Bangladesh

At least seven reportedly dead in Bangladesh blast

An explosion in Bangladesh's capital on Sunday killed at least seven people and injured dozens more. However, authorities were unable to determine the nature of the explosion, which damaged vehicles and surrounding buildings, according to the police and fire departments. The...

Fifteen dead and 400 missing after fire sweeps through Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh – UN

At least 15 people have been killed in a massive fire that ripped through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, while at least 400 remain missing, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday. “It is massive, it is devastating,” said...

Bangladesh’s Cabinet approves death penalty in rape cases

Bangladesh’s Cabinet on Monday, October 12, approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests. Cabinet spokesman Khandaker Anwalrul Islam said President  Abdul Hamid is...

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FIRS considers collection of road tax from hairdressers and carpenters

Executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami has disclosed the agency's plan to make the informal sector...