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Bangladesh ruling party set to win poll hit by boycott

Bangladesh's ruling Awami League was poised on Sunday to win a violence-plagued parliamentary election whose outcome was never in doubt after a boycott by the main opposition party. With fewer than half of the 300 seats being

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10 workers die in Bahrain house fire

Ten Bangladeshi workers in Bahrain were suffocated to death after inhaling toxic fumes from a fire that engulfed their home in the early hours of Sunday, reports said. The accident occurred at East Riffa, 20km south off the capital Manama,

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Best Western signs 2nd Bangladesh hotel

Best Western International, the leading hotel chain, recently signed its second hotel in Bangaldesh, located on the world’s longest white sand beach destination, Cox’s Bazaar. Scheduled to be open in the third quarter, the 100-room Best We

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Qatar agrees to sell LNG to Bangladesh

Qatar Petroleum has agreed to sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) worth between $1-$1.5 billion to Bangladesh to help the South Asian country meet its fast-growing energy demand, a senior official said on Sunday. 'They assured to make the

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10,000 illegal Bangladeshi workers in Bahrain

More than 10,000 Bangladeshis out of a 110,000-strong community are staying in Bahrain illegally, according to a top envoy. The majority are unaware or confused about visa regulations and need to seek assistance from the authorities concer

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Best Air flies Dhaka-Dubai

Best Air, a private Bangladeshi airline, has commenced scheduled flights between Dhaka and Dubai. The inaugural flight, which was received by Buty Ahmed Bin Solaiman, deputy director general of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Dubai Ai

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Bangla visa ban 'to hit Bahrain SMEs hard'

Small contracting companies who depend on cheap labour will be hit the hardest following a government decision to ban Bangladeshis from working in Bahrain, industry officials said. The ban will certainly have an impact on ongoing construct

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Bangladesh's ex-PM Hasina taken to hospital

Detained former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been taken to a hospital in the capital Dhaka for treatment, officials said on Tuesday. 'Ex-Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been escorted to Square Hospital at Dhanmandi under ti

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Saudi donates rice to Bangladesh

Bangladesh said on Monday it had received 60,000 tonnes of rice donated by Saudi Arabia for distribution among people affected by recent floods. "The rice will be distributed among 2.1 million flood-affected families beginning from Tuesday

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Bangladesh police detain ex-PM Hasina

Former Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina was arrested from her Dhaka home on Monday and taken to a local court, her party said. It was not immediately clear on what charges Hasina was detained, but she has previously faced murder cha

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