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Zubair murder verdict Feb 4

Zubair murder verdict Feb 4

A Dhaka court will deliver its verdict in Jahangirnagar University student Zubair Ahmed murder case on February 4. On completion of the arguments from the prosecution and defence, Judge ABM Nizamul Haque of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 fixed the date for the delivery of the judgment. The court also cancelled the bail of seven, out...

30 injured in BCL clash at DU

30 injured in BCL clash at DU

At least 30 people were injured in a clash between two rival groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) over a trifling matter on the Dhaka University campus early today. Sources said a brawl ensued between activists of the two groups when supporters of Jashimuddin Hall unit BCL president Mehedi Hasan beat a supporter of...

Rangamati under curfew

Rangamati under curfew

A nightlong curfew was imposed in Rangamati today after violence spread in the hilly district in sequel to clashes between the Bangalee settlers and the Adivasis. The curfew that began from 7:30pm today is scheduled to remain in place till 8:00am tomorrow, Rangamati Deputy Commissioner Shamsul Arefin declared this evening after talking to the...

30 injured at Pabna clash

30 injured at Pabna clash

At least 30 people were injured in a clash between the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and an unidentified group of people at Pabna Polytechnic Institute in the district town this evening. Most of the injured were BCL leaders and activists including the district organising secretary of the ruling Awami League-backed student organisation,...

BCL faction postpones nonstop CU blockade

BCL faction postpones nonstop CU blockade

The blockade enforced by a faction of Chittagong University unit Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has postponed for Eid-e-Miladunnabi and Restoration of Democracy Day on January 4 and 5. Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the day of birth of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), will be observed across the country tomorrow. The ruling party is set to celebrate January 5 as...

BCL rally at DU leads to traffic chaos

BCL rally at DU leads to traffic chaos

Thousands of commuters suffered immensely today, thanks to a rally organised by pro-Awami League student body Chhatra League on the Dhaka University campus in the capital causing huge traffic gridlock. BCL organised the rally marking its 67th founding anniversary. The law enforcers were seen to halt the normal traffic, ensuring smooth plying of pickup vans,...

Goyeshwar on 2-day fresh remand

Goyeshwar on 2-day fresh remand

A Dhaka court today placed BNP standing committee member Goyeshwar Chandra Roy on a two-day fresh remand in a case filed with Turag Police Station for creating anarchy in Dhaka.  Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud Adnan passed the remand order after showing him arrested in the case. Earlier in the day, the Detective Branch of police produced him before the court with a 10-day remand prayer on competition of a three-day remand in another case filed over Wednesday's Bakshibazar violence. Police earlier showed Goyeshwar arrested in the case filed with Shahbagh Police Station over the attack on...

BCL takes over Khaleda's venue

BCL takes over Khaleda's venue

Equipped with iron rods and sticks, several hundred Chhatra League men yesterday took control of Bhawal Badre Alam College ground in Gazipur and vowed to resist Khaleda Zia's rally tomorrow. The BNP-led 20-party alliance called the rally to drum up public support for a fresh anti-government movement from January demanding general elections under a...

RESTRICTIONS ON KHALEDA RALLY

20-party calls hartal in Gazipur for tomorrow

20-party calls hartal in Gazipur for tomorrow

The BNP-led 20-party alliance will enforce a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Gazipur district and stage demonstrations across the country tomorrow protesting restrictions on its rally where Khaleda Zia was scheduled to address. Meanwhile, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), student wing of ruling Awami League, postponed its rally following the BNP’s decision. Gazipur district administration this afternoon imposed...

Editorial

BCL attempt to foil BNP rally

PRIME Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday directed district officials to take stern action against criminals irrespective of their political affiliations. We welcome the premier's directive, particularly in light of the mayhem generated by ruling party members in different districts in recent times, and hope that her command will be realised with due urgency.   We have noted with distress that similar remarks from the Prime Minister in the past about unsparing action against offenders of law have fallen on deaf...

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