South Asia

South Asia or Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent. The current territories of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka form South Asia

WB projects 1.6pc GDP growth for Bangladesh in 2020-21

Bangladesh's GDP growth will be 1.6 per cent in the running 2020-21 fiscal, World Bank on Thursday forecast in its twice-a-year-regional update.


Shringla’s visit to Dhaka more than vaccine diplomacy

What did Bangladesh do to take part in the initiatives of other countries that are way ahead in production of COVID-19 vaccine before expressing its interest in joining human trial of vaccines being ...

Indian foreign affairs secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla (L) meets Bangladesh foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen

4 critical steps for fighting a historic remittance decline in South Asia

Remittances serve as lifelines between migrant workers and their families back home. Unfortunately, as a result of disruptions caused by COVID-19, the World Bank predicts that remittance flows will ...

Bangladeshi migrant workers

Mental health of Singapore migrant workers from Bangladesh, other countries in spotlight

A migrant in Singapore who self-harmed and was pictured bloodied in a stairwell has heightened concerns over the mental health of thousands of low-paid workers confined to dormitories in the ...

A migrant worker sits outside his room in a dormitory amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore on 30 April 2020


Bangladesh infection rate high among South Asian countries

Bangladesh has a higher rate of coronavirus infection than India and Pakistan, in ratio to its population. This rate soared to 76 percent after the lockdown was relaxed.

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South Asian COVID-19 patients in UK hospitals 20pc more likely to die: Study

The preliminary results showed that hospitalised South Asians were 12 years younger on average and generally had fewer pre-existing conditions.

A triage nurse waits for patients in the Emergency Department at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, 22 May 2020.

8th Liberation DocFest Bangladesh-2020 begins virtually

The Liberation War Museum, a peoples’ museum dedicated to highlighting the history of Bangladesh’s struggle for independence and its presentation to the new generation, hosts the festival

8th Liberation DocFest Bangladesh-2020 begins virtually

WHO warns of COVID-19 explosion risks in South Asia

"Particularly in South Asia, not just in India, but in Bangladesh and in Pakistan and other countries in South Asia with large dense populations, the disease has not exploded, but there is always the ...

Muslim men offer funeral prayer for a man who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during his funeral at a graveyard in New Delhi, India, 4 June 2020.

Virus traps poor Bangladeshis among foreign workers in Maldives

The government has moved 3,000 foreign workers to a temporary shelter on the industrial island of Gulhi Falhu outside Male. Thousands more are to follow but the main opposition Progressive Party of ...

This photo taken on 9 May 2020 shows foreign workers from Bangladesh gathering in an alleyway of an accommodation block after being put under quarantine to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Male

Bangladesh, other S Asian countries scramble to bring home migrant workers

Along with India, which is carrying out one of the world's biggest repatriation missions, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are rushing to establish quarantine centres and ...

Migrant workers sitting at Doha’s waterfront in Qatar, on 18 August 2018
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