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One in three female lawyers sexually harassed, report finds

The International Bar Association survey — based on the online responses of 6,980 attorneys from 135 countries — found sexual harassment in the industry is “common” and bullying is “rife.” WT24 Desk One in three female attorneys has been sexually harassed at work, and half have been bullied, according to a global survey that brings law firms into a #MeToo ...

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India’s #MeToo backlash: accusers battle intimidation, threats and lawsuits

Six months after a wave of accusations against some of the country’s most powerful men, many women are now embroiled in litigation WT24 Desk Onlookers crowded against the walls of the Delhi courtroom for the testimony of Mobashar Jawed Akbar, India’s former junior foreign minister, and the highest-profile man to quit his job after Indian women started sharing their #MeToo ...

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Schoolgirl ‘raped’ in Savar

Rapist’ held WT24 Desk A schoolgirl was reportedly raped by an elderly man in Genda area here on Monday noon, Agencies report. Locals caught the alleged rapist, Alam Mia, 65, a security guard hailing from Radha Krishna village in Sadar upazila of Gaibandha district, and handed him over to police. Locals said the girl, 15, came to visit her brother’s ...

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Sri Lanka imposes curfew after mobs target mosques

Action taken following days of attacks on places of worship and Muslim-owned businesses WT24 Desk Sri Lanka has imposed a country-wide curfew after successive days of mob attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned shops in three districts, The Guardian reports. Facebook and WhatsApp have also been banned as the government seeks to quell unrest in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings at ...

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’Criminal’ killed in Ctg‘ gunfight’ with cops

WT24 Desk A suspected criminal was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Bakalia here early Sunday hours after killing a woman, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Shah Alam. Shah Md Abdur Rouf, Additional Deputy Commissioner (South), Chattogram Metropolitan Police said Shah Alam had been at loggerheads with Hasan, a local youth, for long.  Shah Alam went ...

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4 raped, one dumped into drain afterwards

WT24 Desk Two miscreants took turns to rape a madrasa girl before throwing her into a drain tying her up in Jhenaidah on Friday night, reports UNB. Besides, three minor girls have reportedly been raped in Sherpur and Habiganj and a teenage girl has been ‘violated’ after being abducted from Sherpur. Three people, including a union parishad member, have been ...

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Saudi scholar arrested over Easter bombings in Sri Lanka

Mohamed Aliyar, 60, is the founder of the Centre for Islamic Guidance, which boasts a mosque, a religious school and a library in Zahran’s hometown of Kattankudy, a Muslim-dominated city on Sri Lanka’s eastern shores. WT24 Desk Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter ...

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‘Drug dealer’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

WT24 Desk A ‘listed drug dealer’ was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Maheskhalipara in Teknaf upazila early Saturday, UNB reports. The deceased was identified as Dudu Mia, son of late Sultan Ahmed of Nazirpara in the upazila.  Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Model Police Station, said police conducted a drive at Maheshkaripara around 3am along with ...

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‘Drug trader’ killed

‘Gunfight’ in Rajshahi WT24 Desk A suspected drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between two groups of ‘drug traders’ in Bagha upazila early Friday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Ziarul Islam Kalu, 39, son of Abdul Khalek of Pakuria village in the upazila. Iftekhayer Alam, additional superintendent of police, said being tipped off that two groups of ...

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