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Bangladesh rape laws need overhaul to ensure justice, campaigners say

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Bangladesh must reform its archaic laws on rape to help boost convictions and instill confidence in victims who are often too afraid to seek justice, a legal aid group said on Monday. Over the last decade, the South Asian nation has implemented programmes to help support victims of sexual […]

Three-wheeled rickshaws are one of the well-known trade marks of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. It is one of the most important modes of transport in the country – millions of people use these rickshaws to commute every day. There are an estimated million rickshaws in Bangladesh and Dhaka is considered to be the rickshaw capital […]

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Bangladeshi police arrested four suspected members of Islamic State in the capital, Dhaka, on Monday, including a regional coordinator for the militant group who told police they had been trained inPakistan. Reports of the growing influence of Islamic State, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq, have raised alarm bells across South Asia, though it […]

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An 18-year-old man has been killed and at least 30 injured in Bangladesh following petrol bomb attacks linked to the country’s disputed elections. The violence in Bangladesh has escalated since January 5 when protests broke out over the elections which was boycotted by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, who said it would be rigged. They […]

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