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26 Mar 2021
The failed mission by radical Islamist militants in Bangladesh occurred more than 20 years ago, during Sheikh Hasina's first term as prime minister.
24 Mar 2021
A sprawling fire has devastated a Cox's Bazar camp where Rohingya Muslims live. Humanitarian groups fear it might strip hundreds of thousands of refugees of shelter.
14 Mar 2021
A giant 400 metre-long portrait of Bangladesh's founding leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in a rice field is adding to the mania to honour the slain president as celebrations mark the country's independence 50 years ago. A private seed firm spent two months designing and planting purple and green rice over the 13 hectares (33 acres) of land to make the portrait of the father of current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
13 Mar 2021
Sex workers association leader Jhumur Begum walks along the narrow lanes of the Bangladesh’s largest brothel every day, knocking on the doors of small shacks where sex workers live to persuade them to take a Covid-19 vaccine. Begum says sex workers prefer not to wear masks because “if clients cannot see their pretty faces, they won’t hire the girls. This is why mask usage is rare inside the brothel.”
10 Mar 2021
Bangladesh's first transgender news presenter breaks down in tears after her word-perfect debut was beamed to the nation and the cameras were off. Tashnuva Anan Shishir, delivered the three-minute news bulletin on Boishakhi TV. "I was shaking inside. But once the bulletin was over, I felt better. My confidence was boosted," she says.
7 Mar 2021
Despite mass protest following the death of the writer Mushtaq Ahmed in prison, authorities in Dhaka have said they will not revoke the act.
27 Feb 2021
Bangladesh's garment manufacturers and workers are suffering as the coronavirus pandemic has soured long-term demand and big fashion brands continue to cancel orders.
10 Jan 2021
Tall and lean with a powerful chest, the rare Sarail hound has been treasured in Bangladesh for centuries. But the dogs -- believed to have descended from English greyhounds and sighthounds owned by Mughal-era feudal landlords, or from hunting dogs brought by Arab traders -- are dwindling in numbers with just dozens remaining in the South East Asian country, according to some estimates.
2 Jan 2021
Bangladesh has begun relocating a second group of nearly 1,000 Rohingya refugees to a low-lying island in the Bay of Bengal, despite calls from human rights groups to halt the process.
20 Dec 2020
Officials say none of them are being moved against their will, and that it would ease overcrowding in camps that are home to more than 1 million Rohingya who have fled neighbouring Myanmar.
4 Dec 2020
Bangladesh begins transferring hundreds of Rohingya refugees to a low-lying island in an area prone to cyclones and floods, with rights groups and relatives alleging people were being coerced into leaving.
14 Nov 2020
Bangladesh opens its first Islamic school for transgender worshippers, with clerics calling it a first step towards integrating the marginalised group into society. The madrasa is one of a series of recent moves in Bangladesh to make life easier for the Muslim-majority nation's up to 1.5 million transgender people.

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