18 dead in India, Bangladesh floods; millions without homes

At least 18 people have died as massive floods ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said Saturday. In India’s Assam state, at least nine people were killed in the floods and…

Fahim Saleh: Pathao and Gokada entrepreneur found dead in New York

A leading tech entrepreneur of international ride-sharing companies has been found dead in New York. The body of Fahim Saleh was found dismembered in a flat on Monday afternoon, US media reports say. The entrepreneur was best known for his…

Bangladesh charges 16 for burning girl alive (BBC)

Sixteen people have been charged in Bangladesh over the shocking murder of a teenager who was burned to death after reporting sexual harassment. Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, was doused with kerosene and set on fire on the roof of her…

Bangladesh bans fishing for 65 days to save fish (BBC)

Bangladesh has banned fishing off its coast for 65 days to try and boost depleted fish stocks. The government told the BBC that all types of fishing vessels would be covered by the ban and coast guards would enforce it…

Schoolgirl burned to death on head teacher’s order (Punch)

A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday. The death of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi last week sparked protests across the South…

Bangladesh woman with two wombs has twins one month after first birth (BBC)

A Bangladeshi woman has given birth to twins almost one month after delivering a premature baby boy, her doctor told the BBC. Arifa Sultana, 20, gave birth to a baby in late February, but 26 days later was rushed again…

Bangladesh town barbers face fines over ‘Bollywood, Hollywood-inspired’ haircuts (Punch)

A barber’s association in a northern Bangladesh town has warned its members not to give “foreign” haircuts or beard styles on pain of fines, an official said on Thursday. An association order has been hung up at every barber shop…

Bangladesh cricket team narrowly avoid mosque shooting after Christchurch terror attack (Metro)

The Bangladesh cricket team narrowly avoided being caught up in a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on Friday that left nearly 50 people dead and forced the cancellation of a Test match against hosts New Zealand. The team were…

Tear gas, rubber bullets as Bangladesh garment workers strike (Guardian)

Bangladeshi police Tuesday fired rubber bullets and tear gas as thousands of striking workers in the South Asian country’s huge garment industry staged protests for a third day demanding wage hikes. Bangladesh’s 4,500 textile and clothing factories exported more than…

Bangladesh opens specialised institute to treat burn patients (Nation)

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has inaugurated the country’s largest specialised institute in Dhaka to offer better treatment facilities to patients with burn injuries. The “Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute and Hospital’’ was constructed within about two…

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