June 6, 2022
June 6, 2022

JS committee gets 60 days more to review Mass Media Employees Bill

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting today got another 60 days to examine the much-debated Mass Media Employees (Services Conditions) Bill 2022.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

Jatiya Muktijoddha Council Bill placed in parliament to ensure welfare of freedom fighters

The Jatiya Muktijoddha Council Bill, 2022 was placed in the parliament today (June 5, 2022) for ensuring welfare of the Freedom Fighters and their families keeping a provision to prepare a list of anti-liberation forces.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Transwoman says uncle trying to grab property, isolating family

For months, relatives and influential locals of the Baropur Talukdarpara in Bogura's Sadar upazila socially isolated a transgender woman's family – allegedly in an attempt to grab their property.

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

Govt report to UN: ‘Our words neither heeded nor believed’

Families of the victims of enforced disappearance decried the government’s report to the Working Group on Enforced Disappearance or Involuntary Disappearances.

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

School student in Tangail hit by teacher for bringing “wrong book”

A class 9 student in Tangail’s Gopalpur upazila was admitted to hospital after a teacher hit her in the head with a book for “bringing wrong book”. The accused teacher has been served a show-cause notice.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

"Journalism in Bangladesh is like swimming in a pond full of crocodiles"

Expressing concern over the two proposed acts relating to media freedom, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas feared that some of the provisions in the draft acts could be used to intimidate journalists.

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

Despite its abuses Digital Security Act should not be repealed: Law Minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq today (May 21, 2022) said the Digital Security Act should not be cancelled despite its abuses and misuses.

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

Dhaka expresses commitment to human rights

Bangladesh expressed its commitment to guarantee human rights of all, as enshrined in its constitution, as the European Union raised concerns on alleged human rights violations in Bangladesh and stressed on ensuring accountability.

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Proper mediation can bring case backlogs to half in 10 years: Justice Md Ashraful Kamal

Justice Md Ashraful Kamal of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court, yesterday (May 18, 2022) said case-backlog is one of the main reasons for corruption as the corrupt people take advantage of delay in the disposal of cases.

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Journalism under siege on digital front

Journalism in Bangladesh is under siege on the digital front, beginning from surveillance to draconian laws.