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World Bank forecasts Bangladesh growth of 7.3 pct, to miss govt projection

The World Bank on Thursday predicted Bangladesh's economy will grow at 7.3 percent in the fiscal year that ends on June 30, lower than a...

India’s central bank cuts rates a week before election

India's central bank cut interest rates on Thursday, delivering a shot in the arm to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's poll hopes a week before...

Brother of murdered Pakistani whistleblower vows to take up fight

The brother of a whistleblower murdered over a notorious "honour killing" case vowed Wednesday to take up the cause, even as he feared becoming...

Bangladesh fashion workers at risk with ‘shocking’ reform delays

The safety of workers making clothing for global brands like Adidas and H&M could be at risk if Bangladesh's Supreme Court moves on Sunday...

Sugar rush fades for Indian farmers ahead of vote

India is vying to become the world's top sugar producer, but for its millions of sugarcane growers life is far from sweet as the...

Congress party promises Indians cash, jobs and cleaner air

India's main opposition Congress party vowed Tuesday to end abject poverty by 2030, hand cash to 50 million families and tackle the "emergency" of...

Bangladesh opposition leader Zia hospitalised: lawyer

Bangladesh's jailed opposition leader Khaleda Zia was taken to hospital in Dhaka on Monday for tests, said her lawyer, who described the two-time former...

Facebook removes many accounts in India, Pakistan for “inauthentic” behaviour

Facebook has removed 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan because of "inauthentic behaviour" and spamming, it said on Monday, much of...

Bangladesh police arrest building owners over latest deadly fire

Two of the owners of a high-rise commercial building that caught fire last week, killing 26 people in a blaze made worse by the...

Sri Lanka Test captain arrested after traffic accident

Sri Lankan Test cricket captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after an accident in the...