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Philippines starts COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-17 year olds
How North Koreans Celebrate The Lives Of Their Leaders
Malaysia lifts travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people
China isn’t about to invade Taiwan. But the two sides are on a dangerous path
Lack of Chips: Asia “Moving” the Global Economy
‘The empire strikes back’: lauded Australian show begins European tour
How China ate America’s lunch as a distracted U.S. focused on terror
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Aug
2021
12

Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise.

Bangladesh’s health care system is buckling under the ferocity of the country’s third, and by far deadliest, wave of coronavirus infections, and only 4 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Yet the country of 165 million people lifted much of its lockdown on Wednesday. Banks, shops and malls were allowed to reopen, and buses and trains were operating at half capacity. That followed the reopening of the garment industry, a mainstay of the economy, two weeks ago. And while…
Jul
2021
13

Bangladesh’s remarkable development journey: Government had an important role too

This year, as Bangladesh celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence, a plethora of writings have tried to explain its remarkable transformation from a country known for famines and natural disasters to one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The narratives repeat the same themes, i.e., Bangladesh’s impressive performance on several social indicators, the success of its garment exports, remittances by migrant workers, the spread of microfinance, and the remarkable role of NGOs. Lost in these narratives is the…
Jul
2021
12

Bangladesh juice factory owner arrested after 52 killed in blaze

“Among the 8, one of them is the owner of the factory and his staff,” Zaidul Alam, the Police Superintendent of Narayanganj district in Bangladesh told CNN. At least 52 people were killed and at least 50 others injured when a massive fire ripped through a juice factory in Bangladesh, officials said Friday. The fire started Thursday afternoon on the ground floor of a six-story Hashem Foods Ltd. factory in Rupganj, east of the capital Dhaka, Debashis Bardhan, deputy director…
Jul
2021
11

Dozens Die as Another Factory Fire Strikes Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh — At least 51 people died in a fire on Thursday evening at an industrial building outside the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, the latest disaster in a country with a long history of unsafe working conditions in its factories. The authorities warned that the death toll could rise as firefighters continued to sift through the wreckage. At least 200 people were working in the building when the fire broke out, the police said. The fire, at a seven-story building…
Jul
2021
9

Bangladesh juice factory fire kills 52 people

The fire started Thursday afternoon on the ground floor of a six-story Hashem Foods Ltd. factory in Rupganj, east of the capital Dhaka, Debashis Bardhan, deputy director of the fire service and civil defense said. The presence of chemicals and flammable substances like polythene and clarified butter contributed to the blaze in the factory, and made it more difficult to bring under control, the state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency reported. Three people died when they jumped off the roof…
Jul
2021
9

Opinion | Bangladesh is supposed to be a host to the Rohingya refugees, not their jailer

Just five months later, Saiful is dead. The authorities have not issued a death certificate for him. The cause of his death is unknown to his mother, save that his eyes turned yellow and his body became bloated. Story continues below advertisement Bangladesh, which faced the fastest growing refugee crisis seen in this century, has lauded itself for taking in the refugees and containing covid-19 among their population. But in finding solutions without the consent of refugees, the government has…
Jul
2021
7

Bangladesh hits record COVID cases amid fears of oxygen crisis

The country reports 11,525 cases, the highest in a day since the pandemic started, as authorities fear a shortage of medical oxygen could worsen the crisis. Bangladesh has reported 11,525 COVID-19 cases, the highest in a day since the start of the pandemic, as authorities fear a crisis of medical oxygen critical in its treatment. At least 163 people died in the last 24 hours, raising the total number to 15,392, according to the government’s data on Tuesday. The total…
Jul
2021
5

Bangladesh extends lockdown to combat COVID-19 surge

Police officers check commuters at a checkpost during a countrywide lockdown, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain DHAKA, July 5 (Reuters) – Bangladesh on Monday extended its strictest lockdown to July 14 to combat a surge in coronavirus cases led by the highly contagious Delta variant, with areas bordering India taking the brunt of infections. The south Asian country reported 164 new coronavirus deaths on Monday, its biggest daily rise since the pandemic began, taking the death…
Jun
2021
17

Clean air group calls out China-backed coal plant in Bangladesh

The Environmental Impact Assessment on S Alam Group’s coal plant in Chattogram, Bangladesh omitted the potential impacts of mercury and some air pollutants and made misleading claims about the baseline air quality in the area, according to the Helsinki-based Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air. A Chinese-backed coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh that’s been the site of deadly crackdowns on protests has now been accused of failing to ensure proper environmental inspections. The Environmental Impact Assessment on S.…
Jun
2021
15

News comment: Statement on refugee registration and data collection in Bangladesh

A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar is registered by a UNHCR staff member at a refugee site in northern Aceh province, Indonesia.  © UNHCR/Jiro Ose Registering refugees is critical to ensuring they each have access to the assistance and protection they need. It allows for the early identification of those with specific needs or vulnerabilities and their referral to the appropriate services and support. Registration also helps keep families together or reunite them if they have been separated. This is particularly…