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US envoy to SKorea in knife attack

US envoy to SKorea in knife attack

The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, has been injured by a knife-wielding attacker in Seoul. Lippert, 42, was attending a breakfast meeting when he was slashed on his face and left hand. He was taken to hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening. The attacker, a 55-year-old man with a history of militant Korean...

Blast in Procession

Khaleda among 14 accused

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 13 others of her party men have been sued for a crude bomb attack on a procession led by Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Monday. At least eight people were injured in the attack on the procession at Gulshan-2 in the capital. Ismail Hossain Bachchu, general secretary of Dhaka District Transport Workers' Union, on Monday night filed the case with Gulshan Police Station, accusing Khaleda and others of instigating the attack, said police. The other accused include...

Arson, bomb attack on vehicles continue

Arson, bomb attack on vehicles continue

Two more petrol bomb victims died of their injuries yesterday raising the death toll to 68 since the political violence sparked early last month. Abul Kalam Azad, 40, who was injured in a petrol bomb attack in Gaibandha Friday night, died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital yesterday afternoon. Truck helper Hasib, 30, who was injured...

Savagery goes on, claims 4 lives

Four people including a child and a woman were burnt alive and at least 30 injured in yet another grisly arson attack on a passenger bus in Gaibandha last night. The attack, which comes hard on the heels of Tuesday's bus arson in Comilla that left eight people dead, was carried out allegedly by pro-blockade pickets. Of the injured, eleven burn victims were rushed to Rangpur Medical College Hospital while the rest were taken to Gaibandha Sadar Hospital, reports our Gaibandha...

7 burnt alive

7 burnt alive

It was around four in the morning. Most of the passengers of the Icon Paribahan bus heading for Dhaka from Cox's Bazar were asleep, having no idea about the horrors that lurked ahead. As the bus reached Chouddagram in Comilla, alleged blockaders hurled a petrol bomb at it. And in no time, the vehicle erupted...

Highschool principal on 14-day remand in Jatrabari arson cases

A highschool principal was placed on a 14-day remand by a Dhaka court yesterday in three cases filed centring Friday's arson attack on a bus in Jatrabari that left 28 people seriously burnt. Meanwhile, 25 people were arrested after Jatrabari, Demra and Kadamtali police raided some 100 houses and establishments centring the attack. The charges were over subversive activities, assault and obstruction on police from discharging duties, and the torching and injuries. Apart from being a teacher at AK High School in...

Motorcyclists can’t carry passengers

Motorcyclists can’t carry passengers

The government today banned motorcyclists from carrying passengers until further notice following arson by drive-by miscreants amid political turmoil in the country. The order from Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges came this afternoon, four days after two Eden College girls were burned in a drive-by arson attack near Jatiya Sangsad in Dhaka during...

News Analysis

Enough, no?

An office is locked, a blockade is called, death and destruction follow. But today we begin with Selina Begum, a blind and widowed mother, who lost her only child in an arson attack on Sunday. We begin with Selina because, we hope, our prime minister and our opposition party leader are mother enough to be able to grasp the pain of losing a child, the only child that is. When Sohagh, just 18, set out for his first day at...

2 Eden girls burnt in Dhaka drive-by arson

2 Eden girls burnt in Dhaka drive-by arson

Two students of Eden College were burnt in another mindless arson attack in Dhaka’s Khejur Bagan near Jatiya Sangsad today during BNP-led 20-party’s countrywide blockade. The victims were Sharmin Akter and Sathi Akter, first-year students of Islamic Studies under National University. They were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. One Maymuna Akhter, a friend accompanying...

World In Words

Free speech for all

Free speech for all

The attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo was an assault on democracy, on freedom, and on the ideals that underpin all free societies. As we face the forces of extremism and terror, we must have the courage to speak up for those ideals and to safeguard the right to say what we...

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