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Case under Official Secrets Act

Journalist Rozina Islam appears in court

Prothom Alo journalist Rozina Islam on Tuesday appeared before a court in a case filed under Penal Code and Official Secrets Act

Journalist Rozina Islam appears in court

Crime cannot be quelled by ‘gunfights’

Why can the law enforcement agencies not arrest the accused alive? There is no answer to that


Rohingya sue Facebook for $150bn over hate speech

The legal complaint argues that Facebook’s algorithms drive susceptible users to join ever-more extreme groups, a situation that is “open to exploitation by autocratic politicians and regimes”

Smoke is seen on the Myanmar border as Rohingya refugees walk on the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh on 11 September 2017

US, West blast Taliban over reported 'summary killings' of ex-security forces

The United States on Saturday led a group of Western nations and allies in condemnation of the Taliban over the "summary killings" of former members of the Afghan security forces reported by rights ...

Afghan armed men supporting the Afghan security forces against the Taliban stand with their weapons and Humvee vehicles at Parakh area in Bazarak, Panjshir province on 19 August 2021.

Afghan babies succumb to hunger as winter descends

The Doctors Without Borders (MSF)-run facility in Herat, western Afghanistan's biggest city, seeks to help the community cope with a public health system on its last legs, hobbled by the withdrawal ...

This picture taken on 22 November, 2021 shows Edi Maa holding her baby receiving treatment for malnutrition at a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) nutrition centre in Herat

Violence against women, children

1,002 cases filed in 20 districts in Jan-Oct: Rights alliance

As many as 1,002 cases were filed over violence against women and children in 20 districts of the country from January to October this year, a rights body alliance said.

1,002 cases filed in 20 districts in Jan-Oct: Rights alliance

Clearing Afghanistan's landmines one careful step a time

About 41,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or wounded by landmines and unexploded ordnance since 1988, according to the United Nations Mine Action Service

This picture taken on 9 November, 2021 shows deminers from the HALO Trust working in Nad-e-Ali village in Helmand province

I’m in favour of crossfire: State minister for industries

I’m in favour of crossfire because hundreds of thousands of people pass sleepless nights because of criminals, says state minister for industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder

I’m in favour of crossfire: State minister for industries

Migrant workers from Bangladesh suffer under Singapore Covid curbs

More than 300,000 migrant workers, many of them from South Asia, live in dorms in the prosperous city-state, where they are typically packed into shared rooms and sleep on bunk beds

Migrant workers from Bangladesh and India wearing protective masks do grocery shopping before tighter measures are implemented to curb the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, at Little India, in Singapore, 5 April 2020

What is to be done with 'stranded Pakistanis'?

The Pakistan government cannot evade their historical responsibility towards these people either. They certainly have much to do for these affected persons

The 135,000sq.ft. Geneva Camp in Dhaka, where three persons live per square foot
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