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Bangladesh

'We are on our own': Bangladesh's pregnant garment workers...

A few weeks ago, Kalpona Akter’s phone started vibrating. She watched with mounting dread as message after message poured in. Fir...

Pakistan, Bangladesh hold talks in possible thaw

Top diplomats of Bangladesh and Pakistan held talks recently to promote bilateral relations in a possible thaw, according to official s...

Covid, corruption and connection

Bangladesh isn't exactly a role model in the management of the corona crisis but it is throwing up excellent examples on how to fake te...

‘We are keeping the people’s conscience awake, keeping the...

The Taiwan-based Tang Foundation recently awarded the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) the Tang Foundation Prize in...

Bangladesh and the China-India conflict

When Narendra Modi was elected to the office of prime minister for the first time in 2014, he invited his counterparts from Nepal, Bang...

Indian BSF killed 25 Bangladeshis this year: Report

At least 25 Bangladeshi civilians were killed by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in the first six months of this year, according...

Bangladesh allows foreign investors to park dividends in F...

Aiming to draw more foreign direct investment (FDI), the Bangladesh Bank has again eased its policy, allowing foreign investors to depo...

6 dead in clash between factions of Bangladesh ethnic grou...

The president of Jana Sanghati Samity MN Larma (reformist group) of Bandarban unit, along with five of its activists, was shot dead in...

Bangladesh receives the first batch of Chinese VT5 light t...

The first batch of Chinese VT5 light tanks was delivered to Bangladesh. Its configuration is higher than China’s own light tanks....

Dhaka requests Kathmandu to conclude negotiations on PTA

Bangladesh has requested Nepal to conclude discussions on signing of preferential trade agreement (PTA) in the shortest possible time,...

Bangladesh ahead of India, Pakistan on 2020 SDG Index

Bangladesh has ranked 109th on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index 2020, ahead of India (117th), Pakistan (134th), and Afghan...

Desperate Meghalaya villagers want to secede to Bangladesh...

Amid the India-China border skirmishes, tribal villagers in Meghalaya residing on the edge of India-Bangladesh have asked the Indian go...

Bangladesh blocks Indian imports as WB govt yet to issue S...

After 23 days of accepting Indian imports, but unable to export anything to the country, disgruntled Bangladeshi traders have now stopp...

Bangladesh Air Force sends Mi-171 helicopters to Central A...

The Bangladesh Air Force has sent three Mi-171Sh helicopters to the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Central African R...

How China has raised its clout in India’s neighbourhood

As India battles China, trouble in another part of India’s northern neighbourhood has flared up. Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga P...

Bangladesh seeks $6.4b Chinese fund for new projects

Bangladesh now wants Chinese funds for nine new projects worth US$ 6.4 billion. The Economic Relations Division has recently sent a le...

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The writing has been on the wall for quite some time now, long before the global outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Gone are the day...

Rohingya refugee children fear death from COVID-19, survey...

A Rohingya boy completes his school work at the Leda refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, May 16, 2020. Nea...

Bangladeshis’ deposits in Swiss banks drop by 2.38%

Money parked by Bangladeshi individuals and enterprises in Swiss banks went down by 2.38 percent to 603 million Swiss francs (CHF) in 2...

COVID-19 recovery rate at 40% in Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Wednesday registered 3,462 new cases positive for coronavirus, taking the total count to 122,660 since the first case was...

2 Bangladeshi youths land a job at Google, Microsoft

Tanvir H Uday (on left) and Akkas Uddin Jisan (on right) Two Bangladeshi youths have got a job in the world's two top technology c...