BSF detains Bangladeshi youth at Thakurgaon

BSF detains Bangladeshi youth at Thakurgaon
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) detained a Bangladeshi youth near Ratnai border in Baliadangi upazila while he was returning to Bangladesh without necessary documents on Thursday. Officials of Border Guard Bangladesh said a patrol team of …
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Modi threatens to expel 'Bangladeshis'
India's prime ministerial frontrunner, Narendra Modi, courted yet another controversy when he threatened to deport “Bangladeshis” if his right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power. “They have been given the red carpet welcome by politicians …
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Exciting Bangla Packages Of Dish Network

DISH Network offers every variety of entertainment for its spectators in USA. DISH Network TV not only delights all the Americans but also diverse groups of people residing in US from different corners of the globe. Whether you are from Africa, East Asia, Europe, Middle East, South America or South Asia, you can get every variety of international TV programming from DISH Network. DISH Network offers several international programs than no other satellite TV provider has ever produced. You can choose from over 200 International DISH Network channels in 28 languages.

If you are a Bengali staying in US, you will be elated to know that DISH Network offers the top-notch Bangla TV channels from Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. You can watch all the top Bangla TV shows by trusting DISH Network TV that consists of dramas, mini-series, musicals, talk shows, news from Bangladesh, children’s programs and lots more.

The two most popular DISH Network packages offering Bangla programs are Bangla Mega and NTV Bangla.

Bangla Mega Pack of DISH Network

The Bangla Mega Pack offers wide variety of Bangla-language programs that include hottest news, entertainment, top drama serials, refreshing musical programs, hit movies, documentaries, live interactive talk shows, children’s programs, cultural programs and much more. You can avail this DISH Network package at $ 29.99 per month. The DISH Network channels that will grab your attention from this Bangla Mega Pack are ATN BANGLA (818), BANGLAVISION (755), CHANNEL-I (806), CINE BANGLA (805), EKHUSHEY (750) and NTV BANGLA (804).

DISH Networks Bangla vision (755) is a diverse mix of Bangla television entertainment and advanced production values that appeal to every member of Bangla household. Bangla vision presents an extensive collection of entertainment shows across a range of entertainment genres including comedy, drama, action, thriller, lifestyle, game shows, etc.

You will be captivated with DISH Networks CINE BANGLA (805) that perks up your mood in an exclusive way. Cine Bangala is the only Bangladeshi movie channel in United States that has an extensive movie library and presents the best of old and new Bangla films with added selections from the flourishing Indian Bengali film industry.

EKHUSHEY (750) on DISH Network is a 24 hour-a-day Bangla-language news and entertainment channel. It is one of the most watched DISH Network channels from Bangladesh because of its news and infotainment shows. Ekushey Television brings before you a selection of programs that encompass dramas, live cultural events, musical shows, talk shows, and lots more.

DISH Networks NTV Bangla Package

The second Bangla package of DISH Network is NTV Bangla available at $ 19.99 per month. NTV Bangla is a Bangla-language DISH Network channel offering premium TV programming broadcast 24-hours-a-day. NTV Bangla is rated as the number 1 DISH Network channel in Bangladesh and it is extremely popular. NTV Bangla will spice up your spare time with a wide array of DISH Network TV programming including news, entertainment, top drama serials like “Sporsher Baire” and “Tin Purush,” musical programs, movies, documentaries, children’s programs, cultural programs and much more for Bangladeshis in U.S.

In order to obtain the Bangla package of DISH Network, you have to subscribe for Basic Programming Options that include Core and International Basic. By virtue of Core, you can add one or more International language packages to your current DISH Network package and the International Basic DISH Network package is ideal for those who want International programming only. DISH Networks International basic program includes 20 DISH Network channels for $ 10 per month, as well as the option to purchase additional International language packages. Chinese Basic DISH Network package is ideal for those who are looking for purchasing one of DISH Networks East Asian packages. This amazing pack includes 18 DISH Network channels for $ 10 per month plus the option to purchase additional International language packages.

Subscribe for exciting DISH Network TV Bangla packages in USA and get coddled with the feel of your homeland.

DISH Network TV not only delights all the Americans but also diverse groups of people residing in US from different corners of the globe. If you are a Bengali you can opt for DISH Network packages presenting Bangla international programming and get yourself invigorated with the flavor of your homeland.

