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Cyclone Amphan loss estimated at $13bn in India, may rise in Bangladesh

Cyclone Amphan loss estimated at $13bn in India, may rise in Bangladesh

A powerful cyclone that tore through India's eastern state of West Bengal this week has caused a damage of 1 trillion rupees ($13 billion) to infrastructure and crops, state officials said.

Cyclone toll hits 88 as Bangladesh and India start mopping up

Cyclone toll hits 88 as Bangladesh and India start mopping up

India and Bangladesh began a massive clean-up Thursday after the fiercest cyclone since 1999 killed at least 88 people, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Heavy rains in India and Bangladesh as super cyclone bears down

Heavy rains in India and Bangladesh as super cyclone bears down

Heavy rains and winds lashed two eastern Indian states and parts of Bangladesh hours before a powerful cyclone made landfall on Wednesday ...

Tens of thousands evacuated as India, Bangladesh brace for super cyclone

Tens of thousands evacuated as India, Bangladesh brace for super cyclone

Authorities in eastern India and Bangladesh were relocating tens of thousands of villagers away from the coastline on Tuesday ahead of a super cyclone that is expected to inflict large-scale damage ...

Bangladesh approves ordinance to allow digital court hearings

Bangladesh approves ordinance to allow digital court hearings

The Bangladesh cabinet has approved an ordinance paving the way for the courts in the country to hold digital trials via video-conference.

QRCS to establish quarantine unit at Bangladesh refugee camps

QRCS to establish quarantine unit at Bangladesh refugee camps

The representation mission of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) in Bangladesh has initiated an emergency intervention to deal with the risks of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) at the Myanmar refugee camps with an initial budget of $65,000.

Bangladesh eases some restrictions, extends lockdown to May 16

Bangladesh eases some restrictions, extends lockdown to May 16

Bangladesh authorities said on Monday they will gradually open up more factories, as well as farms and logistics operations, as they try to diminish the economic impact

Bangladesh restarts some garment factories, India debates an easing of restrictions

Bangladesh restarts some garment factories, India debates an easing of restrictions

More than 500 garment factories in Bangladesh that supply to global brands reopened on Monday after a month-long shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, while in India calls grew for an easing of its lockdown

Bangladesh textile workers flout coronavirus lockdown to demand wages

Bangladesh textile workers flout coronavirus lockdown to demand wages

Hundreds of textile workers in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka took to the streets on Sunday demanding wages, flouting social distancing norms amid a nationwide lockdown to control the coronavirus pandemic.

Bangladesh shuts down villages after tens of thousands attend cleric's funeral

Bangladesh shuts down villages after tens of thousands attend cleric's funeral

Bangladesh has tightened a clampdown on seven villages after tens of thousands attended the funeral of a popular local cleric in spite of a nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus ...

Bangladesh slum fire leaves many people homeless

Bangladesh slum fire leaves many people homeless

A massive fire ripped through a slum on Wednesday in Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka, leaving thousands of people homeless.

Bangladesh rethinks plan to move Rohingya refugees to island

Bangladesh rethinks plan to move Rohingya refugees to island

Bangladesh is reconsidering a plan to relocate Rohingya refugees to a flood-prone island located hours by boat from its coast, junior minister for disaster management and relief Enamur Rahman told Reuters on Wednesday.