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Govt urged to end onslaught on dissent, restore democracy

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS, and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) have expressed grave concern over the unabated incursions on fundamental human rights and democratic freedoms in Bangladesh amid the on-going political violence in the country. human rights Bangladesh“Bangladesh is currently experiencing a serious constitutional crisis through clampdowns on the right to express democratic dissent,” said Mandeep Tiwana, Head of Policy and Research at CIVICUS. “Political repression and attacks on inde...

Security concern prevails in administration

The government has claimed that the law and order situation is normal, but the Ansars, BGB and police have been asked to continue providing security for the railway, roads and highways and field-level administration. Special security has also been requested for the secretariat staff buses. govtEarlier, 8328 ansars had been deployed in 1041 places for railway security. After a letter was issued, this was extended by 45 days. And 11,916 ansars and VDP personnel were deployed in 993 risky spots along the highways. The home ministry has written to the ro...

PM narrowly escapes blast

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday narrowly escaped a bomb blast which occurred in a Dhaka neighbourhood minutes after her convoy passed the area, according to media reports. [caption id="attachment_9393" align="alignleft" width="300"]PM, Reuters Photo Photo Courtesy: Reuters[/caption] Several crude bombs exploded in Dhaka's Karwan Bazar area only 10 minutes after the prime minister's convoy passed, bdnews24.com reported citing a police official. The official added that one police personnel received minor injuries in the blas...

Prospects in Denim production

Emphasizing the use of environment friendly technology in RMG production, experts at a panel discussion on Monday said that it is possible to minimize the environmental impact of denim production. They expressed the opinion that new and environment friendly denim production techniques are important for the sustainability of the industry. denimsandjeansThe panel discussion “Development Prospects in Denim Production - the Way Forward” was organized in a city hotel as part of the 3rd Denimsandjeans.com Bangladesh S...

Forex reserves cross $23b

Foreign currency reserves have crossed $23 billion for the first time in the country’s history, on the back of steady export, remittance growth, and lower oil prices. The reserves now stand at $19.04bn, enough to pay off six months’ imports and second highest among SAARC countries The reserves stood at $23.03 billion yesterday, according to figures from the central bank. “A stable flow of remittances and export earnings contributed to the record reserves,” said Kazi Saidur Rahman, head of the forex reserve and treasury management department at the central ban...

GP Board Meeting today

According to the DSE News, a Board Meeting of Grameenphone Ltd (GP) will be held on Sunday, 08th dse cseFebruary, 2015 at 4 pm. It was listed in 2009 in stock exchanges. Last year the company declared 140 percent Cash Dividend.