Rights activists demand marking domestic work as hazardous

December 31, 2013

Child rights activists in a seminar in Dhaka on Monday demanded inclusion of domestic works on the list of hazardous works for children. Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum organised the programme titled ‘rights of child domestic workers at risk: possible way forward’ at Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management Foundation auditorium. They that Read more

Ctg people suffer for salinity in supply water

December 31, 2013

At least 50 lakh dwellers of the Chittagong city have been facing an acute crisis of drinking water because of extreme salinity in the water supplied by Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority over the last 20 days, forcing people to search for water from distant areas.
The salinity was found at places in the port city including Read more

Call for freeing society from gender discrimination

December 31, 2013

Speakers at a workshop in Rajshahi have emphasised the need for freeing society from gender discriminations to establish a non-discriminatory and equitable society for taking the nation forward successfully. To this end, they said importance should be attached to women empowerment and prevention of early marriage, sexual harassment and other violence against women. Read more

Social support stressed for physically challenged people

December 31, 2013

Speakers at a discussion said the challenged people need social support for their proper rehabilitation and family integration. They viewed collective effort of both the public and private organisations have become an urgent need for ensuring their fundamental rights for their social dignity.
Terming the challenged people as the integral part Read more

Tightened security for 31st night in Rajshahi

December 31, 2013

The Rajshahi Metropolitan Police authorities, Rapid Action Battalion and district police have taken up tight security measures to avert any untoward incident on the night of December 31.
The RAB will keep vigil to check the occurrence of any type of unpleasant situation on the eve of New Year, the RAB and police sources said. The RMP sources said Read more

Extended medicare facilities sought for disabled

December 30, 2013

Participants in a volunteer training programme conducted by the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed in Barisal city urged for extending coordinated medicare facilities as a right for the disabled persons on Sunday. The centre manager, Mahmudul Hassan Al Imam, also a physiotherapist, chaired the programme held at Barisal ARDRID-CRP centre Read more

The World In My Hands launched

December 30, 2013

Dhaka Tribune publisher Kazi Anis Ahmed on Saturday launched his second novel The World In My Hands. Random House India published the novel and released in South Asia. The e-version of the book is also made available world-wide. The World In My Hands is a political satire chronicling the fate of two friends who found their bonds bitterly tested when they were Read more

60yr-old UP office shifted illegally in Barisal city

December 30, 2013

Acting chairman of Charbaria Union Parishad in the Barisal city illegally shifted the 60-year-old office of the Parishad from donated land to rented premises allegedly to grab the land and trees worth millions of taka. After visiting the spot and talking to the locals, it was learnt that more than 60-year-old Charbaria UP office, on 32 decimal of donated land with well established Read more

Tight security measures for 31st night in Chittagong

December 30, 2013

The authorities of the Chittagong Metropolitan Police, Rapid Action Battalion and district police have taken up tight security measures to avert any untoward incident on the night of December 31.
The decision was taken in a meeting held last week.
RAB members will check any type of unpleasant Read more

One killed, 6 injured as gas cylinder explodes in N’ganj

December 30, 2013

A man was burnt to death and six others were injured as a gas cylinder exploded at Sonakanda dockyard under Bandar upazila in Narayanganj on Sunday morning.
The deceased was Mamun Miah, 26, and the injured were Haidar, 20, Rahim, 25, Shafik, 36, Shipon, 26, Sagor, 17, and Rahim, 22, all of them dockyard workers. Read more

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