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Khaleda threatens tougher movement

JUDGE IMPEACHMENT BILL

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...

Brahmanbaria road crash kills 5

Brahmanbaria road crash kills 5

At least five people were killed when a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Sarail upazila of Brahmanbaria this afternoon. Ali Arshad, officer-in-charge of Sarail Police Station, told The Daily Star Online that a Dhaka-bound truck from Sylhet collided with an oncoming auto-rickshaw around 3:15pm. Five passengers of the CNG-run auto-rickshaw...

Brahmanbaria OC asked to lodge FIR against Rab men

Brahmanbaria OC asked to lodge FIR against Rab men

A Brahmanbaria court today asked police to lodge the first information report (FIR) against seven Rab men in connection with the killing of a businessman. After a hearing, Senior Judicial Magistrate Nazmun Nahar asked Rupok Kumar, officer-in-charge of Nabinagar Police Station, to lodge the FIR, reports our Brahmanbaria correspondent.  Shahnur Alam, 43, died at a hospital after being allegedly tortured in the custody of the elite force. Mehedi Hasan, brother of the victim, filed the case on June 1. The accused members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) include Maj AZM Shakib Siddiqui, commander of crime prevention company (CPC)-3 of Rab-14. In the case statement, Mehedi alleged that some Rab-14 members tortured Shahnur at...

9 Rab men sued for torture, killing

Nine Rab men have been sued for murder by the family of a businessman who died in a hospital after being allegedly tortured in the custody of the elite force in Brahmanbaria. The accused Rab men include Maj AZM Shakib Siddiqui, commander of crime prevention company (CPC)-3 of Rab-14. The case was filed with a Brahmanbaria court yesterday.   Senior Judicial Magistrate Nazmun Nahar fixed Wednesday for next hearing, after advocate Khairul Anam moved the case on behalf of the victim's family....

BRAHMANBARIA BUSINESSMAN

9 Rab men sued for murder

9 Rab men sued for murder

A murder case was filed today against nine members of Rab-14 including a company commander and two others for torturing a businessman of Brahmanbaria, leading to his death seven days into capture. In the case statement filed with Brahmanbaria Magistrate’s Court, victim’s brother Mehdi Hasan alleged that the Rapid Action Battalion members tortured Shahriar...

Mostly Hindus in 22 villages killed

Another eyewitness yesterday linked Syed Mohammad Qaisar to a mass killing in 22 villages in Brahmanbaria that left more than a hundred people, mostly Hindus, dead on November 15, 1971. Alleged founder of Qaisar Bahini and a member of a Peace Committee, Qaisar, his cohorts, and the Pakistani army had carried out a synchronised attack on the Hindu majority villages following a meeting attended, among others, by the accused, said Abdul Matin alias Jamal, a freedom fighter from Nasirnagar in...

Dhaka-Ctg rail service halted for 5hrs

Dhaka-Ctg rail service halted for 5hrs

Railway service between Dhaka-Chittagong and Chittagong-Sylhet routes remained suspended for nearly five hours as a freight train derailed in Akhaura upazila of Brahmanbaria today. Dhaka to Chandpur and Dhaka to Noakhali railway communication also came to a halt for the hours as trains of the routes move through the same railway track, said Abdul...

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