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7 die as bus hits 3-wheeler in Comilla

7 die as bus hits 3-wheeler in Comilla

At least seven people including two children were killed as a bus rammed a CNG-run three-wheeler on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Chauddagram upazila of Comilla this evening. The accident took place in Noahbazar area around 6:00pm, said Uttam Chakrabarty, officer-in-charge of the Chauddagram Police Station. A Dhaka-bound bus of Unique Paribahan hit the auto-rickshaw from...

3 killed in separate ‘gunfights’

3 killed in separate ‘gunfights’

Three people, including two murder case accused, were killed in separate “gunfights” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and police in Dhaka, Jessore and Comilla early today. Including the three, at least 23 people have been killed this year in “gunfights,” eight in the capital alone, triggering a fresh spate of criticism over “extrajudicial killings”...

14-party 'peace rally' in Comilla on Feb 7

14-party 'peace rally' in Comilla on Feb 7

Awami League-led 14-party alliance will hold a 'peace rally' at Chouddagrama upazila in Comilla on Saturday commemorating the death of seven commoners in an arson attack there. The programme was declared by Mohammad Nasim, spokesperson for the alliance and also the health minister, after a joint meeting at Sheikh Hasina's Dhanmondi office today. Alongside the...

7 killed in yet another mindless arson in Comilla

7 killed in yet another mindless arson in Comilla

In another mindless arson attack, at least seven people were killed and 16 burnt after miscreants petrol-bombed a bus on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Chouddagram upazila of Comilla early today. Five males and two females burnt dead on the spot Six admitted to DMCH, two of them critical Death toll in political violence climbs to 48 Railway...

Truck runs over 2 ‘BNP arsonists’ in Jessore

Truck runs over 2 ‘BNP arsonists’ in Jessore

Two suspected arsonists, allegedly activists of BNP, were run over by a truck in Monirumpur upazila of Jessore district this morning. The deceased were identified as Liton, and Yusuf, both from Monirumpur, our Jessore correspondent reports quoting police. Police said that they rushed to the spot at Begaritola of the upazila hearing the news and...

Tk 1 lakh bounty on Comilla arsonists

Tk 1 lakh bounty on Comilla arsonists

Authorities today announced a Tk 1 lakh reward for information leading to capture of the responsible arsonists who burned seven people alive in Comilla’s Chouddagram. Comilla district superintendent of police, Tutul Chakraborty, announced the reward from a protest rally arranged near the accident site, reports a correspondent from Comilla. At least seven people were killed...

Shipping minister demands immediate arrest of Khaleda

Shipping minister demands immediate arrest of Khaleda

Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan today demanded immediate arrest of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and urged the prime minister to undertake steps in this regard for the sake of country. “We would like to urge Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to arrest Khaleda Zia and take legal action against her for the interest of the country’s...

Petrol bomb attacks turn deadly: 24 dead so far

Petrol bomb attacks turn deadly: 24 dead so far

It has appeared as a new terror tactic in Bangladesh’s rogue politics. You are travelling on a bus at night and suddenly from a dark corner somebody throws a petrol bomb. It takes only a few seconds for the whole vehicle to go up in flames, burning those inside. Nobody is caught, no-one takes responsibility. Only the victims suffer excruciating pain and death. In such terror petrol bomb attacks at least 24 people were so far killed and 153 injured in the last 28 days across the country since the BNP-led 20-party alliance-enforced blockade. Seven people, the highest number in a single terror attack, were killed in Comilla while the second highest death count...

2 hurt in Dhaka crude bomb blast

2 hurt in Dhaka crude bomb blast

Two more innocents became victims of a crude bomb blast in Old Dhaka today during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s second day of hartal on top of a spell of countrywide blockade. Thirty-two-year-old rickshaw-puller Abdul Malek and another man Md Ali, 25, were hit by the blasts at Nawabpur area on the way to Chawkbazar, the victims told The Daily Star. Attending treatments at Dhaka Medical College Hospital bandaged on the head, they cursed their fate. Doctors say the rickshaw-puller was hit close to his head, but the injury spared his eyes. None of their wounds were very grave. •           Bombs blasted near Dhaka court •           26 BNP, Jamaat, Shibir men held in Dhaka •           21 held...

Stray blasts, arsons mark hartal

Stray blasts, arsons mark hartal

Stray incidents of arson, vandalism and crude blasts marred the first day of the 72-hour nationwide hartal of the BNP-led 20-party alliance today. Commencing from 6:00am this morning on top of the blockade, that entered 27th day today, at least six vehicles were torched and three others vandalised throughout the country. In Dhaka, miscreants managed...

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