Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Type: City
Name: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Country: Bangladesh
Latitude: 23.700001
Longitude: 90.389999
population: 6,493,177
First reported 12 mins ago - Updated 12 mins ago - 1 reports

Bangladesh opposition chief Khaleda Zia asks top court to halt trial on charges of embezzling more than $650,000

Lawyers argue Zia has been charged unlawfully DHAKA:Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was set on Sunday to learn whether she would stand trial on charges of embezzling more than $650,000 (Dh2.38 million), in a case that could see her jailed for ... [Published Gulf News - 12 mins ago]
First reported 18 mins ago - Updated 18 mins ago - 1 reports

6 BGB men injured in Kushtia road accident

(BSS)- Six members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were injured in a road accident at Kanabil crossing on the Kushtia-Bheramara road in the district town here this morning.BGB sources said the accident occurred when a pick-up van carrying the BGB members ... [Published Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha - 18 mins ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Left parties demand fair share of Teesta water

Dhaka , Apr 19 (UNB) Two left-leaning parties on Saturday called for movement so India allows Bangladesh its fair share of water from the Teesta River .They alleged that Bangladesh is not getting the fair share of waters of the common rivers, including ... [Published Water Environment Federation - 2 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

No compensation for Rana Plaza widow, one year on

Najneen Akter Nazma was three months pregnant and working as a sewing operator on the seventh floor of the Rana Plaza factory complex, in Dhaka, Bangladesh when it collapsed last year. She lost consciousness for two hours. Later, as she was recovering, ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Thank you to our readers

Dhaka Tribune is now formally one year old as a newspaper.Whether you have been buying the paper since its launch or have become a regular reader during the course of our first year, we would like to formally thank all of our readers.It is our privilege ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Concept paper drafted to punish doctors’ negligence

President of the BMDC, told the Dhaka Tribune that they would submit the concept paper before the health minister by the last week of this monthThe Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) has prepared a concept paper for two separate draft laws, ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 10 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 3 reports

India-Bangladesh railway talks to commence Monday

Dhaka, April 19The annual India-Bangladesh railway cooperation talks will commence Monday in Dhaka to discuss improvement in connectivity between the two neighbours, media reported Saturday.A three-day additional secretary-level meeting would review railway ... [Published ProKerala.com - 19 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

Obaidul: Construction of Padma Bridge to be completed by 2017

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader said the construction of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge will be completed by 2017, yesterday.He made the statement at the inaugural function of Nitol- Niloy Dhaka Motor Exhibition 2014 at the Bangabandhu International ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Mobile courts ‘estimate’ fine for violating speed limit

Cars to be fined are determined at random although the amount of fine is fixed at Tk300The executive magistrates of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) have been handing down penalties to drivers instantly for exceeding speed limit based on estimation ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

‘Will lose if we kill or free you’

He detailed the two days of his captivity at a news conference at his Central Road residence in Dhaka on Friday afternoon.Siddique, husband of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) Executive Director Syeda Rizwana Hasan, said each of the ... [Published Bdnews24.com - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 3 reports

Siddique gives deposition before N\\\'ganj court

:00:25 A A- A+Siddique gives deposition before N'ganj courtAbu Bakar Siddique, the lawyer-turned entrepreneur, freed on Thursday night 35 hours into his abduction by unknown criminals, gave his deposition over his abduction before a Narayanganj court ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 2 reports

Russia, Bangladesh initial third contract on Ruppur NPP construction

MOSCOW, April 18 (Itar-Tass) - Russia and Bangladesh have initialled the third contract on the construction and installation work of the preparatory stage for the Ruppur nuclear power plant, the communications department of Russia’s State Atomic Energy ... [Published Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies - Apr 18 2014]

