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Daily Archives: February 19, 2019

Painful story of a Serbian dancer in Bahrain

karim.gfbtu@gmail.com via list.jca.apc.org Foreign circus artist, who claims she is a victim of unpaid wages, has been left homeless after being thrown out of her apartment in Tubli, Bahrain, on Sunday night, it has emerged. Serbian dancer and choreographer Aleksandra Bjelajac also claimed she is suffering from ailment due to poor living conditions. The 41-year-old is also reportedly “illegal” and ... Read More »

‘Nothing for us, without us’

By Justus Wanzala Makuleni, Kenya, Feb 18 2019 (IPS) – Julia Mutua is a resident of Kalawa ward in the semi-arid Makueni County in Eastern Kenya and a member of a women’s farmers group that runs a poultry project. “Women are increasingly playing a key role in economically uplifting of their households, unlike before, but they need access to affordable ... Read More »

A day that’s been five years in the making: Barack

Mostafa Kamal, Tomorrow is a day that’s been five years in the making. In the aftermath of the killing of Trayvon Martin, I called on Americans to take action on behalf of our nation’s boys and young men of colour. It was a call to love our neighbor’s child recolour much as we love our own; to make sure every ... Read More »

‘LUCKY INDE’ On Wednesday at AF Dhaka

‘LUCKY INDEX’ is a performance and screening event featuring 27 lucky participants. The event will take place on Wednesday, 20 Feburary at 7pm at Auditorium Nouvle Vague, Alliance Française de Dhaka. “I am Lucky, but I am not lucky“. These were Lucky‘s own words as Alexine bumped into her in Karai Basti. Sharmili Akther Lucky is a textile worker, one ... Read More »

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

London, Feb 18 (AP/UNB) — Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism — the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain’s major political parties. The announcement ripped open a long-simmering rift between socialists and centrists in the party, which sees itself as the representative of Britain’s ... Read More »

Bodies of 33 premature babies found in Barisal trash bin

Barishal, Feb 18 – Thirty-three bodies of premature babies were found in a dustbin of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital here on Monday night, sending shock waves across the city. Conservancy workers of Barisal City Corporation recovered the bodies of the unborn babies behind the hospital building around 8:15pm while cleaning it and informed ward master Modasser Ali who later informed ... Read More »

40 injured in BCL factional clashes at Jagannath University

Jagannath University, Feb 18 – At least 40 people, including three journalists, were injured during Monday’s turf war between two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on the campus. The journalists were identified as Latiful Islam, campus correspondent of Daily Samakal, Rakib, university correspondent of Daily Sangbad and Sanaullah Fahad, correspondent of BD24report.com. Witnesses said members of Chhatra League’s suspended ... Read More »