Human Rights

Where ships go to die

The human and environmental cost of shipbreaking in India and Bangladesh


Bangladesh reports bird flu outbreak at poultry farm

More than 700 Sonali breed birds die after highly contagious H5N1 virus is discovered at Dhaka farm.


Bangladesh sentences 26 to death over 2014 murders

Three senior officers from elite security forces among those to be hanged over crimes in Narayanganj, court decides.


Migrant Dreams: Bangladeshi Workers in Singapore

How thousands of migrant dreams in Singapore turned into nightmares in the wake of the 2009 global recession.


22,000 Rohingya 'flee Myanmar to Bangladesh' in a week

UN says at least 65,000 have escaped since the launch of an army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state three months ago.

Human Rights

'Mastermind' of Bangladesh cafe siege killed: police

One of suspects behind last year attack that killed 20 foreigners and another alleged assailant killed in police raid.


Bangladesh garment factories dismiss '1,500 workers'

Union leaders among 30 held over walkout by thousands of workers of factories that supply clothes to top Western brands.

Women's Rights

The solitude of female politicians in South Asia

To deflect the sexist charge of being barren viragos, female politicians in the region have to deny their sexuality.

by Mukul Kesavan


Rohingya refugees from Myanmar tell of trauma

Some hid in rice fields, others ate only leaves while making the long journey by foot across the border into Bangladesh.

Human Rights

Bangladesh probes tax affairs of Nobel laureate Yunus

Yunus' family and micro-credit bank investigated for tax irregularities in a case some see as politically motivated.


UN: Rohingya may be enduring 'crimes against humanity'

Bangladesh turns away Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar crackdown as the UN decries "pattern of violations".

Human Rights

Bangladesh refuses Rohingya fleeing 'ethnic cleansing'

Eight boats carrying Rohingya refugees have been turned away by Bangladesh as thousands amass on the border.


Muslim Rohingya facing Myanmar 'ethnic cleansing'

UNHCR chief accuses country's troops of killing men and raping women, forcing stateless minority to flee to Bangladesh.


Dozens arrested for attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh

More than 100 Hindu houses and 17 temples have been vandalised and looted since violence began last month.


Developing storm threatens Myanmar, Bangladesh

Tropical depression in northern Bay of Bengal expected to bring flooding to Myanmar and Bangladesh in the coming days.