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Shun violence for talks, Inu tells BNP

Shun violence for talks, Inu tells BNP

BNP-led 20-party will have to shun violence for talks, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said today reiterating the government’s stand over the prevailing political impasse. However, he ruled out any immediate possibility of dialogue, pushed by different quarters of the society, and asserted that the stalemate will be “resolved on the streets”. “Khaleda Zia can...

Shell-shocked Khaleda locks herself in office

Shell-shocked Khaleda locks herself in office

Shell-shocked by the death news of her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia kept herself locked inside her Gulshan office this afternoon. “She is too much shocked that she did not talk to anybody and remains insider her office keeping the door closed,” said BNP leader Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman. Lt...

2 more arson victims die at DMCH

2 more arson victims die at DMCH

Two people who were critically burnt in separate arson attacks in Savar and Bogra succumbed to their wounds in Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Friday. Zakir Hosssain, 13, and Abdur Rahim, 36, died at the burn unit of DMCH early today and around 10:00am respectively, report our Savar and Bogra correspondents. Including the...

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...

3 die under trains in Dhaka, Tongi

3 die under trains in Dhaka, Tongi

Three people died under the wheels of separate trains in Dhaka’s Kuril Biswaroad area and Tongi today on the last day of the Biswa Ijtema. Only one of the deceased could be primarily identified as Harun, 40. He was on his way to attend the Akheri Munazat of Ijtema, police said. Two persons were crushed...

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...

193 women, children trafficked thru Benapole border: Survey

193 women, children trafficked thru Benapole border: Survey

At least 193 women and children were trafficked illegally to India through different bordering areas in Benapole of Jessore last year. Moreover, 271 people were killed in Benapole in the outgoing year 2014 giving a clear manifestation of the deterioration of law and order. The above information was revealed by a survey conducted by Human...

Road crash death toll soars by 1,420

Road crash death toll soars by 1,420

At least 6,582 people died in road accidents across the country in 2014, marking a rise by over a quarter, or 1,420 deaths, from the previous year's toll, reveals a survey of Nirapad Sarak Chai. The casualties increased despite the government's several moves to ensure road safety--drives against unfit vehicles, repair of spots with engineering faults, and awareness building. Nirapad Sarak Chai pointed out reckless driving, untrained drivers, poor traffic management, lack of public awareness and law enforcement as major causes of the accidents. In 2013, the death toll was 5,162, according to the report revealed at Dhaka Reporters Unity yesterday. Nirapad Sarak Chai has been campaigning for road safety since 1993. Of...

Appoint spokesperson for rescue operations

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the home ministry to designate a spokesperson, who will brief the media from time to time in situations like the rescue operation of four-year-old Jihad, who died in a deep well on Friday. In such cases, the media and people flock to the scene, breaking the concentration of the rescue team, she was quoted as saying at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) in NEC auditorium. Hasina expressed astonishment...

Jihad's Death In Well

MJF seeks fair probe, justice

Manusher Jonno Foundation, an organisation working on human rights and governance issues, and its 17 associate child rights groups, yesterday demanded a fair investigation into the incident and exemplary punishment for those responsible for the tragic death of four-year-old Jihad. In a statement, MJF expressed its concern at, what it said, the negligence of the authorities concerned and irresponsibility in rescuing Jihad from a well. The statement signed by MJF Executive Director Shaheen Anam said the expertise and responsibility of the...

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