Bangladesh

How A Bangladesh Non Profit For Leprosy Made Its Members Completely Self-sufficient

The post How a Bangladesh Non Profit for Leprosy Made its Members Completely Self-Sufficient appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: In this interview with IPS Voices from the Global South, Jorge Biswas of The Leprosy Mission...

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U.s.-mexico Busts Of Bangladeshi Smugglers South Of The Border

Illegal immigration from Bangladesh and other Muslim-majority countries poses a unique terrorism risk. From Todd Bensman.
Related topics: Mexico, Terrorism

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Major Effort Launched To Aid Rohingyas Hit By Monsoon Rains

The World Food Program has launched its biggest relief operation this year to aid thousands of Rohingya refugees whose possessions have been swept away in the torrential rains that hit Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh this week.In the space of 24 hours,...

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Friday’s Daily Brief: 12 Million May Miss School, Bangladesh And Mali Updates, Kenya’s Malaria...

A recap of Friday’s top stories: 12 million children may never go to school; Monsoon rains crush Rohingya shelters; 3.9 million Malians in need of humanitarian aid; Kenya launches malaria vaccine; and agreement made to neutralize land degradation.
Related topics: Mali, Kenya

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Monsoon Destroys Rohingya Shelters, Sparking Record Un Emergency Food Agency Response In Bangladesh

Unusually heavy monsoon rains have inundated shelters in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh creating “havoc”, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, as it launched its biggest emergency response of the year for displaced Rohingya...

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Bangladesh: 13 Bombs Found In Mosque

Imagine the uproar if bombs were discovered in a Jewish synagogue or Christian church. But the international media will take no notice of this. “13 unexploded bombs recovered from Bhola mosque,” by Ahad Chowdhury Tuhin, Dhaka Tribune,...
Related topics: Religion

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Bangladeshi Brides Will No Longer Be Questioned About Their Virginity For Marriage Certificates

The law will be amended in mid-OctoberA Bangladeshi bride in a wedding dress. Image via Flickr by MD. Hasibul Haque Sakib. CC BY NC 2.0 On 25 August 2019, a High Court in Bangladesh ordered the country's government to replace the word...
Related topics: Flickr

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Bangladesh Minister Urges Un To Support Rohingya Relocation To Remote Island

New Delhi (Sputnik): Bangladesh wants the UN to support a plan to relocate 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, a government minister said.
Related topics: India, New Delhi

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In What Critics Consider Part Of An Anti-muslim Plan, India Leaves Nearly 2 Million People Off...

Nearly two million people in India's northeastern state of Assam were told Saturday they could soon be declared stateless after the results of a years-long exercise to check illegal immigration from neighboring Muslim-majority Bangladesh were...
Related topics: India

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Bangladesh's Central Bank Offers Amnesty To Delinquent Borrowers, Prompting Mass Default

Bangladesh's Central Bank in May introduced an amnesty program that allowed delinquent borrowers to make a small upfront payment and then pay off the rest of their debt over 10 years at favorable interest rates, according to Bloomberg. However,...
Related topics: Banking, Bloomberg

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Climate Claim: Large Scale Evacuation Planning Needs To Start Now

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Their models tell them the end of the world is nigh… Climate change evacuation planning needs to start now, scientists urge By environment reporter Nick Kilvert From Bangladesh to the Philippines and the...
Related topics: Philippines

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No Rohingya Turn Up For Repatriation To Myanmar

A fresh push to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar fall flat on Thursday, with no one turning up to hop on five buses and 10 trucks laid on by Bangladesh.Members of the Muslim minority, 740,000 of whom fled a military offensive in 2017, are...
Related topics: Myanmar, Military

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Weeding Out Of “illegal Immigrants” Is India’s Internal Matter- External Affairs Minister

New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian government initiated a process to identify illegal immigrants in the northeastern state of Assam that borders Bangladesh, and which has seen an influx of immigrants from that country for decades.
Related topics: India, New Delhi

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Malaysia Reportedly Bans Controversial Indian Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik From Giving Speeches

New Delhi (Sputnik): The controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is facing charges of inciting communal hatred and committing unlawful activities in that country. He is also facing charges of inciting terror groups in India and Bangladesh.
Related topics: Malaysia, India, New Delhi

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Paper Filter From Local Algae Could Save Millions Of Lives In Bangladesh

The problem of access to safe drinking water in most parts of Bangladesh is a persistent challenge. Now, a team of scientists shows that a locally growing and previously unexploited green macroalgae species could be used to extract cellulose...

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Thousands Left Homeless In Bangladesh Slum Fire

Thousands of people were left homeless when a fire raged through a slum in Bangladesh's capital city, Dhaka."According to our investigation committee 1,200 shanties were damaged and out of this 750 shanties burnt totally," said Enamur Rahman, junior...

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Rohingya Refugee Children Missing Out On Education And Viable Future

A study by the U.N. Children’s Fund finds more than half a million Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar are not learning the life skills they need to prepare them for the future or to protect them from present-day abuse and...

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Will Congress Hold Those Who Commit And Profit From Genocide Accountable?

Tom AndrewsThousands of new Rohingya refugee arrivals cross the border near Anzuman Para village, Palong Khali, Bangladesh. (Photo: Roger Arnold/UNHCR)
Related topics: World Photos

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Maldives, Sri Lanka, Uae Voice Support For India On Kashmir, Bangladesh 'observing' Situation

New Delhi (Sputnik): New Delhi's decision to strip Jammu and Kashmir of special status has found some open support among India's neighbours. The Maldives, Sri Lanka and the UAE have all stated that they feel the decision is India's internal affair.
Related topics: Maldives, Sri Lanka, India, New Delhi

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How The U.s. Compares With Other Countries In Deaths From Gun Violence

The national average in the U.S. is 4.43 deaths per 100,000. By contrast, in Canada, the figure is 0.47 per 100,000. In Bangladesh, it's 0.07 deaths per 100,000.(Image credit: NPR)
Related topics: Canada

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