Images of police beating Black man shameful for France: Macron

The beating inside the entrance of a building was captured on closed circuit television and mobile phone footage, which has circulated widely online and has made headlines around Europe

Tear gas floats in the air as a protestor attends a demonstration against a bill that would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer's face, in Nantes, France, on 27 November 2020

Two minors among 3 injured while burning effigy of France president Macron

Three people including two children sustained burn injuries while they were burning the effigy of French president Emmanuel Macron protesting at his comments on Islam

Protesters set an effigy of French president Emmanuel Macron on fire during an anti-France demonstration in Dhaka on 2 November 2020

Foreign secretary urges all to be patient, not to mix up religious, economic issues

Bangladesh has urged all sides to exercise freedom of expression responsibly and refrain from hurting anybody’s religious sentiment in the name of freedom of expression

Supporters and activists of the Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, an islamist political party, march towards a French embassy as they take part in a protest calling for the boycott of French products and denouncing French president Emmanuel Macron for his comments over Prophet Mohammed's caricatures, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 2 November 2020

Indefinite strike by lighterage vessel workers disrupts works at Chattogram port

In response to the strike, workers and activists of the eight organisations under the Federation refrained from joining their work since midnight

Lighterage vessels

Against barbarity

Gap between crime and justice must be bridged

Calling a punishment exemplary after delivering it all on a sudden hides the weakness of the rule of law. We should demand real punishment in every case. That will abate crimes.

Syed Manzoorul Islam

Spate of rape ‘tarnished nation’s dignity: BNP

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir called upon the people of all walks of life to get united to protect the existence of the country and remove the current ‘monstrous’ regime

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

Countrywide protests as fury spreads over rape incidents

People took to the streets and social networking sites to register their strong protests. Women blacked out their Facebook profile photos condemning the incidents of violence against women

Different social and cultural organisations form human chain and demonstrate at Kandirpar, Cumilla on 6 October 2020 demanding capital punishment of all the rapists as the incident of rape and gang rape is on the rise in the country

Russian loan won’t keep Lukashenko afloat for long

Lukashenko, whose security forces have arrested thousands of opposition supporters demanding his resignation, secured the financial lifeline from Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Black Sea ...

Russia's president Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting in Sochi, Russia on 14 September 2020

Interview: Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque

‘An abnormal political situation prevails in the country’

Educationist, thinker and professor, Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque, in an interview with Prothom Alo, talks about the system of government, politics, society, education and the future of Bangladesh.

Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque

Safe road directives only in papers

Almost two years have passed since prime minister Sheikh Hasina issued directives seeking long distance transport to have at least two drivers each and for restrooms to be built along highways, but ...

A microbus falls into a ditch killing eight people in Fulpur, Mymensingh.
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