The country's Hindu minority feels unsafe since last week's attacks, which many believe were carried out to grab land owned by lower caste, disadvantaged Hindus.
The Bangladeshi security forces routinely commit enforced disappearances and the government has ignored calls to address the culture of impunity, the organisation said.
The country recorded positive growth during the pandemic, while other countries, including the developed ones, experienced a deep economic crisis.
The bomb plot in 2000 was one of several attempts on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s life in a wave of violence by extremist groups that were angry at her secular stance at the time.
Tashnuva Anan Shishir, who previously worked as a rights activist and actress, debuts on Dhaka-based Boishakhi TV which has also hired a second transgender person in its drama department.
Religious populism is showing its teeth to the secular Awami League-led government and this time, the upcoming statue of Bangladesh's founding father is at stake.
In 1998 Abdul Majed was sentenced in absentia to death along with a dozen other army officers over the murders of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and members of his family. Majed who is believed to have fled to India in 1996, returned to Bangladesh last month.
Jail sentence of ailing former prime minister and opposition leader will be suspended and she will be released for a period of six months, Law Minister Anisul Huq says.
Court finds fugitives 'guilty of serial abuses' during the country's 1971 war of independence. Critics say the so-called International Crimes Tribunal, which has no international oversight, is politically motivated and used to target the opposition.
Bangladesh plans to relocate over 100,000 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char island. NGOs have expressed their concerns at the proposal given the lack of infrastructure on the island and potential environmental dangers.
More than 103,000 Rohingya out of over a million who fled Myanmar will be moved to Bhashan Char but international groups warn that the move could be risky.
Election official says Bangladesh's ruling alliance led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won Sunday's violence-marred election with 288 seats, enabling it to form a government. The opposition has rejected the result and called for a new vote.
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