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Bangladeshi fishmonger begins handwriting world largest Holy Quran

Bangladeshi fishmonger begins handwriting world largest Holy Quran

A fishmonger from the coastal area of Satkhira in southwestern Bangladesh, Mohammad Habib Rahman, has embarked on a journey to write the largest hand-written Quran in the world. Away from the storms and floods that hit frequently the country, Habib…
Fish species are exposed to death due to climate change, Bangladeshi scientists say

Fish species are exposed to death due to climate change, Bangladeshi scientists say

Experts have warned that the detrimental impact of climate change in the Bangladeshi city of Rajshahi poses threat to the indigenous fish species, particularly the small ones as most of the water bodies in the region, especially in the high…
Bangladesh faces longest heat wave in 76 years

Bangladesh faces longest heat wave in 76 years

Bangladesh went through its longest heat wave in recorded history in April, lasting for 27 days straight, Anadolu Agency reported yesterday as the phenomenon broke records for the number of heat wave days in a single year since 1948. According…
Extremely hot temperatures close schools in Bangladesh for 7 days

Extremely hot temperatures close schools in Bangladesh for 7 days

The Bangladesh government has shut schools for seven days until April 27 as scorching heat waves sweep across the South Asian country, Anadolu Agency reported. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Friday issued a 72-hour heat alert after temperature crossed 41°C…
Bangladesh: Bus-pickup truck collision leaves 14 dead

Bangladesh: Bus-pickup truck collision leaves 14 dead

At least 14 people, including five members of a family, were killed on Tuesday in a head-on collision between a bus and a pick-up truck on the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Bangladesh, IndianExpress reported. The accident happened in Faridpur, where a…
UN appealing for over $850m to assist Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

UN appealing for over $850m to assist Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations is urging for increased donations to support Rohingya refugees residing in camps in Bangladesh, Al Jazeera reported. The UN has requested $852.4 million in its annual response plan to provide food and aid to the predominantly Muslim…
Bangladesh: Massive fire rips through restaurant building, killing 46, injuring dozens

Bangladesh: Massive fire rips through restaurant building, killing 46, injuring dozens

A huge fire in Bangladesh that raged through a six-storey building housing restaurants has killed at least 46 people and injured dozens, Reuters reported on Friday. According to fire authorities, a gas leak or a stove could have caused Thursday’s…
Bangladesh refuses to accept more Rohingyas from Myanmar despite growing calls

Bangladesh refuses to accept more Rohingyas from Myanmar despite growing calls

Bangladesh is under increasing pressure to accept more Rohingya Muslims fleeing the civil war in Myanmar, but the government insists it cannot take in any more refugees, NIKKEI Asia reported. The UNHCR is urging Bangladesh to allow civilians fleeing the…
Bangladesh: Grameen Bank officially announces dismissal of Nobel laureate Yunus

Bangladesh: Grameen Bank officially announces dismissal of Nobel laureate Yunus

Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus has been ousted from two businesses he founded by a Bangladesh bank, following his conviction in a criminal case that his supporters claim was politically motivated. The 83-year-old is known for establishing Grameen Bank, which…
Bangladeshi border residence fear spillover of Myanmar conflict

Bangladeshi border residence fear spillover of Myanmar conflict

Border residents in Bangladesh are facing severe consequences as a result of the conflict between the Myanmar army and the Arakan Army group, ranging from stray bullets to an influx of refugees. Bangladesh, which has been trying to repatriate over…
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