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  • Kibria murder: Babar, Hannan among 32 indicted

    Kibria murder: Babar, Hannan among 32 indicted

    A Sylhet court today framed 32 people in the murder case of Awami League leader and former finance minister SAMS Kibria. Ex-state minister Lutfozzaman Babar, former Sylhet mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury and Huji leader Mufti Hannan are among those indi…
    - 13 Sep 15, 11:40am -
  • NoVatOnEducation student movement is on the rise

    NoVatOnEducation student movement is on the rise

    Should there be value-added tax on education? This is the talk of the country in Bangladesh these days. On Thursday, September 10, 2015, agitating students of private universities staged rallies across the capital Dhaka, protesting the police action…
    - 13 Sep 15, 11:34am -
  • Bangladesh launches drive against pirated software of Microsoft

    Bangladesh launches drive against pirated software of Microsoft

    The law enforcement agencies in a recent drive have recovered 69 laptops installed with pirated software of Microsoft from Flora Telecom and nabbed two persons in this connection. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Task Force and Copyright officials…
    - 13 Sep 15, 11:31am -
  • Bangladesh national dead in Friday’s Makkah Masjid Al-Haram crane mishap

    Bangladesh national dead in Friday’s Makkah Masjid Al-Haram crane mishap

    The Bangladesh Hajj office in Makkah has confirmed the death of a Bangladeshi pilgrim in the crane mishap in Masjid Al-Haram. Consul of Hajj Jahirul Islam said on Sunday Md Abul Kashem, 45, from Chittagong, was missing since Friday’s disaster. Dr F…
    - 13 Sep 15, 11:27am -
  • Libya boat capsize: 27 Bangladeshis may return on Sep 17

    Libya boat capsize: 27 Bangladeshis may return on Sep 17

    A total of 27 Bangladeshis, who survived after two boats capsized off Libyan coast on August 24, may return home on September 17. The rescued migrants may reach Dhaka from Libya by a Turkish Airline, ASM Ashraful Islam, counsellor (labour) at Banglad…
    - 13 Sep 15, 10:41am -
  • 10 children ‘rescued’ from a city flat

    10 children ‘rescued’ from a city flat

    Police “rescued” 10 children from a flat in the city’s Banashree area yesterday and arrested four people. The arrestees are Arifur Rahman, 24, Hasibul Hasan Sabuj, 19, Zakia Sultana, 22, and Feroz Alam Khan Shuvo, 21. The children are between n…
    - 12 Sep 15, 8:30pm -
  • Wage movement against govt attempt to send Khaleda to jail: discussion

    Wage movement against govt attempt to send Khaleda to jail: discussion

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders and professionals on Saturday urged the BNP leaders and activists to wage a strong peaceful movement against government attempt to hold election sending the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to jail. At a discussion at…
    - 12 Sep 15, 8:14pm -
  • খোঁচাখুঁচি ; শরীক ‘নো’, প্রতিপক্ষ ‘ইয়েস’
    মহাজোটের শরীকদের নিয়ে খোঁচাখুঁচি না করার পরামর্শ দিয়েছেন আওয়ামী লীগের সভানেত্রী ও অবৈধ প্রধা…
    - 12 Sep 15, 8:12pm -
  • 80 killed in gas cylinder explosion in India

    80 killed in gas cylinder explosion in India

    Over 80 people were killed and 80 injured in a gas cylinder explosion at a restaurant near Jhabua of Indian state of Madhya Pradesh today. The two-storey building housing the restaurant collapsed due to the explosion. Officials suspect many people co…
    - 12 Sep 15, 9:32am -
  • US will take in 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year: White House

    US will take in 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year: White House

    President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year, the White House saidon Thursday. It is the first specific commitment the United States has made toward increasing its acc…
    - 12 Sep 15, 9:30am -

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  • Myanmar's genocide against Rohingya not over, says rights group
    Lawyers and activists say persecution of Muslims is continuing despite UN actionMyanmar is continuing to commit genocide against Rohingya Muslims in breach of orders by the UN’s top court, according to human rights lawyers and activists.The interna…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 2:07pm -
  • When it comes to a family trauma, who gets to tell the story?
    When Fariha Róisín started writing Like a Bird, she thought the traumatic event at its heart was just a dream. She explores the weight of a family secretIn her 1861 account Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs exposed her sexual ab…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Nov 20, 8:45am -
  • Children in UK lag behind international counterparts in healthy development
    Global study on data of children from 193 countries shows lack of access to nutritious food among reasons for divergences Poor access to nutritious food for UK schoolchildren and adolescents is the reason they are falling behind in healthy developmen…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Nov 20, 6:30pm -
  • Protests grow across Muslim world against French president Emmanuel Macron – video report
    Demonstrations are growing across the Muslim world against the French president Emmanuel Macron and his perceived attacks on Islam and the prophet Muhammad.In Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, about 40,000 people were involved in a demonstration organi…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 10:36am -
  • Anger towards Emmanuel Macron grows in Muslim world
    Protests take place in several countries against French president in aftermath of crackdownOn the front page of a hardline Iranian newspaper, he was the “Demon of Paris”. In the streets of Dhaka he was decried as a leader who “worships Satan”…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 1:00am -
  • Muslim backlash against Macron gathers pace after police raids
    Iran calls France’s response to teacher’s killing ‘unwise’ amid protests across Muslim worldThe backlash against Emmanuel Macron following his insistence that publication of caricatures of the prophet Muhammad is fundamental to freedom of spe…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 8:26am -
  • ‘We do not get a chance at happiness’: the Bangladeshi fishermen caught by debt
    Hilsa fishermen must borrow to buy equipment but have to sell their catch at a low price to moneylenders – creating a generational debt trapKalam Sheikh’s life revolves around the few months when he goes in search of Bangladesh’s prized hilsa f…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Oct 20, 3:45am -
  • Croatia denies migrant border attacks after new reports of brutal pushbacks
    Instances of alleged beatings and sexual assaults against asylum seekers continue to blight special unitsCroatia has dismissed allegations of violence by its border patrol after new reports emerged this week of border police allegedly beating, robbin…
    - 33 days ago, 23 Oct 20, 5:31am -
  • To tackle sexual violence in Bangladesh the culture of victim blaming must end
    There are still those who ask ‘what was she wearing’. An urgent conversation is needed about toxic masculinity and consentThere has been growing outrage among Bangladeshi citizens over the past two weeks at a string of gruesome gang rapes and sex…
    - 37 days ago, 19 Oct 20, 2:45am -
  • Bangladesh approves death penalty for rape after protests
    Move comes after nationwide demonstrations sparked by series of sexual assaultsBangladesh will introduce the death penalty for rape cases, after several high-profile sexual assaults prompted a wave of protests across the country in recent weeks.Speak…
    - 44 days ago, 12 Oct 20, 3:07pm -
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