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India's Supreme Court ends colonial-era...

India's Supreme Court ends colonial-era...

South Asia

Thu, Sep 6 2018

Section 377 of the Indian penal code, enacted by British rulers in 1861, banned ‘carnal intercourse...

Malaysian court postpones caning of...

Malaysian court postpones caning of...

Asia-Pacific

Tue, Aug 28 2018

They were sentenced to a fine and six strokes of the cane under Islamic laws forbidding lesbian sex

India’s supreme court considers legalising...

India’s supreme court considers legalising...

D2

Fri, Jul 13 2018

The government decision to leave the ruling to Supreme Court judges has raised the petitioner’s...

Football provides rare meeting point...

Football provides rare meeting point...

D2

Mon, Jul 2 2018

Even the Russian security service agents who have been assigned to monitor events at the house have on...

Govt rejects UPR recommendations on...

Govt rejects UPR recommendations on...

Law & Rights

Fri, May 18 2018

Bangladesh first submitted its report to the UPR in 2009

Two years after Xulhaz-Tonoy murder,...

Two years after Xulhaz-Tonoy murder,...

Crime

Wed, Apr 25 2018

Families of the victims have expressed indignation at the police’s failure to catch the killers, and...

Beijing festival pulls award-winning...

Beijing festival pulls award-winning...

Showtime

Mon, Mar 26 2018

The movie, which won a screenplay Oscar this month, was withdrawn from the Beijing International Film...

Flouting privacy rights

Flouting privacy rights

Kyle Knight

Thu, May 25 2017

Security forces offer threats, not protection

First they came for our statues

First they came for our statues

Rubaiyat Kabir , Rubaiyat Kabir

Sun, May 21 2017

If we don’t speak out now, they’ll come for us too

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is facing trouble...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ is facing trouble...

Showtime

Tue, Mar 7 2017

Threatened to boycott the film because of its inclusion of a gay character.

Six months on, Xulhaz and Tonoy's killers...

Six months on, Xulhaz and Tonoy's killers...

Bangladesh

Wed, Oct 26 2016

Six months after the murder of LGBT rights activists Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy inside a Kalabagan...

Ansarullah’s strength intact as Zia...

Ansarullah’s strength intact as Zia...

Crime

Sun, Oct 16 2016

Detectives claim that the network of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, now known as Ansar...

When condolence is condescension

When condolence is condescension

Esam Sohail , Esam Sohail

Fri, Jun 24 2016

Let’s not mix our sympathy with self-righteousness

Tension at funerals for Orlando victims...

Tension at funerals for Orlando victims...

World

Sun, Jun 19 2016

Funerals for two of the 49 victims killed in the shooting at a nightclub in Florida were marked by tense...

Obama hits out at LGBT...

Obama hits out at LGBT...

World

Fri, Jun 17 2016

Discrimination against LGBT people must be tackled at home and abroad, President Obama has said after...

Stop criticising, unite against...

Stop criticising, unite against...

Longform

Thu, Jun 16 2016

The West needs to stop bossing around third world countries and start supporting them

Wife of Orlando shooter could soon face...

Wife of Orlando shooter could soon face...

World

Wed, Jun 15 2016

"It appears she had some knowledge of what was going on"

Shihab placed on fresh remand for 5...

Shihab placed on fresh remand for 5...

Crime

Thu, May 19 2016

The suspect was placed on a three-day remand before

'Writing for unnatural sex a criminal...

'Writing for unnatural sex a criminal...

Bangladesh

Fri, May 6 2016

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said writing in favour of unnatural sex amounts to a criminal...

CID to examine evidence in Xulhaz-Tonoy...

CID to examine evidence in Xulhaz-Tonoy...

Crime

Tue, May 3 2016

CID will look for fingerprints or other related evidence that might expedite the identification and arrest...

Bangladesh pays for bad politics in...

Bangladesh pays for bad politics in...

What the World Says

Fri, Apr 29 2016

Five secular bloggers were killed last year and among the others slaughtered are foreigners – an Italian...