‘New EC members must have a backbone’

Four eminent personalities from civil society yesterday suggested the search panel for the Election Commission (EC) to select people as chief election commissioner (CEC) and election commissioners w ...

Police to scrutinise books at Ekushey Book Fair

While revealing this, which may come as a shock to many who believe freedom of speech is a fundamental and constitutional right, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia cited a se ...

Govt plans to relocate unregistered Rohingyas to Hatia island

The Cabinet Division instructed government officials to transfer “undocumented Myanmar nationals” to Thengarchar Island in Hatia upazila under Noakhali district. The gazette does not at ...

Rakhine Commission hears testimony of sexual violence victims

The delegation of Rakhine Commission yesterday visited a camp of Rohingyas and heard testimonies of Rohingya women, who were allegedly sexually tortured before fleeing to Bangladesh from Rakhine sta ...

‘Sincerity needed in fulfilling commitments to indigenous people’

The complicated relationship between the indigenous population and the government was discussed at length yesterday at the inaugural ceremony of Indigenous Cultural Programmes at the Faculty of Fine A ...

Keraniganj jail starts journey

The new Dhaka Central Jail at Keraniganj started its operations yesterday after some 6,400 prisoners were shifted to the new location amid beefed up security measures by police, RAB, BGB and fire serv ...

Prisoners being shifted from Dhaka Central Jail

The shifting process of some 6,400 prisoners to the newly built central jail in Dhaka's Keraniganj upazila has begun. The process began around 6:30am on Friday. In a press briefing, Inspecto ...

His deadliest performance

By 2013, the writing was on the wall. Tahmid Rahman Safi was showing tell-tale signs of becoming a Salafist. He admonished relatives not to cry at funerals. At Janazas, he refused to offer prayers ...

Consultation focused on youth participation in next GFMD

A national consultation was held yesterday at Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) ahead of the 9th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) regarding youth and migration. ...

The tale of a terrorist

A man who knew a Holey Bakery attacker well while he was studying in Malaysia says he did not see this coming. Attacker Nibras Islam had been a student of Monash University’s campus in Malays ...

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