Urgent action needed to end pandemic of femicide and violence against women: UN expert By Diplomatic Correspondent | Last Updated: 23rd November, 2020, 20:56

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the UN expert issues a statement

Urgent action needed to end pandemic of femicide and violence against women, says UN expert

Woman held in city for ‘spreading rumour on 'facebook’ Woman held in city for ‘spreading rumour on 'facebook’

The arrestee has been identified as Mahzabin, 28, wife of Mohammad Riasat


Cattle traders, passengers suffer in Goalanda ferry ghat Cattle traders, passengers suffer in Goalanda ferry ghat

Ferry ghat officials blamed pre-Eid extra pressures of vehicular movements, lack of navigability and strong currents in the river for long tailbacks


Brac official, 2 others killed in Naogaon, Gazipur, Jhenaidah road crashes Brac official, 2 others killed in road crashes in 3 districts

In Naogaon, a Brac official was killed in a road accident on Patnitala-Mahadebpur regional highway in Patnitalaupazila headquarters


Foreign Minister Mahmood Ali will attend  Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s funeral today FM to attend Vajpayee’s funeral today

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS with a kidney tract infection and chest congestion on June 11, died on Thursday


4 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi Arabia road crash 4 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi Arabia road crash

All deceased hailed from Sandwip of Chattogram


Vajpayee, a great friend of Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina

Vajpayee, a great friend of Bangladesh: PM

Vajpayee, also a senior BJP politician, passed away at All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Thursday at the age of 93


Bangladesh won’t see killers reign again: PM Bangladesh won’t see killers reign again: PM

The premier seeks people’s vigilance “as a vested quarter is genealogically conspiring against the country to play foul with the people's fate"


President shocked at Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death President shocked at Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death

“His (Vajpayee’s) contribution to the development of this region will ever be remembered with due respect,” the President says in a condolence message


Eden College student on 3-day remand Eden College student on 3-day remand

On August 12, students seeking quota reform threatened to go for tougher movement if their three-point demand is not met by August 31


Chinese students invited to explore Bangladesh beauty Chinese students invited to explore Bangladesh beauty

Around 60 students from different provinces of China participated in the event along with their teachers


Government for examining potentials of small-scale nuclear power plants Govt for examining potentials of nuclear power plants

Bangladesh Power and Energy Research Council (PERC) will provide all necessary supports in this regard


Arresting female students an appalling sign: BNP Arresting female students an appalling sign: BNP

Ruhul Kabir Rizvi comes up with the remark while speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office


Khaleda also involved in August-15 carnage conspiracy: Prime Minister    Khaleda also involved in Aug-15 carnage conspiracy: PM

Sheikh Hasina makes the remark while addressing a discussion organised by Awami League at BICC marking the National Mourning Day


Government seeks EoI for 19.6-km underground, elevated metro rail Govt seeks EoI for underground rail

The MRT Line-5 will run on Hemayetpur-Baliarpur-Madhumati-Amin Bazzar-Gabtoli-Dar-Us-Salam-Mirpur-l-Mirpur-l0-Mirpur-l4-Kochukhet-Banani-Gulshan-2


People urged to slaughter animals at designated spots People urged to slaughter animals at designated spots

A total 2,954 spots have been designated this year in 11 city corporations of the country for slaughtering sacrificial animals during Eid-ul-Azha


Golam Sarwar laid to rest; given state honour Samakal Editor Golam Sarwar laid to rest

The Samakal editor was given state honour before the burial at Mirpur Martyred Intellectual Graveyard this afternoon


Nazrul Islam made secretary to PMO Nazrul Islam made secretary to PMO

The Public Administration Ministry has issued a gazette notification in this regard


ACC quizzes 7 Petrobangla officials ACC quizzes 7 Petrobangla officials

The disappearance of coal came to light on July 22, when a team from the Power Development Board visited the coal mine


Question leak: HC orders cancellation of Janata Bank recruitment test HC orders cancellation of Janata Bank recruitment test

The High Court asks the authorities concerned to hold the examination afresh as soon as possible


