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Bangladesh shuts down jute mills,100 hurt in protest

More than 100 people were injured in clashes in southern Bangladesh triggered by the closure of four state-run jute mills affecting thousands of workers, police said on Sunday. The lay-offs at the loss-making jute mills in the Khulna industrial district were announced on Friday triggering the violence which continued until Saturday, a police officer said. The workers, joined by college students, threw stones at police trying to restore order in Khulna, 300 kilometers (187 miles) southwest from the capital Dhaka. Full Story

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