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.
Police urged the militants in Nasirpur, northeast of the capital Dhaka, to give themselves up on Wednesday, but instead they detonated the grenade.
The idea of relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote flood-prone island would set a bad precedent for managing human rights crises.
The Teesta water-sharing arrangement is likely to be one of the top concerns during Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming trip to India.
The explosions in the northeastern district of Sylhet came a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint near the country’s main airport in an attack claimed by ISIS.
The militant group said it killed many officers and wounded others, an account not confirmed by authorities.
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.