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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.
14 Nov 2020
For years Sufi singer Rita Dewan captivated millions of followers in Bangladesh with her haunting ballads. But accused of defaming Islam and targeted by religious radicals, she spent months in hiding to escape death threats.
25 Oct 2020
Bangladesh's decision to introduce the death penalty for rape has been criticized by international rights groups. Critics say capital punishment is not the solution to the problem of sexual violence in the country.
27 Jun 2020
As Bangladesh's garment factories gradually reopen, manufacturers are suffering from weak global demand amid the pandemic. Big fashion brands are still cancelling orders, adding to the plight of textile workers.
28 May 2020
Hundreds of thousands in Bangladesh and India are still marooned after Cyclone Amphan last week destroyed coastal embankments and inundated tens of thousands of homes.
27 May 2020
In Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, people ignored physical distancing rules to celebrate Eid, the most important Muslim holiday. With COVID-19 infections on the rise in South Asia, this could lead to a catastrophe.
22 Apr 2020
While the kits could give Bangladesh a much wider picture of the actual number of infections in the country, some researchers believe that the accuracy of the results is questionable.
23 Nov 2019
Fake news spread via Facebook has triggered several communal clashes resulting in deaths in Bangladesh. Bangladesh's post and telecommunication minister told DW Facebook failed to create measures to identify hate speech.
16 Nov 2019
German Development Minister Gerd Müller has praised Bangladesh for its success in birth control and presented the country as a role model for Africa. How did Bangladesh manage such a huge decline in its fertility rate?
9 Nov 2019
Life is grim for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh's sprawling camps. They are not allowed to work and are reduced to begging. Many women turn to the sex industry, while others are lured into prostitution abroad by empty promises of jobs and marriage.
25 Oct 2019
The world’s second-largest garment exporter, Bangladesh, is trying to introduce greener alternatives in textile production. The attempt could help the country secure its position in the international market.
8 Sep 2019
Some 3,450 Rohingya refugees were due to be sent back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, but none appeared at the repatriation center. The UN has confirmed that abuse tantamount to genocide had occurred in Myanmar.

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