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

ACC summons ex-MDs, GMs of Barapukuria Coal Mine Company Ex-officials' of Barapukuria Coal Mine Company summoned

The ACC public relation officer says the ex-MDs and GMs have been summoned asking them to be present at ACC office on Monday and Tuesday


Quader rules out dialogue with BNP Quader rules out dialogue with BNP

The minister says BNP’s conspiracy over students’ movement came out unsuccessful and now the party is lodging complaints to foreigners


New alliance launched to monitor elections New alliance launched to monitor elections

This platform has been launched aiming to ensure transparent, free and fair elections in the country


2 schoolboys drown in Narayanganj 2 more schoolboys drown

Two schoolboys of Wills Little Flower School and College in Dhaka also drown in Ramna lake


Rangpur farmer Titu gets new car in Walton Eid offer Rangpur farmer Titu gets new car in Walton Eid offer

Titu Miah, a farmer of Rangpur’s Pirganj, has got a brand new car by purchasing a Walton brand refrigerator at installment


Eid-ul-Azha in Bangladesh on August 22 Eid-ul-Azha on Aug 22

The National Moon Sighting Committee comes up with the announcement at a meeting at Islamic Foundation’s office in Baitul Mukarram National Mosque


10-km long tailback on Dhaka-Chittagong highway 10-km long tailback on Dhaka-Chittagong highway

According to police, the tailback is created due to the construction work of railway overpass in Fatehpur area


2 school students drown in city’s Ramna Lake 2 students drown in city’s Ramna Lake

The deceased are identified as Adnan, 15, and Mahfuz, 15, students of Willes Little Flower School and College in Dhaka


Government nationalises 271 private colleges Govt nationalises 271 pvt colleges

The number of government colleges in the country now stands at 598


Protest block road as school student dies in Rangpur road crash Student dies in Rangpur road crash

Students and locals take to the street and block Kurigram-Rangpur road in protest


Quota reformists give August 31 ultimatum Quota reformists give Aug 31 ultimatum

They have threatened to go for tougher movement if their three-point demand is not met


Australia to work with Bangladesh on Rohingya issue Australia to work with Bangladesh on Rohingya issue

The Australian government has said it is committed to working with Bangladesh to support Rohingyas in need at camps in Cox’s Bazar


Kidnapped minor boy’s body found in Gazipur Kidnapped minor boy’s body found in Gazipur

The deceased is identified as Sajim Hossain, son of Selim Mia of the area


BNP to hold doa mahfil marking Khaleda’s ‘birthday on Aug 15’ BNP to hold doa mahfil marking Khaleda’s ‘birthday on Aug 15’

BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announces the programme at a miald mahfil at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office


Man to die for killing wife in Gazipur Man to die for killing wife in Gazipur

The condemned convicted is Anisur Rahman, son of Ansar Ali of Dinajpur district who used to live in Auchpara area of Tongi


Japan hopeful of resolving Rohingya crisis peacefully  Japan hopeful of resolving Rohingya crisis peacefully

Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Hiroyasu Izumi says his country supports Bangladesh for the safe repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar


Int’l conspirators of Aug 15 tragedy still active: Home Minister Int’l conspirators of Aug 15 tragedy still active: Home Minister

He says the people of Bangladesh had rightfully elected Bangabandhu’s daughter, Sheikh Hasina, in 1996 to steer the nation after 20 years of wait


Heavy vehicles advised to avoid Shimulia-Kanthalbari route Vehicles advised to avoid Shimulia-Kanthalbari route

The ferry services on the route in Lauhajang upazila were suspended on Saturday afternoon due to poor navigability


Mentally disabled man dies in Chattogram Slum fire Mentally disabled man dies in Ctg Slum fire

The victim Ahatul Islam, 32, was tied up inside his house in Shomsherpara area when the fire engulfed the entire slum


Killers of Ramiz Uddin College students to be punished: PM Sheikh Hasian Killers of Ramiz Uddin College students to be punished: PM

