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Spl provision for allowing child marriage made

Parliament on Monday passed the Child Marriage Restraint Bill amid protests from opposition making a special provision for allowing underage marriages under ‘special circumstances.’ Once the bill is transformed into an act with president’s assent, it will replace the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929. The bill stipulates tougher punishment for spouses marrying underage girls and […]

The government actively considers withdrawing a ban it had imposed last year on the operation of six private refineries for supplying natural gas condensate to petrol pumps illegally. Natural-gas condensate is a low-density mixture of hydrocarbon liquids present as gaseous components in the raw natural gas extracted from gas fields. Use of condensate as fuel […]

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A Rohingya refugee child works on a new house at an unregistered refugee camp in Kutupalang in Cox’s Bazar on Monday. — Reuters photo Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar have told how government forces gang-raped women, slit people’s throats and threw children into burning houses, a UN envoy has said after a mission […]

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Women in South Asian politics have not empowered women Despite many prominent female politicians, a big sex divide endures  ON THE Indian subcontinent, as in no other part of the world, women have risen to the pinnacle of politics. Indira Gandhi of India, Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan and Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar are […]

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 Minar Rashid . ‘আম্মা ডাবল’-এর জ্বালা এবং অবৈধতার ভার ( দৈনিক নয়া দিগন্তে প্রকাশিত উপ-সম্পাদকীয় কলাম) একজন মানুষ যখন অন্যকে গালি দেয়, অভিশাপ দেয়, ভেঙচি কাটে কিংবা কটুকথা বলে, তখন তাতে ওই ব্যক্তির প্রতি তার আক্রোশ, ক্ষোভ, হতাশা, হিংসা ইত্যাদিই প্রকাশ পায়। সাধারণত অশান্তি বা আনকমফোর্টে থাকা ব্যক্তি অধিকতর কমফোর্টে থাকা ব্যক্তির প্রতি এ ধরনের রসায়ন […]

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কার্গিলে নিহত সেনার মেয়ের মন্তব্যে ভারতে হৈচৈ শুভজ্যোতি ঘোষবিবিসি বাংলা, দিল্লিছবির কপিরাইটARKO DATTA Image captionকারগিল যুদ্ধে ভারতীয় বাহিনীর গোলাবর্ষণ কার্গিল যুদ্ধে নিহত এক ভারতীয় সেনার মেয়ের সোশাল মিডিয়াতে করা মন্তব্যকে নিয়ে শুরু হয়েছে ‘দেশপ্রেম-বিতর্ক’ আর হুমকি – যাতে যোগ দিয়েছেন ক্রিকেটার থেকে শুরু করে বিজেপি নেতা এমনকি মন্ত্রী পর্যন্ত অনেকেই। গুরমেহার কাউর নামে নিহত ভারতীয় […]

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The leader of transport workers on Monday afternoon withdrew their indefinite strike in 10 districts of Khulna protesting the life-term imprisonment of a bus driver in a case filed over a road accident that killed five people, including filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier. The decision was made after a meeting of Workers’ Union […]

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Bangladesh national cricket team left Dhaka for their month long tour of Sri Lanka today. Members of the Bangladesh team departed from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport today at around 2 pm on a flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Tigers captain Mushfiqur Rahim was optimistic about his team’s chances in the island nation, given that […]

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The High Court today directed the government to stop production and marketing of antibiotic penicillin and hormone drugs of 28 companies including Amico and Decent pharmaceuticals by 72 hours as those are substandard and injurious to public health. The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned of the government to explain in four […]

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Wahida Sifat. — New Age photo A Dhaka court on Monday awarded the husband of Rajshahi University student Wahida Sifat 10 years’ of rigorous imprisonment in a case filed over the death of his wife. The court acquitted three accused from the case. Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 Judge Sayeed Ahmed passed the verdict on Monday […]

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Bangladesh today recognised Kosovo as an independent country. The cabinet approved a foreign ministry proposal for the recognition of The Republic of Kosovo as a sovereign and independent country. With the approval, Bangladesh has become the 114th country to recognise the independence of Kosovo, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters after the weekly cabinet […]

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Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. — UNB file photo Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday alleged that the newly formed Election Commission is operating same as the previous one. BNP candidates of local polls at Kolapara, Pabna were facing different problems during submission of their nomination paper and electoral campaign, Rizvi told reporters at […]

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