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Bangladeshi girl set on fire after accusing teacher of harassment

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and burned at her school, dying 10 days later of her injuriesA teenage Bangladeshi girl who reported being sexually harassed has died after being set on fire at school. Police and school authorities had ignored her complaints.The murder of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Feni on 6 April, followed her allegations of sexual harassment against her headteacher two weeks before. Nusrat suffered 80%...
Tags: Women's rights and gender equality, Sexual violence, Sexual harassment, Bangladesh, Global development, South and Central Asia, World news


Bangladeshi teenager set on fire after accusing teacher of harassment

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and burned at her school, dying 10 days later of her injuriesA teenage Bangladeshi girl who reported being sexually harassed has died after being set on fire at school. Police and school authorities had ignored her complaints.The murder of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Feni on 6 April, followed her allegations of sexual harassment against her headteacher two weeks before. Nusrat suffered 80%...
Tags: Women's rights and gender equality, Sexual violence, Sexual harassment, Bangladesh, Global development, South and Central Asia, World news


Parboiling method reduces inorganic arsenic in rice

Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption. Now, researchers reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology have found a way to reduce inorganic arsenic in rice by modifying processing methods at traditional, small-scale parboiling plants in Bangladesh. The new method has the added benefit of increasing the calcium content of rice, the researchers say.
Tags: Bangladesh, ACS, Environmental Science Technology


Tiktok: India bans video sharing app

Activist group launched case against Chinese-owned app which it said encouraged paedophiles and pornographyThe Indian government has ordered Google and Apple to take down the Chinese-owned Tiktok video app after a court expressed concerns over the spread of pornographic material.Tiktok has already been banned in neighbouring Bangladesh and hit with a large fine in the United States for illegally collecting information from children. Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Google, Technology, China, India, World news, United States, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Bangladesh, Tiktok


How about making April 30th Celebrating Taxpayers Day?

How about making April 30th Celebrating Taxpayers Day ?  A few things lead me to suggest this. The reasons mostly tie to my recent research and writing on improving transparency of our tax systems.*  I like all principles of good tax policy (I hope we all do). I think that two on the AICPA set of principles of good tax policy need more attention because doing so will help tax systems to better meet the other ten principles the AICPA promotes. These two principles: Transparency and visibi...
Tags: Transparency, Taxes, San Francisco, Bangladesh, Lincoln, District Of Columbia, St Louis, Irs, Rwanda, George Washington, Tim Berners Lee, U S Navy, San Jose State University, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Rettig, AICPA


World Cup: Bangladesh name Shakib Al Hasan in squad

Bangladesh name Shakib Al Hasan in their World Cup squad and want him to return "immediately" from the Indian Premier League.
Tags: Sport, Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan


Bangladesh want Shakib 'immediately' for World Cup squad

Bangladesh name Shakib Al Hasan in their World Cup squad and want him to return "immediately" from the Indian Premier League.
Tags: Cricket, Bangladesh, Shakib, Shakib Al Hasan


Bangladesh pick ODI newbie Abu Jayed for World Cup

Batsman Mosaddek Hossain makes a comeback to the 15 for the showpiece event
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Bangladesh, Mosaddek Hossain, Abu Jayed


Bangladesh Struggles To Cope With Pressures Of Hosting 1 Million Rohingya Refugees

"We're being outnumbered by the sheer number of the refugee population," says Mohammad Abul Kalam, the head of Bangladesh's Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission in Cox's Bazar.(Image credit: Jason Beaubien/NPR)
Tags: News, Bangladesh, Mohammad Abul Kalam, Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission, Cox s Bazar Image


She Was Forced to Marry in Bangladesh. In Brooklyn, She Made Her Escape.

For Muslim immigrants desperate to flee their abusers, there are almost no safe options. A community in Brooklyn organized to change that.
Tags: News, New York City, Domestic Violence, Brooklyn, Bangladesh, Ny, Muslim Americans, Women and Girls, Immigration and Emigration, Safe Horizon, Kensington (Brooklyn, Sakhi for South Asian Women


Portraits Of A Community In America

Muslims In America The first Muslims may have arrived in the North American continent in the 14th century. And according to this article about “Islam in America,” even Christopher Columbus may have used a guide book written by Portuguese Muslims! Yet, Muslims in America today often feel marginalized and stigmatized by the media. They become easy targets of ridicule because of their faith or in the way they dress. The fact is, Muslims who have either immigrated to the United States or have been...
Tags: Photography, New York, Interviews, New York City, America, United States, Islam, Muslim, Bangladesh, Muslims, Christopher Columbus, Avon Connecticut, Syed, Seshu, American Muslims, Syed Yaqeen


India's April-Feb rice, buffalo meat exports drop: government body

India's rice exports for April-February dropped 9.4 percent from a year earlier to 10.57 million tonnes, as leading buyer Bangladesh trimmed its purchases due to a bumper local harvest, a government body said in a statement on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, India, businessNews, Bangladesh


Lens: Despite Prison and Torture, Shahidul Alam Refuses to Stay Quiet

Ahead of his court case, the Bangladeshi photojournalist and activist discussed democratizing photography and government censorship at the New York Portfolio Review.
Tags: Photography, News, New York City, Bangladesh, Freedom Of The Press, Alam, News and News Media, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Shahidul Alam, Shahidul


Communal reporting, Islamophobia in Hindi newspapers: Nav Dunia peddles propaganda, brands Muslims as infiltrators

