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Bangladesh: Briton Cleared in Café Attack Lingers in Jail

Bangladesh: Briton Cleared in Café Attack Lingers in Jail By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Jul 26, 2018  A Dhaka court on Thursday again denied bail to a British man jailed for two years in the Holey Artisan café attack although police had cleared him of suspicion this week, while legal experts warned that securing his […]

A blood-soaked shirt depicts the real picture of Bangladesh Freedom House by Minar Rashid  26 July 2016 As per Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a Washington-based research and advisory organization, more than 75 billion dollars have been siphoned from a poor country like Bangladesh during the last nine years of Sheikh Hasina’s tenure as prime minister. […]

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Beating suspects not crimes Md Shahnawaz Khan Chandan Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo (staged) “Mother, seek mercy for me from the Prime Minister. Tell her that I am a regular student and that I am not involved with any political party. Please entreat her to revoke my remand. Please tell them not to beat me.” […]

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Grim lives of Bangladesh’s modern-day slaves Global report reveals low wages, poor labor practices and dangerous conditions for many workers Tannery workers on duty in unhealthy conditions in Savar, a suburb of capital Dhaka, on July 10. The Global Slavery Index 2018 says 592,000 Bangladeshis are modern-day slaves. (Photo by Stephan Uttom/ucanews.com) Stephan Uttom, Dhaka […]

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Citizens’ rights group Sushasoner Jonyo Nagorik has accused the Election Commission of organising polls the way the government wants it to. The Citizens for Good Governance or SHUJAN made the allegation at a news briefing in Dhaka on Wednesday ahead of the July 30 elections to Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barishal city corporations SHUJAN President M […]

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The RMG industry has experienced phenomenal growth Rajib Dhar We need to strike a balance between social needs, ability to pay, and macroeconomic issues Revising the minimum wage for garment workers has become an important topic on two counts: Public policy perspective, and political perspective. As part of public policy, it reflects with various macroeconomic scenarios, […]

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File photo of Rezwanul Haque Special Olympics International His disappearance on July 19 prompted a search Bangladeshi athlete Rezwanul Haque, who went missing in Chicago last week, has been found safe. The member of the Bangladesh Special Olympics team was found with his relatives in Akron, approximately 360 miles east of Chicago, on Tuesday, reports the […]

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