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Bangladesh is facing a major remittance loss due to Covid-19

International remittances make up 7 per cent of Bangladesh’s GDP, but Covid-19 has adversely impacted its migrants working in countries with strict lockdowns.
Afghan MP Fawzia Koofi

Afghans face a choice between dying from poverty or from Covid, says MP Fawzia Koofi

Speaking at a virtual conference, the Afghan MP said people were frustrated with years of war and would find it difficult to take Covid-19 seriously.
Garment Factory in Bangladesh | Wiki Commons

With a 6% growth forecast, Bangladesh is set to be world’s fastest growing economy

Bangladesh’s 6% growth forecast is lower than previously targeted 8.2% & down from 8.15% a year ago, but it’ll be an outlier in a world set to contract.
The murder of George Floyd by the police has led to angry protests in the US (representational image) | Photo: Fibonacci Blue | Wikimedia Commons

US protests raise infection fears, Bangladesh’s textile industry woes & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
A medic collects swab from the mouth of a woman resident for COVID-19 test in a containment zone at Kurla, Mumbai, Tuesday, April 14, 2020. | PTI

ICMR to review ‘wonder’ drug combo used to treat Covid patients in Bangladesh

According to doctors in Bangladesh, the combination of ivermectin and doxycycline is an effective treatment against Covid-19, with patients recovering within four days.

Cyclone Amphan shows Bangladesh the cost of delaying a $38 billion delta management plan

If nothing is done by 2050, climate change could make another 14% of Bangladesh extremely vulnerable to floods and displace some 35 million people.
BSF exchanges sweets with Bangladesh on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fir. Photo |Twitter

BSF skips customary Eid gesture with Pakistan, exchanges sweets with Bangladesh

Officials said the exchange of sweets did not take place with Pakistan Rangers due to continued incidents of cross-border terrorism on the Western front.

Cyclone Amphan has significantly weakened, now moving to Bangladesh: IMD

The IMD said that squalls with wind speed 30 to 40 kilometres per hour are very likely in Meghalaya and west Assam during the next 12 hours.
Remdesivir is an injectable drug | Representational image: Flickr

Bangladesh becomes first in the world to sell generic version of remdesivir to treat Covid

Bangladesh can produce generic versions of patented drugs under WTO provisions that grant least developed countries a waiver from seeking licenses.
Villagers walk on a road during a storm due to Cyclone Amphan at Kakdwip near Sunderbans area in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (PTI Photo)

19 million children in India & Bangladesh at imminent risk from Cyclone Amphan: UNICEF

The extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan made landfall at Digha in West Bengal and Bangladesh on Wednesday, leaving a trail of destruction.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.