Prothom Alo

Ensure no attack on free speech

Amnesty International South Asia yesterday said Bangladesh authorities must ensure that the legal proceedings against 10 people, including Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman, follow due process.

May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016

Buddhist monk murdered in Bandarban

Unidentified miscreants kill an elderly Buddhist monk by slitting his throat in Naikkhangchhari upazila of Bandarban. Body of the victim -- Mong Shwe U Chak, 75, -- was found near Baishari Bihar at...

April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016

HC orders Udayan school to probe torture on student

High Court directs the principal of Udayan Higher Secondary School in Dhaka to probe allegation of torture on a class VIII student by a teacher.

March 26, 2016
March 26, 2016

DB now investigating Tonu murder

Detective Branch (DB) of police investigates Comilla Victoria college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu murder case.

March 17, 2016
March 17, 2016

Improving midwifery services

Although Bangladesh has achieved laudable success in reducing maternal mortality, we are still far from the MDG target.

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016

Media, critical of govt, under severe pressure

Bangladesh has been taken to task by Amnesty International for becoming increasingly dangerous for those speaking their minds.

February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

PM lashes out at Star editor

Blasting The Daily Star for running the DGFI-supplied false news against her during the last caretaker regime, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the Star editor himself could not...

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

Withdraw cases against 2 editors

Human Rights Watch yesterday called for the withdrawal of all criminal charges brought against the editors of The Daily Star and Prothom Alo.

February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

Charging Bangladesh editors is dramatic backslide: HRW

Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh authorities to immediately withdraw all criminal charges filed against the editors of The Daily Star and Prothom Alo. It also urges repeal of criminal defamation...

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

'Attempt to crush independent media' in Bangladesh

Without free access to information, backed up by journalists who are willing to dig down and get to the truth, all the other liberties celebrated in democracies are endangered. ...

January 7, 2016
January 7, 2016

Jamaat to be banned by 2016: Kamrul

Food Minister Kamrul Islam says Jamaat-e-Islami will be banned through legal process by 2016, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.