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Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2020
BBC - 2/18/2020 8:04:00 AM
9 1st Twenty20 international, Mirpur (d/n) (11:00 GMT) 11 2nd Twenty20 international, Mirpur (d/n) (11:00 GMT) NB Fixtures and start times are subject to change. The BBC is not responsible for any changes that may be made

'Tiger widows' shunned as bad luck in rural Bangladesh
MSN - 2/18/2020 2:54:00 AM
Abandoned by her sons, shunned by her neighbours and branded a witch. Mosammat Rashida's crime? Her husband was killed by a Bengal tiger. Women like her are ostracised in many rural villages in Bangladesh,

‘Why should I stand on the sidelines?’: women in Bangladesh are taking the lead in disaster response
The Guardian - 2/17/2020 12:33:00 PM
Responding to the threat of cyclones, the Hatkhola Women’s Squad in the Barishal region is leading rescue and clean-up operations as well as improving day-to-day living conditions for the community

The breadwinners of Barishal: how women in Bangladesh are starting their own businesses
The Guardian - 2/17/2020 12:33:00 PM
Women in this flood-hit area are supporting their families through small businesses backed by the British Red Cross. From tailoring to tea making, the success of these enterprises is inspiring other y

Conservative Islamic views are gaining ground in secular Bangladesh and curbing freedom of expression
The Conversation - 2/18/2020 2:08:00 PM
Bangladesh has seen an increase in terrorist activity in recent years, including attacks on foreigners, activists and religious minorities. Perpetrators of these attacks have included people from privileged backgrounds. News reports indicate they were all motivated by the idea that Islam is under attack by secularists and must be defended.

Bangladesh axe Mahmudullah for Zimbabwe Test
MSN - 2/16/2020 9:47:00 AM
Bangladesh have dropped batsman Mahmudullah and recalled pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe starting next Saturday. Bangladesh are currently on a bad run of form in Tests,

One dead, 4 hurt during Bangladesh Railway eviction drive
The Daily Star - 2/18/2020 3:21:00 PM
A man was killed and four others injured when a part of a concrete structure fell on them during an eviction drive by Bangladesh Railway (BR) at Sararchar Railway Station in Kishoreganj's Bajitpur upazila today. Nimai Chandra Banik (25), son of Sunil Chandra Banik of Uttar Sararchar village in Bajitpur, died, while Antor Saha (18), Rubel Mia ...

Shakib absence greatly affected Bangladesh, says Taijul
Dhaka Tribune - 2/18/2020 2:31:00 PM
Taijul made the statement in the sidelines of the opening practice session of the Bangladesh squad Tuesday, prior to their lone Test match against Zimbabwe, scheduled to get underway Saturday at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka The absence of leading spinner Shakib al Hasan is affecting the Bangladesh spin bowling ...

Bangladesh: Headed in the Right Direction
RealClearPolitics - 2/15/2020 1:39:00 PM
A recent poll conducted by the independent, U.S.-based International Republican Institute (IRI) spotlighted what many in Bangladesh already know: the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is immensely popular. Its approval rating in 2019 was 83 percent. Seventy-six percent of those polled said they believe the country is headed in the ...

Walton to export Made in Bangladesh tagged smartphones to the US
Dhaka Tribune - 2/18/2020 2:09:00 PM
Bangladeshi electronics and ICT product manufacturer giant Walton is going to create another milestone in the country’s export sector through starting first-ever export of “Made in Bangladesh” tagged smartphones in the global market. Walton will supply the smartphones to a renowned American brand as the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer).