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Bangladesh garment workers pray for orders as pandemic shreds exports

20 Oct 2020

DHAKA Bangladesh garment factory owner Shahidullah Azim laid off 20% of his workers in the wake of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Now watching the second wave build in Europe and the United States, Azim is staring at "an unprecedented crisis".

Bangladesh may cancel Nov LNG import tender after receiving high offers

19 Oct 2020

DHAKA, Oct 19 Bangladesh may cancel a tender to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) in November, after receiving offers to supply the shipments that were too expensive, two energy officials with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

Bangladesh to increase spot LNG imports because of rising demand

14 Oct 2020

DHAKA, Oct 14 Bangladesh is expected to double its imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the spot market starting in December as demand rises and to capitalise on low prices of the super-chilled fuel, two energy officials told Reuters.

Bangladesh approves death penalty for rape amid protests

14 Oct 2020

DHAKA Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday approved the death penalty for rapists amid nationwide protests in the wake of a series of gang rapes and sexual assaults. | Video

Bangladesh will not co-fund Sinovac's vaccine trial - Health Minister

13 Oct 2020

DHAKA Bangladesh will not co-fund a late-stage domestic trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech, the country's health minister Zahid Maleque told Reuters on Tuesday.

Bangladesh weighs death penalty for rapists as protests flare

10 Oct 2020

DHAKA Protests rocked Bangladesh on Saturday as hundreds of people took to the streets to demand justice after a series of rapes and sexual assaults that have spurred the government to seek capital punishment for offenders.

Gang war erupts in Rohingya refugee camps, at least eight killed, thousands flee

08 Oct 2020

DHAKA A turf war raging between criminal armed groups in Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh has forced thousands of people to flee and at least eight have been killed in clashes in recent days, police and humanitarian workers said on Thursday.

Onion prices spike in Bangladesh after India bans exports

15 Sep 2020

DHAKA/MUMBAI Onion prices in Bangladesh jumped by more than 50% on Tuesday, following a ban on exports by largest supplier India after its crop was damaged and harvesting delayed by excessive rain, industry officials told Reuters.

Onion prices spike in Bangladesh after India bans exports

15 Sep 2020

DHAKA/MUMBAI, Sept 15 Onion prices in Bangladesh jumped by more than 50% on Tuesday, following a ban on exports by largest supplier India after its crop was damaged and harvesting delayed by excessive rain, industry officials told Reuters.

Suspected gas blast kills 17 worshippers in Bangladesh mosque

05 Sep 2020

DHAKA A suspected gas pipeline explosion at a mosque in Bangladesh killed 17 people and injured dozens as worshippers were about to end their prayers, officials said on Saturday. | Video

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