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Pakistan highway rape sparks outrage

Police in Pakistan have arrested 15 people believed to be linked to the rape of a woman on a major highway, an incident that has attracted national outcry with demands for greater justice for victims of sexual violence.

The woman was attacked when her car broke down in the early hours of Thursday while she was driving from the city of Lahore, capital of Punjab province, to Gujranwala with her children.

Unidentified assailants attacked her as she stopped her vehicle, smashing her car window before ...

Biden accuses Trump of betraying Americans on coronavirus

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of betraying the American people, saying he knowingly lied about the deadliness of the novel coronavirus in what amounted to a “dereliction” of duty.

According to newly released recordings of interviews done in February for a book by journalist Bob Woodward, Trump acknowledged he knew how deadly and contagious the coronavirus was but played it down because he did not want to create a panic. With weeks remaining u...

N’ganj mosque blast: Toll rises to 23

The death toll from the explosion and the subsequent incident of fire at Narayanganj mosque rose to 21 on Sunday morning. Samanta Lal Sen, consultant physician at the Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) confirmed this to the newspersons. Among the deceased, 20 were identified as the mosque’s Imam Abdul Malek, 60, Muajjin Delwar Hossain, 48, and his son Zunayed, 17, two brothers Zobaer, 18, and Sabbir 21, Quddus Byapari, 72, from Munshiganj, Mostafa Kamal, 34, from Chandpur, Humayun Kabir, 72, from Narayanganj,...

Sinha killers must be punished to stop repetition: Army chief

Exemplary punishment would be ensured for the perpetrators of the killing of retired major Sinha Md Rashed Khan in police firing to stop repetition of such incident against retried or serving military personnel, said Bangladesh Army chief General Aziz Ahmed on Wednesday. After attending a military ceremony in Chattogram, he also said, ‘When any incident takes place, some quarters want to take undue privilege. Many have tried to do that and a few are still probably doing this.’ [caption id="attachment_28034" align="alignright" width="633"] Chief of army staff General Azi...

Newspapers, TV channels need approval to go online

To run their online news portals, newspapers, television channels and radio stations will need government approval as per the draft amendment of online media policy that was approved at the Cabinet meeting today. The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, endorsed the National Online Media Policy 2017 (Amendment 2020), incorporating some new provisions, reports UNB. Sheikh Hasina joined the virtual meeting through a videoconference from her official residence Gono Bhaban while other Cabinet members joined it from the Secretariat...

Dr Sabrina sued for having 2 NIDs

JKG Health Care Chairman Dr Sabrina Arif  Chowdhury has been sued on charge of having two National ID cards. The Election Commission filed a case against her to this regard.

Abdul Momin Mia, election officer of Gulshan Thana, filed the case with Badda Police Station last night, said Parvez Islam, officer-in-charge of the police Station. According to the case statement, Dr Sabrina who is now in jail for Covid-19 report forgery, secured two National ID cards in 2009 and 2016. [caption id="attachment_27999" align="alignright" width="420"]