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Forced marriage to rapist: Pabna OC withdrawn, SI suspended

The officer-in-charge of Pabna Sadar Police Station was withdrawn and a sub-inspector was suspended for allegedly forcing a gang-rape victim to marry one of her rapists at the police station. Sheikh Rafiqul Islam, superintendent of Pabna police, said the punitive action was taken against OC Obaidul Haq and SI Ekramul Haq. According to reports, the victim, a housewife, had an ... Read More »

Kona finally reveals her secret marriage

Culture Desk Popular singer Dilshad Nahar Kona revealed yesterday that she had tied the knot with the person she loved, on April 21 of this year. Her husband, Golam Md Iftekhar, is a businessman, and has been in a relationship with Kona for seven years. Kona was heard saying to the reporters: “We have been seeing each other for almost ... Read More »

Massachusetts State Senate Votes to Ban Child Marriage

State House of Representatives and Governor Baker Should Act Next Nesha Abiraj, Schuette Fellow, Global Health and Human Rights abirajnesha Yesterday, the Massachusetts State Senate unanimously voted in favor of Senate Bill S.2294 to ban child marriage in the state. After each senator said “yes,” the public gallery, filled with members of the Children’s League of Massachusetts, other constituents, and ... Read More »

Pooja finally confirms her marriage

Pooja Batra has finally revealed that she secretly got married to beau Nawab Shah. In an interview with Bombay Times, the ‘Viraasat’ actor confirmed that  today the duo indeed tied the knot on July 4 in Delhi. In an interview with BT, Pooja said, “Nawab and I exchanged vows in Delhi, with only our families in attendance. Our loved ones ... Read More »

Taiwan’s parliament approves same-sex marriage legislation

Lawmakers comfortably pass law allowing same-sex couples to form ‘exclusive permanent unions’ – first for Asia. Taiwan’s parliament has legalised same-sex marriage in a landmark vote that made the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation. The lawmakers comfortably passed a law on Friday, allowing same-sex couples to form “exclusive permanent unions” and a second clause that ... Read More »

King Miswati of Swaziland wants to ban divorce

King Mswati III of Swaziland is Africa’s last absolute monarch. The 49-year old king who calls himself ngweyama, “the lion,” owns most of the country’s land and rules by decree, appointing all of the government’s top positions. Now he may make Swaziland the first country in Africa to outlaw divorce. “In our culture, once you marry someone, there is no ... Read More »