This is just a reflection of how Islamophobia and branding Muslims, goes on in Hindi newspapers in Northern India.This report tells that all 'ghuspaithia' [infiltrators] are Muslim--totally one sided view and peddling the BJP-RSS propaganda.The illustration shows a man who has to 'appear a Muslim'. So this man is shown here wearing a skullcap. He is a Muslim, so he must have a beard and also because the 'Islamic colour' had to be brought, the kurta was painted green.The man shown is poor but st...
Tags: India, Religion, BJP, Nepal, Muslim, Bangladesh, Chhattisgarh, Islamophobia, NRC, Northern India, Bhopal, Hindutva, Dainik Jagran, Nai Dunia, Nav Dunia, Biased newspapers


TVS Motor Company launches four new models in Bangladesh

TVS Motor Company has extended its range in the Bangladesh market with the...
Tags: Autos, Bangladesh, TVS Motor Company


The pressure to be beautiful in Bangladesh

"We become anonymous even to ourselves and our identities remain concealed," photographer Habiba Nowrose says.
Tags: News, Bangladesh, Habiba Nowrose


International Cricket Test Championship mace goes to India

While Indiancricket bettors focus on the 2019 IPL tournament, test cricket is heating up. For the third year in a row, India retains the ICC Test Championship mace. The cutoff date for the ICC Test rankings is April 1st each year. The top teams win prizes, with a first prize of US$ 1 million going to India as the winners. Manu Sawhey, the ICC Chief Executive, congratulated the Indian team, and commented on the importance of Test cricket. “I congratulate India on retaini...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, US, Afghanistan, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Icc, West Indies, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli


Rare genetic skin disorder causes man to look like a tree

For years, a man from Bangladesh lived with "tree man" syndrome
Tags: Science, Bangladesh


Rohingya Settle In For The Long Haul, Even As Bangladesh Wants Refugees To Go Home

Bangladesh wants a million Rohingya refugees to go back to Myanmar. But 18 months after most of them fled violence, they are too afraid to go back and are making new lives for themselves in camps.(Image credit: Mahmud Hossain Opu for NPR)
Tags: News, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Mahmud Hossain Opu


Climate change blights children's lives in Bangladesh

Environmental disasters linked to climate change are threatening the lives and futures of over 19 million children in Bangladesh, including prompting many families to push their daughters into child marriages, UNICEF said Friday. "Climate change is deepening the environmental threat faced by families in Bangladesh's poorest communities, leaving them unable to keep their children properly housed, fed, healthy and educated," the UN children's agency said in a report.
Tags: Science, Bangladesh, Un, Unicef


UN: Climate change threatens 19 million Bangladesh children

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A new report by the United Nations children’s agency says the lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impacts of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change. The UNICEF report released Friday said the tally includes Rohingya refugee […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, United Nations, Bangladesh, Un, Unicef, Dhaka Bangladesh


UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids’ lives, future

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children’s agency released Friday. The UNICEF report said the estimate includes hundreds of […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, United Nations, Bangladesh, Un, Unicef, Dhaka Bangladesh


UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids' lives, future

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children's agency released Friday.
Tags: Science, United Nations, Bangladesh, Un, Dhaka Bangladesh


Madras high court directs ban on downloading of TikTok app

The Madurai bench of the Madras high court today issued an interim direction to the state authorities to prohibit downloading of TikTok Mobile Application and also said that medias are prohibited from telecasting the videos made using the app. This is in response to a petition which sought a ban on the app stating that the app promotes disturbing content and degrades culture. As an interim measure, court said that "the Government has to answer whether the Union of India will enact a statute, ...
Tags: News, Indonesia, India, Blogging, United States, Bangladesh, United States of America, Madras, Madurai, Tiktok, TikTok banned, TikTok Mobile Application


How Gigi Hadid Used Social Media to Raise Awareness for Refugees

Gigi Hadid traveled to Bangladesh last summer to meet with refugee women and children. To help spread awareness about their plight, Hadid — one of the fashion industry’s highest-paid supermodels — recorded an Instagram live video that she shared with her more than 40 million followers. “I think the most powerful part of meeting the refugees was […]
Tags: News, Bangladesh, Unicef, Gigi Hadid, Hadid, Power Of Women


Bangladesh former PM Zia sent to hospital from prison

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An official says Bangladesh opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is being treated in a state hospital after being taken there from the centuries-old jail where she has been imprisoned since a corruption conviction. The director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Brig. Gen. A.K. Mahbubul Hoque, says Zia’s […]
Tags: News, Nation, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Khaleda Zia, Zia, Nation & World, Bangladesh AP, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Brig, Mahbubul Hoque


Bangladesh could take over workplace safety despite 'shocking unreadiness'

Exclusive: supreme court to decide whether to kick out accord on building and fire safetyBangladesh’s government could assume responsibility for safety in workplaces producing clothing for major western brands this week despite demonstrating a “shocking level of unreadiness” to do so, according to an analysis of the state’s own data.The country’s supreme court is scheduled to decide on Sunday whether to kick out the Bangladesh accord on building and fire safety, an international initiative to re...
Tags: World news, South and Central Asia, Global development, Bangladesh


India: Setting Up Of Company In Bangladesh - S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates

Bangladesh, a neighboring country to India and a member of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation adopts an ‘Open Door Policy' to attract the foreign investors particularly through industrialization.
Tags: News, India, Bangladesh, Rana, South Asian Association for Regional Co


New Zealand Under-19s tour of Bangladesh called off

In the aftermath of the Christchurch attack, both NZC and BCB decided that sending an age-group side to one of the worst affected countries would be insensitive
Tags: Sport, Cricket, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Christchurch, NZC


1 migrant killed, 6 injured in North Macedonia car accident

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police say one migrant from Bangladesh has been killed and six Pakistani migrants seriously injured when their driver told them to jump from the speeding vehicle, apparently because he had spotted a police patrol. North Macedonian police say the vehicle, which was carrying the Bangladeshi and 14 Pakistanis — was […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Bangladesh, North Macedonia, SKOPJE North Macedonia