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Trial delay in rape cases frustrates victims

Trial delay in rape cases 
frustrates victims
While the number of rape incidents has marked a sharp rise in the country in recent months causing concern among the public, delay in rape trials is complicating the case proceedings, said legal experts. The ratio of guilty verdict against offenders in rape cases remains extremely low with only 5 offenders getting punished against 1,283 rape cases resolved from 2011 to June 2018, stealing hope from rape victims of getting justice.  According to a research of non-government organization Naripakkha, a total of 4,372 rape incidents took place in six districts of the country during the periods of 2011 to June in 2018. Out of them, a total of 1,283 cases have been disposed and only five offenders received punishment. Experts opined that social…

BFDC employee dies in city police ‘custody’

BFDC employee dies in city police ‘custody’

An employee of the Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) died reportedly due to torture inflicted by police under custody in the capital early yesterday. The victim was identified as Abu Bakar Siddique alias Babu, 45, floor-in-charge of the BFDC and son of late Nurul Islam of Senbagh in Noakhali…
Over 36 lakh cases pending in courts

Over 36 lakh cases pending in courts

More than 36.4 lakh cases are now pending with the higher and lower courts across the country, according to statistics placed by Law Minister Anisul Huq in the parliament yesterday. “Till September 2019, the total number of the cases pending with the country’s higher and lower courts were…
Mobile apps make 
life easier

Mobile apps make life easier

With a digital Bangladesh in focus, it’s only natural that life in this fast changing country will be reliant on ever evolving tech based solutions. In current day Bangladesh, mobile apps are making life easier not only in the city but also in rural areas. The benefits of this are several and…
Remembering Muhammad Ali: The greatest

Remembering Muhammad Ali: The greatest

The birthday of the greatest heavyweight boxer, nay sportsperson ever was observed on January 17. The greatest  is longer with us but his legacy will remain as strong as ever. He boasted he was "The Greatest," and in the prime of his charismatic career, many agreed. But as great as the…
Leather sector exports drop 10pc

Leather sector exports drop 10pc

The exports of leather and leather products fell significantly in the first six months (July–December) of the current financial year (FY2019–20) compared to the same period of the last fiscal year. According to the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), the sector registered a slightly negative…
World powers seek end to foreign meddling in Libya

World powers seek end to foreign meddling in Libya

World leaders made a fresh push for peace in Libya at a summit in Berlin yesterday, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from turning into a “second Syria”. The presidents of Russia, Turkey and France joined other global chiefs at the talks hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel…
Momtazuddin recalled on 86th birth anniv

Momtazuddin recalled on 86th birth anniv

Eminent playwright and theatre personality Professor Momtazuddin Ahmed, who passed away last year, was remembered on his 86th birth anniversary on Saturday. Theatre, a prominent theatre troupe in the country, organised a programme to celebrate the late icon’s first birth anniversary after his…
Spirited Bangladesh outfox Sri Lanka

Spirited Bangladesh outfox Sri Lanka

Matin Meah struck twice as Bangladesh stormed into the semifinal of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football tournament defeating Sri Lanka by 3-0 yesterday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital. Matin Meah opened the scoring inside 20 minutes and doubled the advantage midway of…
Peasants fear production cost of potatoes may not be recovered

Peasants fear production cost of potatoes may not be recovered

Potato growers of Bogura district are worried that they might not be able to recover the production cost due to a sudden drop in prices of the vegetable in the ongoing harvesting season. Potato prices dropped to Tk. 500 per maund from Tk. 1,000, depending on the variety and quality, in around three…
Aspirants hot on campaign trail

Aspirants hot on campaign trail

Electioneering for the Dhaka city corporation elections formally began on January 10. All candidates nominated by the ruling Awami League (AL) and arch-rival Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have hit the campaign trail. The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC)…
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