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Patchy demand at stores spells more pain for garment suppliers

06 Jul 2020

MADRID/DHAKA Fashion brands and retailers re-opening around the world to patchy demand, and carrying unsold stock from spring have cut fall orders by as much as two-thirds in moves spelling more pain for Asian suppliers.

Millions at risk in Bangladesh as monsoon floods add to coronavirus worries

01 Jul 2020

DHAKA Hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh have been marooned and thousands of hectares of farmland submerged, officials said on Wednesday, as floods triggered by monsoon rains ravage the country already grappling with the coronavirus.

Malaysia to ask Bangladesh to take back Rohingya refugees found at sea

10 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR/DHAKA Malaysia will ask Bangladesh to take back about 300 Rohingya Muslim refugees detained after a boat carrying them entered its waters this week, Malaysia's defence minister said on Tuesday.

Fear stops Rohingya getting tested as virus hits refugee camps

05 Jun 2020

BANGKOK/DHAKA Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh with symptoms of the novel coronavirus are not coming forward to get tested because they fear being separated from their families and held in isolation, community leaders and aid workers say.

RPT-UPDATE 2-First Rohingya refugee dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh camps

03 Jun 2020

DHAKA, June 2 An elderly Rohingya refugee has become the first person to die from coronavirus in the world's largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, where there are fears the disease could spread fast due to overcrowding.

First Rohingya refugee dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh camps

02 Jun 2020

DHAKA An elderly Rohingya refugee has become the first person to die from coronavirus in the world's largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, where there are fears the disease could spread fast due to overcrowding.

First Rohingya dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh

02 Jun 2020

DHAKA, June 2 An elderly Rohingya refugee has become the first person to die from coronavirus in the camps in southern Bangladesh, officials said on Tuesday.

Cyclone Amphan loss estimated at $13 billion in India, may rise in Bangladesh

23 May 2020

KOLKATA/DHAKA A powerful cyclone that tore through India's eastern state of West Bengal this week has caused a damage of 1 trillion rupees ($13 billion) to infrastructure and crops, state officials said.

Cyclone Amphan leaves thousands homeless in eastern India, Modi offers help

22 May 2020

KOLKATA/DHAKA Several thousand people have been left homeless after the most powerful cyclone in more than a decade hit India and Bangladesh this week, officials said, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the area on Friday and pledged aid. | Video

Indian PM visits cyclone stricken Kolkata promising help, Bangladesh counts cost

22 May 2020

KOLKATA/DHAKA May 22 Peering down from his aircraft, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw on Friday the devastation and flooding caused by the most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in more than a decade, before landing in the stricken city of Kolkata.

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