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BSF guns down Bangladeshi in Kurigram

BSF guns down Bangladeshi in Kurigram

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down a Bangladeshi near the Khalisha Kotal border at Phulbari upazila of Kurigram early today. The deceased was identified as Shyamal Chandra, 32, a local cattle trader, reports our Kurigram correspondent quoting Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) 45th battalion Commander Lt Col Zakir Hossain. “Shyamal and his associates were fired...

People slain in BDR mutiny to be remembered by BGB

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will observe a number of programmes today and tomorrow to commemorate those who died in the Pilkhana carnage in 2009. The programmes include recitations of the holy Quran, doa and milad mahfils at BGB headquarters and offices across the country. Besides, representatives of the president, the prime minister, the home minister, and senior secretary of the home ministry along with the chiefs of three defence services and the director general of BGB will place wreaths at the...

2 killed in BGB, police firing

An alleged drug trader was killed in a “gunfight” with Border Guard Bangladesh in Cox's Bazar while another was killed in a similar incident involving police in Mymensingh yesterday. They dead are Hossen Ahmad, 32, and Rafiqul Islam Khokon, 40. With the two, 33 people are known to have been killed in such incidents after the countrywide blockade began on January 6. BGB claimed Hossen was a yaba smuggler in Teknaf area. However, Hossen's mother Dhalu Bibi denied it. She alleged BGB...

3 burnt, 2 hurt in Ctg, Feni arson

3 burnt, 2 hurt in Ctg, Feni arson

Two passengers and a helper of a truck were burnt and two drivers injured in separate firebomb attacks on four vehicles in Chittagong and Feni on Sunday. A passenger Hossain Mia, 48, was critically burnt and drivers of two covered vans were injured when unidentified miscreants hurled petrol bombs and crude bombs at the...

Two BNP, Shibir men killed in 'cop, BGB firing'

A BNP leader was killed in a “shootout” with police in Magura yesterday, while an Islami Chhatra Shibir man died from the bullet wounds he had suffered during a joint force raid in Dinajpur. Of the dead, Moshiur Rahman, 40, was organising secretary of Chhoighoria ward BNP in Magura. The other one, Motiar Rahman, was president of Shibir's Nashratpur union unit in Dinajpur. Moshiur's son Kazi Nayon Hossain told The Daily Star last night that locals had seen police chase his...

12 held with bombs in Ctg

12 held with bombs in Ctg

Law enforcers arrested 12 people along with 29 petrol and 120 chocolate bombs in the city and Hathazari upazila of Chittagong today. Hatahzari police arrested six people along with 18 petrol bombs, 120 chocolate bombs, huge amount of bomb-making materials like circuits and wires, four bottle of petrol and a laptop. The arrest was made...

Excessive force not answer to violence: Amnesty

Excessive force not answer to violence: Amnesty

Amnesty International has condemned Bangladesh government’s move to use “excessive police force” tackling ongoing violence during the BNP-led 20-party alliance blockade. The global rights watchdog also has called upon the BNP to “exhort their members and supporters to stop politically-motivated criminal acts” in a report published yesterday. Pulling up reference to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s...

BGB chief reiterates threat to use firearms

BGB chief reiterates threat to use firearms

Chief of the paramilitary force Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed, today reiterated the warning to use firearms to counter subversive activities during the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s prevailing spell of countrywide blockade. “We will try our best to protect the lives and properties of the people. If we are attacked, we will...

They're talking like politicians

The BNP-led 20-party alliance yesterday criticised the chiefs of police, Rab and BGB for their “audacious” comments and said they would have been brought to book if a government by the people were in place. While exchanging views at Mithapukur in Rangpur on Friday, Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Haque came down heavily on BNP chief Khaled Zia for “making the mistake” of not taking part in the January 5, 2014 election. He lambasted the alliance saying it had seized...

1 lakh yaba tablets seized in Cox’s Bazar

1 lakh yaba tablets seized in Cox’s Bazar

The paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized around 1 lakh pieces of yaba from Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar early today. Acting on a tip-off, a patrol team of BGB conducted a drive on the Naaf river in Golarchar area around 2:00am and challenged a boat carrying yaba smugglers. Sensing danger, the smugglers shots two bullets...

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