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2 burnt in Narayanganj petrol bomb attack

2 burnt in Narayanganj petrol bomb attack

A helper and a conductor were burnt as miscreants torched a bus, hurling a petrol bomb in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj early today.  The sabotage took place on the fourth day of 120-hour hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance protesting against the killings of alliance’s leaders and activists in the name of crossfire...

Bombs kill 25 in Libyan town

Bombs kill 25 in Libyan town

At least 25 people have been killed and 30 injured in a multiple bomb attack in the east Libyan town of al-Qubbah, local sources say. Three bombs exploded, targeting a petrol station, a police station and the home of parliamentary speaker Agila Salah, a security source told BBC News. Salah said the attack appeared to...

Worries pile up for people

Worries pile up for people

Life has already been difficult enough due to hartals ruining all the work days in the last two weeks on top of a prolonged blockade. Now they have to put up with another 72-hour shutdown from 6:00am today. Struggling to make up for the days lost, ordinary people say such programmes have nothing to do with their wellbeing, and they want an immediate solution to the political impasse. “The blockade and hartal are being forced upon us. We don't want this. We want peace,” Shahnaz Ahmed, a student of Ideal Law College, said after the BNP-led alliance yesterday called the fresh shutdown. People have to go out to reach their workplaces but...

Taliban storm Pak mosque, kill 19

At least 19 people were killed yesterday in the Pakistani city of Peshawar in a gun and bomb attack on a Shia mosque, the latest sectarian violence to hit the South Asian nation. The Pakistani Taliban, who are fighting against the state to set up a hardline Sunni theocracy, claimed responsibility and said the attack was revenge for Pakistan's crackdown on militants following a December school massacre. Police said armed men broke into the mosque, where people were attending Friday prayers,...

3 injured in crude bomb attacks

3 injured in crude bomb attacks

  At least three people, including two police constables, were injured in separate crude bomb attacks in Dhaka and Khulna this evening. A youth was injured when miscreants exploded some three crude bombs in front of Chhobir Haat at Dhaka University around 7:30pm. Inspector Mozammel Haque, DMCH police camp in-charge, told The Daily Star that Tohar...

Books burnt in Munshiganj petrol bomb attack

Books burnt in Munshiganj petrol bomb attack

Pickets allegedly hurled petrol bombs on a book-laden truck in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj this morning on the second day of the BNP-led 20-party alliance nationwide hartal (shutdown). Around five to 10 percent books loaded on the truck were damaged in the arson attack, reports our Munshiganj correspondent. The Laximpur-bound truck came under the attack...

Cop loses fight for life

After battling for life for 19 days, police constable Shamim Mia died of his wounds at a city hospital yesterday. The 28-year-old suffered injuries to his head while trying to escape a petrol bomb attack on a police bus near the Matsya Bhaban in the capital on January 17. The attack left at least 13 cops injured. Shamim had been on life support at the neurosurgery department of Square Hospital. He passed away at 9:30am, said hospital sources. His death is the first...

Laxmipur arson victim dies

Laxmipur arson victim dies

A man, who suffered burn injuries in a petrol bomb attack in Laxmipur yesterday, died at a local hospital this morning. Hailing from Noakhali, Liton, 30, was burnt along with three other passengers as alleged hartal supporters hurled a petrol bomb at a CNG-run three-wheeler in Laxmipur town around 10:00pm yesterday, reports our Noakhali...

Khaleda's adviser Dudu remanded again

Khaleda's adviser Dudu remanded again

A Dhaka court today placed Shamsuzzaman Dudu, an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, on a four-day remand in a case filed for blasting a crude bomb in Dhaka. The case was filed with Mirpur Police Station on January 10 on charge of blasting a crude bomb targeting policemen with an intention to kill them in the city’s Mirpur-10 intersection on the same day. Metropolitan Magistrate Mahbubur Rahman passed the order when Kamal Hossain, a sub-inspector of Mirpur Police Station and also the investigation officer of the case, produced Dudu before it with a seven-day remand prayer. Arrested on January 11, Dudu was shown arrested in the case a week later.

2 crude bombs hurled at Secretariat

2 crude bombs hurled at Secretariat

Miscreants hurled two crude bombs at the building of Bangladesh Secretariat this morning amid tight security during the 72-hour nationwide hartal. None was hurt in the blasts that took place around 10:45am at Day Care Centre on the ground floor of the secretariat building, our correspondent reported from the spot. The bombs went off with...

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