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Traffic Wari Division celebrates Int’l Mother’s Day

As a token of love and respect for all the mothers, Traffic Wari Division celebrated International Mother's Day  on Sunday (12th May 2024) through distributing lunch-packet among  the distressed and helpless mothers at Jatrabari and Jurain Traffic Police Box area.
On this occasion, Mohammad Ashraf Imam, DC Traffic Wari Division, inaugurated the ceremony at Jatrabari round-crossing at 12:00PM. Sultana Esrat Jahan (ADC, Traffic Wari Division), Mustain Billah Ferdous (AC, Traffic Demra Zone), Tanzil Ahmed (AC, Traffic Jatrabari Zone) belonged the program as well.

CJ India warns against corporal punishment

Sir Frank Peters

The chief justice of India, Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud, has issued a stern warning against the ill effects of corporal punishment from personal experience as a victim. Speaking at a seminar in Kathmandu last Saturday, he recalled when he was caned at school. The incident occurred when he was a Class 5 pupil. The eminent jurist is now 65.

That time-lapse alone speaks volumes about its evil. Corporal punishment is never forgotten, only pushed...

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'...