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Daily Archives: October 14, 2011

Panel discussion: Sexual exploitation and abuse in conflict and post-conflict situations

Following a film screening of “The Whistleblower,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened a panel discussion on sexual exploitation and abuse in conflict and post-conflict situations. The filmmaker and senior UN officials addressed issues raised in the film, including human trafficking and forced prostitution as well as the Organization’s effort to combat sexual exploitation of women and…

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Is the Wait Over?

One of the electoral pledges that led to Awami League’s landslide victory in the 2008 election has been the trial of war criminals. Amongst much anticipation, the government finally amended the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) Act 1973 in 2009 and set up the tribunal in March 25, 2010. Although seven suspects have been arrested, till…

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Four Cases in Brahmanbaria: Six Huji men jailed

A special tribunal here yesterday sentenced six activists of banned Islamist outfit Harkatul Jihad (Huji) to prison in four separate cases. The convicts are Shamsul Islam Mollah, 48, of Narsingdi district, Musa Miah, 28, of B`baria town, Maulana Hedayetullah, 30, and Saiful Islam Sajib alias Saifullah of Sarail upazila, Jamal Miah, 24, of Nasirnagar uapzila…

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Sedition Case: Arrest order for Amini

A Dhaka court yesterday issued an arrest warrant against Mufti Fazlul Haq Amini, chairman of a faction of Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ), in connection with a sedition case. The court passed the order after Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Lalbagh Police Station Selim-uz-Zaman, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet before the court…

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Vandalism in Ctg: Ex-Jamaat MP Shahjahan Chy held

Police yesterday arrested former Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker Shahjahan Chowdhury on charges of September 19 vandalism and assaulting police personnel in Chittagong. Syed Nurul Islam, additional deputy commissioner of police, told The Daily Star that the Ramna police picked up Shahjahan, former MP of Satkania in Chittagong, around 3:30pm in front of the High Court in the…

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Ensure freedom of press, scope for NGOs: Hillary

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged the Bangladesh government to ensure that media outlets are able to exercise freedom of the press and that NGOs have theopportunity to be a vibrant contributor to the future of the country, reports UNB. Before the meeting with Foreign Minister Dipu Moni at the State Department in Washington…

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This archive records from memory the nine-month history of 1971 as experienced and perceived by individuals from all walks of life.

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