Bangladesh hikes garment workers' wages to end week-long unrest

While one worker died in clashes with police, over a 100 were injured. 

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Bangladesh gets $200 million ADB loan for rural road improvements

Poor infrastructure is often cited as one of the major hindrances to growth in the South Asian country of 165 million people.

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Indian Army rescues 150 stranded tourists in North Sikkim

Sources in the Army say that rescue and search operations will continue through the night to locate any other tourist who may have been stranded in the area.

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Bangladesh garment workers' strike: One dead, 50 injured

Bangladesh's 4,500 textile and clothing factories exported more than $30 billion worth of apparel last year, making clothing for retailers such as H&M, Walmart, Tesco, Carrefour, and Aldi.

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New Myanmar unrest panics Rohingya in border limbo

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since a military crackdown started in 2017 - most to sprawling refugee camps in Bangladesh — but many have been living in limbo on the…

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Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh PM after 'tainted' polls

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh's prime minister for a record fourth term Monday after a crushing election victory marred by deadly violence and claims of widespread rigging.

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Sheikh Hasina to be sworn in as Bangladesh PM after polls

Hasina, 71, has presided over record economic growth in the South Asian country of 165 million people but critics have accused her of creeping authoritarianism.

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Bangladesh’s RAB setting up new battalion to prevent Rohingyas from joining terrorist organisation JMB

RAB is setting up the 15th battalion – RAB 15 based out of Cox’s Bazar, where Rohingya refugee camps have been set up.

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UN calls for probe into Bangladesh elections

Hasina's ruling alliance won more than 90 per cent of the seats contested in Sunday's election, which was marred by accusations of ballot stuffing, voter intimidation and violence that killed at…

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Bangladesh’s Prime Minister-designate Sheikh Hasina to take oath on January 7

The announcement came in the wake of President Hamid extending an invite to Hasina to form the government after Awami League appeared as the single largest party securing 288 of the total 298…

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Bangladesh opposition boycotts swearing-in amid calls to probe vote rigging

Hasina's ruling alliance won more than 90 per cent of the seats contested in Sunday's election, which was marred by accusations of ballot stuffing, voter intimidation and violence that killed at…

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UN asks Bangladesh political parties to ensure peaceful post-electoral environment

The election was marred by violence, in which 17 people were killed.

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Journalist arrested in Bangladesh for 'false' reporting on voting irregularities

Hedait Hossain Molla reported that in Khulna 1 constituency, 22,419 more ballots were cast than the number of registered voters.

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Western powers call for probe into Bangladesh election irregularities, violence

The strongly-worded assessments from the UK, European Union, and the United States could hit the image of Hasina, who won a third straight term to power following Sunday's election.

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I will be everyone's premier, first priority to continue economic reforms: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League and its allies won a landslide victory in the general elections on Sunday, bagging 288 of the total 299 seats which went to the polls.

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