Bangladesh heatwave: Schools close as temperatures rise

Agence France Presse 04/26/2024

Classes are cancelled across Bangladesh due to searing heat, but high school student Mohua Akter Nur found the soaring temperatures at home left her in no state for homework. Millions of pupils were told to stay home…

Bangladesh building fire kills at least 43, injures dozens

Associated Press 03/01/2024

DHAKA — A massive fire raced through a six-storey building in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka late on Thursday, killing at least 43 people and injuring dozens, the country’s health minister said. The fire originated in a restaurant and…

Bangladesh train collision: 17 killed, many injured

10/24/2023

DHAKA -At least 17 people were killed and scores injured on Monday, October 23, 2023, after two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh, police said. A passenger train crashed into a freight train in Bhairab, about 80 kilometres…

Bangladesh ferry accident kills at least 26

04/06/2021

DHAKA — A Bangladesh ferry carrying around 50 passengers collided with a cargo vessel and sank on Sunday in the Shitalakhsya River south of the capital Dhaka, leaving at least 26 people dead and a few still missing, officials…

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

Associated Press 11/10/2019

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A strong cyclone made landfall early Sunday in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of people have moved to shelters across the low-lying delta nation’s vast coastal region. Up to 1.8 million were expected to…

Silent protest against Bangladesh’s loud horns sparks noisy support

09/28/2019

DHAKA–Bangladeshi Mominur Rahman Royal is stopping traffic — literally. The 36-year-old is on a one-man crusade to reduce unnecessary honking in one of the world’s noisiest cities, where the cacophony of vehicle horns in heavy traffic is…

Bangladesh court finds death row convict innocent the day he dies

Asia News Network, Inquirer.net, The Daily Star 10/09/2018

KHULNA, Bangladesh — On Sunday afternoon, Khulna jail received the copy of a High Court order that one Obaid Ali be released from death row because the court had found him innocent. There was one problem though:…

Jail inmates in Bangladesh get pillows after 230 years

Inquirer.net, The Daily Star 07/19/2018

DHAKA — After 230 years of using blankets as a substitute for pillows, inmates are going to get cotton-pillows to sleep on for the first time in the history of jails in Bangladesh. Since 1788, when a…

LONE BET

Glendale G. Rosal 07/25/2016

Rafael Vidal is only PH karateka competing in Asia-Pacific Karate tilt Cebuano karateka Rafael Vidal will be the lone Filipino competitor in the upcoming Hayashi-ha 4th Asia-Pacific Karate and Kobudo Championships this weekend in Colombo, Sri Lanka.…

20 hostages killed in Bangladesh

07/03/2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh —A top Bangladesh military official says 20 hostages were killed in the attack on a Dhaka restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage in a 10-hour standoff. Nayeem Ashfaq Chowdhury said six…

DOJ to Bangladesh: You will get your money back

04/27/2016

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday assured that the money stolen by hackers from the Bangladesh Bank will be returned to its government as soon as possible but procedures have to be followed. Acting Justice Secretary…

Bangladesh bank chief quits amid $81-M hacking scandal

03/16/2016

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh’s central bank chief resigned yesterday, the finance minister said, after hackers stole $81 million from the nation’s foreign reserves in an audacious cyber-heist that has hugely embarrassed the government. “He called me yesterday…

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