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  • Bangladesh: Scrap Draconian Elements of Digital Security Act

    Bangladesh: Scrap Draconian Elements of Digital Security Act

    Expand Bangladesh's President Abdul Hamid (3rd R) and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (2nd L) walk near female members of the Bangladesh army at the national parade ground in Dhaka on…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights concerning Bangladesh
    We write in advance of your upcoming review of Bangladesh’s compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).  Related Content Submission to the CESCR concerning Bangladesh Human Right…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Bangladesh: End Crackdown on Opposition Supporters

    Bangladesh: End Crackdown on Opposition Supporters

    Expand Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia waves to activists as she arrives for a rally in Dhaka in this file picture taken January 20, 2014. A Bangla…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Letter from Human Rights Watch to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
    Dear Prime Minister Hasina,We write to request you to take urgent steps to confirm the whereabouts and seek the release of the men currently detained by Bangladesh law enforcement or intelligence agencies outside the authority of the courts. We urge…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Bangladesh: Investigate Fate of ‘Disappeared’

    Bangladesh: Investigate Fate of ‘Disappeared’

    Expand Relatives hold portraits of disappeared family members at an event calling for the end of enforced disappearances, killings, and abductions, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 30,…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Bangladesh: Transgender Men Fear for Their Safety
    In October 2017 Human Rights Watch interviewed six transgender men living in different parts of Bangladesh. All of them spoke of bullying at school, barriers to employment, difficulty accessing health care, as well as harassment and verbal abuse in b…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Bangladesh: Impunity Endures for Rights Violations

    Bangladesh: Impunity Endures for Rights Violations

    Expand A Rohingya refugee stands next to a pond in the early morning at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh December 26, 2017.  © 2017 Mar…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Burma: Methodical Massacre at Rohingya Village
    The Burmese army carried out systematic killings and rape of several hundred Rohingya Muslims in Tula Toli village in Rakhine State on August 30, 2017. The massacre was part of the military’s campaign of ethnic cleansing that has forced more than…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Bangladesh
    Beginning in late August, Bangladesh received a massive influx of over 655,000 Rohingya refugees escaping a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Burmese military after a militant attack in Rakhine State, Burma. Bangladesh sought urgent international h…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Garment Industry

    Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Garment Industry

    “Whore.... Do you think this is a brothel? You must meet the production demand here. If you want to continue to work here, listen to us.”This nasty threat is a snapshot of the harassment that supervisors and managers heap on many Bangladeshi gar…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

Huffington Post: Bangladesh

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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 -

The Economist: Bangladesh

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The Guardian: Bangladesh News

  • 'Hate-filled' narratives target minorities globally, says Amnesty International
    Human rights group says Rohingya’s experience is emblematic of violent trend against vulnerable groupsThe entrenched “apartheid” of the Rohingya people in Myanmar, which in 2017 erupted into a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign, is emblematic of…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 12:01am -
  • Sister of Bangladeshi student accused of Melbourne stabbing arrested in Dhaka
    Police say Asmaul Husna, 22, attacked officers with a knife when they tried to question herThe sister of a Bangladeshi student accused of stabbing a man in an alleged terrorist attack in Melbourne has been arrested in Bangladesh’s capital after pol…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Feb 18, 4:11pm -
  • Boris Johnson: let Rohingya return home when conditions are right
    UK foreign secretary visits refugee camp and calls for oversight of repatriationBoris Johnson has said Rohingya Muslim refugees should return to Myanmar only of their own accord and when the “conditions are right”.After a visit to a refugee camp…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Feb 18, 12:07pm -
  • Violent protests as opposition leader is jailed in Bangladesh
    Police clash with Khaleda Zia’s supporters outside court after judge convicts her of corruptionA judge in Bangladesh has convicted the opposition leader Khaleda Zia of corruption and sentenced her to five years in jail as police clashed with thousa…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Feb 18, 7:53am -
  • My great-great-aunt was a terrorist: women’s politics went beyond the vote | Ash Sarkar
    Pritilata Waddedar fought the British in 1930s Bengal. Her actions reveal the diversity behind the suffrage storyMy great-great-aunt was a terrorist. I’m not talking about the sense in which the pacifist Mahatma Gandhi was branded a terrorist by th…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 3:00am -
  • Witness to a massacre: the former Myanmar soldier who saw his village burn
    Nazmul Islam watched as the army prepared to attack his home in Tula Toli, where its Rohingya residents were raped and murderedAfter they finished burning the bodies, the soldiers ordered chicken curry.Nazmul Islam watched as local Buddhists set abou…
    - 20 days ago, 5 Feb 18, 12:43am -
  • Rohingya refugees on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border – in pictures
    Since last August, more than 668,000 Rohingya refugees – about 400,000 of them children – have fled Myanmar for camps over the Bangladesh border. Their makeshift shelters will be at risk from flooding and landslides in the upcoming cyclone and mo…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 4:29pm -
  • Displaced Rohingya children left in limbo by refugee crisis
    The refugee emergency along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border could have generations-long repercussions for the region and the worldThe soldiers came in the darkness to Majuma Begum’s village. She watched the soldiers work systematically through Boli B…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Rohingya refugee children at risk from monsoon season 'catastrophe'
    Heavy rain and cyclones could bring disease, flooding, landslides and further displacement to those in camps along the Bangladesh-Myanmar borderA new humanitarian crisis looms in the Rohingya refugee camps along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, with th…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Unicef appeals for record $3.6bn as wars trigger desperate need
    One in four children live in countries affected by conflict or disaster, says UN children’s agency, though billions required in assistance unlikely to be metThe UN’s children’s agency has launched its biggest emergency appeal for funding, warni…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 6:55am -
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