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Pluralism can stop genocide

Pluralism can stop genocide

Genocide, a crime created by the state, may be prevented by adopting policies to integrate different socio-economic classes, religions and cultures into society, Argentine genocide scholar Daniel Feierstien told a colloquium at Dhaka University yesterday. He gave the observation in reply to questions from the audience. The aim of genocide, he said, is to transform...

1 more succumbs to mindless arson

1 more succumbs to mindless arson

One more innocent commoner succumbed today to the gruesome firebomb attack, raising the death toll arising from political violence to 76 this year. The deceased, Mohammad Jahangir Alam, 35, from Bogra, died around 6:30am in the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Mozammel Haque, inspector of the police camp concerned with the hospital...

Case filed over Avijit Roy’s killing

Case filed over Avijit Roy’s killing

A case has been filed accusing anonymous assailants of the brutal killing of writer and blogger Avijit Roy last night at Dhaka University area. Victim’s father Ajay Roy, a physics teacher at the University of Dhaka, filed the lawsuit against unidentified assailants with the police station around 9:15am today, Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station told The Daily Star Online. However, he did not tell how many people were accused in the case. “Detective Branch (DB) of police have already begun their investigation to find the motive of the killing and arrest of the culprits involved," the OC added. Assailants brutally hacked blogger Avijit Roy and his wife Rafida Ahmed Banna last...

8 killed in US shootings

8 killed in US shootings

Eight people are dead and one person has been injured after a series of shootings in south-central Missouri overnight. Police made the discoveries at five different homes in or near the city of Tyrone. Authorities believe that they found the body of the shooter in a parked car near one of the crime scenes. Residents reported...

16 firebombs recovered in Ctg, Bhola

16 firebombs recovered in Ctg, Bhola

Law enforcers today recovered 16 firebombs and seven crude bombs in separate drives in Chittagong and Bhola. In a similar drive, at least 18 alleged activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami were detained in Dhaka for their involvement in subversive activities in 24 hours until this morning. Fifteen of the detainees belong to BNP while rest...

5 crude bombs blasted at RU, 3 held

5 crude bombs blasted at RU, 3 held

Five crude bombs were blasted at Rajshahi University today, triggering panic among students during the first day of a campus strike sponsored by Islami Chhtra Shibir. However, none were injured in the incident, reports our RU correspondent. Three persons were held in connection to the blasts. A crude bomb was exploded on the third floor...

5 JMB men get death for killing prosecutor

5 JMB men get death for killing prosecutor

A Jhalakathi court today handed death to five members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) for killing a public prosecutor in 2007. Additional district judge of Jhalakathi passed the order in the case this afternoon for killing advocate Haider Hossain on April 11, 2007, reports our Jhalakathi correspondent. The convicts are: Murad Hossain, Amir Hossain, Tanvir Hossain, Belal Hossain and Sagir Hossain. Among them, Belal and Sagir remain absconding from beginning of the trial of the case.

Youth held for stoning Khaleda’s office

Youth held for stoning Khaleda’s office

Detectives detained a “furious” young man for hurling a stone targeting the building of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office in Dhaka this afternoon. A team of police’s Detective Branch picked up Poran, 24, from outside of the main entrance during the act around 1:30pm, eyewitnesses and journalists present there said. Talking to reporters, Poran...

3 killed in separate ‘gunfights’

3 killed in separate ‘gunfights’

Three people, including two murder case accused, were killed in separate “gunfights” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and police in Dhaka, Jessore and Comilla early today. Including the three, at least 23 people have been killed this year in “gunfights,” eight in the capital alone, triggering a fresh spate of criticism over “extrajudicial killings”...

RU Shibir leader, Jessore Jamaat man killed in encounters

RU Shibir leader, Jessore Jamaat man killed in encounters

An activist of the Jamaat-e-Islami and a leader of its student affiliate Islami Chhatra Shibir of the Rajshahi University unit were killed in separate encounters with police today. Shahabuddin Mufid, information secretary of the RU Shibir unit, was killed when police opened live gunfire on crude bomb-wielding Shibir men in Rajshahi city this morning. The...

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