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Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Mobarak appeals against death penalty

Convicted war criminal Mobarak Hossain today challenged the death penalty awarded him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. Mobarok submitted an 82-page appeal before the Supreme Court seeking his acquittal of all the two charges on which he was found guilty. He also...

Mobarak to walk gallows

Mobarak to walk gallows

On August 22, 1971, some 130 people were assembled in Tanmandayl village of Brahmanbaria's Akhaura. Little did they know that 33 of them would be picked out to be massacred the next day. Local Razakars gathered them there saying a panchayat would be formed. But once the villagers got together at a house, they...

Charges proved against Mobarak

Charges proved against Mobarak

Mobarak Hossain, a leader of Brahmanbaria Awami League, was guilty of two out of total five charges levelled against him for committing crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. The tribunal awarded him the capital punishment for killing 33 people on the west bank of Ganga Sagar Dighi in Brahmanbaria on...

Road crash in Brahmanbaria kills 4

Road crash in Brahmanbaria kills 4

At least four people were killed and three injured in a road accident on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Ashuganj upazila of Brahmanbaria today. Two of the deceased were named as Jahangir Hossain Talukder, 28, and Md Nuruzzman, 30, reports our Brahmanbaria correspondent. The accident took place at Shuhagpur village around 1:30pm when a truck hit...

Brahmanbaria boiler blast kills female worker

Brahmanbaria boiler blast kills female worker

A female worker was killed and her two children were injured in a boiler explosion at a rice mill at Sonarampur village in Ashuganj upazila in Brahmanbaria today. The deceased was identified as Amena Begum, 45. Mohammad Abu Zafar, officer-in-charge of Ashuganj Police Station, said Amena sustained burn injuries when a boiler at Bulbul Auto Rice...

11 killed in road mishaps ahead of Eid

11 killed in road mishaps ahead of Eid

At least 11 people were killed and 20 others injured in separate road accidents in Mymensingh, Gaibandha, Rajshahi and Brahmanbaria districts on Sunday. The accidents took place a day before Eid-ul-Azha during the rush of home-goers ahead of the second largest festival of Muslims in the country. 6 killed in Mymensingh Six persons were killed and...

JUDGE IMPEACHMENT BILL

Khaleda threatens tougher movement

Khaleda threatens tougher movement

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today threatened to launch a tougher movement if the government does not scrap the judge impeachment bill. “We have observed only a one-day nationwide hartal in protest against the judge impeachment bill. Please scrap the bill. Otherwise we will launch all necessary programmes against it,” Khaleda warned. She said, “Judges are...

Brahmanbaria bKash agent stabbed, mugged

Brahmanbaria bKash agent stabbed, mugged

Muggers stabbed a bKash sale representative and snatched away Tk 6.5 lakh in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila this morning. Ataur Rahman Junayad, 25, was whisked off to Labaid Hospital in Brahmanbaria, reports our district correspondent. Two muggers on a motorcycle intercepted bKash sales representatives Junayad and Musa Lashari near Niaz Mahmmud Stadium when they were going...

Dangerous stretch

Dangerous stretch

Deadly road accidents on the 40 kilometres of the Dhaka-Sylhet highway stretch from Ashuganj to Sarail upazila in Brahmanbaria have become so frequent over the past few years that it has turned into a death trap.    According to reports published in this newspaper, at least 37 people have been killed in 18 road...

10 killed as bus hits tree

10 killed as bus hits tree

At least 10 people have been killed and 16 others injured after the bus they were travelling in hit a roadside tree at Jhikorgachha in Jessore early yesterday. In another accident, five people were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Brahmanbaria yesterday afternoon. Passengers of the...

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