Amid a mad rush of home-bound people ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulia-Banglabazar routes have been suspended to curb the spread of Covid-19.
BCL Rajshahi University & City Units clash at RU, 3 hurt
At least 3 officials were injured in a clash at Rajshahi University between Bangladesh Chhatra League, Rajshahi University unit and the Rajshahi City Unit on Thursday.
Online Violence: Weapon of Deeply Rooted Misogyny, Sexism
Every time a woman journalist receives threats of physical and sexual violence, cyber attacks and surveillance, public humiliation, damage to her professional & personal credibility, the driving forces behind these intents are deeply rooted misogyny, sexism and abuse of power.
B’baria violence: Hefazat leader Junaid Qasemi held
A team of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police have arrested Hefazat-e-Islam leader Maulana Junaid Qasemi in connection with a case of Hefazat violence in Brahmanbaria.
Brahmanbaria violence: 4 more arrested
Another four people were arrested in the past 24 hours until Thursday morning in connection with the clashes and vandalism carried out by Hefazat-e-Islam activists and supporters in Brahmanbaria last month.
‘Overhaul Justice Systems’ Response to Sexual Violence’
According to the report, ‘burdensome’ evidence requirements in rape cases are impeding access to justice for survivors. It states that five out of the six countries, India being the exception, allow evidence on the past sexual history of a rape victim.
B’baria violence : 12 more Hefazat supporters held over
Twelve more people were arrested in the past 24 hours over the vandalism and arson carried out by Hefazat-e-Islam activists and supporters in Brahmanbaria last month, police said Monday.
More people, vehicles on Dhaka roads disobeying lockdown rules
News Desk Despite an alarming spike in Covid-19 deaths in Bangladesh, people continue to defy restrictions on movement as a higher number of people and vehicles were seen on the streets in Dhaka on the 5th day of lockdown enforced…
8 held, 4k booked over Faridpur violence
Eight men have been arrested and some 3,000-4,000 people booked in connection with the violent clashes between police and locals in Saltha Upazila of Faridpur district on the first day of lockdown, officials said Wednesday.
Violence in city on March 26: Mamunul, 16 others sued
A case has been filed against 17 people including the Hefazat-e-Islam’s Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque in connection with the clashes and violence in the city’s Baitul Mukarram National Mosque area on March 26.
Injury of local: Faridpur Upazila Parishad, Thana vandalised
A number of offices and houses were vandalised and set on fire by locals in Faridpur’s Saltha Upazila on Monday night after a man was injured in an apparently unprovoked attack by a public servant.
2 journos among 27 hurt as BCL attacks anti-Modi protesters
BCL men on Thursday evening attacked anti-Modi protesters at the Dhaka University campus following a torch procession by a group under the banner of Progressive Student Alliance against Modi’s Dhaka visit.
4 killed as police, anti-Modi protesters clash in Hathazari
Four people were killed and at least 20 others were injured as Hefazat-e Islam activists clashed with police in Chattogram’s Hathazari Upazila on Friday afternoon.
35-year-old ‘shot dead’ in Rajshahi over area supremacy
A 35-year man was allegedly shot dead by miscreants over establishing area supremacy at Choumadia Bazar in Bagha Upazila of Rajshahi district on Wednesday night.
20 hurt as village cricket match in Sylhet ends in a clash
At least 20 people were injured in a clash between two groups of people over a cricket match in Bishwanath Upazila of Sylhet.
UN chief profoundly concerned over rising violence against Asians
UNITED NATIONS, March 23 : United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday expressed his profound concern over the rise in violence against Asians and people of Asian descent during the COVID-19 pandemic. The world has witnessed horrific deadly attacks, verbal…
Garment worker burned to death in Savar fire
Savar, Mar 13 (UNB) – A garment workers was burned to death in a fire at a house at Nagarchar in Rajphulbaria of Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, early Saturday.
Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic.
Mushtaq’s death: Fakhrul says it’s a ‘state-sponsored murder’
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday alleged that the killing of writer Mushtaq Ahmed was “carried out by the state”.
One shot dead in Chattogram municipality polls violence
A man was shot dead and two others were injured in a clash between the supporters of two councillor candidates during the Patiya municipality election in Chattogram on Sunday.
Illegal liquor factory busted in Dhaka, 6 detained
Dhaka, Feb 2 : Six suspects were arrested in Dhaka’s Bhatara and Tejgaon on Monday night for the production and sale of illegally distilled liquor. The arrestees were identified as Montush Chandra Adhikary alias Akash, 35, Redwan Ullah, 35, Sagar…
Cases filed, 5 held over Gaibandha municipal polls violence
Gaibandha, Jan 17 – Two separate cases were filed and five people arrested early Sunday over vandalizing vehicles of law enforcers and arson attack during municipality polls in Gaibandha.
Chaos, violence as pro-Trump mob occupies Congress: 4 killed
Washington, Jan 7 (AP/UNB)- Four people died as supporters of President Donald Trump violently occupied the U.S. Capitol. Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said the dead on Wednesday included a woman who was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police,…
Jana Sanghati Samity man shot dead in Rangamati
An activist of Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS-MN Larma) was shot dead by some miscreants at Pakuijjachhari in Baghaichhari upazila early Sunday.
Violent clashes in DC after Trump backers’ election protest
After several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump protested the election results and marched to the Supreme Court, nighttime clashes with counterdemonstrators led to fistfights, at least one stabbing and more than 20 arrests.
P5 UNSC members must end violence in Myanmar: US
The United States has said the permanent five (P5) members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) have a special obligation to contribute to ending violence in Myanmar and aiding the victims of violence.
BNP candidate Salahuddin escapes unhurt from attack at Demra
A vehicle carrying BNP candidate in Dhaka-5 by-polls Salahuddin Ahmed came under attack in the city’s Demra area reportedly by ruling party activists on Wednesday.
Violence against women, graft turn epidemic like corona: BNP
Dhaka, Sept 28 – BNP on Monday alleged that the country has been facing an epidemic of ‘corruption and violence against women’ alongside the corona pandemic.
FFs, journos among 20 hurt in Chittagong attack
Twenty people including 10 journalists, a number of freedom fighters and some activists of Muktijoddha Sangshad Sontan Command, were injured in an attack by some miscreants in front of Chattogram Press Club here on Monday.
Sri Lanka has Escalation of Violence During COVID-19 Lockdown
By Mantoe Phakathi MBABANE, Aug 19 2020 (IPS) – The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the escalation of violence against women and children in Sri Lanka.