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Amid global protests, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina says quarters with vested interests tarnishing country’s image

Certain quarters with vested interests are out to tarnish the country’s image, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, as rights activists and Hindu organizations staged protests in front of Bangladesh embassies in several western capitals, highlighting the growing atrocities against minorities Hindus in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh vaccine certification recognised by UK; quarantine no longer needed from Oct 11

Britain has eased travel restrictions for fully vaccinated Bangladeshi travelers who have received jabs of a vaccine authorized by the country. Besides Bangladesh, 47 other countries and territories including India figure in the list of countries from whom the UK would accept vaccine certification from Oct 1

Last straw? Bangladesh threatens to open fire along border with Myanmar to curb human trafficking, smuggling

Talking tough against smuggling along its border with Myanmar border, a senior Bangladesh minister on Tuesday said the country’s border guards have been instructed to open fire to stop arms and drugs smuggling and human trafficking

Teacher forcible cuts students’ hair; Bangladesh university closed down indefinitely amid protest

Forced hair cutting of students by a university’s teacher created a big row in Bangladesh as hundreds of students protested, with some sitting on hunger strike, demanding the termination of the teacher

Bangladesh’s economic recovery post Covid: ADB approves USD 250 million targeted loan

Amid reports of millions of people in Bangladesh getting sucked into poverty since the Covid pandemic began, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD 250 million policy-based loans to support the country’s economic recovery following the deadly viral infection

Bangladesh nuclear institute, scientist get IAEA awards

Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) and one of its leading woman scientists have been awarded by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was involved in the 1975 carnage that killed Sheikh Mujib: Bangladesh PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday told parliament said she did not doubt that late president Ziaur Rahman, founder of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was involved in the 1975 conspiracy that led to the assassination of the nation’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and several members of her family

Bangladesh to begin special drive to vaccinate university students

Bangladesh has asked students enrolled in its universities to register for Covid-19 vaccines as the country looks to resume physical classes soon

Bangladesh PM Hasina diverted funds, allocated for her office, to healthcare

Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Prime Minister, ordered the diversion of around $176,000, originally allocated for the procurement of vehicles for her office, to the country’s health services amid the pandemic

Bangladesh charges photojournalist under Digital Security Act for 'false news'

A journalist in Bangladesh was slapped with charges under the country’s draconian Digital Security Act (DSA)-- often allegedly used to muzzle independent, opposition, and anti-government voices--for, what the authority says, circulating “false news in social media.”

Bangladesh steps up efforts to open schools and colleges

Bangladesh has ramped up efforts to vaccinate teachers, support staff of schools and colleges, and their families as the country pushes to resume physical classes in educational institutions in the coming weeks

EU talks about human rights but doesn't share Covid vaccines, laments Bangladesh

The European Union (EU) should be more flexible when it comes to sharing Covid-19 vaccines, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momin said, adding they  (the EU) talk much about human rights but “care little” to share vaccines which many poor countries need badly to save lives

Bangladesh extends school, college shutdown to Sept 11

The Bangladesh government has extended the shutdown of schools and colleges to Sept 11 because of the raging Covid-19 pandemic, even as a UNICEF report said over 40 million students from the pre-primary to the higher education level have been affected in the country following the prolonged closure of educational institutions

Nearly 20 million Bangladesh children facing brunt of climate change

The future of over 19 million children in Bangladesh is at risk from climate change, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef)

Bangladesh ranks first in the world in breastfeeding

Bangladesh, whose progressive economic and social policies, are giving it global recognition, ranks first in the world in supporting lactating women and achieving the status of a “green” nation, along with Sri Lanka, according to the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi)

Bangladesh PM warns of tough punishment for corrupt public servants

With her country ranked 146th among 180 countries in the global corruption perception index, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday warned of tough punishment to public servants indulging in corruption