Economy Ministry expands fabric, bed linen imports from Pakistan and Bangladesh

Economy Ministry expands fabric, bed linen imports from Pakistan and Bangladesh
The Economy Ministry released a statement on Tuesday saying that it will expand import quotas for fabrics and finished bed linen products from Pakistan and Bangladesh. Economy Minister Naftali Bennett stated that the policy will ultimately lower prices …
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Rapist says deportation back to Bangladesh would breach his human rights
An Asian man jailed for raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl he had plied with vodka is fighting deportation, claiming it would breach his human rights. Mohammed Hasan, 47, is free after serving half of a six-year term. He is a risk to teenage girls …
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BRAC USA Contributes $1.25 Million to Bangladesh Garment Workers


New York (PRWEB) April 23, 2014

The Bangladesh Humanitarian Fund, an initiative of BRAC USA, announces a grant of $ 1.25 million to create employment opportunities and secure sustainable futures for 250 garment workers from the Rana Plaza factory complex, which collapsed last year near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

BRAC USA is seeking additional donations to this fund. “Rana Plaza was like Bangladesh’s 9/11,” says Susan Davis, president and CEO of BRAC USA. “Those who died on April 24 did so working in dangerous conditions to provide a better future for their families and make our own clothing more affordable. For those still grieving, there’s nothing that can offset the loss of their loved ones. But we can and should show our solidarity with those who survived.

“We’re grateful to those who have contributed to the Bangladesh Humanitarian Fund so far, and welcome these contributions as a crucial first step,” Davis adds. “But more is needed. We ask individuals, corporations and others who have benefited from the hard work of Bangladeshi garment workers to challenge themselves to give more.”

The grant issued this month is the second of the Bangladesh Humanitarian Fund, which BRAC USA created in March as a part of renewed push for Bangladesh garment workers in the run-up to the one-year anniversary of Rana Plaza, which collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing more than 1,100 people.

Services provided to former Rana Plaza workers will include livelihood training, professional development, entrepreneurship training, assistance with access to employment, and personal counseling support. Services will be provided by BRAC, the global development organization based in Bangladesh, of which BRAC USA is an independent North American affiliate.

The grant comes closely after the Bangladesh Humanitarian Fund’s first grant in late March, a $ 2.2 million donation to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund, which supports victims of the Rana Plaza disaster and their families. BRAC USA’s Bangladesh Humanitarian Fund seeks to address victim needs and garment worker safety concerns in part by contributing a portion of every gift to the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund, established in November 2013 by a multi-stakeholder coalition with the International Labor Organization serving as neutral chair.

“Bangladesh has seen significant gains in living standards, halving poverty rates in the last 20 years, thanks largely to women’s empowerment. The garment industry has played a tremendous role in this,” said Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC, last month when the Bangladesh Humanitarian Fund was announced. “But these gains will mean little if we allow tragedies like Rana Plaza to continue. The words ‘Made in Bangladesh’ should be a mark of pride, not shame.”

BRAC’s involvement in Rana Plaza relief began in the immediate hours after the building’s collapse, when first-response medical teams from BRAC’s health, nutrition and population program worked alongside the Bangladesh Army’s medical teams at the site. Later, staff and counselors from BRAC, BRAC University and Dhaka University provided psychosocial support to 473 survivors and victims’ families. The BRAC Limb and Brace Center in Savar, the Dhaka subdistrict in which Rana Plaza was located, provided braces to 29 survivors with spinal injuries and prosthetic limbs to an additional 12 survivors.

With support from others, BRAC will continue to provide financial support, livelihood training, seed capital and apprenticeship training to hundreds more victims. Meanwhile, working with other stakeholders, including retailers, government, trade unions and factory owners, BRAC is advocating for a long-term solution to Bangladesh worker safety issues.

BRAC USA welcomes additional contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. Walmart, Asda, Walmart Foundation, The Children’s Place, Gap Foundation, VF Foundation and others, including many individuals, have already made initial contributions. Donations to the Bangladesh Humanitarian Fund will be directed to three specific program areas: support for the Rana Plaza Donors Trust Fund, continued support for BRAC’s work to provide counseling and rehabilitation to garment workers, and a reserve that can be used to support a “social safety net” for workers impacted by other tragedies.

All gifts to the Bangladesh Humanitarian Fund are tax-deductible in the United States and will be administered by BRAC USA, an independent 501(c) 3 charitable organization registered in New York State, with fiduciary responsibility resting with its board of directors.

ABOUT BRAC

BRAC, a development organization founded in Bangladesh in 1972, is a global leader in creating opportunities at scale as a means to end poverty. With more than 100,000 employees, it is the world’s largest non-governmental organization, touching the lives of an estimated 135 million people in 11 countries using a wide array of antipoverty tools such as microfinance, education, healthcare, legal rights training and more.

Learn more at BRAC.net.

