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Female cop dies at Puthia Police Station

A female member of police died while performing duty at Putia Police Station on Monday. The deceased was identified as Samiara Khatun, 27. Officer-in-charge of Putia Police Station Rezaul Islam said Samiara was staying in the Police Station while she felt pain on the chest. Later, after taking her to the hospital she died, he said. Her samples were collected ... Read More »

PM to address nation Sunday evening on Eid

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address the nation on Sunday evening on the occasion of Eid-ul- Fitr. “The Prime Minister will address the nation at 7:30 pm on the occasion of Holy Eid-ul Fitr,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said. State-owned Bangladesh Betar and Bangladesh Television will simultaneously broadcast the Prime Minister’s address. Private television channels and radio stations will also ... Read More »

Khashoggi’s sons forgive Saudi killers

The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to the five government agents who’d been sentenced to execution. “We, the sons of the martyr Jamal Khashoggi, announce that we forgive those who killed our father as we seek reward from God Almighty,” wrote one of his sons, Salah ... Read More »

Lockdown in Bangladesh sees violence against women rise

Lina Dilruba Sharmin, Sarah-Jane Saltmarsh and Shahariar Sadat Amena Khatun and her husband Ismail Hossain (not real names) experienced an extreme food crisis during the lockdown in Barguna district, in southern Bangladesh. They had no work and no savings. Almost at the point of starving, Amena’s father took Amena to see their local Union Parishad (UP) member, hoping to access ... Read More »

Top fugitive in Rwanda’s genocide arrested outside Paris

KIGALI  — One of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, a wealthy businessman accused of supplying machetes to killers and broadcasting propaganda urging mass slaughter, has been arrested outside Paris, authorities said Saturday. Felicien Kabuga, who had a $5 million bounty on his head, had been accused of equipping militias in the genocide that killed more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis ... Read More »

Can graft risks be mitigated not hindering Covid-19 response

Ed Olowo-Okere As governments respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the need for speed can lead to short-circuiting the normal procedures designed to control corruption risks. The circumstances of the pandemic can make traditional oversight even more challenging. Moreover, the nature of an emergency response itself can open new avenues for corruption. At its worst, corruption could lead to unnecessary ... Read More »

Zero-tolerance over irregularities in relief work: Quader

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the government has adopted a zero tolerance policy against irregularities in relief activities. “Legal, administrative and party actions already taken against irregularities proves it. As the government is in a tough position, action is being taken as soon as any irregularities are detected. A group is making imaginary allegations that no ... Read More »