PM Hasina opens Bangladesh’s longest bridge over River Padma | News

PM Hasina opens Bangladesh’s longest bridge over River Padma | News

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated a landmark bridge over the turbulent Padma River after years of delay due to allegations of corruption that forced the World Bank to walk away from the nearly $4bn mega project, which will connect Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka to the underdeveloped southwestern region of the country. The … Read more

Dozens dead, millions stranded as floods hit Bangladesh, India | Floods News

Dozens dead, millions stranded as floods hit Bangladesh, India | Floods News

Monsoon storms in Bangladesh and India have killed at least 41 people and unleashed devastating floods that left millions of others stranded, officials said on Saturday. Floods are a regular menace to millions of people in low-lying Bangladesh, but experts say climate change is increasing their frequency, ferocity and unpredictability. Relentless downpours over the past … Read more

Floods in India, Bangladesh leave millions homeless, 18 dead

Floods in India, Bangladesh leave millions homeless, 18 dead

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said Saturday. In India’s Assam state, at least nine people were killed in the floods and 2 million saw their … Read more

South Asia protests over prophet remarks by India’s BJP officials | Islamophobia News

South Asia protests over prophet remarks by India’s BJP officials | Islamophobia News

Thousands of Muslims have rallied across the South Asia nations of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan over derogatory remarks on Prophet Muhammad by two officials from India’s ruling party that has triggered a diplomatic backlash against New Delhi. Protests were reported from various Indian cities, including capital New Delhi, on Friday as Muslims marched after the … Read more