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UK looks for HR priority in BD

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Staff reporter

The United Kingdom has said there was ‘no improvement’ in the human rights situation in Bangladesh in the first six months of the current year.

“Looking ahead to the second half of 2016, we want Bangladesh to develop into an economically successful country that maintains its Bengali tradition of respect and tolerance for all people of all faiths and backgrounds,” said the British government in its updated report.

It said an effective justice system, vibrant civil...
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BNP accuses law enforcers of trying to foil its demo

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BNP on Saturday alleged that law enforcers tried to foil its demonstration program at different parts of the country by attacking their leaders and activists and arresting them.

“The law enforcers carried out attacks like militants on our leaders and activists in different...
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Dhaka, Delhi to discuss security issues July 28

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Bangladesh and India will discuss anti-terror cooperation, among other issues, between the two countries during their Home Minister-level meeting to be held in New Delhi on July 28.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will leave for New Delhi on Wednesday morning to hold the meeting...
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Hijras’ third gender identity remains unrecognized

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UNB report

Though the government has recognized the transgender or hijra community as the third gender over two and a half years back, the Election Commission is yet to enroll them as voters and provide them with NID cards with their distinct sexual identity.

Currently, the hijra community...
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Internet brings ‘disturbing’ boy popular

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UNB Report

Barely six months ago, he used to be touted as a ‘disturbing’ element by police in the beach town of Cox’s Bazar. Now the nine-year-old boy is a popular name across the country, thanks to the Internet that shot him to fame by bringing his sweet songs in the limelight.

The...
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