Officials say a total of 885,622 homeless and destitute families across the country will benefit from the mega housing project.
An impression that Urdu is the language of Pakistan is cemented in Bangladesh's popular imagination, unleashing hostilities and discrimination against thousands of Urdu-speaking residents who are called 'Biharis' in disdain.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze and have shifted the Rohingya, who were living in more than 400 tents, to another location. Although there were some minor injuries, no deaths were reported.
Global warming has dried up water resources in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a region of hills and forests in Bangladesh, forcing thousands of people out of their traditional settlements.
Rights activists have expressed doubts about the willingness of the transferees, accusing officials of padlocking Rohingya homes in camps on the Myanmar border.
Bangladesh reports just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees are in the latest group heading to Bhashan Char, despite opposition from rights activists.
A scene from a courtroom drama about rape and the treatment of victims went viral on social media last week, with criticism directed at police over their handling of the case.
Religious populism is showing its teeth to the secular Awami League-led government and this time, the upcoming statue of Bangladesh's founding father is at stake.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka are all in the same rickety boat when it comes to human rights.
Bangladesh's authorities said it is only moving refugees who are willing to go but many families say they are taken against their will.
Police escorted first of the refugees from Cox’s Bazar to Chittagong port and then on to Bhasan Char – a flood-prone Bay of Bengal island that emerged from the sea 20 years ago.
For over a decade, doctors have been testing whether the cheap, all-in-one combo pills could help prevent heart and cardiovascular disease and death.
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