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"Since there was no apparent LGBT connections, the rainbow rally was applauded by the thousands who came to Dhaka University area to enjoy the festivities of Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year). Excited participants expressed their solidarity to respect and celebrate diversity in Bangladesh."
"The charges framed against her were not done in accordance with the law" her lawyer, Moudud Ahmed, a former law minister, told AFP
...tourism, ICT, Healthcare, Education and other sectors besides working with Europe and the Western World as economic ambassadors of the country. ` "We want to create huge employment opportunities for the people of Bangladesh while sharing our invaluable experience and high level network for the benefit of the young generation."
...between the two countries and expressed his firm hope that the Filipino government would provide all supports and cooperation towards that effort. "Increased trade and business between Bangladesh and the Philippines is now a demand of the time" he said

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Lamudi to invest $1.6m in Bangladesh [Published Dhaka Tribune - 2 hours ago]
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Two nations blend, candidate tries to [Published Calcutta Telegraph - 3 hours ago]
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Finally! Bangladesh Factory Owner Charged with ... [Published Care2 - 8 hours ago]
Rajshahi Medical College becomes university [Published Dhaka Tribune - 9 hours ago]
Golden Son eyes local electronic appliance market [Published Dhaka Tribune - 9 hours ago]
No compensation for Rana Plaza widow, one year on [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 10 hours ago]
Bangladesh opposition chief asks top court to h... [Published Channel NewsAsia - 10 hours ago]
CPB, BSD demand fair share of Teesta water [Published Dhaka Tribune - 10 hours ago]
Thank you to our readers [Published Dhaka Tribune - 10 hours ago]
Concept paper drafted to punish doctors’ neglig... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 10 hours ago]
Dhanmondi playground only for elite! [Published Dhaka Tribune - 10 hours ago]
Birdem doctors stop work for one hour [Published Dhaka Tribune - 10 hours ago]
May the New Year bring us all good fortune [Published Bangla Mirror - 11 hours ago]
Discount retailer Primark soars after factory d... [Published Mail Online UK - 11 hours ago]
Working Capital Systemic Solutions - Southeast ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - 12 hours ago]
Ceramic industries seek duty cut on raw materia... [Published Dhaka Tribune - 12 hours ago]
Giant mealybug imminent threat to plants, crops [Published Dhaka Tribune - 12 hours ago]
‘NID card’ costs Tk30 only! [Published Dhaka Tribune - 12 hours ago]
Who made your clothes? Its time we knew - and c... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 16 hours ago]
Left parties demands fair share of Teesta water [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - 19 hours ago]
Seminar on road safety held in Mymensingh [Published Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha - 19 hours ago]
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In Bangladesh, Cycling to Break Free of Dhaka's... [Published Global Voices Online - Apr 18 2014]
Traffic jams are a regular feature in Dhaka. Image by Firoz Ahmed. Copyright Demotix (25/7/2012) Dhaka  is a city rich in history, having been established more than 400 years ago. It is the capital of Bangladesh, with nearly 18 million people residing ...
Alliance Talks Milestones in Bangladesh [Published Women's Wear Daily - Apr 17 2014]
Showing its willingness to be transparent and share progress, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety held a press briefing in Dhaka Thursday. Continue reading... Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook . ...
Bangladesh: The game of the river [Published The Economist - Asia - Apr 16 2014]
A MAN-MADE spur juts into the mighty Jamuna river—known as the Brahmaputra upstream, over the border in India—near the town of Enayetpur. The solid wall was built, expensively, to control the massive flow of the river. But erosion now eats deep into ...
State-owned banks in Bangladesh: From cancer to... [Published The Economist - Finance & Economics - Apr 16 2014]
Munshi did it the hard way“IT TOOK us two years, but the greed kept us going,” Yusuf Munshi told police after they arrested him and his accomplice. Mr Munshi had tunnelled under a branch of Sonali Bank, Bangladesh’s biggest state-owned bank, in the ...
Owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory faces mur... [Published The Malaysian Insider - Apr 15 2014]
The owner of a nine-storey building that collapsed and killed 1,135 Bangladeshi garment workers in April last year is to face murder charges, police said today.Sohel Rana, owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka, ...
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Protests against Bangladesh election turn violent [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Dec 29 2013]
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Dhaka Stock Exchange Selects NASDAQ OMX's X-str... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Mar 23 2014]
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