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Govt’s fall imminent: BNP

Govt’s fall imminent: BNP

BNP today accused the government of indulging in a killing spree and planning to portray the country’s prevailing political crisis as a militant issue. “The government’s evil efforts to project Bangladesh as a militant country before the world have already gone in vain. Now it is counting time to meet its severe downfall,” BNP...

Turkey protests over murder of woman for ‘resisting rape’

Turkey protests over murder of woman for ‘resisting rape’

Thousands of women in Turkey have protested at the murder of a young woman who allegedly resisted an attempt by a bus driver to rape her. Police discovered the burnt body of Ozgecan Aslan, 20, in a riverbed in the city of Mersin, on Friday. They have arrested three men in connection with her death...

BNP gives ‘crossfire’ victim names to HR groups

BNP gives ‘crossfire’ victim names to HR groups

The BNP-led 20-party alliance today sent a list of its leaders and activists who have been killed by law enforcers in the last one month to different international human rights groups and foreign missions in Dhaka.   Sources in the alliance said it had also urged the human rights organisations to carry out investigations...

Patuakhali BNP leader stabbed dead

Patuakhali BNP leader stabbed dead

A local BNP leader in Patuakhali was stabbed to death this afternoon over previous feud regarding land dispute, police say. The deceased, Monirul Islam Talukder, 40, was general secretary of BNP Chakamoiya union under Kalapara upazila, reports our Patuakhali correspondent. Around four unidentified men attacked and stabbed Monirul critically around 4:00pm on his way to...

Cops capable of killing 2 against one murder: DIG

Cops capable of killing 2 against one murder: DIG

Policemen are capable of killing two people if a person is murdered, the deputy inspector general of Chittagong range said today. Shafiqul Islam was addressing a view-exchange meeting at Chouddagram High School in Comilla as chief guest, where seven people were burnt alive in a mindless arson attack yesterday. Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-11 organised the meeting on control of violence and law and order situation, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. At the meeting, the DIG urged local people to guard the highways. Superintendent of Police in Comilla Tutul Chakravarty presided over the meeting where Deputy Commissioner Hasanuzzaman Kollol, Additional Director General of Rapid Action Battalion Col Zia and Commander of Border Guard...

183 Brotherhood supporters get death sentence in Egypt

183 Brotherhood supporters get death sentence in Egypt

An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists. The men were convicted of playing a role in the killings of 16 policemen in the town of Kardasa in August 2013 during the...

Khaleda sued for murder of 42 during blockade

Khaleda sued for murder of 42 during blockade

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and three other BNP leaders were sued in Dhaka today for allegedly killing 42 people during the BNP-led 20-party combine-enforced anti-government movement since January 5. The other accused are: BNP standing committee member Rafiqul Islam Mia, BNP vice chairman Shamser Mobin Chowdhury and pro-BNP intellectual Prof Emajuddin Ahmed. After hearing the...

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The depravity and desperation

DISCERNING observers would agree that we are passing through excruciating times, ravages of which will surely have deep repercussions on our society for long. Responsible people dressed in formal authority are imploring for extreme actions, being oblivious of the deadly consequences. Some are pleading for summary actions beyond the ambit of law. All these are happening in the name of protecting the citizens of the republic whose miseries continue to multiply with each passing day. The much talked about issuance...

All 43 Mexico students are dead: Investigators

All 43 Mexico students are dead: Investigators

Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general said Tuesday. It was the first time Jesus Murillo Karam said definitely that all were dead, even though Mexican authorities have DNA identification for only...

‘Gunfight’ in Dhaka again, JCD leader killed

‘Gunfight’ in Dhaka again, JCD leader killed

In the second successive “gunfight” inside Dhaka for the second day in a row, a leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal was killed in a “shootout” with detectives early today. Nuruzzaman Johnny, 30, was JCD general secretary of Khilgaon unit, Abdus Sattar, office secretary of the central party, confirms The Daily Star. In protest, JCD called...

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