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Bangladesh textile workers protest new minimum wage announcement

Hundreds of textile workers demonstrated in the Bangladesh capital on Friday, protesting against the government's new minimum wage offer for workers in the key economic sector.

Hasina, Modi inaugurate rail projects, power supply

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Monday jointly inaugurated the construction works of two railway projects and 500-MW power supply to Bangladesh through video conferencing.

Bangladesh approves draft law banning child labour

The Bangladeshi government on Monday approved the draft of a law banning child labour in the country with provisions for stringent punishment to offenders.

India, Bangladesh to discuss cross-border crimes

Attacks on the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and cross-border crimes will be on the agenda of talks between Bangladeshi and Indian frontier forces when they meet for the 47th bi-annual conference between from Monday onwards.

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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

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