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Women in Bangladesh promote hygiene in refugee camps amid coronavirus fears

Women in Bangladesh are promoting hygiene in the world's largest refugee settlement to prevent coronavirus from spreading there, aid workers said on Wednesday, after the nation...

Bangladesh kicks off vaccination blitz to eliminate cholera

Bangladesh on Wednesday kicked off a drive to vaccinate more than a million people against cholera, which infects tens of thousands a year, as part...

COVID-19: ADB provides $300,000 grant to Bangladesh

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $300,000 emergency grant to support the Bangladesh government's fight against COVID-19. The grant will support procurement of health...

Bangladesh Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia Hospitalised

Bangladesh's jailed opposition leader Khaleda Zia was taken to hospital in Dhaka on Monday (1) for tests, said her lawyer, who described the two-time...

Bangladesh factories ordered shut to save key river

Bangladesh's high court has ordered the shutdown of 231 factories that have contributed to Dhaka's main river becoming one of the world's most polluted,...

2 policemen injured in ISIS attack targeting Bangladesh minister in Dhaka

A Bangladesh minister escaped an assassination bid when a blast carried out by the Islamic State militants missed his car and hit his security...

Six killed in Bangladesh textile factory blaze

Fire tore through a textile factory in central Bangladesh killing at least six people, officials said Wednesday. The fire brigade took 12 hours to control the blaze...

Bangladesh, Pakistan report first COVID-19 death

THE coronavirus pandemic expands in the Indian sub-continent. Bangladesh and Pakistan have reported their first fatalities due to COVID-19 on Wednesday (18). In Bangladesh, a...

Bangladesh jails three over deadly crash that sparked major protests

A Bangladeshi court on Sunday sentenced three transport workers to life for a road crash last year that killed two students and triggered major...

535 ‘phone walkers’ killed by Dhaka trains

A total of 535 people have been killed since 2010 after being hit by trains while wearing headphones on tracks in and around the...