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Bangladeshi garment workers in crisis as factories stay closed

Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers are concerned about their income as factories remained shut after the cancellation of Western orders due to the coronavirus...
Press freedom activists in Bangladesh

Press freedom under threat across south Asia

By Drew McLachlan Journalists and other media workers in Bangladesh are enjoying “maximum freedom” to cover the news despite a recent international report finding otherwise,...

Violence against women and children increased in Bangladesh during lockdown

VIOLENCE against women and children is on the rise in Bangladesh amid the COVID-19 lockdown, reports said. Lack of social activities and financial pressures are...

Bangladesh ‘extremely worried’ over low male tiger population

A lower-than-expected population of male Bengal tigers in the world's largest mangrove forest has sparked fears about the long-term viability of the endangered species...

Bangladesh starlet apologises after ‘atheist’ comments

A Bangladeshi actress has been forced to apologise after remarks construed as admitting atheism. Safa Kabir, an actress and model who has appeared in top...

India’s ban on cow smuggling is boon for Bangladesh farmers

Farmer Jahangir Alam arrived at Dhaka’s makeshift cattle market in Tejgaon with four cows, hoping to reap the benefit of his long hard work...

European fashion brands agree new deal in Bangladesh

European fashion brands who buy readymade garments from Bangladesh agreed on Tuesday to hand over responsibility for issues like worker safety to a new body called...

Don’t let society hold you back, bodybuilding pioneer tells Bangladeshi girls

The teenage winner of Bangladesh's first female bodybuilding competition urged the country's girls to follow her lead on Monday, saying conservative values should not hold...

Local virus outbreak in Myanmar sparks fears for Rohingya camps

Rohingya in Myanmar's conflict-wracked Rakhine state expressed fears Sunday of a coronavirus outbreak reaching their overcrowded camps, after a spate of infections sent the...

ADB: Bangladesh’s remittances to decline by 27.8% in 2020 due to pandemic

Under the worst-case scenario of Covid-19 pandemic impact, Bangladesh’s remittances could fall by 27.8% in 2020, as job losses mounted and employers trimmed payrolls,...