What do Bangladesh and Venice have in common? Most would guess little or nothing and it is indeed hard to see a link between the lush, green mangroves of the Bay of Bengal and the wooden piers lined with gondolas of the Venetian lagoon. But the two places share a common challenge, and a vital one at that: they both are among the most vulnerable places to climate change in the world....
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh investigators probing crimes during the country’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan have recommended that the largest Islamic party be banned for alleged involvement in genocide and other offenses. The investigators submitted a detailed report Tuesday to the chief government prosecutor accusing the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party of crimes against humanity. Chief...
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh’s capital has indicted a former prime minister and leading opposition figure in two related cases involving charges of corruption for allegedly using an illegal fund to buy land for a charity named after her late husband. Judge Basudeb Roy accepted the charges against Khaleda Zia, who was...
The newly launched SOAS South Asia Institute aims to consolidate SOAS’ research strengths in the region and make SOAS the premier UK institution for the multi-disciplinary study of South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives. The creation of the Institute marks a renewal of the School’s focus on this region....
NEW YORK (AP) — About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a safety pact signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries, according to organizers of the pact. In a conference call Monday, organizers said 10 pilot inspections were performed last...
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