Bangladeshi Startup Shikho Raises $1.3M in Seed Round Led by Anchorless Bangladesh, LearnStart

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bangladeshi Startup Shikho Raises $1.3M in Seed Round Led by Anchorless Bangladesh, LearnStart – EdTechReview … Read more

Major fire at food & beverage factory kills 52 in Bangladesh – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes DHAKA: A massive blaze overnight that engulfed a multi-storied food and beverage factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh‘s capital killed at least 52 people and injured scores of others reportedly trapped inside due to a locked door, authorities said on Friday, the latest industrial fire accident in the country. Fire service officials and witnesses said … Read more

Thousands Flock To See 23-Month-Old Dwarf Cow “Rani” In Bangladesh

Reading Time: 5 minutes The 23-month-old dwarf cow, Rani, has caused a tourist frenzy in Bangladesh. Charigram, Bangladesh: Thousands of people are defying a nationwide coronavirus lockdown in Bangladesh to see Rani, a 51-centimetre (20-inch) tall cow whose owners claim it is the world’s smallest. The 23-month-old dwarf cow has become a media star with scores of newspapers and … Read more

Bangladesh army patrols streets in strict coronavirus lockdown – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes DHAKA: The Bangladesh army and police patrolled empty streets on Thursday as a strict week-long Covid-19 lockdown began, with people confined to their homes except for emergencies and to buy essentials. The government has said the South Asian nation of 168 million people is seeing an “alarming and dangerous” rise in cases, blamed largely on … Read more

US Sending Bangladesh 2.5 Million Doses Of Moderna’s Covid Vaccine: White House

Reading Time: 6 minutes Illustrating the urgency, delivery is expected to be completed this week. (File) Washington, United States: The United States began shipping 2.5 million doses of Moderna’s Covid vaccine to Bangladesh on Tuesday, a White House official told AFP, as the South Asian country confronted a wave of new infections. “Thanks to the US commitment to playing … Read more

Powerful explosion in Dhaka kills seven, injures hundreds; police suspect gas leak – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes DHAKA: A powerful explosion that destroyed an old three-storey building in a crowded area in Bangladesh‘s capital and killed at least seven people and injured around 400 others may have been caused by a faulty gas line or gas cylinders, authorities said on Monday. Police have ruled out any foul play behind the horrific explosion … Read more

Delta surge shuts down Asia-Pacific – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes Moscow on Sunday recorded its worst daily coronavirus death toll and Indonesia saw more than 21,000 infections in a day, also a record, as countries across the Asia-Pacific region extended or reimposed restrictions to tackle fresh waves of cases. The pandemic has now killed close to four million people across the world. The Delta strain … Read more

Dhaka Faces Migrant Exodus As Bangladesh Tightens Covid Lockdown

Reading Time: 5 minutes Lockdown: Bangladesh reported over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases and a pandemic-high of 119 deaths on Sunday. Sreenagar (Bangladesh): Tens of thousands of migrant workers fled Bangladesh’s capital Sunday on the eve of a tightened lockdown that will curtail most economic activity and confine people to their homes as coronavirus infections soar. Restrictions on activities and … Read more