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COVID-19: Millions of garment makers in dire straits in Bangladesh

THE coronavirus outbreak has affected virtually all aspects of the economy, including the fashion industry, which has been grappling with how to pay for...

Pakistan SC stops release of prisoners

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday (30) halted the release of hundreds of prisoners who were supposed to be set free in an attempt to...

Pakistan reports over 1,400 COVID-19 cases; Punjab the new epicentre 

THE COVID-19 cases in Pakistan on Saturday (28) reached 1,408, including 11 deaths. The Punjab province in the country is now emerging as the new...

COVID-19: ADB provides $300,000 grant to Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $300,000 emergency grant to support the Bangladesh government's fight against COVID-19. The grant will support procurement of health...

Pakistan proposes to host SAARC health ministers’ meet to fight COVID-19

PAKSTAN Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday (24) proposed to host a conference of the SAARC health ministers' to discuss a joint strategy...

Bangladesh to release opposition leader Khaleda Zia

BANGLADESH will suspend the jail sentence of its ailing former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia and release her for a period of...

This Chinese auto-firm is now the world’s largest face mask maker

CHINESE electric vehicles maker BYD Co has announced that it is now the world's biggest face mask maker. The company's Shenzhen facility in China now...

Bangladesh grants additional £20 million to health ministry

Bangladesh on Friday (20) allocated Tk 2 billion (£20 million) to health ministry in order to equip it to fight the outbreak of COVID-19. The...

Pakistan, Bangladesh report first COVID-19 death

THE coronavirus pandemic expands in the Indian sub-continent. Bangladesh and Pakistan have reported their first fatalities due to COVID-19 on Wednesday (18). In Bangladesh, a...

Sri Lanka declares national holiday to combat coronavirus

SRI LANKA declared a 3-day holiday on Tuesday (17) till March 19 to minimise public interactions in curbing spread of COVID-19. “This is applicable to...