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Why cracking down on Nobel laureate Yunus?

Over 170 global leaders and Nobel laureates have urged Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to suspend legal proceedings against economist Muhammad Yunus, who was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his social development work but has faced legal pressure at home for years. In an open letter dated August 27, leaders, including 

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.

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'...

Reproductive health education should be included in school-college curricula

Shahriar Islam Shovon

Reproductive health education is high-quality teaching and learning about a broad variety of topics related to sex and sexuality. It includes human development, puberty, anatomy, and gender identity. Aside from promoting self-awareness and familial bonds, sexual education emphasizes the significance of interpersonal interactions. Reproductive health education teaches us how to conduct ourselves in sexual relationships. Having knowledge about sex educat...

Rajuk’s mysterious silence makes Narayanganj councilor more aggressive

Defying the order of Rajdhani Unnayan Kotripokhsha (Rajuk), the construction work of a disputed risky 5-storey building at Muktinagr under 3 no. Ward of Nararayanganj City Corporation (NCC) is going on amid the lockdown of the corona pandemic. Owner of the building Nur Salam, father of Shah Jalal Badol, Councilor of 3no. Ward of Nararayanganj City Corporation (NCC) is continuing the work showing thumb to Rajuk and other utility authorities like DPDC and Titas. The area is under Zone-six of Rajuk. Rajuk on February 11/07/2019 sent a notice to Nur Salam to stop the construction work and remove his illegal building. People living in the adjacent homesteads around the risky