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Bus driver hurt in Karwan Bazar crude bomb blast

Bus driver hurt in Karwan Bazar crude bomb blast

A bus driver was injured as miscreants hurled at least two crude bombs at the vehicle at Karwar Bazar in Dhaka this morning during the 36-hour nationwide hartal (shutdown) enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. Driver Sarbat Ali, 35, received treatment from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, said Inspector Mozammel Hossain, camp in-charge of...

Sabotage derails train in Brahmanbaria

Sabotage derails train in Brahmanbaria

A train derailed in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila today after saboteurs removed sections of railway track during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s blockade and hartal. Dhaka’s rail link with Chittagong and Sylhet snapped after six bogies of the Sylhet-bound Joyantika Express derailed in Pagachong area around 2:10pm, Sayedur Rahman, assistant director of Bangladesh Railway, told The Daily...

Petrol bomb attack in Demra bus burns 28 passengers

Petrol bomb attack in Demra bus burns 28 passengers

At least 28 passengers including a woman sustained burn injuries as miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus in Konapara of Demra, Dhaka this evening on the 17th day of BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide blockade. The injured, in total of 30 people, were taken to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and...

Rice goes up by Tk 3 a kg

Rice goes up by Tk 3 a kg

Rice prices are going up in the two major cities -- Dhaka and Chittagong -- as the BNP-led alliance's nationwide blockade continues to disrupt supply. Prices of all types of rice have risen by up to Tk 3 a kg in both wholesale and retail markets in the two cities, home to over two...

Yet another bloody day sees 2 killed

Yet another bloody day sees 2 killed

Two more lives were lost and at least 43 people were burnt yesterday as arson attacks on vehicles continued across the country on the 18th day of the indefinite blockade enforced by the BNP-led alliance. Taking the death toll to 30 in the violence since January 5, a truck helper and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver died yesterday in attacks by blockade supporters. Apart from the gruesome bus arson in the capital that burned at least 28 people, eight more including three women and two children were burnt as a bus was fire-bombed in Rajshahi last night. In another incident, alleged blockaders threw Molotov cocktails on a truck escorted by four policemen in...

It'll be govt's political funeral

The BNP yesterday came down heavily on the lawmakers who had clamoured in parliament for arresting the chief of the party, Khaleda Zia. “It seems parliament has been turned into a club house of the Awami League-led grand alliance government where a competition for abusing the Zia family is underway,” party Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said in a statement. The BNP leader also said arresting Khaleda at a time when the protesters were “taking to the streets despite the...

28 burnt in city bus arson

28 burnt in city bus arson

In one of the worst arson attacks on public transport, at least 28 people suffered burns as two petrol bombs thrown by suspected blockaders exploded inside a bus at the capital's Jatrabari last night. Most of the passengers got their faces and necks burnt and suffered inhalation injuries.  Nine victims -- one with 48 percent...

Rab announces reward for anarchists’ arrest

Rab announces reward for anarchists’ arrest

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today announced Tk 10,000 to Tk 1 lakh reward for helping the elite force in arresting anarchists to contain political violence. “Identity of the informers will not be disclosed,” Rab Director General Benazir Ahmed said while addressing a press briefing at Rab headquarters in the morning. The Rab chief came up...

FEAR OF INFECTION

DMCH burn unit restricts visitors

DMCH burn unit restricts visitors

The authorities of the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital today limited visitors to the burn unit to prevent infections in arson victims undergoing treatment there. “Defying an already existing restriction on visitors, many people are rushing to the unit everyday to see the victims,” said Dr Samanta Lal Sen, adviser of the burn unit. Considering...

3 ‘petrol bomb throwers’ beaten up at Fatullah

3 ‘petrol bomb throwers’ beaten up at Fatullah

A mob beat up three alleged miscreants after they hurled a petrol bomb at a passenger bus in Fatullah area of Narayanganj this afternoon. A group of some 10 arsonists waylaid a bus on Dhaka-Narayanganj highway around 1:00pm, said Manjur Quader, officer-in-charge of Narayanganj Sadar Model Police Station. The attackers then hurled a petrol bomb...

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