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Latest Refugees From Myanmar Stranded in Bangladesh, Volunteer Group Says

YANGON — More than 200 refugees who have fled the fighting in Chin State between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army (AA) and taken shelter in Bangladesh are receiving no government support and being ordered to leave, according to a volunteer aid group.


Video: How Bt insect-resistant eggplant helped farmers in Bangladesh beat back an invasive pest

A new study confirms that genetically modified, pest-resistant Bt eggplant (brinjal) has helped smallholder farmers in Bangladesh greatly reduce their use of insecticides, while increasing their incomes six-fold. In this video, Cornell University’s Alliance for Science documents how this ‘pioneering


Pregnant ISIS bride could be stripped of UK citizenship and 'sent to Bangladesh'

Pregnant ISIS bride Shamima Begum could be stripped of her British citizenship and banned from the country forever, it is understood. The 19-year-old joined ISIS in Syria age 15 and wants to return home to give birth but reports say 'permanent exclusion is now an option'.


How to Watch New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI in US

The New Zealand cricket team will host Bangladesh at Hagley Oval in Christchurch for the second of the sides’ three ODIs. For those in the United States, the match is scheduled to start Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. While it won’t be broadcast nationally on television anywhere in the US, you can watch a liv


United States Announces New Humanitarian Assistance at the Launch of the Joint Response Plan for Bangladesh

Today in Geneva, the United States announced $60 million in humanitarian assistance at the launch of the 2019 UN Joint Response Plan for Bangladesh. This funding will help address the emergency needs of more than 900,000 refugees in Bangladesh, most of whom are Rohingya women and children from Burma


UN seeks $920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations on Friday called for $920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya taking shelter in Bangladesh after bloodshed in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. About 740,000 of the Muslim minority fled to Bangladesh as a result of a military crackdown in August 2017, condemned by the UN as ethn


Bangladesh's Crop Scientists Find an Ally to Better Cope with Climate Change

Mymensingh, Bangladesh — Bangladesh, whose populous and low-level delta region is expected to be severely affected by rising sea levels, is using nuclear technology to adapt to this threat. Scientists are looking for ways to protect the country’s agriculture against flood and salinity, as well as dr


2nd Bangladesh Film Festival begins in Kolkata

The 2nd Bangladesh Film Festival was inaugurated yesterday at the Nandan cinema hall in Kolkata. A total of 23 films will be screened during the four-day festival, from February 15-18, to promote contemporary Bangladeshi films among Indian film-lovers.


Bangladesh starts building its largest port

The congested nature of Bangladeshi ports is set for some alleviation with the construction of a giant new port. European engineering consultants Royal HaskoningDHV, in partnership with the Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology, has been selected as master plan consultant for the Payra Dee


CIMMYT’s DG on 4-day visit to Bangladesh

Director General of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Dr Martin Kropff, is to arrive in Dhaka on Saturday; on a four-day official visit to Bangladesh.


Briefing: How the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh is changing

Aid groups and authorities in Bangladesh are preparing to ask for more than $900 million in donor funding to help Rohingya refugees in the sprawling refugee settlements of southern Bangladesh.


What the 4th Industrial Revolution has in store for Bangladesh

Over the past 300 years, waves of technology have impacted our lives tremendously, and taken them to a new level. Subsequently, the economic bases have been shifted from agriculture to industrialization. The first Industrial Revolution began in the middle of the 18th century with the invention of th


Bangladesh Steps Up Patrols to Stop Rohingya Risking Boat Trips to Malaysia

DHAKA — Authorities in Bangladesh say they are stepping up patrols to thwart Rohingya refugees from risking dangerous boat journeys to Malaysia now that calmer seas have returned with the dry season.


ADB: Bangladesh needs to increase investment to close infrastructure gaps

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice-President Shixin Chen has said the main challenges ahead for Bangladesh are to increase investments—both public and private—to close infrastructure gaps and to invest in human capital to boost skills of the labour force.


Bangladesh Bank, SME Foundation sign Tk50cr agreement

SME Foundation on Tuesday signed a loan agreement with Bangladesh Bank for the expansion of the foundation's loan program to Tk50 crore. General Manager of SME Department of Bangladesh Bank Sheikh Md Selim and Managing Director of SME Foundation Md Shafiqul Islam signed the agreement on behalf of th


Over 11,000 more workers fired in Bangladesh for trade union activity

Thousands of Bangladeshi workers protested in January demanding a doubling of the minimum wage. As many as 11,600 garment workers have been fired in Bangladesh for participation in protests demanding higher wages. This is in addition to thousands of workers who were fired towards the end of January


Bangladesh Government set to throw away Accord achievements

The Bangladesh Government is set to throw away the achievements of the Bangladesh Accord, which was a response the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013 that claimed more than 1000 lives.


Bangladesh’s social protection initiatives highlighted at UN

The Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN, Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, has highlighted Bangladesh’s initiatives on social protection that have been implemented by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government.


Bangladesh summons Pak envoy over insulting remarks against Bangabandhu

Bangladesh on Tuesday summoned Pakistan's acting high commissioner here to lodge a strong protest against insulting remarks posted on a Pakistani government website against Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.


Pahela Falgun being celebrated across Bangladesh

Pahela Falgun, the first day of Spring in the Bengali month of Falgun, is being celebrated across the country today (Wednesday) in a colourful way with young girls and boys joining various functions wearing dazzling dresses.