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Bangladesh plans staggered factory holidays to ease power crunch

The proposal involves asking factories to choose different days off instead of all of them remaining closed only on Friday, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid said in an interview.
Bangladesh plans staggered factory holidays to ease power crunch(Bloomberg)
Bangladesh plans staggered factory holidays to ease power crunch(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 08:52 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Bangladesh seeks China's help to repatriate Rohingya refugees

  • Bangladesh has strong relations with China, which is a major trade partner mostly for raw materials. But maintaining close ties with Beijing is challenging for Bangladesh.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center left, and his Bangladeshi counterpart A.K. Abdul Momen applaud as both countries sign agreements in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday. ((AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu))
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center left, and his Bangladeshi counterpart A.K. Abdul Momen applaud as both countries sign agreements in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday. ((AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu))
Published on Aug 07, 2022 05:45 PM IST
AP |

Bangladeshi Police pull up social media star for being 'too ugly to sing'

A Bangladesh social media star named 'Hero' Alom was called in by the police and made to apologise for his out of tune singing.
Hero Alom in one of his videos.
Hero Alom in one of his videos.
Published on Aug 07, 2022 05:19 PM IST
AFP |

After Sri Lanka, massive protests erupt in Bangladesh over fuel price hike

  • Angry protesters were seen surrounding fuel stations and vandalising them in Bangladesh as they demanded a rollback of the unprecedented hike in fuel prices.
Bangladeshis queue at a gas station in Dhaka after government has increased fuel oil price. (Photo by AFP)
Bangladeshis queue at a gas station in Dhaka after government has increased fuel oil price. (Photo by AFP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 01:03 PM IST

Tuneless Bangladeshi social media star grilled by police for singing Tagore

  • One of his numbers, "Arabian Song", in which he appears in traditional Arab clothing on a sand dune with camels superimposed in the background, has garnered 17 million views.
YouTuber Hero Alom speaks during an interview at his office in Dhaka.(AFP)
YouTuber Hero Alom speaks during an interview at his office in Dhaka.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 10:58 PM IST
AFP |
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