Bangladesh extends school shutdown over second COVID-19 wave

Bangladesh extends school shutdown over second COVID-19 wave

Most COVID-19 restrictions lifted but schools and educational institutions to remain closed until December 19.Bangladesh has extended its closure of schools and educational institutions, which were last open in March, until December 19 amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections during the coming Bangladeshi winter, the education ministry said on Thursday. Experts said…

Read More...

Man lynched in Bangladesh for alleged Quran desecration: Police

Man lynched in Bangladesh for alleged Quran desecration: Police

Man beaten to death and his body torched in northern Bangladesh after villagers accuse him of desecrating holy books kept in a mosque.Hundreds of people in a Bangladeshi town have beaten and lynched a man who had allegedly desecrated the Muslim holy book, police said. The crowd on Thursday seized two men who had been…

Read More...

Bangladesh mulls death penalty for rapists as protests rage

Bangladesh mulls death penalty for rapists as protests rage

Dhaka, Bangladesh – As protests flare across Bangladesh over a series of rapes and sexual assaults, its government says it is considering the death penalty for the offenders. Law Minister Anisul Huq told Al Jazeera that his ministry is set to place a proposal before the cabinet on Monday to make urgent amendments to the…

Read More...

Bangladesh garment workers clash with police over wages

Bangladesh garment workers clash with police over wages

May 20, 2020 at 8:40 am Updated May 20, 2020 at 8:42 am DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh’s capital fired tear gas and swung batons to disperse more than 1,000 garment factory workers who were demanding that they be paid salaries and bonuses ahead of Islam’s biggest holiday, witnesses and an industry official…

Read More...