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War criminal Ghulam Azam dies

War criminal Ghulam Azam dies

Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam has died. The former chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, aged 92, was kept on life support as his physical condition deteriorated. Brigadier (retd) Abdul Mazid Bhuiyan, director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) where Azam was undergoing treatment, on Thursday said Azam died around 10:10pm. His condition deteriorated around 9:00pm. Azam was serving...

Ghulam Azam dies in prison

Ghulam Azam dies in prison

He was the pivot around whom revolved the war crimes in 1971. He led the auxiliary forces that assisted the Pakistan military in committing one of the worst genocide in history. He never repented for his despicable role; on the contrary, he continued his campaign against Bangladesh even after independence.  Finally, a special tribunal...

Ghulam Azam’s body handed over to family

Ghulam Azam’s body handed over to family

The body of convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam who died Thursday night has been handed over to his family. Jail authorities handed over his body around 7:30am today after autopsy at Dhaka Medical College, Tajul Islam, the lawyer of the former Jamaat ameer, told The Daily Star. Ghulam Azam’s son Abdullahil Aman Azmi received the...

Ghulam Azam verdict: SC hearing on appeals starts Dec 2

Ghulam Azam verdict: SC hearing on appeals starts Dec 2

The Supreme Court today fixed December 2 for starting hearing the appeals filed by convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam and the government challenging the verdict that awarded the former Jamaat ameer 90 years’ imprisonment for his wartime offences. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain fixed the...

Piash Karim buried at Banani Graveyard

Piash Karim buried at Banani Graveyard

Piash Karim, a professor of Brac University, was buried at Banani Graveyard in Dhaka this afternoon. His namaz-e-janaza was held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Juma prayers. He was laid to eternal rest around 3:00pm, said Iqbal Chowdhury, a cousin of Piash Karim. Earlier in the morning, the body was taken to his Dhanmondi...

Dhaka seeks info on Burdwan blast

Dhaka seeks info on Burdwan blast

The Bangladesh government today asked its Indian counterpart to share more information of the October 2 bomb blast at Burdwan district in the West Bengal for which the Indian media pointed finger to "militants from Bangladesh". The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a note verbale to the High Commission of India (HCI) this morning. The...

Subhan's trial at next stage

War crimes case against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdus Subhan steps into next stage as the defence yesterday completed cross-examining the last prosecution witness at the International Crimes Tribunal-2. The three-member tribunal led by Justice Obaidul Hassan fixed October 15 for the defence to produce their witnesses. During cross-examination of Noor Hossain, also the second investigation officer in the case, defence counsel Mizanul Islam made a suggestion that Subhan was not involved in the alleged charges brought against him. Noor, the 31st prosecution witness,...

Saradha Scam

India’s NIA to probe 'terror links'

India’s NIA to probe 'terror links'

Investigation into the multi-crore Saradha scam has taken a new dimension with India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) starting an inquiry into allegations that funds could have been channelised to Bangladesh's political party Jamaat-e-Islami, reports an Indian daily. The investigators would also probe a Trinamool Congress MP who might have had some role in channelling...

No midterm polls, no talks with BNP: PM

No midterm polls, no talks with BNP: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out the possibility of any midterm election in Bangladesh and holding any dialogue with BNP, as nothing wrong has happened in the country after the January 5 election. The premier also dismissed the allegation of having an entente by her government with Jamaat-e-Islami that came following the recent...

Hartal affects education, transport

Education, businesses, transport and public life brace for more disruptions as yet another countrywide hartal, this time from dawn to dusk, starts with the Jamaat-e-Islami's 24-hour shutdown drawing to a close this morning. The BNP-led 20-party alliance on Saturday called the 12-hour hartal from this morning to protest the constitutional amendment that empowered parliament to impeach Supreme Court judges for misbehaviour and incapacity. The Jamaat, a key component of the BNP-led combine, observed hartals on Thursday and yesterday, protesting the SC...

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