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Ruma Paul

Asia's garment industry sees lay-offs, factories closing due to coronavirus

28 Feb 2020

YANGON/DHAKA Temporary factory closures and layoffs have already begun to hit low wage workers across Asia as quarantines and travel restrictions from the new coronavirus disrupt supply chains linked to China.

Asia's garment industry sees lay-offs, factories closing due to coronavirus

28 Feb 2020

* Low-paid workers especially vulnerable to economic slowdown

Bangladesh rethinks plan to move Rohingya refugees to island - minister

26 Feb 2020

DHAKA Bangladesh is reconsidering a plan to relocate Rohingya refugees to a flood-prone island located hours by boat from its coast, junior minister for disaster management and relief Enamur Rahman told Reuters on Wednesday.

Dozens of Rohingya refugees missing, 15 confirmed dead after boat capsizes

11 Feb 2020

DHAKA Dozens of Rohingya refugees were missing and 15 were confirmed dead on Tuesday after a ship carrying about 130 people capsized in the Bay of Bengal while trying to reach Malaysia, a Bangladesh coast guard official said.

Unipec, Vitol win tender to supply Bangladesh with fuels in H1 2020

10 Feb 2020

DHAKA, Feb 10 Energy traders Unipec and Vitol have won a tender to supply Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) with up to 1.06 million tonnes of oil products in the first half of 2020 after placing the lowest offers, two BPC officials said on Monday.

Bangladesh offers rice cash subsidy to encourage exports

05 Feb 2020

DHAKA Bangladesh will offer farmers a cash subsidy worth 15% of rice exports in a bid to compete with rivals and protect farmers struggling with low prices, Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzak said on Wednesday.

RPT-'Now they can chase their dreams': Bangladesh allows Rohingya children to study

30 Jan 2020

DHAKA, Jan 29 Rohingya refugees reacted with surprise and joy on Wednesday to the news that Bangladesh would provide formal education to their children, two and a half years after they were forced to flee Myanmar.

'Now they can chase their dreams': Bangladesh allows Rohingya children to study

29 Jan 2020

DHAKA Rohingya refugees reacted with surprise and joy on Wednesday to the news that Bangladesh would provide formal education to their children, two and a half years after they were forced to flee Myanmar.

World Court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from acts of genocide

23 Jan 2020

THE HAGUE/COX'S BAZAAR, Bangladesh The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from genocide, a ruling cheered by refugees as their first major legal victory since being forced from their homes. | Video

‘The gate of justice is opened’: Rohingya cheer as World Court orders Myanmar to protect them

23 Jan 2020

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON Rohingya Muslims celebrated a decision by the International Court of Justice to order Myanmar to protect them, hovering over mobile phones in refugee camps to watch the first legal victory since a military-led crackdown drove them from their homes.

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