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Fire tears through Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Jan 9 – A fire swept through a Rohingya refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, destroying hundreds of homes, according to officials and witnesses, though there were no immediate reports of casualties. The blaze hit Camp 16 in Cox’s Bazar, a border district where than a million […]

Massive ferry fire kills at least 39 in southern Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A massive fire swept through a crowded river ferry in Bangladesh early Friday, leaving at least 39 people dead and 70 injured, officials said. Many passengers leapt from the vessel into cold waters to escape the blaze. It took 15 fire engines two hours to […]

Joint Statement issued on the occasion of the visit of Prime Minister of India to Bangladesh

DELHI, MARCH 27: At the invitation of Prime Minister of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, H.E. Shri Narendra Modi, paid a State Visit to Bangladesh from 26 to 27 March 2021 to join the celebrations of the […]

Bangladesh weighs death penalty for rapists as protests flare

DHAKA – Protests rocked Bangladesh on Saturday as hundreds of people took to the streets to demand justice after a series of rapes and sexual assaults that have spurred the government to seek capital punishment for offenders. Such incidents have surged in Bangladesh in recent years, with gang […]

Bangladesh allows late-stage trial of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

DHAKA – Bangladesh has approved the third-phase trial of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd, officials said on Monday, as infections continue to rise in the densely-populated South Asian country. Sinovac has been looking for volunteers outside of China as the number of coronavirus […]

Bangladesh restarts some garment factories, India debates an easing of restrictions

NEW DELHI/DHAKA- More than 500 garment factories in Bangladesh that supply to global brands reopened on Monday after a month-long shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, while in India calls grew for an easing of its lockdown which has caused deep economic pain. Clothing manufacturers in […]

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh put under 'complete lockdown'

Cox’s Bazar, Apr 10: Bangladesh has imposed a “complete lockdown” in Cox’s Bazar district — home to over a million Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar — to halt the spread of coronavirus, officials have said. Experts have warned that the disease could spread quickly through the cramped, sewage-soaked alleys […]

After criticizing vote, US charts careful course on Bangladesh

Washington : Bangladesh faced widespread international criticism over the conduct of recent elections, but the United States looks set for business as usual as it sees strong common interests with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. As the eighth most populous nation in the world, with a moderate Muslim population that […]

Mehidy lifts Bangladesh to first innings win, series sweep

Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan claimed a career-best 12 wickets as Bangladesh thumped West Indies by an innings and 184 runs in Dhaka on Sunday to sweep the two-match series. Hasan took 7-58 and 5-59 in the first and second innings respectively to help the Tigers bowl out the visitors […]

Exclusive: ‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’ – Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning he and his family were among a group of people set to potentially be repatriated to Myanmar have been among the most frightening since they fled their […]

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