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53 BNP-Jamaat men held in Khulna

Police detained at least 53 activists of BNP and its key ally, Jamaat-e-Islami, from different parts of Khulna city during a 10-hour drive till this morning. The BNP-Jamaat men were arrested for planning sabotage activities during the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s three-day countrywide hartal starting from tomorrow, said Moniruzzaman Mithu, additional commissioner of Khulna Metropolitan Police. The police official confirmed that no senior leaders were arrested during the drive. The fresh spell of shutdown announced yesterday in protest at “threats from Awami League...

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Hartal called for today in Dhaka, 11 districts

The BNP-led alliance today enforces hartal in 11 districts, including the capital, amid its ongoing nonstop blockade. The 24-hour hartal in the capital would begin from 6:00am while the shutdown in the 11 districts, including Dhaka, would be daylong, the alliance announced yesterday. The programme was announced to protest filing cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and placing her party leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on remand. The other districts are Gazipur, Tangail, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Narayanganj, Narsingdi, Kishoreganj and Mymensingh, Natore and...

Rajshahi college teacher killed in ‘shootout’

Rajshahi college teacher killed in ‘shootout’

A college teacher was killed during a “shootout” involving detectives in Rajshahi city early today. Nurul Islam, 45, a teacher of Islamia Degree College, was a “controller” of armed cadres belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, said Iftekhar Alam, assistant commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police. He was also the owner of...

Azhar appeals against death penalty

Azhar appeals against death penalty

Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general ATM Azharul Islam today challenged the death penalty awarded to him by a war crimes tribunal for his crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971. His lawyer submitted the 90-page appeal along with 2,250 pages of necessary documents with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. The 62-year-old...

2 Shibir cadres beaten up for torching bus in Rajshahi

2 Shibir cadres beaten up for torching bus in Rajshahi

A mob beat up two cadres of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, after they torched a passenger bus in Paba upazila of Rajshahi this evening. Both hands of Moshiur Rahman and Abdul Awal were broken, said Motiar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Poba Police Station, told our Rajshahi correspondent. Police rescued the Shibir cadres from...

Govt to be even tougher to contain violence, warns PM

Govt to be even tougher to contain violence, warns PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today warned BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami again that her government will take even tougher steps if they do not refrain from destructive activities like blockade, killing and arson attacks. "I would like to tell them (BNP-Jamaat) one thing, you must refrain from carrying out such activities (blockade, killing people and arson...

New CJ to lead Mojaheed’s appeal hearing

New CJ to lead Mojaheed’s appeal hearing

The Supreme Court is set tomorrow to start hearing the appeal filed by Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed challenging the death penalty handed down to him for his war crimes. The appeal has been enlisted for hearing as case No-4 in tomorrow’s cause list of a four-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by newly appointed Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. The three other judges of the bench are Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik. On December 3 last year, a five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by incumbent Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain fixed January 14 for...

BNP, Jamaat men among 62 held in 4 dists

BNP, Jamaat men among 62 held in 4 dists

Police picked up 62 people including opposition leaders and activists raiding different places in four districts ahead of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s January 5 rally. Of them, 51 were detained in Jessore, nine in Rangpur, one each in Sylhet and Bagerhat. A tense situation has been prevailing in the capital and elsewhere in the country...

Shibir man bites Barisal cop during scuffle

Shibir man bites Barisal cop during scuffle

A man said to be an activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir today bit the hand of a police constable, who foiled their procession in Barisal city during the Jamaat-e-Islami-sponsored countrywide daylong hartal, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports. Police said Joynal Abedin, constable of special branch of Barisal police, chased the activists of Jamaat and...

Defence disappointed, says will appeal

Defence disappointed, says will appeal

The defence counsel appeared disappointed after a war crimes tribunal handed death to Jamaat-e-Islami assistant secretary general ATM Azharul Islam today. “The tribunal gave Azharul Islam death on three counts based on the evidence presented by the prosecution,” said Tajul Islam, the spokesperson of the defence counsel. “But, it would have been appropriate if those...

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