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‘Law enforcers’ involvement in abduction ruins state’s image’

Kazi Reazul Hoque  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday voiced concern over incidents of recent abduction and enforced disappearance. “According to the information came up in the media, a total of 52 people were either abducted or made to disappear in six months from January to June this year,” said a press release […]

A college girl has been killed after being gang-raped on a moving bus travelling from Sirajganj to Mymensingh. She was attacked on a Chhowa Paribahan bus on Friday night, the police found out after burying her as an unidentified victim at Tangail’s Modhupur. The investigation over the unclaimed body has led to the arrest of […]

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Huawei mulls over assembling smartphones in Bangladesh after the government this fiscal year slashed the customs duty for mobile parts for assembling locally. At present, the customs duty for mobile parts for local assembling is 1 percent, down from 20-25 percent previously. At the same time, the government doubled the customs duty on handset import […]

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August 30 reminds the international community that enforced disappearance is a crime and cannot be condoned under any circumstances. It is a day of reckoning not only for the near and dear ones of the victims of enforced disappearance; the day also provides an opportunity for the broader community and those at the helm of […]

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সরকারের সঙ্গে বিচার বিভাগের দ্বন্দ্বের শুরু ২২ বছর আগে ৬ প্রধান বিচারপতিই রাষ্ট্রপতির ক্ষমতা বাতিল চেয়েছিলেন 29 August 2017 মিজানুর রহমান খান ২৯ আগস্ট ২০১৭, ০৬:০০ প্রিন্ট সংস্করণ অনুসন্ধান   *  অধস্তন বিচারকদের তদারকি ক্ষমতা উচ্চ আদালতের অনধিক এক শ বিচারকের অপসারণ পদ্ধতির রায় নিয়ে বিতর্ক চলছে। কিন্তু চাপা পড়ে আছে অধস্তন আদালতের দেড় হাজার […]

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Rohingya people walk towards the makeshift shelter near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Cox’s Bazar. Reuters United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres has urged the Bangladesh authorities to continue to allow the Rohingyas fleeing violence to seek safety in Bangladesh. The UN chief made the appeal recognising that Bangladesh has hosted generously refugees from Myanmar for […]

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A court in Dhaka has sentenced Sohel Rana, the owner of collapsed Rana Plaza building, to three years in prison in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC. The graft watchdog prosecuted Rana after he failed to file his wealth details following a notice served on him. He will also have to pay […]

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Fifteen people were injured as workers of a jute mill demonstrating for their arrears clashed with police in Aturer Depot area of Chittagong city today. The workers of Amin Jute Mills also blocked the ‘Oxygen-Hathazari’road around 9:00am, reports our Chittagong correspondent quoting Osman Ghani, a sub-inspector of Bayezid Bostami Police Station. They were due for […]

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A court in Khulna has convicted a woman of murdering her 9-year-old son. In June 2016, police found the boy’s body wrapped in a sack, which was dumped in the southwestern city’s Kartikkul neighbourhood. In its verdict, delivered on Tuesday, an additional metropolitan sessions judge sentenced the woman and three others to death and acquitted […]

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Bangladesh batsmen Tamim Iqbal (L) and Mushfiqur Rahim run between the wickets on the third day of their first Test against Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday. — Sourav Losker Bangladesh handed back the control of first Test to Australia at a very crucial stage to put themselves under pressure for […]

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Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) forces have pushed back 616 Rohingyas as they attempted to enter Bangladesh through different bordering points amid escalating violence in Rakhine state following an attack by insurgents on 24 police posts and an army base. Commanding officer of BGB Battalion-2, Lt Col Ariful Islam said the Rohingyas were pushed back to […]

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