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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...

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...

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...

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,...

Bangladesh upholds death sentence for those responsible for 2004 attack on British envoy

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of banned Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami's former leader and two of his accomplices for a grenade attack in 2004 on Britain's...

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...

Bangladesh aircrew refuse to work on Wuhan evacuation flight

Aircrew from Bangladesh's national carrier Biman have refused to work on a flight aimed at repatriating citizens from virus-hit Chinese cities, forcing the government to scrap...

Bangladesh calls for support with Rohingya relocation plan

Bangladeshi authorities urged the international community on Sunday (5) to back a controversial plan to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar...