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Day: August 7, 2014

Killings in Gaza: NHRC chief accuses big powers of encouraging Israel
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Killings in Gaza: NHRC chief accuses big powers of encouraging Israel

  News Desk: People condemn the Israeli aggression in Gaza, from a human chain organised by the National Human Rights Commission at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital yesterday. National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman yesterday accused the influential countries of encouraging Israel in its atrocities in Gaza. “We find that the big powers raise their voices and issue statements even in a case of trivial human rights violation in Bangladesh. But we are not seeing such statements and worries of those about the ongoing destruction and killing in Gaza," he said. "Rather, sometimes they are encouraging and supporting the killings and destruction by some statements," he told a rally, organised by the commission, at the capital's Central Shaheed Minar. The...
Workers confined, forced to take partial payments
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Workers confined, forced to take partial payments

News Desk: This employee of a garment factory of Tuba Group got a call on her phone informing her of her mother-in-law's death yesterday. She had been on hunger strike inside her Badda factory demanding unpaid wages and Eid bonuses. When she came downstairs to leave for home, she found the gates locked. Owners of Tuba Group backed by police confined more than 1,000 agitating workers for hours yesterday in an apparent bid to quell their ongoing protests for full payment of arrears. The nine-hour confinement ends around noon when an unidentified man opened the gate of the building where the workers have been on hunger strike for ten days. But the workers refused to go to the BGMEA office to take partial payments promised earlier. "We went to the BGMEA office several times. But it did not...