Bangladesh: Can migration brokers be finally held accountable?

A large number of aspiring migrants seek the assistance of brokers who they expect will help them travel overseas for work. In many cases, however, such brokers mislead or deceive the migrants, thus pushing them into a far more difficult life than the one they are keen to escape from. In response to widespread complaints […]

Airport road accident: 3 get life imprisonment, 2 acquitted

A Dhaka court has sentenced two Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus drivers and an assistant to life imprisonment in a case filed over the death of two students in a road accident in 2018. The court also acquitted Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan bus owner Jahangir Alam and assistant Enayet Hossain in the case filed over deaths of college students […]

Bangladesh hosts most stateless people in the world: IOM

Bangladesh is currently hosting the largest number of stateless people in the world with about 906,000 persons, mainly because of the Rohingya exodus that began in August 2017. This number is one fourth of the total number of stateless persons globally with 3.9million as of 2018, according to the World Migration Report-2020, launched on Wednesday […]

Holey Artisan verdict: Questions over IS-inspired caps

At least two convicts sentenced to death for their roles in a terror attack on the Holey Artisan restaurant have been found wearing prayer caps emblazoned with the Islamic State’s insignia on the court premises. Authorities opened a probe into how the prayer caps reached the convicts while they were in police custody. On Jul […]

Seven Islamists to die for worst terror attack in Bangladesh

Seven militants were sentenced to death for their involvement in 2016 Holey Artisan attack that left 22 people, including 17 foreigners, dead. The seven death-row convicts — Jahangir Hossain, Aslam Hossain Rash, Hadisur Rahman, Rakibul Hasan Regan, Md Abdus Sabur Khan, Shariful Islam Khaled and Mamunur Rashid Ripon – were also fined Tk 50,000 each. […]