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Uttara crane accident: 5 dead, only newlyweds survive

Bangabandhu's martyrdom anniversary and National Mourning Day observed with respect and love

PM Hasina pays tributes at the burial of her relatives

Polythene factory fire in Chawkbazar kills at least six

Coronavirus: One death, 259 new cases in last 24 hours across Bangladesh

Taliban taking away all the rights of women in Afghanistan

Kabul, February 5: The Taliban's seizure of power in Afghanistan has proved to be a real threat to human rights, especially for women in Afghanistan. Although the Taliban wanted to allay such fears for strategic reasons, people who did not forget about their first term were not at all convinced.

Over 1,000 minority women become victims of forceful conversion every year in Pakistan: Reports

Islamabad, November 26: An average of 1,000 Christian and Hindu women are forced to convert their religion to Islam by marrying Muslim men every year in Pakistan, according to a recent report.

Taliban bans shows with women actors, issues new religious guidelines

Kabul, November 22: In a fresh jolt to women's rights in Afghanistan, the ruling Taliban government has asked the country's networks to stop airing shows with female actors in it.

Afghan women take to the streets to protest against the Taliban

Kabul, November 10: At a time when almost the entire world is silent on the Taliban's occupation of Afghanistan and its seizure of power, some women's rights activists in the country have recently staged public protests, risking their lives and dignity. During a rally in the Afghan capital, Kabul, banners read, "Why is the world silently watching us die?"

Afghanistan: Taliban insurgents assault woman, abduct five members of her family in Kabul

Kabul, September 15: Taliban insurgents on Saturday assaulted a woman and  abducted five of her family members in Kabul city, media reports said.

Women seek right to return to govt jobs in Afghanistan

Kabul, September 11: Despite their willingness to work, women in Afghanistan say they have been stopped by the Taliban from returning to government jobs.

Taliban orders working women in Afghanistan to stay at home

Kabul, August 26: Issuing a diktat that is reflective of the real intention of the Taliban, the spokesperson of the group has directed working women to stay at home until proper systems are in place to ensure their safety.