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Tuesday, 04 October 2016
On the morning of August 4, Bangladesh businessman Hummam Quader Chowdhury was on his way to attend a court hearing in Old Dhaka when, as his car stopped at a traffic light, a group of men in plainclothes, who said they were from the detective branch of the police, orde...
Monday, 03 October 2016
Some 175 people were killed across the country in September this year, according to a report released by Bangladesh Human Rights Commission.  The commission said it prepared the report based on information it received from its district, upazila and municipalit...
Monday, 03 October 2016
Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM), will be observed on October 12 as the Muharram moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky yesterday. The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meet...
Sunday, 02 October 2016
Syeda Afifa Azam was at home with her son, Amaan Azmi, on 22 August when 30 officers of the Bangladeshi Detective Branch stormed her house in Moghbazar, Dhaka. Syeda, 83, lost her husband Ghulam Azam in 2014 and now had to watch her son being dragged into a van and driv...
Saturday, 01 October 2016
One hundred and fifty people were killed in crossfire and law enforcement agencies\' custody in the last nine months, says an Ain o Salsih Kendra (ASK) report.Sixty-one of them were killed in crossfire involving police, 34 involving Rapid Action Battalion, 11 involving ...
Friday, 30 September 2016
Security forces in Bangladesh are deliberately shooting members and supporters of opposition parties in the leg, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Victims explained that police shot them in custody and then falsely claimed that they were shot...
Thursday, 29 September 2016
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) demanded the government immediately formulate a law over the appointment of Election Commission (EC) before forming a new one to ensure its credibility. In a statement, TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman said, “...
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
With India looking to completely seal the Indo-Bangla border in Assam soon, a top Bangladeshi security commander has said his country has decided to erect a barbed wire fence along the border with India and Myanmar. Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Ba...
Sunday, 25 September 2016
A Bangladeshi cattle trader was gunned down by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Thatkoraibari border point in Raumari upazila of Kurigram district early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Taharul,30, son of Boktarkari, a resident of the area. Offic...
Sunday, 25 September 2016
Traffic congestion in the capital eats up around Tk 20,000 crore a year, an expert said yesterday, quoting a government report. Some 32 lakh business hours are also lost to the curse every day. Prof Akter Mahmud of Jahangirnagar University\'s Urban and Regional Planni...
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Elections are the only instrument of democratic and peaceful transfer of power with the consent and choice of the majority. Therefore, the rights to vote and participate in elections are part of the basic human rights. Human rights and democratic principles are valued w...
Friday, 23 September 2016
Two Bangladeshi cattle traders were shot dead by Border Security Force (BSF) of India in Rowmari of Kurigram and Maheshpur of Jhenaidah border areas on early Friday. Our Kurigram correspondent reported that the deceased who was shot dead at Goytapara border in Rowari i...
Friday, 23 September 2016
Six Bangladeshi migrant workers, including two brothers, were killed and another was injured in a road accident in Saudi Arabia yesterday.The accident occurred around 11:30am (Saudi local time) when a car carrying the workers collided head-on with another car in eastern...
Thursday, 22 September 2016
The European Union (EU) has said attacks on freedom of expression in Bangladesh ‘multiplied’ in 2015. Intimidation of journalists and editors also increased, while measures were taken to undermine the economic viability of some prominent newspapers, said the...
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
A new ranking has revealed that Bangladeshi passports across the globe did not amount to much as it ranked 88th in 2016 Passport Index. The ranking is based on three tiers, the first being the Visa-Free Score (VFS), which includes visa-free and visa on arrival privile...
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