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36 madrasa youths held in Dhaka

36 madrasa youths held in Dhaka

Police detained at least 36 youths from a dormitory of a madrasa in Mir Hazaribagh of Dhaka early today ahead of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal. They are all students of Tamirul Millat Kamil Madrasa, said Dr Abu Eusuf, vice principal of the educational institution. “Twelve among them are candidates of Dakhil tests, equivalent...

Govt yet to exert full might to clamp violence: Minister

Govt yet to exert full might to clamp violence: Minister

The government is yet to enforce its full might to clamp down on anarchy and violence in the name of blockades and hartals, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan said today. “The effort to resist violence did not fail. The government is yet to exert its full strength in this regard. Violence is only reported from...

Prothom Alo editor gets bail in Jhalakathi case

Prothom Alo editor gets bail in Jhalakathi case

Bangla daily Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman was granted bail today and excused from appearing for hearings in a Jhalakathi case filed over religious incitement. Matiur Rahman appeared before the court around 11:00am this morning, following an arrest warrant issued against him for failure to appear upon multiple summonses, and attended the hearing sessions...

‘Criminal’ killed in Comilla ‘gunfight’ with Rab

‘Criminal’ killed in Comilla ‘gunfight’ with Rab

An alleged criminal was killed in a “gunfight” with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla early today, police said. Rab alleged Soleman Uddin Jisan, 32, son of late Abu Bakar from Laxmipur Sadar upazila, died in the gunfight around 4:00am, our Comilla correspondent reports quoting Anamul Haque, a sub-inspector...

4 IS militants on 5-day remand

4 IS militants on 5-day remand

A Dhaka court today placed four Islamic State militant group leaders including its ‘Bangladesh coordinator’ on a five-day remand. Metropolitan Magistrate Mizanur Rahman passed the order after the Detectives Branch of police produced them before the court with a 10-day remand. Earlier in the day, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) claimed arrest of the four Middle...

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...

‘Arsonist’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab at Kansat

‘Arsonist’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab at Kansat

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claimed to have killed an “arsonist” in a “gunfight” at Kansat of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj early today. BNP claims the victim as its own 48-hour shutdown called from Sunday The victim was Matiur Rahman, 35, son of Unsar Ali from Shibganj, our local correspondent reports quoting Maj Kamruzzaman, Rab-5 camp commander...

Chhatra Dal leader killed in Noakhali

Chhatra Dal leader killed in Noakhali

A local leader of BNP’s student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) was killed and another person hacked and shot in separate incidents of Sonaimuri upazila in Noakhali during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide blockade. The deceased was identified as Morshed Alam Parvez, 24, secretary of JCD ward no 3 in Sonaimuri union and son of...

Ctg Shibir man crushed under truck while trying to torch it

Ctg Shibir man crushed under truck while trying to torch it

An activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir has been crushed under the wheels of a truck in Chittagong which he was trying to torch the vehicle while a Jubo League man was beaten to death by blockaders in Feni. Our Chittagong correspondent reports, Zobayer, 21, and a Shibir man, came under the wheels of a...

Mir Nasir, 21 other BNP men gets HC bail

Mir Nasir, 21 other BNP men gets HC bail

The High Court today granted anticipatory bail to 22 BNP leaders and activists including Mir Mohammad Nasir Uddin and Taimur Alam Khandker for four weeks in two separate cases. The court granted them bail after hearing separate bail petitions filed by the accused. Nasir got bail in a defamation suit filed by freedom fighter Shawkat Ali Khan alias Sundar Khan from Gopalganj, because the BNP leader was present at the programme where BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman termed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman “a top Razakar” on December 16 last year. The case was filed with the court of chief judicial magistrate in Gopalganj on December 22, AKM Ehsanur Rahman, a lawyer for...

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