Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar. File photo - UNB

‘Bangladesh’s telecommunication industry fifth-largest in Asia-Pacific’

Dhaka, November 4 (UNB) - The telecommunication industry of Bangladesh has become the fifth largest in the Asia-Pacific through the joint efforts of the public and the private sectors. And 95% of Bangladeshis have access to the internet through the telecommunication network, which is helping cut the digital gap in the country. Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar said this...

Supporters of Islami Andolan Bangladesh, an Islamist political party, face policemen during a protest against French President Emmanuel Macron and against the publishing of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad they deem blasphemous, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu.

Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims rally against France

Bangladesh, Dhaka, October 28 (AP) — About 10,000 Bangladeshis from an Islamist group marched through the nation's capital on Tuesday to denounce the display of caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad in France, while the group's leader urged Muslims around the world to boycott French products. The protesters from Islami Andolon Bangladesh, a group that advocates for the introduction of Islamic...

© Provided by Associated Press A women’s rights activist among those protesting against gender based violence holds a placard outside the Parliament in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Oct.9, 2020. Bangladesh's Cabinet has approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests. (AP Photo/ Mahmud Hossain Opu)

Bangladesh’s Cabinet approves death penalty in rape cases

Dhaka, October 14 (AP) — Bangladesh's Cabinet on Monday approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests on streets and in social media. Cabinet spokesman Khandaker Anwarul Islam said President Abdul Hamid is likely to issue an ordinance amending the Women and Children Repression...

© Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto Garment workers of Dragon Group stage a demonstration in front of Department of Labor building demanding their due payment in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on September 20, 2020. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Thousands of jobless Bangladeshi garment workers fear for future

Dhaka, October 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to find work and are at risk of destitution without urgent support, advocates said. At least 70,000 people are estimated to have been laid off after $3.5 billion-worth of clothing orders were cancelled or suspended and exports...

© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, trainees work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. After months of decline in exports of its garment products, Bangladesh’s economy is showing signs of recovery. The Asian Development Bank in a new report said Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the country's economy's comeback was encouraging and it is expected to grow by 6.8 percent in the current fiscal year ending in June if this recovery sustains. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)

Bangladesh economy shows early signs of pandemic recovery

Bangladesh, Dhaka, September 18 (AP) — A rebound in garment orders after demand crashed during spring shutdowns is helping to revive the Bangladesh economy. Apparel makers, the country’s main export industry, say they are looking ahead to Christmas orders from the U.S. and other major markets. Remittances from Bangladeshi workers employed overseas have also recovered, helping to relieve pressures from...

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