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February 2023

Obama’s support to Yunus complicates Bangladesh politics

On July 23, the Supreme Court of Bangladesh upheld a lower court decision that said Mohammed Yunus must pay taxes on $7 million of donations he made between 2011 and 2014 to three trusts — Professor Muhammad Yunus Trust, the Yunus Family Trust and the Yunus Centre. The apex court ruled that these donations are not exempted under any existing laws. Yunus has been asked to pay a hefty $1.4 million in taxes. On August 17, former US President Barack Obama wrote a letter to Yunus, extending the support on behalf of millions of people whose potential he invested in. ...

Probe into exploitation of Indian, Bangladeshi nationals in New Zealand

The New Zealand government has launched a comprehensive probe into the alleged case of exploitation of 115 Indian and Bangladeshi nationals who arrived in the country with the promise of employment that did not materialise.
These individuals were accommodated in properties that were not fit to house so many people. The conditions of the accommodation were unhygienic, unsanitary, and inappropriate, New Zealand Immigration said in a press release.

DPACS hosts orientation program for professional masters students

The orientation for the Professional Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies and Human Rights of the Summer 2023 session at the University of Dhaka was held on Friday (August 18), 2023. The orientation for the 1st batch of the Social Science Faculty was conducted at the Teacher's Lounge of the University of Dhaka. The chief guest for the event was Professor Dr. Zia Rahman, the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

In his speech, the chief guest mentioned that the name of the Univer...

Massive anti government protests in Bangladesh 

Shahariar Islam Sovon Thousands of protesters from various political parties took to the streets in several districts, major cities, and capital to demand Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's resignation including a free, fair, and credible national election, ensure freedom of speech, ensure proper power supply, reduction of fuel and essential commodity prices and an end to the crackdown on journalists. The rallies staged by different political wings including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) protest against the rising living cost, surging essential commodity prices, fuel prices, economic crisis, power shortage, attack on journalists issue and depreciating national currency. The BNP Secretary General claims that Hasina's government has been accused with financi...

End political prosecution of rights leaders: AHRC 

The Bangladesh authorities should cease their continued criminalization and harassment of Bangladesh human rights group, Odhikar, 21 human rights groups said today. Authorities should drop politically-motivated charges against Odhikar's leaders, Adilur Rahman Khan and ASM Nasiruddin Elan. On August 10, 2013, Khan, secretary of Odhikar and a prominent human rights activist, was arbitrarily detained after the group published a fact-finding report on extrajudicial killings and excessive use of force to disperse a protest in Bangladesh. Khan'...
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