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Bengal

HK garment siblings raise Dhaka's profile

Garment manufacturing wasn't known as the 'rag trade' for nothing. The slang for mass-produced clothing hinted at the varying quality and tough conditions under which it was made.

Saturday, 26 March, 2011, 12:00am

World Cup raises hopes of new dawn

Just as the red disc on the Bangladesh flag symbolises a new dawn, the sun will be ever rising on Hong Kong cricket as far as Sohail Murshed is concerned.

For the international banker is the only son of Bangladesh sitting on the game's governing body in Hong Kong and the ICC World Cup, co-hosted by his native country.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Dhaka a good fit for HK companies

Part of Bangladesh will forever be Kwun Tong thanks to the efforts of two garment manufacturers with their world headquarters based in the Kowloon industrial district.

Must Garment and Epic Group have links with Dhaka's Enterprise Processing Zones (EPZs) that stretch back more than 20 years, and their factories form the bulk of Bangladesh's exports.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Calcutta

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26 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Calcutta's Marxists put British back on their pedestals

A bust of George V was erected with great fanfare in the heart of Calcutta in 1939. It survived India's independence in 1947. But in 1967, within months of a communist-led coalition capturing power in West Bengal, the royal bust was unceremoniously taken down along with statues of many other prominent British colonial figures and dumped in a store.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Nation strives to improve the rights and lives of its women

Eliminating gender disparity and providing equal opportunities at every level is a top priority

WOMEN'S rights and the empowerment of women are top-priority issues for the Bangladesh government, said Bangladesh Consul-General A.F.M. Gousal Azam Sarker.

26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Virus kills at least 100 West Bengal children

Hundreds more are sick, as a mystery disease ravages villages

More than 100 children are feared dead from a mysterious disease spreading in a remote part of communist-ruled West Bengal state.

9 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Cloth swindler jailed

Businessman Andy Yeung Sun-choi, 47, was jailed for 2.5 years at the District Court after being convicted of swindling three firms in Bangladesh out of almost $6.5 million.

15 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Incentives 'tailored' for garment trade

Hong Kong garment manufacturers are at the forefront of a rush to capitalise on Bangladesh's new 'open-door' policy and the SAR now ranks alongside Japan and Britain as one of the top three investors in the emerging market.

Dozens of local firms are already capitalising on the cheapest labour costs in the region.

26 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

New agent

International logistics company U-Freight has appointed Bengal International Agencies as its agent in Bangladesh.

The agency will have access to U-Freight's global network and sell the full range of the company's services including air and sea freight, warehousing and distribution services throughout Bangladesh.

14 May 1997 - 12:00am

Bangladesh to boost duty

The Bangladesh Government has proposed to introduce import duty on ocean-going vessels having a capacity of more than 3,000 dwt.

In announcing the move in parliament, Finance Minister S.A. Kibria said he proposed to increase duty on the ocean-going vessels 'usually imported by the more fortunate and affluent businessmen of the society from zero per cent to 2.5 per cent'.

31 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Biggest mangrove belt

The Sundarbans are the largest littoral mangrove belt in the world, stretching 80 km inland from the coast. Mangrove swamps and jungle cover 38,500 sq kms, of which about a third is covered in water.

26 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Aid for energy sector

BANGLADESH says international donors will extend US$729 million in credit to its money-starved power sector.

The donors agreed to make new aid available provided Bangladesh fulfil conditions related to reforms, Energy Ministry officials said.

18 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Playing crucial role in region

Message from Mostafizur Rahman, MP Foreign Minister.

ASSALAMU Alaikum. On the auspicious and solemn occasion of the 24th anniversary of our National and Independence Day, I extend my heartiest felicitations to all countrymen both at home and abroad.

26 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

New policies attract foreign investors

Message from Khaleda Zia Prime Minister.

ON this glorious occasion, I extend my heartiest felicitations to all my countrymen at home and abroad.

26 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

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