Warner dudded by bizarre review in Bangladesh T20 debut

As Australia were asked to follow on in Sydney, David Warner’s stint in Bangladesh’s Twenty20 league started with a disastrous run-out in Dhaka. Warner, captaining the Sylhet Sixers in their tournament opener against Steve Smith’s Comilla Victorians, was found short of his ground on 14. Warner’s dismissal came after a terrible mix-up with batting partner […]

US ambassador’s motorcade attacked in Bangladesh

A motorcade carrying the US ambassador to Bangladesh came under attack in the capital, Dhaka, the US Embassy said. The incident comes amid massive protests over road safety. Read more An official US Embassy vehicle, which was transporting US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat, was attacked in the Mohammadpur district of Dhaka late Saturday “by […]

Bangladesh experiments with a new approach to poverty alleviation

BESIDES shoes and shrimp, Bangladesh exports poverty cures. Microfinance was developed there in the late 1970s before spreading. In 2002 BRAC, a charity, started giving assets such as cows (and training in how to manage them) to desperately poor women. That approach has spread, too. The latest poverty remedy to emerge from Bangladesh is different: […]

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to resettle 650,000 displaced Rohingya Muslims within 2 years

Thomson Reuters Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to complete the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a crackdown from Myanmar’s army into Bangladesh last year. The UN has called Myanmar’s army crackdown a “textbook” example of ethnic cleansing, and over 650,000 Rohingya have fled. The UN is now warning that Rohingya […]

Rohingya refugees trampled to death by wild elephants in Bangladesh (PHOTO)

Four Rohingya refugees were killed after a group of up to eight elephants tore through an area of forest land in southern Bangladesh. The victims, a woman and three children, were building a makeshift shelter at the Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district, according to local police. READ MORE: At least 5 police killed after […]

‘He didn’t make any comment about refugees’ Bangladesh Prime Minister expects no help from Trump on Myanmar crisis

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees. As Trump left an event he hosted at the United […]

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, water, and shelter

Thomson Reuters COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water available for the huge numbers of them fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sunday. Nearly 410,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority fled from western Rakhine state to Bangladesh to […]

Islamic banking grows in Bangladesh, no thanks to the authorities

Cash is still king IN MOTIJHEEL, the main business district in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, an iron fence and terrible traffic divide two branches of the country’s oldest private bank—a “conventional” one and an Islamic one. Abdus Sattar, manager of the Islamic one, says that when he joined AB Bank, in 2005, his was “a loser […]

Deadly heat waves will destroy India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh if our current rate of climate change keeps pace

Cathal McNaughton/Reuters If you are excited by the recurring monsoon showers in India and thanking the rain god, be warned. If the scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are to be believed, almost the whole of South Asia, including the northern part of India would be uninhabitable, thanks to climate change. If this rate of […]