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Bangladesh garment industry ‘could save half a billion per year by recycling cotton waste’

BANGLADESH'S garment industry could reduce its annual spending by $500 million (£412 m) if it recycled cotton waste from its factories and fabric mills,...

Bangladesh passes bill to deal with hajj irregularities

BANGLADESH passed the ‘Hajj and Umrah Management Bill 2021’ on Tuesday (15) as ministers hope to tackle irregularities and mismanagement in the sector. Under the...

UN urged to probe sharing of Rohingya data in Bangladesh

THE UN improperly collected and shared data from more than 800,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, passing it on to Myanmar, the country they fled,...

Myanmar’s anti-junta movement shows viral support for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

THE activists and civilians in Myanmar flooded social media on Sunday (13) to show their support for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Anti-junta protesters posted pictures of...

World Bank forecasts Bangladesh’s GDP growth at 6.2 per cent in 2022-23

BANGLADESH is the second-best performing economy in south Asia after the Maldives for the current fiscal year, the World Bank report revealed on Tuesday...

Bangladesh, Japan discuss Covid-19 and Rohingya crisis

BANGLADESH has urged Japan to use its influence to convince Myanmar for the "safe and dignified" return of Rohingya refugees. During a call with Japanese...

Bangladesh arrests two more members of sex trafficking gang 

BANGLADESHI police have detained two more members of a sex trafficking gang on Monday (7), who are alleged to have groomed women through TikTok.   The...

Lowest rates of second jab recorded among Pakistani, Bangladeshi groups in England 

NEARLY two in ten of over 70s from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds have not had their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, data from the Office...

US gives £46 m aid to seven TB burden countries, including Bangladesh

The US announced a $57 million (£46 m) aid for seven Tuberculosis (TB) affected countries including Bangladesh on Friday (4). In the wake of the...

Batley and Spen byelection: Muslim voters hold key to Labour’s future

HAVING suffered a humiliating byelection defeat in Hartlepool last month, a Labour heartland - the pressure is now on the party and Sir Keir...