The Bangladesh Government is strongly considering the Malaysian proposal to construct the much-hyped Padma Multipurpose Bridge, its Communications Minister Obaidul Quader said. However, he also said the government would consider if any other party comes up with a proposal to construct the bridge, United News of Bangladesh reported. “Around 90% of preparatory works, including land acquisition and rehabilitat ...Read more ›
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Pakistani cricketers are not barred from playing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq said. "I have not heard much about not playing in BPL. This is a matter concerning the two boards," Razzaq said on Friday while attending a promotional programme arranged by KDS, one of the partners of the BPL franchise Duronto Rajshahi. "We have no problem over getting here. But there ...Read more ›
"We have got a demand from the Malaysian authorities regarding recruitment of Bangladeshi workers for the country's plantation sector," a senior official at the Bangladesh Manpower Employment and Training (BMET) said. Malaysia sent Sunday a demand for recruiting some 10,000 Bangladeshi workers to that country, paving the way for opening the southeast Asian job market to Bangladesh, officials said. The offic ...Read more ›
Homemade bombs exploded in Bangladesh's capital and police fired tear gas at demonstrators as opposition parties enforced a general strike on Thursday, demanding that the government to restore an election-time caretaker administration. Schools and businesses were closed in Dhaka and other major cities and towns during the eight-hour shutdown. Nationwide transportation was largely disrupted during the second ...Read more ›
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Police in fired rubber bullets and tear gas Sunday to disperse stone-throwing protesters who set fire to vehicles and tried to block roads across Bangladesh to demand restoration of a caretaker administration to oversee upcoming national elections. Police and witnesses said at least two people were killed and more than 200 injured in the violence in the capital and a number of other dist ...Read more ›