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Bangladeshi workers protest against $95 minimum wage

DHAKA, Sept 15, (AFP): Bangladesh unions staged street protests Friday to reject what they called an “inhuman” $95 a month minimum wage fixed by the government for the country’s four million garment workers. Authorities said the new wage marked a 51 percent rise and would be applied from December but …

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Bangladesh acquits British citizen held since 2016 cafe attack

DHAKA, Aug 8 (Reuters) – A Bangladesh court on Wednesday acquitted a British man detained without charge for two years on suspicion of involvement in a 2016 attack on a cafe in Dhaka that killed 22 people, his lawyer said. Rights group Amnesty International had campaigned for the release of …

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Bangladesh considers capital punishment for driving deaths

DHAKA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday will consider capital punishment for traffic accident deaths, a law ministry official said, as thousands of students held protests for a ninth day over the deaths of two teenagers by a speeding bus in Dhaka. Tens of thousands of angry school …

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Bangladesh PM urges teen protesters to go home amid violence

Dhaka, Aug 5, 2018 (AFP) -Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged students Sunday to go home as police fired tear gas during an eighth day of unprecedented protests over road safety which have paralysed parts of Dhaka. Students in their tens of thousands have brought parts of the capital to …

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Nationwide student protests enter fifth day in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 2, 2018 (AFP) -Bangladesh shut down high schools across the country Thursday as tens of thousands of students protested for a fifth straight day after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus. Bangladesh’s transport sector is widely seen as corrupt, unregulated, and dangerous, and as news of …

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Bangladesh photographer sacked over viral kiss photo

Dhaka, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -A renowned Bangladesh photographer said Sunday he has been the victim of “unwanted cruelty” after being sacked over an image of a couple kissing that raised a social media storm in the conservative Muslim-majority country. The Purboposhchimbd news portal said Jibon Ahmed was “not fit” …

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Bangladesh PM vows to end ‘drug menace’

9 suspected traffickers killed DHAKA, May 21, (AFP): Nine suspected traffickers were killed in Bangladesh on Monday in an intensifying crackdown against a “drug menace” that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has likened to the country’s war on homegrown Islamic militants. The latest shootings take to 22 the number of alleged …

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Bangladesh opposition leader Zia granted bail

Dhaka, May 16, 2018 (AFP) – Bangladesh’s 72-year-old opposition leader Khaleda Zia was granted bail on corruption charges Wednesday after her lawyers argued her health was at risk, paving the way for her to be released from jail. Zia was imprisoned in February after being accused of embezzling money intended …

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Trump assures Bangladesh of US support

Refugees safe in designated villages: Myanmar DHAKA, May 5, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump has assured Bangladesh of US support in dealing with the Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis, a Bangladeshi official said on Friday. A letter from Trump was handed to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a meeting with …

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Bangladesh factory disaster survivors demand justice five years on

April 24, 2018 (AFP) – Hundreds of Bangladeshis staged protests and tearful tributes at Rana Plaza Tuesday on the fifth anniversary of one of the world’s worst industrial disasters, when a textile fctory complex collapsed and killed at least 1,130 people. Survivors and relatives of the dead placed wreaths at …

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