Bangladesh

Children Take the Lead in Cyclone Early Warnings in Bangladesh

By Rafiqul Islam COX’s BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 15  – As Cyclone Roanu approached the coast of Bangladesh last May, 10-year-old Mohammad Hossain worried about his father, a fisherman out at sea in the Bay of Bengal. But the schoolboy, who lives in the Kutubdia Para neighbourhood of Cox’s Bazar, a town on the southeast coast

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Bangladesh Unions Join Suit Against FIFA over World Cup Workers

DHAKA/DOHA, Dec 10 – Bangladesh labour activists said on Friday they had joined a lawsuit in Switzerland against world soccer body FIFA for allegedly failing to use its influence to ensure people working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar are treated fairly. The suit, filed in FIFA’s home city of Zurich with the backing

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Bangladesh Panel Finds Insiders Negligent in Central Bank Heist

By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Dec 8  – A Bangladesh government-appointed panel investigating the cyber-heist of $81 million from its central bank in February found five officials at the bank were guilty of negligence and carelessness, the head of the panel told Reuters on Thursday. In his first detailed comments on the inquiry since a report

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Bangladeshi Slum Kids Work Over 60 Hours a Week to Make Clothes

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, Dec 7  – One third of children living in the slums of Bangladesh’s capital spend more than 60 hours a week making clothes for the garment sector, well beyond the legal working limit, a London-based thinktank said on Wednesday. The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) said 32 percent of children aged

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Bangladesh Upholds Death Sentences Over 2004 Attack on British Envoy

DHAKA, Dec 7 – Bangladesh’s Supreme Court upheld death sentences on Wednesday for three members of an outlawed Islamist militant group in connection with a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004. The Islamists, including the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami group, were sentenced to death in 2008 for the attack in which

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New Evidence Shows Deep Daesh Role in Bangladesh Massacre

By Paritosh Bansal and Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Dec 1 – Before Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury orchestrated Bangladesh’s worst militant attack, he sought and won approval for it from Daesh. A Canadian of Bangladeshi origin, he was told by his contact in the militant group, Abu Terek Mohammad Tajuddin Kausar, to target foreigners, according to a senior police

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In Bangladesh, Disaster-Savvy Students Protect Families From Floods

By Mushfique Wadud KURIGRAM, Bangladesh, Nov 30 – Bangladeshi teacher Monjurul Islam was talking to his class of 10-year-olds about how the planet is heating up, when Mosammat Ferdousi stood up and asked: “We are experiencing heavy floods in the last few years – is this linked to climate change?” Islam told his pupils climate

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Bangladesh Court Indicts Seven in Killing of Japanese Man

DHAKA, Nov 15  – A court in Bangladesh on Tuesday indicted seven members of a banned Islamist group in the killing of a Japanese man last year, a prosecutor said. Kunio Hoshi, 65, was gunned down by motorcycle-borne gunmen while on his way to visit a grass farm project in the northern district of Rangpur,

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