New law to cut child marriage by half in 2yrs

Once the Child Marriage Act, Act-2017 comes into force, the number of child marriages will be halved over the next two years, State for Women and Child Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki. "To do this, the government will do everything that needs to be done," she said during a program marking International Women's Day-2017. The program […]

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SWIFT messaging system bans North Korean banks blacklisted by UN

The SWIFT, based in Belgium, announced Wednesday that it has stopped providing financial services to all North Korean banks under UN sanctions, as international tensions increase compared to To the increasingly aggressive military behavior of Pyongyang. The financial messaging system has declared to stop providing services to North Korean banks after the Belgian authorities withdrew […]

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73% women face cyber crimes: Tarana

About 73 percent of Internet users in Bangladesh are facing cybercrime, state minister for Posts and Telecommunications, Tarana Halim said today. And only 23 percent of affected women have filed complaints. She shared information on Women's Day by speaking at the closing session on the last day of a two-day workshop on cybercrime organized in […]

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Detainees with clean slate can sue authority: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today told the parliament that those who are kept detained without having committed any crime can seek compensation from the relevant authority. “Those who have been in jail without committing any crime can seek compensation from the authorities,” she said while responding to a question of lawmaker Nurul Islam Milon. “Cases against […]

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4 killed when freight train hits bus in Mississippi

A freight train struck a charter bus at a railway crossing in Biloxi, Mississippi, Tuesday, killing four people in the bus and leaving dozens of injured, officials said. Municipal authorities said the tour bus, which originated in Austin, Texas, and was headed for a casino, was stopped on the runways for some unknown reason. Witnesses […]

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Under demolition order, BGMEA asks 3-yr time

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) today sought three years’ time to relocate from their 15-storied complex, which has been ordered for demolition. The petition was filed today and might be heard at the Supreme Court tomorrow, Barrister Imtiaz Moinul Islam, a lawyer for BGMEA, told The Daily Star. The BGMEA will demolish the […]

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India to help facilitate first ever train from Dhaka to Istanbul

Indian Railways will run a transcontinental container train full of merchandise from Dhaka to Istanbul, which would cover a 6,000-kilometer journey through five countries – Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey . Indian Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu headed Indian Railways will run a transcontinental container train full of merchandise from Dhaka to Istanbul, which […]

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5 robbers to die for killing ex-tax official

     Un tribunal de Dhaka a condamné aujourd'hui cinq personnes à mort dans une affaire déposée sur tuant l'ancien fonctionnaire fiscal Abu Taher en 2015 Deux autres accusés – Nur Alam et Masud Mia – ont été condamnés à 10 ans d'emprisonnement alors que deux femmes domestiques servent – Selina et Nurjahan – à un […]

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End trial in 60 days, says HC

The High Court today transferred the corruption case Zia Orphanage Trust filed against BNP President Khaleda Zia to the Special Court of the Dhaka Metropolitan Court and requested to complete the proceedings in Within 60 days of receipt of the order. Judges' Courts Judge M Enayetur Rahim and Judge Shahidul Karim transferred the case to […]

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LankaBangla to hire more women

LankaBangla Finance expects to increase the ratio of women it employs to 25 percent by 2020 because it firmly believes that women also contribute to the growth and development of women, 39 a business. The non-bank financial institution has 1,546 employees, including both permanent and contractual staff, and about 20% of them are women . […]

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