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10 Jul 2021
At least 52 people were reported dead as a massive blaze broke out in a food processing factory on the outskirts of Dhaka.
3 Jul 2021
An explosion at a building in Bangladesh's capital has killed at least seven people and wounded dozens more. Investigations are still ongoing into the cause of the blast.
29 Jun 2021
At least seven people were killed and another 50 people were injured after a powerful explosion ripped apart a three-storey building in central Dhaka on Sunday, Bangladeshi officials said, citing a gas pipeline as the likely cause. The blast had reduced the building -- which houses a restaurant, an electronics shop and several other stores -- to rubble. Police said the explosion was so forceful that it broke the windows of at least four moving buses, injuring dozens of passengers on board.
28 Jun 2021
Crowds of migrant workers and families rush to escape from Bangladesh's Dhaka ahead of a tough new lockdown to be imposed on Monday, packing a ferry full at a river terminal south of the capital. "No point to sit idle and imprisoned in Dhaka. I'd rather spend time with my kids and parents at home," says one of the migrant workers leaving the capital.
19 May 2021
Rozina Islam has been arrested for alleged theft and photography of sensitive state documents. The award-winning journalist was investigating millions of dollars spent procuring medical equipment during the pandemic.
16 May 2021
China has sent half a million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Bangladesh, in Beijing's latest move to fill the gap left by India as it reels from the pandemic.
11 Apr 2021
The double-decker ferry packed with passengers capsized after being hit by a cargo vessel from the rear. Rescue workers were searching for survivors late into the night.
10 Apr 2021
Several deadly fire incidents in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh over the past several weeks point to a "very worrying trend," say experts.
4 Apr 2021
Islamabad and Dhaka have signaled hopes to improve bilateral relations. But experts warn Pakistan must issue an apology for atrocities committed during Bangladesh's war of independence for there to be any real progress.
29 Mar 2021
Protests against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh have killed at least five people. One group called for a nationwide strike to protest the deaths.
27 Mar 2021
Several people are feared dead and tens of thousands have fled a huge blaze engulfing Rohingya refugee camps in southeastern Bangladesh - in the third fire to hit the settlements in four days.
27 Mar 2021
A video captured by a member of a local NGO shows Rohingya refugees fleeing from a camp in southeastern Bangladesh as thick columns of smoke rise above shanty homes. It is the third fire in four days to hit the settlements in the Cox's Bazar district, that houses nearly one million of the Muslim minority from Myanmar.

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