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Buses torched in Tantibazar, Gulistan

Buses torched in Tantibazar, Gulistan

A bus was set afire by unidentified miscreants at Tantibazar in Old Dhaka this morning. The arson attack took place amid the nationwide blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.

Daughter of Ittefaq’s ex-acting editor found dead in Dhaka

The daughter of late Akhtarul Alam, former acting editor of daily Ittefaq, was found dead at her Rampura residence in Dhaka today. The body of Fahmida Akhtar, 50, was found with her hands and legs tied up with rope, an official of the Rampura Police Station told The Daily Star seeking anonymity. The motive of the murder could not be ascertained but police place the time of murder sometime last night. An investigation into the incident is underway. Further detail in this...

Hartal peaceful in Dhaka

Hartal peaceful in Dhaka

BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal (shutdown) in 11 districts, including Dhaka, is underway peacefully in the capital with no major untoward incident reported. No picketing was reported from the districts till filing of this report at 10:30am. For the capital, the hartal has been called for 24 hours on top of the countrywide blockade of the 20-party combine that entered 24th day today. In Dhaka city, public vehicles were seen with buses of Motijheel, Gulistan, Jatrabari, Sayedabad, Gulshan, Uttara and Mirpur routes plying on roads. Private cars were also seen plying in plenty numbers. Most of the shops and establishments were open. Office-goers were seen in their usual routine packing buses and other...

Khaleda mourning, skips court hearing

Khaleda mourning, skips court hearing

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today skipped a Dhaka court's hearing on the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases citing her mental state following the death of her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko. After accepting two adjournment petitions filed by the defence, Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the Special Judge Court-3 fixed...

36 madrasa youths held in Dhaka

36 madrasa youths held in Dhaka

Police detained at least 36 youths from a dormitory of a madrasa in Mir Hazaribagh of Dhaka early today ahead of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal. They are all students of Tamirul Millat Kamil Madrasa, said Dr Abu Eusuf, vice principal of the educational institution. “Twelve among them are candidates of Dakhil tests, equivalent...

Ershad again calls for dialogue

Ershad again calls for dialogue

Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad today once again called upon the leaders of different political parties to sit together to put an end to the prevailing political crisis of the country. “Peace will not be established in the country if we failed to sit together for talks,” he said while speaking at a...

Govt auditors take bribe up to Tk 5 lakh

Govt auditors take bribe up to Tk 5 lakh

Auditors of the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG) take at least Tk 10,000 to Tk 5 lakh as bribes while conducting audit, according to a research of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB). Candidates have to pay between Tk 3 lakh and Tk 5 lakh to get a job as auditors, junior auditors...

President orders stern steps against arsonists

President orders stern steps against arsonists

Terming those involved in the killing of innocent people by launching petrol bomb and arson attacks as enemy of democracy, humanity and civilisation, President Abdul Hamid has asked the law enforcement agencies to take strict legal measures against them. "I'm deeply shocked along with the countrymen over killing of innocent people by throwing petrol bombs and launching arson attacks on motor vehicles . . . those who are involved in it are enemy of democracy, humanity and civilization and I urge the law enforcement personnel to take strong legal steps against them," the president said while address a programme organised as part of ongoing 'Police Week 2015' at Bangabhaban in...

9 injured in Dhaka crude bomb blasts

9 injured in Dhaka crude bomb blasts

At least nine people were injured in crude bomb blasts in New Market area of Dhaka this evening on the 24th day of the BNP-led alliance’s nonstop countrywide blockade. They received treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Assistant Sub-Inspector Sentu Das of DMCH Police Camp told The Daily Star.  Suspected blockaders hurled at least six...

Zubair murder verdict Feb 4

Zubair murder verdict Feb 4

A Dhaka court will deliver its verdict in Jahangirnagar University student Zubair Ahmed murder case on February 4. On completion of the arguments from the prosecution and defence, Judge ABM Nizamul Haque of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 fixed the date for the delivery of the judgment. The court also cancelled the bail of seven, out...

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