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1 more succumbs to mindless arson

1 more succumbs to mindless arson

One more innocent commoner succumbed today to the gruesome firebomb attack, raising the death toll arising from political violence to 76 this year. The deceased, Mohammad Jahangir Alam, 35, from Bogra, died around 6:30am in the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Mozammel Haque, inspector of the police camp concerned with the hospital...

4 killed in Narayanganj road crash

4 killed in Narayanganj road crash

Four people including a child were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a three-wheeler auto-rickshaw in Narayanganj on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway this morning. The truck collided with the three-wheeler in Karnogop area, Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj, at 8:15am leaving four passengers dead and four others injured, said Md Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Narayanganj Highway Police. Three people died on the spot, whilst the fourth victim succumbed from injuries on the way to a local hospital, the OC told The Daily Star Online. Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Further details...

2 Bangladeshis die in Malaysia

2 Bangladeshis die in Malaysia

Two Bangladeshi construction workers were buried alive when the ground caved in on them inside a pit yesterday afternoon at Tapah, in the state of Perak, of Malaysia. The victims were identified as Mohammad Iqbal, 30, son of Hasu Mia and Md Taleb, son of Hiron Mia, both from Narsingdi, Sayedul Islam, councillor of...

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...

Rights worsened for indigenous people in 2014: Report

Rights worsened for indigenous people in 2014: Report

The frequency of violation of civil and political rights to people of the ethnic minority in Bangladesh intensified further during last year, a report published today said. 15 belonging to the ethnic minority killed 122 women, girls subjected to sexual and physical violence Eminent citizens concerned over rights violation At least 15 people belonging to the ethnic minority were killed allegedly by Bengali settlers in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) and the plains, the report titled “The Human Rights Report 2014 on Indigenous Peoples” said. The report, prepared by Kapaeeng Foundation on the basis of news reports, was launched in the capital's The Daily Star Centre today. “Eight men and seven indigenous women were killed...

Kerry seeks govt’s action to peacefully end violence

Kerry seeks govt’s action to peacefully end violence

United States Secretary of State John Kerry has called for Bangladesh government's action to peacefully end the recent violence in the country and pulled up on political parties for targeting the civilians during agitation. “The Secretary called for government action to peacefully end the recent violence, underscored the government’s role in ensuring peaceful political...

1 more innocent dies to mindless arson

1 more innocent dies to mindless arson

One more innocent life succumbed to the brutal and mindless arson today at the critical care of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s burn unit. Jahid, 50, a truck driver who was burnt in arson on a truck in Polashi of Narsingdi on February 12, succumbed today, said Dr Samanta Lal Sen, an adviser to...

Don’t worry over Teesta: Mamata

Don’t worry over Teesta: Mamata

Visiting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said Bangladesh need not worry over the Teesta water sharing deal and added that the issue will be resolved soon. “Keep your faith on me. Don’t be worried over the issue. It will be solved soon,” the Trinamool Congress chief said while addressing a function ‘Boithaki...

Rab surveillance on at Shaheed Minar

Rab surveillance on at Shaheed Minar

Starting today, elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) will be keeping a close eye in and around the Central Shaheed Minar premises to ensure public security ahead of February 21, its director general said. The force has taken a three-day security plan for the premises for public security in view of the continuing countrywide...

Food curb on Khaleda’s office staff continues

Food curb on Khaleda’s office staff continues

Police around the Gulshan office of BNP chief Khaleda Zia continued the curb on food supplies for her office staff for the third day on a stretch today. Insiders claimed everyone in the office was living on dry foods and its supplies were running out fast. They complained that police were not allowing fresh...

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