangladesh in January of 1981.

- BDNews24 - BD

Death toll in South Asia monsoon flooding rises to 245

The death toll in flooding and landslides that devastated parts of northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh over the...

- Deseret News - US

Monsoon floods kill more than 200 people across South Asia

KATHMANDU/DHAKA - Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 200 people in the last week, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue workers rushed to help those stranded by floodwaters.

- Reuters - US

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding in Nepal and Bangladesh

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal Heavy rainfall in Nepal has caused severe flooding and landslides. As of 14 August, 66 people have died and 35 are missing. In Bangladesh, floods have affected an estimated 586,000 people. NEPAL Heavy ...

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