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  • Ayesha Siddika

    She dodged traffickers, can’t break social prejudice

    Ayesha Siddika who was kidnapped from Benapole border and sold to flesh traders in Kozhikode, Kerala in May 2015, sheds light on her captive life to protest against the social exclusion and constant insults she has been enduring since her return to Bangladesh in last December.

  • Family voices dismay over probe pace

    A year has gone by since the murder of writer-blogger Avijit Roy near Amar Ekushey Book Fair, but police are yet to press charges despite making repeated claims they have identified several people involved.

  • Five things to know about Harper Lee

    Enrich yourself with five exciting facts about Nelle Harper Lee, the author who defined true grit, and moved readers with her persuasive style of storytelling.

  • Barcelona, the jewel in Catalan independence crown

    Catalonia may not be a state, but it can count on a small and symbolic red and blue army in the form of European football champions Barcelona.

  • Tom Hanks to be honoured by Outfest

    Actor Tom Hanks and writer-director Lisa Cholodenko will be honoured by Outfest's Legacy Awards.

  • Taslima Nasreen moved to US amid death threats: CFI

    Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen moved to United States by the Center for Inquiry (CFI), New York-based advocacy group, which says that she received death threats, reports The Huffington Post.

  • Co-creator of 'The Simpsons' dies

    Sam Simon, the co-creator of the hit animated show, The Simpsons, dies of colon cancer

  • FBI likely to be in Dhaka this week: police

    Federal Bureau of Investigation is likely to come to Dhaka later this week to help with the investigations of murder of writer-blogger Avijit Roy, according to police

  • Farabi admits of threats to kill Avijit: Rab

    Farabi Shafiur Rahman, the prime suspect in the sensational murder case of writer-blogger Avijit Roy, has admitted making online postings threatening to kill Avijit, according to Rab

  • US ready to assist Avijit’s killing probe

    The United States is ready to assist in investigation into brutal killing of Bangladesh-born US citizen Avijit Roy, if sought, US Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki says