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Bangladesh plans to ban e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns

01 Dec 2019

DHAKA, Dec 1 Bangladesh plans to prohibit the sale and use of electronic cigarettes and vaporisers, a health official said on Sunday, as countries around the world move to ban devices that have been linked to health risks and teen addiction.

Unipec, Vitol set to win tender to supply Bangladesh with fuels in H1 2020 - source

29 Nov 2019

DHAKA/SINGAPORE, Nov 29 Energy traders Unipec and Vitol are set to win a tender placed by Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) to buy up to 1.06 million tonnes of oil products in the first half of 2020 after placing the lowest offers, a BPC official said on Friday.

Bangladesh sentences seven to death for 2016 cafe attack

27 Nov 2019

DHAKA A Bangladesh court handed death sentences to seven members of an Islamist militant group on Wednesday for their role in an attack on a cafe in 2016 that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, in the south Asian nation's worst such incident. | Video

REFILE-Bangladesh sentences seven to death for 2016 cafe attack

27 Nov 2019

DHAKA, Nov 27 A Bangladesh court on Wednesday handed death sentences to seven members of an Islamist militant group for plotting an attack on a cafe in 2016 that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, in the south Asian nation's worst such incident.

Saudi Aramco to supply LNG to Bangladesh as part of power deal

13 Nov 2019

DHAKA, Nov 13 Saudi Arabian state energy company Aramco plans to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Bangladesh as part of a tentative $3 billion deal signed in October, officials told Reuters.

Head-on collision of Bangladesh trains kills 16, injures 40

12 Nov 2019

DHAKA Rescuers in Bangladesh were struggling on Tuesday to pull passengers from mangled wreckage after a head-on collision of two trains killed at least 16 people and injured more than 40, officials said.

Bangladesh cricketers end strike as board accepts pay rise

23 Oct 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh's cricketers on Wednesday called off their strike as the country's cricket board accepted most of the demands, including a pay increase and other benefits.

Cricket-Bangladesh cricketers end strike as board accepts pay rise

23 Oct 2019

DHAKA, Oct 23 Bangladesh's cricketers on Wednesday called off their strike as the country's cricket board accepted most of the demands, including a pay increase and other benefits.

Bangladesh board lashes out at players over strike action

22 Oct 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh's cricket board lashed out at the players who hatched a "conspiracy" to destabilise the game in the country by striking, while an international federation of players' associations came out in support of the action on Tuesday.

Bangladesh to move Rohingya to flood-prone island next month

22 Oct 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh will start relocating Rohingya Muslims to a flood-prone island off its coast next month as several thousand refugees have agreed to move, a government official said on Sunday.

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