Investigate allegations of enforced disappearances, torture: HRW tells government

Human Rights Watch has said that the Bangladeshi authorities should investigate recent allegations of enforced disappearances and torture, including by police members of the Detective Branch (DB) of the police. “Bangladesh’s spy branch has previously been implicated by local human rights groups in allegations of serious human rights abuses, including enforced disappearances and torture,” Meenakshi […]

Toxic micro plastic in Dhaka’s air

60 percent of the waste generated in Bangladesh is burned near homes, producing smoke, carbon monoxide, mercury, hydrochloric acid and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Due to this the air of Dhaka becomes poisonous. The study examined air samples in Dhaka, the coastal district of Bhola, Lalitpur, Lumbini and Kathmandu in Nepal, Houston, Atlanta and Georgia in […]

Memphis police fire another officer in Tyra Nichols’ death

Lee Gerald, an attorney representing Hemphill, said by telephone, “While we disagree with this termination, Preston Hemphill will continue to cooperate with all authorities investigating Nichols’ death.” Gerald declined to comment on whether his client would also face criminal charges, but said of his cooperation with the investigation: “It speaks for itself.” Hemphill, who is […]

Chattogram: AL, BNP hold separate rallies 1 km apart

The retaliatory events sparked tension in the city, prompting law enforcement agencies to strengthen security measures. To make the divisional rally a success, the Chattogram city unit of BNP has been organizing various programs for the last ten days. Leaders and workers from nearby districts including Cox’s Bazar, Rangamati, Bandarban, Khagrachari, Feni, Noakhali and Laxmipur […]