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More than 60 killed, hundreds of thousands displaced by flooding in Bangladesh

24 Jul 2019

DHAKA Severe flooding has killed at least 61 people, displaced nearly 800,000 and inundated thousands of homes across a third of Bangladesh, government officials said on Tuesday, after two weeks of heavy monsoon rains.

Death toll from India, Nepal, Bangladesh floods jumps to over 300

23 Jul 2019

DHAKA/NEW DELHI The death toll from severe flooding in parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh rose to more than 300 on Monday, even as heavy rains are starting to ebb and water levels started to recede in some of the worst-affected areas.

Bangladesh rivers break their banks, forcing 400,000 to flee homes

19 Jul 2019

DHAKA Rain-swollen rivers in Bangladesh broke through at least four embankments, submerging dozens of villages and doubling the number of people fleeing their homes overnight to 400,000 in one of the worst floods in recent years, officials said on Friday. | Video

Bangladesh floods worsen after breach, death toll nears 100 in India

18 Jul 2019

DHAKA/GUWAHATI, INDIA One of Bangladesh's main rivers breached an embankment, flooding a northern district and forcing thousands from their homes, an official said on Thursday, as the toll from monsoon rains in neighbouring India climbed to 97 in two flood-hit states.

Chinese-funded power plant in Bangladesh delayed after workers clash

23 Jun 2019

DHAKA The construction of a $2.5 billion (£1.96 billion) power plant in Bangladesh, a joint venture with China, will be delayed after critical equipment was stolen or destroyed during clashes between workers at the site this week, a senior official said on Sunday.

Bangladesh garment manufacturers seek higher export subsidies

16 Jun 2019

DHAKA Garment manufacturers in Bangladesh on Sunday demanded higher export subsidies from the government, saying proposals in the latest national budget, unveiled last week, were not enough to compensate for higher production costs and low prices.

Bangladesh garment unions say new factory oversight deal risks worker safety

21 May 2019

DHAKA The end of an international arrangement aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of Bangladeshi garment workers is likely to undermine safety by making factory owners responsible for maintaining standards, trade union leaders said on Tuesday.

Bangladesh garment unions say new factory oversight deal risks worker safety

21 May 2019

DHAKA, May 21 The end of an international arrangement aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of Bangladeshi garment workers is likely to undermine safety by making factory owners responsible for maintaining standards, trade union leaders said on Tuesday.

Cyclone Fani slams into temple town Puri, Bangladesh braces with evacuation order

04 May 2019

BHUBANESWAR, India/ DHAKA A cyclone barrelled into eastern India on Friday, damaging houses in the tourist town of Puri and wounding 160 people after a million people were moved into storm shelters.

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