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Saturday, 27 August 2016
Committee to Protect Journalists has called upon Bangladesh authorities to scrap the proposed cyber security law saying it would “stifle local media freedom”. The proposed legislation, if passed, would have a stifling effect on media freedom in Banglad...
Saturday, 27 August 2016
The hijab or the headscarf has been made optional part of Scotland Police\'s uniform in an attempt to attract more women Muslim recruits to the force, which currently has less black and Asian representation. Previously officers could wear the religious headscarf with a...
Friday, 26 August 2016
New York-based influential daily The New York Times on Tuesday alleged that the use of unlawful detention and disappearance has become the tactic of choice of Bangladesh government to deal with the opposition. “The use of unlawful detention and disappearance has ...
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday adjourned the hearing till Sunday (August 28) on the petition filed by central leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Mir Quasem Ali seeking review of its earlier verdict that upheld his death penalty. A five-member bench of the Appel...
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Human rights experts of United Nations on Tuesday urged the government of Bangladesh to annul the death sentence against central leader of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Mir Quasem Ali. They also urged the government to ‘re-try’ him in compliance with internat...
Monday, 22 August 2016
The United States is in discussion with Bangladesh about assistance package in countering terrorism and violent extremism taking Bangladesh’s need into consideration. “We’ve been refining our package and figuring out what we’re going to provide...
Sunday, 21 August 2016
A man was beaten to death allegedly by policemen in Rangpur city’s Shatmatha area yesterday. The victim was identified as Nur Nabi Miah, 35, son of Abdur Rashid of Balatary area in the city. Talking to reporters, Nabi’s wife Arjina Begum said a police team...
Sunday, 21 August 2016
A Dhaka court on Saturday placed 18 alleged leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir on remand for different terms in a case filed under Special Power Act. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sajjadur Rahman granted three-day remand fo...
Saturday, 20 August 2016
The rise of the Islamic State or IS has had an impact, both direct and indirect, on global politics as a whole and well as on the internal politics of individual countries. There have been overt attacks and covert campaigns, and almost all countries are now having to re...
Saturday, 20 August 2016
The police on Friday rounded up 18 people including women from the capital’s Islamic International Islamic School and College, a private educational institution run by executed Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Shaheed Maulana Matiur Rahman Nizami’s wife. According to ...
Thursday, 18 August 2016
The country has ranked 117th out of 128 nations in the Global Innovation Index 2016. The Global Innovation Index aka GII is an annual ranking of countries by their capacity for, and success in, innovation. In 2015, Bangladesh’s position was 129 out of 141 but th...
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Immediate after the incident, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami condemned the killing of two Bangladeshis, including an imam of the local mosque, in Queens, New York on Saturday. Police suspect this is a hate crime.    This twin murder took place at a time when ant...
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Turkish ambassador to Bangladesh Devrim Ozturk said his country does not have any intention to interfere in Bangladesh\'s internal affairs but underlined that capital punishment is not the way for social reconciliation. Describing Turkish relations with Bangladesh as &...
Monday, 15 August 2016
If the proposed new Rampal coal-fired power plant is a ‘dream project\' for India, then, as currently conceived, it stands to become a nightmare for Bangladesh. The warning came in an article published in The Ecologist, a UK-based specialised magazine. It said t...
Sunday, 14 August 2016
(New York) – Bangladeshi authorities should immediately end the illegal detentions of Mir Qasem Ali and Humman Qader Chowdhury, arrested respectively on August 9 and August 4, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.  Police stand guard in fr...
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