The study focuses on rural Bhaluka in Bangladesh, where the government is looking to pilot an innovative local service for sludge management.
For Rohingya women in Bangladesh who are struggling to make ends meet and rely on handouts from agencies, the only source of hope are their newborn children
Three people were killed in the May 21, 2004 attack and about 50 wounded, including then British high commissioner Anwar Choudhury
Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. But a recent amendment to the country’s marriage law threatens its progress.
It was the first time the top generals directly addressed the mounting accusations of human rights abuses which, according to UN experts, may amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
Many Rohingya say that their young people are being pushed into the methamphetamine trade because they cannot legally work or, in many cases, access aid.
Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown launched after nine policemen were killed in attacks on border posts on October 9 that Myanmar blamed on Rohingya militants.
The government forces providing security to workers preparing a border fence in Buthidaung township of Rakhine State were attacked by about 30 armed men.
The government last week said the situation in northern Rakhine had stabilised and that it had ended a four-month security crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
The collapse of a trial in Canada about alleged corruption in the World Bank-funded construction of Bangladesh’s Padma bridge doesn’t mean what the government wants us to think.
A growing number of Rohingya girls are becoming victims of human traffickers, who sell them to Rohingya men as child brides in neighbouring Malaysia.
Police have killed about 50 suspected militants in shootouts since the attack, including the man they say was its main planner.
Since October nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh.
Rohingya songs and drawings are a form of resistance against the persecutions they face in Myanmar and in Bangladesh.
An island which floods at high tide seems to be the only possible solution Bangladesh could come up with to relocate around 69,000 fled Rohingya Muslims.
Arrests of trade union organisers and workers, along with the suspension of workers from their jobs, has been a great success for the employers.
The July attack in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarter was claimed by ISIS and was the worst militant attack in Bangladesh.
The feminisation of environmental migration is already underway in South Asia but governments are slow to recognise the role of climate change and there’s no policy action
Counter terrorism officials in Bangladesh have arrested Jahangir Alam for questioning, another suspected mastermind of the July attack on a bakery in Dhaka.
Social taboos and hostile work environments have kept women away from joining the media in Bangladesh. But this is slowly changing.
The agreement marks a rare bright spot in the troubled bilateral relations between the two countries who see the stateless Rohingya Muslims as the other’s problem.
UN reports state that the Rohingya crisis has resulted in 65,000 people fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh in just the past three months.
Two Islamist militants, including one of the masterminds of last year’s Dhaka cafe terror attack, were killed in a gunfight with police during a pre-dawn raid.
The 16-month-old’s picture strongly parallels Alan Kurdi’s who washed up on a Turkish beach last year. Meanwhile, Myanmar continues to flatly deny allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya.
A round-up of major happenings in Bangladesh in the last week.
A round-up of the most important stories from the South Asian region.
The immense hydropower potential of both countries could help accelerate the economic development in the region.
On the day Pakistan surrendered to India at Dhaka, Bangladesh’s foreign minister-in-exile advised Baloch, Pakhtoon and Sindhi nationalists to launch a joint liberation struggle against Pakistan with Indian help.
Qatar’s new labour rights law, brought in to protect immigrant workers, has come under attack from human rights groups who say it won’t change anything.
Five officials at the bank were guilty of negligence and carelessness in a cyber-heist of $81 million that happened earlier this year, in February.
There have been a number of communal attacks across the country, but the state has either been in denial or complicit. Where do people look for justice?
An aide to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina played down the evidence, saying while local militant groups had links with ISIS, the extent of support was limited.
Unknown cyber criminals managed to make off with $81 million from Bangladesh Bank via an account at the New York Federal Reserve in February.
Some Rohingya refugees have been missing since Tuesday after a group crossed the River Naaf that separates Myanmar and Bangladesh.
A roundup of this week’s news from the northeast.
Aid workers said hundreds of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar crossed the border to Bangladesh, seeking shelter from escalating violence in the northwest.
Given that it is in effect state sanctioned, the ‘festival of writing’ will not see discussions on the restrictive and censorious environment Bangladeshi writers are forced to work in.
The BBIN agreement is a diplomatic priority for Narendra Modi, who has pushed it to showcase that Pakistan’s intransigence has been the main roadblock to regional integration in South Asia.
The Philippines has handed over $15.25 million to Bangladesh of the $81 million that was transferred to four bank accounts in Manila during the heist.
Soldiers have poured into northern Rakhine since October 9, after an insurgent group of Rohingyas that the government believes has links to Islamists overseas launched coordinated attacks on several border posts.