By RACHEL ABRAMS and MAHER SATTAR At first, the police knocked. Then they tried to kick the door down. Protests over low wages had erupted at dozens of garment factories in Bangladesh, one of the top suppliers of clothing for global brands like H&M...
By Ruma Paul, DHAKA Jan 30 Bangladesh is hiring an international firm to assess reserves at Chevron Corp's natural gas fields in the country before placing a formal bid to buy the assets, its energy minister told Reuters on Monday. Energy-starved...
By Elizabeth Shim SEOUL, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The North Korean diplomat who defected from Pyongyang's embassy in London said North Korea has earned "tens of millions of dollars" annually through insurance fraud. Thae Yong-ho, who arrived in Seoul last August,...
Economists and experts said the fire at Gulshan 1 DNCC market may not cause an economic shock, but consumers of imported goods, especially baby products will surely be affected. Former governor of Bangladesh Bank and economist Dr Salehuddin Ahmed said:...
A devastating fire reduced much of the DCC Market at Gulshan-1 to rubble yesterday. No one was killed or hurt in the blaze that swept through the two-storey building for about 16 hours since around 2:00am. But over 300 shops...
The voters were no ordinary people. More than 60,000 elected public representatives of the local government bodies had the suffrage in yesterday's district council polls. And the deployment of over 45,000 law enforcers to maintain law and order made it...
Dhaka office Checking the ever increasing cars and freeing the streets and pavements from illegal occupation are crucial to easing the city's perennial traffic congestion, experts say. Proper enforcement of traffic rules can solve much of the problem, they said while...
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