Dhaka-Sylhet highway blocked over girl’s death in road crash Dhaka-Sylhet highway blocked over girl’s death in road crash

The killer bus could not be detected yet, says the assistant police superintendent adding that highway police are deployed to find him out


Work plan of Rakhine enquiry commission discussed Work plan of Rakhine enquiry commission discussed

The government of Myanmar had announced the establishment of the independent commission of enquiry on July 30


No dialogue with political parties ahead of elections: EC secretary 'No dialogue with political parties ahead of elections'

EC secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed says the schedule for the 11th parliamentary elections will be announced in the first week of November


12 private university students denied bail 12 private university students denied bail

Metropolitan Magistrate Laskar Shohel Rana passes the order after hearing their bail petitions


Journalists pay tributes to Golam Sarwar Journalists pay tributes to Golam Sarwar

Sarwar breathed his last around 9:25 pm (BST) on Monday while undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital at the age of 75


Passengers suffer as tailback on Dhaka-Chattogram highway continues Tailback on Dhaka-Chattogram highway continues

The tailback stretches from Meghna-Gumti Bridge toll plaza to Jinglatoli in Daudkandi upazila


Industries Minister leaves for India to open International Mega Trade Fair Industries Minister leaves for India to open Int’l Mega Trade Fair

The Industries Minister is expected to return home on August 18


People pay last tributes to Golam Sarwar People pay last tributes to Golam Sarwar

Sarwar breathed his last around 9:25 pm (BST) on Monday while undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital at the age of 75


Missing schoolboy found dead in Savar; 2 held Missing schoolboy found dead in Savar; 2 held

The deceased is identified as Rohan Islam Abid, 9, son of Afzal Hossain and a class I student of Kids University School


Body of Golam Sarwar kept at Shaheed Minar Body of Golam Sarwar kept at Shaheed Minar

Golam Sarwar, Editor of Bangla daily Samakal who passed away in Singapore on Monday, will be buried at the Mirpur martyred intellectuals graveyard


Six ‘drug traders’ held with 2.7 lakh Yaba tablets in city Six ‘drug traders’ held with 2.7 lakh Yaba tablets in city

One of the arrestees is identified as Jahir Ahmed, a listed drug trader of Teknaf while the identities of the others could not be known yet


Pickup van driver, helper killed in Sylhet road crash 2 killed in Sylhet road crash

The deceased were identified as Al-Amin, hailing from Sadhurgaon village in Biswanath upazila and the helper Samsuddin, 17


Samakal editor Golam Sarwar will be buried at martyred graveyard  today Golam Sarwar to be buried at martyred graveyard

He breathed his last at 9.25pm (Bangladesh time) at the Singapore General Hospital where he was being treated for various ailments


PM, family members join milad at Dhanmondi-32 PM, family members join milad at Dhanmondi-32

Bangabandhu's younger daughter Sheikh Rehana, PM's daughter Saima Wazed Hossain Putul join the milad


52 cases filed, 99 held on violence, rumour charges 52 cases filed, 99 held on violence, rumour charges

Police file 52 cases with different police stations in the capital Dhaka in over two weeks’ time in connection with violence and rumour mongering


Patuakhali schoolgirl killed after ‘rape’ Patuakhali schoolgirl killed after ‘rape’

The victim is identified Eva, 11, a student of Mohipur High School and daughter of carpenter Ismail Hossain of the village


National Mourning Day Observed National Mourning Day Observed

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the nation in paying homage to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his portrait at Dhanmondi


UIU student goes missing in city UIU student goes missing in city

Officer-in-charge of Badda police station Rafiqul Islam says Fatema Nizam, the mother of Afrin, came to the police station at around 2 am


BNP observes Khaleda’s ‘74th birthday’ thru’ prayers BNP observes Khaleda’s ‘74th birthday’ thru’ prayers

The party arranges a milad mahfil at the party's Nayapaltan central office around 11:30am on the occasion


Prime Minister joins milad for Bangabandhu PM joins milad for Bangabandhu

A special munajat is offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Bangabandhu, Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib and other martyrs

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