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Bangladesh bans film about Islamist cafe siege

Dhaka (AFP) – Bangladesh has banned a film based on a 2016 cafe attack claimed by the Islamic State group that left 22 people dead, saying it would damage the country’s reputation.


Using queer cartoons to promote LGBT+ rights in Bangladesh

* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. LGBT+ activists are using visual arts to change hearts and minds in Bangladesh.


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he would 'certainly talk about' removing Trump if the president ever tweeted a violent threat and says that he 'would love to go' and re-examine his controversial trip to Myanmar

HuffPost sat down with the 42-year-old Internet entrepreneur for a lengthy Q&A last week when Dorsey was asked how he would respond if Trump called upon his followers to murder journalists.


Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya Have Come from India Since Early December

More than 1,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh from India since early December, adding to a humanitarian challenge that Dhaka faces in accommodating hundreds of thousands of refugees who are sheltering in the southeast, a senior Bangladeshi official said Thursday.


Fatal Diagnosis: Cancer Treatment in Bangladesh

It was indeed a pleasure to read this article. As a former oncologist, trained in the US, I am appalled at the lack of training and protocols in Bangladesh. Apollo Hospital is the only one that has a SOP (standard operating protocol) and I know this because I, together with Dr Ferdous Shariar, initi


Bangladesh Photographers Award 2019, conferred

Professional Photographers Affiliation Bangladesh (PPAB) organised Bangladesh Photographers Award 2019, which is a part of World Photographic Cup 2019 – an international photo competition. The competition took place from January 15-16 at Drik Gallery, Dhanmondi.


Rohingya crisis: Hundreds of families flee India for Bangladesh to avoid deportation to Myanmar

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim families have left India for Bangladesh since seven Rohingya men were deported to their home country Myanmar in October, community leaders said on Thursday, and more were preparing to flee a crackdown.


Bangladesh prepares plans for two floating solar plants

A section of the Padma river is set to host a floating PV project. Two floating solar plants are being planned in Bangladesh, one with a 50 MW capacity and another with its scale yet to be decided.


5G Internet service in Bangladesh next year: BTRC

Mobile internet users will get the 5G (fifth generation) data service next year, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Commissioner Aminul Hassan said today.


Current Bangladesh team can beat any side, says Sunil Joshi

For a country as zealous about cricket as India (if not more), Bangladesh's cricketing stocks took some time to rise, but the curve is upwards, nonetheless. From collecting sporadic sparse wins, to being consistent giant-slayers with the ability to match up to the best, Bangladesh have catapulted qu


Warner picks up elbow injury in Bangladesh

David Warner is to return to Australia after picking up an elbow injury while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. Warner will fly home to have the injury assessed next week but will continue to play for the Sylhet Sixers in the meantime.


Bangladesh: Hundreds fired after garment worker strikes

"Hundreds sacked after Bangladesh garment strikes", 16 January 2019. Bangladesh factories making clothes for Western brands have sacked hundreds of workers after more than a week of strikes and clashes over wages... The demonstrations died down this week after the government agreed to raise salaries


ZEE5 transcends borders to #ShareTheLove with Pakistan and Bangladesh

Three months after its soft launch across 190+ countries, digital entertainment platform ZEE5 is now zooming in on specific priority markets. Close on the heels of the launch of its brand campaign Dil Se Desi in APAC, MENA and Africa targeting the Indian and South Asian diaspora, ZEE5 today rolled o


Refugee exodus from India to Bangladesh hits 1,300: official

At least 1,300 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from India since the start of the year, an official said Wednesday, as fears of deportation to Myanmar spark an exodus.


Protesting Bangladesh Workers Get Wage Increase but Tensions Remain

Following a week of violent demonstrations for higher salaries, the government of Bangladesh has agreed to raise garment workers’ wages, the country’s commerce minister said. The protests, which included clashes with police involving rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons, and resulted in the de


U.N. members owe $2 billion in debt to peacekeeping, U.S. owes a third

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. member states owe nearly $2 billion in peacekeeping funds, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned, with the United States responsible for more than a third of that.


WATCH: Shahid Afridi out hit-wicket in Bangladesh Premier League

Shahid Afridi out hit-wicket: Former Pakistani captain was out in a strange manner during the Bangladesh Premier League. During the 14th match of the ongoing sixth season of the Bangladesh Premier League between Comilla Victorians and Chittagong Vikings at Dhaka, Victorians all-rounder Shahid Afridi


Bangladesh Bank Heist Case Still Wide Open, Says Philippine DOJ

Investigators examining the notorious $101 million cyber heist on the Bangladesh Bank said Tuesday that the case is not closed, despite the conviction last week of the only person so far indicted.


Why is Saudi Arabia deporting Rohingya refugees?

Saudi Arabia has long projected an image of itself as a defender of Muslims, that claim is increasingly being challenged as it now sends Rohingya refugees back to Bangladesh – a country they had fled.


What the wealthy and ultra-wealthy spend their money on

What grabs the attention of the wealthiest people in the world? Who are they? And where did all that money come from?. Both the number of wealthy individuals and their collective wealth increased by about 2% last year, according to a new report from Wealth-X, a company that tracks global wealth. The