Exploring the history and the struggle of the Chakma tribe.
The death toll from drowning, snakebite, house collapse and landslide triggered by monsoon rains and floods rose to over 600 people on August 19.
In Nepal, the death toll rose to 115, while floods in Bangladesh have killed at least 39 people. Fifty-six people have died in Bihar since Sunday.
What does it mean to spend days, months, years – an entire lifetime even – in forced exile?
On July 31, ministers, senior and local government officials, businesses and representatives from NGOs and development partners will attend the fourth consultation on valuing water to be held at the BRAC Center in Dhaka.
The ICT Act is now allegedly routinely used to suppress freedom of speech and harass writers, activists and journalists, often for their comments on social media.
Rohingya Refugees, whose have travelled to Bangladeshi camps in order to escape the violence is Rakhine have been assaulted on many occasions by a group the police call the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army
UNHRC established the inquiry in March, but Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s foreign minister, has rejected the allegations and opposes the mission.
Despite the Supreme Court’s directive to enter into “necessary discussions” with Bangladesh to streamline the process of deportation of the undocumented immigrants living in Assam, the Modi government is yet to do so.
The accident is the latest mishap to hit one of the world’s biggest garment producers.
The Awami League government said the ruling could “undermine” the sovereign parliament’s authority.
Migrants, who serve as a vital, yet expendable buffer to Singapore’s workforce negotiate through a web of costly middlemen to get employed in the country.
Emergency rescue and relief efforts are underway in both countries, but officials have warned that the death toll could rise.
The death toll could rise further as rescuers search for bodies and many still remain missing.
The deputy consul general was arrested in New York on charges of labour trafficking and assault.
With a deceptive ease of storytelling, filmmaker Mostafa Sarwar Farooki gets under the skin of Dhaka and its people, exploring the aspirations and fantasies of the lower middle class youth.
The deputy consul general for Bangladesh was indicted on charges of labour trafficking and assault for forcing his servant to work without pay.
“This Subodh is representative of Bangladesh at the present time. He is the representative of the unemployed and the marginalised people. He is the representative of good sense.”
Downpours in the highlands of Meghalaya in India and damaging floods in the wetlands of north-eastern Bangladesh are inextricably linked. The South Asian neighbours must collaborate to address these occasional calamities.
‘Cyclone Mora’, with wind up to 135 kph and heavy rain, hit southeast Bangladesh around Cox’s Bazaar and the border with neighbouring Myanmar on Tuesday.
Thousands of Rohingya refugees took shelter in the ruins of their camps and waited for help after a night in the rain.
Cyclone Mora struck the islands of Saint Martin and Teknaf which provided refuge for about 200,000 Rohingyas Muslims from Myanmar.
Dissenting voices in Bangladesh are being hemmed in from both sides, fearing attacks by militant groups and retribution by state forces for speaking up.
The blog features pieces by members of the LGBT community remembering Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy, and explaining the fear they live with since their deaths.
Godagari police official Hifzul Alam Munshi said that police surrounded the house at Benipur village early morning after intelligence inputs suggested there were militants present there.
The first living Westerner to be named the ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ by the Asian Awards has been living and working in Kolkata for decades – silently improving the lives of many of the city’s poorest residents.
Police said the two men killed themselves by detonating explosives as officers launched an early-morning raid in a village in Jhenidah district.
Ashfaqur Rahman was part of militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team, blamed for murdering five secular bloggers, a publisher and two gay rights activists.
Preparing for the 2018 elections, the Bhutan government has given in to internal opposition to the BBIN agreement.
In conversation with Bangladesh’s former top diplomat on the Teesta, India-Bangladesh water relations, the Farakka barrage and the future of the Ganga treaty.
Rohingya elders estimate some 600 people were killed over two weeks in November 2016. A UN report said the likely toll was hundreds.
Chinese special envoy Sun Guoxiang urged Dhaka to resolve the Rohingya row with Myanmar bilaterally but also said Beijing stood ready to help in the matter.
Bangladesh has seen a rise in attacks on foreigners, liberals and religious minorities, with al Qaeda and ISIS claiming responsibility but the government blaming domestic militants instead.
Narendra Modi offered $5 billion in two separate lines of credit to Sheikh Hasina, including $500 million for defence procurement meant to wean Bangladesh off Chinese military purchases.
New Delhi hopes that the new line of credit for $500 million for defence procurement will wean Dhaka off Chinese military purchases.
Blocking of the service, which is aimed at targeting Syrians living in Arsal, has not only inconvenienced residents, but has also left them with reduced access to emergency services.
Shaikh Hasina will face tremendous pressure from her country to push for an agreement on the Teesta waters on her upcoming trip to Delhi.
Recording of Bangladesh Paramilitary Officer Lifts Lid on Extra-Judicial Killings and Disappearances
“Everyone is not an expert on forced disappearances. We have to make sure no clue is left behind,” the Rapid Action Battalion officer has been quoted as saying.
Since 2013, Islamist militants have killed or seriously injured 48 people in Bangladesh, including at least six online critics of religious militancy.
With a festering Rohingya crisis, increased fighting with ethnic armed groups and a slower economic growth, Suu Kyi has struggled to match expectations.