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Bangladesh war crimes trial: Blogger killed, violence escalates

Feb 17, 2013   Dhaka, Bangladesh: Blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider, a 30-year-old architect, was found dead near the gate of his home on Friday night, a local police official, Abdul Latif Sheikh, said. An autopsy showed Haider had at least eight… Continue Reading →

Voices from Bangladesh- Youth Power #Sundayreading

   Shayantani, In Bangladesh political parties are mired in corruption. Amongst ordinary people, there is little hope of achieving positive change through party politics. The brutal stabbing of Bishwajit in December 2012 in front of hundreds of people reveals this… Continue Reading →

Protests erupt in Bangladesh after war-crimes verdict

By Farid Ahmed for CNN February 7, 2013 — U Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN) — Outraged by a court verdict they considered too lenient, thousands of people took to the streets across Bangladesh on Wednesday demanding the death penalty for an Islamic… Continue Reading →

#RIP -Dipankar Chakraborty (1941-2013)

January 29, 2013, Sanhati Dipankar Chakraborty, leftist author and activist, and editor of the Bengali political magazine ‘Aneek’, passed away at 10.05 PM on 27th January, at his Teghoria residence in Kolkata following a cardiac arrest. He was one of… Continue Reading →

Deadly savings US corporations risk foreign workers’ lives — then evade blame

  By Priyanka Borpujari |  GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  JANUARY 02, 2013 AFP/GETTY IMAGES A Bangladeshi Army soldier walked through rows of burnt sewing machines after a November factory fire killed 112 workers. AT 4:45 p.m. on March 25, 2011, hundreds of bells… Continue Reading →

Bangladesh freedom fighter says war crimes trial will set an example for world

Dhaka , Sun, 04 Nov 2012ANI Dhaka, Nov.4 (ANI): Bangladeshi freedom fighter and chairman of the country’s University Grants Commission A. K. Azad Chowdhury has said that the successful holding of the war crimes trial in his country would set… Continue Reading →

Judge attacks forced marriage that put disabled woman ‘at risk’ #goodnews

  A judge has said the forced marriage of a Muslim woman with learning difficulties should be annulled and condemned the “insulated” families who arrange them. An overcrowded train approaches station, Dhaka, Bangladesh Photo: Andrew Biraj, Bangladesh, Reuters By Martin Beckford, Home Affairs… Continue Reading →

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