ABOUT BRAC USA

BRAC USA is an independent, US-based grantmaking affiliate of BRAC formed in 2006 to advance and support BRAC’s global mission to create opportunities to unleash human potential and end poverty.

Learn more at http://www.bracusa.org.

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Bangladeshi woman dedicates Everest attempt to international charity

The truly global profile of Plan International, the charity which helps vulnerable and underprivileged children, is being again underlined by the brave attempt of a 31 year old accountant, Nishat Majumder, to become the first Bangladeshi woman to scale Mount Everest, the World’s tallest mountain.

She will be joined on the climb by veteran Bangladeshi mountaineer MA Mohit and is set to begin her 2-month adventure on 9 April. Nishat is dedicating the climb to Plan’s “ Because I am a Girl “ campaign which aims to fight gender inequality and promote girls’ rights.

With a solid resume of expeditions already under her belt, Nishat’s latest challenge will be her biggest test yet as she tries to tame all 8,848 metres of the world’s highest mountain. She has been training hard and with her eyes set firmly on the top, dedicating the climb to Plan’s girls’ campaign seemed an obvious choice.

“Taking on this challenge as a woman, I realised just how important it is for girls to be empowered. Plan’s “Because I am a Girl” campaign is all about having a voice and being strong, so I wanted to do this to show girls around the world that nothing is impossible,” says Nishat.

It was 2003 when Nishat first discovered her passion for hiking up mountains and since then she’s been no stranger to overcoming the odds, having already been crowned the first Bangladeshi woman to conquer 3 Himalayan peaks higher than 6,000 metres.

The journey to become the first Bangladeshi woman to beat Everest faces some stiff competition, though, as another Bangladeshi – Wasfia Nazreen – began an attempt on 11 March.

But none of that will be on Nishat’s mind as she begins her own test of endurance.

Also up for the challenge is her climbing partner, Mohit, who is the only Bangladeshi to make it to the top of Everest, Manaslu and Cho-Oyu – 3 summits higher than 8,000 metres.

Plan’s “Because I am a Girl” campaign will be officially launched around the world on the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October.

If you wish to help Plan beat child poverty, then why not find out how to Sponsor a Child.

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Fashion followers focus world's attention on Bangladeshi tragedy
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Egg-strordinary Easter Gifts from Present Aid

(PRWEB UK) 9 April 2014

As well as taking up a challenge to mark the season of Lent, consider giving a loved one a gift that will enable others to lead a better life. Gift ideas from Present Aid’s Lent shop include a floating garden (£18) – Providing seeds and training for farmers in Bangladesh to start a ‘floating garden’ growing and selling crops suited to wet conditions in this often flooded area.

Present Aid charity gifts for Easter include seeds for ten families (£25) in the Dominican Republic, allowing them to grow nutritious vegetables to dramatically improve their health and a relief package (£33) to provide a typhoon-affected family in the Philippines with much needed food, cooking utensils, toiletries, sleeping mats and blankets.

An Easter competition is also being has been launched to select the final item for Present Aid’s 2014/2015 gift selection. To win entrants must correctly identify the missing gift from a picture of farm yard animals. Entries close 21st April, visit the competition page at for more details.

Present Aid gift recipients can be sent one of a selection of themed cards containing the chosen gift. Cards can be sent by post (last Easter delivery date 7th April), instant e-card and print-at-home options are also available.

Purchasing a charity gift from Present Aid helps fund the vital work of Christian Aid to end poverty around the world.







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Users of what is touted as the ‘world’s most advanced mobile operating system’ can now express their approval in Spanish if they choose. They might say, ‘aprobar’, thanks to the Spanish Translator app. Shoreline Animation’s translation apps have been ranked among the most popular travel category apps among iPhone users in recent years. Their ease of use, user-friendly interface and features such as audio recordings of translated texts have ensured the top 25 rankings in a competitive category. The latest iOS7 update comes within a year of the last one and within 2 months of the iOS7 release, thus setting the stage for increased usage and popularity of the apps.

With the help of the apps, iOS7 users can translate from and to any of the available languages quickly and easily. The source word or phrase is typed into the text area and the translation appears instantly. Users may listen to the audio version of the translated text to ensure correct pronunciation. This is seen as a particularly useful feature. As Betsy, a recent user of Spanish Translator Pro puts it, “”This is great! I’m a nurse and I use this app all the time for my Spanish speaking patients. Thank you for this. It is a huge lifesaver!”

The apps are popular among travelers, students and cab drivers. Users can bookmark commonly used phrases, a feature that helps them ask for directions, place orders in a restaurant and strike a bargain when shopping. “Love your app. Really helps to understand sentence constructs. Best .99 cents I’ve ever spent!” sums up Jim, another delighted user.

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