The Prime Minister says this while speaking at a programme at Armed Forces Medical College ground after laying the foundation stone of an underpass


3.40 lakh Yaba tablets seized in Cox’s Bazar 3.40 lakh Yaba tablets seized in Cox’s Bazar

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 3.40 lakh pieces of contraband Yaba tablets from Teknaf…


Don't pay heed to rumours: PM Sheikh Hasina urges countrymen Don't pay heed to rumours: PM urges countrymen

The Prime Minister says this while speaking at a programme at Armed Forces Medical College ground after laying the foundation stone of an underpass


PM Sheikh Hasina lays foundation of underpass near Ramiz Uddin Cantt College Foundation stone of Ramiz Uddin College underpass laid

The prime minister lays the foundation stone of the underpass at Birsaptak Point


Supreme Court upholds Khaleda’s bail in Cumilla arson case SC upholds Khaleda’s bail in Cumilla arson case

A four-member Appellate Division bench passes the order rejecting the petition filed by the state seeking stay on the HC bail order


Cattle shortage during Eid-ul-Azha unlikely Cattle shortage during Eid-ul-Azha unlikely

According to the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry, there are now 1.16 crore sacrificial animals in the country for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha


Mahmood Ali visits Maungdaw to see the progress of Rohingya Mahmood Ali visits Maungdaw to see the progress of Rohingya

Myanmar government has built 22 houses for internally displaced people and around 50 more houses for the returnees in the village


PM Sheikh Hasina lays foundation of underpass near Ramiz Uddin Cantt College  today PM lays foundation of underpass near Ramiz Uddin College today

The prime minister also presented five buses to Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College for transportation of its students


Lawyer crushed under Cumilla train Lawyer crushed under Cumilla train

The deceased is Asharey Khoda Titu, 50, son of Prof Sultan Ahammed hailing from Thakurpara Baganbari area in the town


Timely printing of textbooks uncertain Timely printing of textbooks uncertain

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3 Jubo League men shot by miscreants in Wari 3 Jubo League men shot by miscreants in Wari

Witnesses took the injured to Dhaka Medical College Hospital


2 arrested for ‘raping’ Bogura nurse 2 arrested for ‘raping’ Bogura nurse

Police arrested them after the victim filed a case with Dupchachia Police Station


Election Commission capable of holding fair polls: Ershad EC capable of holding fair polls: Ershad

The Jatiya Party chairman says this at a press conference arranged at the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh in the capital


Ruling party established a ‘reign of terror’: BNP Ruling party established a ‘reign of terror’: BNP

Fakhrul also alleged that the government has continued attacks and repression on BNP leaders and activists to politically harass and humiliate them


90 percent people violate traffic rules: DMP chief 90 percent people violate traffic rules: DMP chief

DMP commissioner comes up with the information at a press briefing in the DMP media centre while speaking on the traffic week on Saturday


Driver, helper remanded over hitting Home Minister’s car Driver, helper remanded over hitting Home Minister’s car

Those remanded are driver Ibrahim Khalil Emon and helper Manik of ‘New Vision Paribahan’


Dhaka for accelerating efforts to create environment in Rakhine Dhaka for accelerating efforts to create environment in Rakhine

Bangladesh responded positively to the Myanmar's proposal to conduct a fresh joint survey of the boundary line


Road crash leading cause of deaths in country: Minister Road crash leading cause of deaths in country: Minister

Asaduzzaman Khan also says most vehicles plying the streets in the capital are unfit and drivers of these vehicles have no licence


Nasrul Hamid for promoting cross-border power trade Nasrul Hamid for promoting cross-border power trade

The state minister is on a visit to the Himalayan nation where Dhaka and Kathmandu sign a MoU to enhance cooperation in power and energy sector


Prime Minister to inaugurate work on Padma Bridge rail link September 5: Minister ‘PM to inaugurate work on Padma Bridge rail link Sept 5'

The Padma Bridge Rail Link Project, which aims to establish rail links between Dhaka and Jashore through the Padma Multipurpose Bridge

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