Bangladesh dengue outbreak unmasks weakness of public healthcare system

The number of dengue cases has surged in Bangladesh with the disease’s pattern and severity changing and rural areas bearing the brunt. As public health facilities struggle to cope with the number of cases, patients are facing extreme financial difficulties

Political crisis of Bangladesh is the byproduct of the capitalist crisis

From the viewpoint of imperialist forces, Bangladesh is the strategic springboard for heading towards the South-East and Asia Pacific. To achieve their political and economic goals in Bangladesh, imperialists consider the anti-liberation forces, the religious fundamentalists and their political allies, as their natural friends

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UN experts ask Bangladeshi authorities to end persecution of rights organization Odhikar

Odhikar has been facing judicial persecution with charges filed against its secretary Adilur Rahman Khan and director ASM Nasiruddin Elan for allegedly publishing “fake, distorted and defamatory” information

Bangladesh garment workers protest colleagueís killing for seeking unpaid wages
Fatal assault on union leader triggers protests in Bangladesh’s Gazipur

50-year-old Shahid ul Islam was allegedly beaten to death in an attack on Sunday evening which other union members claim was perpetrated by “mercenaries” of factory owners. 

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UN experts condemn second round of food aid cut for Rohingya refugees

The cut will affect approximately 1 million Rohingya refugees living in camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar

Commitment, determination and solidarity are key to success of ‘End TB in Bangladesh’

Bangladesh’s national tuberculosis program is picking up after a blow dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic, but room for improvement remains

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A decade after Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, garment workers’ safety still not a priority 

Clothing brands operating in the country have still not joined the Accord on Health and Safety, which could prevent accidents like the one that occurred at Rana Plaza in April 2013 which led to over 1,100 deaths

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Massive fire devastates popular clothing market in Bangladesh capital Dhaka 

The fire at Banga Bazar damaged thousands of shops and covered the surrounding neighborhoods with black smoke. The cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained and no casualty has been reported

Protesters hold signs up demanding that journalist Samsuzzaman Shams be freed.
Bangladeshi journalist arrested for reporting on rising food prices

Samsuzzaman Shams, a reporter with leading daily Prothom Alo was arrested under the controversial Digital Security Act , after police officials raided his house in the dead of night

Bangladesh journalists injured
Unions condemn assault on journalists inside Bangladesh’s Supreme Court 

At least 10 journalists were injured during police action at the Supreme Court in Bangladesh on March 15. The journalists were covering the Bar Association Election

Fire in Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh leaves thousands homeless

Close to 12,000 Rohingya refugees were rendered homeless and more than 2,000 shelters in a refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar were destroyed after a fire on Sunday, March 5

Rohingya refugee camp fire Bangladesh
Thousands of Rohingya refugees rendered homeless in Bangladesh after massive fire

At least 2,000 makeshift houses were damaged in the blaze, forcing thousands to flee from the refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar