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COVID-19 claims 10 more lives in Bangladesh in 24 hours

BANGLADESH reports 390 positive COVID-19 cases and 10 more deaths in a day. The total death toll stands at 120 and the number of infections...

China and Myanmar ‘stand together’ despite Rohingya backlash

China and Myanmar inked dozens of mammoth infrastructure and trade deals after a meeting Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi visits China border state as Xi visit looms

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi made a rare trip to a region bordering China days before President Xi Jinping is expected to push...

Onion prices spike in Bangladesh after India bans exports

Onion prices in Bangladesh jumped by more than 50% on Tuesday, following a ban on exports by largest supplier India after its crop was...

Modern slavery risks surge for Asian garment workers with coronavirus

THE risk of modern slavery in Asian manufacturing hubs has surged and is set to worsen with the economic impact of the new coronavirus,...

NRC process to be carried out in entire India: Amit Shah

The NRC process will be carried out across India, India's Home Minister Amit Shah said in the country's Rajya Sabha on Wednesday while making...

First coronavirus case found in Bangladesh refugee camps

A Rohingya has become the first person to test positive for coronavirus from the vast refugee camps in Bangladesh that house almost a million...

Measles vaccine group targets 45 million children

Vaccine group Gavi said on Tuesday it would help to innoculate up to 45 million children in countries in Asia and Africa over the...

Three killed as Pakistan jolted by strong 5.2 quake

At least three people have been killed and dozens wounded after a strong earthquake rattled eastern Pakistan, forcing residents into the street in several...

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...