November 6, 2021
November 6, 2021

'Why is govt attention always on marginalised peoples' land?'

“On this day in 2016, three Santal brothers were killed but they did not get justice till today. The killers were identified but never arrested. This five-year-long trial is not moving forward...

October 21, 2021
October 21, 2021

Marginalised population face harassments in availing govt services: TIB

Marginalised people in the country are facing discriminatory attitudes in many cases while seeking government services and benefits, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) said in a study today.

October 21, 2021
October 21, 2021

CSO Alliance demands judicial probe into communal violence

Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Alliance demanded judicial investigation into the recent communal violence, including arson attacks on the houses of Hindus.

October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021

Form separate ministry, commission: speakers

Right activists yesterday urged the government to form a separate ministry and commission to safeguard the rights of indigenous people across the country in the wake of constant attack on their...

October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021

Pandemic reversed work done to counter child marriage

Although the rate of child marriage in Bangladesh has dropped by 40 percent since independence, 13 million girls in the country are still married off before they are 15, mostly at the compulsion of...

October 4, 2021
October 4, 2021

Protect ancestral land of Khasi people

Thirteen environmentalists, rights activists and prominent citizens have issued a letter to Sylhet divisional commissioner, demanding protection of the ancestral and customary land of the Khasi...

October 4, 2021
October 4, 2021

‘A minimum wage that doesn’t ensure minimum dignity’

The minimum wage board for tea workers, a government-led tripartite body, have continued the 170-year-long “tradition” of depriving workers by recommending an unfair wage structure that conflict...

October 2, 2021
October 2, 2021

Child marriage rate up by 82% in Eidgaon upazila of Cox’s Bazar

A recent study on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on child marriage situation in Cox’s Bazar found that its rates have increased significantly in the district since March 2021, with the highest...

October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021

Expressing opinion not a crime

“I don’t believe that expressing an opinion can be considered a crime. I still believe in freedom of speech.”

September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021

No WASH facilities for tea garden residents

Around 57 percent tea garden residents still defecate out in the open, speakers said at a press meeting yesterday. They said this is due to cost-constraints, negligence from tea garden authorities,...