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Serajul Quadir

Bangladesh rivers break their banks, forcing 400,000 to flee homes

Jul 19 2019

DHAKA Rain-swollen rivers in Bangladesh broke through at least four embankments, submerging dozens of villages and doubling the number of people fleeing their homes overnight to 400,000 in one of the worst floods in recent years, officials said on Friday. | Video

Bangladesh floods worsen after breach, death toll nears 100 in India

Jul 18 2019

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, INDIA One of Bangladesh's main rivers breached an embankment, flooding a northern district and forcing thousands from their homes, an official said on Thursday, as the toll from monsoon rains in neighboring India climbed to 97 in two flood-hit states.

Chinese-funded power plant in Bangladesh delayed after workers clash

Jun 23 2019

DHAKA The construction of a $2.5 billion power plant in Bangladesh, a joint venture with China, will be delayed after critical equipment was stolen or destroyed during clashes between workers at the site this week, a senior official said on Sunday.

Bangladesh garment manufacturers seek higher export subsidies

Jun 16 2019

DHAKA Garment manufacturers in Bangladesh on Sunday demanded higher export subsidies from the government, saying proposals in the latest national budget, unveiled last week, were not enough to compensate for higher production costs and low prices.

Bangladesh garment unions say new factory oversight deal risks worker safety

May 21 2019

DHAKA The end of an international arrangement aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of Bangladeshi garment workers is likely to undermine safety by making factory owners responsible for maintaining standards, trade union leaders said on Tuesday.

Bangladesh garment unions say new factory oversight deal risks worker safety

May 21 2019

DHAKA, May 21 The end of an international arrangement aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of Bangladeshi garment workers is likely to undermine safety by making factory owners responsible for maintaining standards, trade union leaders said on Tuesday.

Cyclone slams into Indian temple town, Bangladesh braces with evacuation order

May 03 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India/ DHAKA A cyclone barreled into eastern India on Friday, damaging houses in the tourist town of Puri and wounding 160 people after a million people were moved into storm shelters. | Video

Death toll in Dhaka high-rise blaze reaches 19 as search continues

Mar 28 2019

DHAKA A fire broke out in a 22-storey commercial building in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Thursday, killing at least 19 people, injuring 70 and trapping many more, officials said. | Video

Bangladesh says no hurry to relocate Rohingya, in talks with U.N. bodies

Mar 25 2019

DHAKA Bangladesh is not in a hurry to relocate Rohingya refugees to a Bay of Bengal island, a minister told Reuters on Monday, after the United Nations sought more details on the government's plan, criticised by some human rights groups.

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